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2018 June 11: Student Bulletin: U-Pass • Convocation • food trucks • more

Simon Fraser University - engaging the world

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

June U-Pass BC available

July’s U-Pass BC will be available on the U-Pass BC website June 16.

Convocation 

Convocation ceremonies are at 9:45am and 2:30pm June 12 - 15 in Convocation Mall. A full schedule can be viewed online at www.sfu.ca/convocation

Fire prevention on campus

A combination of the improper disposal of cigarettes and dry summer weather 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. (PDF Map).

Food trucks

It’s summer time and that means a Summer Block Party with 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.

Rights and Responsibilities for Tenants and Landlords workshop

Renting or looking to rent? Attend the workshop on Wednesday, June 20, 2:30pm - 4pm. www.sfu.ca/sfu-community/events.html#!view/event/event_id/2399

Job Postings are up for positions with SFU Fitness, Rec Sports, Climbing, and more

Check out www.sfu.ca/students/recreation/opportunities/join.html for details.

Fall Residence and Housing applications are open

When you live in SFU residence, you join a community with a purpose — to help you thrive and achieve academic and personal success. If you would like to apply for Fall 2018 SFU Residence and Housing please visit www.sfu.ca/students/residences/apply/Fall2018.html

World Refugee Day Monday, June 18

Please join us for World Refugee Day: Standing Together as we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of refugees. Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome! RSVP online. 

Free produce on Thursdays

Pick up some free produce from Embark Food Rescue every Thursday in Blusson Hall between 12:30 - 2:30pm. 

Welcome Leader recruitment

Want to be part of a new student’s first experience at SFU? Apply now to be a Fall 2018 Welcome Leader! Job ID: 4427 on myinvolvement.sfu.ca

Be part of the VLAFF Youth Jury in 2018

If you’re between 18 and 30 you are invited to be part of a youth-run film jury at the 16th Vancouver Latin American Film Festival, August 23 – September 2. The jury members will choose one film out of eight fiction features by new directors, and present the Youth Choice Award for Best New Director at the Closing Ceremony on September 2. For the application form and details visit: vlaff.org/youth-jury-submissions2018. If you have any questions, email youthjury@vlaff.org

Join us for talk:library

talk:library is an informal conversation with the Dean of Libraries, with food and drink, Thursday July 12, 12:30 pm at the W.A.C. Bennett Library in Burnaby. 

Apply for the 5-credit course: President’s Dream Colloquium: Making Knowledge Public

Open to both undergraduate and graduate students, this 13-week course in Fall 2018 alternates between class lectures and public talks, followed by a networking session. This year the course will explore the dynamics of the often conflicted relationships between science, academia, research, the public, media, and government. Initial applications accepted until Friday, June 15; seats are limited.

How can we shape the future of public service media as commons? 

Discuss media policy and the future of public service media with Dr. des. Corinne Schweizer, University of Zurich, and Dr. Sarah Ganter, SFU Communication, on June 18 at Harbour Centre. Information and RSVP.

GPS Buddy Program applications now open

Apply to become an SFU GPS Buddy and make friends from around the world while helping exchange students in their transition to SFU. Application deadline: Saturday, June 30.

Studying in a new country has many challenges

Whether you’re looking for assistance with managing school stress, finding housing, understanding documents or Canadian services, the Transition Case Manager is available for one-to-one support.

SOS SID workshops

Learn how to best support someone experiencing distress or thoughts of suicide. Register for Health & Counselling’s free upcoming SOS/SID workshops on June 15 or June 22.

Yoga

Stressed? Stretch, breathe, and relax with us at Yoga for the Mind on Wednesday and Friday mornings. Free, drop-ins welcome.

ARThrive

ARThrive is open to all survivors of trauma and sexual violence. Through simple and creative guided workshops, a variety of topics are explored while creating art in a safe space. For more information, please visit ARThrive.  


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2018 May 28: Student Bulletin: Compass cards • Workshops  • more

Simon Fraser University - engaging the world

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

June U-Pass BC available

The June U-Pass BC is currently available on the U-Pass BC website. July’s will be available June 16.

Compass cards

Please keep your Compass card separate from your wallet. Translink tap devices now accept Visa, Mastercard, and mobile-payment methods, so ensure you tap your Compass card and not your wallet or phone.

Apply for the 5-credit course: President’s Dream Colloquium: Making Knowledge Public

Open to undergraduate and graduate students, this 13-week course in Fall 2018 alternates between class lectures and public talks, followed by a networking session. This year, the course will explore the dynamics of the often conflicted relationships between science, academia, research, the public, media, and government. Initial applications accepted until June 15; seats are limited.

How can we shape the future of public service media as commons? 

Let’s talk media policy and the future of public service media with Dr. des. Corinne Schweizer, University of Zurich, and Dr. Sarah Ganter, SFU Communication, on June 18 at Harbour Centre. Information and RSVP.

GPS Buddy Program applications now open

Apply to become an SFU GPS Buddy and make friends from around the world while helping exchange students in their transition to SFU. Application deadline: Saturday, June 30.

SFU Childcare school age weekly summer program

School age summer program runs Tuesday July 3 to Friday August 31. Highlights include: field trips on Tuesdays and Thursdays to various local water parks and beaches, outdoor playgrounds and pools, swimming at the SFU pool on Fridays. Burnaby Campus, Childcare Centre, 7:30am - 6:00pm.

Voting Assistance for US Citizens

Are you an American citizen? The Federal Voting Assistance Program provides resources for Americans living abroad to assist with the absentee voting process. For more information, visit FVAP.gov or email SFU staff member James Smith at jpsmith@sfu.ca.

Studying in a new country has many challenges

Whether you’re looking for assistance with managing school stress, finding housing, understanding documents or Canadian services, the Transition Case Manager is available for one-to-one support.

SOS SID workshops

Learn how to best support someone experiencing distress or thoughts of suicide. Register for Health & Counselling’s free upcoming SOS/SID workshops on June 15 or June 22.

Yoga

Stressed? Stretch, breathe, and relax with us at Yoga for the Mind on Wednesday and Friday mornings.

Job Search Success: an online course

Register for this Job Search Success course. Receive expert feedback on your cover letter and resume, and engage in activities that are relevant in today’s diverse workplace. Think differently about your experiences and how your unique background can positively contribute to your job search. Cost: $20; non-refundable after course start date. Register now on myexperience.sfu.ca > Experiential Learning.

Effective Intercultural Communication: free online opportunity

Want to be a culturally competent and sought-after professional in today’s globalized workforce? This free self-paced online course gives you the opportunity to integrate theory and practice of understanding and navigating cultural differences at school or in the workplace, have an increased awareness of how your cultural influences can affect your intercultural interactions, know how to think differently about your experiences and about others’ experiences, as well as understand the impacts of colonialism on Indigenous cultures in Canada. This is free and self-paced. Register now on myexperience.sfu.ca > Experiential Learning.

Want to learn about other cultures?

Want to practice your leadership and communication skills? Want to build your resume with global perspectives? Come and join GCMP (Global Community Mentorship Program) and have fun! Deadline: June 11 by 12:00noon. Apply on Myinvolvement: Undergraduate mentor: (ID: 4488), Graduate mentor: (ID: 4491).

ARThrive

ARThrive is open to all survivors of trauma and sexual violence. Through simple and creative guided workshops, a variety of topics are explored while creating art in a safe space. For more information, please visit ARThrive.  

SVSPO has moved to the DAC

The Sexual Violence Support and Prevention Office (SVSPO) has moved to a permanent home in the lower level of the Diamond Alumni Centre (DAC), room 014. The new location provides a private and welcoming space to those accessing support and educational services. Contact: 778.782.7233, or email sv-support@sfu.ca

Emergency notifications via SFU snap

If you have an iOS or Android phone, download SFU snap to get emergency push-notifications through the app in addition to course schedules, exams, your library record, etc.

Starry Nights

June 1 is the next in the series of regular series of Friday night events at the Trottier Observatory on Burnaby campus (subject to cancellation due to the weather: follow @sfutrottobs on Twitter). Also, astronomy workshops will be held June 9 and July 7 from 3:00 - 4:30pm on Burnaby campus (AQ 3150). Check the website for more details.

Map of Burnaby Mountain trails

There are over 22 multi-use trails surrounding SFU’s Burnaby campus that are free for all SFU students, faculty, staff and community to use. See the trail map.

Convocation 

Convocation will be held June 12 - 15 in Convocation Mall with ceremonies at 9:45am and 2:30pm each day. A full schedule can be viewed online at www.sfu.ca/convocation. (There will be bagpipes.)


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2018 May 14: Student Bulletin: tuition due Friday • recreation week • more

Simon Fraser University - engaging the world

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

Tuition due Friday

Tuition for any combination of Summer term, Summer session and Intersession courses is due Friday, May 18. Exception: if enrolled in Summer session only which starts June 26, tuition is due July 10. Check out the Summer Deadlines for more information. Pay tuition with internet banking; if you pay in person, remember that cash is not accepted at the Registrar and Information Services offices or at Residence and Housing.

Recreation free trial week

SFU Recreation is offering free classes during Trial Week May 14 - 18. Free swimming, rock climbing, yoga and more! Intramural league signups are also open.

Ramadan meals from The Dining Hall

The Dining Hall is offering a Ramadan meal set packaged in a carry-out bag that is ready for pick-up between 5:00-10:00pm daily. To find out more information, visit the dining hall in person, call 778-782-7083 or email Gabriel.Siu@sfu.cawww.facebook.com/events/211864762745130/

SFSS Club days

Join a club! Each day different clubs. Convocation Mall May 15 - 17 10:00am - 3:00pm. Also on May 22 on Surrey campus. sfss.ca

May U-Pass BC available

The May U-Pass BC is currently available on the U-Pass BC website. June’s will be available Wednesday, May 16.

Registrar and Information Services counter

Registrar office hours are online. 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 Real Promise of University Incubators 

How can a university accelerate a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem? Join the discussion with innovation experts from Cambridge and Ryerson on Thursday May 17, 5:30pm at 200 Burrard, Vancouver. RSVP: universityincubators.eventbrite.ca

What does it take to become an effective leader?

Find out in Passport to Leadership 1! Over this 6-week workshop, you will join a cohort of peers to explore what it means to be a leader in today's workplace. Visit the P2L1 website to learn more about the program or go to myInvolvement to register. Space is limited, so sign up soon! Registration ends May 21. 

Global community mentorship program 

Are you passionate about intercultural engagement, helping students, and leadership? GCMP is now accepting applications for Global Community Mentorship Undergraduate and Graduate mentors! Apply on Myinvolvement: Undergraduate mentor: (ID: 4488), Graduate mentor: (ID: 4491).

Student volunteer opportunity

Interested in a career in safety and security? Come volunteer with the Student Safety Engagement Program! i.sfu.ca/NFyhzP

Participate in research

Sign up and get cash! All SFU students are welcome to participate in SFU Economics CRABE Lab experiments. Just sign up, show up, complete simple tasks, and get paid: i.sfu.ca/XLjdHq

Convocation 

Convocation will be held June 12 - 15 in Convocation Mall with ceremonies at 9:45am and 2:30pm each day. A full schedule can be viewed online at www.sfu.ca/convocation. (There will be bagpipes.)

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.

Apply for the Fall President’s Dream Colloquium: Making Knowledge Public

Consider applying for the Fall 2018 President’s Dream Colloquium on Making Knowledge Public. Open to students from all disciplines, this timely five credit course explores the dynamics of the often conflicted relationships between science, academia, research, the public, media, and government. Initial applications are accepted until June 15 and space is limited.

Dine at the DAC

Join us at the Diamond Alumni Centre for a buffet lunch on most Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays this summer. All students, faculty, staff and visitors are welcome. The buffet will be available for $10.95 + tax. Reservations are recommended, please call 778-782-4794 to reserve your table. 



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2018 April 26: Student Bulletin: U-Pass • trail maps • travel • more

Simon Fraser University - engaging the world

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

May U-Pass BC available

  • The May U-Pass BC is currently available on the U-Pass BC website. June's will be available May 16.
  • The 2018 Summer U-Pass BC exemption application is now open and the deadline to apply is May 11 at 4:30pm. See SFU U-Pass BC.

Summer deadlines

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.

Registrar and Information Services counter

Planning to visit Registrar and Information Services? Check our office hours. If you're on Burnaby campus, you can text “sfu burnaby” to 778.383.7663 and 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.

Registrar and Information Services closed May 2

There will be a closure on Wednesday, May 2, at all three campuses. Surrey and Vancouver offices will be closed all day to allow staff to attend an event; the Burnaby Registrar and Information Services office will be closed in the morning and will open from 12:30 - 4:30PM offering reduced services. See Contact Us.

