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2016-17

Student Services news for undergraduates, sent out twice monthly or as needed.

2017 February 20  Bulletin:  snapchat contest • mini BIG Fair • grad photos • more

Simon Fraser University - engaging the world

The Student Services Bulletin is sent once or twice per month to all enrolled undergraduates.

Installation Ceremony for new Aboriginal Welcome Pole Figure

Join the ceremony on Thursday, March 9, Burnaby campus, at the green space at the Intersection of Gaglardi Way and South Campus Road. The figure will embrace all who come to the SFU Burnaby Mountain campus. SFU acknowledges the surrounding traditional territories of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), Tsleil-Waututh, xʷmәθkʷәy̓әm (Musqueam) and Kwikwetlem Nations. Welcome Figure was created by Sinámkin (Jody Broomfield), noted Squamish artist (see pdf). RSVP at www.sfu.ca/invite/installation.

#CANADA150 SFU SNAPCHAT CONTEST

How well can you draw Canada's most iconic symbol, the maple leaf? Message us a selfie with your best maple leaf drawn on top, and #Canada150 in the caption, for your chance to win weekly $25 Tim Hortons gift cards! Submissions will be featured on our "simonfraseru" Snapchat story and other SFU social channels. Contest details and sample entries.

Academics First is hiring tutors

On-call paid positions for undergraduate students committed to tutoring individual student-athletes and Indigenous students in a variety of disciplines helping them understand course concepts, as well as developing and improving their academic learning strategies. For more information, please visit the Academics First website.

Grad photos

Want to get your grad photos before Convocation? Artona will be at SFU Burnaby in March. Reserve your spot now at www.artona.com.

Mini BIG Fair

Discover career, volunteer and grad school opportunities at the upcoming mini BIG Fair on February 28 (at Burnaby AQ+Saywell Hall) and March 1 (at Surrey Mezzanine). Over 60 exhibitors representing organizations from the public and private sectors, not-for-profit and educational institutions. For more information including how to prepare, visit www.sfu.ca/fairs.

GET YOUR MARCH U-PASS

Remember to request your March U-Pass BC on the U-Pass BC website. 

PAPER AIRPLANE TOSS FOR $500

February 25, 5:15pm and 7:30pm, West Gym: Pink Game, Women’s and Men’s Basketball. Win a $500 SFU Bookstore gift card by landing a paper airplane in a centre court target. More info: athletics.sfu.ca

experiential Learning IN EUROPE

Field Schools give you hands-on experience of the knowledge gained from textbooks, in an international setting. You travel together as a group of SFU students with an SFU professor abroad, where most in-field travel details are organized for you. Find out more about our Summer offerings.

  • Greece: Hellenic Studies - extended deadline February 22  
  • Berlin: Contemporary Arts - extended deadline February 22
  • NATO: NEW! The Political Science, NATO: Rome and Brussels Summer 2017 Field School is now accepting applications until March 2. Learn how you can visit NATO and SHAPE headquarters and participate in NATO simulations.

MENTORSHIP for new International students

Are you a new international undergraduate student for the Spring 2017 term? Submit an online application to request a Mentor today.

Get Involved - Build Community

Looking to get involved, to help other students and to build community at SFU? Applications for peer mentorship and peer education opportunities are being accepted now. Browse the list of opportunities and find the right fit for you! 

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS about SFU’s new Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy

A series of commonly asked questions and answers are available to help members of the University Community understand some of the decisions that were made as the policy was being drafted. Read the FAQs.

2017 Community Summit

Recently, our Prime Minister spoke about the values that define us as Canadians. “We believe in democracy, transparency, and the rule of law. We believe in human rights. We believe in inclusion and diversity.” Join us on February 27th for the official launch of our 2017 Community Summit, as our esteemed guests talk about Canada’s opportunities, risks, and responsibilities today.

Canada 150: Confederation in Question

Does Confederation Matter? Regional takes on Canadian Confederation with Canadianist historians at Harbour Centre Thursday, February 23 at 6:30pm. Reserve your seat.

Investigating Paranormal Investigators: President’s Faculty Lecture

Wednesday March 15, 5:30pm: reception and refreshments, 6:00pm: Lecture, followed by Q&A. SFU’s Surrey Campus, Room 2600. Addressing the lack of theoretical and empirically grounded studies on paranormal investigation cultures, Dr. Paul Kingsbury’s lecture will explore the lived spaces of paranormal investigations, conferences, and community events in the Pacific Northwest. RSVP to attend.

Understanding Medical Marijuana

The next free lecture in the Spring 2017 President’s Dream Colloquium on Understanding Medical Marijuana series is Thursday, February 23, at the Leslie and Gordon Diamond Family Auditorium, Convocation Mall, Burnaby campus. Please reserve your seats online

Want to know what’s happening around campus?

 

 

Student Services
Burnaby | Surrey | Vancouver

2017 February 6  Bulletin:  Cybercrime field school • free NCAA t-shirt • restorative justice • more

Simon Fraser University - engaging the world

The Student Services Bulletin is sent once or twice per month to all enrolled undergraduates.

Get Involved - Build Community

Looking to get involved, to help other students and to build community at SFU? Applications for peer mentorship and peer education opportunities are being accepted now. Browse the list of opportunities and find the right fit for you! 

First 500 fans will receive a free "Canada's NCAA Team" t-shirt

Men’s Basketball vs Western Oregon Saturday, February 11, 7:00pm, West Gym. SFU students admitted free with valid SFU student ID. Parking for all SFU varsity events is free in the West Parkade, adjacent to the West Gym effective 90 minutes prior to the start of the contest.

Mitacs Globalink Research Award

Opportunities for senior undergraduate students for 12–24-week research projects in Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and Tunisia. Deadline: March 31, 2017. Visit www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/globalink/globalink-research-award.

Restorative Justice Certificate

SFU will be offering a Restorative Justice Certificate online in January 2018. We invite you to watch the video info sessions to learn more about course content and program benefits, and whether our program is right for you.

International Mentorship Program

Are you a new international undergraduate student for the Spring 2017 term? Submit an online application to request a Mentor today. 

GET YOUR FEBRUARY U-PASS

Remember to request your February U-Pass BC on the U-Pass BC website. You will be able to request your March U-Pass BC starting on February 16.

Travel on exchange or join a field school

The following Summer 2017 Field Schools are now accepting applications. Email fieldschools@sfu.ca for more information. 

  • Scotland: International Perspectives on Cybercrime - deadline February 13 (students will have the opportunity to visit international practitioners and/or law enforcement agencies specializing in the nature of cybercrime)
  • London & Lake District: English and Contemporary Arts - extended deadline February 15
  • Greece: Hellenic Studies - extended deadline February 15  

University College London Info Session

Come find out about studying abroad at University College London through SFU’s formal exchange program and their Summer School program (non-exchange) on Monday, February 27, 11:30-12:20pm, Saywell Hall 10051, SFU Burnaby. Register to attend.

Your support can make a difference

If someone needs your support after an assault, do you know what to do? Visit www.sfu.ca/sexual-assault/how-to-help.html.

#Canada150 SFU Twitter Contest

Based on your studies at SFU, what do you hope Canada will look like in 50 years? Tell us on Twitter for a chance to win weekly $25 Tim Hortons gift cards! Use #MyCanada2067 and @SFU in your tweet. If possible, include #Canada150 as well. Contest details.

Understanding Medical Marijuana

The next free lecture in the Spring 2017 President’s Dream Colloquium on Understanding Medical Marijuana series is Thursday, February 9, at the Leslie and Gordon Diamond Family Auditorium, Convocation Mall, Burnaby campus. Please reserve your seats online. The speaker is Dr. Jonathan Page.

Free online course for wellness

Bouncing Back - Resilience and Well-Being Canvas Course: take a free, 45-minute online course designed by SFU Health Promotion to help you learn about strategies, tools and resources for supporting your well-being and resilience as an SFU student.

WINTER SAFETY

During severe winter weather please keep in mind the following safety tips:

FREE drop-in YOGA

Free drop-in yoga classes on Burnaby campus, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 - 10:20am until April 7 in the Fitness Studio at the Lorne Davies Complex. Classes are open to students, faculty and staff at SFU. No previous yoga experience required, all fitness and flexibility levels welcome.  

Want to know what’s happening around campus?

 

 

Student Services
Burnaby | Surrey | Vancouver

2017 January 23  Bulletin:  Contests • SFU Senate nominating • travel • more

Simon Fraser University - engaging the world

The Student Services Bulletin is sent once or twice per month to all enrolled undergraduates.

Get elected to the board of governors

Student positions are available on Senate, Board of Governors, etc. Nomination deadline is noon February 3.

CANADA TAX FORMS

If “SIN/SSN" appears in your goSFU To Do List, you must enter your Social Insurance Number by January 31 for your T4A tax form to be reported to the Canada Revenue Agency. Forms for 2016 will be available for printing at the end of February. 

Winter adventure on snowshoes

Celebrate Lunar New Year on January 28th on this 2-hour "Legends and Lanterns" guided tour. Tickets go fast so buy yours now!

#Canada150 SFU Twitter Contest

Based on your studies at SFU, what do you hope Canada will look like in 50 years? Tell us on Twitter for a chance to win weekly $25 Tim Hortons gift cards! Use #MyCanada2067 and @SFU in your tweet. If possible, include #Canada150 as well. Contest details.

Paper Airplane Toss For $500

Women's Basketball vs Northwest Nazarene Feb. 2, 7 PM, West Gym. Win a $500 SFU Bookstore gift card by landing a paper airplane in a centre court target.

First 500 fans will receive a free "Canada's NCAA Team" t-shirt

Men's Basketball vs Western Oregon Feb. 11, 7 PM, West Gym.

Starry Nights every other week

Visit the SFU Observatory Friday, January 27th, between 8:00 - 10:00pm. If the skies are not clear, then we will have tours of the observatory and the science plaza, and chat about topics astronomical.

INPUT WANTED ON NEW SEXUAL VIOLENCE AND MISCONDUCT POLICY

All members of the SFU community are encouraged to review the draft Sexual Violence and Misconduct Prevention, Education and Support Policy and provide input.

WHAT'S NEXT ON SFU'S SNAPCHAT: "SIMONFRASERU"?

A sports team takes over our channel; a day-in-the-life of a co-op student working in another country; cool spaces at SFU's beautiful Woodwards building in Gastown; and Beedie does our next student 1-day takeover! All that and more. Add us on Snapchat.

GET YOUR FEBRUARY U-PASS

Remember to request your February U-Pass BC on the U-Pass BC website.

Travel on exchange or join a field school

The following Summer 2017 Field Schools are now accepting applications. Email fieldschools@sfu.ca for more information.

