Student fee referendum and special general meeting on the horizon


The minimum number of members required to approve the upcoming referendum that would increase students’ fees by $25 dollars was barely met during last council meeting.

Twenty-six people attended the meeting this Monday Feb. 23rd, during which council approved to hold a referendum on the last week of March regarding the student fee increase for the Services and Capital Expansion plan.

The plan would invest in renovations, student development, internal and external advocacy, student representation and information technology. For more information about the student levy price breakdown read previous article.

Members from the marketing committee assigned to the task presented the strategy during council. The campaign will involve printed media and videos that would make the information accessible and easy to understand.

According to by-laws, only 150 votes need to be cast for the outcome to be legitimate. Out of which, only 50%+1 need to vote in favour for the referendum to pass. However, SA Director Caroline Gagnon is hoping for at least a 2,500-student turnout.

Also discussed during the meeting was the upcoming special general meeting, which will take place on March 16, at 5:30pm in Council Chambers.

The purpose of the meeting it to pass the amendments made to the Association’s existing bylaws. Below are the current bylaws and the proposed changes that will be voted on March 16.

2015 Bcitsa Bylaw Changes