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2017 July 24  Student Bulletin: Fires • August U-Pass • Starbucks card • more

Simon Fraser University - engaging the world

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

Bennett Library open for studying 24/7

Bennett Library will be open 24/7 from Monday July 31 to midnight Thursday August 17. Details.

Fire prevention on campus

A combination of dry summer weather and the improper disposal of cigarettes causes bark mulch and grass fires. If you do smoke, please ensure that your cigarettes are extinguished and disposed of properly in a designated ash tray or ash urn.

SFSS requests fire donations

Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) joins forces with UNICEF SFU and SFU Red Cross to raise funds to support those affected by the BC fires. We are encouraging students to contribute to this urgent cause and provide significant aid to those in dire need. Every dollar counts.

Nature Photography Walk Thursday

Thursday, July 27, meet at the entrance of Maggie Benston Centre at 12:30 and we’ll visit an SFU trail nearby. All you need is a good pair of shoes, your smartphone or camera, and a little curiosity. Creative Collective events are free and open to SFU students, faculty and staff.

August U-Pass BC available now

Remember to request your August U-Pass BC on the U-Pass BC website, available now. 

Note: Your U-Pass BC eligibility for the 2017 Fall term will be determined the day after you enroll in courses. If you meet the requirements to be eligible, the U-Pass BC term fee is assessed to your student financial account the business day after you enroll in course(s). Please visit SFU U-Pass BC Eligibility & Fees for more information on fees. The 2017 Fall U-Pass BC exemption application will open on July 24 at 9:00am and the deadline to submit an application will be September 11 at 4:30pm.

Registrar and Information Services hours

Current hours of operation are posted on the Contact Student Services web page. Please note the midday closure on Tuesday, July 25 at the Surrey and Vancouver campuses.

Take our survey to enter draw for Starbucks card 

Recently we updated the visuals on the SFU homepage to display ‘living photographs' when you visit the website on a desktop computer. We’re looking for your feedback on this change. Fill out the one minute survey and enter to win $25 Starbucks gift card.

Dining on Burnaby campus

It’s summer time and that means local Food Trucks and entertainment at Town Square (by the bus loop and Cornerstone) to excite your taste buds every Wednesday between 11:30am - 2:00pm. Or if you prefer indoors, remember great food and great quality don’t necessarily come with a great cost and give the Dining Hall a try. 

Observatory open on clear Friday evenings

See the stars and planets from Burnaby Mountain Friday nights 9:00pm - midnight when weather allows. Check Twitter (@sfutrottobs) Friday afternoons for final confirmation.

P2L (Passport to Leadership) workshops available

Develop leadership skills, build self-awareness and learn effective interpersonal strategies by taking the Passport to Leadership program. P2L 1 and 2 are currently accepting registrations for the Fall term. Cohorts fill up quickly so sign up soon! Find out more online or visit myInvolvement.sfu.ca.

United Nations in November

SFU is hosting United Nations Sustainability Development Goals Youth Training Day in November, a collaboration between multiple faculties and departments across SFU. This training day is 100% student organized and student led. We're looking for great student leaders to be a part of the student planning committee. Student leaders will be fully supported by faculty and staff and will receive communication and event planning training, and gain valuable leadership experience and significant personal and skills development. See myInvolvement ID 4067 or view the pdf.

Apply to be an International Student Ambassador

The International Student Advising and Programs team is looking for three International Student Ambassadors to assist with new student welcome activities in August and September. Read the pdf and apply. 

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Student Services
Burnaby | Surrey | Vancouver

2017 July 5  Student Bulletin:  mySchedule • opportunities • changes • more

Simon Fraser University - engaging the world

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

mySchedule

mySchedule is now available for you to plan your term, add classes to your course cart, check prerequisites and enroll. Simply log in to goSFU and click “My Schedule.” 

U-Pass BC

Remember to request your July U-Pass BC on the U-Pass BC website, available now. The August U-Pass BC will be available starting on July 16.

Note: Your U-Pass BC eligibility for the 2017 Fall term will be determined the day after you enroll in courses. If you meet the requirements to be eligible, the U-Pass BC term fee is assessed to your student financial account the business day after you enroll in course(s). Please visit SFU U-Pass BC Eligibility & Fees for more information on fees. The 2017 Fall U-Pass BC exemption application will open on July 24 at 9:00am and the deadline to submit an application will be September 11 at 4:30pm.

Bennett Library

Bennett Library will be open 24/7 from Monday July 31 to midnight Thursday August 17, 2017. Details.

Registrar and Information Services

Current hours of operation are posted on the Contact Student Services web page. Please note the midday closure on Wednesday, July 12 at the Surrey and Vancouver campuses. 

Certificate Program for Community Economic Development sponsorships

SFU’s Faculty of Environment is pleased to announce the 2017/18 Sponsored Tuition Program. This program will provide $3,000 of support to individuals in Northwest B.C. who are interested and qualified to participate in SFU’s Certificate Program for Community Economic Development (CED). Candidates from the following locations are eligible: Terrace, Moricetown, Smithers, Kitimat and communities of the Upper Skeena region.

SFU Connect outage

Please be advised that an outage to SFU Connect will occur on Saturday, July 22 from 7:00am - 7:00pm for server maintenance. The system will be unavailable and messages will be queued for delivery after the system is back online. Follow www.twitter.com/sfu_it for updates. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact its-help@sfu.ca

Join a writing group through Student Learning Commons

The Student Learning Commons is facilitating drop-in writing group sessions throughout the summer semester in the SLC consultation space, just outside Bennett room 3020. It’s totally informal: just drop in to ask questions, exchange feedback, or get some writing done in a supportive, focused setting. An experienced facilitator will be present to offer guidance and provide resources to help you stay on top of your writing.

Writers

VS Books will offer a mentorship and publishing opportunity for an Indigenous or Black writer, or a writer of colour between the ages of 18-24 living in Canada.