  • Greece: Hellenic Studies - deadline January 31  
  • Berlin: Contemporary Arts - deadline February 2  
  • Prague: Humanities - deadline February 2 
  • Scotland: International Perspectives on Cybercrime - deadline February 13
  • London & Lake District: English and Contemporary Arts - extended deadline February 15

Apply for exchange! Check out our pdf list of universities and spaces available for the Summer 2017, Fall 2017, and Spring 2018 terms. Upcoming application deadline: January 25

Understanding Medical Marijuana

The first lecture in the Spring 2017 President's Dream Colloquium on Understanding Medical Marijuana series is Thursday, January 26, at the Leslie and Gordon Diamond Family Auditorium, Convocation Mall, Burnaby campus. Please reserve your seats online. Speakers for this series include: Ethan Russo, MD; Dr. Jonathan Page; Dr. Francesca Filbey; Dr. Mark Ware; The Honourable A. Anne McLellan and Dr. Beau Kilmer. 

Residence and housing Positions available to all Students

Looking for success? Residence and Housing has on-campus jobs with flexible schedules. Open to all students whether or not you live on campus. Working in Residence and Housing (Residence Life and Guest Accommodations) can equip you with the people skills you need to succeed in any workplace. (Note: some international student visas may not allow on-campus work.)

Free online course

Bouncing Back - Resilience and Well-Being Canvas Course: take a free, 45-minute online course designed by SFU Health Promotion to help you learn about strategies, tools and resources for supporting your well-being and resilience as an SFU student.

Want to know what’s happening around campus?

Find out what’s happening any time by visiting www.sfu.ca/sfu-community/events.html and visit events.sfu.ca (use the dropdown to select the calendar you’re interested in). And check out www.sfu.ca/sfunews.html.

Miss something on the Burnaby campus monitors?

Visit www.sfu.ca/~avids/web/ to view all the current images on the Burnaby campus monitors: thesis defences, special programs, etc.

ATHLETICS EVENTS

Want to attend varsity sports games? See the calendar at athletics.sfu.ca/calendar.aspx. More info: athletics.sfu.ca

 

 

Student Services
Burnaby | Surrey | Vancouver

2017 January 9: Winter safety • tuition due 17th • career planning from the start • more

Simon Fraser University - engaging the world

The Student Services Bulletin is sent once or twice per month to all enrolled undergraduates.

 

Winter Safety

During severe winter weather please keep in mind the following safety tips:

  • Use extreme caution when driving and walking as you may encounter icy patches
  • Drivers should reduce speeds and drive for the conditions
  • Pedestrians should wear footwear with good traction
  • When walking on campus use indoor routes and main access paths
  • Use available handrails
  • Keep both hands free for balance, rather than in your pockets
  • Stay informed on winter weather conditions on campus: follow SFU on twitter and visit the SFU Road Report 
  • Learn more at www.sfu.ca/srs/emergency/response/severe-weather.html

U-PASS BC UPDATE

Don’t forget to request your January U-Pass BC on the U-Pass BC website. Do you need a Compass Card? Visit TransLink's website for where to buy one. 

The 2017 Spring U-Pass BC exemption application is now available. The deadline to apply is January 10 at 4:30pm. Please visit SFU U-Pass BC.

TRANSLINK CHANGES 

Bus routes changed to SFU: 135/160/143/151/153/157. See translink.ca/servicechanges for details. Check your route and #KnowBeforeYouGo

REGISTRAR AND INFORMATION SERVICES

Planning to visit the Registrar and Information Services office? Check our office hours. Did you know you can text to join the line? Text “sfu burnaby” to 778.383.7663. You’ll get a text message back asking you to choose the service you need. Once you’re in line, you’ll receive updates for your wait and we’ll let you know when to come back and which station will be serving you.

Looking for deadlines? See www.sfu.ca/students/deadlines/spring2017.html.

NEW STUDENT ID CARDS

Are you a new student needing an SFU ID Card? Visit our ID facility in MBC 1302, open 9:00am to 5:00pm until January 17.

TUITION PAYMENTS

Already use internet banking? Then you know how easy it is. If you haven't set it up yet, we can show you how: www.sfu.ca/students/fees/howtopay/internet-banking.html.

Reminder, effective January 1 cash is no longer accepted at the Registrar & Information Services counters or the Residence and Housing Office. For other options on how to pay your fees see www.sfu.ca/students/fees/howtopay.html.
Tuition is due Tuesday, January 17.

EMAIL UPGRADE

An upgrade to SFU Connect occurred December 22. For more details, including a list of new features, please visit SFU Connect Upgrade.

PASSPORT to leadership

Passport to Leadership 1 is a series of interactive workshops on a range of relevant leadership topics. It is the perfect first step in preparing for formal leadership roles on campus and beyond, and discovering your own leadership potential. The cost is $75 and deadline to register is January 20. Register now!

Passport to Leadership 2 helps to strengthen your skills in leadership, communication and collaboration. Work towards your leadership potential by developing self-awareness and exploring who you are in relation to others. (P2L 1 is a prerequisite for P2L 2.) The cost is $95 and deadline to register is January 13. Register now!

Students with disabilities

If you are a student with a verified disability and want to explore possible academic supports please contact the Centre for Students with Disabilities (CSD) as soon as possible. More info about registering at the CSD is available online at www.sfu.ca/students/disabilityaccess/prospective/registration.html

NEVER TOO EARLY FOR Career PLANNING 

Don’t wait until you graduate to think about your career – register for a workshop series and learn what you can do now to shape your future. 

Headstart (for students with fewer than 60 units)
Give yourself a ‘Headstart’ on life after university by participating in this three-workshop series designed specifically for first and second year students. Learn how to make the most of your time at SFU for career building, and gain practical resume skills to help you land the types of opportunities you want.  For more information visit www.sfu.ca/career/headstart

Classroom to Career (for students with 60+ units)
We help you clarify what you might want to do with your degree and identify specific actions you can be taking now to get there. Learn the most effective work search strategies, as well as practical tips on how to be more effective with your resumes, cover letters, interviews and online presence. For more information visit www.sfu.ca/career/c2c/.

These workshop series fill up every term so register early to avoid disappointment. Successful completion will earn you a certificate, credit for your co-curricular record and a free LinkedIn photo shoot.

goSFU APP

Add/drop enrollment functions, access to course cart and real-time course schedules, information about fees, and more! Be sure to download the goSFU app at www.sfu.ca/apps.html. For help with the app, see www.sfu.ca/students/gosfu-app.html.

SFU SNAP APP

The latest release of SFU Snap is now available for both Android and iOS. See www.sfu.ca/apps.html

SFU Exchange Programs

Apply for exchange! We have newly added partner universities, so check out our pdf list of universities and spaces available for the Summer 2017, Fall 2017, and Spring 2018 terms. Upcoming application deadline: January 25. 

Sign up to attend a Study Abroad 101 session for information about the program, or sign up for a How to Apply for Exchange info session for application details and tips.

Want to spend your Summer 2017 travelling, studying and gaining SFU units? Join a Field School to undertake a combination of coursework, assignments, and field studies intended to integrate learning with the location. The following Summer 2017 Field Schools are now accepting applications: 

  • Greece: Hellenic Studies - deadline January 31  
  • Berlin: Contemporary Arts - deadline February 2  
  • Prague: Humanities - deadline February 2 
  • Scotland: International Perspectives on Cybercrime - deadline February 13

Visit the Field School website for program details, deadlines, eligibility, info session dates and more. Additional programs will be announced in the coming weeks; email fieldschools@sfu.ca for more information.

Spring 2017 PRESIDENT'S DREAM COLLOQUIUM ON Understanding Medical Marijuana

The first lecture in the Understanding Medical Marijuana series is Thursday, January 26, at the Leslie and Gordon Diamond Family Auditorium, Convocation Mall, Burnaby campus. Please reserve your seats online. Speakers for this series include: Ethan Russo, MD, Dr. Jonathan Page, Dr. Francesca Filbey, Dr. Mark Ware, The Honourable A. Anne McLellan and Dr. Beau Kilmer. 

Residence and housing Positions available to all Students*

Looking for success? Residence and Housing has on-campus jobs with flexible schedules. Open to all students* even if you don’t live on campus. Working in Residence and Housing (Residence Life and Guest Accommodations) can equip you with the people skills you need to succeed in any workplace. 

* exception: some international student visas may not allow on-campus work

Health

Bouncing Back - Resilience and Well-Being Canvas Course: take a free, 45-minute online course designed by SFU Health Promotion to help students learn about strategies, tools and resources for supporting your well-being and resilience as an SFU student. 

Free yoga classes on Burnaby campus, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 - 10:20am starting January 11 in the Fitness Studio at the Lorne Davies Complex. Classes are open to students, faculty and staff at SFU. No previous yoga experience required, all fitness and flexibility levels welcome.  

Call for Proposals - Building Connections: Well-being in Teaching and Learning

We invite interactive and innovative proposals from graduate and undergraduate students to highlight the impact of specific teaching practices on student well-being. Deadline is January 20. 

Education is the first step to building a culture free of sexual violence

Need help? Check out www.sfu.ca/sexual-assault.html. Review the consent and sexual violence myths.

Want to help decide policy? SFSS Student input event on January 18 and Community Town Hall on January 17. The draft policy is available for review online. 

Want to know what’s happening around campus?

Find out what's happening any time by visiting www.sfu.ca/sfu-community/events.html and visit events.sfu.ca (use the dropdown to select the calendar you’re interested in).

Miss something on the Burnaby campus monitors?

Visit www.sfu.ca/~avids/web/ to view all the current images on the Burnaby campus monitors: thesis defences, special programs, etc.

 

ATHLETICS EVENTS

Want to attend varsity sports games? See the calendar at athletics.sfu.ca/calendar.aspx. More info: athletics.sfu.ca

 
 

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Student Services
Burnaby | Surrey | Vancouver

2016 December 23: Welcome events • Translink changes • Field Schools • more

Simon Fraser University - engaging the world

The Student Services Bulletin is sent once or twice per month to all enrolled undergraduates.

 

Welcome back events

To help kick off your Spring term, SFU will be hosting Welcome Back events at all three campuses. Mark your calendars for free food, coffee, games, activities and so much more! More details available at www.sfu.ca/students/orientation/wow.html.

  • January 4 (Burnaby)
  • January 5 (Vancouver), and
  • January 10 (Surrey)

NO CASH PAYMENTS STARTING JANUARY 1

As of January 1 we will no longer accept cash for any tuition, residence fees, or any other fee payments. We will continue to accept payments by cheque, money order, or debit card (be aware of daily limits) as well as internet banking, etc. For options see www.sfu.ca/students/fees/howtopay. Spring term tuition and student fees are due by Tuesday, January 17.

