GSS Newsletter – July 6, 2020

Opportunities to Get Involved Volunteers are needed Fall Orientation is right around the corner and we need volunteers! If you’d like to help. out at this virtual event or be a part of the planning process, please let us know. If you’re interested in being a volunteer, please fill out our volunteer sign up form here.  ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Academic Support The SFU Library is restarting some services! The SFU Library is restarting some services! These include in-person…

Defending Black Lives – GSS Statement & Call to Action

On June 9, 2020 the Graduate Student Society of SFU (GSS) Council passed a motion in solidarity with movements around the world standing in defense of black lives and to “condemn the systemic racism playing out on a daily basis in the US and Canada, as well as the abuse, racial profiling, and killing of Black people at the hands of law enforcement.” The resolution also directed future action on behalf of the Society including…

GSS Newsletter – June 21, 2020

GSS Budget 2020-2021 General Membership Budget Consultation As you may have heard from your caucus councilors already, the GSS is planning for the next fiscal year’s budget (September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2021), and we would like to hear your thoughts. Your feedback is very important to us because we would like to understand how we can use our budget and resources appropriately to respond to your needs as a graduate student. So join…

GSS Newsletter – June 5, 2020

Transit Subsidy and other financial support In light of COVID-19 pandemic, GSS has taken measures to assist and support graduate students in their time of need. Below is a summary of all the financial support students can get from GSS during the crisis. For any questions or concerns contact the director of graduate service at grad-services@sfugradsociety.ca Transit subsidy Due to the cancelation of the Upass program in the summer semester, GSS will be offering a…

GSS Newsletter – May 21, 2020

GSS Measures for COVID-19 COVID-19 Relief Fund With the increasing demand for financial assistance for graduate students, GSS has launched a special COVID-19 Relief Fund for Summer 2020, to adjust its services to the current needs of its members. Starting from $25,000 to a maximum of $35,000, the relief fund would be used to feed the exhausted budgets of current GSS programs such as Emergency Grocery Cards and Family Subsidy as well as a new…