Global Games Challenge 

Scavenger Hunt + Board Games + FREE FOOD -  something for everybody! At the Global Student Centre (AQ 2013), July 19 from 1:30pm - 4:30pm (drop in anytime). If you feel active and want a taste of the sun, participate in our scavenger hunt: sign up with a team or alone at websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/282485288 (Winning team gets a prize!) 

Explore the World in 80 Minutes

Always wished to travel to different countries but never had the time or money? Worry not, come to the James Douglas Area on July 24th between 12:30pm -3:30pm and we will take you around the world in 80 minutes for FREE. Learn the basics of your favourite language (including Hindi, French, Korean and Mandarin), try some exotic food (ranging from samosas to French pastries), and make friends from all over the world! James Douglas Area on July 24 12:30pm - 2:30pm (drop-in anytime). RSVP at websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/282713799.

Exploring Vietnamese Culture 

Come to the Global Student Centre (AQ 2013) July 17 1:30pm-3:30pm for a taste of Vietnamese culture - make your own unique dragon fly, lotus lanterns, play some traditional games, test your knowledge about Vietnam, and try some food.

Food trucks

It’s summer time and that means local Food Trucks and entertainment at Town Square (by the bus loop and Cornerstone) to excite your taste buds every Wednesday between 11:30am - 2:00pm.

Changes to short term parking on Burnaby campus

Visitors to campus will now be able to pay for visitor parking via their cell phone. Existing parking pay stations will change from “pay and display” to “pay by license plate”. Visitors will need to remember their license plate, but no longer need to display the parking receipt on their dash. For more information please contact parking@sfu.ca. You can also sign up for the Passport Parking Canada app or go to their website

Call for nominations: Champions for a healthy campus community

Do you know any student, faculty, staff or program at SFU that enhances student well-being and contributes to a healthy campus community? Nominate them to be a Champion for a Healthy Campus Community. Deadline: July 14.

Creative Collective

Creative Collective is an initiative by Health & Counselling Services and Student Engagement & Retention that aims to explore diverse forms of creative expression for well-being and community building on campus. All the events are free and open to SFU students, faculty and staff.

  • Nature Photography Walk & Exploration - Thursday, July 6 12:30-1:20pm. Meet at the entrance of Maggie Benston Centre, Burnaby campus, and we’ll visit an SFU trail nearby. All you need is a good pair of shoes, your smartphone or camera, and a little curiosity!

  • Collage & Paper Frames - Tuesday, July 18 12:00 - 1:30pm. Drop-in anytime at the Student Central Presentation Centre, MBC 3000. If you choose to, we can print the images for you from the Nature Walk & Exploration.

Win a Visa gift card

The SFU Public Square team is planning the 2018 Community Summit and they need your help. They want to know your thoughts on the future of work... is it bright or bleak, exciting or worrisome? Take their short, six question survey by July 15 for a chance to win one of two prepaid Visa gift cards.

Paid positions available

  • Looking for a part-time position at SFU? Apply to be an International Peer Leader by 11:59pm on Monday, July 17. We will be hiring an International Peer Leader from Applied Sciences (#4071), Communication, Arts and Technology (#4074), Education (#4072), Environment (#4073), Health Sciences (#4075), Science (#4069). Apply now on myInvolvement.

  • Students who are looking for on-campus jobs in the fall term should begin looking soon, as many of the hirings are done in the summer months. Grad Studies has a list of opportunities online. 

Student volunteer opportunities

  • SFU is hosting United Nations Sustainability Development Goals Youth Training Day in November, a collaboration between multiple faculties and departments across SFU.  This training day is 100% student organized and student led. We're looking for great student leaders to be a part of the student planning committee. Student leaders will be fully supported by faculty and staff and will receive communication and event planning training, and gain valuable leadership experience and significant personal and skills development. See myInvolvement ID 4067 or view the pdf.

  • Interested in developing your mentorship skills and understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)? SFU offers a peer mentoring service to assist students with ASD as they transition to university, and we are seeking enthusiastic, committed volunteer mentors to participate. Learn more about the program or apply now. The deadline is July 15.

Health and wellness events

  • Managing Academic Distress & Exam Anxiety on Tuesday, July 18, 10:30am - 12:00pm, Maggie Benston Centre 0300 (Group Rooms 1 & 2). Maintaining mental wellness during exam season is an important part of a positive student experience. Learn strategies to cope with the stress of taking an exam: the night before, during, and after.

  • How we feel about our bodies can impact our well-being. The Body Project is a participatory discussion and an evidence-based program on body image issues that aims to help reduce the internalization of our culture’s appearance ideal by understanding where restrictive and reductive canons of beauty come from while empowering participants and promoting body acceptance and celebration. Open to all SFU students. Part 1 is July 13 in MBC 0300. Register online.

  • July and August wellness seminars

Early bird pricing for Outstanding Alumni event

Tickets for this September 13 event are only $25 until July 21. Outstanding Alumni Award recipients include Gary Cristall, co-founder of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, and Dr. Yohan Yembise, Indonesian Minister for Women Empowerment and Child Protection. See updates on Facebook.

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Need a break?

Interested in supercomputers? Watch a behind the scenes video from Linus Tech Tips about SFU’s new Cedar.  

 


Student Services
Burnaby | Surrey | Vancouver

2017 June 19  Student Bulletin: u-pass • landlord and housing workshop • more

Simon Fraser University - engaging the world

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

U-Pass BC for July

Remember to request your July U-Pass BC on the U-Pass BC website, available now.

Finding housing and dealing with landlords: a workshop on July 6

Do you know how to deal with landlords? Do you know what your rights and responsibilities are as a tenant in BC? Come and join us at this workshop to get all your questions answered. Space is limited: register

Student volunteer opportunities

  • Interested in developing your mentorship skills and understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)? SFU offers a peer mentoring service to assist students with ASD as they transition to university, and we are seeking enthusiastic, committed volunteer mentors to participate. Learn more about the program or apply now. The deadline is July 15. 

