While the weather’s been cooling down, we’ve been staying warm by buzzing around like the busy bees we are. We’ve been orienting new volunteers (just one more volunteer orientation left this term!), and had a total blast at our Open House & ID Mod Party last week. So many special thanks and twinkles to Lucas and the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Department for providing support & food.

And coming up… we’ve got our first PSN workshop of the semester this week, our semester’s first Mindfulness Stress Reduction Hour, AND our All Volunteer Training Day! Keep reading for more details about what’s been going on at OOC, and beyond…

 

Out on Campus Events & Happenings

OOC COLLECTIVE TIMES 

Interested in getting involved in the Out on Campus Collective this semester? Fill out this whenisgood link with your usual weekly availability, and we can factor you into when to schedule meetings!

Collective is the decision-making body of Out on Campus, and meets weekly to oversee everything from events and budgets to the vision and direction of OOC. Collective is run by a consensus decision making process, which values discussion before seeking a majority decision. Everyone is welcome at Collective.

 

PSN MODULE 1 – INTRODUCTION: WED SEP 24, 11:30-2:30

Our first workshop of the term is running this Wednesday! The Introduction module introduces the PSN, and includes topics such as privilege, oppression, and stigma. Activities in the workshop address gender, heteronormativity, and allyship. This workshop is good for people of all experience levels.

Register and find more info at: http://ooc.sfss.ca/positive-space-network

The Positive Space Network is an education program dedicated to promoting and maintaining a campus environment embracing of gender and sexual diversity and their various intersections. This program for students, faculty, and staff, aims to reduce homophobia and transphobia, increase individual and organizational knowledge, and create safer spaces across campus. By offering a multi-level, modular program, the PSN is able to reach those with less knowledge on the topics covered, as well as those who have more experience with them.

 

MINDFULNESS STRESS-REDUCTION HOUR – THU SEP 25, 1:30-2:30PM

Mindfulness is a form of meditation that quiets the mind. It helps you become focused, rest from constant thinking, and reduces stress. Practice being here, in the present, and let go of worries about the future and the past. This is a drop-in workshop, open to all.

Join us in the OOC lounge, TC314N, in the Rotunda (between Bennett Library and the West Mall).

 

SFU QUEER GRADUATE, FACULTY AND STAFF NETWORK (QGFSN)

An LGBT network for graduate students, faculty and staff at SFU has been created in collaboration with Out on Campus and the Graduate Student Society. The goal is to create a safe and friendly space for SFU queer graduates, faculty and staff to get in touch, meet, socialise and explore opportunities to get involved in the queer community.
 
If you want to join the network or get updates, please subscribe to the mailing list: queer-grad-fac-staff@sfu.ca. All privacy will be respected and people who are not out can feel safe to subscribe and join.
 
Click here for instructions on how to join the mailing list. For questions, please e-mail: queer-gfs-contact@sfu.ca
 
NEXT EVENT: Continuing our Biweekly Meet up’s at the SFU Highland Pub
Monday September 29, 7:45-10:00pm
 
Time to get cozy at the loft space of Highland Pub for some laughter and amazing conversations with like-minded individuals. Our previous social nights have always been full of joy. It would also be a great opportunity for new members to socialize with existing members of the network.
 
It’s always good to meet new people so bring them along! It’d be great if you could RSVP with the number of guests to queer-gfs-contact@sfu.ca.

 

AFTER HOURS SOCIAL – TUE SEP 30, 4:00-6:00PM

Come hang out with Out on Campus before those midterms start ramping up. Nosh on free grub, and get to know the space and OOCers! 

Find us in TC314N, in the Rotunda (between Bennett Library and the West Mall).

 

Community Announcements/Happenings

SFU INDIGENOUS DAY HOSTED BY THE FNSA – THU SEP 25, 10:00-2:00

The FNSA Invite you to attend the first SFU Indigenous Day at Convocation Mall at Burnaby campus.

