Agenda- February 22, 2017

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Call to order Territorial Acknowledgement Roll Call Approval of Minutes from February 8th Approval of the Agenda Procedural Question and Answer Announcements Statement from the AUS Executive New Business Motion to Impeach Arts Representative to SSMU Motion to Amend Equity Policy By-Laws Motion to Approve Question Regarding ASEF Motion to Approve ASEF Decisions Motion to approve AUIF Allocations 9. Question …

Follow Up Statement Regarding Arts Rep to SSMU

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The AUS as an organization, pursuant to its Equity Policy, “has a responsibility as representative service provider to undergraduate students enrolled in the Faculty of Arts, a diverse membership, to conduct itself by the highest standards of respect, fairness, integrity, safety, and equitable treatment for all persons”. Our previous statement, specifically designed to condemn a suggestion of violence, clearly resonated …

Statement Regarding Arts Representative to SSMU

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The AUS does not support racism, sexism, or prejudice in any form. We are, as a society, committed to equity and inclusivity. We do not condone the use of violence for any purpose. The recent concerns regarding Igor Sadikov, an Arts Representative to SSMU, are legitimate. We regret that any member of our community felt alienated by a member of …

AUS Council Summary January 25

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At this week’s AUS meeting we had a presentation on Robert’s Rules of Order, plus welcomed all the new departmental exec for the semester. We also approved the composition of membership for the Arts Student Employment Fund Committee and the SNAX committee. We also discussed the upcoming AUS elections, council in favour of candidates having to meet with the incumbent …

AUS Council Summary January 11

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At the first AUS meeting of the semester we confirmed the dates for the winter general election, and discussed our larger plans for the semester. The VP Academic also discussed the proposed changes to the Arts Student Employment Fund Bylaws, which deal with funding Professors receive to hire student researchers!

AUS Approves Motion to Support AMUSE

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At its Legislative Council meeting of October 19, 2016, the Arts Undergraduate Society of McGill University (AUS) endorsed the collective bargaining demands of the Association of McGill University Support Employees (AMUSE). AMUSE represents over 1,500 casual and temporary non-academic workers at McGill and has been in negotiations with the University for a new agreement since June 2015. At a Special …

Summary of Council October 5th

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At this week’s AUS meeting we had one of the Associate Deans of the Arts Faculty, Jim Engle-Warnick, come in to speak about how Arts students can interact with the faculty body. This was done in hopes of improving transparency, and looking towards more collaborations in the future. Moreover, AUS also approved some administrative notes, like council rules of conduct, …

Summary of Council September 7th

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At the first AUS meeting of the semester, we talked about our goals heading into the new school year. We also had a presentation by the Speaker of Council on Robert’s Rules of Order, approved stipended AUS hirings, and as we do each year, passed the Territorial Acknowledgment, recognizing that McGill is situated on traditional indigenous land. We also approved …