We’re Hiring: Communications Coordinator

May, 17, 2021

The Simon Fraser Student Society is currently looking for o coordinate the communications work of the Society, including materials design and production, media liaison, public relations strategies, planning, projects and website maintenance. This a full-time, unionized role at $32.96/hr with benefits. Read the detailed job description and apply...

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2021-2022 Council Orientation

May, 13, 2021

The 2021-2022 Council has been hard at work for the last two weeks attending orientation sessions on Legal Responsibilities of Directors, SFSS By-Laws, Collective Agreement, Robert Rules, SFSS Finances, and Anti-Oppression. The virtual meetings aimed at training the group of over forty student leaders that are now the SFSS legal decision-making...

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Month in Review – April 2021

May, 11, 2021

The SFSS has made significant changes and additions to the policy, student life, and more in the last month of their board term. April 9, 2021 Motion passed to approve the WUSC x SFSS Scholarship that will award one domestic student with a refugee background and one domestic black student per term with a total...

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2021/2022 Associate VP University and Academic Affairs appointed

May, 11, 2021

As the 2021/2022 Executive Committee begins their term, they are looking forward to adding fellow students to the team to help build student power stronger. During the term’s inaugural Executive Committee meeting, on May 7th, 2021, Priyanka Dhesa was appointed to the position of Associate Vice President (AVP) Academic and University Affairs...

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SFSS Statement in Support of the National Day of Awareness for MMIWG2S

May, 10, 2021

The SFSS Executive Committee has released a statement in support of the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Two-Spirit and Transgender people (MMIWG2S) remembered on May 5th. The document acknowledges the minimized and disregarded genocide against Indigenous People(s) by institutions, governments, and...

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2020/2021 Executive Committee Statement of Work

May, 5, 2021

The new student-elected Executive Committee has started their 2021/2022 Council term year, and they are very excited to be serving in their new roles. The seven new executives have signed a statement to officiate the beginning of their new term and listed some of the goals they wish to achieve during the following months. Among...

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TMX Survey Report

May, 4, 2021

The SFSS Board of Directors has been taking public action and advocating against the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) project due to its environmental impacts and safety risk to the SFU Community since June of 2020 (as can be seen in this statement).  To continuously move forward with the advocacy campaign, the 2020-2021 Board of Directors...

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The SFSS submits recommendations to the BC Police Act Review

April, 30, 2021

The Simon Fraser Student Society asks the Legislative Assembly of BC’s Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act to consider investing in community-based safety aids to benefit the entire community. In the letter sent this Thursday, April 29th, the Society lists six recommendations aimed at helping ensure that marginalized communities...

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End Outsourcing of Cleaning and Food Services Work at Simon Fraser University

April, 14, 2021

The SFSS 2020-2021 Board of Directors passed a motion on March 26th to stand in solidarity with Contract Workers at SFU and endorse the Contract Worker Justice SFU Campaign. The motion urges Simon Fraser University to employ food service workers and cleaners directly and work towards having better pay and benefits for these workers through...

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Notice of Motion: Establishing New Issues Policies

April, 12, 2021

NOTICE OF MOTION:  Whereas, the SFSS approved a development plan to create more SFSS Issues Policies on a variety of social, economic and political issues Whereas, it is typical for student societies to employ Issues Policies to establish stances on certain issues Whereas, many Board members, in consultation with SFSS Board Committees and...

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Notice of Motion: Council, Administrative Policies Repeal and Replace

April, 12, 2021

NOTICE OF MOTION:  Whereas, on May 1st, 2021, the SFSS By-Law changes approved at the October 2020 SFSS Annual General meeting will be taking effect.Whereas, the SFSS has adopted various policy documents that must be consistent with the SFSS By-Laws. Whereas, the Transition Steering Committee – Governance Working Group has conducted a...

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