January, 25, 2021

On January 6th, the SFSS Council passed a motion to launch a Departmental/Faculty Student Unions (DSU/FSU) Space campaign called #StudentsDeserveSpace. The recent eviction in November 2020 of SFU Bachelor of Environment Student Union (BESU), and SFU Environmental Science Student Union from their common room exemplifies the need to secure student...

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Clubs Day – January 19

January, 15, 2021

SFSS Virtual Clubs Day Spring 2021- January 19, 10am to 7pm 128 SFSS Clubs, Student Unions, and Groups! Ask questions, join clubs, learn about services and more! Answer poll questions for a chance to win one of 18 gift cards!    Register here:...

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Government announces new policy to help former international students live in, work in and continue contributing to Canada

January, 13, 2021

On January 8th, the Government of Canada has announced that former international students will have the opportunity to apply for an open work permit. This achievement is the result of a series of initiatives across the country where student societies, like our own, have been actively advocating to help foreign students affected by the pandemic....

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Month in Review – December 2020

January, 4, 2021

The SFSS Board concluded the Fall semester with a productive month of December. This month, the board met once for a 5-hour long board meeting. The meeting started off with a presentation from SFU350 who have been working on divestment (removing and preventing investments in the fossil fuel sector) of SFU’s endowment. SFU350 is proposing...

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SFSS Response to Violent Arrest of Black SFU Alumnus on December 11th, 2020

December, 14, 2020

The Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) wholeheartedly condemns the violent arrest of a Black SFU Alumnus by Burnaby RCMP at SFU Dining Hall, on the evening of December 11th, 2020. On the evening of December 11th, the alumnus was followed by SFU campus security from West Mall Centre into the dining hall, and was asked...

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SFSS Supports the SFU Re-use for Good Initiative

December, 11, 2020

The Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) supports the SFU Re-use for Good initiative in the decision to eliminate the sale of pre-filled water bottles at the SFU campuses on December 31st, 2020. The SFSS was briefed on this project by the Ban the Bottle club and the Re-use for Good Committee. The reasons for eliminating...

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Month in Review – November 2020

December, 9, 2020

The Board had a busy yet productive month of November. The first board meeting of the month occurred on November 13th (it was Friday the 13th). On that occasion, the Board passed a motion in support of finding an alternate permanent space for the BESU (Bachelor of Environment Student Union) and the EVSCSU (Environmental Science...

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Letter of support for FNSA and the “Let Us Speak” Campaign

December, 7, 2020

Dear Board of Directors of the First Nations Students Association, I am writing to you today on behalf of the Simon Fraser Student Society to state our support for your Board of Directors, and for your ongoing “Let Us Speak” campaign. We recognize and condemn Simon Fraser University for the gaslighting and dismissive actions taken...

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Notice of Motion: SFSS Elections and Referenda Policies CP-1 amendment

December, 1, 2020

Be it resolved to amend the SFSS Elections and Referenda Policies CP-1 to add a subsection (A) under section 2 and have it read: “a. If there is any gap of time between the end of the campaign period and the start of the voting period, candidates shall be subject to the regulations applicable to...

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Final Exam and Enrollment tips for first years

November, 20, 2020

3rd/4th year students will be sitting down as panelists and the audience can ask them questions regarding enrollment, final exams, or anything else that they would like to know. The panelists will be sharing their perspective of what they wish they knew in their first year. Tue, December 1, 2020 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM...

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