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

2019 November 4:  Student Services Bulletin:  Winterfest • Coffee Day • Exchanges • more

Simon Fraser University


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

Winterfest

Winter is coming—are you prepared? Check out Winterfest on Wednesday, November 6, 11:00am - 2:00pm in Convocation Mall. Come warm up with hot chocolate and cookies while you purchase emergency kits and learn what to do in a storm. Also enter to win great prizes including Canucks tickets!

November U-Pass BC

The November U-Pass BC is available on the U-Pass BC website. The December U-Pass BC will be available as of November 16. 

Remembrance Day closure

SFU offices will be closed and classes cancelled for Remembrance Day on Monday, November 11. (Academic Calendar dates.)

Dog therapy

Dog Therapy is back. Join Health & Counselling Services at Surrey and Vancouver for Dog Therapy events. Details, dates, times and locations.

United Way events

SFU's United Way Campaign kicks off next week with the Faculty Smackdown Debate on November 13. The following week includes Bake Sales, Book Sales, and Market on the Mezz. Each year, SFU partners with United Way Lower Mainland in this signature campaign to raise much-needed funds for programs and services to help children, families and seniors living in poverty. This year’s theme is Local Love – focusing on the importance of people taking action in their local communities.

Faculty Smackdown Debate November 13

Smackdown is a FUNdraiser for charity where 12 faculty members, nominated by students, and one moderator use humour to debate silly topics proposed by students and vie for laughs Wednesday November 13, 12:30 - 1:30. Advance tickets available online and at Student Central (MBC 3000) this Wednesday November 6 from 10:00am - 3:30pm. Tickets will also be sold at the door on November 13. Suggested donation (for students): $5, all proceeds donated to the United Way.

Coffee Day for students

Come celebrate National Philanthropy Day with Renaissance Coffee from 8:00am - 12:00pm on November 15. All purchases of hot drinks and baked goods will be by donation, with 100% of proceeds supporting SFU students through the Renaissance Community Service Bursaries and the Parhar Athletic Awards. Locations: Renaissance Coffee in the AQ, the Applied Sciences Building, and the Maggie Benston Centre.

Transit strike updates

Get updates at www.sfu.ca/parking/transit-strike.html. If you take transit, turn on a transit alert for your bus route(s) as job action can change hourly. Check SFU's alternative transportation options page and follow @SFU on twitter for updates such as last weeks' notice of temporary free roadside parking at Burnaby campus on University Drive East. And maybe check out both sides on twitter:  ⁦@TransLink⁩ and ⁦@UniforTheUnion⁩

SFSS Winter Craft Sale

The Winter Craft Sale will be held in the North AQ Tuesday - Thursday, November 26 - 28.

Safewalk

Feel safe traveling on campus. Call for Safe Walk security personnel to accompany you anywhere on any campus 24/7. 

Starry Nights

November 8 is the next in the series of Friday night events at the Trottier Observatory on Burnaby campus (subject to cancellation due to clouds: check the Starry Nights page).

Creative Idea Lounge

Do you have an idea for building community at SFU? Share your suggestions at Creative Idea Lounge! Check out upcoming dates in Burnaby and Surrey.

Avoid the fall flu

Health & Counselling Services is offering both public-funded and fee ($21) flu shots to FIC and SFU students, faculty and staff. At Burnaby, Surrey and Vancouver. See flu clinics web page for details and dates.(Remember to sneeze into your elbow or a tissue, not your hand.)

What to do in an emergency

Do you know what to do in an emergency on campus? Review safety information, including the importance of calling 9-1-1 at: www.sfu.ca/emergency.

Nominate for President's Award for Leadership in Sustainability 2020

Nominate a student, faculty or staff member, or a group for the President’s Award for Leadership in Sustainability. This award recognizes and celebrates SFU leaders advancing sustainability in and beyond our communities. Submit your nomination by November 15.

