Thank you to all those who attended last night’s annual general meeting!
With 28 students in attendance, we approved our 2014-2015 Audited Statements, the 2014-2015 AGM Meeting Minutes and ratified our new 2016-2017 board members. Sylvia Ibrahim, President of the Student Union took the members through the operational successes and Michael Burnside, Chair of the Board presented the major accomplishments of the board over the past year.
We are pleased to inform you that through some great student lead discussion the membership approved several by-law changes some of which specifically enhanced the transparency of our Annual General Meeting. The implementation of a by-law which restricts a member to only hold one proxy in a General meeting was successfully voted in to ensure that there is a fair representation of students and no single student can hold more power than another.
The membership also voted to loosen the time constraint that surrounds our Annual General Meeting to allow the meeting to take place closer to the end of our fiscal year. This is particularly crucial in being more transparent with the yearly audit which takes place in August and will now be followed closely by the AGM so the membership is able to respond promptly to any concerns.