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Joining the Strategic Sustainability Plan’s Developmental Advisory Council
The GSS is looking for one of our members to occupy the position of Director of Student Life for the fall 2020 semester
The GSS is looking for one of our members to occupy the position of Director of Student Life for the fall 2020 semester. This position is mainly responsible for increasing our members’ sense of belonging to the GSS and at SFU in a variety of ways, including by sending out a bi-weekly newsletter, assisting in maintaining our social media presence(Facebook, Twitter, etc.), organizing social and networking events (mostly virtual at this time), and renewing our website. The ideal candidate should have experience related in some way to organizing events or engaging a varied and diverse public (or both). It would also be helpful to have some familiarity with the activities of the GSS.
Currently, this position’s stipend is $1150 per month; this amount should be adjusted up to account for inflation in September 2020. Successful candidates are expected to work an average of 50 hours a month and should be available to work from September 8 to December 31, 2020. (Please note that September’s stipend and working hours may have to be pro-rated to account for the late start.)
Interested candidates should send a two paragraph statement of interest that includes why they are interested in the position and how they feel they are qualified to see it through. This statement must be sent to the Director of Internal Relations at email@example.com so that it may be included for consideration during the next meeting of Graduate Council on Tuesday, September 8. Candidates are also strongly encouraged to attend this meeting and present themselves to our Councillors. This meeting will be held online (via Zoom) at 4:00pm; if you can attend, please let us know and we will send you the appropriate link.
Reminders about safety from SFU’s Campus Public Safety
Non-US international students who want to travel to a destination outside Canada and return to Canada
At this moment, only the students who were approved for a study permit on or before March 18, 2020, are exempt from travel restrictions. However, for those who are planning to travel to their country or somewhere else and return to Canada even if their study permit is issued before March 18th, students should contact Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and inquire if documentation from SFU may be needed for their travel. You can find more information on ISS COVID-19 FAQ page: https://www.sfu.ca/students/
Temporary MSP coverage for international students and post-graduation work permit applicants under implied status in BC
A graduate student has put information regarding temporary MSP coverage for international students and post-graduation work permit applicants under implied status in BC together. You can read more here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uEVgmmH70hhKZfVLWUot1mx7_0M0E5QESSAU_6MH1eY/edit
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