Spark change in your community

Win money to make a difference – $30,000 is available to fund student-community partnerships that result in meaningful change and community impact.  November 29 is the deadline for registration and idea submission: www.sfu.ca/engagement-competition/ . 

Join the transfer/mature students meetup

Are you a transfer / mature student? Meet fellow students to discuss ideas and provide feedback to improve your SFU campus experience and have free food on Thursday November 7, 5:30 - 6:30pm in the Global Student Centre, AQ 2013. Sign up and learn more. Alternatively, you may share your suggestions online at www.sfu.ca/students/ideas-to-action/online.html

Global Asia: BC Perspectives - An evening of Talk, Dance and Food

Join us Thursday November 7 at 6:30pm at the Segal Graduate School of Business as we celebrate the launch of SFU's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences new Global Asia Program. Featuring the Goh ballet dancers, authors JJ Lee, Laiwan, Meeru Dhalwala, and environmentalist and monk Ajahn Sona. Catered reception to follow. Event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested.

Movie Nights Burnaby

Join us for free movies Thursday nights at Burnaby campus, with free popcorn from the SFSS! No registration required. The next movie screening is Inside Out on November 7.

Movie Nights Surrey

A free monthly movie night is hosted by Student Engagement & Retention in SUR 2600. The next movie is on November 14 and a movie poll is online. Doors open at 4:15pm, film starts at 4:30pm. Free popcorn. 

A Music and Dance Soiree

Join us for a cultural fun-filled night November 13, 5:00 - 7:00pm in the MBC Forum Chambers (MBC 2901). Learn the most popular Salsa, Hip-Hop and Bollywood dance moves. Performances by SFU Peak Frequency and Vietnamese Student Association. Beginners are welcome and international food will be served. Free event organized by International Services for Students, but registration is required.

Games Lounge

Student Engagement and Retention hosts a weekly Games Lounge at Surrey campus through November 20 for students to de-stress this term. The Mezzanine will be filled with board game activities, lawn games and snacks for all students to enjoy. 

Party safely with the SVSPO’s Safe(r) Party Plan!

Going to a party? Organizing your own? The Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office now has a Safe(r) Party Plan with tips and key steps to help reduce harm, create a safer place to party, and ensure that everyone has a fun time. You can find and download the plan at www.sfu.ca/saferparty.

Battery recycling

Students from Beedie BUS 303 are providing battery collection stations on Burnaby campus from November 5 - 22 in an effort to increase e-waste recycling and awareness at SFU. Collection boxes will be at West Mall Tim Horton's beside the trash can inside, Library third floor beside the trash can beside the reception, and AQ Renaissance area in front of the staircase to Saywell Hall. The SFU Bookstore also offers battery collection.

Update Your Privacy in goSFU

We have made some changes to our privacy indicators by adding several new and more specific options. A privacy indicator is a service within the Student Center that allows you to provide permission for a third party (ie, an individual or an organization) to access your student information. SFU will not release your personal information to a third party without your authorization. For more information about privacy indicators and instructions for how to set them up, please visit SFU’s Third Party Access website.

Innovation

Are you looking for a unique learning opportunity where you can build real-world skill sets solving an actual problem in the community? Civic Innovation Change Lab might be the opportunity you’ve been looking for! Deadline is November 24.

Field School Information Session 

Several Field School applications are now open, with more coming soon! Want to study in another country while earning SFU credits? Attend our Field School Information Session November 6 at 5:30pm to learn how you can study in another country with an SFU professor Summer 2020. We will introduce you to the basics of a field school, benefits, financial assistance, how to apply, and give you the opportunity to meet the Field School Directors. Register online.

Study Abroad 101 Info Session 

We’re bringing our info session to Surrey Thursday November 7 at 12:30pm! Join us to learn about the various options you have to study abroad and work toward your SFU degree: exchangesshort-term summer programs, or field schools. Register for Surrey session.

Exchange Applications are now OPEN!