U-PASS BC UPDATE

Request your January U-Pass BC on the U-Pass BC website. Do you need a Compass Card? Visit TransLink's website for where to buy one. 

The 2017 Spring U-Pass BC exemption application is now available. The deadline to apply is January 10 at 4:30pm. Please visit SFU U-Pass BC.

Translink changes 

TransLink altered both bus routes and SkyTrain routes in the fall. If you take transit, you may wish to check before coming to campus.

REGISTRAR AND INFORMATION SERVICES

Planning to visit the Registrar and Information Services office? Check our office hours. All campuses are closed from December 24 until January 3 when they reopen. Looking for deadlines? See www.sfu.ca/students/deadlines/spring2017.html.

EMAIL UPGRADE

An upgrade to SFU Connect occurred on Thursday, December 22. For more details, including a list of new features, please visit SFU Connect Upgrade.

PASSPORT to leadership

Passport to Leadership 1 is a series of interactive workshops on a range of relevant leadership topics. It is the perfect first step in preparing for formal leadership roles on campus and beyond, and discovering your own leadership potential. The cost is $75 and deadline to register is January 20.

Passport to Leadership 2 helps to strengthen your skills in leadership, communication and collaboration. Work towards your leadership potential by developing self-awareness and exploring who you are in relation to others. (P2L 1 is a prerequisite for P2L 2.) The cost is $95 and deadline to register is January 13.

You will receive formal recognition on your Co-Curricular Record (CCR) upon successful completion of these certificate programs. 

The Semester of Snapchat!

We’re working with more students than ever this term to bring you fun, quick Snapchat stories each week. Add simonfraseruwww.snapchat.com/add/simonfraseru.

Career Workshops Designed for Where You’re At

Don’t miss your chance to participate in one of our popular career development workshop series: 

Headstart (for students with fewer than 60 units)
Give yourself a ‘Headstart’ on life after university by participating in this three-workshop series designed specifically for first and second year students. Learn how to make the most of your time at SFU for career building, and gain practical resume skills to help you land the types of opportunities you want.  For more information visit www.sfu.ca/career/headstart

Classroom to Career (for students with 60+ units)
We help you clarify what you might want to do with your degree and identify specific actions you can be taking now to get there. Learn the most effective work search strategies, as well as practical tips on how to be more effective with your resumes, cover letters, interviews and online presence. For more information visit www.sfu.ca/career/c2c/.

Spaces fill up fast, so register early to avoid disappointment. Successful completion will earn you a certificate, credit for your co-curricular record and a free LinkedIn photo shoot.

goSFU APP

Add/drop enrollment functions, access to course cart and real-time course schedules, information about fees, and more! Be sure to download the goSFU app at www.sfu.ca/apps.html. For help with the app, see www.sfu.ca/students/gosfu-app.html.

SFU SNAP APP

The latest release of SFU Snap is now available for both Android and iOS. See www.sfu.ca/apps.html

SFU Exchange Programs

Apply for exchange! We have newly added partner universities, so check out our pdf list of universities and spaces available for the Summer 2017, Fall 2017, and Spring 2018 terms. Upcoming application deadline: January 25. 

Sign up to attend a Study Abroad 101 session for information about the program, or sign up for a How to Apply for Exchange info session for application details and tips.

Want to spend your Summer 2017 travelling, studying and gaining SFU units? Join a Field School to undertake a combination of coursework, assignments, and field studies intended to integrate learning with the location. The following Summer 2017 Field Schools are now accepting applications: 

  • London & Lake District: English and Contemporary Arts - deadline January 9  
  • Greece: Hellenic Studies - deadline January 31  
  • Berlin: Contemporary Arts - deadline February 2  
  • Prague: Humanities - deadline February 2 
  • Scotland: International Perspectives on Cybercrime - deadline February 13

Visit the Field School website for program details, deadlines, eligibility, info session dates and more. Additional programs will be announced in the coming weeks; email fieldschools@sfu.ca for more information.

Spring 2017 PRESIDENT'S DREAM COLLOQUIUM ON Understanding Medical Marijuana

The first lecture in the series is Thursday, January 26, at the Leslie and Gordon Diamond Family Auditorium, Convocation Mall, Burnaby campus. Please reserve your seats online. Speakers for this series include: Dr. Ethan Russo, Dr. Jonathan Page, Dr. Francesca Filbey, Dr. Mark Ware, The Honourable A. Anne McLellan and Dr. Beau Kilmer. See www.sfu.ca/medicalmarijuana

Over 70 Employment Positions available to all Students*

If you have the enthusiasm and drive, Residence and Housing has on-campus jobs with flexible schedules. Open to all students* and not just those in residence. Working in Residence and Housing (Residence Life and Guest Accommodations) can equip you with the people skills you need to succeed in a workplace. See Success Stories and check out the positions available

* exception: some international student visas may not allow on-campus work

FOR THE LATEST UPDATES ON SFU ROADS AND CAMPUS CONDITIONS

 

Bookmark www.sfu.ca/security/sfuroadconditions and/or follow Twitter @SFU to keep up with changing conditions.

Want to know what’s happening around campus?

Find out what's happening any time by visiting www.sfu.ca/sfu-community/events.html and visit events.sfu.ca (use the dropdown to select the calendar you’re interested in).

Miss something on the Burnaby campus monitors?

Visit www.sfu.ca/~avids/web/ to view all the current images on the Burnaby campus monitors: thesis defences, special programs, etc.

 

ATHLETICS EVENTS

Want to attend varsity sports games? See the calendar at athletics.sfu.ca/calendar.aspx. More info: athletics.sfu.ca

 
 

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Student Services
Burnaby | Surrey | Vancouver

2016 November 28: Translink changes • President's Winter Warm-up • be a video star! • more

The Student Services Bulletin is sent once or twice per month to all enrolled undergraduates.

 

Translink changes starting December 2nd

The Translink Edu-bus will be on campus Wednesday, November 30 from 10:00am-2:00pm near the Strand Hall bus loop with information on the December 2 Evergreen Extension opening and upcoming changes to the 135/160 buses and the Coquitlam buses.

BENNETT LIBRARY OPEN 24/7 until december 18

The Bennett Library (Burnaby campus) will be open 24/7 to support students writing papers and completing assignments, as well as studying for exams. www.lib.sfu.ca/facilities/rooms-spaces/24-7-opening-burnaby.

The President's Winter Warm-up

Take a break from your studies to join President Petter in celebrating the season with hot chocolate, holiday treats, music and more!

  • Burnaby: November 30th 12:30-2:00pm, Convocation Mall
    Warm up with some chili and hot chocolate, test your hockey skills on our outdoor rink, and relax to some festive music.
    Wear your favourite ugly sweater for a chance to win a $50 SFU Bookstore gift card!

  • Surrey: December 2nd 12:00-2:00pm, WestStone Group Grand Hall (Mezzanine)
    Come relax, treat yourself to winter goodies before the holidays with your Surrey campus community.

  • Vancouver: November 29th 12:00-2:00pm, 515 W. Hastings (Harbour Centre lobby)
    Come relax, play some fun games and treat yourself to winter goodies before the holidays with your Vancouver campus community.
    Check out Puppy Therapy in the Teck Gallery while you're here!

Archives wants your help

The SFU Archives and Records Management Department will be holding discussion groups to gather feedback regarding how the Department can improve its services. The discussion group sessions are one hour long, include free lunch, and will take place December 6th and December 7th. If you are interested in giving your in-person feedback, please email armd_survey@sfu.ca to book a time.

Star in SFU's 2016 Holiday Video!

We're looking for students to appear in this year's SFU holiday video. We'll be stitching together 3-second messages from 20-30 students and, taken together, they'll form a heart-warming one-minute video message to the community.

You can record your message during one of our in-person video shoots - Sign up here: sfu.fluidsurveys.com/s/sfu-holiday-video-2016/

  • Tuesday, November 29th, 10:00am, SFU’s Vancouver campus, Harbour Centre lobby
  • Wednesday, November 30th, 10:00am, SFU’s Burnaby campus, Saywell Hall Atrium
  • Friday, December 2nd, 10:00am, SFU’s Surrey campus, 3rd Floor “hot tub"

If you can't make it to one of the above in-person video shoots, (or if you're studying / working abroad) you can still send us a video clip that we may use in the holiday video! 

Holiday gift fair

The Annual SFSS Craft Fair is Tuesday to Friday, November 29 - December 2 in the North Concourse of the AQ in Burnaby, from 10:00am-4:00pm. Different vendors every day.

NO CASH PAYMENTS STARTING JANUARY 1

As of January 1, 2017, we will no longer accept cash for any tuition, residence fees, or any other fee payments. We will continue to accept payments by cheque, money order, or debit card (be aware of daily limits) as well as internet banking, etc. For options see www.sfu.ca/students/fees/howtopay.

U-PASS BC UPDATE

Request your December 2016 U-Pass BC on the U-Pass BC website. Do you need a Compass Card? Visit Translink's website for where to buy one. 

The 2017 Spring U-Pass BC exemption application is now available. The deadline to apply is January 10 at 4:30pm. Please visit SFU U-Pass BC

REGISTRAR AND INFORMATION SERVICES

Planning to visit the Registrar and Information Services office? Check our office hours.

Note: on Monday, December 12th, the offices will close early to allow staff to attend an event:

  • the Burnaby office will close at 12:30pm
  • the Surrey office will close at 12:00pm
  • the Vancouver office will close at 12:00pm 

PASSPORT to leadership

Passport to Leadership 1 is a series of interactive workshops on a range of relevant leadership topics. It is the perfect first step in preparing for formal leadership roles on campus and beyond, and discovering your own leadership potential. Register now! The cost is $75 and deadline to register is January 20.

Passport to Leadership 2 helps to strengthen your skills in leadership, communication and collaboration. Work towards your leadership potential by developing self-awareness and exploring who you are in relation to others. (P2L 1 is a prerequisite for P2L 2.) Register now! The cost is $95 and deadline to register is January 13.

You will receive formal recognition on your Co-Curricular Record (CCR) upon successful completion of these certificate programs. 

Student Central hours

Student Central (MBC 3000) will have reduced hours from December 6-23 (inclusive). Thelma Finlayson Centre for Student Engagement (MBC 2000) hours will not be modified. Late night academic advising drop-ins (5pm to 6:30pm) will not be available after December 5.