  • Develop global friendships while supporting new exchange students coming to SFU this Fall through the GPS Buddy Program. You can also receive official recognition for your participation with the Student Ambassador Program. Deadline is June 30.

  • Are you interested in gaining experience in the fields of personal security, health and safety, risk management, or emergency planning? The Student Safety Engagement Program (SSEP) is currently recruiting dedicated undergraduate student volunteers to serve as safety ambassadors, through a partnership with the SFU Safety & Risk Services department. The SSEP strives to create a personalized volunteer experience relevant to post-university environments, and is active on all three campuses. Whether you want to explore career paths, gain experience, or simply become more engaged on campus, the SSEP can be tailored to your interests while supporting the broader SFU community.

Current job postings: students preferred

SFU Bookstore is looking for cashiers. See under Office Support/Technical/Library Positions: Temporary on the current job postings.  

Climbing wall open

SFU has a climbing wall, and rental gear, with drop in rates. www.sfu.ca/students/recreation/active/ClimbingWall.html

Health and wellness events

  • Mindfulness Meditation: free drop-in on Wednesdays 12:30–1:20pm, Maggie Benston Centre, Room 0301 (Group Room #1), Burnaby Campus. Open to students, faculty and staff. Practice being here, in the present, letting go of worries about the future and the past.

  • Mindful Yoga for Well-being: free drop-in until June 30 on Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 - 10:20am, VIP Room at the Lorne Davies Complex, Burnaby Campus. Open to students, faculty and staff. Mindfulness Yoga provides an opportunity to connect with your body, relax your mind, and discover tools for bringing more calm and ease into your life.

  • June and July wellness seminars

Register your kids in Summer Camps

Register campers (ages 4-18) for sport, aquatic, outdoor, recreational and educational camps. Register online at www.sfu.ca/camps, in person (LDC 110), or phone 778-782-4965. 

Restorative Justice certificate

Interested in learning more about restorative justice? Our Restorative Justice Certificate program will teach you how and when to implement restorative practices in your organization, school or community. In three online courses, you'll learn the tools and techniques you need to help victims, offenders and community members reach solutions that allow them to build safer, healthier environments. Register to meet program instructors and have your questions answered at an online info session on Thursday, July 6 at 12:00pm noon or you can contact us at any time if you have questions.

Observatory open on clear Friday evenings

See the stars and planets from Burnaby Mountain 9:00pm - midnight when weather allows. Check Twitter (@sfutrottobs) Friday afternoons for final confirmation.

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Need a break?

Eight months of weather in less than four minutes on Burnaby Mountain as the Trottier Observatory is constructed. (video) 

 


Student Services
Burnaby | Surrey | Vancouver

2017 May 29  Student Bulletin: Global Community Mentorships • climbing wall • GPS Buddies • more

Simon Fraser University - engaging the world

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

U-Pass BC for June

Remember to request your June U-Pass BC on the U-Pass BC website, available starting the 16th of the preceding month.

Bike to work week!

It's Bike to Work Week (May 29-June 4) and SFU is having celebration stations at all three campuses. Ride up to a celebration station to enjoy snacks, prizes, and of course - high fives!
Surrey campus, Tuesday, May 30, 8-10 a.m. - Central City Plaza
Vancouver campus, Wednesday, May 31, 7:30-10 a.m. - Outside Harbour Centre
Burnaby campus, Thursday, June 1, 8-10 a.m. - Town Square 

Student volunteer opportunities

  • Are you interested in gaining experience in the fields of personal security, health and safety, risk management, or emergency planning? The Student Safety Engagement Program (SSEP) is currently recruiting dedicated undergraduate student volunteers to serve as safety ambassadors, through a partnership with the SFU Safety & Risk Services department. The SSEP strives to create a personalized volunteer experience relevant to post-university environments, and is active on all three campuses. Whether you want to explore career paths, gain experience, or simply become more engaged on campus, the SSEP can be tailored to your interests while supporting the broader SFU community.

  • Are you are interested in getting involved with intercultural engagement at SFU, meeting new friends, expanding your network, and gaining mentorship skills? Apply to be a mentor for the Global Community Mentorship Program on Myinvolvement (Job ID: 4020) by June 5 at 9:00am. 

  • Develop global friendships while supporting new exchange students coming to SFU this Fall through the GPS Buddy Program. You can also receive official recognition for your participation with the Student Ambassador Program. Deadline is June 30.

Certificate Program for Community Economic Development

Applications are now open for the 2017/18 Certificate Program for Community Economic Development. The next program runs from October 2017 to May 2018. There are only 28 spots available, so apply today. Why? Watch what some of the previous students had to say.

Climbing wall now open!

SFU has a climbing wall, and rental gear, with drop in rates. www.sfu.ca/students/recreation/active/ClimbingWall.html. Climb and enter the #SFUClimbForFree contest! Deadline June 2.

Health and wellness events

  • Mindfulness Meditation on Wednesdays 12:30–1:20 pm, Maggie Benston Centre, Room 0301 (Group Room #1), Burnaby Campus
    Free ongoing program open to students, faculty and staff. Mindfulness is a form of meditation that quiets the mind and can help you become focused while resting from constant thinking. Practice being here, in the present, letting go of worries about the future and the past.

  • Mindful Yoga for Well-being running May 24 - June 30 on Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 - 10:20 am
    VIP Room at the Lorne Davies Complex, Burnaby Campus
    Free program open to students, faculty and staff. Mindfulness Yoga provides an opportunity to connect with your body, relax your mind, and discover tools for bringing more calm and ease into your life.

  • June and July wellness seminars

Apply now for Spring 2018 Exchanges (deadline June 15)

Did you know that you can pay SFU tuition and receive academic credit to study abroad on exchange? Check for your eligibility to go on an exchange, with nearly 120 SFU partner institutions to choose from. Watch or attend Study Abroad 101.

