It feels we’ve finally hit a reprieve in the subjectively too-hot stickiness that’s been the lower mainland the last couple of weeks. Never mind that it’s now super chilly and I’m deeply regretting wearing shorts to Burnaby Mountain.

As always, there’s plenty going on around OOC and in our communities, despite the distracting summer weather. Read on!

Contents

Out on Campus Happenings
1. Pride Committee – a successful Surrey Pride Festival and more
2. Library Committee – new resources on our shelves
3. Garden Committee – our pea shoots bring all the gardeners to the yard 

Out on Campus Work Study updates
4. Positive Space Network
5. Queer History Project
6. Trans* and Gender Diverse Guide to SFU

Community Events

7. Origami Workshop in the Rotunda – Mon July 15th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Rotunda at SFU Burnaby
8. SFSS Advocacy Financial Literacy Workshops – Tue July 23rd and Wed July 24th

9. Walk for Reconciliation – Sun September 22nd, 10:00am – 11:00am in Downtown Vancouver
10. Trans* Yoga: A Hatha Series for Trans* Folk and their Buddies – Thursdays in July, 4:30-5:45pm, East Side Yoga
Community Callouts/Happenings
11. BuildSFU Project Updates
12. SFSS Job Posting: Minute Taker (up to 24 hrs/week) – resumes due by noon on July 17th 
13. SFU Food Bank Satisfaction Survey
14. CJSF Pride Programming Call Out
15. City of Vancouver Trans and Gender-Variant Inclusion Working Group – applications due July 15th 4:00pm
16. National Institutes of Health Inviting Suggestions on the Health and Health Research Needs, Specific Health Issues and Concerns for LGBTI Populations

 

1. Pride Committee – a successful Surrey Pride Festival and more

Out on Campus brought our bright smiling faces to the Surrey Pride Festival last Sunday! Thanks so much to the organizers for a delightful and lovely day.

We’ll also be at the Trans and Genderqueer Liberation and Celebration March on August 2nd, the Dyke March and Festival on Saturday, August 3rd, the Vancouver Pride Parade on Sunday, August 4th, and Royal City (New Westminster) Pride on Saturday, August 17th!

Want to get involved? Pride Committee meets Thursdays at 2:30pm at Burnaby campus in the OOC Lounge (TC314N). Also you can email ooc-pride@sfu.ca!

 

 

2. Library Committee – new resources on our shelves

Our Library Committee has risen like a phoenix from the ashes! So many thanks to various volunteers who’ve been adding new resources from our last book buy. Come into the space to check out our New Books shelves. We’re adding more all the time!

And as always, you can check out our whole catalogue online: http://rotunda.kohalibrary.com/

 

 

3. Garden Committee update – our pea shoots bring all the gardeners to the yard

Our Sustainable SFU Learning Garden plot is full of green goodness run amok! Pea shoots and beans and other pretties are exploding from our boxes. Want to get involved in our gardening fun? Email ooc2@sfss.ca!

 

 

4. Positive Space Network

We’d love to get your questions and suggestions about what you want to see in a Positive Space Network. We’re also at a stage in the project where we could really use community members’ input on worksheet development. Please email Markus at positivespace@sfss.ca

Also, come like our page on Facebook!: www.facebook.com/SFUPositiveSpaceNetwork 

 

5. Queer History Project

Have you been part of Out on Campus or other parts of queer history at SFU? Please contact Katie at queerhistory@sfss.ca if you feel like you or someone you know would have something to contribute to our project. We may want you for an interview!

 

6. Trans* and Gender Diverse Guide to SFU

Washroom testing is ongoing and we’re checking accessibility, cleanliness, and confirming gender-inclusivity. Come help out! Next round of testing will be Tuesday July 16th from 11:30am – 12:30pm. Meet in the OOC Lounge (TC314N). For further details contact Devyn at transguide@sfss.ca 

 

 

7. Origami Workshop in the Rotunda – Mon July 15th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Rotunda at SFU Burnaby

SFU Women’s Centre and SFU Joy of Crafting Club presents Origami on the Mountain:

An origami workshop will be held Monday, July 15th, at the Rotunda! Beginners and experts are all welcome! Free snacks will be provided.

More info here.

 

 

8. SFSS Advocacy Financial Literacy Workshops – Tue July 23rd and Wed July 24th

The SFSS Advocacy Committee presents the Student Financial Literacy Initiative. All students are invited to attend a one and a half hour workshop hosted by the Financial Literacy Council (http://www.flci.ca/), a non-profit group aimed at improving the financial literacy of Canadians. These workshops are aimed at helping students better manage their finance. Topics include credit card and student loan debt management, savings, and taxes.

Workshops are free of charge and include refreshment as well as two optional one on one consultations with a financial professional from the Financial Literacy Council.

The workshops will take place July 23, 3:30 – 4 pm and July 24 1:30 – 3 pm in RCB 8100, near Images Theater. Two sessions have been set to accommodate a variety of schedules; please CLICK HERE to RSVP..

Contact Chardaye Bueckert, SFSS External Relations Officer, at ero@sfss.ca with any questions or concerns.

See more at: http://sfss.ca/news/sfss/financial-literacy-workshop#sthash.vXzfBPqK.dpuf

 

 

9. Walk for Reconciliation – Sun September 22nd, 10:00am – 11:00am in Downtown Vancouver 

*8:30am-10:00am Walker Assembly & Entertainment; 11:00am – 1:30pm Post-Walk Celebration at the Finish Line

This event is a little ways off, but registration is now open for the Walk for Reconciliation! This important event is put on by Reconciliation Canada to demonstrate and nourish healing between Aboriginal peoples and all Canadians, in the context of our country’s colonial history (including our history of residential schools). Volunteering and fundraising opportunities are now underway.

