AMS Decoded: What to look for in the June 20 Council meeting

Every few weeks, your elected student government meets on a Wednesday night to talk about issues concerning the AMS. Agenda items can seem long, mysterious and confusing without the proper background, making it difficult to see how these issues affect students. Here’s what to watch out for in the upcoming AMS Council meeting on June 20.

Executive presentations

There will be a presentation all about the goals of the executive team and specific goals from each executive, including the Student Services Manager. Additionally, after questions regarding AMS Events and some other issues during the previous Council meeting, this Council meeting will get the chance to look over a presentation on the final budget. Finally, there will be a presentation of annual sustainability priorities. It will touch on overarching goals for the year as well as the specific projects under the various aspects, such as food and beverage, building operations, communications, biodiversity and climate, partnerships, finance and transparency, and social sustainability.

Code changes

There will be changes to the AMS ombudsperson job description including increasing hours to twenty a week and moving the salary to tier three. There will also be changes to CiTR's code. As discussed in a previous Council meeting, this includes the changes to exclude Canadian citizenship as a requirement to be on the Board of Directors of CiTR.

New Council, (still) new committee appointments

Council will be appointing students-at-large – students who are not members of Council – to some committees for the summer, including the Student Life, New SUB, and SHAPE Committees. If you’re interested in joining an AMS committee as a student-at-large, go here to find out more and come to the Council meeting this Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Sarah Park is a fifth-year science student and a member of AMS Council.