Study abroad applications open

Study Abroad 101 Information Session (Next session is June 1). Find out about the opportunities, benefits, earning credits, and debunk some common myths about exchange. There is always a Question and Answer period at the end of the information sessions. Register online.

How to apply for exchange information session

A step by step walk through all the requirements of the Exchange application. Wednesday, May 31, 12:30 - 1:20pm, WMC 3210 or  Tuesday, June 6, from 10:30 - 11:20am, RCB 8100.  Register

Environmental field school in Indonesia

The Indonesia Environmental and Ecological Education Fall 2017 Field School is now accepting applications. From volcano geology to highland agriculture studies to coral reef ecology, this field school will develop perspectives on education and environment through hands-on field work. Deadline is June 15. 

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Take a break from SFU

Celebrate Canada 150 - watch a two minute animation of Canada sea to sea to sea.

 


Student Services
Burnaby | Surrey | Vancouver

2017 May 15  Student Bulletin: Victoria Day • tuition due 19th • safe computing • more

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

University closed Monday, May 22

Holiday long weekends over the summer: (Queen) Victoria Day is May 22, Canada Day (celebrated on July 1 but the university is closed on July 3 in lieu), and BC Day August 7. Details in the Academic Calendar

Ransomware defence

Most anyone can be a victim of cyber attacks. Guard yourself.

  • Keep your operating system and any antivirus software up to date, and check for updates when you hear of a new threat.
  • Never open email attachments without checking that (1) you know the person sending it, and (2) you’re expecting this attachment or link (since sender’s ID can be spoofed). If you’re in Connect and you read a suspicious email, click the “Report Phishing” button and the email will get tagged and moved to your Junk box for IT to look at.
  • If you’re sent a link and there’s any doubt about it, mouseover the link to see if it’s really going where you expect it to: it’s easy to spoof a URL except for that final mouseover. 
  • Use critical thinking before clicking on links: it may say “7 ways to scam your TA” but it may take you instead to a site that ends up stealing your logins and passwords.
  • Never ever ever plug a stray USB stick or drive or disc into your computer to see what it has on it. Curiosity can infect or kill computers. 
  • Regularly backup your files to an external hard drive that is then disconnected from your computer (so that any infection stops before hitting your backup as well).
  • If your PC does get infected, don’t pay the ransom because there's no guarantee that your files will be restored.
  • (from SFU and Huffington Post).

Tuition due Friday, May 19

Tuition for any of Summer term, Summer session or Intersession courses, or any combination of them, is due Friday, May 19. Pay tuition with internet banking. If you pay in person, note that cash is no longer accepted at the Registrar and Information Services office or Residence and Housing. (Late fees will be billed on any balance not yet paid.)

U-Pass BC for June

Remember to request your June U-Pass BC on the U-Pass BC website, starting May 16.

Registrar office hours

Registrar office hours are online at www.sfu.ca/students/contact.html. If you're at Burnaby and don't want to wait in line to talk to us, text "sfu burnaby" to 778.383.7663. You'll get a text message back asking you to choose the service you need and you'll get updates so you know when to come back and which station will be serving you. 

P2L (Passport to Leadership) workshops available

Develop leadership skills, build self-awareness and effective interpersonal strategies, and apply the knowledge acquired by taking the Passport to Leadership program, a series of four consecutive workshops. P2L 1, 2 and 3 are being offered in the Summer term. Find out more online or visit myInvolvement.sfu.ca.

Surrey writing program

Continuing Education has extended the deadline for Southbank, their summer writing program in Surrey. You now have until May 22 to register. No writing sample or cover letter is required to register. The program runs from May 27 to August 12 at SFU Surrey. Prepare to benefit from the breadth of courses, mentoring and workshopping provided by the program. Register now.

Recreation Trial Week on now

Unsure of what activity’s right for you? That's why Rec offers Trial Week where you can try any of their registered classes for FREE from May 15-19. Come on out and try something new!

Register for summer camps (ages 4-18)

Register campers (ages 4-18) for sport, aquatic, outdoor, recreational and educational camps! Register online www.sfu.ca/camps, in person (LDC 110), or phone 778-782-4965.

Starry Night Open House May 19

The Observatory’s next open house is Friday May 19, 9:00-11:00pm, even if it’s cloudy/rainy. We’ll show you some of the amazing things that students and local amateur astronomers have been doing at the observatory, take you on tours of our award-winning science courtyard, and chat with you about the mysteries of the universe.

Campus Security now Paladin

On 1 May Concord Security, the provider contracted to provide frontline security services for SFU Campus Security, was absorbed by Paladin Security. During this acquisition, the delivery of public safety and asset protection service to our community remains unchanged across the three campuses, and the compliment of dedicated security staff remains in place.  

SFU Snap and the Library

In coordination with the launch of the new SFU Library Catalogue, as of Wednesday, May 24, changes have been made to the MySFU Tab (in SFU Connect) and the SFU snap mobile app.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)?

May 26 is the first ever STEM Career & Networking conference for ANY student/alumni interested in a MSci or PhD in STEM related subjects. Experienced professionals from local leading companies will be giving 10 minute talks, Q&A and networking sessions. This event is free & lunch is provided. 

Apply now for Spring 2018 Exchanges (deadline June 15)

Students typically apply for exchange 6 months - 1 year prior to their exchange. Check for your eligibility to see when you can go on your exchange with nearly 120 SFU partner institutions to choose from. Watch or attend Study Abroad 101, research your destinations and connect with your Study Abroad Advisor if you have questions. 

Study abroad applications open

Study Abroad 101 Information Session (Next session is online May 18). Find out about the opportunities, benefits, earning credits, and debunk some common myths about exchange. There is always a Question and Answer period at the end of the information sessions. Register online.

