Notice of Motion: Issues Policies

March, 2, 2021

Whereas, the SFSS has Issues Policies to establish the stance of the Society on social, economic, and political issues relevant to the SFSS Membership; Whereas, many members of the Board of Directors have expressed a desire to expand on the existing SFSS Issues Policies; Whereas, the development of further SFSS Issues Policies requires...

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Notice of Motion: Board Policy R-9

March, 2, 2021

NOTICE OF MOTION: Whereas, at its January 27th, 2021 meeting, the Governance Committee approved in principle adding definitions for “territorial acknowledgement”, “pronouns”, “roll call of attendance”, and “access needs” to Board Policy R-9.Whereas, at its January 27th, 2021 meeting, the Governance...

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Month in Review – February 2021

March, 2, 2021

The SFSS Board continued to work on important initiatives through the month of February. The first board meeting occurred on the 12th of February. A motion was raised and passed regarding the StudentCare agreement. StudentCare and the Executive Committee negotiated a new two-year agreement with the option of extending it by another two years. A...

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Advocating for Financial Wellbeing

February, 26, 2021

On February 16th 2021, the SFSS President Osob Mohamed and VP External Relations Samad Raza met with Minister of Advanced Education Skills and Training, Anne Kang and MLA for Burnaby-Lougheed, Katrina Chen to discuss the following topics: Increasing Post-secondary institution (PSI) operating grants to relieve the burden of tuition from students....

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Women of the Year Awards 2021

February, 25, 2021

*Currently Accepting Nominations* This year’s SFSS Women of the Year Awards celebrates community members who have demonstrated leadership and advocated for positive changes in society.  We welcome nominees who identify with our goal to celebrate members of the SFU community who have made contributions to advocate for improvements in...

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2021 SFSS Elections Results

February, 19, 2021

NOTICE OF 2021 GENERAL ELECTION REFERENDA RESULTS PRESIDENT Gabe Liosis – 598 (ELECTED) VP INTERNAL & ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Ronit Chawla – 302Corbett Gildersleve – 599 (ELECTED) VP FINANCE & SERVICES Cole Gorst – 396 Almas Phangura – 482 (ELECTED) VP UNIVERSITY & ACADEMIC AFFAIRS Serena Bains – 633...

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SFSS Statement for the Farmers’ Protest in India

February, 16, 2021

The Simon Fraser Student Society and supporting organizations stand in solidarity with the Farmers’ Protest in India. We empathize with folks that have been impacted by the violence against peaceful protestors in India. We commend the efforts of people peacefully protesting all across the world and spreading awareness about the farmer’s...

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Notice of Motion: Proposed Issues Policy IP-2: Black History Month

February, 12, 2021

Whereas, the Parliament of Canada has been officially recognizing Black History Month since 1995 following a motion introduced by the first Black Canadian Woman elected to the Canadian Parliament – The Honourable Jean Augustine, Whereas, Black History Month is important to the Black Community and is a time for reflection, introspection and...

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Participatory Budget

February, 12, 2021

The Simon Fraser Student Society has set aside $10,000  to spend on student-driven initiatives, programs and resources. We’re asking students and staff to tell us how they’d like us to spend it. By asking for your suggestions, we hope to make our budgeting process more transparent and encourage marginalized and underrepresented...

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Month in Review – January 2021

February, 11, 2021

The SFSS board kicked off the new year with different initiatives. The team met for the very first board meeting of this year on 15th January. The meeting began with a presentation from Meaningful Work. The organization matches skilled corporate employees with non-profits and charities for volunteering. Raaj Chatterji, who is also the CEO of...

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SFSS Celebrates Black Joy: Black History Month 2021

February, 9, 2021

The Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) wholeheartedly acknowledges Black History Month (BHM) and the contributions of Black people in Canada and at SFU. We commend the efforts of monumental Black folks in the past, and the roads they paved for society today. For many in the Black community, this is a time for celebration also...

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