Job Search Success online course

Register for this Job Search Success course. Receive expert feedback on your cover letter and resume, and engage in activities that are relevant in today’s diverse workplace. Think differently about your experiences and how your unique background can positively contribute to your job search. Cost: $20; non-refundable after course start date. Register now on myexperience.sfu.ca > Experiential Learning.

Free Effective Intercultural Communication course

Want to be a culturally competent and sought-after professional in today’s globalized workforce? This free self-paced online course gives you the opportunity to integrate theory and practice of understanding and navigating cultural differences at school or in the workplace, have an increased awareness of how your cultural influences can affect your intercultural interactions, know how to think differently about your experiences and about others’ experiences, as well as understand the impacts of colonialism on Indigenous cultures in Canada. This is a free self-paced online learning opportunity. Register now on myexperience.sfu.ca > Experiential Learning.

SVSPO has moved to the DAC

The Sexual Violence Support and Prevention Office (SVSPO) is excited to announce that we have moved to our permanent home in the lower level of the Diamond Alumni Centre (DAC), room 014. Our new location will provide a private and welcoming space to those accessing support and educational services. You can also contact us at 778.782.7233, or email sv-support@sfu.ca

Emergency notifications via SFU snap

If you have an iOS or Android phone, download SFU snap to get emergency push-notifications through the app.

Map of Burnaby Mountain trails

There are over 22 multi-use trails surrounding SFU’s Burnaby campus that are free for all SFU students, faculty, staff and community to use. See the trail map.

Classroom to Career: a career development program

Gain clarity on career possibilities, get access to career specialists, update your portfolio of work search strategies including how to craft resumes, land interviews, and build relationships online, and come away feeling motivated with options for a brighter future. Complete all six sessions to receive a certificate, credit for your co-curricular record, and a professional headshot photo. Registration deadline for Burnaby and Surrey Campus is May 11. Registration deadline for Vancouver Campus is May 22. See details on course, dates and more

Nominate for $5,000 and Terry Fox Gold Medal

Financial Aid and Awards is currently accepting applications for the Terry Fox Gold Medal. The application deadline is Friday, May 11. The Terry Fox Gold Medal is a prestigious award that includes a $5,000 award, 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. See website for how to apply.

MITACS Globalink Research Award

The Mitacs Globalink Research Award provides $6,000 for senior undergraduate and graduate students in Canada to conduct 12-24 week research projects at universities overseas. Visit www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/globalink/globalink-research-award.

Wellness classes

  • Sip of Care drop-in workshop: university life can be stressful. Take time out for C.A.R.E. with Health & Counselling's free drop-in program facilitated by a Clinical Counsellor: i.sfu.ca/JkCAQo
  • Meditation classes: Pause your day. Guided Meditation classes at Health & Counseling are free for students, faculty and staff: i.sfu.ca/fBiuUu
  • SOS SID workshop: Learn how to best support someone experiencing distress or thoughts of suicide. Register for the upcoming SOS/SID workshop run by SFU Health & Counselling. Open to students, faculty and staff: i.sfu.ca/pEuPeh.

Study Abroad on Exchange

Spend a semester abroad taking courses that transfer back to SFU, and gain a new perspective while doing so. Applications are open for limited Fall 2018 exchanges, and Spring 2019 exchanges are now open. Check out the eligibility requirements and the various destinations that are available.  Exchange application deadline: Friday, May 25. Study Abroad 101 Information Session on Thursday, May 10, 11:30am - 12:30pm, Burnaby campus. Register: www.eventbrite.ca/o/sfu-international-services-for-students-15918687217.

Apply for the Fall President’s Dream Colloquium: Making Knowledge Public

Consider applying for the Fall 2018 President’s Dream Colloquium on Making Knowledge Public. As a course it’s open to undergraduates and graduates; applications are due June 15. Application information will be on the web site soon. Guiding questions helping to shape the colloquium include: How is public policy shaped by research? How is the public already involved in science? How is research and scholarship taken up by the public? Confirmed Speakers include: Jevin West and Dominique Babini. 

May 6 - 12 is the Burnaby Festival of Learning

The Burnaby Festival of Learning celebrates lifelong learning in creative, unconventional ways, and features a week-long series of FREE events for everyone that will inspire, engage and spark creativity. Enjoy a variety of events happening throughout Burnaby, including performances, lectures, discussions, tours, and more! Come on out, and #LearnGrowThrive! Now in its 3rd year, the festival is co-presented by SFU and the City of Burnaby in partnership with BCIT, Burnaby Family Life, Burnaby Intercultural Planning Table, Burnaby Neighbourhood House, and Burnaby School District. 

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2018 April 5: Student Bulletin: Library open 24/7 • Email migration • more

Simon Fraser University - engaging the world

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

Remember that SFU emails migrate in August

The university will be transitioning to SFU Mail from SFU Connect later this year. Staff and faculty are scheduled to migrate late in April, student accounts are schedule to migrate in August. Check the email migration website over the summer to keep up to date.

April U-Pass BC available

Request the April U-Pass BC on the U-Pass BC website. The May U-Pass will be available to qualifying students on April 16. The 2018 Summer U-Pass BC exemption application deadline is May 11 at 4:30pm.

Library

Bennett Library at the Burnaby campus will be open 24 hours every day until midnight Monday April 23. Owe fines? The library’s “Food for Fines" campaign runs at all three SFU libraries until Monday, April 16. 

SFSS events

Still looking for summer courses?

Want to take a course over the summer? FASS has a list of courses with no prereqs and with seats available.

Observatory open most friday nights

After a very long bad-weather hiatus since our last Starry Night @ SFU, the Trottier Observatory is resuming Friday night open houses, starting this Friday, April 6, from 8:00-11:00pm, even if it’s raining! If the skies are not clear, then we will have tours of the observatory, and our award-winning science plaza, and will be more than happy to chat about all topics astronomical.

Live in Residence in the Fall

Studies show that students who live in residence have higher GPAs and greater academic success. "Live Where You Learn." Residence and Housing is currently accepting applications from ALL current students for the Fall 2018 term. Apply for Residence today

What does leadership mean to you?

Find out in Passport to Leadership 1. In this six week workshop you will join a cohort of peers to explore what it means to be a leader in today’s workplace. Visit our website and go to myInvolvement to register. Space is limited, so sign up soon! Registration ends May 21.

Job Search Success (online course)

Receive expert feedback on your cover letter and resume, and engage in activities that are relevant in today's diverse workplace. Think differently about your experiences and how your unique background can positively contribute to your job search. Cost: $20; non-refundable after course start date. Register now on myexperience.sfu.ca > Experiential Learning.

Effective Intercultural Communication (free online course)

Want to be a culturally competent and sought-after professional in today’s globalized workforce? This free self-paced online course gives you the opportunity to integrate theory and practice of understanding and navigating cultural differences at school or in the workplace, have an increased awareness of how your cultural influences can affect your intercultural interactions, know how to think differently about your experiences and about others’ experiences, as well as understand the impacts of colonialism on Indigenous cultures in Canada. Register now on myexperience.sfu.ca > Experiential Learning.

Accepting applications for the 2018 SFU Service Awards

SFU Service Awards recognize outstanding unpaid service to the University community and/or the community at large, leadership and volunteer work. Learn more about SFU Service Awards and if you have any questions, please contact faawards@sfu.ca. The on-line application is open and the deadline to submit all required supporting documentation is April 10.

Student Ambassasdors needed for May 8

The Burnaby Festival of Learning is looking for volunteers to support the SFU Exploration Day at SFU’s Burnaby campus on May 8. Apply now

Undergraduate Student Research Symposium

Come to SFU’s inaugural Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, April 6. The free one-day interdisciplinary event will take place at the Halpern Centre (Burnaby campus) with CBC journalist Susana da Silva acting as master of ceremonies. All members of the university community are invited to visit this showcase of five-minute presentations.

SFU Snap alerts

SFU has recently enhanced its crisis communications channels. Download the SFU Snap app and get emergency alerts on your phone. For more information, including how to enable phone notifications visit: www.sfu.ca/sfualerts

Study Abroad 101 Information Session

Study abroad and take courses on exchange at one of our 120+ partner universities which work toward your SFU degree. Applications for next exchange deadline NOW OPEN! Very limited space for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 (remaining spaces) available. More info. Exchange deadline: May 25. Follow along as we walk you through the process of how to apply for exchange.

Convocation June 12-15

Convocation Spring 2018 is June 12 - 15 in Convocation Mall with ceremonies at 9:45 am and 2:30 pm each day. A full schedule can be viewed online at www.sfu.ca/convocation/schedule

Job opportunities

SFU RECreation is hiring for all of our positions for the Aquatic Centre, Climbing Wall, Fitness Centre, Promotions team and Recreation Sports.  

Are you passionate about intercultural engagement, event and program planning, and working with students? International Services for Students is looking for team leaders and mentors, as well as a GCMP Coordinator

Special Lectures

Join KEY, SFU’s Big Data Initiative on April 18 when Mark Masongsong, CEO and Co-Founder of UrbanLogiq speaks on From Big Data to Smarter Government. Event Rooms 1300-1500, Segal Building, Vancouver campus.

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2018 March 19: Student Bulletin: Email migrating • Library to be open 24/7 • more

Simon Fraser University - engaging the world

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

SFU emails migrating in August

The university will be transitioning to SFU Mail from SFU Connect later this year. Staff and faculty are scheduled to migrate in April; student accounts are schedule to migrate in August, shortly before Fall term begins. Check the email migration website over the summer to keep updated.

Puppy therapy 12:00 - 2:00pm

April U-Pass BC available

Request the April U-Pass BC on the U-Pass BC website.
The 2018 Summer U-Pass BC exemption application will open on March 26 at 9:00am and the deadline to apply is May 11 at 4:30pm.

Easter closure March 30 and April 2

SFU classes are cancelled and offices are closed on March 30 and April 2, for Good Friday and Easter Monday.

SFSS Elections

Watch for the email from the SFSS and vote online March 20 to 22. See the candidates and referenda online (top menu, far right, click Elections).

Active Bystander Lunch and Learn

This workshop will explore sexual violence myths and misconceptions and support participants to identify potentially harmful situations and how to take action. Lunch included! March 28 from 12:00 - 1.30pm, Library 7200. 

Library

Bennett Library at the Burnaby campus will be open 24 hours every day from 8:00am Monday March 26 to midnight Monday April 23. 
Come to Late Night Against Procrastination with the Student Learning Commons March 28 4:30 - 11:30pm.

Accepting applications for the 2018 SFU Service Awards

SFU Service Awards recognize outstanding unpaid service to the University community and/or the community at large, leadership and volunteer work. Learn more about SFU Service Awards and if you have any questions, please contact faawards@sfu.ca. The on-line application is open and the deadline to submit all required supporting documentation is April 10.

Spring Social March 28

Celebrate the end of the term with free food, music, games and more at Burnaby and Surrey campuses on March 28.

Job Search Success (online course)

Receive expert feedback on your cover letter and resume, and engage in activities that are relevant in today's diverse workplace. Think differently about your experiences and how your unique background can positively contribute to your job search. Cost: $20; non-refundable after course start date. Register now on myexperience.sfu.ca > Experiential Learning.

Effective Intercultural Communication (free online course)

Want to be a culturally competent and sought-after professional in today’s globalized workforce? This free self-paced online course gives you the opportunity to integrate theory and practice of understanding and navigating cultural differences at school or in the workplace, have an increased awareness of how your cultural influences can affect your intercultural interactions, know how to think differently about your experiences and about others’ experiences, as well as understand the impacts of colonialism on Indigenous cultures in Canada. Register now on myexperience.sfu.ca > Experiential Learning.

Annual Non-Violence Day

Stand Together, March 21, 12:30-1:20pm. James Douglas Safe Study Area. Lots of free food. There will be a variety of student and staff speakers. It is part of a week of events starting Monday, March 19, in partnership with International Student Services. 

Undergraduate Student Research Symposium

Come to SFU’s inaugural Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 6. The one-day, interdisciplinary event will take place at the Halpern Centre (Burnaby campus), with CBC journalist Susana da Silva acting as master of ceremonies. All members of the university community are invited to visit this showcase of five-minute presentations. Attendance is free, but space is limited and registration is recommended. 

March 23-25: Vancouver South African Film Festival

SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs is proud to partner with the Vancouver South African Film Festival to present features and documentaries that explore South Africa's culture, history and politics.

Voices of Resilience: A Poetry Night

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month on campus, the Active Bystander Network is hosting an evening of poetry and spoken word performance on Wednesday, March 21 from 6:00 - 8:00pm at Higher Grounds Coffee Shop, Burnaby campus. 

P2L (Passport to Leadership) workshops available

Develop leadership skills, build self-awareness and learn effective interpersonal strategies by taking the Passport to Leadership program. Registration for Summer is now open and space is limited so sign up now! Visit myinvolvement.sfu.ca.

