Message from Minister Melanie Mark Regarding COVID-19

April, 6, 2020

The Honourable Melanie Mark published a letter to the post-secondary, skills and training community members, assuring that the community’s education and training goals will be met. Read the full message here: “Dear post-secondary, skills and training community members, The COVID-19 pandemic has presented an exceptionally challenging time...

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U-Pass Update

April, 3, 2020

Dear students, We are currently working on a solution to address the operations of the U-Pass BC program due to COVID-19. If you have requested your April U-Pass BC benefit and started using your pass please continue to do so. If you do not intend to use your pass, please know that we are working...

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Govt Funding Support During COVID-19

April, 3, 2020

Funding Support for Students BC Government announced 3.5 million dollar emergency funding support for students in light of COVID-19. This non-repayable emergency fund for BC students can be used to help with: 🏢 Living Expenses 🛒 Groceries 🚎 Transportation 📚 School expenses “International and out-of-province...

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Increased Club Locker Theft

April, 1, 2020

Due to increased incidents and concerns over locker and common room thefts at Burnaby campus during this isolation period, we would like to remind you to secure your valuables and take the appropriate steps to verify missing items. If it is safe for you to do so, we recommend removing valuable items from your locker....

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We’re (virtually) Open! Connect with us online.

March, 30, 2020

For the wellbeing of our staff, membership, SFU partners and the wider community, the SFSS has decided to resume remote work as of today (Monday, March 30). This set up ensures as many services as possible are still available to students virtually. Therefore, please continue sending us emails (studentcentre@sfss.ca) with any questions you may...

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Government support for students and recent graduates in response to COVID-19

March, 30, 2020

Starting March 30, 2020, BC student loan payments are automatically frozen for six months. To view the other ways the province is providing financial support in response to COVID-19, click here. Also effective on March 30, the federal government will place a six-month interest-free moratorium on the repayment of Canada Student Loans for all...

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BC Students Asking for an Immediate Rent Freeze and Eviction Ban

March, 23, 2020

March 23, 2020 Dear Premier Horgan, Minister James, and Minister Robinson, With today’s release of BC’s COVID-19 Action Plan, we were encouraged to see the government’s commitment to helping BC residents during this unprecedented health crisis. The rapid response from policymakers is admirable and we recognize that creating a comprehensive...

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SFSS Response 2020-21 SFU Budget

March, 21, 2020

Upon review of the SFU Department of Finance’s draft 2020-21 Budget and Financial Plan, the SFSS sent the attached letter (on March 4) responding with its concerns around a tuition and fee hike – a 2% domestic undergraduate tuition increase and a 4% international tuition increase. The main concern revolves around the long term trends...

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2020 SFSS Elections Results

March, 20, 2020

NOTICE OF 2020 GENERAL ELECTION REFERENDA RESULTS PRESIDENT Christina Loutsik – 537 Osob Mohamed – 956  (ELECTED)Miguel Resendiz – 309 VICE-PRESIDENT – STUDENT SERVICES Prince Cheema – 690 Matthew Provost – 993 (ELECTED) VICE-PRESIDENT – UNIVERSITY RELATIONS Gabe Liosis – 706 (ELECTED)Julian...

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Support international students in B​.​C. amid COVID-19

March, 20, 2020

Support international students in B​.​C. amid COVID-19 by signing this change.org petition. The petition mentions, that “amid the contagion, hundreds of thousands of international students across Canada are left vulnerable. While the Federal and B.C. governments have announced a stimulus package to support citizens, it is silent on...

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SFU Financial Aid and Awards during COVID-19

March, 20, 2020

SFU Financial Aid and Awards is working on options for students seeking emergency funding where there may be urgent and immediate needs in relation to: 1. accessing some funding for a plane ticket home in the case of an international undergrad/grad student, and/or 2. accessing some funding for technology such as laptops/internet access If this...

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COVID19 Update: SFU Campus Services

March, 18, 2020

In an effort to maximize social distancing and protect the health and safety of the university community, there are a number of changes to SFU’s campus services. With the exception of a few essential services such as cleaning services, security, dining hall services, Residence & Housing, and the medical clinic (while it is safe to...

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