The first round application is January 25 for Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 exchanges. You can select up to three of your top preferences for exchange destinations in one of SFU’s 140 partner institutions in 45 countries/regions around the world. More info at www.sfu.ca/students/studyabroad/exchanges.html.

Permanent Residence workshop

Register for the Permanent Residence Workshop on November 27 and take full advantage of this rare opportunity to learn from representatives from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). You can either attend the in-person workshop in Vancouver or watch the live-stream session in Burnaby.

Is your Social Insurance Number in goSFU?

In order to meet federal tax law, SFU is required to provide the SIN by December 31 of every student paying tuition in 2019. If you haven't yet provided yours, or need to obtain a SIN, visit www.sfu.ca/students/fees/social-insurance

Become a guard.me Campus Ambassador

Support international students on campus by becoming a guard.me campus ambassador. This is a great volunteer opportunity for both domestic and international students to gain business and community experience. As a guard.me ambassador you will also attend an all-expense paid trip to the annual retreat with volunteers from across Canada. 

Sign up to earn cash for answers!

The SFU Experimental Economics Lab invites you to participate in economics research for CASH. Sign up and you will receive invitations to attend sessions in our lab in the West Mall Complex.

Complete a Certificate

Gain an edge on your resume by adding a certificate. For example, check out these certificate options in the Faculty of Environment

Share your vision for SFU Burnaby in 2065

What could SFU’s Burnaby campus look like in 2065? What should it look like? Share your vision for the future and learn about how SFU is planning a sustainable, world-class academic and community experience at the Burnaby 2065 Campus Master Plan Open House. Share your feedback.

SLC Undergraduate Writing Contest

The Student Learning Commons eagerly invites submissions to the third annual undergraduate writing contest. If you are an undergraduate student who has completed at least 15 credits and has written a paper for an SFU class in 2019, you are eligible to enter. The contest opens on November 29 and submissions will continue to be accepted until January 5 (at midnight). 

Lectures

  • Creative Ecologies: Earth Evidence. Join Susan Schuppli, Director and Reader in the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmith’s, University of London as she explores the role material evidence from war and conflict to environmental disasters plays in bearing witness. Thursday November 7, 7:00pm, Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Room 2555, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Vancouver Campus. Seating is limited. Please RSVP.
  • The Politics of Intersectionality – panel moderated by Genevieve Fuji Johnson, with guests: Ethel Tungohan (York University), Rita Dhamoon (University of Victoria) on Friday November 8, 12:00 - 2:00pm at Burnaby campus, AQ 6229. Free event, light lunch will be provided. Register online

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2019 October 21:  Student Services Bulletin: U-Pass • study abroad • dogs • more

Simon Fraser University


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

Remembrance Day closure

SFU offices will be closed and classes cancelled for the Remembrance Day on Monday, November 11.

Is your Social Insurance Number in goSFU?

In order to meet federal tax law, SFU is required to provide the SIN by December 31 of every student paying tuition in 2019. If you haven't yet provided yours, or need to obtain a SIN, visit www.sfu.ca/students/fees/social-insurance

November U-Pass BC

The November U-Pass BC is available on the U-Pass BC website. The December U-Pass BC will be available as of November 16. 

Imaginus poster sale

The Imaginus poster folks are scheduled to be in the North AQ, Burnaby campus, the week of October 21.

Undergraduate Student Survey

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

Attend an SFU Budget Consultation session

Every year, SFU develops a budget that takes all of the university’s needs into consideration. This is a big task, and to do it well, we need to hear from our student community! For more information on when sessions are being held, please visit www.sfu.ca/finance/budget-consultations-2020-21.html. The next sessions are on October 29 in Vancouver and Surrey.

Dog therapy

Dog Therapy is back. Join Health & Counselling Services throughout this term at six Dog Therapy events. Details, dates, times and locations.

Sustainability Social

Celebrate Campus Sustainability Month at The Study on Burnaby campus on Thursday October 24 at 4:00pm. More information.

