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AGM 2022

AGM 2022

Hello Grad Students!

We will hold our 2022 Annual General Meeting – the GSS’s most important formal meeting of the year – on Tuesday, February 8 at 5pm. Once again this year, we will have to hold this meeting online, via Zoom.

The meeting is open to all members in good standing of the Society, i.e., all currently enrolled (not on leave) graduate students at SFU. Virtual doors open at 4:45 pm.

To obtain the Zoom link to attend this meeting, all members must RSVP in advance, by clicking on this link. Only members in good standing who RSVPed in advance and remain until the end of the meeting will be eligible for prizes.

The draft agenda for this meeting may be found below. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email our Director of Internal Relations at internal@sfugradsociety.ca.

We look forward to “seeing” you at the AGM!

AGM 2022 Agenda

1. Call to Order

2. Land Acknowledgement
We are gathering on the shared traditional territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the unceded territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), Tsleil-Waututh, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Kwikwetlem, Semiahmoo, Tsawwassen, Katzie, Kwantlen, Qayqayt, and numerous Stó:lō First Nations.

3. Appointment of Speaker
Motion:
      Be It Resolved That the assembled GSS members appoint Conny Lin as Speaker of the 2022 AGM.

 4. Appointment of Secretary
Motion:
      Be It Resolved That the assembled GSS members appoint Carol-Anne Nicol as Secretary of the 2022 AGM.

5. Declaration of Quorum (full or functional)

6. Adoption of the Agenda
Motion:
      Be It Resolved That
the assembled GSS members adopt the agenda of the February 8, 2022 AGM, as circulated (or amended).

7. Approval of the February 23, 2021 AGM Minutes
Motion:
      Be It Resolved That
the assembled GSS members adopt the February 23, 2021 AGM minutes, as circulated (or amended).

8. Reports: 

a. GSS Annual Report 2020-2021

b. Auditor’s report
Motion:
 .    Be It Resolved That
the assembled GSS members give speaking privileges to Gary Wozny of Tompkins Wozny LLP to present the GSS’s audited Financial Statements for the 2020-2021 Fiscal year.

c. Question Period 

9. New Business:

a. Receiving the GSS’s audited Financial Statements for the 2020-2021 Fiscal Year [unapproved draft until received at AGM]
Motion:
      Be It Resolved That the assembled GSS members receive the audited financial statements for the 2020-2021 Fiscal Year, as approved by Graduate Council on January 11, 2022.

b. Appointment of the auditor for the 2021‐2022 Fiscal Year
Motion:
      Be It Resolved That
the assembled GSS members appoint Gary Wozny of Tompkins Wozny LLP as auditor of the GSS for the 2022-2023 Fiscal Year.

c. Receiving and approving of regulations approved by Graduate Council since February 1, 2021
Motion:
      Be It Resolved That the assembled GSS members receive and approve the regulations approved by the Graduate Council since February 1, 2021.
[The policy and regulation changes made by Graduate Council since February 1, 2021 can be found here.]

10. Presentation:

a. Guest Speaker:
We will holding a conversation around the GSS’s “Demand Your Rights” campaign, building upon the momentum created by our Know Your Rights Guide. The campaign is being initiated after a year of organizing with groups of students from several academic departments to collectively raise concerns about issues students are experiencing and their inability to get them adequately resolved. Our facilitator for this session is Chantelle Spicer, a former SFU graduate student who was instrumental in creating this tool and who is now the Director of Engagement at the Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group (SFPIRG).
Motion:
      Be It Resolved That
the assembled GSS members give speaking privileges to Chantelle Spicer, Director of Engagement at SFPIRG.

11. Announcements:

a. Prize draw for attendees

b. Spring 2022 GSS Elections

12. Adjournment