GSS News | Events – April 1, 2020

Hi Grads, I understand this is a very challenging time for every one of us. I wanted to thank you all for everything that you are doing to help “flatten the curve”. This newsletter includes some useful information to help graduate students in different situations adapt to the disruption of Covid-19, as well as some updates concerning our planned virtual social events. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Highlights   FINANCIAL SUPPORT & COVID-19   SFU student services has posted an…

GSS Response to SFU’s Draft 2020-21 Budget and Financial Plan

On March 1, the GSS sent the attached letter to the SFU Department of Finance, responding to their draft 2020-21 Budget and Financial Plan and the tuition and fee hikes of 2% & 4% contained within it. We think that some of the questions we raise deserve a university-wide conversation, and we plan to continue our strong advocacy around student affordability, tuition and fees, and the annual SFU budget.  dd Please contact Matt McDonald, GSS…

COVID-19 Resource Page (updated regularly)

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, GSS Executive Committee has compiled some resources that should be useful to our members. This list will be updated regularly. Please note that, at this time, post-secondary institutions in BC (including SFU) will be permitted to reopen during phase 3 of BC’s Restart Plan (page 14). In other words, so long as enhanced protocols are in place (described on page 10 of this document) and transmission rates remain low…

GSS social event in Vancouver

If you are in Vancouver on Tuesday, March 10, please join us for a post-Graduate Council social event at 6:15pm at Steamworks Brew Pub, a few steps from SFU’s Harbour Centre. Among other things, you will have a chance to meet the candidates for the Spring director elections. If you wish to attend, please RSVP here for this event – the first 50 people who do so will get a free drink ticket.