Safe Walk on all three campuses

Feel safer traveling on campus: call for Safe Walk security personnel to accompany you anywhere on our campuses 24/7. Call Campus Security at 778-782-7991 when you're ready to leave.

Games Lounge

Student Engagement and Retention hosts a weekly Games Lounge at Surrey campus for students to de-stress this term. The Mezzanine will be filled with board game activities, lawn games and snacks for all students to enjoy. Sports games like FIFA 19 will be available on PS4, so make sure you come check it out and challenge other gamers.

Movie Nights Surrey

A free monthly movie night is hosted by Student Engagement & Retention in SUR 2600. The next movie is on November 14 and a movie poll is online. Doors open at 4:15pm, film starts at 4:30pm. Free popcorn. 

Movie Nights Burnaby

Join us for free movies Thursday nights at Burnaby campus, with free popcorn from the SFSS! No registration required. The next movie screening is Iron Man 2 on October 24. (The October 31 movie night will include a costume contest — see link for details.)

Faculty Smackdown Debate November 13

Smackdown is a FUNdraiser for charity where 12 faculty members, nominated by students, and one moderator use humour to debate silly topics proposed by students and vie for laughs. Wednesday November 13, 12:30 - 1:30. Suggested donation (for students): $5, all proceeds donated to the United Way.

Creative Idea Lounge

Do you have an idea for building community at SFU? Share your suggestions at Creative Idea Lounge! Check out upcoming dates in Burnaby and Surrey.

ARThrive Healthy Relationship: Our Way

ARThrive Healthy Relationship: Our Way is a creative expression workshop where we invite our bodies and our imaginations to bring into focus the ideas we have around navigating relationships with our peers, friends, loved ones and ultimately ourselves. It will be held in Halpern Centre Room 114 on October 22 from 4:30 - 7:30pm. Registration is required. This safer space for creative writing and movement exploration is facilitated by Coast Salish storyteller Rosemary Georgeson (Sahtu-Dene) and dance artist Olivia C. Davies (Euro-Anishinaabe) and is an adaptation of the O.Dela Arts creative expression workshop, “Home: Our Way”.

Spring term Civic Innovation Change Lab program

The Civic Innovation Change Lab is a 9-credit, experiential program for third and fourth-year undergraduate students, co-delivered in a partnership between RADIUS, CityStudio, Semester in Dialogue, and the Beedie School of Business. This year's Change Lab will focus on the theme of "Neighborhood Resiliency." Each project will respond to the challenges faced within City of Vancouver neighbourhoods, and students will develop and test an innovative, entrepreneurial response by working both in and out of the classroom. Deadline to apply is October 27.  

Study Abroad 101 Info Session

Have you considered studying abroad but didn’t think it was possible? Learn more at a Study Abroad 101 info session to learn the basics of what to consider. Plan ahead and explore exchange, short-term summer programs, and field school options, and see which program is best for you. Register for Burnaby (Wednesday October 30 at 12:30pm). Register for Surrey (Thursday November 7 at 12:30pm).

Exchange Buddy Program application

Apply to become a buddy to a newly arriving exchange student in Spring 2020 to assist in their transition to Vancouver. The Exchange Buddy Program program is eligible for the Student Ambassador Program. More info and application. Apply by October 31.

Field Schools Info Session

Several Field School applications are now open, with more coming soon! Want to study in another country while earning SFU credits? Attend our Field School Information Session on November 6 at 5:30pm to learn how you can study in another country with an SFU professor Summer 2020. We will introduce you to the basics of a field school, benefits, financial assistance, how to apply, and give you the opportunity to meet the Field School Directors. Register online.

Exchange applications now open!

