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 Newsletter – November 27, 2020

Happy Friday everybody! It’s been a wild week at the GSS with loads going on – here are a few highlights: First of all it’s time to introduce GSS TimeOuts – feeling stressed, haven’t seen family or just need a break? Come and hang out in our new event series (check below for details on first events)! Secondly, Please consider taking our mental health survey for COVID19, which is open a few more days. And lastly, check the the newest COVID19 rating (High…