SFSS Emergency COVID-19 Funding (Updates Coming Soon)

February, 9, 2021

The Simon Fraser Student Society wants to reduce barriers for students in need of financial support. On January 29, 2021, the 2020-2021 SFSS Board passed a motion to approve a Spring and Summer semester emergency COVID-19 funding of $200,000 per term. The funding criteria will be $500 per student with 40% allocated to domestic students...

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SFU Students Urge Burnaby City Council to Back Gondola

February, 5, 2021

Simon Fraser University Students are urging Burnaby City Council to back TransLink’s proposed Burnaby Mountain Gondola with a new campaign aimed at securing the City’s support. “Students from all walks of life are joining with businesses and residents to tell the City Council that it’s time to back the project and get it built for...

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2021 Executive Committee Candidates

February, 3, 2021

Here are your candidates for the #SFSS2021Elections! Watch them at the Candidate Debate on February 11, from 4 – 6 pm and make an informed decision. Voting will occur between the 16 and 18,...

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SFSS statement for P/CR/NC grading scheme

January, 29, 2021

SFU Senate approved to launch a pilot Pass/Credit/No Credit (P/CR/NC) grading scheme for electives only, for the 2021 Spring, Summer, and Fall terms. While this is a step in the right direction, it still does not adequately address the needs of students in the midst of a pandemic.  In the announcement email that SFU sent...

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#StudentsDeserveSpace

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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