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If you’re a member of the SFSS and an undergraduate student, you can become a Councillor or take part in a committee.

The Accessibility Committee is responsible for monitoring usage of the Student Society Accessibility Fund; approving accessibility-related capital expenses; recommending changes to policy sections relating to issues of accessibility and the Accessibility Fund; researching, maintaining and approving a pricing list of accessibility services; and hearing appeals of decisions taken by the Student Union Resource Office, the General Office and the Finance and Administrative Services Committee.

Examples:  Approving technological aids

Learn more about the Committee on the SFSS Council Policies document, page 94.

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The purpose of this committee is to ensure and prioritize the voices of the Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) community at Simon Fraser University within the framework of the Simon Fraser Student Society, and that the lived experience of racialized folks is always considered, recognized and acknowledged. Historically Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour disproportionately face more barriers due to the constructs that have been established without BIPOC folks in mind. Academia and university settings are not exempt to the mistreatment and misappropriation of BIPOC voices.

Academia as we know has been used as a tool to assimilate and indoctrinate racialized voices. This committee is to ensure that Black, Indigenous and People of Colour have the ability to speak on issues that directly affect our BIPOC communities within SFU and their educational experience. This committee shall work with the Board of Directors and the SFSS to properly support racialized students from a BIPOC perspective. The role of this committee should be to support, voice opinions and give advice to where the SFSS and SFU are lacking and to close the gaps and barriers that racialized students face in their university experience. The

SFSS prioritizes Indigenous voices, and ​ acknowledge that the SFSS is located on the traditional, unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples, including the xʷ məθkʷ əy̓ əm (Musqueam), Sḵ wx̱ wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), Sel̓ íl̓ witulh
(Tsleil-Waututh), kʷ ikʷ əƛ̓ əm (Kwikwetlem) and q̓ icə̓ y̓ (Katzie) Nations.

Learn more about the Committee on the SFSS Council Policies document, page 90.

The purpose of this Committee shall be to center historically-excluded students in the community at Simon Fraser University within the framework of the Simon Fraser Student Society. These spaces have been notoriously governed by dominant figures in societies while excluding the most marginalized people, such Black, Indigenous, Persons of Colour; poor or low socio-economic status; immigrants; international students; sex workers, women, queer, transgender, gender non-conforming people and other LGBTQIA2S+ communities; youth and the elderly; and people with disabilities, mental health exceptionalities, and drugaddictions, etc. The SFSS acknowledges that knowledge and experience of marginalized individuals who have lived experience are key in order to properly practice anti-oppression and Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI).

This Committee’s purpose is to work towards dismantling intersecting forms of systemic oppression which includes but is not limited to: classism, ableism, capitalism, colonialism, anti-Blackness, misogyny, gender-based violence, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia, fatphobia, the various types of racism, etc.

Learn more about the Committee on the SFSS Council Policies document, page 83.

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The Events and Promotions Committee is responsible for the coordination of events and promotional campaigns on campus. Upon request, the Committee may also assist Clubs, DSUs and constituency groups in the planning of events.

Examples: Fundraisers, BBQs, pub nights, and more.

Learn more about the Committee on the SFSS Council Policies document, page 97.

We are no longer accepting applications for this Committee. 

The External and Community Affairs Committee make and report on the development of recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding federal, provincial and municipal advocacy and lobbying campaigns and member-facing student information campaigns

Learn more about the Committee on the SFSS Council Policies document, page 81.

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The Finance and Administrative Services Committee make and report on the development of recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding its financial and audit functions of the Society on behalf of the Board.

Learn more about the Committee on the SFSS Council Policies document, page 75.

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The  First Year Engagement Committee coordinates activities and engagement events and initiatives, such as community-building events, coordinate first year advocacy activities and projects, and make recommendations to the Board on first year inclusiveness.

Learn more about the Committee on the SFSS Council Policies document, page 104.

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  • Give advice regarding the coordination of the society member services
  • Coordinate operations and give assistance and advice to coordinators on member services, clubs and DSU operations
  • Make recommendations to policies relating to the member-services of the Society.
  • Receive updates on issues that have happened in the delivery of member-services, and for possible improvements to clubs and DSU policies and solicit feedback from students

Learn more about the Committee on the SFSS Council Policies document, page 106.

The Surrey Campus Committee is responsible for advising the Board of Directors on issues of concern for SFU Surrey students and helps plan events.

Examples:  Encourage the participation of SFU Surrey students, coordinate campus-wide activities in liaison with active Departmental Student Unions, and plan campus-wide events.

Projects/Accomplishments:

  • Pub nights
  • Pancake breakfast
  • Halloween photobooth
  • Successfully getting SFU to have the library open on Sundays

Learn more about the Committee on the SFSS Council Policies document, page 100.

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The University and Academic Affairs Committee‘s role includes connecting with the student body about university issues and campaigns, informing and educating peers on issue-based campaigns, working with SFU students senators and Board of Governors Representative, and contributing to engagement at SFU.

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The UAA committee is all about internal lobbying and informing students of important things going on around campus. We are fairly new but have big plans for the upcoming year! We are planning on hosting an Open House for the Burnaby Mountain Gondola Project. We will be working with the SFU Open Education Resources working group to get more faculty and student involvement in OER’s. We recently held a Federal Election Debate on campus and invited candidates from the 4 major parties on campus to increase political engagement. As a committee member, you can be involved in everything from tabling efforts to an event volunteer. There is also space for your ideas and suggestions on how we can improve and increase student engagement on campus!

“I would like to say that an individual cannot find this committee, but rather this committee finds the right individual and molds that individual in the best way possible giving the individual and the committee a good experience.”
-Sabah, At-Large Rep

“Being a part of the UAA has given me the opportunity to be at the forefront of the most interesting campaigns and decisions at SFU. I’ve gotten the opportunity through UAA to be a part of the change on campus on campaigns such as the Gondola campaign, Open-ed, Ban the Bottle, and other student advocacy initiatives. Thanks to this committee I am always weeks ahead of the next big thing on campus and would recommend this committee for those who are passionate about advocacy and student concerns.”
-Phum, At-Large Rep

 

 

 

 

Learn more about the Committee on the SFSS Council Policies document, page 79.

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The Vancouver Campus Committee is responsible for advising the Board of Directors on issues of concern to SFU Vancouver students. They also help plan events.

Examples: Encourage the participation of SFU Vancouver students, coordinate campus-wide activities, and help plan campus-wide events.

 

 

 

Learn more about the Committee on the SFSS Council Policies document, page 102.

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