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GSS Newsletter – April 17, 2020


Job Opportunities

Community Garden Research Assistants

Embark is seeking two Community Garden Research Assistants (CGRA) to support the N-EAT project in Klemtu, BC by conducting research on gardening best practices and developing resources based on the needs of the community. Work Term:  May 11, 2020 – August 21, 2020 Direct Supervisor:  Embark Programs Manager & Gardens Coordinator Hours of Work:  Averaging 10-12 hours per week, for a minimum of 140 hours Type: Volunteer, Two positions available Honoraria:  Eligibility for $1,750 honoraria if minimum hours are met Link: ___________________________________________________________________________________________

Programs Manager

The Programs Manager is responsible for catalyzing a range of programming in our strategic priority areas of climate action, food systems change, and social sustainability by providing leadership to Embark’s volunteers and coordinators. One of the Programs Manager’s key responsibilities in 2020 will be the piloting of a new climate action focused co-curricular student program in collaboration with the SFU Sustainability Office.

  • Location: Simon Fraser University (SFU) – Burnaby, Surrey, and Vancouver (alternating locations)
  • Compensation: $21 – $22.50/hour (commensurate with experience) + benefits
  • Hours of Work: 40 hours per week
  • Work Term: 1 year contract
  • Start Date: June 1st, 2020
  • Application Deadline: April 26, 2020




GSS COVID-19 Resource Page

The GSS has put together a page with the most relevant links on resources from the GSS, SFU, and the government with regards to Covid19 support that is updated weekly. Also, we want to hear from you about the issues you are facing regarding Covid19. To access both, please go to


Weekly Migrant Rights Network Webinar

Because information is constantly changing, we will be hosting a webinar EVERY WEEK, with latest updates. We only talk about the shared concerns and priorities that we hear from you, so join us and ask your questions! We need answers on income supports for migrant students, the impacts of job loss and lack of employment on current or future permanent residency applications, access to healthcare, as well as support for school program delays, rent, living expenses. The webinar is open to both current and former students on post-graduate work permits (PGWP). We need to make sure that the response to Covid19 by all levels of government do not leave students out. We need income assistance, healthcare, employment and immigration supports that are specific for us as students. For any questions, our Migrant Students United hotline is available for calls (Wed, 3-5pm, Sun 9-11am) or WhatsApp at 647-858-2854. REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR WEBINAR LINK:


The BC Govt has launched its mental health service for #bcpse students!

Here2Talk connects students with mental health support when they need it. Through this program, all students currently registered in a B.C. post-secondary institution have access to free, confidential counselling and community referral services, conveniently available 24/7 via app, phone and web. Link: 


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