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 student...

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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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We’re Hiring: Black Student Support Centre Coordinator

April, 6, 2021

The Simon Fraser Student Society is currently looking for someone to serve as a resource and advocate for the Black members as the Black Student Support Centre Coordinator. The role will oversee, coordinate and assist in delivering programs and services in the Students of Caribbean and African Ancestry (SOCA) space. This a full-time, unionized...

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Month in Review – March

April, 6, 2021

SFSS Board of Directors continued to work on important initiatives and projects during March. The first board meeting of the month occurred on March 12, where SFU350 gave a presentation regarding Climate Emergency Ope SFU350 is requesting SFU to declare a climate emergency. Over 600 higher education institutions have declared a climate emergency...

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Textbook Survey

March, 25, 2021

We want to ease the financial burden of high-cost textbooks for students at the Simon Fraser Student University. Help us advocate for the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) on campus. Tell us about how the cost of course materials affects your financial...

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Student Feedback on Council Stipend

March, 24, 2021

The current stipend for board members is around $14.50/hour, a rate set in 2008. This outdated amount is now just below the minimum wage set in 2020 ($14.60/hour). That is why the SFSS Council Remuneration Proposal asks for a stipend in-line with a living wage for Student Executives representing your needs and advocating for your...

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SFSS in Solidarity Against anti-Asian Racism

March, 19, 2021

The March 16, 2021 Atlanta Spa Shooting comes amidst a disturbing global wide rise in violence and discrimination directed against the Asian population, with six of the eight victims killed being Asian women. The SFSS condemns anti-Asian racism in all forms, and stands in solidarity and compassion with the diverse Asian community. We hope to...

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SFSS Response to SFU Budget 2021-2022

March, 17, 2021

The Simon Fraser Student Society appreciates that the Department of Finance has given us an opportunity to provide input with regard to the changes in tuition and student fees proposed to take effect in 2021-22. While we have taken advantage of the opportunities to give comments during the overall budget consultation process, including through...

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SFSS Endorses the Braided Warriors

March, 15, 2021

The SFSS has passed a motion to sign and distribute an open letter regarding the violent arrests of the Braided Warriors on February 19, 2021. This decision is aligned with the SFSS stance against the TMX pipeline, support for Indigenous peoples and beliefs in the right of marginalized communities to peacefully protest and assembly. Want...

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SFSS Response to the Release of Mackay Report Summary by SFU

March, 11, 2021

BACKGROUND On December 14th, 2020, the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) released a statement condemning the violent arrest of a Black SFU Alumnus by Burnaby RCMP at the SFU Dining Hall on December 11th, 2020. On December 13th, 2020, SFU President Joy Johnson announced the establishment of an external review process to review the event...

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SFSS stands in solidarity with SFU RAs

March, 9, 2021

The SFSS is denouncing the Simon Fraser University for delaying the bargaining process for the unionization of Research Assistants since November of 2019. We demand that SFU Admin immediately: Recognize all RAs as workers, including those whose work overlaps with their studies; Provide healthcare and dental benefits for all RAs, including group...

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