WPIRG is excited to welcome the new members of the Board of Directors as elected at our Annual General Meeting on April 2015.
Matt Feagan (community member), Amna El-Shatshat (4B Biochemistry), Shalaka Jadhav (2B Planning), Brandon Love (4A Geomatics), Angela Ko (3B Computer Engineering), Amal Sabrie (3B Psychology) and Menaka Shanmuganatha (3B Applied Health Studies) will serve on the WPIRG Board of Directors along side continuing Board members Filzah Nasir (4B Environmental Engineering) and Sepehr Mohaddes (PhD Candidate, Mechanical Engineering). You can learn more about the current Board of Directors here.
WPIRG would also like to thank our members Maximillian Altvater (1B Geography), Zainab Mahdi (1B Health Studies) and Dave Beverly-Foster (4B Environment and Resource Studies) for also running for the Board of Directors. They will continue working with WPIRG in other ways and we are grateful to have them as active WPIRG members!
Last but not certainly not least, WPIRG would like to thank outgoing Board members Becca Redden (4th year Independent Studies), Yumna Zaghlol (4th year of Peace and Conflict Studies), Thomas Little (3rd year Music) and Shifa Abbas (4th year Biotechnology) for their amazing work on the Board over the past two years. On behalf of all our members, thank you for giving us your time and taking care of the administrative side of things that make it possible for WPIRG members to run our action groups, campaigns, events and other activities.
WPIRG’s new (and old) Board of Directors! From left to right: Newly-elected Board members Brandon Love (4A Geomatics), Shalaka Jadhav (2B Planning), Matt Feagan (community member) and Amna El-Shatshat (4B Biochemistry). Continuing Board members Filzah Nasir (3B Environmental Engineering) and Sepehr Mohaddes (PhD Candidate, Mechanical Engineering). And outgoing Board members Yumna Zaghlol (4th year of Peace and Conflict Studies), Thomas Little (3rd year Music) and Shifa Abbas (4th year Biotechnology) and Becca Redden (4th year Independent Studies).
Not present: Newly-elected Board members Angela Ko (3B Computer Engineering), Amal Sabrie (3B Psychology) and Menaka Shanmuganatha (3B Applied Health Studies)
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Conrad Grebel College,
University of Waterloo, 140 Westmount Rd. North
The AGM is where the members of the organization come together to hear about the year’s activities and elect Directors for vacant positions on WPIRG’s Board of Directors. What you can expect from this meeting:
- Electing new members to the Board of Directors.
- Hearing a report from the Board of Directors on WPIRG’s activities over the past year and the results of our campus survey.
- Approving the 2013-2014 audited financial statements & by-law amendments
- Celebrating another year of social & environmental justice at uWaterloo with WPIRG Social Justice Awards!
The agenda is available here. Please read prior to the meeting.
Can’t make it? Fill out a proxy form and have someone there vote on your behalf.
Also don’t miss the volunteer appreciation event following the AGM. We’re hosting WPIRG Prom: Mean Girls! Rad Women Throughout History.
For more information go to the Facebook event page.
The Waterloo Public Interest Research Group would like to provide an update on Marilyn’s situation as well as pass along a message from Marilyn. On January 21 Marilyn and her union representatives met with Marilyn Thompson, Associate Provost, Human Resources. At this meeting UW offered Marilyn a settlement in return for dropping the campaign and forgoing labour arbitration. Marilyn has since decided that taking the settlement is the best option for her and her family. While the details must remain confidential, Marilyn and us are confident that the settlement offered was due to the public support that all of you showed for Marilyn. In Marilyn’s words:
“Dear friends and supporters,
I would like to thank you all for your support and kind words during my ordeal with the university. It has meant the world to me and I will never forget the friends I have made over the years working at Browser’s and the people who came forward to help me. You all believed in me, and know in your hearts it was worth fighting for. I wish you all the best and will never forget! Yours truly,
WPIRG would also like to thank all of you for supporting Marilyn and signing our letter. Together we were able to make a difficult situation easier for Marilyn while raising important concerns about how our university handled this matter. And we now know that there is a campus community (with local community support) willing to speak together in the public interest on matters of concern on campus. This is something we can build on and that is no small achievement. We think student, staff and faculty working together have an important role to play at the University of Waterloo and we intend to keep on organizing! If you are interested in this kind of collaboration, please do get in touch.
Alex Diceanu, WPIRG Staff
on behalf of the Waterloo Public Interest Research Group