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)

January 15, 2021: Incoming or returning international graduate students New or returning international graduate student required to self-isolate are invited to consult the GSS’s Covid-19 self-isolation info sheet, here. Mental Health Survey Results in Visualizations: See what over 500 grad students answered with analysis and summary. Spring 2021 U-Pass Update: See eligibility for the Spring semester here. SFU Surrey Access Update (November 18, 2020): Building Access: While access to SRYC and SRYE remains open to SFU…

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.