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March, 30, 2020

For the wellbeing of our staff, membership, SFU partners and the wider community, the SFSS has decided to resume remote work as of today (Monday, March 30). This set up ensures as many services as possible are still available to students virtually. Therefore, please continue sending us emails (studentcentre@sfss.ca) with any questions you may...

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Government support for students and recent graduates in response to COVID-19

March, 30, 2020

Starting March 30, 2020, BC student loan payments are automatically frozen for six months. To view the other ways the province is providing financial support in response to COVID-19, click here. Also effective on March 30, the federal government will place a six-month interest-free moratorium on the repayment of Canada Student Loans for all...

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BC Students Asking for an Immediate Rent Freeze and Eviction Ban

March, 23, 2020

March 23, 2020 Dear Premier Horgan, Minister James, and Minister Robinson, With today’s release of BC’s COVID-19 Action Plan, we were encouraged to see the government’s commitment to helping BC residents during this unprecedented health crisis. The rapid response from policymakers is admirable and we recognize that creating a comprehensive...

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SFSS Response 2020-21 SFU Budget

March, 21, 2020

Upon review of the SFU Department of Finance’s draft 2020-21 Budget and Financial Plan, the SFSS sent the attached letter (on March 4) responding with its concerns around a tuition and fee hike – a 2% domestic undergraduate tuition increase and a 4% international tuition increase. The main concern revolves around the long term trends...

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2020 SFSS Elections Results

March, 20, 2020

NOTICE OF 2020 GENERAL ELECTION REFERENDA RESULTS PRESIDENT Christina Loutsik – 537 Osob Mohamed – 956  (ELECTED)Miguel Resendiz – 309 VICE-PRESIDENT – STUDENT SERVICES Prince Cheema – 690 Matthew Provost – 993 (ELECTED) VICE-PRESIDENT – UNIVERSITY RELATIONS Gabe Liosis – 706 (ELECTED)Julian...

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Support international students in B​.​C. amid COVID-19

March, 20, 2020

Support international students in B​.​C. amid COVID-19 by signing this change.org petition. The petition mentions, that “amid the contagion, hundreds of thousands of international students across Canada are left vulnerable. While the Federal and B.C. governments have announced a stimulus package to support citizens, it is silent on...

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SFU Financial Aid and Awards during COVID-19

March, 20, 2020

SFU Financial Aid and Awards is working on options for students seeking emergency funding where there may be urgent and immediate needs in relation to: 1. accessing some funding for a plane ticket home in the case of an international undergrad/grad student, and/or 2. accessing some funding for technology such as laptops/internet access If this...

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COVID19 Update: SFU Campus Services

March, 18, 2020

In an effort to maximize social distancing and protect the health and safety of the university community, there are a number of changes to SFU’s campus services. With the exception of a few essential services such as cleaning services, security, dining hall services, Residence & Housing, and the medical clinic (while it is safe to...

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Update: Temporary SFSS closure due to COVID-19 situation

March, 16, 2020

March 13, 2020 As the threats posed by COVID-19 accelerates very rapidly, The Simon Fraser Student Society Board of Directors (BoD), through the Executive Committee, has decided to temporarily shut down its services starting March 13, 2020, at 4:00 pm. The Executive Committee, on behalf of the BoD, passed the following motion at an emergency...

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Studentcare Response to COVID-19

March, 16, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our partners at Studentcare are working diligently to adopt best practices for the student health plan. Here are the measures they are taking to serve our SFSS members at this time: They are sharing answers to the most commonly asked questions for those covered by the Travel Plan. Click...

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Month in Review – February

March, 10, 2020

Here’s what your SFSS Board of Directors has been up to during the month of February: The SFSS Board of Directors had a fulfilling February! They hosted numerous events ranging from Munchie Mondays & Tasty Tuesdays to SFSS Care Packages at SFU Dog Therapy. Keep an eye out for free snacks on a cart on...

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