Open Enrollment March 26

Open enrollment (the time when course reserves begin to be lifted) starts at 8:00am on Monday March 26. Both go.sfu.ca and mySchedule will be offline from midnight through 7:59am that day in preparation. Make sure you have planned your courses and filled your enrollment shopping carts prior to Sunday night.

Hey Science majors!

Need some help with your future career? The Discover Your Science Career Workshop Series on March 20-22 features three workshops and a networking event just for you. For further details visit: SFU Eventbrite or Facebook.

Fall 2018 Residence applications are now open

When you live in SFU Residence, you join a community with a purpose – to help you thrive and achieve academic and personal success. Apply for Fall Residence and Housing.

Study Abroad 101 Information Session

Learn about exchanges and field school opportunities and find out what you need to consider to apply. March 27, 12:30 - 1:20pm, Blusson 9655, Burnaby campus. Next deadline is May 25, 2018. Applications will open in April. 
Check us out on Facebook @SFUStudyAbroad.We have special giveaways from our exchange partner institutions on Freebie Fridays, and post stories from past study abroad participants with #HumansofSFUStudyAbroad stories.

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Join Safety & Risk Services for Distracted Driving Awareness Month and learn what you can do to support driver and pedestrian safety. Check out the driving simulator and enter to win great prizes! 

SFU Fitness presents: Learn to Lift!

SFU Fitness is hosting a series of instructional workshops in March to teach members how to squat, bench, and deadlift. Sessions will run for two hours at the Fitness Centre in the Lorne Davies Complex (Burnaby campus), and will include tips on form, setting up the equipment, and performing the lift. 

Cultural XChange Days

Join the Global Engagement Student Committee and various other clubs in our week of events exchanging culture through food, music, dance, and panel discussions, March 19 - 23 in the James Douglas Safe Study Area and the Global Student Centre (AQ 2013), various times. All events are free.

Job opportunities

SFU RECreation is hiring for all of our positions for the Aquatic Centre, Climbing Wall, Fitness Centre, Promotions team and Recreation Sports.  

SFU Summer Camps is looking for Head Instructors, Instructors and Volunteers to work with our amazing camps this summer. 

Are you passionate about intercultural engagement, event and program planning, and working with students? International Services for Students is looking for team leaders and mentors, as well as a GCMP Coordinator

SFU Residence and Housing is hiring two new positions for Orientation Assistant and Grad Area Coordinators. Applications are due by March 20. 

Tour Guides needed for Student Central. Applications are currently up on myinvolvement.sfu.ca (Opportunity ID 4394), and are due on March 23. We are looking for friendly, welcoming SFU students who are at least one year into their studies. We hire a diverse team, representing different degree paths, activities, interests, etc. The minimum commitment is for 8 months, but most members of our team stay for multiple years and/or until they graduate.

Special Lectures

Join KEY, SFU’s Big Data Initiative on March 21, when Ajung Moon speaks on How do we innovate responsibly: algorithmic ethics for big data practitioners. ASB 10900, Burnaby campus.

On March 20 Dr. William Carroll of UVic will be presenting the 2018 Dallas Smythe Memorial Lecture on how we can transition to energy democracy. Reserve your free ticket now. Segal Centre, Vancouver campus, 7:00pm.

Columbia University professor Dr. Audra Simpson will speak on Savage States: Settler Governance in an Age of Sorrow on March 20 at 2:00pm in Halpern Room 114. On March 21 she will speak on Indigenous Women and Intellectual Traditions in Anthropology at 7:00pm at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Room 2555.

“Ports and waterfronts in metropolitan perspective” is a President’s Faculty Lecture by Peter V Hall. Surrey campus Room 2600 on April 5 at 5:30.

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2018 March 6: Student Bulletin: Puppies • Bannock • Job opportunities • more

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Puppy therapy 12:00 - 2:00pm

Bannock S’Mores

Wednesday March 7 from 12:00 - 2:00pm, the Indigenous Student Centre will be serving mini bannock with chocolate and marshmallows at the Convo Mall fire pits. We will also have the big powwow drum group drumming and singing and sharing the beauty and power of the big drum songs. We welcome all students.

SFU Fitness presents: Learn to Lift!

SFU Fitness is hosting a series of instructional workshops in March to teach members how to squat, bench, and deadlift. Sessions will run for two hours at the Fitness Centre in the Lorne Davies Complex (Burnaby campus), and will include tips on form, setting up the equipment, and performing the lift. 

Starry Night Headlamp Club

Lights out! Join us for an evening of climbing by headlamp and a chance to try the SFU designed augmented reality climbing game "Traverse". Headlamps are required for climbing/belaying so please bring your own! Free glow sticks with admission. Registration is $9 (members) and $14 (non-members). www.facebook.com/events/172260400073985/

Cultural XChange Days

Join the Global Engagement Student Committee and various other clubs in our week of events exchanging culture through food, music, dance, and panel discussions, March 19 - 23 in the James Douglas Safe Study Area and the Global Student Centre (AQ 2013), various times. All events are free.

March is Sexual Assault Awareness month at SFU

Find out what you can do to be part of creating a culture of consent by following #SFUSAAM and visiting www.sfu.ca/sexual-violence

Student writing contest deadline March 15

Do you have ideas to share about how to increase urban sustainability? Write an op-ed or a policy brief and submit it for your chance to win money and be published online. Submission deadline: March 15.

Looking for summer camps for kids?

SFU Recreation summer camps registration is now open: www.sfu.ca/camps/camps/summer.html

Job opportunities

SFU RECreation is hiring for all of our positions for the Aquatic Centre, Climbing Wall, Fitness Centre, Promotions team and Recreation Sports.  

SFU Summer Camps is looking for Head Instructors, Instructors and Volunteers to work with our amazing camps this summer. 

Are you passionate about intercultural engagement, event and program planning, and working with students? International Services for Students is looking for team leaders and mentors, as well as a GCMP Coordinator

Mini BIG Fair

The mini BIG Fair brings together SFU students and alumni with over 80 employers, not-for-profit organizations and educational institutions and is a chance to discover amazing opportunities. Wednesday, March 7, 10:00am - 3:00pm, Burnaby campus. 

Semester in Dialogue

The SFU Semester in Dialogue is a one-term, full-time interdisciplinary program designed to inspire students and encourage their passion for improving society. Twenty students are selected for each program through a rigorous application process. “We seek students interested in disciplinary and experiential breadth, and our admission criteria emphasize motivation, community engagement, and accomplishments in addition to academic achievement.” FAQs

  • Fall 2018: Semester at CityStudio - application deadline: March 15 

Study Abroad info session March 27

Attend Study Abroad 101 to discover the benefits and how to research a study abroad opportunity. Learn the answers to common questions: Am I eligible? Can I apply as a transfer student? What type of credits can I get? Is there financial aid available? Register online for the March 27 session (Blusson Hall, Burnaby campus).

Watch videos on Study Abroad, Exchange, and Field Schools for basic information on the Study Abroad 101 Video Series.

Free film screenings at SFU Gallery

Join SFU Gallery on select Tuesdays this term for free screenings of Indigenous Films. The series includes works by Indigenous artists created over the past three decades to better control or counter harmful depictions of Indigenous folks. 

Special Lectures

Join KEY, SFU’s Big Data Initiative for a new series of conversations with data visionaries on the leading edge, and discover how big data is making an impact in the world. The next conversation is March 7 and features Susan McGregor, on Accountability, Transparency, Responsibility: using data for journalism. On March 21, Ajung Moon speaks on How do we innovate responsibly: algorithmic ethics for big data practitioners. ASB 10900, Burnaby campus.

President’s Faculty Lecture: What Can Super-Seniors Tell Us About Healthy Aging and Genetics? Join Dr. Angela Brooks-Wilson on March 15 for this free public lecture discussing the lifestyles and genetics of “Super-Seniors.” RSVP. Burnaby Campus, Diamond Alumni Centre.

Please join us for the 2018 Ian Dyck Memorial Lecture on March 15 featuring University of Toronto’s professor Emerita Natalie Zemon Davis. Leo Africanus Discovers ‘Comedy’: A Sixteenth-Century Mediterranean Adventure. This lecture considers aspects of cultural crossing with a focus on the Arabic/Islamic and European traditions of theatre through the eyes of a North African who lived for a time in Renaissance Italy. Harbour Centre.

On March 20 Dr. William Carroll of UVic will be presenting the 2018 Dallas Smythe Memorial Lecture on how we can transition to energy democracy. Reserve your free ticket now. Segal Centre, Vancouver campus, 7:00pm.

Book launch March 29

Global Warming and the Sweetness of Life”, a book which combines ecological theory, political analysis, and the amazing work of political cartoonist, Joe Sacco, launches at Surrey campus on March 29 at 6:00pm.

June convocation ceremonies

Spring convocation ceremonies will be held June 12 through 15, at 9:45am and 2:30pm. A full schedule is online. 

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2018 February 19: Student Bulletin: Mini BIG Fairs • camp fire jamming •  speakers  • more

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

Found the right major yet?

February 20 and 22 - Talk to other students about how they found their major. Come join us at 7 Minute Majors. Simply drop by Student Central, MBC 3000, February 20 or 22 between 11:30am - 1:00pm. Refreshments will be served.

Mini BIG Fairs

Hosted by Career & Volunteer Services and the Beedie School of Business and bringing together SFU students and alumni with over 80 employers, not-for-profit organizations and educational institutions, the mini BIG Fair is a chance to discover amazing opportunities. For more information on how to prepare, please visit www.sfu.ca/fairs

  • Thursday, March 1 | 10:00am - 3:00pm | Surrey Campus 
  • Tuesday, March 6 | 10:00am - 3:00pm | Burnaby Campus 
  • Wednesday, March 7 | 10:00am - 3:00pm | Burnaby Campus 

Semester in Dialogue

The SFU Semester in Dialogue is a one-term, full-time interdisciplinary program designed to inspire students and encourage their passion for improving society. Twenty students are selected for each program through a rigorous application process. “We seek students interested in disciplinary and experiential breadth, and our admission criteria emphasize motivation, community engagement, and accomplishments in addition to academic achievement.” FAQs

  • Summer 2018: Urban Energy Futures - application deadline: February 23
  • Fall 2018: Semester at CityStudio - application deadline: March 15 

Camp fire jamming with Creative Collective

Play an instrument? Join Creative Collective and jam at the firepits in Convo Mall. There will be hot chocolate, instruments, and creative inspiration to keep you amped and motivated throughout the day. February 28, 10:00am - 2:00pm, Convo Mall, Burnaby campus.

Far from home but not alone

Studying in a new country can be isolating and stressful, without the right tools. Find support in a safe and inclusive space with Far From Home But Not Alone. Various dates on Surrey and Burnaby campuses.

Bunny Yoga

SFU Recreation is hosting Bunny Yoga on March 1: https://www.facebook.com/events/398874523905698/.

Brave New Work

SFU Public Square’s 2018 Community Summit, Brave New Work, invites us to consider how we can all thrive in the changing world of work. Individuals, businesses, governments, educational institutions, and civil society must collaborate to construct the future we want. From February 26 to March 7, we will convene diverse communities through a range of events and activities to provoke thinking and encourage solution-finding. We hope you'll join us.

Speaking of Dance: Vancouver & Toronto cultural scenes in the 1970s

Speaking of Dance is a free public dialogue and roundtable conversation about the world of dance contextualized through the lens of history, contemporary culture and society. Tuesday, February 20, 7:00 pm. SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings. Vancouver.

Workshop: Writing on the Screen

Writing on the Screen is an exclusive workshop for film critics, filmmakers, and film lovers, looking at the changing role of critical writing for magazines, newspapers and blogs – and the filmmaker’s role in the process. Instructor: Film critic, historian and feature writer David Spaner.

International Mother Language Day

Wednesday, February 21, Dr. Naghmeh Babaee will share the implications of her research on heritage language maintenance. WMC 1390 12:30-1:30pm, followed by student-led discussions of the role of the university in facilitating bilingual and multilingual development, etc. Register online

FCAT Undergraduate Conference March 9

Join a day of celebration and exploration at the 2018 FCAT Undergraduate Conference on March 9 3:00 - 7:00pm at Harbour Centre. Come and see the different ways FCAT students have applied the theme of sustainability to their projects. 

Urban Sustainability student writing contest

Do you have ideas to share about how to increase urban sustainability? Write an op-ed or a policy brief and submit it for your chance to win money and be published online! Submission deadline: March 15.

Breakfast with the President

President Andrew Petter is hosting 'Breakfast with the President' on March 7 8:30 - 9:30am. Open to faculty, staff and students, these events are an opportunity to share perspectives about university issues in an informal setting. Burnaby campus. Register online.

