Welcome to April, one of the busiest but most beautiful months of the year. ☀ As usual, I want to encourage you to take a break from all the school work and enjoy the beautiful weather! Of course, don’t forget to check out our GSS bi-weekly newsletter as well:) Here are the few updates for this week:
Are you enrolled for the Summer 2021 semester? If you are, were you charged the part-time Graduate Student Activity Fee in the Fall 2020 semester? Or are you an international student who has not yet entered Canada and does not yet have a Canadian bank account? If you can answer yes to either question, please fill out the form HERE before May 12, 2021 (at 9:30am) to determine if you qualify for the part-time fee.
Science students have until April 25th to register for ComSciConCAN, a free graduate science communication workshop.
The BC government has announced an extension of the BC Graduate Scholarship program! This will provide an additional $630,000 for merit-based funding at SFU. The Graduate Student Societies of BC (GSSBC), of which our GSS is a member, was instrumental in securing this funding.
The 2nd Bi-Annual National Trivia Championships is coming⭐: Let’s make SFU Graduate Students Shine
WHEN: April 27th (Tues) @ 5:00pm PDT
WHAT: Virtual WILD trivia night with LOTS of fun and great prizes!
HOW: Each school could send up to 10 teams (5 players per team) to the competition!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your TEAM NAME, EACH TEAM MEMBER FULL NAME+ EMAIL ADDRESS by APRIL 19, if you are interested in participating.
ReGathering: An initiative supported by Social seed funding (Embark & Radius) is organizing weekly friendly Gatherings on topics that are useful for graduate students, especially international students, to promote social connectedness and networking. Check out our website HERE
Essentials for living in Canada, Thur April 22nd, 6 PM
Game Night, Sun April 18th, 6 PM
Practicing mock interviews for Computer engineers, Sat May 1st, 6 PM
If you are interested in joining these Gatherings, Download ReGathering App and RSVP, or either way email Admin@Regathering.ca
Last but not least, the Spring term is coming to an end, I want to wish the best of luck to all of you with your projects, research, and exams!!