Newsletter September 25

Dear Grads, We hope you have had a wonderful start to the semester, and can finally enjoy some non-smoky air – who had fires one on their 2020 bingo? My name is Lucian, your new Director of Student Life, and you will be hearing from every now and then with the newest updates from the GSS. I look forward to hearing from you all, and always feel free to reach out to me. I hope…

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 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…

Being treated fairly is your right!

The BC Ombudsperson may be able to help you if you think you are not being treated fairly by an organization under his purview. Come hear Jay Chalke’s presentation at SFU Burnaby on Thursday, February 27 at 1:00pm in the GSS Boardroom (MBC 2212). All are welcome!