When students and communities work together

Come on out for a free night of inspiring project presentations and dialogue. The SFU Student Community Engagement Competition Awards Night will feature student-led teams competing for awards to help implement their innovative projects designed to engage community and have positive impact. Watch presentations, Q&A, and then take part in a dialogue designed to help you explore what Indigenization might mean in your own projects, activities, or work. Registration is free, but space is limited, so register today!

  • Burnaby: February 27, 5:30-9:00pm at Burnaby Neighbourhood House (South)
  • Surrey: March, 5:30-9:00pm at SFU Surrey Campus, Room 5240

Who will be the next Champion for a Healthy Campus Community?

Do you know a person, group, or program that is making an outstanding contribution to the health and well-being of the SFU community? Submit your nomination for the 2018 Champion for a Healthy Campus Community by February 23. 

Study Abroad

March 27, 12:30 - 1:20pm, Blusson 9655, Burnaby Campus: attend Study Abroad 101 to discover the benefits and how to research a study abroad opportunity. Learn the answers to common questions: Can I transfer credits to my degree? Can I fulfill WQB credits? Do the grades transfer back? Is there financial aid available? Register to attend. Watch videos on Study Abroad, Exchange, and Field Schools for basic information on the Study Abroad 101 Video Series.

2018 Field Schools

NATO Field School offers applied learning and directed practice in the areas of national security and defence as well as international cooperation and diplomacy. This Field School introduces students to civilian and military practitioners and how an international organization, such as NATO, manages internal and external complexity in its attempt to translate national interests and principles into policy and common policy into operations. Application Deadline: Thursday March 1. (rolling application reviews) *NEW DEADLINE*

Prague Humanities Field School provides around an eight week, in-depth study of European society and culture, history, literature, art, film and contemporary politics seen through the window of the Czech Republic. The program includes courses in language, film and art history, and political science, which are intended to enrich the three core field school courses. Application Deadline: February 19 at 10:00am *NEW DEADLINE*

Scotland: International Perspectives on Cybercrime Field School. There probably isn't another crime as international in scope as cybercrime, with each criminal event or series of events potentially affecting multiple jurisdictions. This Field School will explore the international aspects of cybercrime, along with international law enforcement and judicial responses. Application Deadline: February 20.

Exchange: The next deadline for limited Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 exchanges (remaining spaces) is May 25. (Applications will open in early April.) Research destinations and consider your possibilities studying abroad. 

Questions? First watch the Study Abroad 101 Video series, then book an appointment online for advising. 

Free film screenings at SFU Gallery

Join SFU Gallery on select Tuesdays this term for free screenings of Indigenous Films. The series includes works by Indigenous artists created over the past three decades to better control or counter harmful depictions of Indigenous folks. 

 

Peer educators wanted

Peer Education programs offer peer-to-peer education and outreach on campus. Learn how to support and educate your peers on a particular subject matter. Experience tailored training and personal and professional development in each program as Peer Educators. The programs recruiting for start dates in Summer or Fall 2018 are: Global Student Engagement Committee Peers, the Learning & Writing Peers, Sustainability Peers, Health Peers and the English as an Additional Language (EAL) Peers. Apply by Sunday March 4 at 11:59pm via myInvolvement.sfu.ca

Career and Volunteer Services is currently recruiting volunteer Career Peer Educators for the summer semester. It's a great opportunity for students from all faculties and backgrounds to develop their career related skills, educate others, and make new connections. We would greatly appreciate you sharing our promotions sometime in the next week, as the deadline is February 27.

Coordinated through the Sexual Violence Support and Prevention Office (SVSPO), the Active Bystander Network (ABN) is a opportunity for students to meet like minded peers and influence positive change by engaging in sexual violence prevention and education at SFU. Working with other ABN members, and supported by SVSPO staff, network members will receive training to plan, prepare, and deliver presentations, workshops and outreach initiatives that contribute to raising student understanding of the issues surrounding sexual violence. Application deadline is February 28.

Lectures

This year's SFU Public Square Community Summit is Brave New Work: How can we thrive in the changing world of work? The February 28 Summit keynote event, presented in partnership with Vancity, will be The New World of Work: Thriving or Surviving? Featuring Van Jones and Anne-Marie Slaughter, two leading commentators on the American economy, and moderated by the CBC’s Laura Lynch, the event explores the challenges ahead, and how these challenges might be addressed through green jobs, emergent industries, education and public policy. 

President’s Faculty Lecture: What Can Super-Seniors Tell Us About Healthy Aging and Genetics? Join Dr. Angela Brooks-Wilson on March 15 for this free public lecture discussing the lifestyles and genetics of “Super-Seniors.” RSVP. Burnaby Campus, Diamond Alumni Centre.

On March 20 Dr. William Carroll of UVic will be presenting the 2018 Dallas Smythe Memorial Lecture on how we can transition to energy democracy. Reserve your free ticket now. Segal Centre, Vancouver campus, 7:00pm.

This spring, join KEY, SFU’s Big Data Initiative for a new series of conversations with data visionaries on the leading edge, and discover how big data is making an impact in the world. This free series kicks off February 21 and features Chris Simpson, Chief Architect from Plenty of Fish, discussing how harnessing big data is like “Learning to Fly a Kite in a Hurricane.”

Guest historian Dr. Trevor Burnard of the University of Melbourne will be giving a Black History Month lecture February 20 at 6:30pm at SFU’s Vancouver campus. Drawing on a rich set of sources – the Fiscal and Protector of Slaves’ testimony from Berbice in the 1820s – that allow women to speak for themselves about what concerned and upset them, this deepens our understanding of both slavery and gender in Caribbean slave communities. Info and RSVP

AQ Plaza renewal project

A significant three-year project to renew the Academic Quadrangle Plaza will be commencing this month. As part of this project, areas around and between the AQ and the Cornerstone bus loop will be impacted due to construction, and the transportation and storage of materials. 

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2018 January 31: Student Bulletin: New Events Calendar • Thrive • How I Met My Major • more

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

New Events Calendar now live

What's going on today's on campus? Check out SFU's new events calendar to see what fairs, performances, games, lectures and more are happening on- and off-campus this week www.sfu.ca/events.

Thrive this week

Thrive Week is January 29 - February 2. #SFUThrive is about taking action to create positive well-being at SFU and beyond.

Remember that as a member of the SFU community, there's a ton of workshops, programs and groups that are free to join. Led by Health and Counselling's team of counsellors and doctors, they are an effective way for you to learn skills and tools for managing the issues that impact your daily life. 

Found the right major yet?

  • February 1, 2 and 7 - Find the right major for you! Log in to register for How I Met My Major, select "How I Met My Major" from the program drop-down menu.
  • February 20 and 22 - Talk to other students about how they found their major. Come join us at 7 Minute Majors. Simply drop by Student Central, MBC 3000, February 20 or 22 between 11:30am - 1:00pm. 
  • Refreshments will be served at both these events.

Restorative Justice

In our Restorative Justice Certificate program, 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. If you’re not ready to apply for the Restorative Justice Certificate, you’re welcome to take individual courses one at a time when space is available.

Free film screenings at SFU Gallery

Join SFU Gallery on select Tuesdays this term for free screenings of Indigenous Films. The series includes works by Indigenous artists created over the past three decades to better control or counter harmful depictions of Indigenous folks. 

Join an outdoor art tour

Take a lunchtime walking tour of the Public Art seen outdoors, from the SFU Art Collection, and discuss their attendant histories and ideas, on February 9 from 12:30 - 1:30pm. Meet at the SFU Gallery, AQ 3004. www.facebook.com/events/1978919625662613/

Job Search Success online course

This job search writing and intercultural communication course will help you improve your resume and cover letters while learning how to communicate in today’s multicultural workplace. The cost is $20, non-refundable after course start date. Spring dates: February 5 - March 5. Sign up for Job Search Success on myexperience.sfu.ca > Experiential Learning > Events Calendar. 

Bonus: you will also receive tips on your intercultural communication skills and receive recognition on your Co-Curricular Record.

Student representative needed

The Committee for the Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy seeks new members from the University community. Currently there is an opening for the student representative. The Committee seeks a membership broadly representative of SFU's diversity. See www.sfu.ca/sterlingprize. Please send an email indicating your interest to Sharon Eng, Assistant to the Sterling Committee, at vpacad@sfu.ca, with subject line 'Student Rep, Sterling Committee'. A short note indicating the basis for your interest is helpful. The committee will meet beginning in the week of February 19, and generally meets 3 - 6 times. Hence the time required for meetings is not onerous, but additional time is required for the perusal of the nominations and the appended materials.

Earn on campus

All SFU students are welcome to participate in SFU Economics CRABE Lab research in the West Mall Complex. These sessions consist of simple decision tasks where your decisions earn you money. And you'll be contributing to research projects run by faculty and graduate students in the Economics Department. New experiments are added monthly, allowing for many opportunities to participate.

Sessions range from 30 min to 2 hours, and you can register for any session that fits your schedule. Experiments are ongoing throughout the year. All you have to do is sign up, show up, complete simple tasks, and get paid! You receive $7 for arriving on time to the session, and an additional payment ($15-20 per hour) for participation. Please sign up at: i.sfu.ca/XLjdHq

Live, Work, Study - Residence and Housing is Hiring Students

Looking for a great and flexible job on campus? Check out the Community Advisor and Student Conference Coordinator positions in the SFU Residences. These positions will help you get involved on campus, meet new people, develop valuable professional and interpersonal skills, and are flexible around your academic schedule so you can continue to be an excellent student! Please visit our website to learn more and apply: at.sfu.ca/CsFgNF.

Peer educators wanted

Peer Education programs offer peer-to-peer education and outreach on campus. Learn how to support and educate your peers on a particular subject matter. Experience tailored training and personal and professional development in each program as Peer Educators. The programs recruiting for start dates in Summer or Fall 2018 are: Career Peers, the Global Student Engagement Committee Peers, the Learning & Writing Peers, Sustainability Peers, Health Peers and the English as an Additional Language (EAL) Peers. Apply by Sunday March 4 at 11:59pm via myInvolvement.sfu.ca

Athletics

Join us as our women's basketball team celebrates our campus diversity at a pair of home games February 1 & 3 in the West Gym beginning at 7:00pm. Presented by the SFU Bookstore & Spirit Shop, "Celebrate Diversity" is an initiative driven by our student-athletes. These games will showcase different types of diversity, including age, race, culture, religion and more. T-shirts with an SFU rainbow-coloured logo will be given away to fans, individuals will be encouraged to write a message on an inclusion wall in the West Gym, and there will be information booths from a variety of campus groups. Thursday's game (February 1) will feature performances by University Highlands choir, Bolllywood Club, Giddha Club, SFU Highland Dancers, and SFU Athletics Dance Team.

Save Saturday February 17 on your calendars for the basketball double header in the West Gym where we will showcase the boy band Hickelstock and invite fans to win $500 in our Fly To Win paper airplane contest.

Lectures

Thursday, February 1, 3:00-5:00pm, Dr. Craig Keating will talk about FLASHPOINT: Tweeting at Windmills: Trump, America and the New Middle East, SFU Vancouver (Harbour Centre) Room 1900, No registration required. Tickets will be issued outside Room 1900 from 2:00pm on the day of the event. A suggested $10 contribution will be welcomed.

Sold-out event offers a live web-cast:  In Conversation with Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus. The Bangladeshi economist, microfinancing pioneer and founder of the grassroots Grameen Bank, will be at our Vancouver campus to discuss his life’s work and his vision for "A World of Zero Poverty" on Monday, February 5, 8:00 - 10:00am.

This year's SFU Public Square Community Summit is Brave New Work: How can we thrive in the changing world of work? The February 28 Summit keynote event, presented in partnership with Vancity, will be The New World of Work: Thriving or Surviving? Featuring Van Jones and Anne-Marie Slaughter, two leading commentators on the American economy, and moderated by the CBC’s Laura Lynch, the event explores the challenges ahead, and how these challenges might be addressed through green jobs, emergent industries, education and public policy. 

Relay for Life

Relay for Life cancer fundraiser will be on Burnaby campus on Friday, March 2, from 4:30-10:30pm. See the official Relay-for-Life website or email the SFU chair

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2018 January 15: Student Bulletin: Tuition due • U-Pass • Study Abroad • more

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

February U-Pass BC

The February U-Pass BC will be available on the U-Pass BC website starting Tuesday, January 16.

Recreation trial week is coming

TRIAL WEEK IS COMING! January 22-26 try all of our registered recreation programs FOR FREE!

Tuition due Tuesday, January 16

Fees for Spring 2018 are due Tuesday, January 16. For more information on how to pay fees, please see: www.sfu.ca/students/fees/howtopay.html. 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. Looking for deadlines? See www.sfu.ca/students/deadlines.html.

Fair Trade Social

Socialize with fellow students and Fair Trade Ambassadors over drinks (19+). Wednesday, January 24, 5:30-7:30pm in Halpern 114. Free. 

