Can you believe we’re already at the start of week 3? Burnaby Clubs Days was bananas! We’ve had so many new maillist sign-ups. *waves HI to all the newcomers*

Things are really kicking into gear around here at OOC, and I simply must tell you what’s brewing in the next couple of weeks, especially.

Today’s Contents:
Out on Campus Events & Happenings
Lounge is Open!
Volunteer with OOC! Orientations and trainings for new volunteers
OOC Collective Meeting Times Set
Open House! – Thu Jan 22nd, 1:00-3:00PM
PSN Workshop this Fri Jan 23rd!
After Hours Social – Tue Feb 2nd, 4:00-6:00PM
Queer Graduates, Faculty, and Staff Network (QGFSN)
Rotunda, SFSS, and SFU Happenings
SFU Healthy Campus Student Consultation, Thu Jan 22nd
SFU Senate Elections: Student nominations now open
SFPIRG Job Posting: Director of Administration
SFSS Job Posting: General Office Administrative Assistant
Greater Community Happenings
LGBTQ+ Cafe on the city, Sat Jan 24th
Totally Outright

Out on Campus Events & Happenings

THE LOUNGE IS OPEN!
As always, come visit us and you’ll find couches for studying, napping, and socializing. Use our microwave or have a cup of tea. Use our workspace, computers, or telephone. Peruse our branch of the beautiful Rotunda libraries. And grab some free safer sex supplies! As long as the sign that says “We’re Open” is out, it means you can come on in.
 
This semester, expect to find Devyn, our interim Volunteer Coordinator on-site Monday-Thursday 9:30am-4:30pm. And find me, Susan, the Admin Assistant on-site Monday-Wednesday 10:00am-5:00pm, and Thursday 10:00am-2:00pm.

 

VOLUNTEER WITH OOC! ORIENTATIONS AND TRAININGS
Hey, you! Wanna get involved at OOC this semester? Join our volunteer program! Surf on over to http://ooc.sfss.ca/how-to-volunteer to check out the details (especially about our new awesome volunteer Teams). We’ve got New Volunteer Orientations starting THIS WEEK and All Volunteer Training Day coming up at the end of the month – be sure to RSVP!

 

OOC COLLECTIVE MEETING TIMES SET
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.

Collective has been set for Tuesdays, 11:45am-1:15pm in the OOC lounge. Please join us!

 

OPEN HOUSE! – THU JAN 22ND, 1:00-3:00PM
Haven’t come by the lounge in a while? New on campus and wondering what it’s like on the other side of our automatic doors? Been too shy to make it over the threshold to grab safer sex supplies? Or maybe you’re just hungry…
 
Whatever your reason, come on in and join us for our Open House! Drop in to check out our space. Free food and new faces, too 🙂

We’re located on the North side of the Rotunda, above the first bus loop (Transportation Centre), between Convo Mall and the WMC.

 

PSN WORKSHOP THIS FRI JAN 23RD!
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.

Module 1 – Introduction & General Anti-Oppression
January 23rd, 2015 – 10:30-1:30
RSVP: https://websurvey.sfu.ca/cgi-bin/WebObjects/WebSurvey.woa/wa/survey?182448187

This introductory module is part of level one of the Positive Space Network. It is an introduction not only to the program, but also to the various workshops that follow it. It includes topics such as privilege, oppression, and stigma. Activities in this workshop address gender, heteronormativity, and allyship. This workshop is good for people of various experiences with the topics it covers.

 

AFTER HOURS SOCIAL – TUE FEB 2ND, 4:00-6:00PM
Our first After Hours Social of the year is here! Come hang out with Out on Campus before those midterms start ramping up. Nosh on free grub after you’re done classes, and hang out with us in the lounge.

We’re located on the North side of the Rotunda, above the first bus loop (Transportation Centre), between Convo Mall and the WMC.