  • Today until Monday, December 5
    Monday to Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm, Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday & Holidays: Closed 
  • Tuesday, December 6 - Friday, December 23
    Monday to Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday and Sunday: Closed
  • Closed from Saturday, December 24, 2016 - Monday, January 2, 2017, inclusive.
  • Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

goSFU APP

Add/drop enrollment functions, access to course cart and real-time course schedules, information about fees, and more! Be sure to download the goSFU app at www.sfu.ca/apps.html. For help with the app, see www.sfu.ca/students/gosfu-app.html.

FREE RELAXATION YOGA CLASSES

Yoga is Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30am - 10:20am in the Fitness Studio at the Lorne Davies Complex. These classes are open to students, faculty and staff at SFU. Find out more at www.sfu.ca/students/health/events/yoga.html.

Kitten Therapy!

Come to Maggie Benston Centre, Room 0300, Burnaby campus and follow #KittensAtSFU for updates, photos and a chance to win prizes. SFU Health and Counselling is delighted to work in collaboration with VOKRA. www.sfu.ca/students/health/events/kitten_therapy.html.

  • Wednesday, November 30, 12-3
  • Thursday, December 1, 1:00 - 3:00pm
  • Friday, December 2, 12:00 - 2:00pm

SFU Exchange Programs

Apply for exchange! We have newly added partner universities, so check out our list of universities and spaces available for the Summer 2017, Fall 2017, and Spring 2018 terms. Upcoming deadline: January 25. Next info session is Tuesday, December 6th: 10:00-11:00am ONLINE. Info session registration

Meet our Study Abroad Student Ambassadors! Get answers to any questions about the student experience of studying abroad in general or studying in Australia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Hong Kong, South Korea, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, Czech Republic, or Germany. 

The SFU Study Abroad Photo Contest finalist photos have been posted! Please pick your favourite photo for the People's Choice Award! “Like” your favourite images on the Facebook page. Voting closes November 30!

Join a Field School to undertake a combination of coursework, assignments, and field studies intended to integrate learning with the location. The following Summer 2017 Field Schools are now accepting applications: 

  • dutchDesign: SIAT - deadline December 9, 2016
  • London & Lake District: English and Contemporary Arts - deadline January 9, 2017 
  • Greece: Hellenic Studies - deadline January 31, 2017 
  • Berlin: Contemporary Arts - deadline February 2, 2017 
  • Prague: Humanities - deadline February 2, 2017 

Visit the Field School website for program details, deadlines, eligibility, info session dates and more

For the latest updates on SFU roads and campus conditions

Follow along on Twitter @SFU and bookmark www.sfu.ca/security/sfuroadconditions. You can also check the Environment Canada Alerts web site, check #BCStorm on Twitter, and view power outages at the BC Hydro outages website.

Want to know what’s going on?

Find out what's happening on campus any time by visiting www.sfu.ca/sfu-community/events.html and visit events.sfu.ca (use the dropdown to select the calendar you’re interested in).

Miss something on the Burnaby campus monitors?

Visit www.sfu.ca/~avids/web/ to view all the current images on the Burnaby campus monitors: thesis defences, special programs, etc.

 

ATHLETICS EVENTS

Want to attend varsity sports games? See the calendar at athletics.sfu.ca/calendar.aspx. More info: athletics.sfu.ca

 
 

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Student Services
Burnaby | Surrey | Vancouver

2016 November 14: Kittens • Puppies • Extended library hours • Leadership programs • more

The Student Services Bulletin is sent once or twice per month to all enrolled undergraduates.

 

goSFU APP

Add/drop enrollment functions, access to course cart and real-time course schedules, information about fees, and more! Be sure to download the goSFU app at www.sfu.ca/apps.html or update it to version 2.0. If you have a problem updating the app, you may need to first uninstall version 1.1 before installing 2.0. For help with the app, see www.sfu.ca/students/gosfu-app.html.

Student Central hours

Student Central (MBC 3000) will have reduced hours from December 6-23 (inclusive). Thelma Finlayson Centre for Student Engagement (MBC 2000) hours will not be modified. Late night academic advising drop-ins (5pm to 6:30pm) will not be available after December 5.

  • Today until Monday, December 5
    Monday to Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm, Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday & Holidays: Closed 
  • Tuesday, December 6 - Friday, December 23, 2016
    Monday to Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday and Sunday: Closed
  • Closed from Saturday, December 24, 2016 - Monday, January 2, 2017, inclusive.
  • Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Who will bring home the Gnome? Smackdown 2016! 

Watch 12 faculty have fun debating topics of no real importance in a quasi-moderated smackdown, with proceeds going to United Way. There are three options to buy your ticket:  online (click the red "Select" button); or at Student Central (MBC 3000) 10:00am - 3:00pm on Friday, November 18; or at the door on Thursday, November 24. See www.sfu.ca/unitedway/smackdown for details and to see this year’s contestants.

Increase your leadership potential

The Passport to Leadership suite of programs allows you to explore your own leadership development, to work with others, and gain transferable skills. You will receive formal recognition on your Co-Curricular Record (CCR) upon successful completion of this certificate program. The cost is $75 for the first of the four programs (P2L 1, 2, 3 and 4). Deadline to register for the P2L-1 program is January 13. For more information and instructions to register, visit www.sfu.ca/students/get-involved/programs-and-opportunities/passport-to-leadership-1.html.

NO CASH PAYMENTS STARTING JANUARY 1

As of January 1, 2017, we will no longer accept cash for any tuition, residence fees, or any other fee payments. We will continue to accept payments by cheque, money order, or debit card (be aware of daily limits) as well as internet banking, etc. For options see www.sfu.ca/students/fees/howtopay.

International race for a quantum computer

Join SFU Physics professor Stephanie Simmons as she discusses the quest for smaller and smaller electronic devices – and how these new technologies could fundamentally change our lives. Event is free; please RSVP to attend. Lecture, followed by reception.
Wednesday, November 30, 7:00pm 
SFU’s Harbour Centre Campus, Room 1400
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK

Join International Services for Students online November 14 - 18 to celebrate international education week online. Learn interesting facts about international education and what you can do to engage in intercultural experiences and enter to win daily prizes! Check out our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or search for #SFUIEW2016.

Get help in choosing Spring courses

Academic Advising in Student Services will be providing extended LiveHelp hours during the peak enrollment period in November. For more information, see our events calendar

We will also be providing 15 minute course planning appointments in November for quick questions. To book an appointment, please call the Registrar and Information Services front counter at 778-782-6930.

Win coffee for your entire class

Between November 16 and 24, enter to win by uploading a photo or video to the SFU Dining Services Facebook page showcasing what you love about food on campus.  All entries will be voted on, then the top three will be shortlisted and a winner selected by our contest committee. The prize is free coffee for a class (of any size) as well as a $25 dining card for the winning class professor (Burnaby campus only). #Coffee4AClass

U-PASS BC UPDATE

Don't forget to request your November 2016 U-Pass BC. You will be able to request your December 2016 U-Pass BC starting on November 16 to be loaded onto your Compass Card. See more at SFU U-Pass BC

Bennett Library open 24/7 starting Monday November 14

The Bennett Library (Burnaby campus) will be open 24/7 to support students writing papers and completing assignments, as well as studying for exams. www.lib.sfu.ca/facilities/rooms-spaces/24-7-opening-burnaby.

FREE RELAXATION YOGA CLASSES

Yoga is Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30am - 10:20am in the Fitness Studio at the Lorne Davies Complex. These classes are open to students, faculty and staff at SFU. Find out more at www.sfu.ca/students/health/events/yoga.html.

PUPPY THERAPY IS BACK!

Puppy therapy is for students, faculty and staff as the term winds down and stress levels rise. This year SFU Health and Counselling has partnered with St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program. www.sfu.ca/students/health/events/puppy-therapy3.html

  • Burnaby campus: Wednesday - Friday, November 16-18 between 12:00-2:00pm, Saywell Hall by the Archeology Museum
  • Surrey campus: Wednesday - Thursday, November 23-24  between 12:00-2:00pm, Mezzanine Area
  • Vancouver campus: Harbour Centre: Tuesday, November 29 between 12:00-2:00pm, Concourse & Teck Gallery Lounge

Kitten Therapy!

If you prefer kittens to puppies, come to Maggie Benston Centre, Room 0300, Burnaby campus. Follow #KittensAtSFU for updates, photos and a chance to win prizes. SFU Health and Counselling is delighted to work in collaboration with VOKRA. www.sfu.ca/students/health/events/kitten_therapy.html.

  • Wednesday, November 30, 12-3
  • Thursday, December 1, 1:00 - 3:00pm
  • Friday, December 2, 12:00 - 2:00pm

Celebrate the festive season at the ISS Holiday Dinner December 9! 

All SFU students (domestic and international), spouses and/or family members and friends are welcome to attend. www.sfu.ca/students/isap/workshops-events/events/holiday-dinner.html.

ISS Holiday Dinner Video Auditions

Share your talent with your fellow students! We're currently seeking student performers to provide entertainment at this event. www.sfu.ca/students/isap/workshops-events/events/holiday-dinner/holiday-dinner-online-submission.html.

Connecting With Your Community/Your Key to Career Success

Join us November 23 for a casual networking/group mentoring session that focuses on career development to learn about finding employment, engaging in the community, and networking! www.sfu.ca/students/isap/workshops-events/events/connecting-with-your-community2.html.

Volunteer Opportunities with Health and Counselling Services

Hi-FIVE Project Co-Coordinator Hi-FIVE is a student-run movement that is supported by both Health & Counselling Services and the Simon Fraser Student Society. The Project Co-Coordinator will work in close collaboration with the Project Coordinator to lead the HiFIVE Movement. The successful candidate will receive a stipend of $120 every two weeks, upon completion of four hours of work per week between January 1 and June 2, 2017, and will be expected to continue as the Primary Project Coordinator for 10 hours a week during both the Fall 2017 – Spring 2018 terms (*contingent upon funding renewal for Fall & Spring 2017/2018). Application deadline: Thursday, November 24, 2016, at 5:00pm. For more information and details on how to apply, visit: www.sfu.ca/students/health/HiFIVE/get-involved.html or email HiFIVEsfu.coordinator@gmail.com

Peer Counsellor - Health and Counselling Services Time Commitment: 3 - 5 hours per week, two-semester commitment: Spring 2017 Term and Summer 2017 OR Fall 2017. Training: mandatory training Saturday, January 7, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Additional training times will be determined based on successful applicant’s schedule. Regular meetings and ongoing professional development via group supervision and online learning modules. Application deadline: Thursday, December 1. For more information and details on how to apply, visit: www.sfu.ca/students/health/volunteer/peer_counsellor.html or contact Dylan Le Roy (dylan_leroy@sfu.ca), Clinical Counsellor, SFU Health & Counselling Services.

