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GSS Biweekly Newsletter Sep 9, 2021


Hi Grads,
Welcome back to the Fall 2021 semester! I know we are all excited about the long overdue in-person classes and interactions :)…  But please, don’t forget to keep your masks on in all indoor campus spaces.
Here are a few updates for the week:
See our most recent Council Summary Here!
Studentcare Unpacked: Please join this information session on 16th September 2021 at 3 pm as Studentcare will unpack the Benefit plan and address concerns. Please direct queries to
Join the Zoom Meeting HERE Meeting ID: 891 8841 6978 Passcode: 704925
Studentcare Change-of-Coverage Period: The GSS Benefit Plan/Studentcare change-of-coverage period runs this year from August 27 to September 21, 2021. Please note in particular that opting-out of this plan is not automatically renewed and must be confirmed each year. Please visit the Studentcare website for more information on changing your coverage.
SFU Student Worker Survey – extended to Sept 17!
TSSU, GSS, and SFSS are reaching out to invite you to participate in a short survey that is intended to create a profile of SFU students as workers, your work experience, and your understanding of and access to worker rights information. This information will be used to develop labour education and rights information for students through the TSSU, GSS and SFSS.
You can complete the survey HERE (this should take 10-15 minutes). To get a representative sample, we ask that you fill out the survey, whether you are working on or off-campus. The survey can be completed only once; it will no longer be available once you have submitted your responses. You can exit the survey at any time until submission.
Your participation in this survey is voluntary, and your responses are confidential. Any information collected will be reported in aggregate only (i.e. no individually identifying information will be reported).
If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Beth Maschmann at or
GSS needs you! Interested in getting more involved with the GSS? Join one of our committees today! We are looking for new committee members – we need to find both GSS councilors and general members! For more information on the committees and to sign up, please visit the GSS website at
The GSS Timeout Photo Contest- Fall 2021 Edition: Join us for our newly launched photo contest! If you love photography and want to share your inspirations with other students, please enter the GSS TIMEOUT PHOTO CONTEST-Fall Edition for a chance to win a $100 & $50 Amazon.Ca e-giftcard!  Submit your photos to by October 8, 2021. Find out more details about photo requirements and themes HERE.
And the last word for today’s newsletter is… “Study hard, but play harder!”
And don’t forget to follow the GSS: Website – NEW and improved! | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter