What is Council?
The Engineering Society Council is a bi-weekly meeting of all voting and ex-officio members of the Society, as well as any members at large, where all decisions regarding the Engineering Society are made. EngSoc Council is the highest decision making body within the Engineering Society. Only 35 members have a vote, however any undergraduate engineering student is welcome to come out, observe, or speak to any motion!
The agenda for each council is posted on the Tuesday two days prior to the meeting and can be found on the EngSoc website. For more information, or if you would like a link to the Zoom meeting, please feel free to email the Director of Governance at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: This year’s Operational Budget is up for approval at this Thursday’s Council! The draft coming to Council is in the link below:
- Fall 2020
- Tuesday, September 22nd, 6:30 pm
- Thursday, October 1st, 6:30 pm
- Thursday, October 22nd, 6:30 pm
- Thursday, November 5th, 6:30 pm
- Thursday, November 26th, 6:30 pm
- Winter 2021
How do I change Policy/By-Laws?
To change Policy or By-Laws, follow these easy steps!
- Keep track changes while you make edits to policy
- E-mail your track-changed copy of the Policy/By-Law you are changing to the Director of Governance (email@example.com) for 2:00 pm the Sunday before council. You must also include a motion asking council to approve of the changes you want to make. It should look like the following:
WHEREAS, (reason #1 for changing policy/by-laws)
AND WHEREAS, (more reasons, if you have them)
BE IT RESOLVED THAT: Council approve of the changes to Policy Section (insert section here) as seen in appendix “(whatever you want to name it here)”
However if you are changing a By-Law instead of a policy section you must come and submit everything to TWO weeks of council. The first week your BE IT RESOLVED THAT will say “Council approve of the changes to By-Law (insert number here) in its first reading as seen in appendix ‘(whatever you want to name it here)’” and the following week your motion’s BE IT RESOLVED THAT will say “Council approve of the changes to By-Law (insert number here) in its second reading as seen in appendix ‘(whatever you want to name it here)’”
3. Come to council on that Thursday at 6:40pm to speak for why you want your motion to pass, and make it happen!
It’s that simple!
You can expect interesting discussion on society governance, faculty and university decisions and civilised discourse. There are rules about when you can talk, and how the meetings are structured. For more information on that, download the council guide. The guide contains a more in-depth description of how council works, and what you should expect.
Who’s invited to Council?
There are 35 voting members of council, and 11 non-voting members of council. These 46 people are mandated to be at council meetings, however any engineering student who has paid their engsoc student fees are welcome to come join in at Council! Email the Director of Governance at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like the Zoom link to an upcoming Council meeting.
Also, the Annual General Meeting is open to all undergraduate engineering students, with each having a vote.
For any questions about council, or if you have suggestions for this page, please email the Director of Governance at email@example.com
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