New GSS Know Your Rights Guide!

On International Human Rights Day, we launched a new resource for graduate students: the GSS Know Your Rights Guide! This guide has been developed to help graduate students in understanding policies, practices and rights related to your academic and non-academic life while attending SFU. The web version of this guide uses language to make policies more accessible, consolidates both SFU and non-SFU policies that are relevant to graduate students and includes links to specific policies…

Addressing precarious status of international students

The GSS has, with several other student organizations across British Columbia, signed an open letter to Members of Parliament in BC on the ongoing crisis current and former international students are facing. This letter urges MPs to address urgently the need to make post-graduate work permits renewable and allow all National Occupational Classification (NOC) employment to be counted towards permanent residency. To read the full version of the letter, please click here.

Statement on December 11 incident at SFU Burnaby

The GSS Executive Committee shares the shock, anger and frustration expressed by many in the SFU community after witnessing an incident involving a Black alumnus who was aggressively arrested by the Burnaby RCMP in the SFU Dining Hall on December 11. Our full statement and access to additional resources may be found here. Sincerely, GSS Executive Committee Contacts: Director of Graduate Services – grad-services@sfugradsociety.ca Director of Academic Relations – academic@sfugradsociety.ca

GSS Newsletter – December 11, 2020

Newsletter, December 11th  Happy Friday everybody! I am hoping you folks are all safe, healthy, and well. Loads of things going on here at the GSS and I will take a second to highlight a few things right off the start: 1) We are looking for an interim Director of Internal Relations, 2) we are looking for a new Council Speaker, and 3) Today is our first GSS TimeOuts viewing of “Klaus” with the ugly sweater competition – last chance…

GSS TimeOuts

It’s time to introduce GSS TimeOuts – feeling stressed, haven’t seen family or just need a break? Fun: Check! Prizes: Check all over it!   GSS TimeOuts Ugly Christmas Sweater Competition: Upload a photo in your best Christmas sweater on Instagram, use #GSSTimeOuts and follow @gssatsfu for a chance to win 1 of 3 50$ prizes! Winners announced during the Netflix party! GSS TimeOuts Netflix watching Party: Come out on December 11th and watch “Klaus”…