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GSS Biweekly Newsletter Nov 4, 2021


Hi Grads,
I hope all of you had an exciting Halloween! Big thanks to everyone who came to the Halloween Costume Party last Friday. It was fun meeting all of you. Don’t forget to check out the photos of the event on the GSS Facebook and Instagram. Here are the updates for the week:
See our most recent Council summary here!
Active bystander Campaign: The Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office (SVSPO) is leading a campaign on active bystander intervention from November 1-12. The #ItTakesAllOfUs SFU campaign aims to empower SFU community members to recognize and respond to harm when we witness it  Learn more about the campaign HERE Follow @sfu.svspo on Facebook or Instagram to learn more about how you can be an active bystander.
Customized workshops at SVSPO:  Did you know that SFU’s Sexual Violence & Prevention Office (SVSPO) offers customized workshops for graduate students and Teaching Assistants? We would like to invite you to consider offering a workshop on Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence or Bystander Intervention for your student Caucus, as an opportunity for professional and personal development.  The SVSPO’s education team will work with you to tailor these standard workshops to existing PD opportunities or engaging programs. 
To learn more about our workshops, please visit our Request a Workshop page. To book a workshop or other form of outreach session, please complete the form at the bottom of the Request a Workshop page.  
✨☃️We are now accepting applications for our Holiday Hampers for grad student families! ❄️  Visit our website for details on how to apply HERE.  
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.
The GSS is hiring Administrative Assistants! The Administrative Assistant works directly with the Executive Director and members of the Executive Committee to provide logistical and administrative support to the GSS and our members. They are expected to work collaboratively and communicate with their fellow administrative assistant to ensure that all tasks are performed as efficiently as possible.
Applicants must be enrolled as graduate students at SFU. Please submit your application using our online form HERE by November 22, 2021, at 11:59 pm. Applications will be reviewed starting November 15, 2021. The full job description may be found on the form.
Tap in to Win: The TransLink “Tap In to Win” Sweepstakes is being launched now and will run for five months to thank customers, help boost economic recovery in the region and rebuild transit ridership. For every transit trip a customer takes tapping in with their registered Compass card, they will be entered into the monthly TransLink Sweepstakes.  
 Prizes include:
•         2 electric bikes
•         5 one-year Compass cards
•         BC Ferries vacation package
•         15 stay-and-play packages including hotels, restaurants, and attractions
•         Sports fan experience package
•         Uniglobe Flight Voucher
 You can find more information HERE and on TransLink social media channels including Buzzer BlogTwitter, & Facebook. If you have any questions about the program, please contact, Dave Lewin @
Data Science Career workshop:  Have you wondered how to get an industry job in data science from academia? How is it like to work in Boeing or Amazon as a data scientist? Find out more from a conversation with Ruiwei Jiang, a Senior Research Scientist at Amazon and former Data Scientist at Boeing.
Title: A Career in Data Science
Date/Time: Nov 10, 2021, 6:00-7:00pm PST
Register HERE & network with the speaker/attendees on LinkedIn Event Page.
Organizer: HirePhD. Career Society is a registered non-profit that helps talents with advanced degrees (PhDs and Masters) explore careers outside of academia. Follow HirePhD. for upcoming Alternative Career Paths Success Stories (ACPSS) events! Contact for more info.
Lastly, hope you stay warm and dry because Raincouver is officially here 😀 
Cheers, Gloria
And don’t forget to follow the GSS: Website – NEW and improved!

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