Solo Social - an introvert-friendly event

Being social can be draining. Join Health & Counselling in a no-pressure, calm environment where you can connect with something fun in a mindful space designed especially for introverts. Swing by, take a break, connect, and regenerate from Jan 22 to 24 at all three campuses: sfu.ca/students/solosocial.

Venture prize competition

Calling all SFU entrepreneurs and changemakers! Pitch your startup idea or venture in front of a panel of industry experts and get the chance to win up to $60K in prizes. Applications for the Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize competition are due by January 21, 11:59pm. For more info, visit bit.ly/ventureprize2018.

Registrar and Information Services counter

Planning to visit Registrar and Information Services? Check our office hours. If you're on Burnaby campus, you can text “sfu burnaby” to 778.383.7663 and 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.

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.

Health and Counselling programs

As a member of the SFU community, there's a ton of workshops, programs and groups that are free to join. Led by our team of counsellors and doctors, they are an effective way for you to learn skills and tools for managing the issues that impact your daily life. 

OLC is looking for a few good people

Our Learning Community is hiring for multiple positions in the upcoming Spring term. If you have a passion for web development, writing, UX design, storytelling, multimedia or editing, apply to join our team! www.sfu.ca/olc/hiring.

Student volunteer opportunity

Interested in a career in safety and security? Come volunteer with the Student Safety Engagement Program! i.sfu.ca/NFyhzP.

Need to see a Financial Aid and Awards advisor?

If you can't find an answer to your question through our updated FA&A 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 above, please schedule an appointment by calling 778-782-6930.

Sustainable Communities Conference January 27

On Saturday, January 27 from 9:00am-4:00pm, come enjoy a wonderful conference and networking opportunity with current industry professionals for just $15 (lunch included). Speakers from institutions like Pivot Legal Society and Energy Redesign will be there, so don’t miss your chance to experience this awesome day! www.facebook.com/SCCSFU/

Passport to Leadership 1 registration open for spring

Passport to Leadership is a series of interactive workshops introducing students to basic leadership skills, delivered by dynamic staff facilitators. Participants who successfully complete the program receive a certificate recognizing their completion and recognition on their Co-Curricular Record. Registration for the Spring session is open on myinvolvement.sfu.ca.

Map the System 2018 

After winning 1st place in the international competition in 2017, SFU is once again participating in 2nd annual Map the System Challenge (formerly the Oxford Global Challenge). We're looking for SFU students to participate around issues they're passionate about! Deadline to register is now January 22. 

President’s Faculty Lecture January 31

Dr. Yuezhi Zhao is an award-winning professor at SFU’s School of Communication who has published extensively on the cultural, economic and social impacts of global communication. On January 31 she will be speaking at SFU's Harbour Centre Campus on China's "Belt and Road Initiative:" A Critical Communication Perspective. Don't miss this timely presentation. Free to RSVP: i.sfu.ca/tmirwM. On Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/149709695687109/

Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA)

The USRAs are granted to undergraduate students working in a research capacity with an academic supervisor in a university setting for a 16 week duration. Contact the Dean of Grad Studies office.

Indigenous Film and Resurgence on Tuesdays

Join us for a new semester-long project at SFU Gallery lead by Dr. June Scudeler in which you are invited to have soup and watch Indigenous films in the gallery as part of a course. Screenings are open to the public to be followed by a closed class only for registered students. www.facebook.com/events/1424439921000015/

2017 Champions Reception January 16

Setting a positive and supportive tone in the classroom can go a long way in helping students feel welcome and at ease. This year, SFU recognizes a Champion at SFU who has done exactly that. Register now to attend: www.sfu.ca/healthycampuscommunity/champions. January 16, 3:30pm - 5:00pm at Diamond Alumni Centre.

Study Abroad

You've seen the "WHERE DO YOU WANT TO STUDY?" posters and now it's time to check out what Study Abroad at SFU is all about.

The exchange deadline is coming up on January 25 for Summer 2018, Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 exchanges (including short-term summer programs). Check your eligibility and explore over 120 partner institution destinations available in 40+ countries. Then view the instructional videos and begin your application.

Full-time exchanges and field schools questions? First watch the Study Abroad 101 Video series, then book an appointment online for advising. 

There are seven Summer 2018 Field Schools that are SFU course(s) led by an SFU professor abroad. Check out details on eligibility and applications on each respective field school website:

  • Berlin School for the Contemporary Arts Field School at.sfu.ca/RnaCHs. Info Session: Wednesday January 17 at 3:30pm - SFU Goldcorp Room 2205, Vancouver Campus
  • Hellenic Studies: Greece Field School at.sfu.ca/HXIuoz. Info Session: Friday January 19 at 12:30pm - Global Student Centre AQ 2013.1
  • Indonesia: Environmental and Ecological Education Field School at.sfu.ca/yPpiEj. Info Session: Wednesday January 24 at 12:30pm - Global Student Centre AQ 2013.1
  • NATO Field School: Italy, Belgium, Latvia at.sfu.ca/dkorGq. Info Session: Tuesday January 23 at 11:30am - Robert C Brown Hall room 7100
  • Portugal Bioarchaeology Field School at.sfu.ca/RXBEdu. No further info sessions currently scheduled. Please check the program page for any further information.
  • Prague Humanities Field School at.sfu.ca/YMaoHH. Info Session: Tuesday January 16 at 10:00am - Global Student Centre AQ 2013.1
  • Scotland: International Perspectives on Cybercrime Field School at.sfu.ca/NnFjXx. Info Session: Monday January 29 at 12:30pm - Global Student Centre AQ 2013.1

Please do not forward your SFU email account

Some students have forwarded their SFU emails to another email account. Obviously, you received this bulletin, but if any of your friends are not seeing it then they will also not receive various snow anouncements, deadline reminders, etc. Urge them to check the email address they have entered in connect.sfu.ca and to check their email regularly.

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2017 December 21: Student Bulletin: welcome back • U-Pass • study abroad • 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 fun, games and free food!

  • January 3 - 5 (Burnaby)
  • January 3 - 5 (Surrey), and
  • January 4 (Vancouver)

January U-Pass BC available

  • The January U-Pass BC is currently available on the U-Pass BC website. February’s will be available January 16.
  • The 2018 Spring U-Pass BC exemption application deadline is January 9 at 4:30pm. Please visit SFU U-Pass BC.

Register your Compass Card

Register your Compass Card so if you lose it and it’s returned to SFU, your card may be returned to you. (Check your SFU email.) That’s in addition to balance protection and other benefits.

Spring deadlines

Student ID cards

Are you a new student needing an SFU ID Card? Visit the pop-up ID centre at MBC 1302, open until Tuesday, January 16. As of January 17, visit Registrar and Information Services (MBC 3200). 

Registrar and Information Services counter

Planning to visit Registrar and Information Services? Check our office hours. If you're on Burnaby campus, you can text “sfu burnaby” to 778.383.7663 and 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.

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.

OLC is looking for a few good people

Our Learning Community is hiring for multiple positions in the upcoming Spring term. If you have a passion for web development, writing, UX design, storytelling, multimedia or editing, apply to join our team! www.sfu.ca/olc/hiring.

Student volunteer opportunity

Interested in a career in safety and security? Come volunteer with the Student Safety Engagement Program! i.sfu.ca/NFyhzP.

Dining Services spring meal plan

Have you signed up for a Spring Meal Plan? Check out the five and seven day meal plan options and get all-you-care-to-eat dining at the Dining Hall by Residence 24 hours a day from January to April.  Download and complete your Meal Plan Form and drop it off at the Residence and Housing office. Pay once, dine all term.

Job Search Success online course

This professional job search writing and intercultural communication course will help you improve your resume and cover letter while learning how to communicate in today’s multicultural workplace. The online course is $20 and will give you expert feedback on your professional writing. Register now on myexperience.sfu.ca > Experiential Learning.

Effective Intercultural Communication

This is a free self-paced online learning opportunity that provides interactive lessons on intercultural communication. Leaving this course you will: have an increased awareness of how your cultural influences can affect your intercultural interactions, know how to think differently about your experiences and about others’ experiences, as well as understand the impacts of colonialism on Indigenous cultures in Canada. Register now on myexperience.sfu.ca > Experiential Learning.

Passport to Leadership 1 & 2 registration open for Spring

Passport to Leadership is a series of interactive workshops introducing students to basic leadership skills. Participants who successfully complete the program receive a certificate recognizing their completion and recognition on their Co-Curricular Record. Registration for the Spring session is open on myinvolvement.sfu.ca.

Study Abroad

Study Abroad 101 Thursday, January 11, 11:30am - 12:20pm. Join us for a talk on the various programs, eligibility, and considerations for costs and funding, while we also debunk some common exchange myths. Where do you want to study? Register.

Details on how to apply for an Exchange are posted in video tutorials under Exchange Applications. Apply now for Summer 2018, Fall 2018, and Spring 2019 Exchanges to study abroad!

Summer 2018 Field Schools - join us for an information session in January:

Mentor Meet

Got inspired recently? Discuss your latest start-up idea with a business pro at @SFUVC’s free #MentorMeet. Check here for more info: bit.ly/MentorMeet.

Career and Volunteer Services

  • Headstart is designed to help you make the most of your SFU experience, and give you a head start on taking smart steps towards your life and career dreams. Topics are: exploring your career possibilities, turning ideas into opportunities, and crafting a resume.  For students with fewer than 60 credits. Register on myInvolvement by January 17.
  • If you have questions about what types of careers you might like to pursue, or how to craft a resume or online presence, and would like an opportunity to practice interview skills and develop effective work search techniques, the Classroom to Career series will set you up for success.  Offered at all three campuses, this program is for students with 60+credits.  Career uncertainty is normal. Action is invaluable. Register on myInvolvement by January 17. 

Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA)

The USRA's are granted to undergraduate students working in a research capacity with an academic supervisor in a university setting for a 16 week duration. Contact the Dean of Grad Studies office.

NCAA Basketball

SFU is Canada’s NCAA team. Students receive free admission to men’s and women's basketball games in the West Gym. Upcoming promotions: January 9, 7:00pm - Free Courtside Haircuts; January 25, 7:00pm - Whiteout t-shirt giveaway.

2017 Champions Reception January 16

Setting a positive and supportive tone in the classroom can go a long way in helping students feel welcome and at ease. This year, SFU recognizes a Champion at SFU who has done exactly that. Register now to attend: www.sfu.ca/healthycampuscommunity/champions. January 16 3:30pm to 5:00pm at Diamond Alumni Centre.

Extreme weather

Throughout the winter, check out the tips on the SFU Severe Weather page and get the latest information before you travel:

  • Class and campus status updates at SFU.ca and on Twitter @SFU.
  • Road and weather conditions on the SFU Road Report page.
  • Transit and bus services - follow Translink on Twitter @Translink or subscribe to Transit Alerts for status updates. (Translink has announced four 145 buses will be equipped with Kevlar “tire socks” when the weather warrants, in addition to the full fleet being equipped with snow-rated tires.) 

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2017 December 4: Bulletin: Dining Hall open all December • SFU holiday video • more

Simon Fraser University - engaging the world

Dining Hall is open all December

On campus between terms? The Dining Hall will be open for dinner at 5:00pm on December 18 and open for brunch and dinner December 19 - 31 inclusive.

  • Brunch available 10:00am - 2:00pm ($7.00)
  • Dinner available 5:00-7:00pm ($10.75)
  • or get the Holiday Meal Plan for all 13-1/2 days for $205 by signing up at the Dining Hall.

January 1 is the start of the Spring Meal Plan. 

Library open 24/7 to students until December 17

Bennett Library (Burnaby Campus) will be open 24 hours every day (some restrictions apply) until 10:00pm Sunday December 17. It then returns to regular hours through December 24, and will reopen January 2.

Winter weather

While you’re away, check the webcams (and the road and weather conditions) at the SFU Road Report, and remember to check out the tips on the SFU Severe Weather page.

Holiday closure

University offices will be closed from December 25 - January 1, and will reopen January 2.

 

And we will leave you with the SFU holiday video.

SFU wishes you Happy Holidays with sparklers

 

Student Services
Burnaby | Surrey | Vancouver

 

2017 November 14: Student Bulletin: Library 24/7 • Smackdown • Winter Warm-up • more

Simon Fraser University - engaging the world

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

Library open 24/7 to students

Bennett Library at the Burnaby Campus will be open 24 hours every day until 10:00pm Sunday December 17.

United Way on campus

  • The Book Sale will be held at the Burnaby campus Nov 21, 22, and 23. Dates TBA for Surrey and Vancouver.
  • The Great SFU Bake-Off is Monday November 27 in the Saywell Hall Atrium, 12:00 noon until 1:30pm.
  • Smackdown! Come watch your professors fervently debate each other on silly topics Tuesday November 28 from 3:30-4:30pm in the Diamond Family Auditorium on the Burnaby campus. By donation.

