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GSS Newsletter – July 6, 2020


Opportunities to Get Involved

Volunteers are needed

Fall Orientation is right around the corner and we need volunteers! If you’d like to help. out at this virtual event or be a part of the planning process, please let us know. If you’re interested in being a volunteer, please fill out our volunteer sign up form here


Academic Support

The SFU Library is restarting some services!

The SFU Library is restarting some services! These include in-person contactless pickup of materials as well as scan-on-demand, two ideas we heard from our members and strongly advocated for in the last two months. Please see details at the following link:


GSS in the News

The Peak recently covered our June Council meeting and the discussions we had about various issues:


An article about ongoing U-Pass discussions and concerns we have as graduate students:



Deliver a webinar and receive $500

The Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARC BC) is recruiting Knowledge Contributors for its new virtual learning program, VERVE. We’re looking for individuals interested in creating a 60-minute webinar on any topic related to social justice and health equity. The webinars will be available for free. Their intended audience will include people with lived experience, researchers, educators, planners, organizers, and service providers from First Nations and other communities across BC. We’re really interested in hearing from applicants who can share knowledge and skills that people can apply to their own lives and in their own work. All successful applicants who deliver a webinar will receive $500. For more details, including specific suggested webinar topics and information about how to apply, please see the poster attached. The deadline for applications is July 10.


A survey among university students in Canada regarding COVID-19 and health literacy.

Erica Di Ruggiero (U of T, Dalla Lana School of Public Health) and Paola Ardiles (SFU, Faculty of Health Sciences) are conducting a survey among university students in Canada regarding COVID-19 and health literacy. The survey seeks to answer questions such as: How do you seek information on COVID-19 on the Internet? How do you deal with this information? How are you feeling in this crisis situation? Click here for the short survey!


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