The GSS engages with the University to effect positive changes for graduate students. Some current advocacy topics at this level include housing on campus, supervision, mental health services, student rights and policy development for Research Assistantships.
The GSS engages all levels of government for graduate student interests. Recent projects include housing affordability, tuition, SFU Burnaby gondola, healthcare funding, cancelling the TMX pipeline expansion, creating a Graduate Provincial Scholarship, and Sexual Violence Policy Review.
Our student-led advocacy is primarily the responsibility of three elected Directors :
DIRECTOR OF EXTERNAL RELATIONS – firstname.lastname@example.org
Responsible for issues that are external and internal to the university such as tuition, housing and affordability. Also liaises with students and community groups on- and off-campus on non-academic issues.
DIRECTOR OF ACCESS & EQUITY – email@example.com
Responsible for issues of access and equity for students that may face barriers, hostile environments or abuse based on their gender, race, class, religion, ability as well as any other forms of discrimination or oppression.
DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC RELATIONS – firstname.lastname@example.org
Responsible for issues that impact the learning environment for students such as the quality of education, supervision, research, tuition and more broadly the rights of students at the University