7th Annual Winter Warm-up

Join us as we celebrate the season with holiday treats, hot chocolate, entertainment, and a variety of fun activities at all three campuses. (Check out the Ugly Holiday Sweater contests!)

  • Surrey campus: Tuesday, November 28
  • Vancouver campus: Wednesday, November 29 (also Puppy Therapy)
  • Burnaby campus: Thursday, November 30

Extreme weather

Throughout the winter, check out the tips on the SFU Severe Weather page and get the latest information before you travel:

  • Class and campus status updates at SFU.ca and on Twitter @SFU.
  • Road and weather conditions on the SFU Road Report page.
  • Transit and bus services - follow Translink on Twitter @Translink or subscribe to Transit Alerts for status updates. (Translink has announced four 145 buses will be equipped with Kevlar “tire socks” when the weather warrants, in addition to the full fleet being equipped with snow-rated tires.) 

December U-Pass BC available Thursday

  • The December U-Pass BC will be available on the U-Pass BC website starting on November 16.
  • The 2018 Spring U-Pass BC exemption application will open on November 27 at 9:00am and the deadline to apply is January 9, 2018 at 4:30pm.
  • (November 21 - 23 the SFSS will hold a referendum on whether you want to extend the U-Pass program. Vote.)

Register your Compass Card

Register your Compass Card so if you lose it and it’s returned to SFU, your card may be returned to you. (Check your SFU email.) That’s in addition to balance protection and other benefits.

SFSS Winter Craft Fair

The SFSS Winter Craft Fair will be November 28 - December 1 in the AQ North Concourse.

Buyback

SFU Bookstore buy back starts December 6 on the Burnaby campus.

Therapy Dogs

Puppy Therapy is back starting November 15. Therapy Dogs and volunteers from St. John Ambulance will be joining us to help ease exam stress with canine connection and cuddles.

Free flu clinics to November 16

As part of a pilot program this year, flu vaccinations are FREE for all SFU students, staff, faculty, and contractors. Beat the flu and get a flu shot at Health & Counselling’s upcoming Flu Clinics and keep our campus community healthy.

Spring 2018 Civic Innovation Change Lab - *a few spots left*

Change Lab programs have been running at SFU since 2011. These unique, once-in-a-degree studio programs present students with an intensive opportunity to hone their skills at developing practical solutions to real-world challenges. Civic Innovation Change Lab is the newest addition to the Change Lab portfolio. The interdisciplinary program - which is open to SFU undergrads from all backgrounds - will focus on the themes related to Urban Economic Resilience: including the future of work, economic segregation/isolation and entrepreneurial resilience. RADIUS is excited to be delivering this program in partnership with City Studio Vancouver, the Beedie School of Business and SFU Semester in Dialogue.

Global Talent Night Friday

Join us in celebrating our community's diversity and culture on Friday, November 17. Audience will have the opportunity to win some awesome prizes in our raffle draw. Global Talent Night is FREE and open to everyone at SFU, but registration for this event is MANDATORY. Please get your free tickets via Eventbrite: at.sfu.ca/lrDGHA

Global Potluck Thursday, November 23

Global Student Centre and University Christian Ministries are hosting a potluck on the day of American Thanksgiving, November 23, at 5:00pm in AQ 2013. There will be board games from all around the world. Please bring a home dish to share with your fellow students. Everyone is welcome!

Coffee Philanthropy Day is Wednesday

The ever-generous owners of the Renaissance Café are once again donating 100% of sales from 7:00am - 12:00 noon on Wednesday November 15 to the Parminder & Kamaljit Parhar Endowment in support of SFU students on National Philanthropy Day. Treat yourself to a drink, snack or their 'Coffee Day Special' of a slice of banana bread and small latte for $5.

Become a Career Peer

Volunteering to become a Career Peer is a chance to explore areas of your interest: facilitate workshops, attend special events, write blog articles or help create marketing campaigns! Don't miss out, apply by November 19.

Passport to Leadership 1 & 2 registration open for Spring 2018

Passport to Leadership is a series of interactive workshops introducing students to basic leadership skills. Participants who successfully complete the program receive a certificate recognizing their completion and recognition on their Co-Curricular Record. Registration for the Spring session is open on myinvolvement.sfu.ca.

SFU Vancouver Open Learning Week – November 15-21

Discover and explore a world of learning with SFU Vancouver’s Open Learning Week, featuring over 15 events and 3 gallery exhibits.

Study Abroad

Study Abroad 101 on Facebook Live! Thursday, November 30, 11:30am - 12:20pm. Join us online @SFUStudyAbroad for an in-depth overview of your study abroad options. Find out what to think about when considering your best fit for studying abroad. Register.

Exchange Applications for Summer 2018, Fall 2018, and Spring 2019 are open. Study abroad!

Summer 2018 Field Schools:

Free Film screening at SFU Woodward's

Window Horses, an animated film by Ann Marie Fleming showing Thursday, November 16, 6:30pm.

SCA Faculty Series | nómadas

Henry Daniel's latest work, nómadas, is an audio/video installation and live performance that takes inspiration from the current large-scale movements of bodies across international spaces. November 22 - December 2. Student tickets: $7.

Hate Crimes: what are they and how to report them?

The RCMP/Transit Police Community Outreach will lead a brief presentation on: What constitutes a hate crime in Canada? The presentation will cover reporting, identification of risk, actions to mitigate risk, and how to get help. 12:30-1:30pm, 22 November, James Douglas Safe Study Area (in front of AQ2013).

Programs for your health and well-being

Health and Counselling Services has programs and workshops to positively influence your health and well-being. From mindfulness meditation to support for students far from home, check out our list.

Wells Hill

Dance, Glenn Gould, Marshall McLuhan. Exclusive preview for the SFU Community on November 23, 8:00pm with discounted tickets thanks to the support of DanceHouse and SFU's School for the Contemporary Arts. Please note there are a limited number of tickets, so book yours soon. To unlock the tickets enter this code: SFUSCA

Data Visionaries lecture series

Data visionaries are on the leading-edge, discovering new ways to transform vast and complex data into stories, solutions and knowledge that will shape and reshape our world. Join us for a series of conversations for the final four lecturers: Greg Mori, Michel Vetterli, Margaret-Anne Storey and Wendy Chun.

Life and Death of the Russian Revolution lecture

With this year marking the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, world-renowned scholar UC Berkeley's Jane K. Sather Professor of History Yuri Slezkine will give a lecture Friday, December 1, as part of the Rise of Extremism series.

Map the System 2018 - Info Session November 16

After winning 1st place in the international competition in 2017, SFU is once again participating in 2nd annual Map the System Challenge (formerly the Oxford Global Challenge). We're looking for SFU students to participate around issues they're passionate about! Facebook event page.

Public Square November 15

How will universities adapt to the issues students face? On November 15, join SFU Public Square, SFU Vancouver and SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement to discuss the future of learning with Co-Founder and Executive Director of Ashoka U, Marina Kim and SFU’s Faculty of Education Dean, Kris Magnusson.

Discounted tickets for a great holiday tradition

Bah Humbug! Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol comes to life in modern-day east Vancouver: be part of SFUW Holiday tradition December 7-16. Members of the SFU community can access discounted tickets when booking online with discount code SFUBH2017.

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Happy holidays!

Student Services
Burnaby | Surrey | Vancouver

 

2017 October 25: Student Bulletin: free flu shots • #MadebySFU • book sale • more

Simon Fraser University - engaging the world

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

Share your thoughts on academic integrity

Join an Academic Integrity focus group and receive a $10 gift card. Sign up before midnight October 31 at websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/292819934. Focus groups will be held at Burnaby, Surrey and Vancouver November 7, 8 and 9 respectively.

Win $500 Paper Airplane Contest

Dig Pink & Fly to Win $500 Paper Airplane Contest on November 2, 7:00pm in the West Gym. Women's Volleyball vs Alaska Anchorage. More info: athletics.sfu.ca

#MadeBySFU

Do you have a business (side hustle or project) making and selling products? We want YOU to apply to #MadeBySFU, and potentially see your products stocked in SFU bookstores! Apply by November 1. www.sfu.ca/io/venture/venture-connection/program-overview/madebysfu.html

Fee waived for flu shots

This year at the 2017 Health and Counselling Flu Clinics only, the $20 fee for the paid flu shot (for those that are not eligible for the free MSP shot) will be waived for SFU students, staff, faculty and contractors. This change is a pilot this year and only while supplies last. Made possible with the collaboration of Human Resources, and Safety and Risk Services. Get the flu shot and keep our campus community healthy! 

November U-Pass BC

Remember to request your November U-Pass BC on the U-Pass BC website. The December U-Pass BC will be available starting on November 16. 

(On November 21 - 23 the SFSS will hold a referendum on whether you want to extend the U-Pass program. bit.ly/SFSSRefUPass2017)

Register your Compass Card

Register your Compass Card so if you lose it and it’s returned to SFU, your card may be returned to you. That’s in addition to balance protection and other benefits.

mySchedule

Did you know that mySchedule can create the quickest conflict-free schedule? Check it out.

Free Film screenings at SFUW downtown

North of 49: SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs is thrilled to be partnering with the Vancouver International Film Festival and Telefilm Canada to screen four outstanding productions, October 27, November 9 and 16, 2017 and January 18, 2018. 

Discounted tickets for a great holiday tradition

Bah Humbug! Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol comes to life in modern-day east Vancouver, take advantage of the early bird discount tickets and be part of SFUW Holiday tradition December 7-16.

Job Search Success course

This online professional writing and intercultural communication course runs October 30 - November 27. Improve your resume and cover letter while learning how to communicate in today's multicultural workplace. The course takes 1-2 hours per week and is open for four weeks. Space is limited so please only join in if you are willing to fully participate. Cost: $20; non-refundable after the start of the course. Register now on myexperience.sfu.ca.

Are you being phished?

To help you identify phishing emails and stay safe online, we've developed a short course in Canvas. It takes 5-10 minutes to complete and is open to anyone in the University community with an active SFU Computing ID. Visit canvas.sfu.ca/enroll/6AL99D. Remember, departments within SFU, including IT Services, will never ask for passwords by email or telephone.

$1,000 grand prize will be awarded

The annual Undergraduate Student Survey is now open. Check your SFU email account for a personal survey invitation from the Office of Institutional Research and Planning. It's confidential and takes about 10-15 minutes to complete using a computer or mobile device. All participants are eligible to enter a draw for one of eight great cash prizes: a $1,000 grand prize, two prizes of $250 each, and five prizes of $100 each.

Community Engagement Competition

What change would YOU make if you had $3,000 to engage your community? The SFU Student-Community Engagement Competition is open now – apply today! The deadline for both registration and idea submission is December 1.

Become a Peer Educator for spring 2018

Now accepting applications for four programs: Active Living Peers, Career Peers, Global Student Engagement Committee Peers, and Learning & Writing Peers. Applications close November 5. Check for detailed descriptions and application instructions. Visit www.sfu.ca/students/get-involved/groups/peer-education.html and apply before 11:59 pm on Sunday November 5 via myInvolvement.sfu.ca. Get involved; the opportunities are endless.

7 Minute Majors

Haven't found a program that's right for you yet? Meet several programs in one place! Join us, enjoy some light refreshments, and chat with experienced peers from a variety of departments as you move from major to major with a small group of fellow students:
 * Tuesday October 31st, 2:30pm - 3:20pm (AQ 4140)
 * Wednesday November 1st, 2:30pm - 3:20pm (AQ 4140)

Free assistance at Student Learning Commons

The Student Learning Commons (SLC) offers expert and friendly help with academic writing, learning, and study strategies in an environment of collaboration, discussion, and peer learning. See their list of writing workshops, etc

Free resume review and more

Do you know that you can access Career and Volunteer Services at SFU for free? We can review your resume or online presence, and sharpen up your interview skills to help you make the most of your work search. Book an appointment with us to gain clarity on your future. Call: 778-782-3106 or email: careers@sfu.ca. Sign up for our newslettervolunteer, visit us in MBC 0300. We can help!

Global Student Centre

Programs for your health and well-being

Health and Counselling Services has programs and workshops to positively influence your health and well-being. From mindfulness meditation to support for students far from home, check out our list.

United Way Book Sale

The United Way Book Sale will be held at the Burnaby campus November 21, 22, and 23. 

Smackdown (United Way benefit)

Come and watch professors debate each other on silly topics. United Way Smackdown is Tuesday, November 28 from 3:30-4:30pm in the Diamond Family Auditorium on the Burnaby campus. By donation. Save the date!

President’s Dream Colloquium

President’s Dream Colloquium this term is on Women in Technology. The next lecture is Gender and Bias in Algorithmic Design on Thursday October 26 on the Vancouver campus. Please reserve your seat online.

