The Runner | News Brief: KSA approves funding for club events, first semester board meeting scheduled

The first council meeting of the fall semester is scheduled for October 28. (File photo)

The Kwantlen Student Union held its second executive meeting of the month on October 21 in a hybrid format. President and Vice President of Student Affairs Armaan Dhillon, Vice President of External Affairs Karan Singh and Vice President of Finance Lesli Sangha attended.

Leaders have approved funding for several club events that will take place in the coming weeks.

The KPU Social Enterprise Club (KPUSEC) is hosting a ‘Claws for Cause’ fundraiser on October 27 at 6:00 p.m. on the Surrey campus. Students can purchase discounted tickets to PNE Playland, which will be “transformed into a gruesome Halloween-themed experience”, according to the proposal. The funds raised will be donated to the humanitarian organization UNICEF.

The Kwantlen Poetry Project is bringing back its “Slamapalooza” poetry slam on the third Thursday of each month from October 27 to January 19 at 6:00 p.m. at Birch 250 on the Surrey campus.

The new KPU Pride Society is holding a hall opening combined with Halloween party on October 28 at 6:00 p.m. at Birch 250 on the Surrey campus. The Pride Society also received funding to create its own website and logo.

The Kwantlen Psychology Society (KPS) is hosting an event for its speaker series titled “Loneliness and Social Connection in a Busy World” on November 18 at 2:00 p.m. on the Surrey campus.

In her report, Sangha said she continues to advocate for students with disabilities who take a reduced course load to be recognized at BC universities as full-time students during ABCS Lobby Days weekdays. last. She is also in discussion with KPU on multipass exemptions for students with disabilities.

Executive Director Ben Newsom said the by-election is going well so far and they will review the results with Returning Officer Ron Laufer after receiving his report. They said KSA’s legal counsel has had discussions with KPU and is expected to have updates in the coming weeks regarding location and costs.

The KSA is in discussion with Gallivan, which offers the supplementary health and dental insurance plan to KPU, to renew their contract. Sangha wants to add a legal aid service, which she suggested should be done on a trial basis in which the KSA would use excess funds to cover costs for one year. Newsom agreed, and the KSA would ask the students by referendum to increase the fee to implement the service permanently after a year of trial. The KSA will discuss further at its board meeting.

KSA’s next executive meeting is scheduled for November 4 and their first board meeting of the semester is scheduled for October 28. Students can email [email protected] attend meetings and both are at 10:00 in hybrid format.


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