How to Apply for Exchange Information Session

A step by step walk through all the requirements of the Exchange application. Thursday, May 25 1:30 - 2:20pm WMC 3210, SFU Burnaby and Wednesday, May 31, 12:30 - 1:20pm, SFU Burnaby. Register.

Environmental field school in Indonesia

The Indonesia Environmental and Ecological Education Fall 2017 Field School is now accepting applications. From volcano geology to highland agriculture studies to coral reef ecology, this field school will develop perspectives on education and environment through hands-on field work. Info session is 1:30pm Tuesday, May 23. Register to attend.

GPS Buddy Program deadline June 30

Make international connections while creating a new network of friends through the GPS Buddy Program. You can also receive official recognition for your participation with the Student Ambassador Program. Applications now open. More info.

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Student Services
Burnaby | Surrey | Vancouver

2017 May 1  Student Bulletin: updates • travel • workshops  • more

Simon Fraser University - engaging the world

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

Transit changes for summer

If you take transit to campus, you probably want to check www.translink.ca/servicechanges. Watch Translink's video for Tri-City changes which includes a new faster route to White Pine Beach starting in June.

U-Pass BC for May

Remember to request your May U-Pass BC on the U-Pass BC website!

Note: Your U-Pass BC eligibility is determined the day after enrollment. If you meet the requirements to be eligible, then the U-Pass BC term fee is assessed to your student financial account the business day after you enroll in course(s). Please visit SFU U-Pass BC Eligibility & Fees for more information on fees. If you think you're eligible for an exemption, the deadline to apply is May 15 at 4:30pm.

Tuition due Friday, May 19

Tuition for any of Summer term, Summer session or Intersession courses, or any combination of them, is due Friday, May 19. Pay tuition with internet banking. If you pay in person, cash is no longer accepted at the Registrar and Information Services offices or Residence and Housing. (Payment can be made as soon as you’re enrolled; you don't need to wait until the 19th.)

Registrar office hours

Registrar office hours are online at www.sfu.ca/students/contact.html. If you're at Burnaby and don't want to wait in line to talk to us, text "sfu burnaby" to 778.383.7663. You'll get a text message back asking you to choose the service you need and you'll get updates so you know when to come back and which station will be serving you. (The bookstore and convenience store sell snacks one floor down.)

Canada 150 Caption-It Contest on Instagram

Got 10 seconds? Head to SFU's Instagram and add your caption to our #Canada150-inspired photo of the week. A random winner will receive a $25 Tim Hortons gift card. Add your caption.

Visit beautiful Victoria May 27

The International Services for Students office has organized a trip to Victoria (with optional side trip to Butchart Gardens) for Saturday, May 27. Tickets are $20.

P2L (Passport to Leadership) workshops

Develop leadership skills, build self-awareness and effective interpersonal strategies, and apply the knowledge acquired by taking the Passport to Leadership program, a series of four consecutive workshops. P2L 1, 2 and 3 are being offered in the Summer term. Find out more online or visit myInvolvement.sfu.ca.

Residence rooms still available for the summer

Limited spaces are still available for students looking to live in the residence community during the summer term, summer session or summer intersession! Apply now and follow-up with an email to housing@sfu.ca or a phone call to 778.782.4201.

Apply before May 17 for Terry Fox Gold Medal

The Terry Fox Gold Medal includes three consecutive terms' tuition at the University, a $1000 award cheque, gold medal and a plaque, and is presented annually at the Terry Fox Run ceremony (Burnaby campus) to a student who has demonstrated courage in the face of adversity and possesses qualities becoming of a role model. Apply via letter by May 17.

Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Diverse Talent

Senior undergraduate students with 3.0+ GPAs are invited to apply for the President's Dream Colloquium on Women in Technology to explore strategies for advancing diversity in the technology sector, critically analyze the culture that has supported a foundation of inequality therein, and engage in multidisciplinary dialogue about the value of creating more space for women and other under-represented groups in technology. Six free public lectures and a graduate course, Fall 2017. 

Study abroad applications open

Study Abroad 101 Information Session (Next session is online May 18). Register online.

Go on an exchange for credit

Exchange opportunities at various destinations. Learn how to apply for an exchange by attending a step by step walk through all the requirements of the application May 25 or May 31. Register online

Environmental field school in Indonesia

The Indonesia Environmental and Ecological Education Fall 2017 Field School is now accepting applications. From volcano geology to highland agriculture studies to coral reef ecology, this field school will develop perspectives on education and environment through hands-on field work.

Classroom to Career for students with 60+ credits

Classroom to Career helps students transition from school to work. Attending this 6-part series is an excellent way to:

  • feel set up for success by learning how to identify and access opportunities in your field of interest
  • create a strong resume, cover letter and online presence
  • gain practical experience with interviews and insights into effective work search strategies
  • receive a certificate of completion, co-curricular recognition and a professional headshot photo

Spaces fill quickly! Register soon. Registration deadline is May 12.

Want to make a difference?

Provide your voice in important university matters by joining a Senate Committee!

Undergraduate scholarships requirement changes

Effective Summer 2017 onwards, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 SFU units of standard graded courses and have completed at least 12 SFU units in order to be considered for an undergraduate scholarship for current students. The eligibility requirements for the Undergraduate Open Scholarship remain the same, and scholarship course load exemptions for students with a disability are still in effect. For further details please visit: www.sfu.ca/students/financialaid

Briefly:

Financial Aid offices will be closed on Thursday, May 4.

SFSS is closing the Ladle and Higher Grounds effective June 15. The Highland Pub closed April 28.

Holiday long weekends over the summer: (Queen) Victoria Day is May 22, Canada Day (celebrated on July 1 but the university is closed on July 3 in lieu), and BC Day is August 7. Details in the Academic Calendar.

Burnaby campus is getting a stadium.

Want to improve your Arabic? Your English? Your French? Your Cantonese? Or any other language? "Tandem" is a method of language learning that pairs up two people who want to learn each others' languages. See www.sfu.ca/celltr/sfutandem.html.

Snapchat: from the hiking club, to students abroad, to SFU stickers, and student takeovers: follow "simonfraseru".

Student printing has changed.

Health and Counselling offers comprehensive services and care to all SFU students. HCS is on Facebook and Twitter.

Concerned that depression, anxiety or other mental health conditions might affect your studies? You may qualify for academic accommodations. Please contact the Centre for Students with Disabilities for more information.

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Student Services
Burnaby | Surrey | Vancouver

2017 April 3  Bulletin:  24/7 Bennett Library • u-pass • changes to keys, scholarships • more

Simon Fraser University - engaging the world

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

U-PASS BC UPDATE

Remember to request your April U-Pass BC on the U-Pass BC website. Your U-Pass BC eligibility is determined the day after enrollment. If you meet the requirements to be eligible, then the U-Pass BC term fee is assessed to your student financial account the business day after you enroll in course(s). Please visit SFU U-Pass BC Eligibility & Fees for more information on fees.

The 2017 Summer U-Pass BC exemption application is now available. The deadline to apply is May 15 at 4:30pm.

LIBRARY HOURS temporarily EXTENDED

Bennett Library will be open 24/7 until 10:00pm Friday April 21. www.lib.sfu.ca/facilities/rooms-spaces/24-7-opening-burnaby.

Sexual Violence & Misconduct Policy Approved

Sexual Violence and Misconduct Prevention, Education and Support (GP 44) has been approved and is now in effect. Our awareness and education work will continue to grow. We know that It Takes All of Us to build a culture of consent. Please encourage those around you to learn more about how to get help, learn how to support survivors, get involved in raising awareness or become an Active Bystander.

Volunteer for an International Conference Hosted By SFU

Do you want to build your resume while meeting interesting members of government, not-for-profit, private industry and academia from around the world? Then we'd love to have you volunteer with the C2UExpo team. As a perk, you'll get to attend some sessions at this May 1–5 conference on community-university partnership for the common good! 

Engaging the Vision: What's Next?

In 2012, SFU launched its strategic vision to be "the leading engaged university defined by its dynamic integration of innovative education, cutting-edge research, and far-reaching community engagement." In 2017, we're inviting you to see the progress that has been made, review current developments, and invite discussion on what’s next for the university. Share your ideas.

Answer Our 4-Question Quiz, Enter Our Prize Draw

Head over to our website to answer our 4-question #SFU-themed historical quiz. Everyone that completes it will be entered in our weekly $25 Tim Horton gift card prize draw. 

Want to make a difference on campus?

Get engaged with the campus community and provide your voice to important university matters by joining a Senate Committee!  If interested, be sure to complete this WebSurvey: websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/60597475.

Changes to Deposits and Service Fees for Keys, Fobs, & Cards

Effective 1 April 2017, SFU Access Control implemented changes regarding deposits and service fee amounts for keys, fobs, and access cards. For full details please visit Access Control FAQ.

Undergraduate Scholarships - Course Enrollment Requirement Changes

Effective Summer 2017 onwards, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 SFU units of standard graded courses and have completed at least 12 SFU units in order to be considered for undergraduate scholarships for current students. The eligibility requirements for the Undergraduate Open Scholarship continue to remain the same, and scholarship course load exemptions for students with a disability are still in effect. For further details please visit: www.sfu.ca/students/financialaid

Apply today for the ISS Intercultural Events and Programming Coordinator position

The International Services for Students (ISS) office is hiring a part-time Intercultural Events and Programming Coordinator. This position will be based out of both the ISS office and the Global Student Centre. See the detailed job description and application instructions.

Study abroad, field schools and exchanges

  • Exchange applications now open for the Spring 2018 semester! Check out the remaining spaces available and begin researching your destinations.
  • Study Abroad 101 Information Session on Thursday, April 20 1:30am - 2:20pm ONLINE. Register and a link will be sent to you for the Online Session. Whether you are in Burnaby, Surrey, Vancouver, or in the comfort of your home you can attend this session to learn about Study Abroad opportunities! Register here: websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/263096389
  • A representative from the University of East Anglia
  • The Indonesia Environmental and Ecological Education Fall 2017 Field School is now accepting applications. From volcano geology to highland agriculture studies to coral reef ecology, this field school will develop students' perspectives on education and environment through hands on field work in an international setting.

Graduating soon? Backpack to Briefcase

Gain practical career development strategies from industry experts to make a successful transition from campus to career at Backpack to Briefcase, SFU’s annual Career Conference at SFU Segal on Saturday, April 29 from 9:00am-4:00pm. Register by April 7 for early bird tickets. Co-sponsored by SFU Career and Volunteer Services, SFU Alumni Association and NEADS. To connect on social: www.facebook.com/events/1091957154265336/ 

Join Us for Revelation: Bearing Witness to the Transformative Testimonies of Residential School Survivors

Highly acclaimed CBC radio personality and honorary TRC witness Shelagh Rogers will discuss the impact of hearing hundreds of residential school survivors speak at national and regional events of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. The real history of Canada was not taught to generations of Canadian school children. But Indigenous Peoples lived it. What does reconciliation mean now that Canada knows the truth of their experience?  www.sfu.ca/history/events/lectures/canada-150/shelagh-rogers-canada-150.html

President's Dream Colloquium on Women in Technology: Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Diverse Talent

Senior undergraduate students with 3.0+ GPAs are invited to apply for the President's Dream Colloquium on Women in Technology to explore strategies for advancing diversity in the technology sector, critically analyze the culture that has supported a foundation of inequality therein, and engage in multidisciplinary dialogue about the value of creating more space for women and other under-represented groups in technology. Six free public lectures and a graduate course, Fall 2017. 