Russian interference?

On November 7, world-renowned espionage expert and MI-5 historian Dr. Christopher Andrew will discuss the possibility of Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election and how Russian intelligence operations might have sought to influence the election results. Register today!

Data Visionaries lecture series

Data visionaries are on the leading-edge, discovering new ways to transform vast and complex data into stories, solutions and knowledge that will shape and reshape our world. Join us for a series of conversations as we explore and critically examine the possibilities and real world impact of data in our future. Next lectures are October 25 and November 1.

Travel (or be a buddy)

  • GPS Buddy Program — How can you have an intercultural experience on campus? Apply for a one-term commitment to welcoming an incoming exchange/study abroad student to SFU for Spring. Help with their transition and develop global friendships through this program. Visit the website for eligibility and then apply to become an SFU GPS Buddy. Application deadline: Monday, October 30.
  • Application for Short-Term Summer 2018 Programs are now open. Consider a Short-Term Summer Program to experience the immersion of an exchange in a condensed program over the summer period. Programs last from 1-10 weeks in duration. Search "Summer (Short-term)" for detailed program information.
  • Applications for Full-Term Exchange Programs (Summer 2018, Fall 2018 and Spring 2019) are now open. Consider living in another region/country for a full exchange term in the upcoming academic year. Check your eligibility, research your choice of SFU's 120+ partner institutions and apply for an exchange. Application deadline: January 25, 2018.
  • Study Abroad 101 Information Session November 2, 11:30am - 12:30pm, Saywell 10061, Burnaby campus. Attend to discover the benefits and how to research a study abroad opportunity. Learn the answers to common questions: Can I transfer credits to my degree? Can I fulfill WQB credits? Do the grades transfer back? Register to attend.
  • Study in Japan Info Session & Panel Discussion Thursday, November 2nd 5:30-7:00pm Blusson Hall 10021, Burnaby campus. The Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver and SFU co-present this Info Session and Panel Discussion on applying for exchange at SFU and the various funding opportunities for undergraduate and graduate level programs. Register.
  • Berlin, Prague, Indonesia, Portugal, Greece field schools coming up. See www.sfu.ca/students/studyabroad/fieldschools.html

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2017 October 10: Student Bulletin: It Takes All of Us • ShakeOut • talks • more 

Simon Fraser University - engaging the world

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

October U-Pass BC

Remember to request your October U-Pass BC on the U-Pass BC website. The November U-Pass BC will be available starting on October 16. 

mySchedule

Did you know that mySchedule can save up to nine favourited timetables ahead of your enrollment appointment?

Community Engagement Competition

What change would YOU make if you had $3,000 to engage your community? The SFU Student-Community Engagement Competition is open now – apply today! 

Free assistance at Student Learning Commons

The Student Learning Commons (SLC) offers expert and friendly help with academic writing, learning, and study strategies in an environment of collaboration, discussion, and peer learning. See their list of writing workshops, etc

October 13 Convocation Mall

It Takes All Of Us! showcases the supports, services, research, education, and many other sexual violence prevention resources available on campus. Join us between 12:00 and 4:00pm on Friday, October 13 in Convo Mall and find out how we can all play a part in creating a culture of consent and respect on campus. For more information visit www.sfu.ca/sexual-violence.

Diwali Week at the Global Student Centre

Join the celebration of Diwali, the celebration of lights, October 12 - 20, on the Burnaby campus. For more information, see www.sfu.ca/students/intercultural-engagement/gsc/events/diwaliweek.html.

Help protect academic honesty at SFU

Do you know what consitutes academic dishonesty at SFU? See the Students Speak Out handout.

Programs for your health and well-being

Health and Counselling Services has programs and workshops to positively influence your health and well-being. From mindfulness meditation to support for students far from home, check out our list and see which programs you’d like to join this fall.

ShakeOut earthquake drill October 19

The annual ShakeOut earthquake drill will be held on Thursday October 19 at 10:19am. Join SFU in practicing earthquake preparedness and practice “Drop, Cover, Hold On.”

Nominate your professor

Nominations are now being accepted for Awards for Excellence in Teaching. View the selection procedure and then submit your nomination by October 15.

Civic Innovation Change Lab

A new Civic Innovation Change Lab co-hosted by RADIUS SFU, Beedie School of Business, SFU Semester in Dialogue and CityStudio Vancouver, is an opportunity for undergraduate students from different disciplines to hone their skills at developing practical solutions to real-world, city-focused challenges. Apply via email by October 15 (see website for details).

Volunteer opportunity - Information Kiosk

Come volunteer at the SFU Information and Lost & Found Kiosk. Enjoy flexible hours while gaining experience in customer service, database management, and query management. www.sfu.ca/srs/volunteer

Become a Peer Educator for spring 2018

Now accepting applications for four programs: Active Living Peers, Career Peers, Global Student Engagement Committee Peers, and Learning & Writing Peers. Applications close November 5. Check for detailed descriptions and application instructions. www.sfu.ca/students/get-involved/groups/peer-education.html.

Research funding for senior undergraduates

Mitacs is now accepting applications for Globalink Research Awards – a funding opportunity for senior undergraduate student research with faculty members at overseas universities. Research projects last 12-24 weeks and take place in late Spring/Summer 2018. Senior undergraduate students in all disciplines are eligible to apply to the award competition for funding to conduct research in Brazil, China, France, India, Israel, Korea, Mexico, and Tunisia. Funding varies by destination. The deadline to apply is November 8, 5:00pm PST. To learn more about this opportunity, please visit the Globalink web page or contact Mitacs International at international@mitacs.ca.

Film screenings downtown

  • Vancouver Polish Film Festival at SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. Students with valid student ID qualify for 50% discount on general admission tickets purchased at the door only. 
  • North of 49: SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs is thrilled to be partnering with the Vancouver International Film Festival and Telefilm Canada to screen four outstanding productions, October 27, November 9 and 16, 2017 and January 18, 2018. 

President’s Dream Colloquium

President’s Dream Colloquium this term is on Women in Technology: Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Diverse Talent. The next lecture is Social Psychological Phenomena on Thursday October 12 on the Burnaby campus. Please reserve your seat online.

Data Visionaries lecture series

Data visionaries are on the leading-edge, discovering new ways to transform vast and complex data into stories, solutions and knowledge that will shape and reshape our world. Join us for a series of conversations as we explore and critically examine the possibilities and real world impact of data in our future. Next lectures are October 11 and 18.

Travel (or not)

  • Application for Short-Term Summer 2018 Programs are now open. Consider a Short-Term Summer Program to experience the immersion of an exchange in a condensed program over the summer period. Programs last from 1-10 weeks in duration. Search "Summer (Short-term)" for detailed program information.
  • Applications for Full-Term Exchange Programs (Summer 2018, Fall 2018 and Spring 2019) are now open. Consider living in another region/country for a full exchange term in the upcoming academic year. Check your eligibility, research your choice of SFU's 120+ partner institutions and apply for an exchange. Application deadline: January 25, 2018.
  • GPS Buddy Program — Applications are now open. How can you have an intercultural experience on campus? Apply for a one-term commitment to welcoming an incoming exchange/study abroad student to SFU for Spring. Help with their transition and develop global friendships through this program. Visit the website for eligibility and then apply to become an SFU GPS Buddy. Application deadline: Monday, October 30.
  • Study Abroad 101 Information Session November 2, 11:30am - 12:30pm, Saywell 10061, Burnaby campus. Attend to discover the benefits and how to research a study abroad opportunity. Learn the answers to common questions: Can I transfer credits to my degree? Can I fulfill WQB credits? Do the grades transfer back? Register to attend.
  • Study in Japan Info Session & Panel Discussion Thursday, November 2nd 5:30pm – 7:00pm Blusson Hall 10021, Burnaby campus. The Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver and SFU co-present this Info Session and Panel Discussion on applying for exchange at SFU and the various funding opportunities for undergraduate and graduate level programs. Register.
  • Indonesia:  Environmental and Ecological Education Field School Information Session - Spring 2018. Wednesday, November 1, 2:30 - 3:20pm Global Student Centre AQ 2013, Burnaby campus. Register.

Stars

Trottier Observatory will be open on October 13 and 27, 7:00 - 10:00pm if weather allows. Check Twitter (@sfutrottobs) that afternoon for final confirmation.

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Please do not forward your SFU emails

Some students have forwarded their SFU emails to another email account. Obviously, your emails are getting through, but if any of your friends are not seeing the Bulletin then they will also be unable to receive various snow closure anouncements, deadline reminders, etc. Urge them to check the email address they have entered in connect.sfu.ca (e.g., there is no fmail.com server).

 

Student Services
Burnaby | Surrey | Vancouver

2017 September 25: Student Bulletin: Terry Fox Day • Fair Trade Week • talks • more 

Simon Fraser University - engaging the world

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

Terry Fox Run on campus Friday

Friday September 29 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) Do good, have fun.

Fair Trade Campus Week

Fair Trade Campus Week, including the “world’s largest fair trade bake sale”, plus SFU fair trade ambassadors, SFU response to injustice in apparel industry, and more, runs from September 25 - 29. And note October will be Campus Sustainability Month.

Undergraduate Student Survey open soon

Watch your email for your invitation to the Undergraduate Student Survey. The survey is confidential, takes about 10-15 minutes to complete online, and qualifies you to enter a draw for a $1,000 grand prize, one of two $250 prizes or one of five $100 prizes.

Sex and consent

How do you know if you’ve got consent? Where can you go on campus to get support and find out what supports and services are available if you, or someone you know, has been affected by sexual violence? For all the information you need around sexual violence at SFU, visit www.sfu.ca/sexual-violence.

October U-Pass BC

Remember to request your October U-Pass BC on the U-Pass BC website. The November U-Pass BC will be available starting on October 16. 

Study Abroad!

Take classes abroad and earn credits towards your degree on an Exchange, attend a Short-Term Summer Program, and/or go on a Field School. Pick an institution based on academic offerings, location, weather, or personal connections: the choice is yours! Attend a Study Abroad 101 Information Session or watch the online videos, research destinations, check your eligibility. Then apply online. New this year are Short Term Summer Programs, shorter and more specialized than regular Exchanges. 

Convocation ceremonies

Convocation ceremonies will be held in Convocation Mall on October 5 and 6. Please note that the North Concourse of the AQ will be used for robing the graduands. Ceremonies start at 9:45am and 2:30pm each day.

Programs for your health and well-being

Health and Counselling Services has programs and workshops to positively influence your health and well-being. From mindfulness meditation to support for students far from home, check out our list and see which programs you’d like to join this fall.

Wellness Wednesday

Get advice on nutrition, exercise, sexual health and more. Come talk with a Peer Health Educator and ask any questions you have. September 27, 12:00 noon - 1:00pm in the Global Student Centre, AQ 2013.

Mid-Autumn Moon Party October 5

Also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, the Chinese Moon Festival falls on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, and is celebrated when the moon is believed to be at its biggest and fullest. It is one of the biggest holidays of the year in east Asia, and a time to reunite and gather with friends and family. Come celebrate with the Global Student Centre family: play some cultural games, make friends, participate in crafts, and eat tasty food! Thursday, October 5, 3:30pm - 5:00pm in the GSC (AQ 2013).

Theatre Thursdays start September 28

Every second week take a break from studying and come to the Global Student Centre (AQ 2013) to relax and watch a movie with friends. Popcorn provided. First one is September 28 at 2:30pm.

Nominate your professor

Nominations are now being accepted for Awards for Excellence in Teaching. View the selection procedure and then submit your nomination by October 15.

Research funding for senior undergraduates

Mitacs is now accepting applications for Globalink Research Awards – a funding opportunity for senior undergraduate student research with faculty members at overseas universities. Research projects last 12-24 weeks and take place in late Spring/Summer 2018. Senior undergraduate students in all disciplines are eligible to apply to the award competition for funding to conduct research in Brazil, China, France, India, Israel, Korea, Mexico, and Tunisia. Funding varies by destination. The deadline to apply is November 8, 5:00pm PST. To learn more about this opportunity, please visit the Globalink web page or contact Mitacs International at international@mitacs.ca.

Entrepreneurial? Be one of The NEXT 36!

SFU has partnered with NEXT Canada to offer students and alumni Next 36 and NextAI—exclusive programs designed to accelerate startups and equip entrepreneurs with the tools they need to succeed. Learn more about these programs at the upcoming NEXT Canada Campus Tour on September 27. Reserve your seat.

President’s Dream Colloquium

President’s Dream Colloquium this term is on Women in Technology: Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Diverse Talent. The next lecture is Social Psychological Phenomena on Thursday October 12 at the Burnaby campus. Please reserve your seat online.

