The question: “Do you agree with the proposed amendments to the SoPhiA bylaws?“, passed during the SoPhiA general elections of March, 2018. The vote was 24 in favour, four against, and one abstention.
A Special General Assembly was held on March 1st, 2018. After rigorous discussion, members of SoPhiA voted unanimously on various proposed amendments and additions to the SoPhiA by-laws, as well as vote to adopt a rolling mandate.
These proposed amendments to the by-laws will go through a referendum question at ballot during our upcoming general elections. Please find all the relevant documents here:
* All amendments to the by-laws are highlighted in yellow. For convenience, you may refer to the following document which has all the changes: amendments and additions
Read the SoPhiA By-Laws and Constitution here.
As well, the members of SoPhiA sometimes adopt rolling mandates at the general assemblies that represent the values and opinions of the philosophy student body at Concordia. Below are listed the various mandates that have been adopted.
On September 12th and and October 24th, 2014, SoPhiA voted in general assembly to join with and adopt the principles of the Coalition ÉCO – Étudiants et étudiantes contre les oléoducs.
Also on October 24th, 2014, SoPhiA voted in three rolling mandates:
1. That we would pursue accreditation for SoPhiA.
2. That we would stand against austerity measures being leveled against Concordia and the philosophy department.
3. That we stand against the lack of job security for LTAs.
Please refer to the document below.
On October 5th, 2015, SoPhiA adopted three new rolling mandates (please refer to the links below for more information on what each mandate refers to):
1. That the members of SoPhiA demand that information on inclusivity be included on all syllabi in philosophy courses.
2. That Concordia refuse to support the Foreign Academic Recruitment Requirements that makes jobs at Canadian universities precarious and insecure for anyone applying from outside Canada.
3. That we oppose the student tribunals and the university’s decision to charge students who take part in strike movements and other political activities at the school.
On April 2nd, 2016, SoPhiA voted in referendum in favour of the following question:
Do you, as a member of SoPhiA agree: that should an opportunity arise SoPhiA will separate from ASFA and put to question a fee levy?