Yoga instructor In an effort to keep costs at a minimum for our free relaxation yoga classes, we are looking for 200hr YTT yoga instructors willing to donate an hour to teach a weekly or monthly class. Please contact hcsinfo@sfu.ca if you are interested in bringing the benefits of yoga to more people. Find out more at www.sfu.ca/students/health/events/yoga.html.

U.S. Visa Workshop

Join us for the U.S. Visa Workshop Friday, November 18, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm to gain valuable insight regarding the visa application and interview process, and to learn about the different types of U.S. non-immigrant visas.

SFU Exchange Programs

Start your exchange application now for Summer 2017, Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 terms. Application deadline: January 25, 2017. Students generally apply in their 2nd or 3rd year and study abroad 6-12 months later. It's good to think ahead!

Cmolik Prize nominations are open until November 30

Who will be the next innovator in Education in BC? 2016-2017 Cmolik Prize for the Enhancement of Public Education in BC has doubled in value to $100,000 and will be awarded biennially, and any resident of BC who is also a Canadian citizen can be nominated!

Munro Lecture: Can India be a hope for the world?  

India represents tremendous economic potential, however it also holds the dubious position as having the most number of poor people; just over half the population (or 650 million people) are deemed poor by the Multidimensional Poverty Index 2013. Can India reinvent itself to emerge as the hope for the troubled world? Join SFU Visiting Scholar Professor S. Parasuraman on November 15 at the Segal Graduate School of Business as he discusses the potential and promise of India. Event is FREE but please register.

CANADA 150: CONFEDERATION IN QUESTION lecture series

The four lectures in this year's series examine various aspects of Canadian history and interrogate the Canada 150 zeitgeist from a scholarly perspective. Please join us as one of our department's most entertaining lecturers, Dr. Bidisha Ray, engages with an all-star panel consisting of public intellectuals Balbir Gurm, Mo Dhaliwal, and Shushma Datt in Life isn't all Bhangra and Butter Chicken! Deconstructing BC's Punjabi-Canadian Culture. The event will take place at 6:30pm on November 16 at SFU’s Surrey campus, Room 2600. RSVP for this lecture

For the latest updates on SFU roads and campus conditions

Follow along on Twitter @SFU and bookmark www.sfu.ca/security/sfuroadconditions. You can also check the Environment Canada Alerts web site, check #BCStorm on Twitter, and view power outages at the BC Hydro outages website.

Sign up for SFU Alerts

To receive urgent notifications from SFU in the event of an emergency, sign up for SFU alerts by signing in to go.sfu.ca and providing your cell phone number and current contact information so you can be notified by text, email, and phone when it matters most.

Want to know what’s going on?

Find out what's happening on campus any time by visiting www.sfu.ca/sfu-community/events.html and visit events.sfu.ca (use the dropdown to select the calendar you’re interested in).

Miss something on the Burnaby campus monitors?

Visit www.sfu.ca/~avids/web/ to view all the current images on the Burnaby campus monitors: Thesis Defences, special programs, etc.

 

ATHLETICS EVENTS

Want to attend varsity sports games? See the calendar at athletics.sfu.ca/calendar.aspx. More info: athletics.sfu.ca

  • Clan Cup Swim Meet: Nov. 18-20, 5:30 PM, Margaret & Paul Savage Pool, SFU
  • Men’s Basketball vs Lindenwold: Nov. 18, Noon, West Gym  (free admission for students)
  • Men’s Basketball vs Lindenwold: Nov. 19, 2 PM, West Gym
  • Women’s Basketball Alumni Game: Nov. 19, 4 PM, East Gym (free admission)
  • Women’s Volleyball vs Montana State Billings: Nov. 19, 7 PM, West Gym
  • Women’s Basketball vs Cal Poly Pomona: Nov. 25, Noon, West Gym
  • Women’s Basketball vs Cal Poly Pomona: Nov. 26, Noon, West Gym
 
 

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Student Services
Burnaby | Surrey | Vancouver

2016 October 31: Share your Halloween photos • Winterfest • Flu shots • MyFinances101 • more

Show us your photos of Halloween at SFU!

Seen a scary costume? Decorated dorm? Something Halloween-related? Share on Instagram / Twitter using #sfuhalloween or click the link below to submit directly. We'll be featuring your photos on SFU.ca for October 31 and one lucky student will win an SFU varsity jacket for best photo. Enter now! Entries must be received by 11:59 pm PST on Monday, October 31.

 

Winterfest November 2, Convocation Mall

Are you prepared for winter? Check out Winterfest, the annual event on SFU Burnaby to help everyone on campus know what to expect from winter on the "hill." Warm up with hot chocolate and learn how to stay safe, happy, and healthy throughout the winter season. Also win prizes and free giveaways from Winterfest vendors.

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Extended Academic Advising hours

Academic Advising in Student Services will be providing extended LiveHelp hours during the peak enrollment period in November. For more information, see the Academic Advising events calendar.

We will also be providing 15 minute course planning appointments in November for quick questions. To book an appointment, please call the Burnaby Registrar and Information Services front counter at 778-782-6930.

FINANCIAL AID AND AWARDS 

November is Financial Literacy Month – Check out myFinances101

MyFinances101 is a free online Canvas course. From learning about credit cards to understanding the responsibilities of a loan, to investing early, MyFinances101 helps you understand various aspects of your finances. You can work at your own pace, on your own time, without the stress of course deadlines.

There are prizes! When you complete all the quizzes and score 5 out of 6 on each, you will be entered into the raffle prize draw at the end of each term. Prizes may vary, so stay updated via your Canvas account.

Enroll in MyFinances101 today. For more information, please go to http://ow.ly/103OEX

Financial aid questions?

If you can't find an answer to your financial aid question through the Financial Aid website, please come by and see an advisor in person. This support is available to both undergraduate and graduate students at SFU. Our drop-in times are meant to accommodate as many students as possible; however, if you cannot make it during the drop-in times listed, please schedule an appointment by calling 778-782-6930. 

HEALTH AND COUNSELLING

FREE RELAXATION YOGA CLASSES
Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30-10:20 am
Fitness Studio at the Lorne Davies Complex
These classes are open to students, faculty and staff at SFU.

In an effort to keep costs at a minimum, we are looking for 200hr YTT yoga instructors willing to donate an hour to teach a weekly or monthly class. Please contact hcsinfo@sfu.ca if you are interested in bringing the benefits of yoga to more people.

Find out more at http://www.sfu.ca/students/health/events/yoga.html

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION

Free weekly drop-in sessions for students, faculty and staff, at all three campuses. www.sfu.ca/students/health/events/mindfulness-meditation.html

PUPPY THERAPY IS BACK! Puppy therapy is one of the ways in which we reach out to students, faculty and staff as the term winds down and stress levels rise. This fall we are delighted to work in collaboration with St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program.

Burnaby campus
12:00-2:00pm
Wednesday - Friday
November 16-18
Location: Saywell Hall by the Archeology Museum

Surrey campus
12:00-2:00pm
Wednesday - Thusrday
November 23 - 24
Location: Mezzanine Area

Vancouver campus: Harbour Centre
12:00-2:00pm
Tuesday, November 29
Location: Concourse & Teck Gallery Lounge

Find out more at: http://www.sfu.ca/students/health/events/puppy-therapy3.html

U.S. Visa Workshop

Join us for the U.S. Visa Workshop Friday, November 18, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm to gain valuable insight regarding the visa application and interview process, and to learn about the different types of U.S. non immigrant visas.

Beat the Flu this Season!

Lower your risk of influenza this year. Get vaccinated, wash your hands often, eat balanced meals, exercise regularly and get enough sleep. And visit one of the Influenza Vaccination Clinics at the Burnaby, Surrey or Vancouver campus.

No cash payments starting January 1

As of January 1, 2017, we will no longer accept cash for any tuition, residence fees, or any other fee payments. We will continue to accept payments by cheque, money order, or debit card (be aware of daily limits) as well as internet banking, etc. For options see www.sfu.ca/students/fees/howtopay.

Consent Matters SFU: Myth Busting

Find out exactly what it means to have consent from your partner, and share to spread the word: www.facebook.com/simonfraseruniversity/videos/10154374259870020/
Hear Julie, Director of Community Safety and Personal Security Advisor, outline the services and support available to sexual violence victims: www.facebook.com/simonfraseruniversity/videos/10154398058245020/

goSFU APP

Get real time course schedules, information about fees, and more. Receive mobile notifications when grades are available or changed and when you're enrolled from a waitlist. Go to www.sfu.ca/apps.html. For help with the app, see www.sfu.ca/students/gosfu-app.html.

Study Abroad 101 Information Session

Have you thought about immersing yourself in a new environment to expand on your knowledge gained at SFU? Gain an international perspective in the field. Attend an info session to learn more about the difference between an exchange and a field school. Register for the next info session: Wednesday, November 9.

SFU Exchange Programs

Start your exchange application now for Summer 2017, Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 terms. Application deadline: January 25, 2017. Students generally apply in their 2nd or 3rd year and study abroad 6-12 months later. It's good to think ahead!

Field Schools

Visit the field schools website for program details, deadlines, eligibility and info session dates! Additional programs will be announced in the coming weeks. The following Summer 2017 Field Schools are currently accepting applications:

Study in Japan

Study in Japan: Panel Discussion presented by The Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver and International Services for Students. Learn about the opportunities to study in Japan including the funding opportunities for undergraduate and graduate level programs. Wednesday, November 9, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Saywell Hall 10041, Burnaby Campus. Register by Friday, November 4.

U-PASS BC UPDATE

Don't forget to request your November 2016 U-Pass BC. You will be able to request your December 2016 U-Pass BC (starting on November 16) to be loaded onto your Compass Card. See more at SFU U-Pass BC

For the latest updates on SFU roads and campus conditions

Follow along on Twitter @SFU and bookmark www.sfu.ca/security/sfuroadconditions. We provide regular updates on campus conditions. You can also check the Environment Canada website, check #BCStorm on Twitter, and view power outages at the BC Hydro outages website.

ATHLETICS EVENTS

Want to attend varsity sports games? See the calendar at athletics.sfu.ca/calendar.aspx. More info: athletics.sfu.ca

GNAC Women's Soccer Championship Semifinals
Nov. 3, 4 & 7 PM, Terry Fox Field. Top four teams in Great Northwest Athletic Conference compete for the championship

Wrestling Dual Meet vs North Idaho
Nov. 4, 7:30 PM, West Gym. Clan wrestling only home meet of the season

GNAC Women's Soccer Championship Final
Nov. 5, 1 PM, Terry Fox Field. The top two teams compete for a berth in the NCAA Championship Tournament

Football vs Western Oregon
Nov. 12, 1 PM, Swangard Stadium. SFU students have a chance to kick a field goal to win free tuition.

