Month in Review – July

August, 4, 2020

Here’s what your SFSS Board of Directors has been up to during the month of July: The SFSS Board of Directors had an eventful and productive month of July. The first board meeting of the month took place on the 10th of July. A motion was raised and passed regarding SUB space reallocation for student...

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Notice of Motion: Amendment to Accessibility Advisory Committee SO-8

July, 28, 2020

The SFSS Board of Directors passed a motion on July 24, 2020 to amend the current Terms of Reference for the Accessibility Fund Advisory Committee, to more clearly lay out the practice of accessibility fund approvals. The altered text, presented during the Board Meeting on Friday, July 24th, reads: “Make decisions and give approval to...

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#DontForgetStudents 2​.​0 Petition

July, 21, 2020

Last semester, the Simon Fraser Student Society signed onto a letter by the #DontForgetStudents movement, calling for the federal government to offer fair support for the millions of Canadian students being disadvantaged by the lack of appropriate financial aid being offered through CESB (which international students are still not...

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Moving Forward: Climate, Covid and Catastrophe

July, 16, 2020

Join the SFU CMNS-460 “Seminar in Dialogue and Public Issues” class as they consider how the climate crisis and the COVID pandemic impacts our communities. They will discuss the principles towards a just recovery on a local scale, and what a new “normal” looks like moving forward. REGISTER...

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Fall U-Pass Survey

July, 16, 2020

For the summer semester, the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) Board of Directors, along with 16 other post-secondary student associations and institutions in the Lower Mainland, made the difficult decision to suspend the U-Pass program to save students that are not traveling to campus money on their U-Pass fees. As SFU prepares to enter another...

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Free Financial Literacy Workshops

July, 8, 2020

The SFSS hosted a free financial literacy workshop on Monday, June 29th: “Introduction to Basic Budgeting”  View the notes here. Watch the video here: The SFSS hosted a free financial literacy workshop on Thursday, July 9th: “Investing: RRSPS & TFSAS”  View the notes here. Watch the video...

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Month in Review – June

July, 7, 2020

Here’s what your SFSS Board of Directors has been up to during the month of June: The Board had an interesting and productive month of June. The first Board meeting of the month was on 12th June. President Osob Mohamed gave  an overview of the Executive Committee’s report and recommendations. The Executive Committee reviewed job...

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Reflection on Canada Day

July, 2, 2020

As we come out of Canada day, the SFSS encourages our members to start respectful conversations within our communities about what it means to decolonize. Canada serves as a home and place of refuge for many people. It is important for us to consider the history and creation of Canada, and how it is intrinsically...

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SFSS Core Funding update

June, 30, 2020

Last Friday the SFSS Board of Directors discussed the matter of Student Unions and Groups being able to contribute their Core funds to Black-led and/or Indigenous-led causes and organizations. This led to a motion to suspend the relevant policy until August 1, 2020 to give Student Unions and Groups time to have a meeting and pass a...

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Financial Literacy Workshop

June, 25, 2020

FREE Financial Literacy workshops!  Monday, June 29th: “Introduction to Basic Budgeting”  Thursday, July 9th: “Investing: RRSPs & TFSAs”...

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The Future of SFU Education Town Hall

June, 25, 2020

We are partnering with SFU C19 Coalition to host a Town Hall: The Future of SFU Education on July 7th (from 4:30 pm) to discuss the SFU community’s collective response to the pandemic and how we can work together to democratically shape the future of the University. Panelists will include representatives from SFSS, C19C, the...

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HIRING – Administrative Assistant

June, 25, 2020

The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for providing secretarial and administrative support to the SFSS Board of Directors, Committees, Council and the Manager of Administrative Services in the form of providing effective organizational scheduling, board and committee agenda preparation, minuting and other tasks that may be assigned....

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