SFU Lab Courses Survey Results

June, 5, 2020

According to a survey conducted by Statistics Canada, academic life has been disrupted for 57% of post-secondary student respondents, who face work placements and courses being delayed, postponed, or cancelled. Just over a quarter of respondents (26%) indicated that their courses were cancelled or postponed, specifically classes that involve...

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SFSS in Solidarity with Black Communities Against Systemic Injustice

June, 1, 2020

The Simon Fraser Student Society stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, and with all Black lives that have been touched by state-sanctioned violence at the hands of the criminal justice system, the police and the RCMP. We reject the notion that police violence is unique to the United States, as our Black and Indigenous...

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SFSS Recommendations to Support Students During the Pandemic

May, 27, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges to the entire world. Post-secondary students have been hit particularly hard by this crisis. From February to March 2020, the number of post- secondary students in the workforce, aged 15-29, decreased by 28%1. Post-secondary students have had to quickly adapt to changing circumstances,...

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Student Associations and TransLink Modify the U-Pass BC Agreement due to COVID-19

May, 20, 2020

U-Pass Update: Since the cancellation of in-person classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Simon Fraser Student Society has been working with other student associations and TransLink on a solution to address the operations of the U-Pass BC program. The SFSS, along with other post-secondary institutions and student associations, has signed the...

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Virtual Education Fair

May, 14, 2020

We’re excited to be hosting a free Virtual Education Fair on Thursday, May 21st, offering educators and students an opportunity to meet online, and for students to start planning their next step in education, whether it be at home or abroad. The fair will feature universities, professional schools and colleges from Canada and around the...

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2020 SASS Executive Team Elections

May, 14, 2020

Hello Arts and Social Sciences Students, The Society of Arts and Social Science (SASS) is the Faculty Student Union that represents YOU!  Voting is NOW open for the 2020 SASS Executive Team! The candidates’ platforms are available here. Please take time to read through and make an informed vote. The online poll...

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Bystander Intervention Workshop

May, 14, 2020

Have you ever encountered a situation where you worried someone might get harmed but you weren’t sure how to help or if it was your place? Come join us in this ONLINE bystander intervention workshop on May 21st at 12:00PM! RSVP:...

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Summer Tuition Deadline Extension

May, 5, 2020

Based on the message on behalf of Dr. Jonathan Driver, Vice President Academic and Provost: The University is extending the summer term tuition and student fees payment deadline from May 25 to June 15. This extension gives you more time to seek additional funding or part-time work opportunities. (See below). SFU is also developing a...

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SFU Bookstore Course Material Platform

May, 5, 2020

 Information from SFU Bookstore: Senior Academic Leadership and the SFU Bookstore have worked together to provide a solution for online course material delivery. For the Summer semester, students can purchase their course material at this link – http://www.sfu.ca/bookstore/coursematerials The new platform is first of its kind in Canada....

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Month In Review – April

April, 30, 2020

The Board had a fulfilling April as their term wrapped up, including a lot of advocacy on behalf of students and alongside students. In the first meeting of April, the Board passed the Investment Policy and gave the go-ahead for a fossil fuel free investment portfolio with our new Investment managers. In the second meeting,...

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Burnaby Gondola Open House Feedback Report

April, 23, 2020

On January 21st and 22nd, 2020, the SFSS held an open house for the Burnaby community to provide them with information and give them an opportunity to provide feedback on the BMGT project. During the open house, over 700 students and SFU community members participated and 70 students provided comments through the interactive commentary board....

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