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Sign up for SFU Alerts

To receive urgent notifications from SFU in the event of an emergency, sign up for SFU alerts by providing your cell phone number and current contact information so you can be notified by text, email, and phone when it matters most. To update your information, log in to go.sfu.ca.

Cmolik Prize nominations are open until November 30

Who will be the next innovator in Education in BC? 2016-2017 Cmolik Prize for the Enhancement of Public Education in BC has doubled in value to $100,000 and will be awarded biennially, and any resident of BC who is also a Canadian citizen can be nominated!

PARTICIPATE IN ECONOMICS RESEARCH

The CRABE Lab in the Economics Department at SFU regularly invites students to participate in economics research for cash. Sign up and  you will begin to receive invitations to attend sessions in the lab in the West Mall Complex.experiments.econ.sfu.ca/recruiting/signup.html

Munro Lecture: Can India be a hope for the world?  

India represents tremendous economic potential, however it also holds the dubious position as having the most number of poor people - just over half the population (or 650 million people) are deemed poor by the Multidimensional Poverty Index 2013. Can India reinvent itself to emerge as the hope for the troubled world? Join SFU Visiting Scholar Professor S. Parasuraman on November 15 at the Segal Graduate School of Business as he discusses the potential and promise of India. Event is FREE but please register.

CANADA 150: CONFEDERATION IN QUESTION lecture series

The four lectures in this year's series examine various aspects of Canadian history and interrogate the Canada 150 zeitgeist from a scholarly perspective. Please join us as one of our department's most entertaining lecturers, Dr. Bidisha Ray, engages with an all-star panel consisting of public intellectuals Balbir Gurm, Mo Dhaliwal, and Shushma Datt in Life isn't all Bhangra and Butter Chicken! Deconstructing BC's Punjabi-Canadian Culture. The event will take place at 6:30pm on November 16 at SFU’s Surrey campus, Room 2600. RSVP for this lecture

Want to know what’s going on?

Find out what's happening on campus any time by visiting www.sfu.ca/sfu-community/events.html and visit events.sfu.ca (use the dropdown to select the calendar you’re interested in).

See something on the Burnaby campus monitors?

Visit www.sfu.ca/~avids/web/ to view all the current images on the Burnaby campus monitors: Thesis Defences, special programs, etc.

2016 October 17: ShakeOut BC • Flu vaccinations • January 1 change in paying fees

Are you ready for the ShakeOut BC Earthquake Drill, October 20?

The annual earthquake drill ShakeOut BC is Thursday October 20 between 10:00am – 11:00am. Join us and "Drop, Cover, & Hold On" wherever you are!

  • Testing of SFU Alerts – we’ll be testing SFU Alerts, the urgent notification system that will allow the University to quickly contact students, faculty and staff by text, email and phone when it matters most. Sign up for SFU Alerts today.
  • Earthquake drill! Happening on Thursday, October 20, between 10:00 - 11:00am. During the drill you will receive SFU Alerts messages instructing you to practice the earthquake drill. Participants should:
    • Drop to the ground
    • Cover under a table or desk
    • Hold On for 60 seconds
  • Here’s a sample of what the messages will look like: TEST-SFU Alerts. 20 Oct 2016, 10:20am. Drop, Cover & Hold On for Great BC ShakeOut
  • Learn more about earthquake preparedness: drop by one of the SFU ShakeOut zones October 20, from 9:30am to 12:00pm to pick up earthquake safety information, win prizes and learn more about the drill:
    • Burnaby: Saywell Atrium
    • Vancouver: Harbour Centre
    • Surrey: Mezzanine

Get prepared and learn the drill. Visit the SFU ShakeOut BC website: www.sfu.ca/shakeout

Beat the Flu this Season!

Lower your risk of influenza this year. Get vaccinated, wash your hands often, eat balanced meals, exercise regularly and get enough sleep. And visit one of the Influenza Vaccination Clinics at the Burnaby, Surrey or Vancouver campus starting October 25.

No cash payments starting January 1

As of January 1, 2017, we will no longer accept cash for any tuition, residence fees, or any other fee payments. We will continue to accept payments by cheque, money order, or debit card (be aware of daily limits) as well as internet banking, etc. For options see www.sfu.ca/students/fees/howtopay.

Rising Tides: Emerging Talent and Trends in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Tuesday, October 18, 5:00pm - 6:15pm, SFU Surrey, Room 3310. Doors open at 4:45pm, panel begins at 5:00pm sharp. Panelists include Venture Connection clients and alumni: Kody Baker, P.Eng., MBA - Founder of Velometro, as featured in CBC, MoT MBA from SFU; Ben Britton - CEO of Ionomr, top 10 finalist of New Ventures BC 2016, PhD Chemistry, Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization at SFU; Matias Marquez - Founder and COO of Buyatab, also EY's Entrepreneur of the Year - Marketing Technology, BBA from SFU's Beedie School of Business; Maryam Sadeghi - Founder and CEO of MetaOptima Technologies, maker of the MoleScope as seen at London Drugs franchises nationwide, PhD Computing Science from SFU. The panel will be moderated by Michael Cheng (SIAT alumni) - serial entrepreneur and founder of Sniply. Register now at risingtidesinstem.eventbrite.ca. Pizza will be provided at an info session after the event. 

Consent Matters SFU: Myth Busting

There are some pretty toxic myths out there around sexual violence and assault. Time and time again, these myths prevent survivors from coming forward and getting the support they need. Watch this quick video in which students Cherop and Justin dispel the top three most common myths about sexual assault. Join #ConsentMattersSFU this month.

goSFU APP

Get real time course schedules, information about fees, and more. Receive mobile notifications when grades are available or changed and when you're enrolled from a waitlist. Go to www.sfu.ca/apps.html. For help with the app, see www.sfu.ca/students/gosfu-app.html.

STUDY ABROAD

Asia, Europe, the Americas, Africa, South Pacific, and the Middle East…discover how you can study abroad on an exchange or field school while working towards your SFU degree! 

  • GPS Buddy Program [SAP] Applications now open. Meet students from around the world and provide transition support to new incoming exchange students. Application deadline: October 30
  • Start your exchange application now for Summer 2017, Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 terms. Application deadline: January 25, 2017. Students generally apply in their 2nd or 3rd year and study abroad 6-12 months later. It's good to think ahead!
  • Am I eligible? Where can I go? What can I study? Learn more about what you need to consider to apply for exchange. Register to attend a Study Abroad 101 Information Session.  Next session: Thursday, October 20. 
  • Study in Japan: Panel Discussion presented by The Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver and International Services for Students. Learn about the opportunities to study in Japan including the funding opportunities for undergraduate and graduate level programs. Wednesday, November 9, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Saywell Hall 10041, Burnaby Campus. Register by Friday, November 4.
  • Spend your Summer 2017 term overseas on the London & Lake District Field School: Department of English 2017. For more details register and attend an info session. The next session is Wednesday, October 26, 4:00 - 5:00pm in Harbour Centre 1530, Vancouver.
  • Freebie Fridays! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for Freebie Friday giveaways from our partner universities.

U-PASS BC UPDATE

You will be able to request your November 2016 U-Pass BC starting on October 16 to be loaded onto your Compass Card. See more at SFU U-Pass BC.  

North of 49th Film Series - Haida Gwaii

This is the first of four free screenings for students over the course of the year. The documentary Haida Gwaii: On The Edge of the World plays on October 20 at 1:00pm (doors open at 12:30) in the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. 149 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver. Admission is free. 

TROTTIER OBSERVATORY

The Trottier Observatory will be open for viewing hours exclusively for the SFU community on Wednesdays 7:00-8:30pm and Thursdays 2:30-4:00pm for the month of October. Please drop by.

For the latest updates on SFU roads and campus conditions

Follow along on Twitter @SFU and bookmark www.sfu.ca/security/sfuroadconditions. We provide regular updates on campus conditions. You can also check the Environment Canada website, check #BCStorm on Twitter, and view power outages at the BC Hydro outages website.

ATHLETICS EVENTS

Want to attend varsity sports games? See the calendar at athletics.sfu.ca/calendar.aspx. More info: athletics.sfu.ca

WOMEN'S SOCCER
Oct. 20, 4:30pm vs Concordia University (Ore.) - Burnaby Campus, Terry Fox Field

MEN'S SOCCER
Oct. 22, 7:00pm vs Saint Martin's University - Burnaby Campus, Terry Fox Field

FOOTBALL
Oct. 22, 1 p.m. vs Azusa Pacific University (Calif.) - Swangard Stadium, Burnaby

Want to know what’s going on?

Find out what's happening on campus any time by visiting www.sfu.ca/sfu-community/events.html and visit events.sfu.ca (use the dropdown to select the calendar you’re interested in).

See something on the Burnaby campus monitors?

Visit www.sfu.ca/~avids/web/ to view all the current images on the Burnaby campus monitors: Thesis Defences, special programs, etc.

Are you on Snapchat?

For everything from behind the scenes at campus events, to days-in-the-lives of students, to special announcements and contests from SFU, follow on Snapchat ("simonfraseru").

 

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Student Services
Burnaby | Surrey | Vancouver

2016 October 3: Win an iPad • US voter registration • email changes • more

Reminder

Monday, October 10 is Thanksgiving Day. All classes cancelled and offices closed.

U.S. Voter Registration

The U.S. Consulate General in Vancouver will be on Burnaby Campus, East Corridor of the AQ (by Mackenzie Cafeteria), on Tuesday October 4 from 10:00am to 4:00pm to answer questions regarding absentee voting as well as assist with registration.

goSFU APP

Get real time course schedules, information about fees, and more. Receive mobile notifications when grades are available or changed and when you're enrolled from a waitlist. Go to www.sfu.ca/apps.html. For help with the app, see ww.sfu.ca/students/gosfu-app.html.

If you forward your SFU email to another account

Although we strongly recommend that you check your SFU email account itself instead of forwarding your SFU emails to another account, we understand many students forward their emails to simplify their lives. However, we have found some accounts are being forwarded to non-SFU addresses that do not exist. We use your SFU email to contact you on official matters including university closure notifications (snow days!) and that you made it into the class you waitlisted. If you have forwarded your SFU email, please check that the email address you forwarded it to is valid.

Nutrition Makeover, Surrey campus

Wednesday, October 5, learn strategies to make small changes to improve your health. Register online for this free workshop, open to students, staff and faculty members. www.sfu.ca/students/health/events/Nutrition_Make_Over.html

Women’s Safety Fair at Harbour Centre October 5

The Vancouver Police Department and community partners will be holding the fifth annual Women's Safety Fair on October 5th from 11:00am - 4:00pm, at Harbour Centre. The fair will feature a personal safety demonstration for women only by the VPD's Women's Personal Safety Team, a women-focused transit safety presentation by Transit Police, facilitated community discussions, and information booths. vancouver.ca/police/community-policing/womens-safety-fair.html

Convocation

Convocation ceremonies are October 6 and 7. All ceremonies will be live-streamed. Convocation schedule. (Parking will be challenging so carpooling or taking transit is recommended.)