Unpacking Art talks

Each talk in Unpacking Art focuses on a single work from the SFU Art Collection and “unpacks” this work out of storage and “unpacks” its significance. This series encourages participation from audiences that are new to visual art and to the SFU Art Collection. Participation in Unpacking Art is free and open to everyone. No advance preparation or registration is necessary. Bring your lunch. Our next talk features Sylvia Roberts, Librarian for Communication and Contemporary Arts - Wednesday, April 5 at 12:30pm. www.facebook.com/events/277888612649260/

 

 

Did you Catch SFU’s "Announcement" on Saturday?

The April 1st tradition continues... in case you missed our video announcement on Saturday, take a look here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HocWDlzdYGY&feature=youtu.be

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Student Services
Burnaby | Surrey | Vancouver

2017 March 20  Bulletin:  cultural fest • library hours extended • outside of class opportunities • more

Simon Fraser University - engaging the world

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

Puppy Therapy

The final Spring 2017 edition of Puppy Therapy is 12:00 noon until 2:00pm Tuesday and Wednesday, March 21-22 in the Mezzanine Area, Surrey campus.

LIBRARY HOURS temporarily EXTENDED

Bennett Library will be open 24/7 from 8:00am Monday March 20 until 10:00pm Friday April 21. www.lib.sfu.ca/facilities/rooms-spaces/24-7-opening-burnaby.

Live IN Residence for the Summer

You don't have to be a full-time student to live at SFU Residence during the summer. If you're taking one or two classes, going on co-op, or just looking to experience living in our multi-cultural student community, you can apply to live in Residences for Summer 2017. Space is limited, so apply online ASAP.

#CANADA150 CONTEST 

What's your #SFU #Canada150 IQ? Complete a quick 5-question quiz to enter our weekly $25 Tim Hortons gift card draw. Contest details.

GET YOUR April U-PASS

Remember to request your April U-Pass BC on the U-Pass BC website. Your U-Pass BC eligibility is determined the day after enrollment. If you meet the requirements to be eligible, then the U-Pass BC term fee is assessed to your student financial account the business day after you enroll in course(s). Please visit SFU U-Pass BC Eligibility & Fees for more information on fees.

Cultural Fest Week 

The Global Student Centre in collaboration with the Global Engagement Student Committee presents Cultural Fest Week March 20 - March 24 on Burnaby campus. (Some events require registration.)

  • International Games Night -  March 20 | 4:00-6:00pm at the Global Student Centre (AQ 2013)
  • Movie & Dialogue: Stand up against Racism - March 21 | 2:00-4:00pm at the Halpern Centre 126 - students and staff are welcome to this event. 
  • Global Tea House - March 22 | 12:00-2:00 pm at the James Douglas Study Area 
  • Speed dating meets Speed friend-ing! - March 23 | 12:30-2:30pm at the James Douglas Study Area 
  • Culture Fest with SFSS - March 24 | 11:00-2:00pm at the Convocation Mall 
  • Bonus Event: Non Violence Day: Facing Racism - March 29 | 12:30-1:20pm at the James Douglas Study Area 

P2L workshops are open for registration

The Passport to Leadership program is a series of 4 consecutive workshops where students learn to develop fundamental leadership skills (P2L 1), build self-awareness and effective interpersonal strategies (P2L 2), and apply the knowledge acquired from the previous workshops into action (P2L 3). P2L 1, 2 & 3 are being offered in the Summer term. Maximize your leadership potential now! Find out more on our website or at myInvolvement.sfu.ca

Full and part-time positions on campus

Looking for a part-time position at SFU? Apply to be an International Peer Leader for your faculty. Apply by March 31 11:59pm on myInvolvement.

Do you want to live and work where you study and gain valuable leadership skills and real-life work experience on a flexible schedule? Apply to work with Residence & Housing and Residence Life today! Paid opportunitiesvolunteer opportunities.

 

Apply for over 50 different SFU Summer Camps staff positions or our Volunteer Mentorship program (age 14+). Gain valuable experience and help create a fun, safe camp experience for children & youth. www.sfu.ca/camps/career.html

Be a health peer! All SFU students can apply by visiting Myinvolvement.sfu.ca and searching for Posting ID #3840. Deadline: March 27. www.sfu.ca/students/health/volunteer/health-peers.html.

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! 

Hi-FIVE March 27-31

Hi F.I.V.E. aims to eliminate stigma towards those who are experiencing mental health distress or illness (now or in the past). The Hi-FIVE team will be implementing a series of engaging and interactive activities (from mindful yoga, to coffee and conversations!) every day of the week from Monday March 27 - Friday March 31. These activities are geared towards SFU students to help support them with de-stressing while also engaging them with conversations about mental health and SFU’s helpful services.

Interfaith Non-Violence Day: Overcoming Racism

The SFU Interfaith Centre invites you on Wednesday, March 29 at 12:30pm-1:20pm to the James Douglas Safe Study Area, Burnaby campus. Student speakers from different faiths will be sharing their stories about how they overcame racism and continued to move forward. Coffee, tea and a potluck lunch will be provided by various faith groups following the event. Facebook event info.

 

FRENCH Movie Nights Tuesdays 

Selection of award-winning movies from Québec and France with English subtitles will be shown at the Highland Pub every Tuesday night in March, from 8:00pm. Part of Le Printemps de la francophonie.

Graduating soon? 

Gain practical career development strategies from industry experts to make a successful transition from campus to career at Backpack to Briefcase, SFU’s annual Career Conference at SFU Segal on Saturday, April 29 from 9:00am-4:00pm. Register by April 7 for early bird tickets. Co-sponsored by SFU Career and Volunteer Services, SFU Alumni Association and NEADS. To connect on social: www.facebook.com/events/1091957154265336/ 

Exchange to Queensland University of Technology Info Session

Vegemite, Milo and TimTams, what do they all have in common…they are all made in Australia! Join us and learn more about Brisbane and studying at QUT in Australia. (Free samples for attendees.) Wednesday, March 22, Burnaby campus. Register online: websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/270599234

The Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy

Call for nominations for Sterling Prize for Controversy. The Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy honours and encourages work that provokes and/or contributes to the understanding of controversy. Nominations are open until March 31.