Join the Simon Fraser Student Society team and help us in our efforts to support Tides Canada Foundation Reconciliation Canada Legacy Fund.  

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada will be hosting various related events from September 18th to 22nd, 2013 – Stay tuned for more info!

http://www.trc.ca/websites/trcinstitution/index.php?p=3

 

 

10. Trans* Yoga: A Hatha Series for Trans* Folk and their Buddies – Thursdays in July, 4:30-5:45pm, East Side Yoga

East Side Yoga, 1707 Grant Street, Vancouver

Open to everyone who identifies as or has strong feelings of being trans* or gender-queer, and any allies they want to bring along! Featuring music by BeyoncĂ©, The XX, Florence and The Machine and more! No experience necessary. All shapes and gender expressions are welcome. GAB Youth.

Contact:  Facebook Pageemail julie@eastsideyoga.ca or call 778-706-8805
Tickets: $27 for 3 classes or Drop in $10 + GST, Pre-register for the full series along with a friend and save 15% each

 

 

11. BuildSFU Project Updates

Build SFU is in the Site Selection and Space Programming phase

After the architects identified eight possible sites for the student union building (SUB) on the Burnaby campus, the university approved further investigation of three sites. These sites include the land north of West Mall Complex, the Transportation Centre, and the infill area adjacent to Maggie Benston Centre. The architects are now investigating program feasibility for all three sites. Student consultation will be critical to choosing a location.

Here are some of the ways to give feedback on site selection and other issues that are important to you:

1) Visit the Think Tank and give feedback in person, MBC2270, near the MBC Food Court area
2) Email them at buildsfu@sfss.ca
3) Use their online weblink to submit feedback: https://websurvey.sfu.ca/cgi-bin/WebObjects/WebSurvey.woa/wa/survey?141281597
4) Comment on their facebook page: www.facebook.com/BuildSFU
5) Talk to them on Twitter. @BuildSFU and #BuildSFU

Build SFU Student Advisory Committee

We are looking for students to provide direction and feedback on our plans for consultation, communications, and outreach. The committee is a great opportunity to get involved in the project. Learn more and apply to be a member: http://websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/144112637 

Build SFU Info Session for Rotunda Groups

Build SFU conducted an info session with members of the Rotunda groups earlier this week. We'll be arranging another info session for September when more people are around to be part of the conversation. Keep an eye out on the newsletter for dates/times!

 

12. SFSS Job Posting: Minute Taker (up to 24 hrs/week) – Applications due by noon on July 17th

 

The Minute Taker is responsible for providing secretarial and administrative support to the Board of Directors, Executive Director, Committees and Forum in the form of providing effective organizational scheduling, board and committee agenda preparation, minuting and other tasks that may be assigned.
 

Click here to read the full posting and to apply. http://sfss.ca/sites/all/themes/ninesixty/images/file-icons/icon-pdf.png

 

 

 

13. SFU Food Bank Satisfaction Survey

The SFU Food Bank Satisfaction Survey is now available at https://websurvey.sfu.ca/cgi-bin/WebObjects/WebSurvey.woa/wa/survey?144674595. This survey is intended to identify areas of improvement for SFU's food service for students in need. Please circulate it to your membership. It is accessible to undergraduate students, graduate students, SFU faculty, and SFU staff.

 

 

14. CJSF Pride Programming Call Out      

CJSF takes pride in being an alternative to mainstream media and offers the public a forum for expressing points of view that otherwise may not be heard. With Pride events already underway across Greater Vancouver, we are busily preparing our annual slate of Pride programming and are looking for story ideas from the LGBT community.    

One particular type of programming we’d like to feature is a series of one-on-one conversations with members of the LGBT community who are eager to share their stories. We’re looking for individuals with interesting, moving and unique stories about the challenges, quirks and joys of life as a member of the LGBT community.

CJSF also hopes to interview students, scholars and professors who are conducting research about queer issues or involving the LGBT community. These interviews can be conducted in person at CJSF’s Burnaby studios, on location via a portable recorder, or over the telephone, at the interviewee’s convenience.

We are also eager to collaborate with any other individuals, groups or organizations interested in producing and sharing their stories, and invite all interested parties to contact our programming coordinator, David Swanson, at cjsfprog@sfu.ca or (778) 782-4423, or our Programming Assistant, Jesse Wentzloff, at jessewentzloff@gmail.com

 

 

15. City of Vancouver Trans and Gender-Variant Inclusion Working Group – applications due July 15th 4:00pm 

The City of Vancouver is looking for new members for their Trans and Gender-Variant Inclusion Working Group, to provide recommendations for safe and inclusive parks and recreational facilities.

For more info and to apply:

http://vancouver.ca/your-government/trans-and-gender-variant-inclusion-working-group.aspx

 

 

16. National Institutes of Health Inviting Suggestions on the Health and Health Research Needs, Specific Health Issues and Concerns for LGBTI Populations

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-13-076.html

"This Notice is a time-sensitive Request for Information (RFI) inviting comments and suggestions on the health and health research needs, specific health issues and concerns for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans/transgender and intersex (LGBTI) populations."

 

 

That's all for now, lovelies! See you around OOC!

Please note that mentions of external events in our newsletter does not necessarily imply endorsement.