Welcome to the July GSS Newsletter!
We would love to see your faces in our GSS office and lounge (MBC 2205), so please don’t hesitate to drop by our office to share your ideas, questions, and concerns, or just to have a cup of coffee with us.
Please note. during the summer semester, the GSS offices and lounge will be open Monday –Thursday, 9 am – 4 pm.
Announcements from the GSS
Call for Volunteers – Fall Grad Student Orientation
The GSS is currently seeking volunteers to help at the Fall Grad Student Orientation on September 1st. Training will be provided and all volunteers are invited to the GSS Orientation social in the afternoon. If you are interested in volunteering, and for more information, please contact Camila Miranda at email@example.com
Family Subsidy and Benefit Plan Bursary
Changes to the Family Subsidy and Benefit Plan Bursary are in effect for the Fall semester. For more information, please access: https://sfugradsociety.ca/services/bursaries/
GSS Volunteer Opportunities
The GSS is actively seeking volunteers among our members to serve on our Benefit Plan and Governance Committees. If you have any further questions or are interested in this opportunity, please contact the Executive Director, Pierre Cenerelli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate Caucus Funding
Did you know that every graduate caucus gets money to spend on almost anything that benefits the grad students in your department? (See the Caucus Funding Spreadsheet for funds available to you for the rest of this fiscal year.)
Discounted Playland tickets are available using the GSS discount code. General admission and season pass
discounts for general and junior admission. This code is posted in the GSS Lounge and available by email: email@example.com.
Please note: The GSS info email is only checked during office hours.
GSS 10th Anniversary T-shirt Contest
Voting for the GSS 10th Anniversary T-shirt Contest will happen from July 4th – July 21st. The new T-shirt design will be used for the Fall Orientation T-shirts and will be available for sale at the GSS. To vote, go to our Facebook page.
Happy birthday, GSS!
The Graduate Student Society at Simon Fraser University is turning 10! To celebrate, we’re throwing a birthday bash for our current members. Tickets are sold out but if you are interested we can add your name to the wait list. Please contact Camila Miranda: firstname.lastname@example.org
When: 6-9 pm, Thursday July 13, 2017
Where: Steamworks Brewpub, 375 Water Street, Vancouver BC
Announcements and Events from SFU
Apply by August 1st for the SFU Library Scholarship for OpenCon 2017 – Berlin, Germany – November 11-13, 2017
Where: CAPE office (MBC 1501)
The Body Project
How we feel about our bodies can impact our well-being. The Body Project is a participatory discussion and an evidence-
based program on body image issues that aims to help reduce the internalization of our culture’s appearance ideal by understanding where restrictive and reductive canons of beauty come from while empowering participants and promoting body acceptance and celebration.
Open to all SFU Students. Register at:http://at.sfu.ca/SEZFWg
The workshop consists of two, 2-hour classes.
PART 1: Thursday, July 13, 12:30-2:20 pm
PART 2: Thursday, July 20, 12:30-2:20 pm
Location: Maggie Benston Centre (MBC) 0300
Group Room 3, accessible through Career Services.
The Body Project is Hosted by SFU Health & Counselling Services, and facilitated by the SFU Health peers and Peer Counsellors. For more info contact: email@example.com
Sexual Violence Support
Personal Security Office: Julie Glazier 778-782-8473 / firstname.lastname@example.org
SFU Campus Security: 778-782-4500 (emergency contact)
SFU Health and Counselling: 778-782-4615
Events and Announcements from External Partners and Organizations
- What are your ideas to help ensure that the public service will be ready to meet the needs of the future?
- What are your ideas to advance the government’s forward objectives?
- an offer for a four-month paid placement within the federal public service;
- a VIP invitation to attend the 2018 Manion Lecture in the National Capital Region, with travel expenses reimbursed, if applicable; and
- an opportunity to present their paper on a national platform.
Next Generation of Canadian Science
The state of funding for basic research in Canada is failing. As the future of research in this country, we need to take action. Not just for our interests, but for those who will follow in our path, and for all those who will benefit from our discoveries. Recent findings from the Canadian Fundamental Science Review and Global Young Academy:
How you and other trainees can get involved?
Put a face on Canadian Science Twitter Campaign
Print out a poster and add your name. Take a picture of yourself doing research holding the sign and tweet your selfie to @JustinTrudeau @Bill_Morneau. Tweets can include ~100 characters describing your
– recent research findings
– area of study
– whether you have a fellowship from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC
Please make sure to include: I am #NextGenCanScience #SupportTheReport @JustinTrudeau @Bill_Morneau