LECTURES

Dr. Alexandra Walsham (University of Cambridge)’s Ian Dyck Memorial Lecture on The Destruction of Stonehenge: Iconoclasm, Reputation, and Memory in the British Civil Wars Thursday March 23 | 5:30pm,  Room 1400, SFU Harbour Centre.  Please RSVP online.

Martha Nussbaum on Anger and Revolutionary Justice Friday, March 24, 7:00-9:00pm, Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St. Cost: $20 plus tax General Admission | $10 plus tax Students and Seniors

Lunch Poems at SFU is a unique, vibrant exchange of ideas through poetry. Come on down to the Teck Gallery, Harbour Centre, on the third Wednesday of every month, 12:00 noon to 1:00pm.

Rendered Responsible by the Fragile: President’s Faculty Lecture. What does it take for us to see a stranger’s suffering or well-being as our own moral concern? How does this concept of responsibility inform life in BC’s increasingly diverse classrooms? Don’t miss SFU President’s Faculty Lecturer Ann Chinnery discuss her research into ethical issues in education. RSVP to attend. Wednesday, April 5, Harbour Centre.

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Student Services
Burnaby | Surrey | Vancouver

2017 March 6  Bulletin:  puppies • movies • u-pass • more

Simon Fraser University - engaging the world

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

Puppy Therapy

Health and Counselling Services announces the Spring 2017 edition of Puppy Therapy noon until 2:00pm:

  • Thursday and Friday, March 9-10 at Harbour Centre, Teck Gallery Space, Vancouver campus
  • Wednesday - Friday, March 15-17 at Saywell Hall by Renaissance Coffee, Burnaby campus
  • Tuesday and Wednesday, March 21-22 in the Mezzanine Area, Surrey campus

SRS Customer Survey (chance to win $100 Amazon gift card!)

You are invited to complete a customer satisfaction survey if you have ever used any of the services offered by Campus Security, Access Control, Traffic Safety Services, Environmental Health, Occupational Health, Lab and Research Safety, Risk Management, Emergency & Continuity Planning, and more. All respondents who complete the survey will be entered into a draw for a $100 Amazon gift card.

FRENCH Movie Nights Tuesdays 

Selection of award-winning movies from Québec and France with English subtitles will be shown at the Highland Pub every Tuesday night of March, from 8:00pm. Part of Le Printemps de la francophonie.

Building Connections: Well-being in Teaching and Learning

Free event on Building Connections on Tuesday, March 7, 10:00am-4:00pm at Halpern Centre, SFU Burnaby Campus. 

STUDENT SERVICES

Planning to visit or call the Registrar and Information Services office during enrollment?  Review our office hours. Student Services Academic Advising will be providing extended LiveHelp hours and 15 minute bookable course planning appointments during the peak enrollment period in March. For more information, visit www.sfu.ca/students/academicadvising/contact.html.

Study Abroad 101 Info Session

Join us for an overview of Study Abroad at SFU and learn first-hand from one of our Study Abroad Student Ambassadors their experiences of applying for and going on exchange. Thursday, March 16, Burnaby Campus. Register at websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/263096389

Exchange to Queensland University of Technology Info Session

Vegemite, Milo and TimTams, what do they all have in common…they are all made in Australia! Join us and learn more about Brisbane and studying at QUT in Australia. (Free samples for attendees.) Wednesday, March 22, Burnaby campus. Register online: websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/270599234

#CANADA150 SFU SNAPCHAT CONTEST - Follow "simonfraseru"

How well can you draw one of Canada's most iconic symbols, the maple leaf? Message us a selfie (or campus photo) 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.

GET YOUR MARCH U-PASS

Remember to request your March U-Pass BC on the U-Pass BC website. Your U-Pass BC eligibility is determined the day after enrollment. If you meet the requirements to be eligible, then the U-Pass BC term fee is assessed to your student financial account the business day after you enroll in course(s). Please visit SFU U-Pass BC Eligibility & Fees for more information on fees.

Cultural Fest Week 

The Global Student Centre in collaboration with the Global Engagement Student Committee presents Cultural Fest Week March 20th - March 24th.

SFU SUMMER CAMPS 

Camp registration open: register campers (ages 4-18) for sport, aquatic, outdoor, recreational and educational camps! Register online at www.sfu.ca/camps, or in person (LDC 110), or by phone 778-782-4965.

Employment and volunteer opportunities: apply for over 50 different Staff Positions or our Volunteer Mentorship program (age 14+). Gain valuable experience and help create a fun, safe camp for children & youth. www.sfu.ca/camps/career.html

Call for Applications: 2017-2018 Health Peers

We are now recruiting for 2017-18 health peers! All SFU students can apply by visiting Myinvolvement.sfu.ca and searching for Posting ID #3840.

Managing Wellness Through Personal Balance

Learn about strategies and supports that can help you balance personal, school, and work life while maintaining your health and wellness at the same time. Thursday, March 16, Burnaby campus. 

Rendered Responsible by the Fragile: President’s Faculty Lecture

What does it take for us to see a stranger’s suffering or well-being as our own moral concern? How does this concept of responsibility inform life in BC’s increasingly diverse classrooms? Don’t miss SFU President’s Faculty Lecturer Ann Chinnery discuss her research into ethical issues in education. RSVP to attend. Wednesday, April 5, Harbour Centre campus.

Investigating Paranormal Investigators: President’s Faculty Lecture

Wednesday March 15, 5:30pm in 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.

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Student Services
Burnaby | Surrey | Vancouver

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

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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.  

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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