Resources for Graduate Students

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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APPLYING FOR TEACHING ASSISTANT (TA) OR RESEARCH ASSISTANT (RA) POSITIONS

Please note that in order to apply for a Teaching Assistant position or a Research Assistant position, you must have both:

  • Canadian Bank Account
  • Canadian Social Insurance Number (SIN)

Once you have arrived to Canada and obtained both the above, you are then eligible to apply for a TA and/or RA.

Important Resources You Should Know

We understand that being a graduate student can be exciting and at the same time stressful. Here are some important resources we think would be helpful while you complete your Master’s or PhD degree!

International Services for Students (ISS)

International Services for Students (ISS) provides support and services to all SFU students who need information about international learning opportunities and international student support. They can help provide support and advice on immigration questions.

www.sfu.ca/students/iss

Health and Wellness

SFU Health & Counselling provides support and services to all SFU students regarding medical issues or mental well-being. They have a team of physicians, psychologists and clinical counsellors that are available to support you.

www.sfu.ca/fas/current-student/wellness
www.sfu.ca/students/health

SFU Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

SFU’s Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) oversees all graduate matters such as admissions, defences, awards and scholarships. They also provide support to faculties and schools when required.

www.sfu.ca/gradstudies/graduate-students.html

Academic Integrity

Being an SFU student means you belong to a scholarly community where you will develop the critical thinking and research skills to not only be job ready but life ready. All members of the university are expected to uphold the values of academic integrity: Honesty, Trust, Fairness, Respect, Responsibility and Courage. For more information, please visit the website listed below to familiarize yourself with the SFU Academic Integrity Policy.

www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity

Scholarships/Awards and Bursaries

To learn about funding opportunities available to graduate students, please visit the links below.

Faculty of Applied Sciences Industrial Internship

In FAS we believe that research-based graduate students need to augment their research experience and knowledge with numerous skills through placements in the industry or other research organizations. Our graduate students will learn and sharpen the necessary skills required which will increase their chances of employability after completing their degrees.

The curricula of the FAS graduate programs include up to three Industrial Internships that provide students with the opportunity to undertake internships of work in industry or other research institutes. These internships allow students to either (1) focus on the practical aspects of their research projects, which have been well identified prior to students applying for an internship, or (2) develop and define a research project from their internship experience. These internships could not form more than 50% of the total program of study.

www.sfu.ca/fas/current-student/industrial-internships-for-graduate-students

GRADUATE STUDENT ADVISING

Please reach out to Wen Dee Wong, Graduate Programs Coordinator at fas_grad_coordinator@sfu.ca. She is able to provide support and assistance related to admissions, student issues, program advising, industrial internships, awards/scholarships/bursaries and more.