Events and Conferences

Events: Indigenous Graduate Student Orientation

August 21, 2015

The Office of Graduate Studies in association with The Office for Aboriginal Peoples will be hosting several welcome and orientation events for new Aboriginal Graduate Students at SFU. The events will provide an opportunity to socialize with other new students, learn about SFU's resources for Aboriginal students, and provide an opportunity to become familiar with the campus.

September 2, 2015

Shane Pointe Musqueam Knowledge Keeper/Elder
Location: Thesis Defense Room
Time: 10am-12pm
Welcome to Coast Salish Territory. Shane Point will be speaking about the importance of self-care, relationships, with a focus on local Indigenous Knowledge.
12pm-12:45pm Lunch and Visiting/Network 
1:00pm-2:00pm SFU Amazing Race

September 19, 2015

Graduate Student Sweat Lodge (TENTATIVE)
Time: Fire starts at 9am-ish and sweat begins at 12pm-ish

September 23, 2015

SFU Graduate Panel- "The Do's, Don'ts and Must's for Indigenous Graduate Students"
Opening: SFU Elder Margaret George (Tsleil-Waututh Nation) 
Time: 3-4:30pm
Location: Room 7200 WAC Bennett Library
Who: William Lindsay (PHD Educational Leadership), Michelle Buckman (Maters in Public Policy), Marcia Guno(Director of Indigenous Students Center), One more participant TBD

September 30, 2015

Drum Making with Gary George 
Location: Graduate Student Society Room
Time: 12-3pm

Please note: On September 4th the office of Graduate Studies will be hosting an all day orientation for all of SFU's new graduate students are encouraged to attend. More information can be found here.

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