National Indigenous Peoples Day

June, 21, 2020

The SFSS would like to celebrate and acknowledge that it is National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21st). The SFSS prioritizes Indigenous voices, and we acknowledge that the SFSS is located on the traditional, unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples, including the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish),...

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Join an SFSS Committee

June, 17, 2020

Get involved by joining an SFSS committee! At-Large committee members (undergraduate students) play an important role in setting the direction for SFSS activities and priorities. Apply for a position today:...

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Month in Review – May

June, 12, 2020

Here’s what your SFSS Board of Directors has been up to during the month of May: The SFSS Board of Directors has had a busy but productive May, the first month of the 2020-2021 year! This year’s board transition was an interesting one as we continue to work from home. However, this did not stop...

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TEDxSFU (Conversations Worth Starting)

June, 11, 2020

Speaker applications for TEDxSFU’s 10th Annual Conference are now open! Being a speaker for TEDxSFU is a great opportunity for any individual of any age and background. Not only will you be able to develop key public speaking skills, but you will be given the opportunity to share your ideas worth spreading to hundreds of...

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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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