Pierre began as Executive Director in September 2015. Previously, he has worked in external relations for the AMS at UBC and in international relations for the Quebec government. He has served or is serving as a volunteer and board director for a number of non-profit organizations, including the Stanley Park Ecology Society. He received a PhD in Comparative History from Brandeis University in Massachusetts.
The Executive Director ensures that the goals of the Society, as set in its by-laws, strategic plan and Council, are met in a timely fashion. He provides oversight and direction for its daily operation and works collaboratively with a team of elected student directors and standing committees. He is responsible for supervising the work of a number of dedicated, talented, unionized part-time staff members.
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Harjap joined the GSS in August 2018. The Advocate and Policy Advisor provides support for students in conflict, while concurrently building collaborative, mutually respectful relationships with key players at the University. Additionally, they help the Society with macro-advocacy concerns that affect graduate students as a whole and with internal governance.
Stephanie joined the GSS in August 2018. She completed her MA in Humanities at SFU, specializing in social theory and continental philosophy. She is deeply committed to community building and social justice and when she is not working at the GSS, she spends her time volunteering in the community, immersed in a new book, discovering new music, creating art, or spending quality time with her dog at the park.
The Administrator is the go-to person for Caucuses, Committees and Councillors. They also provides operational support, including (but certainly not limited to!) bookkeeping, financial reporting and analysis, handling insurance matters and maintaining the official records of the Society.
Niloofar joined the GSS team as an Administrative Assistant in June 2018. She is a Master’s student in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology with a focus on Computational Design. She is an international student, trying to help all SFU students feel welcome at the GSS. She is willing to chat with anyone who wants to drop by for a cup of coffee or tea!
The Administrative Assistants are responsible for many duties around the GSS office including maintaining the lounge and coffee service, booking rooms, scheduling meetings, distributing cheques to students, updating the website and social media streams, answering inquiries, creating electronic content and designing posters.
Carol-Anne joined the GSS team as an Administrative Assistant in January 2020. She is a Master’s student in Earth Sciences, focusing on Geochemistry and Mineral Deposits. She is from Quebec and enjoys the outdoors.
The Administrative Assistants are responsible for many duties around the GSS office including: maintaining the lounge and coffee service, booking rooms, scheduling meetings, distributing cheques to students, updating the website and social media streams, answering inquiries, creating electronic content and designing posters.