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Board of Governors meeting recap: proposed increased science society student levies

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By Sarah Krichel and Alanna Rizza

The second Board of Governors (BoG) meeting of the school year took place on Nov. 24. Here is what you missed:

Ryerson Science Society requests referendum for funding: PASSED

The board passed a motion for the Ryerson Science Society (RSS) to run a referendum to increase their funding. Students would pay a levy of $30 per semester. Part of the plan to allocate these funds includes 50 per cent of the new fund going toward student events and groups within the society. If approved, the total funding would be doubled. 

Sexual Violence Policy review and update postponed until Dec. 2

Ryerson’s sexual violence policy was scheduled to be approved at today’s BoG meeting, but due to a high level of feedback, the policy draft will now be reviewed at an executive committee meeting to ensure its compliance with Bill 132: Sexual Violence and Harassment Plan Action. The bill stands for more efficient investigation processes into sexual violence reports on campus. Ryerson community members will be able to submit suggestions until Dec. 2 at 12 p.m., and two more open meetings for final revisions of the draft will take place on Nov. 28 and 29.

Workplace civility amendments: PASSED

An amendment was proposed to the Environmental Health and Safety Policy. This included an extension of Ryerson employees protected under the act. It will now include unpaid students, learners and trainees, such as those in internships or placements. This will accommodate approximately 1,000 more individuals on campus. The amendment will also address individuals from Ryerson who are currently working in external organizations until the organization assumes that responsibility.

The next BoG meeting will take place on Jan. 31, 2017.

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