Vancouver Campus

GSS Office HC 131 – Thursdays
Every Thursday in the Spring 2016 semester a GSS staff person will be available in HC 131 from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.

Summer 2016 dates TBD

Every Thursday throughout Summer 2015 the GSS will be all over the Harbour Centre campus. Our office room number is HC 131 and you will be able to find us from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. Every second Thursday, we will be in the foyer with coffee, lemonade, treats and giveaways! Make sure to stop by and say hello. The summer 2015 schedule is posted below, it lists who will be in the office each week so that you can schedule meetings with them in advance.

Thursday, June 11 Adam Rinne, Director of Graduate Services will be tabling in the foyer
Thursday, June 18 Greg Christie, Director of Finance
Thursday, June 25 Persia Sayyari, Policy and Advocate Advisor
Thursday, July 2 Adam Rinne, Director of Graduate Services
Thursday, July 9 Persia Sayyari, Policy and Advocate Advisor
Thursday, July 16 Abhishek Nanjundappa, Director of University Relations
Thursday, July 23 Office Closed
Thursday, July 30 Persia Sayyari, Policy and Advocate Advisor
Thursday, August 6 Mark Perry, Director of External Relations
Thursday, August 13 Mike Soron, Interim Executive Director
Thursday, August 20 Persia Sayyari, Policy and Advocate Advisor

Occasional socials, Council meetings and other grad students events are held at Vancouver campus throughout the year.

Have a suggestion for how the GSS could serve you better on the Vancouver campus? Let us know!

Research Commons Services at SFU Vancouver


Writing Support
SFU Vancouver students taking credit courses can access various types of writing support through the Research Commons. Graduate Writing Facilitators are available for one-on-one writing consultations, or you can meet with a facilitator to get feedback on the content of an upcoming presentation. Read Ahead consultations provide intensive and extended support for graduate students writing theses, projects, or other longer papers.

Please visit the Writing Services to find out more or to request an appointment.

Our weekly Graduate Open Writing Lab provides a quiet, dedicated space for graduate students to work on their writing at SFU Vancouver. Sessions will be held in Harbour Centre, Room 7400. A Graduate Writing Facilitator will be available for consultation during these times. No registration is required. See here for schedule:

Thesis Support
The Library’s Assistant for Theses is available to meet with graduate students for formatting and thesis submission assistance.  Appointments can be made using the Research Commons’ consultation booking software.  In-person appointments are at SFU Burnaby; however, the Assistant for Theses is available for phone appointments. Please indicate if you wish to have a phone meeting when you book your consultation. Include a number where you can be reached during your appointment time.

ESL/EAL Support
Please use our Consultation Request form to book a consultation for help with academic reading and writing, speaking, pronunciation, presentation techniques, and more.

NVivo Support
Graduate Peer NVivo Facilitators are available to assist graduate students by email ( or in one-on-one consultations. To schedule a meeting, please use the request form on the Consultations page. The Research Commons also offers workshops and other training on the use of NVivo software.

At SFU Vancouver, NVivo is installed on computers in the Belzberg Library. Please see NVivo: Getting Started for information on downloading NVivo to an individual computer.