Fun fact: Half of the Fall semester has passed and there are only 1 and a half months left in 2021. I hope you have accomplished most of your new year resolution 😀 Please don’t study too hard, take some time off and enjoy precious time with your beloved family and friends. Here are the updates for the week：
Black people/people of African descent in BC are invited to complete the Covid-19 Vaccine Intentions Among Black Communities in British Columbia Survey. This survey will help researchers understand the COVID-19 vaccine experiences among Black people living in BC. It explores topics such as attitudes towards COVID-19 vaccines, COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, factors influencing individuals’ decision-making about COVID-19 vaccinations, and any perceived impacts of the newly introduced BC Vaccine Card. This can help to shape and guide public health policy and support going forward.
GSS Mental Wellness: Art Therapy workshop
Date: Thursday, November 25, 2021
Time: 16:00-17:30 PST Use this Time Zone Converter to find your local time.
Where: Virtually on Zoom
Registration: Click HERE to register online with Eventbrite. Tickets are complimentary but *registration is required to attend or receive the link to the recording.
About the Workshop: The Graduate Student Society recognizes the need for Mental Wellness. We are hosting an Art Therapy session to allow grad students to unwind and refocus. Attendance for the session does not require you to have any art experience nor fancy equipment. Just an open mind and a willing spirit. Please visit the event registration page HERE for more information, or contact grad- email@example.com if you have any questions.
After two years, SFU Administration finally presented their proposal to the TSSU on Research Assistant (RA) wages and benefits. For details of both TSSU’s and SFU’s proposals, check out TSSU’s bargaining update.
TSSU needs your help to get a fair RA contract! To get involved:
1. Sign the TSSU petition which will send an email to SFU’s President.
2. Come to the celebration on November 19, 4pm at Convocation Mall on Burnaby
3. Spread the word to other SFU community members!
Grad students with disabilities who study Computer Science or Computer Engineering are encouraged to apply for the Google Lime Scholarship, valued at US$5000. Apply by December 12th, 2021. Find more information HERE.
Professional Boundaries and Healthy Relationships for Grad Students: As a graduate student, you may occupy positions of both power and precarity throughout your academic career. In this 90-minute virtual workshop, you will learn how to set and maintain healthy professional and personal boundaries with students, peers, and professors. We will discuss strategies for responding to boundary violations and how and where to seek guidance or support from campus and community services.
This workshop is hosted in partnership with the Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office (SVSPO). The SVSPO offers free, confidential support services for all SFU and Fraser International College community members (students, faculty, and staff) who have been directly or indirectly impacted by sexual violence. To learn more about the SVSPO, please visit their website HERE
When: Thursday, December 2, 2021 4:00pm-5:30pm
Where: Zoom (Zoom link will be shared to registrants 2 days prior to the event) Registration: On Eventbrite HERE
For more information please check out the registration page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jackbox Games: Join the Women’s Centre on November 30th for an evening of fun and laughter playing Jackbox games!
Participants will have the choice between playing virtually or in-person, and those who come to the event in-person will get pizza and non-alcoholic drinks!
When: Nov 30 2021 4-7pm PST
Registration: To RSVP, register HERE.
Clips & Culture Chat Event: Take a break from midterms and assignments and meet us on November 18th! The Global Community Peers are holding an online Clips & Culture Chat event on the 18th of November to gather people from different backgrounds to discuss topics around culture and identity. We will be showing a variety of short films and movie clips, having engaging discussions, and playing global-themed games. Join us! Meet new people and win prizes!For more details email us: email@example.com
When: Nov 18th, 7:30pm – 8:30pm on Zoom
Registration: click HERE
Two years ago on Nov 15, 2019, Research assistants and grant employees won their union after the successful research is work campaign. However, we still don’t have a contract! Join us for the anniversary Let’s reminisce about our past wins and discuss where we are now with our contract after 2 YEARS!
There will be cupcakes, free t-shirts, music, and snacks! It would give us a chance to socialize, talk about bargaining updates and SFU’s recent proposal and most importantly be in good company with lots of love and solidarity!
When: Friday, Nov 19th @ 4pm
Where: Convocation mall
Registration: RSVP HERE.
SFU holiday wall climbing party discounted rate : Take your holiday party to the new heights! The SFU holiday wall climbing party includes -2 hrs of guided climbing for 12 people -Climbing staff at 1:6 ratio -All safety equipment Regular price at $175 and GSS members get discounted rate at $150 (tax included). If you are interested in booking or have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great weekend ahead!
And don’t forget to follow the GSS: Website – NEW and improved!