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Covid-19 Self-Isolation Info Sheet for International Students

Posted by Administrator on  January 15, 2021
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The GSS has published an useful guide for new and returning international students who have to self-isolate when arriving in Canada. If you are required to self-isolate, you can consult the guide here to find information on everything from trip planning, to transportation, groceries and insurance.

New GSS Know Your Rights Guide!

Posted by Administrator on  January 5, 2021
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Category: Advocacy
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

Posted by Administrator on  December 23, 2020
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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

Posted by Administrator on  December 18, 2020
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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

Posted by Student Life on  December 11, 2020
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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