Voices of Resistance

History's 2017-2018 Lecture Series kicks off with The Rise of Extremism. Professor Mark Leier will moderate a panel of scholars (Dr. Aaron Goings, Dr. Eryk Martin, and Dr. Heather Mayer) engaging the community in discussion at The Hall (the old Astorino's) at 1739 Venables Street on October 6 at 6:30pm. Please RSVP.

President's Faculty Lecture Series

A New Form of Indigenous Archaeology: The Wild Archaeology Experience with Dr. Rudy Reimer/Yumks - How can the study of the ancient past benefit modern First Nations communities? Host and lead archaeologist on the APTN series Wild Archaeology, Rudy Reimer will discuss his experiences sharing Indigenous archaeology with new and wider audiences and bringing history to life through alternative media. October 10 at Harbour Centre. Please RSVP.

Data Visionaries lecture series

Data visionaries are the pioneers. They are on the leading-edge, discovering new ways to transform vast and complex data into stories, solutions and knowledge that will shape and reshape our world. Join us for a series of conversations as we explore and critically examine the possibilities and real world impact of data in our future.

Briefly:

  • Financial Aid and Awards office will be temporarily closed from 12:00pm to 2:00pm on Friday September 29.
  • Community budget consultations start October 3. Watch for the email coming soon.
  • Trottier Observatory will be open on clear Friday evenings starting September 29, 9:00pm until midnight when weather allows. Check Twitter (@sfutrottobs) Friday afternoons for final confirmation.

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Student Services
Burnaby | Surrey | Vancouver

2017 September 11: Student Bulletin: Tuition due the 18th • Climb • Study Abroad • more

Simon Fraser University - engaging the world

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

Tuition is due September 18

Tuition is due Monday, September 18. The last day to drop courses for 100% refund of tuition is September 11. For other deadlines, check out www.sfu.ca/students/deadlines.

Pay tuition with internet banking. If you pay in person, note that cash is not accepted at the Registrar and Information Services offices or Residence and Housing. For more information on how to pay fees, please see: www.sfu.ca/students/fees/howtopay.html.

mySchedule

To find out how to drop courses through mySchedule, please see: www.sfu.ca/students/enrollment/myschedule.html.

Financial Aid and Awards

Deadline to apply for several types of financial aid is Friday, September 15. Visit www.sfu.ca/students/financialaid for details or see a Financial Aid and Awards advisor in person (hours subject to change without notice).

Climb!

Climb for FREE at the grand opening of the SFU climbing wall on Tuesday, September 12, 3:30-8:00pm. The event will include booths from other Rec programs, games, food, draw prizes and FREE climbing plus several demonstrations by local climbers and clubs. Please visit the Facebook page for more details.

Sex and consent

How do you know if you’ve got consent? Where can you go on campus to get support and find out what supports and services are available if you, or someone you know, has been affected by sexual violence? For all the information you need around sexual violence at SFU, visit www.sfu.ca/sexual-violence.

Your IT Services

All SFU students receive 50 GB of free storage space through SFU vault, great for working on joint projects. Find out more at www.sfu.ca/apps. New to SFU? Get connected to SFU's secure wifi network in a few easy steps: visit www.sfu.ca/wireless.

The Pub will return

Later this fall food and beverage services will be available again in the Maggie Benston Centre on Burnaby Campus thanks to a newly signed agreement between the Simon Fraser Student Society and SFU.

September U-Pass BC

Remember to request your September U-Pass BC on the U-Pass BC website. The October U-Pass BC will be available starting on September 16. 

Note: Your U-Pass BC eligibility is 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.

New student ID cards

Are you a new student needing an SFU ID Card? Visit our ID Facility in MBC 1302, open until Monday, September 18. As of September 19, visit MBC 3200 (Registrar and Information Services). (room number corrected)

Registrar and Information Services 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.

Study Abroad

Study Abroad 101 Information Session Take classes abroad and earn credits towards your degree on an Exchange, Short-Term Summer Program, and/or Field School. Pick an institution based on academic offerings, location, weather, or personal connections: the choice is yours! September 12 11:30am - 12:20pm Blusson Hall 10921, Burnaby Campus. Register.

SFU Study Abroad Fair Visit the Fair and learn from your fellow students, staff, and partner universities about how you can study abroad. SFU students who have studied abroad on an exchange/field school or are studying here at SFU are looking forward to sharing their experiences with you. Thursday, September 21 from 10:00am-3:00pm in the North AQ.

Convocation ceremonies

Convocation ceremonies will be held in Convocation Mall on October 5 and 6. Parking will be in high demand, and there will be bagpipes. Plan ahead.

Terry Fox Run at SFU

Friday September 29 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) Do good, have fun. (date corrected)

Global Student Centre Open House September 12 

The Global Student Centre (AQ 2013) welcomes you to our Open House Party Tuesday September 12 to kick-off this fall semester. Drop-in anytime from 12:30-2:30pm to learn about this awesome space, eat some free snacks, meet new friends and the GSC team. There will be fun activities and prizes to be won.

Free assistance at Student Learning Commons

The Student Learning Commons (SLC) offers expert and friendly help with academic writing, learning, and study strategies—in an environment of collaboration, discussion, and peer learning, including writing workshops, etc

Programs for your health and well-being

Health and Counselling Services has programs and workshops to positively influence your health and well-being. From mindfulness meditation to support for students far from home, check out our list and see which programs you’d like to join this fall!

Job Search Success online course

This job search writing and intercultural communication course will help you improve your resume and cover letters while learning how to communicate in today’s multicultural workplace. The cost is $20. Fall dates: September 18 - October 16.

Effective Intercultural Communication

This is a free self-paced online learning opportunity that provides interactive lessons on intercultural communication. Fall dates: September 25 - November 10.

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.

Entrepreneurial? Be one of The NEXT 36!

SFU has partnered with NEXT Canada to offer students and alumni Next 36 and NextAI—exclusive programs designed to accelerate startups and equip entrepreneurs with the tools they need to succeed. Learn more about these programs at the upcoming NEXT Canada Campus Tour on September 27. Reserve your seat.

President’s Dream Colloquium

President’s Dream Colloquium this term is on Women in Technology: Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Diverse Talent. The first speaker is Juliette Powell (the Founder, Turing AI and WeTheData dot com, and author, 33 Million People in the Room) on Wednesday September 13 at the Vancouver campus. Please reserve your seat online.

President's Faculty Lecture Series

A New Form of Indigenous Archaeology: The Wild Archaeology Experience with Dr. Rudy Reimer/Yumks - How can the study of ancient past benefit modern First Nations communities? Host and lead archaeologist on the APTN series Wild Archaeology, Rudy Reimer will discuss his experiences sharing Indigenous archaeology with new and wider audiences and bringing history to life through alternative media. October 10 Harbour Centre.

Data Visionaries lecture series starts September 13

Data visionaries are the pioneers. They are on the leading-edge, discovering new ways to transform vast and complex data into stories, solutions and knowledge that will shape and reshape our world. Join us starting September 13 for a series of conversations as we explore and critically examine the possibilities and real world impact of data in our future.

Why Culture Matters: On the need of a new economic model

The annual BMO Public Lecture returns with Dr. Nathan Nunn on September 14 at 7:00pm at the SFU Segal Graduate School of Business. There will be a reception for all guests following the event. Dr. Nunn will present his research on economic development and history and will also take moderated questions from the audience. We will be streaming the free lecture on Facebook Live, recording the lecture for later viewing, as well as live-tweeting during the event. Follow the conversation using the hashtag #SFUBMO.

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Take a break from SFU

The ultimate guide to student discounts across Canada from Global News (mentioned by twitter.com/SFU).

 

Student Services
Burnaby | Surrey | Vancouver

2017 August 28: Student Bulletin: Week of Welcome • deadlines • ASK ME • more

Simon Fraser University - engaging the world

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

Week of Welcome and ASK ME

Celebrate the start of the school year with free food, games, and prizes.
Burnaby and Surrey: September 5 - 8, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Vancouver: Thursday, September 7, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
More information and complete schedules 
And if you need help, find an SFU staff person wearing the red ASK ME button!

Fire prevention on campus

A combination of dry hot 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.

September U-Pass BC available now

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

Note: Your U-Pass BC eligibility is 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 deadline is September 11 at 4:30pm.

New student ID cards

Are you a new student needing an SFU ID Card? Visit our ID Facility in MBC 1302, open until Monday, September 18. 

Registrar and Information Services 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.

Tuition is due Monday, September 18

Tuition is due Monday, September 18. Pay tuition with internet banking. If you pay in person, note that cash is not 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 18th.) For more information on how to pay fees, please see: www.sfu.ca/students/fees/howtopay.html

Deadlines

The last day to drop courses for 100% refund of tuition is September 11. Check out www.sfu.ca/students/deadlines. To find out how to drop courses through mySchedule, please see: www.sfu.ca/students/enrollment/myschedule.html.

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.

Headstart career program for students with fewer than 60 units

Don't wait until you graduate to explore career and volunteer opportunities! Designed for students with under 60 units to help make the most of your SFU experience, this popular career exploration program is delivered over three weeks starting Monday September 25 on the Burnaby campus. Register on MyInvolvement by September 20. If you have any questions, please contact Career Services at 778.782.3106.

Follow SFU on Snapchat

From behind-the-scenes at Residence, to following researchers in the field, see what other students are up to on SFU's official Snapchat: www.snapchat.com/add/simonfraseru

Terry Fox Run at SFU

Register to walk, run or volunteer at SFU's annual Terry Fox Run Friday, Sept. 29. Celebrate the legacy of one of SFU's most famous alumni and support cancer research at events at all three campuses. Registration now open! Mark your calendars and lace up your runners! 

Changes to short term parking on Burnaby campus

Visitors to campus will soon be able to pay for visitor parking via their cell phone. Existing parking pay stations are changing from “pay and display” to “pay by license plate”. Visitors will need to remember their license plate, but will no longer need to display the parking receipt on their dash. For more information please contact parking@sfu.ca. You can sign up online for a Passport Parking Canada account. 

ISS Welcome/Welcome Back Trip to Whistler 

Join us on a fun-filled day trip to Whistler! Tickets are $20 and on sale at the ISS office (MBC 1200) starting on August 28. Availability is limited, so get yours today. More information at www.sfu.ca/students/isap/workshops-events/events/whistler2017.html.

Programs for your health and well-being

SFU's Health and Counselling Services has lots of programs and workshops to positively influence your health and well-being. From mindfulness meditation to support for students far from home, check out our list and see which programs you’d like to join this fall! www.sfu.ca/students/health/Courses-and-Workshops.html

Want to apply to co-op for free?

Start applying in September for a chance to win a free application! Visit www.sfu.ca/coop/apply/contest.html.

 

Job Search Success online course

This professional job search writing and intercultural communication course will help you improve your resume and cover letter while learning how to communicate in today’s multicultural workplace. The opportunity is free for Co-op students (part of your Co-op fee covers this) and $20 for non-Coop students.

Effective Intercultural Communication

This is a free self-paced online learning opportunity that provides interactive lessons on intercultural communication.

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.

Entrepreneurial? Be one of The NEXT 36!

SFU has partnered with NEXT Canada to offer students and alumni Next 36 and NextAI—exclusive programs designed to accelerate startups and equip entrepreneurs with the tools they need to succeed. Learn more about these programs at the upcoming NEXT Canada Campus Tour and reserve your seat.

SFU soccer

Men’s Soccer Home Opener is August 31, 7:00pm, Terry Fox Field. Women’s Soccer Home Opener is September 4, 5:00pm, Terry Fox Field. More info: athletics.sfu.ca. The full athletics calendar is at athletics.sfu.ca/calendar.aspx

President’s Dream Colloquium

President’s Dream Colloquium this term is on Women in Technology: Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Diverse Talent. The first speaker is Juliette Powell (the Founder, Turing AI and WeTheData dot com, and author, 33 Million People in the Room) on Wednesday, September 13 at the Vancouver campus. Please reserve your seat online.

Why Culture Matters: On the need of a new economic model

The annual BMO Public Lecture returns with Dr. Nathan Nunn on September 14 at 7:00pm at the SFU Segal Graduate School of Business. There will be a reception for all guests following the event. Dr. Nunn will present his research on economic development and history and will also take moderated questions from the audience. We will be streaming the free lecture on Facebook Live, recording the lecture for later viewing, as well as live-tweeting during the event. Follow the conversation using the hashtag #SFUBMO.

Interested in Restorative Justice?

Restorative justice: A different approach to conflict resolution. In our online Restorative Justice Certificate, you’ll learn how and when to implement restorative practices in your organization, school or community. And if you’re not ready to apply to the certificate, you’re welcome to take restorative justice courses one at a time when space is available.

Defibrillator training

Learn how to use the red AED defibrillators on campus. Register for the free training.

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Student Services
Burnaby | Surrey | Vancouver