 

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

SFU HEALTHY CAMPUS STUDENT CONSULTATION, THU JAN 22ND
The 2015 Healthy Campus Student Consultation, hosted by the SFU Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC), is an opportunity for students to share their voice regarding how to build a healthy campus community at SFU. Your feedback will help shape a shared vision for SFU’s Healthy Campus Community initiative. This event will also contribute to a related year long consultation on mental health and well-being at SFU. We are all impacted by the health of our campus community, and would love to have you join us.
 
When: January 22, 2015 from 4:30 PM –  6:30 PM (Food will be provided)
Where: Halpern Centre, Room #126 (SFU Burnaby)
Space is limited, please RSVP at http://websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/194936504
 
For more information about the Student Health Advisory Committee, please visit http://www.sfu.ca/healthycampuscommunity/shac.html or email shac@sfu.ca.
 
For more information about the Healthy Campus Community Initiative, please visit http://www.sfu.ca/healthycampuscommunity/abouthcc.html.

 

SFU SENATE ELECTIONS: STUDENT NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN
Get involved in Senate, Board of Governors, the Senate Graduate Studies Committee, or the SFU Community Trust! Nominations are open now and close Thu Jan 22nd at 4:00pm.

Please see the Elections website for more information.

 

SFPIRG JOB POSTING: DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION
28 hours/week
Wage rate: $30.47/hr with benefits
Starting date: Week of February 9th, 2015
This is a unionized position with CUPE 3338

The Director of Administration is one of the three co-executives that make up SFPIRG’s staff collective. (The other two are the Director of Research & Education and the Director of Communications). The three co-executives are jointly responsible for the overall management of SFPIRG, including operating in accordance with SFPIRG’s values, strategic planning, fiscal management, personnel management, policy development, board relations and member welfare. For more information click here.

 

SFSS JOB POSTING: GENERAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
The General Office Administrative Assistant is primarily responsible for front-line delivery of membership services and the operation of the SFSS General Office. You will also act as a primary contact for the Society’s diverse membership, as well as for the public at large.

This is a part time (up to 12 hours per week) student position and is included in the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 3338-5 at a wage rate of $14.65 per hour. Vacation and Statutory pay will also be paid as per the CUPE Local 3338-5 Collective Agreement.

Goal: To provide consistent, effective and smooth operation of the General Office, providing the highest levels of service to the Society’s membership. To ensure the day-to-day administration of the General Office is carried out in an effective, efficient, timely, and service oriented manner, and to ensure the goals of the Student Society are met, and its policies carried out.

Applicants must be received no later than 3:00 pm on January, 29th 2015. Interviews will be taking place during the week of February 9th. The starting date for the position is anticipated to be February, 16th 2015.

For more information click here.

 

Community Announcements/Happenings

LGBTQ+ CAFE ON THE CITY, SAT JAN 24TH
Presented by Women Transforming Cities and Qmunity

Join us for discussions on creating better cities. We welcome you to join us to learn about recent successes in Vancouver and the work that needs to be done. Participate in small group dialogues, share experiences, and identify areas of need within our cities.
 
Featuring speakers and roundtable discussion on our continued progress and future strategies for civic advocacy and urban inclusiveness, highlighting the needs of self-identified women and girls.
 
Free admission & light refreshments served. Wheelchair accessible. For help with childcare costs, email us at info@womentransformingcities.org. More info at womentransformingcities.org.

 

TOTALLY OUTRIGHT
Totally Outright is a 4-day leadership workshop for young gay, bisexual, trans, and queer guys interested in being healthy, sex-savvy trendsetters. Over two weekends twenty other young men will participate in interactive, thought provoking presentations from community leaders and experts in gay men’s health. Topics range from coming out to sex, drug related harm reduction to relationships, and a whole lot in-between.

The program is geared towards any self-identified men who have attraction to other men. We encourage gay, bisexual, trans and queer men to apply.
It takes place on the weekends of February 28th and March 15th  in downtown Vancouver, all expenses paid and all food and materials will be provided

We encourage those outside of Vancouver to apply as well as financial assistance is available for accommodation, food, transportation or another needs they may have.

The application is already open and can be found at our website HERE

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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.