Past Events

Summer Welcome with Magic Show

May 9, 2019; 4:30 - 6:30 PM

We welcome all new and returning graduate students and postdoctoral fellows whose partner or family is joining them on their SFU journey.

Guaranteed fun and laughter with an interactive magic show that will leave kids in awe!

Partners can learn about job search in Canada and resources available to them, as well as settlement and immigration support. Speak to representatives of SFU Career and Volunteer ServicesSFU International Services for Students and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. BC.

Community Cooking Workshop

April 9, 2019; 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Cook and eat a (3-course!) Peruvian dinner with other partners/spouses and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows families!

The Workshop is for partners/spouses of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. You can come alone, or bring your partner and/or children. We will have some toys for children. All genders welcome.

Job Search Success Online Course

February 11th - March 8th, 2019; approx. 1-2 hours per week workload. Facilitated by an expert from SFU Career & Volunteer Services.

Receive expert feedback on your cover letter and resume, and engage in activities that are relevant in today's diverse workplace. Think differently about your experiences and how your unique background can positively contribute to your job search and learn intercultural communication skills.


3:30 - 4:30 PM: Kids Arts and Crafts

4:30 - 6:30 PM: Reception and Information Fair

Welcome & Welcome Back Reception Spring 2019

Thursday, January 10, 2019; 3:30 - 6:30 PM

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies welcomes you as new or returning graduate student or postdoctoral fellow with spouse/partner or family. This reception is held in collaboration with International Services for Students

Join for some arts and crafts with your kids from 3:30 to 4:30 PM, and/or connect with your peers at the reception starting at 4:30 PM. A light dinner and refreshments will be served from 4:30 PM onward.

We are also happy to answer your questions around practicing English, searching for employment and making the Lower Mainland your home. SFU staff and the settlement agency S.U.C.C.E.S.S. will be at the information fair portion of this event. See schedule for more details. 

Job Search Support Group

Tuesdays, October 30—December 18, 2018, 4:00—5:00 PM


Are you an international graduate student or postdoctoral fellow, or an international partner of a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow, in search of a non-academic job?

Join the free weekly job search support group with a Career Educator from SFU Career and Volunteer Services. Learn about job search, resumes, and cover letters in Canada. Receive feedback on your job applications. Celebrate success with your fellow job-seekers.

Registration required, maximum 20 participants.

Have kids?

If you have children and would need childcare to attend the group's meetings, please indicate so on the registration form. We will help to match participants with children to alternate going to the meetings and taking care of the children. 

Questions? Contact Tomke:

Event Description

Bring your kids and join us for an evening with spooky stories, pumpkin painting, slime making, and more. 

There will be free drinks and snacks, games and activities, and a halloween themed story-telling performance. If you want to try out your halloween costumes before the big day, this would be a great time to do so! We encourage costumes, but they are not required.

The event is organized by the Graduate Student Society (GSS) in collaboration with Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.


Read our blog post about the event.