4 hours of continuous Indigenous cultural groups sharing with us their culture including the Git Hayetsk Dancers, Tzo’kam, Smokey Valley, Tiinesha Begaye, Kulu Dancers, Tsatsu stalqayu and more will share with your through music, dance and song their culture teaching you some of their Indigenous Knowledge.
Talking circles, Dream catcher workshops, a Carving demonstration, artists and much more!

Free and everyone welcome – https://www.facebook.com/events/494107207393153/

 

PINKWASHING: THE QUEER CRITIQUE OF ISRAEL’S PRO-LESBIAN AND GAY POLITICS IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE – THU SEP 25, 5:30PM

A public lecture presented by Dr. Elise Chenier
 
Fletcher Challenge Theatre, SFU Harbour Centre
515 W. Hastings St., Vancouver, BC
 
This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, and registration is strongly encouraged.
Reserve your spot online: http://www.sfu.ca/history/events.html.

Part of the 2014-2015 lecture series, This Just In: History & The Headlines.

 

DECOLONIZATION 101 WORKSHOP BY SFPIRG – SAT SEP 27

“In this interactive, experiential workshop we will explore the history and impacts of colonization in Canada, with the aim of understanding how we can now work to create positive social change. We will focus primarily on specific contexts for non-Indigenous people’s decolonizing work. This will include creating space to define who we are as individuals and look at what it means for each of us to decolonize ourselves and the systems we work within. We will practice taking personal responsibility, including looking at what stops us and how we can overcome these struggles. Our aim will be to build allegiance with centuries of Indigenous resistance and to build new models for moving forward.”

For more information (including registration info), visit  http://sfpirg.ca/events/decolonization-101-workshop/

 

HiFIVE PRESENTS ‘KNOW THE SIGNS’! – SEP 29 & SEP 30

This event includes an introduction to the HiFIVE movement at SFU, Support over Suicide and Students in Distress Training by SFU Health and Counselling, Games, Yoga, and free food!
 
There are two days to choose from! September 29th or September 30th.
Time: 4:30-7:30
Location: MBC 2294-2296
 
Registration is Required and Spaces are Limited.
 
Register Now.
September 29 & September 30

 

PALESTINE & THE CREATION OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL: FILM & DISCUSSION SERIES – SEP 30-OCT 14, 12:30-2:30PM @ WMC 3515, SFU Burnaby

Want to understand more about what’s happening in Palestine and the actions of the Israeli state? Join us for a film and discussion series that will introduce you to the history of Palestine & the creation of the state of Israel, and shed light on what’s happening there now. Bring your lunch. SFPIRG will provide tea, coffee & treats.
 
Tuesdays, 12:30 – 2:30pm
 
Sept 30th: A Brief History.
Oct. 7th: Life Under Occupation.
Oct. 14th: Breaking the Silence: An Ex-Israeli Soldier Speaks

For more info: http://sfpirg.ca/events/palestine-the-creation-of-the-state-of-israel-film-discussion-series/

 

STUDENT SERVICES’ PASSPORT TO LEADERSHIP WORKSHOPS

Passport to Leadership is your first step towards being a leader at SFU and beyond.  Gain transferable skills, learn about involvement opportunities and receive a certificate upon successful completion of the program. Sessions start Monday, Sept 29 at all three campuses! A limited number of seats are still available!
 
For more information and instructions to register, please visit our website: http://students.sfu.ca/development/passport.html
 
Registration Deadline: 9am on Thursday, September 25

 

JOB OPENING: MUSIC COORDINATOR AT CJSF

Application Deadline: October 2nd, 2014

The Music Department Coordinator is responsible for all aspect of CJSF’s Music Department, including the music library, charts, acquisitions and music programming. The Music Department Coordinator provides leadership and direction to departmental volunteers, workstudies and others to ensure the smooth operation of the department.

Full Posting: Music Coordinator Posting (pdf)
Please review the job description and submit a cover letter and resume to apply

 

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.