All in favour, say I!
IGNITE’s 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Friday, March 27, 2020. To those who attended, thank you for amplifying your voice and helping propel IGNITE forward.
The AGM was conducted online, as both Humber College and the Univeristy of Guelph-Humber campus are closed for the remainder of the Winter 2020 semester. However, despite the modified format, our members covered important points from the 2019-2020 academic year and discussed plans for the year ahead.
Couldn’t make it to the meeting? No worries. Here’s what you missed:
1. Students approved the results of IGNITE’s 2020 elections
Voting for the 2020-2021 Board of Directors took place from Monday, March 9 to Friday, March 13 at both Humber campuses and UofGH. Election results were published on Friday, March 13.
Participants in this year’s AGM moved to uphold these results, ratifying the following students as Board of Directors members:
Humber College, North campus:
- Aisha Ahmad
- Anthony Grguric
- Eli Ridder
- Keithtian Green
Humber College, Lakeshore campus:
- Aashi Jhunjhunwala
- Gabi Hentschke
- Ryan Stafford
University of Guelph-Humber:
- Megan Roopnarine
- Stefan Thomas
The 2020-2021 Board of Directors members begin their term on Monday, May 4, 2020.
To learn more about how the Board of Directors leads IGNITE, check out this interview with 2019-2020 members Stephanie Fallico and Asiya Bashir Awan.
2. Students presented IGNITE’s highlights from the 2019-2020 academic year
Current IGNITE President Monica Khosla went through IGNITE’s biggest accomplishments from this past year and took student questions on the organization’s efforts.
Major achievements include the introduction of free menstrual kits into campus bathrooms, over 1,000 academic advocacy engagements and the establishment of the $250,000 Emergency Financial Relief Fund for students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here’s what IGNITE did to improve the lives of students this year, by the numbers:
Attendees were eager to ask questions about everything from financial relief eligibility to IGNITE’s focus on face-to-face communication.
3. IGNITE’s 2020-2021 budget was presented
IGNITE broke down how student fees will be used in the upcoming year. As always, IGNITE will use your fees to develop programs and provide resources that enrich your student experience. This will include services like the Sleep Lounge, Soupbar and our annual Tax Clinic.
The itemized 2020-2021 financial plan is as follows:
Your fee breakdown:
Mandatory Fees: Mandatory fees are fees paid by all Humber and UofGH students; they are included alongside your tuition in your annual invoice and include programs like our health and counselling services.
Optional Fees: Optional fees are billed with your consent and allow IGNITE to further improve your student experience.
Ancillary Fees: Ancillary fees are also included alongside your tuition and fund things such as convocation and building maintenance.
Fees are allocated to specific functions according to demand and necessity. To view how funds are distributed, please reference the legend in the bottom left-hand corner of the graphic.
4. Students approved IGNITE’s 2020-2021 financial auditor
Binder Dijker Otte Canada (BDO Canada) LLP is an international business advisory firm that helps IGNITE examine its financial accounts. It was IGNITE’s financial auditor for the 2019-2020 academic year and will retain this role in the year ahead.
There you have it: everything you need to know about IGNITE’s plans for the upcoming year.
To review this year’s detailed AGM agenda, please check your student email.
We’d love to hear from you!