APSA Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
12pm - 1:30 pm
Burnaby campus: Big Data Theatre, ASB 10900
Surrey campus: SRYC Room 3040
Vancouver campus: Harbour Centre, Room 2250

  1. Approval of Agenda

Quorum was achieved.

Motion to approve the Agenda:

Moved by Kris Nordgren, Seconded by Jo-Anne Ray.

Motion Carries

64 members attended from Burnaby Campus.

12 members attended via video conference from Surrey campus.

3 members attended via video conference from the Vancouver campus.


  1. Approval of the 2018 AGM minutes

Motion to approve the 2018 AGM Minutes:

Moved by Sharina Janif, Seconded by Wanda Dekleva.

Motion Carries


  1. President’s Report

David Agosti gave an overview of his report, which can be found linked above.

There were no questions from the floor.


  1. Treasurer’s Report
    1. Engagement Review (Accountant’s Full Financial Report)
      1. Statement of Financial Position
      2. Statement of Operations
      3. Statement of Changes in Net Assets
    2. 2019 - 2020 Budget


Andrew Boden, APSA Executive Director, presented the financial statements and the 2019/2019 budget, which can be seen above.



  • Does APSA budget on a fiscal year or calendar year?
    • A fiscal year.
  • Then why the proposed is from 2019/2020?
    • Because our fiscal is July 1st, 2019 to June 30th, 2020.
  • How much is accumulated surplus at this point?
    • Our net assets are approximately $963,000.


  1. Proposed Bylaw replacement
    Summary of By-law changes


Jeff Bryer, APSA Vice President, Presented the proposed by-law changes.



  • If the University is paying the dues, why don’t we increase them?
    • The dues are paid on your behalf by the University, which is deducted from members' paycheques.
  • This motion is to accept the whole PDF document?
    • Yes, except for the amendment we just passed.
  • Question about 15.3, the second paragraph has a grammatical error. Signing is spelled incorrectly.
    • Thank you.



Be it resolved to amend the proposed by-laws Section 3.3 Dues to:

The Membership will, by Ordinary Resolution, determined the membership dues or fees payable by Members from time to time, and such dues may be paid by the University on behalf of the Member.

The Board may determine that dues may be prorated, reduced or waived in cases of hardship or other appropriate circumstances.

Once determined, dues are deemed to continue each year until altered by Ordinary Resolution.:


Moved: Sharina Janif

Seconded: Ian Bercovitz

Motion Carried.


Special Resolution:

Be it resolved to repeal the current by-laws of the Association in their entirety and to replace them with the proposed by-law replacement as submitted by the Board of Directors including the amendment to section 3.3 Dues.


Moved: Stephanie Stewart

Seconded: Sharina Janif

Motion Carries.


  1. Year in Review - Committee Reports
    1. Advocacy
    2. Pension Advisory
    3. Salary & Benefits
    4. Total Compensation Review
    5. University Affairs


Committee reports can be found at the links above. Committee chairs gave brief overviews of their reports.


  • TCRC: Do we know what the timeline is for the Colin Taylor Arbitration?
    • Currently, APSA is waiting for dates from Colin Taylor for a hearing.
  • Pension: When the new plan amendment ratification failed last year, I heard rumours about CUPE & APSA being able to get the deal. Where are we with that?
    • Because of the overwhelming vote in favour of the pension, APSA pursued discussions with the parties to find out if CUPE and APSA could split off. Those discussions were not very productive. APSA is still investigating legal options to see if APSA can split off on our own.
  • Pension: I heard that pension will be part of the next round of negotiations. How would that work?
    • APSA is exploring all options to try and get the new plan for APSA members.


  1. Introduction of the 2019 - 2020 Executive Board

David Agosti, Jeff Bryer, Mitch Stoddard, Sharina Janif, Ian Bercovitz, and Ryan Fortin will be continuing their terms on the board.

The newly elected members are Arlette Stewart from Student Services, Stephanie Stewart from the CIO’s office, Vince Wong from Advancement Services, and Jasper Stoodley from the Faculty of Health Sciences. 

Finally, with great thanks, APSA thanks outgoing board member and former President Wanda Dekleva for her years of service to the APSA Board of Directors and her continued service as the Chair of the Advocacy Committee.


  1. Other Business

No other Business.


  1. Adjourn

The meeting was adjourned at 1:13 pm