Monday, March 14, 2011

Correction: Caucus will meet this Wednesday March 16, 3:30 to 4:30 PM 7000 level biology grad lounge

Hi grads

It turns out there are a few people who couldn't make it next Wednesday.  We came up with the idea of switching meeting times to facilitate reimbursements for the grad hosted speaker event, but we'll change it back to the normal time, this Wednesday 3:30 to 4:30.

Consequently, one of our important meeting issues will be to pre-approve expenses for the grad hosted speaker.

Other important issues:
- Notice of elections - Caucus executive positions are coming back up for election.  In keeping with the caucus constitution the incumbent chair (that's me) must give at least one months' notice of election, so I will officially give that at the meeting this week.  Nominations will be open until Tuesday April 12, and then campaigning will be permitted from Wednesday April 13 to Tuesday April 19, and then the election will take place on Wednesday April 20, the final caucus meeting of the semester. 

I will not be running for re-election, so you won't have to go up against my well-oiled campaign machine.  In the past, very few people have run, and there are therefore many positions that are assigned without a race.  This is a great way to build up your CV, learn something about student government at SFU, and meet people within the department.

- Publishing workshop #2 is coming up.  We need volunteers, so come lend a hand in return for a shiny "community service" line on your CV

- Discussion of the caucus' position on the President's Research Stipend

Please review the attached draft agenda and get back to me with additions.

Also, B9242 is occupied, so we will meet in the 7000 level biology graduate lounge at 3:30 to 4:30 PM.

Brett Favaro, caucus chair