Halloween’s coming up fast and I gotta know – are you scrambling to put together a last minute costume, or have you been planning since last November 1st? Either way, if you need somewhere to test-drive that costume, you can feel free to come to any of OOC’s upcoming events all decked out. We’ll take midterm afflicted zombies at Collective, owls at our Rotunda Libraries event, or meditating monsters at Mindfulness. 

And psst, a little Transylvanian told me that you should save the date next Wed Oct 29th for a screening of ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW with OOC. Details upcoming!!!

Anyway, on with our News…

Today’s Contents:
Out on Campus Events & Happenings
Collective Meetings Feat. Free Eats – Tuesdays 11:15am
Rotunda Libraries Scavenger Hunt Social – Wed Oct 22, 4:30pm
Mindfulness Stress-Reduction Hour – Thu Oct 30, 1:30-2:30pm
SFU Queer Graduate, Faculty and Staff Network (QGFSN)
Rotunda, SFSS, and SFU Happenings
SFPIRG’s Toward A Sanctuary City – Thu Oct 23, 7-9:30pm
Body Size Diversity: It’s Just How We Roll! – Sat Oct 25, 10:30-5:30
Greater Community Happenings
Queer-Friendly Housing Available
Building Safe & Healthy Communities – Wed Oct 22, 7pm
Online Research Participants Needed

 

Out on Campus Events & Happenings

COLLECTIVE MEETINGS FEAT. FREE EATS – TUESDAYS 11:15AM
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.

Come join us at Collective for the next couple of weeks for delicious free pizza! This semester we meet on Tuesdays at 11:15am in the OOC Lounge (TC314N).

 

ROTUNDA LIBRARIES SCAVENGER HUNT SOCIAL – WED OCT 22, 4:30PM
Come and explore the magical & mysterious literary worlds of the Rotunda Libraries! Join your friends and fellow students to help complete an exciting scavenger hunt through the Women’s Centre, Out On Campus and SFPIRG libraries! Snacks to be had and prizes to be won! Starts at SFPIRG: TC326 in the Rotunda.

 

MINDFULNESS STRESS-REDUCTION HOUR – THU OCT 30, 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

Rotunda, SFSS, and SFU Happenings

 

SFPIRG’s TOWARD A SANCTUARY CITY – THU OCT 23RD, 7-9:30 PM
Room 3090, SFU Surrey,
250-13450 102 Ave, 
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Recent changes to federal immigration policies have created barriers for migrants in accessing official refugee, resident, or citizen statuses. As a result, there is an increasing number of ‘precarious status’ (non-status or temporary status) individuals living in our cities. These residents experience poor living and labour conditions and are routinely denied access to crucial social services, including access to food banks, health care clinics, various emergency shelters, education and more. By becoming a Sanctuary City, Surrey would ensure access to basic services for all its residents, regardless of immigration status. Come and find out more about this unique opportunity to make Surrey a safe haven for all those who call this place home. Talk followed by Q & A.

 

BODY SIZE DIVERSITY: IT’S JUST HOW WE ROLL! – SAT OCT 25TH, 10:30-5:30 
8888 University Drive, SFU Burnaby
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In this full-day workshop SFPIRG will use facilitated discussion, writing exercises and just a little bit of (optional) theatre to explore what fatness has come to mean in our society, and how fat oppression, in conjunction with many other patterns of injustice, works to shape our day to day lives, including our relationships with other people and our own bodies. We will consider some of the abundant myths about fat health and take a tour through some of the research relating to fatness and mortality/longevity, all while turning a critical eye on the role that healthism plays in shaping these discussions.

 

Greater Community Happenings/Callouts

QUEER-FRIENDLY HOUSING AVAILABLE
“My name is Landon Gilmour and I am looking for an awesome roommate. I have a basement suite apartment in East Vancouver really close to Playland. Your half of the rent would be $590 per month, which includes utilities, washer/dryer and wifi!
The available room already has a dresser, side table and lamps (if you want to use them) but no other furnishings at present. As for me, here’s what you need to know if we live together
• I am very clean and I like for common areas to be clean
• I am more of a morning person than a night owl
• I’m vegetarian but I try not to be annoying or in your face about it
• I’m a really friendly guy!
I need a roommate to move in as soon as possible and who wants to stay until June. In June I have other living arrangements set up but until then I seek a fun person to share my place with! Contact landongilmour@gmail.com”

 

BUILDING SAFE & HEALTHY COMMUNITIES – WED OCT 22, 7PM
Tricities Joint Family Court & Youth Justice Committee presents:
We Are All Neighbours: Building Safe & Healthy Communities
Douglas College, Coquitlam Campus
**No charge to attend.

Join us for a discussion of how spaces, resources, transportation, education, and personal interactions impact the safety and health of your community.

**Seating is limited. Registration is necessary
To reserve your ticket Click Here
For More Details/Information: safehealthycommunities.eventbrite.ca
 tricities.jfcyjc@gmail.com

 

ONLINE RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS NEEDED
“I am psychology student at Kennesaw State University. I, along with my faculty mentor, am conducting an IRB approved study in an effort to understand better the root causes of interpersonal violence in gay, lesbian, and bisexual relationships. My purpose is to identify strategies for early intervention with the goal of breaking the cycle of violence.

The link below will direct you to an anonymous online survey that is easy to complete and will not take much of your time. Everyone’s story matters! Please take my survey and pass the link on to your friends. The more participants my survey has, the more effective it can be in helping us find solutions.”

http://tinyurl.com/LGB-VSurvey
Researcher e-mail: kruck@students.kennesaw.edu