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Maggie Benston Centre, #2203, 8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

February 17th 2023 Newsletter

February 17, 2023

Dear Graduate Students,

I hope you all have a safe and enjoyable Reading Week!

If you’re an international student planning to travel outside the country, be sure you have the the right documents to re-enter Canada. See below for more details.

GSS Annual General Meeting

Join us at our Annual General Meeting to witness key society presentations and vote on important GSS issues, including re-wording the bylaws, which will be worded to be more inclusive about who can be considered a GSS member.

For more information about the outline of the meeting, check out the AGM agenda.

Afterwards there will be prizes and a reception with food and a cash bar.

When: Tuesday, February 28 at 4pm

Where: Online / Diamond Auditorium at SFU Burnaby

Please RSVP as soon as possible.

Online participation will only be allowed if you RSVP at least 24 hours in advance.

GSS Director Elections: Nominations Open

Nominations are open for the following Director positions:

  • Director of Graduate Services
  • Director of External Relations
  • Director of Internal Relations
  • Director of Finance

For more information about the nomination process, visit the GSS website.

Nominations close Monday, March 6th at 11:49pm.

GSS Family and Single Student Subsidy

Graduate students in demonstrated financial need are eligible to apply to receive funding. For more information, visit our Family and Single Student Subsidy page.

Applications close on Monday, March 6 at 9am.

GSS Research Forum

Join us to listen and discuss the pending research of Maira Cristina Castro on co-creation with marginalized Afro-Colombian women.

When: Monday, February 27 at 5pm

Where: GSS Lounge (Maggie Benston Centre #2212)

at SFU Burnaby

Music Jam Tuesdays

It’s time for some group music! Join the SFU Women’s Centre every Tuesday to sing and listen to music in a small group. The music is chosen based on group interest, so you have a chance to shape the sounds!

When: every Tuesday at 4 – 5pm

Where: SUB 2220

Weekly Environment Collective

Our weekly Environment Collective is a great way to connect to your local environment and each other, all while gaining useful skills for gardening and enjoying the fresh outdoor spaces around us. Join us on alternating weeks to garden in our plot, or on the other week to hike the many trails surrounding SFU.

When: every Thursday at 12:30 – 1:30pm

Where: Meet at SUB 2220

Additional Events

February 22 –

February 23 –

February 24 –

February 28 –

March 1 –

March 2 –

March 3 –

March 25 –

International Student Travel

Please note that students who are on leave, and do not have a confirmation of enrollment letter, may not be allowed to re-enter Canada. In this situation, it’s strongly recommended to consult with SFU International Services for Students before travelling.

Have a good week!



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