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GSS Biweekly Newsletter Feb 26, 2021

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Hi Grads,

First of all, I want to thank everyone who attended our AGM on Feb 23! I hope you are all doing great and enjoying the sunshine out there!

-Nominations for the Spring 2021 GSS Director Elections close tonight (February 26), at 11:59pm! To find out more, click HERE.

-There is still time to enter the  GSS TIMEOUT PHOTO CONTEST! Submit your photos to student-life@sfugradsociety.ca by March 12 for a chance to win $100 & $50 gift cards!. Find out more details HERE

*See a summary of our most recent Council meeting HERE.

Housing: Are you concerned about your current or future housing conditions, or about housing in general? If you are, help us help you by filling out the following national (Canadian) housing survey as soon as possible HERE

The GSS has partnered with UTILE — a non-profit organization dedicated to the development, study, and promotion of student co-op housing initiatives — to collect better data on the current living situation and future housing needs of our members, in order to better inform and prepare our advocacy in favour of affordable graduate student housing.

COVID-19 SELF-ISOLATION INFO SHEET: Returning to Canada? Please consult the COVID-19 SELF-ISOLATION guide for international graduate students returning to Canada, here: – READ ME *Note that new requirements could be entering into force soon,  please check the Government of Canada’s website regularly for the most up to date information.

Food Hub Event: This initiative helps support students dealing with food insecurity by providing grocery gift cards every two weeks.Apply HERE. For More information- READ ME

Mental health survey results: Graduate students are facing unique mental health challenges at this time and the GSS is working hard to advocate on your behalf. To find out more about your current state of mind, we recently surveyed our members. Please find the summary and full report of this survey here – READ ME

GSS in the NEWS:SFU News has released an article about the Student Affordability Working Group, a joint project between the GSS, SFSS and SFU. You can find the article HERE.

We are including a special section for events hosted by other fantastic student groups at SFU, make sure you check them out.

SFPIRG: find out more about what SFPIRG is up to… —READ ME

 

Cheers, Gloria Li

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