SFU Dining Services survey (could win an iPad Air 2)

Please fill out a brief survey* regarding dining on Burnaby campus and give your suggestions. For every survey completed SFU Dining Services will donate $1.00 to the SFSS Emergency Food Bank Certificate Program. You will also have the opportunity to enter to win:

  • Grand Prize: Apple iPad Air 2
  • Second Prize: $200 SFU Dining Services Gift Card
  • Third Prize: $100 Starbucks Gift Card

Your opinion counts! Thank you for helping us enhance campus dining at SFU.

*Simon Fraser University Ancillary Services uses a service provider located outside Canada to conduct this survey. Please be advised, when you click through to the survey, any personal information you choose to disclose is stored on data servers located in the United States. If you choose to answer this survey you are consenting to the storage of your personal information outside Canada. Canadian privacy laws do not apply to personal information you provide directly to Survey Monkey Inc. You may wish to review the Survey Monkey Inc. privacy policy

Health and Counselling offerings

Mindfulness Meditation

Free weekly drop-in sessions for students, faculty and staff, at all three campuses. www.sfu.ca/students/health/events/mindfulness-meditation.html

Trottier Observatory

The Trottier Observatory will be open for viewing hours exclusively for the SFU community on Wednesdays 7:00-8:30pm and Thursdays 2:30-4:00pm for the month of October. Please drop by.

Central City Student Community Engagement Competition

This SFU Surrey collaborative initiative involving Blackwood Partners Central City, the City of Surrey and Simon Fraser University, is designed to encourage community-student engagement through innovation and is open to all SFU students, at all campuses (Undergrad, Grad and Continuing Studies). www.sfu.ca/engagement-competition

SFU Vancouver Open House October 12

Between 4:00 - 7:00pm on October 12 explore the myriad of engaging undergraduate, graduate  and  professional and continuing education programs offered in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Tickets available.

Participate in Economics Research

The CRABE Lab in the Economics Department at SFU regularly invites students to participate in economics research for cash. Sign up and  you will begin to receive invitations to attend sessions in the lab in the West Mall Complex. experiments.econ.sfu.ca/recruiting/signup.html

President’s Faculty Lecture

October 12: Putting Waste-Heat to Work: The Future of Clean Technologies
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts - Studio 103 - 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby

The push for sustainable energy solutions means clean technology is Canada’s fastest growing sector, and top researchers like SFU’s Majid Bahrami are rising to the challenge. This lecture explores Dr. Bahrami’s work developing novel clean technologies - powered by waste heat, solar and geothermal energy - that provide drinkable water, air conditioning and energy storage. Free to RSVP: i.sfu.ca/XPFxoZ

Fall 2016 President's Dream Colloquium on Returning to the Teachings: Justice, Identity and Belonging

Manulani Aluli-Meyer, EdD, Professor of Education at the University of Hawaii, Indigenous Epistemologist speaks on Thursday, October 13 from 3:30–5:30pm in the Leslie & Gordon Diamond Family Auditorium, Convocation Mall, Burnaby campus Please reserve your seats online.

Invitation to participate in a Policy and Well-being focus group 

Your voice is important and we hope that you can attend and contribute to a conversation around SFU policies and wellness at SFU. SFU Bookstore gift cards will be provided to all participants. Sponsored by SFU’s Associate Registrar (Senate and Academic Services) and Health Promotion (Health & Counselling Services).

  • Burnaby: October 26th Burnaby 10:30-12:00pm in Halpern 114
  • Surrey: October 19th Surrey 10:30 – 12:20pm in SUR 3595
  • RSVP by email to mal15@sfu.ca.

Awards for excellence in teaching

Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Awards for Excellence in Teaching until October 15. All continuing full and part-time faculty members (tenured and tenure-track professors, lecturers and lab instructors) who have taught a minimum of 5 years in a continuing position at Simon Fraser University are eligible for the awards. Nominations may be made by SFU students, alumni and/or faculty.  

Undergraduate Student Survey now open 

Check your SFU email account for an invitation to participate in this vital survey. The survey is confidential and will take about 15 minutes to complete online.

FINANCIAL AID AND AWARDS 

If you can't find an answer to your financial aid question through the Financial Aid website, please come by and see an advisor in person. This support is available to both undergraduate and graduate students at SFU. Our drop-in times are meant to accommodate as many students as possible, however, if you can not make it during the drop-in times listed, please schedule an appointment by calling 778-782-6930. 

STUDY ABROAD

Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, South Pacific, and the Middle East…discover how you can study abroad on an exchange or field school while working towards your SFU degree! 

U-PASS BC UPDATE

Remember to request your October U-Pass BC. You will be able to request your November U-Pass BC starting on October 16 for your Compass Card. See more at SFU U-Pass.

Email upgrade

An upgrade to SFU Connect is tentatively scheduled to occur on Sunday, October 16 from 12:01am to 6:00am. The system will be unavailable during the upgrade. For more details, including a preview of new features, please visit the SFU Connect Fall 2016 Upgrade page.

North of 49th Film Series - Haida Gwaii

This is the first of four free screenings for students over the course of the year. The documentary Haida Gwaii: On The Edge of the World plays on October 20 at 1:00pm (doors at 12:30) in the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. 149 W. Hastings Street Vancouver. Admission is free. 

ATHLETICS EVENTS

Attend Varsity games. See the calendar at athletics.sfu.ca/calendar.aspx More info: athletics.sfu.ca

Women’s Soccer

  • Oct. 6, 4:30pm, vs. Northwest Nazarene University – Terry Fox Field, Burnaby campus
  • Oct. 8, 12:00pm, vs. Montana State Billings University – Terry Fox Field, Burnaby campus

Women’s Volleyball

  • Oct. 7, 7:00pm, vs. Northwest Nazarene University – West Gym, Burnaby campus
  • Oct. 8, 7:00pm, vs. Central Washington University – West Gym, Burnaby campus

 

 

 

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Student Services
Burnaby | Surrey | Vancouver

2016 September 19: Run for Terry Fox Day • participate in a focus group • see a film • take in a game • more

Terry Fox RUN 

Friday September 30th is SFU’s Terry Fox Day at all three campuses. Organize a team or join one, volunteer or donate. "If you've given a dollar, you are part of the Marathon of Hope." (Terry Fox, 1980) Sign up now.

Invitation to participate in a Policy and Well-being focus group 

Your voice is important and we hope that you can attend and contribute to a conversation around SFU policies and wellness at SFU. SFU Bookstore gift cards will be provided to all participants. Sponsored by SFU’s Associate Registrar (Senate and Academic Services) and Health Promotion (Health & Counselling Services).

  • Burnaby: October 26th Burnaby 10:30-12:00 PM in Halpern 114
  • Surrey: October 19th Surrey 10:30 – 12:20 PM in SUR 3595
  • RSVP by email to mal15@sfu.ca.

Soccer - Vancouver Whitecaps FC game TICKETS

Awards for excellence in teaching

Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Awards for Excellence in Teaching until October 15. All continuing full and part-time faculty members (tenured and tenure-track professors, lecturers and lab instructors) who have taught a minimum of 5 years in a continuing position at Simon Fraser University are eligible for the awards. Nominations may be made by SFU students, alumni and/or faculty. Make a nomination

Undergraduate Student Survey now open 

Check your SFU email account next week for an invitation to participate in this important survey. The survey is confidential and will take about 15 minutes to complete online.

FINANCIAL AID AND AWARDS 

If you can't find an answer to your financial aid question through the Financial Aid website, please come by and see an advisor in person. This support is available to both undergraduate and graduate students at SFU. Our drop-in times are meant to accommodate as many students as possible, however, if you can not make it during the drop-in times listed, please schedule an appointment by calling 778-782-6930. 

RECRUITMENT FAIR SEPTEMBER 20-22

Learn about work and volunteer opportunities, graduate schools, professional programs and study abroad options, from over 140 exhibitors visiting Surrey and Burnaby campuses. www.sfu.ca/career/students-alumni/recruitment-fairs-students/fairs-week/student-home.html.

STUDY ABROAD

Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, South Pacific, and the Middle East…discover how you can study abroad on an exchange or field school while working towards your SFU degree! 

  • Study Abroad 101 Information Sessions. Register to attend an information session: next session is Friday, September 23rd. 

     

  • Come to the Study Abroad Fair Thursday, September 22, to learn firsthand from exchange and field school students about their experiences studying abroad at one of SFU's partner institutions such as Deakin University, Australia; Renmin University of China; Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico; University of East Anglia, England; and University of California Berkeley - Summer Sessions, USA. Mark your calendar for Thursday, Sept 22: 10am - 3pm, North AQ, Burnaby Campus.

  • Summer 2017 London and Lake District Field School. Register to attend the info session on Friday, September 23, 12:30-1:30pm.

  • Freebie Fridays! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for Freebie Friday GIVEAWAYS from our partner universities!

Global Student Centre

A space for all students on campus - The Global Student Centre (GSC) in AQ 2013 offers study area, a lounge, a kitchen, a conference room, as well as many events and often free food. Upcoming events at the GSC: www.sfu.ca/students/iss/gsc/events.html

U-PASS BC UPDATE

You will be able to request your October 2016 U-Pass BC starting on September 16 for your Compass Card. See more at SFU U-Pass.

North of 49th Film Series - Haida Gwaii

This is the first of four free screenings for students over the course of the year. The documentary Haida Gwaii: On The Edge of the World plays on October 20, 2016 at 1 pm (doors at 12:30) in the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. 149 W. Hastings Street Vancouver. Admission is free. 

Canada 150: Confederation in Question

The four lectures in this year's series will examine various aspects of Canadian history and interrogate the Canada 150 zeitgeist from a scholarly perspective. Our series kicks off with an engaging talk by Dr. Gwen Point, esteemed member of the Skowkale First Nation and Chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley, who will deliver Dear Canada as you Celebrate 150: Reflections from a First Nation's Perspective. The event will take place at 6:30pm on September 22 at SFU's Harbour Centre campus, located at 515 West Hastings Street. RSVP for the Gwen Point lecture.  

