USC Councilor Monthly Updates: July

Here is the first USC meeting recap of many to come this year, provided by our USC Councillor Celine! Swipe to see what the USC met to discuss last month, and the results of the motions!

For information on motions that have not been included here for brevity, or for any questions or comments in general, please feel free to email the Arts Councillor at celine.tsang@westernusc.ca.


USC Meeting (highlights)

Motion 1: Election of Councillors to Transport Advocacy Working Group

  • Description: Elect 4 councillors to the newly created working group

  • Result: Passed unanimously

  • Arts vote: In favour

Motion 2: Endorse executive roadmapping priorities

  • Description: Endorse these 10 priorities as an indication of students’ desire for action (Student experience, student development, EDI, sexual and gender-based violence prevention and response, sustainability, academic experience and quality of education, accessibility and affordability of education, student engagement and community building, peer support health and wellness, transparency and accountability)

  • Result: Passed unanimously

  • Arts vote: In favour

Motion 4: Creation of Transparency Working Group

  • Description: Create a new working group that aims to improve USC and councillor transparency

  • Result: Passed unanimously

  • Arts vote: In favour

Motion 5: Adopt amended Councillor Terms of Reference

  • Description: Add a clause to the ToR to make councillor attendance and voting records public

  • Result: Passed unanimously

  • Arts vote: In favour

Motion 6: Create anti-racism working group

  • Description: Form a working group to assess the various forms of racism faced by Western students

  • Result: Passed unanimously

  • Arts vote: In favour

Motion 7: Endorse collection of equity-based data by Western University

  • Description: Endorse the collection of equity-, race-, and socioeconomic- data

  • Result: Passed unanimously

  • Arts vote: In favour

Motion 9: Create anti-sexual and gender based violence working group

  • Description: Form a working group to address on-campus sexual and gender based violence

  • Result: Passed unanimously

  • Arts vote: In favour

Motion 10: Oppose forms of discrimination, harassment, and abuse, and inspire USC-led action

  • Description: Endorse recommendations from Presidents’ Anti-Racism Working Group and produce a policy paper addressing the needs of racialized and religious students

  • Result: Passed unanimously

  • Arts vote: In favour

Motion 11: Endorse collection of sexual and gender based violence data

  • Description: Endorse the collection of data on students’ attitudes, beliefs, and experiences relating to sexual and gender-based violence by the provincial government or a provincial agency

  • Result: Passed unanimously

  • Arts vote: In favour

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