Summer Tuition Deadline Extension

May, 5, 2020

Based on the message on behalf of Dr. Jonathan Driver, Vice President Academic and Provost: The University is extending the summer term tuition and student fees payment deadline from May 25 to June 15. This extension gives you more time to seek additional funding or part-time work opportunities. (See below). SFU is also developing a...

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SFU Bookstore Course Material Platform

May, 5, 2020

 Information from SFU Bookstore: Senior Academic Leadership and the SFU Bookstore have worked together to provide a solution for online course material delivery. For the Summer semester, students can purchase their course material at this link – http://www.sfu.ca/bookstore/coursematerials The new platform is first of its kind in Canada....

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Month In Review – April

April, 30, 2020

The Board had a fulfilling April as their term wrapped up, including a lot of advocacy on behalf of students and alongside students. In the first meeting of April, the Board passed the Investment Policy and gave the go-ahead for a fossil fuel free investment portfolio with our new Investment managers. In the second meeting,...

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Burnaby Gondola Open House Feedback Report

April, 23, 2020

On January 21st and 22nd, 2020, the SFSS held an open house for the Burnaby community to provide them with information and give them an opportunity to provide feedback on the BMGT project. During the open house, over 700 students and SFU community members participated and 70 students provided comments through the interactive commentary board....

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COVID-19 Survey

April, 21, 2020

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected your student experience at SFU? Help us understand how we can better support you and advocate for your needs during this time. Tell us by filling out this confidential survey...

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Student Organizations’ Open Letter – CERB Eligibility

April, 16, 2020

Dear Mr. Trudeau, We, the undersigned, are a grouping of student organizations and coalitions calling on the federal government to extend the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) to all students and recent graduates, regardless of employment status and previous income. Students and recent graduates who are just starting their careers now face...

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Month in Review – March

April, 15, 2020

Here’s what your SFSS Board of Directors has been up to during the month of March: The Board of Directors had a lot to learn in March as we transitioned and went through a once-in-a-century change. As COVID-19 swept through the world, the SFSS Board of Directors has now transitioned to online advocacy, services, and...

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SFSS Contributes $150,000 to Emergency Assistance Fund Related to COVID-19

April, 8, 2020

At the April 1st, 2020 Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) Board of Directors (BoD) meeting, the BoD passed a motion to contribute $150,000 to establish the Simon Fraser Student Society Emergency Assistance Fund. This fund will provide support for SFU undergraduate students facing a sudden emergency situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic and...

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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

Update as of May 20, 2020: U-Pass BC program suspended Post secondary institutions and student associations have worked with TransLink to temporarily suspend the U-Pass BC program as of May 1st. The U-Pass BC program is offered to students under agreements in place between TransLink, participating colleges/universities and their associated student...

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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

Update: April 23, 2020 Locker and common room thefts at Burnaby have continued to increase over the past few weeks. We are asking students to please remove your items from your locker if safe to do so. Remember to continue to adhere to social distancing guidelines on campus. If your locker is located in the...

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