Covid-19 Self-Isolation Info Sheet for International Students

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the rapidly evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, official regulations and requirements related to travelling to Canada at this time can be subject to frequent change. As a result, some of the information in the guide below may soon need to be revised. GSS members are strongly encouraged to visit the Government of Canada and SFU International Services for Students websites before they travel to Canada and as often as possible to access…

New GSS Know Your Rights Guide!

On International Human Rights Day, we launched a new resource for graduate students: the GSS Know Your Rights Guide! This guide has been developed to help graduate students in understanding policies, practices and rights related to your academic and non-academic life while attending SFU. The web version of this guide uses language to make policies more accessible, consolidates both SFU and non-SFU policies that are relevant to graduate students and includes links to specific policies…

Addressing precarious status of international students

The GSS has, with several other student organizations across British Columbia, signed an open letter to Members of Parliament in BC on the ongoing crisis current and former international students are facing. This letter urges MPs to address urgently the need to make post-graduate work permits renewable and allow all National Occupational Classification (NOC) employment to be counted towards permanent residency. To read the full version of the letter, please click here.

Statement on December 11 incident at SFU Burnaby

The GSS Executive Committee shares the shock, anger and frustration expressed by many in the SFU community after witnessing an incident involving a Black alumnus who was aggressively arrested by the Burnaby RCMP in the SFU Dining Hall on December 11. Our full statement and access to additional resources may be found here. Sincerely, GSS Executive Committee Contacts: Director of Graduate Services – grad-services@sfugradsociety.ca Director of Academic Relations – academic@sfugradsociety.ca

GSS Newsletter – December 11, 2020

Newsletter, December 11th  Happy Friday everybody! I am hoping you folks are all safe, healthy, and well. Loads of things going on here at the GSS and I will take a second to highlight a few things right off the start: 1) We are looking for an interim Director of Internal Relations, 2) we are looking for a new Council Speaker, and 3) Today is our first GSS TimeOuts viewing of “Klaus” with the ugly sweater competition – last chance…