Services

The Emergency Grocery Card Program has been established by the GSS to provide limited assistance to graduate students in urgent financial need.
Emergency Grocery Card Program
The GSS will pass your information to Quest, and within a few days you will be able to access their not-for-profit grocery markets, which stock an array of food and household items at significantly reduced costs (50 – 70% less than most retailers). The markets are located on Dundas Street (Vancouver), East Hastings (Vancouver), 6th Street (Burnaby) and 104th Street (Surrey). All locations are wheelchair and scooter accessible.
QUEST Food Exchange
Graduate Students are able to make use of the following resources, should they ever need legal services.
Legal Advice for Grad Students
Starting in 2014, the GSS began the Holiday Hamper program enabling low-income graduate student families to have a happy and stress free holiday season with the support of generous sponsors from SFU’s community.
Holiday Hampers Program
The annual GSS Benefit Plan Bursary is intended to offset the costs of the extended Health & Dental Benefit Plan ($462.20) for graduate students in demonstrated financial need.
Annual Benefit Plan Bursary Program
The GSS is proud to continue its Family Subsidy program to assist graduate students who have children. Graduate students with children, in demonstrated financial need, are eligible to apply to receive funding. Please note, subsidy amounts vary due to funding.
Biannual Family Subsidy Program
GSS OAA is jointly funded and administered by the Graduate Student Society and SFU Library. Furthermore, the Office of the Vice-President, Research, the Office of the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, and the Publishing program have generously contributed to increase the number of awarded students. Thus, we are happy to announce that the OAA will consist of up to 35 awards at $100 each.
Annual GSS Open Access Awards
The GSS is proud to provide a source of funding to graduate students presenting at conferences or engaging in field research. Graduate students taking part in these professional development activities may apply for a grant of $499.
Financial Support for Grad Researchers
Bring your travel mug (we do not have any paper/styrofoam cups)!
The GSS is proud to offer locally roasted, fair-trade organic coffees.
Free Coffee for Grad Students
Graduate students who start their graduate programs in September or January of a given year are automatically enrolled into the Benefit Plan (May-start students must self-enrol for their first semester at SFU).
Benefit Plan, Insurance for Grads
Need a meeting room? Have a social event you’d like to host in the GSS Lounge? Grad students can book either of our rooms for Caucus events free of charge!
GSS Room Booking