SGM at Simon Fraser University

Updated 20 times, last update: 1813GMT 30 Oct 06

I am awaiting any word from Simon Fraser on their SGM that occurred today.  I have not received anything yet.  Anyone with information, you can anonymously comment on my blog using the comments feature.  I have been able to find one mention of it online. (Look at the updates) A student has blogged the following: Far Away From Home: SGM.  The only problem is that it is not in English and I am unable to read it.  They do, however, post a picture.  It looks like there are people on the balcony to the left.  This indicates a good chance there were a lot of people there.  Possiblity even quorum.  The picture is here:

Anything more, you will see me either link to it or post it first.

Update 13:  SFSS Democracy Now has an amazing post-

SGM Debrief and Aftermath (also the title of their post)


I was able to get a online translation.  It is not good at all.  Frankly it is very poor.  I am only able to get a few key points:

  • There were over 700 students.  (They met quorum)
  • It was cold and rainy

Update 2:

There is a post on the Computing Science Student Society (Simon Fraser) Forum that states members of the G7 were sabotaging the posters of the Special General Meeting yesterday:,3399,page=2

Update 3:

The SGM has impeached the “G7”, this according to SFSS Democracy Now!  Congratulations to the students of Simon Fraser who have stood for an accountable SU .  The “G7” even showed up.  I am really hoping for some YouTube or audio to appear.  It should be very interesting to see what is said.  Clearly, they realized that student democracy is legimate since they showed up.

Update 4 (and 7 & 9 & 10 & 11 & 12 & 14 & 15 & 16 & 17 & 18):

Students are starting to react on their blogs:

Update 5 (and 8 & 20):

Students are also posting
their photos of the event:

Update 6 (and 16):

Here is a picture of the vote to impeach:

The photo is from the Flickr page of “Paulman” at  I assume that the photo credit goes to him as well.  He (the photographer) has his own blog and has a post linking to all his pictures:

All I can say is “Wow”.  That is democracy in action.