Email upgrade

An upgrade to SFU Connect is tentatively scheduled to occur on Sunday, October 16 from 12:01 am to 6:00 am. The system will be unavailable during the upgrade. For more details, including a preview of new features, please visit the SFU Connect Fall 2016 Upgrade page.

goSFU APP

Get real time course schedules, information about fees, and more. Receive mobile notifications when grades are available or changed and when you're enrolled from a waitlist. Go to www.sfu.ca/apps.html. For help with the app, see ww.sfu.ca/students/gosfu-app.html.

President’s Faculty Lecture

October 12: Putting Waste-Heat to Work: The Future of Clean Technologies
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts - Studio 103 - 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby

The push for sustainable energy solutions means clean technology is Canada’s fastest growing sector, and top researchers like SFU’s Majid Bahrami are rising to the challenge. This lecture explores Dr. Bahrami’s work developing novel clean technologies - powered by waste heat, solar and geothermal energy - that provide drinkable water, air conditioning and energy storage. Free to RSVP: i.sfu.ca/XPFxoZ

REGISTRAR AND INFORMATION SERVICES OFFICE

  • Planning to visit the Registrar and Information Services office? Review our office hours: www.sfu.ca/students/contact.html.
  • Did you know you can text to join the line? Text “sfu burnaby” to 778.383.7663. You’ll get a text message back asking you to choose the service you need. Once you’re in line, you’ll receive updates for your wait and we’ll let you know when to come back and which station will be serving you.

ATHLETICS EVENTS

More info: athletics.sfu.ca

  • Men's Soccer Home Opener
    Sept. 22, 7 PM, Terry Fox Field
    Cheer on the Clan against conference rival Seattle Pacific.
  • Women's Soccer
    Sept. 24, 4:30 PM, Terry Fox Field
    Cheer on the Clan against conference rival Western Washington
  • Homecoming Game
    Oct. 1, 6 PM, Terry Fox Field
    Clan football returns to campus for Homecoming. Enjoy food trucks, a half-time performance by the Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe Band and watching SFU students attempt field goals to win free tuition.
    Tickets: $10 for adults, $2 for youth, seniors & SFU staff available one hour prior to kick-off.
    Parking is always free at all Clan varsity events in the West Mall Parkade.   #SFUHomecoming #RepYourRed 

October 6-7 is Convocation on Burnaby campus

Convocation ceremonies are October 6 and 7. All ceremonies will be live-streamed. Convocation schedule.

ACADEMIC WOMEN PRESENTS

in partnership with the SFSS, SFPIRG, The Women's Centre, and the Gender Sexuality and Women's Studies Student Union

  • Tuesday, Sept 20 at 5:30 pm
    Surrey campus, SUR 3310 
    "My Response: How I Survived Sexual Assault”
    Anna Silverman, Surrey Women’s Centre Counsellor, #ShoutOut4Survivors 

  • Tuesday, Sept 27 at 5:30 pm
    Burnaby campus, AQ 3149
    "The Hunting Ground"
    Join us for this award-winning documentary film about rape on US campuses and a post-film discussion

  • Wednesday, Sept 28 at 5:30 pm
    Burnaby campus, Blusson Hall 1011
    "Beyond yes means yes posters: what are Canadian universities doing with regard to sexual violence?"
    Paniz Khosroshahy’s visit to SFU is made possible with support from the Departments of Political Science, English, and Statistics and Actuarial Science, the Faculty of Education, and the Office of the Vice-President Academic.

  • Thursday, Sept 29 at 5:30 pm
    Vancouver campus, Harbour Centre, Fletcher Challenge Theatre 1900
    "Beyond yes means yes posters: what are Canadian universities doing with regard to sexual violence?"
    Paniz Khosroshahy’s visit to SFU is made possible with support from the Departments of Political Science, English, and Statistics and Actuarial Science, the Faculty of Education, and the Office of the Vice-President Academic



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Student Services
Burnaby | Surrey | Vancouver

2016 September 6: Get the goSFU app • eat some BBQ • see a film • take a video • more

goSFU APP

Get real time course schedules, information about fees, and more. Receive mobile notifications when grades are available or changed and when you're enrolled from a waitlist. Go to www.sfu.ca/apps.html

For help with the app, see ww.sfu.ca/students/gosfu-app.html.

Week of Welcome

Join us for Week of Welcome (WOW), SFU's welcoming event for new and returning students during the first week of classes! Fun events and activities designed to engage and entertain will be held each day at all three SFU campuses. Join in on the FREE BBQs, mini golf, human foosball, mini doughnuts, community and campus resource fairs, and so much more. See the full schedule.

U-Pass BC UPDATE

Request your September 2016 U-Pass BC on the U-Pass BC website. Remember that you will be able to request your October 2016 U-Pass BC starting on September 16. Do you need a Compass Card ? Visit TransLink's website  on where to buy one. 

The 2016 Fall U-Pass BC exemption application is now available. The deadline is Monday, September 12 at 4:30pm. Please visit the SFU U-Pass website for details. 

NEW STUDENT ID CARDS

Are you a new student needing an SFU ID Card? Visit our ID Facility in MBC 1302, open until September 19th.

REGISTRAR AND INFORMATION SERVICES OFFICE

  • Planning to visit the Registrar and Information Services office?  Review our office hours here: www.sfu.ca/students/contact.html

  • Did you know you can text to join the line? Text “sfu burnaby” to 778.383.7663.  You’ll get a text message back asking you to choose the service you need. Once you’re in line, you’ll receive updates for your wait and we’ll let you know when to come back and which station will be serving you.

TUITION PAYMENTS

Already use internet banking? Then you know how easy it is. If you haven't set it up yet, we can show you how: www.sfu.ca/students/fees/howtopay/internet-banking.html.

For other options on how to pay your fees: www.sfu.ca/students/fees/howtopay.html.  

CAREER WORKSHOPS

Headstart (for students with less than 60 credits)

Give yourself a ‘Headstart’ on life after university by participating in this three workshop series designed specifically for 1st and 2nd year students. Learn how to make the most of your time at SFU for career building, and gain practical resume skills to help you land the types of opportunities you want.

Classroom to Career (for students with 60+ credits)

We help you clarify what you might want to do with your degree and identify specific actions you can be taking now to get there. Learn the most effective work search strategies, as well as practical tips on how to be more effective with your resumes, cover letters, interviews and online presence. For more information visit www.sfu.ca/career/c2c/

 

RECRUITMENT FAIR SEPTEMBER 20-22

Learn about work and volunteer opportunities, graduate schools, professional programs and study abroad options, from over 140 exhibitors visiting Surrey and Burnaby campuses. www.sfu.ca/career/students-alumni/recruitment-fairs-students/fairs-week/student-home.html.

STUDY ABROAD

Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, South Pacific, and the Middle East…discover how you can study abroad on an exchange or field school while working towards your SFU degree! 

  • Study Abroad 101 Information Sessions. Register to attend an information session: first session is Thursday, September 15th. 

  • Come to the Study Abroad Fair Thursday, September 22, to learn firsthand from exchange and field school students about their experiences studying abroad at one of SFU's partner institutions. Mark your calendar for Thursday, Sept 22: 10am - 3pm, North AQ, Burnaby Campus.

  • Freebie Fridays! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for Freebie Friday GIVEAWAYS from our partner universities!

PASSPORT TO LEADERSHIP

Passport to Leadership 1 is a series of interactive workshops on a range of relevant leadership topics. It is the perfect first step in preparing for formal leadership roles on campus and beyond, and discovering your own leadership potential. Registration deadline is Friday, September 16.

Passport to Leadership 2 helps to strengthen your skills in leadership, communication and collaboration. Work towards your leadership potential by developing self-awareness and exploring who you are in relation to others. P2L 1 is a prerequisite for P2l 2. Registration deadline is Friday, September 16. 

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival

Wednesday, September 7, Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. 149 W. Hastings Street Vancouver: the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival will provide FREE admittance to Pepe Mujica (7 pm; doors open at 6:30) to SFU students who show SFU student cards at the door. Shown in Spanish with English surtitles.

North of 49th Film Series - Haida Gwaii

This is the first of four free screenings for students over the course of the year. The documentary Haida Gwaii: On The Edge of the World plays on October 20, 2016 at 1 pm (doors at 12:30) in the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. 149 W. Hastings Street Vancouver. Admission is free. 

CANADA IN A DAY

On Saturday, September 10, pick up your phone or camera and share your story on Filming Day. Have a voice in the creation of this visual time capsule — whether you're in a big city or a small town, or anywhere you happen to be in the world on that day. See canadainaday.ca

Email upgrade

An upgrade to SFU Connect is tentatively scheduled to occur on Sunday, October 16 from 12:01 am to 6:00 am. The system will be unavailable during the upgrade.

For more details, including a preview of new features, please visit the SFU Connect Fall 2016 Upgrade page.

Creating a More Entrepreneurial and Socially Innovative Society

#CdnInnovation #SFUInnovates

Participate in a public dialogue on September 8 to share your ideas and vision for this cross-Canada initiative moderated by Professor Shauna Sylvester, Executive Director of SFU Public Square, and social entrepreneur.

Join thought leaders in the social innovation, First Nations, tech, education and entrepreneurship communities to discuss the following:

  • What it means to be an innovative culture?
  • How can we become a more entrepreneurial society?
  • What does Canada’s innovation future need to look like?
  • What are the roles of different players?
  • Your best advice to the Government (and the wider community) to get us there? 

ACADEMIC WOMEN PRESENTS

in partnership with the SFSS, SFPIRG, The Women's Centre, and the Gender Sexuality and Women's Studies Student Union

Tuesday, Sept 13
5:30 pm

BURNABY CAMPUS, BLUSSON HALL 1011
What works for university sexual violence policies?
TRACY PORTEOUS, Ending Violence Association

Tuesday, Sept 20
5:30 pm

SURREY CAMPUS, SUR 3310
My Response: How I Survived Sexual Assault
ANNA SILVERMAN, Surrey Women’s Centre Counsellor, #ShoutOut4Survivors 

ATHLETICS EVENTS

More info: athletics.sfu.ca

  • Red Night
    Sept. 14, 7 PM, West Gym
    Cheer on the Clan at the Volleyball home opener. The first 100 fans in the West Gym receive an "NCAAeh" t-shirt
  • Football Home Opener
    Sept. 17, 6 PM, Swangard Stadium
    SFU students have a chance to kick a field goal at any Clan football game to win free tuition.
  • Men's Soccer Home Opener
    Sept. 22, 7 PM, Terry Fox Field
    Cheer on the Clan against conference rival Seattle Pacific.
  • Women's Soccer
    Sept. 24, 4:30 PM, Terry Fox Field
    Cheer on the Clan against conference rival Western Washington
  • Homecoming Game
    Oct. 1, 6 PM, Terry Fox Field
    Clan football returns to campus for Homecoming. Enjoy food trucks and the Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe Band

Bulletins for previous years