BURNABY, B.C., (April 22, 2016) — The Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) is excited to announce the launch of its first-ever strategic plan, which is now available here.

“This is a significant milestone for us and for the students we represent,” said Enoch Weng, President of the Board of Directors. “For the first time in known history, we have established long-term organizational priorities that can guide our work and the work of future Boards. This helps create continuity in SFSS, and will also help continue the work and momentum built by each year’s board of directors, as we grow and develop important services for undergraduate students at SFU.”

The 2015/16 fiscal year has seen the SFSS undergo significant change as it seeks to improve its ability to meet the needs of its members. Martin Wyant, CEO of the SFSS, has been impressed with how the changes have been embraced by the Board of Directors and staff of the organization.

“We have developed and adopted new governance policies, separated our governance from operations, secured the support necessary to proceed with a new Student Union Building and we are now poised to review our operations. A great deal has been accomplished in a short period of time. The student leaders on our Board, in particular, deserve recognition for helping to lead these significant changes,” said Wyant.

The Strategic Plan represents the first formal effort to identify key longer-term initiatives that will be pursued by the SFSS, to take us to “the next level.”

Some of the key themes and commitments include finding new and better ways to engage with members on all campuses, linking advocacy efforts to member needs and interests, and building a stronger sense of community among the undergraduate students.

The Society will be regularly reviewing its progress and adjusting the plan to meet emerging member needs and material changes in our internal and external environments.

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