April 28 GMM: Tentative Agenda

General Membership Meeting
Thursday, April 28
12:30pm – 3:30 pm
Harry Crowe Room
Atkinson building 109

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Tentative Agenda:

  1.  Roll call of officers (5 mins)
  2. Reading of the Equality Statement (3 mins)
  3. Reading of the Mississauga Land Acknowledgement (2 mins)
  4. Approval of Agenda (5 mins)
  5. Reading and Approval of minutes (15 mins): December, January, and February GMM Minutes
  6. Notices (5 mins)
    1. Donation request from “York Graduate Conference in Philosophy: Memory & Social Cognition” ($200)
    2. Donation request from “Verging: New Technologies/Practices/Aesthetics Symposium in Cinema and Media Studies” ($300)
    3. Donation Request from “International Campaign Against the War on the People of India (Toronto)” ($500)
    4. Donation request from the Graduate Student Association in the Biological Sciences ($3000)
    5. Donation request for Vision(s) of Politics: The Thought of Sheldon Wolin Conference ($240)
    6. Donation for the Grassy Narrows River Run 2016
    7. Donation for the 2nd Tamil Studies Symposium at York ($1500)
    8. Donation request from the South Asia Research group (SARG) at York Centre for Asian Research for the event “Caste in the Diaspora: Oral Histories of South Asians in Canada” ($1000)
  7. Secretary-Treasurer’s Report (20 mins)
  8. Committee Elections for vacant committee positions (15 mins)
  9. Unfinished Business (100 mins)
    1. Motion to establish a special investigative grievance review committee
    2. Proposed by-law amendment: Communications Committee
    3. Proposed by-law amendment: Bilingualism Committee
    4. Proposed by-law amendment: Weekly strike pay
    5. Proposed by-law amendment: Accessible strike headquarters
    6. Proposed by-law amendment: Elections officers elections
    7. Proposed by-law amendment: TFAC elections
    8. Discussion on reviewing the donations policy
    9. Donation to Lift’s Conscious Minds Day camp ($1000)
    10. Donation to Colombia Action Solidarity
    11. Donation to SAIA ($500)
    12. Donation to CERLAC Graduate Student Conference ($1000)
    13. Donation request for Raul Burgos Normal in Ayotzinapa Guerrerro Mexico ($1500)
    14. Donation to TTC Riders ($1000)
    15. Donation to Humanities Graduate Student Association Conference ($500)
    16. Donation to ASAY ($2000)
    17. Donation to the People’s Assembly on Climate Justice ($300)
    18. Donation to Ali Mustafa Memorial Collective ($200)
    19. Donation to Ethno-Racial People with Disabilities Coalition of Ontario ($500)
    20. Donation to “Confronting Racism: From Microaggressions to Structural Violence” Symposium by The Toronto Research and Community Exchange (OPIRG Toronto) ($200)
  10. New business (25 mins)
    1. Endorsement request from The 15 years of Imperialist War in Afghanistan Campaign
    2. Endorsement request from Fossil Free York
    3. Endorsement request from Regenesis Toronto Ecovillage Project
  11. Discussion on the new funding (fellowship) model (45 mins)
  12. Reports of committees and delegates (15 mins)
    1. Stewards’ Council
    2. TFAC
    3. Childcare Committee
  13. Exec Reports (15 mins)
  14. Adjournment

Please contact Sheila Wilmot at CUPE3903.equity.officer@gmail.com or at 416-736-5154 ext. 3 if you require any of the following: ASL interpretation, reimbursement for childcare/caregiver/attendant care, and/or transportation costs for members who are unable to secure Wheel-Trans, or other requests for accommodation.