Considering a full-time exchange in Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021, or perhaps a short-term summer program? The list of available institutions and exchange terms are now available! New institutions have also been added. Application deadline: January 25 11:59pm. Early Recommended deadline for Berkeley (Summer Sessions) and Waseda (Fall/Spring): January 15. Check it out

Study in Japan Info Session (undergraduate and graduate options)

Interested in studying in Japan? At this info session we’ll cover some general information about Japan, options for an undergraduate exchange, MEXT Scholarships (full tuition, monthly allowance, round trip flight) for a master’s program, and students sharing their personal experiences. November 14 at 5:30pm. Register online.

Sustainability Month

October is Campus Sustainability Month. Universities and colleges around the world are taking the month of October to highlight and celebrate sustainability in higher education. At SFU, this includes spotlights on some great initiatives, groups, and projects currently in action on campus. Keep an eye out on SFU Sustainability's Twitter Facebook Instagram for updates. 

NOUVEAU Cours au choix en français!

HSCI 130-4 (F100) - Foundations of Health Science / Fondements en sciences de la santé: How health, illness and disease are defined and measured for individuals and populations. Counts as a Breadth-Science or Breadth-Social science course. Taught in French but assignments may optionally be submitted in English. More info.

Avoid the fall flu

Health & Counselling Services is offering both public-funded and fee ($21) flu shots to FIC and SFU students, faculty and staff. At Burnaby starting October 23, Surrey and Vancouver October 22. See flu clinics web page for details and additional dates. (And wash your hands often.)

Add a Minor

Broaden your knowledge and set yourself apart by adding a minor to your degree. Check out these options in the Faculty of Environment.

Sign up to earn cash for answers!

The SFU Experimental Economics Lab invites you to participate in economics research for CASH. Sign up and you will receive invitations to attend sessions in our lab in the West Mall Complex. These sessions consist of simple decision tasks where your decisions earn you money. New experiments are added monthly. Sessions range from 30 minutes to 2 hours, and you can use our website to register for any session that fits your schedule. Participants receive $7 for arriving on time to the session and an additional payment (usually around $10-20/hour) that depends on the decisions made. We have different experiments running all term.

Indigenous Literature and Film Festival

Come to the Indigenous Literature and Film Festival Friday October 25, 9:00am - 3:30pm at SFU Vancouver, 1700 Labatt Hall. It’s a free event, but please register

Diwali at the GSC

Celebrate Diwali on October 23 from 12:00 - 4:00pm at the Global Student Centre (AQ room 2013). Come decorate your own diyas, make rangoli and eat delicious samosas. Don't miss out!

Global Kitchen

Global Kitchen: Nigerian beans and Dodo (plantain)  October 29 (5:00 - 7:00pm) Global Student Centre (AQ room 2013). Each month a student will share a recipe from home in a small setting. All participants will have the opportunity to join in the cooking, and of course, EATING!

GSC's Treasure Hunt October 30

The Global Student Centre presents to you an exciting treasure hunt that will make your Halloween a bit more thrilling! October 30 4:30 - 6:30pm. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, learn about different cultures and explore SFU. All participants will go for an exciting race across Burnaby campus to search for hidden clues and crack the code to open a spooky treasure box! Join us for a fun evening, food and prizes! Winners will get a $100 Gift card! Meet at Global Student Centre (AQ room 2013 Link: Register online

Apply to become a Global Engagement Student Committee member

Volunteer for the Global Student Centre! A place for all things global, intercultural and international that serves as a hub for creating intercultural connections. GESC is a dynamic group of students from diverse backgrounds who work to build a more inclusive campus community through events and global initiatives. Deadline is November 4 at 9:00am. MyInvolvement Opportunity ID 5070.

Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 housing applications are now open

Housing applications are open for students who are interested in living on campus. Apply today.

Disability consultation on improving campus life

We welcome all students with disabilities to join us for free lunch and student-led discussion on improving social/student life on campus on Thursday October 24 12:30 - 1:30pm. Your ideas will inform action projects to build community at SFU. The location is in Maggie Benston Centre (MBC) 0100 in Career and Volunteer Services - Group Room 3. Alternatively, you may share your suggestions online at www.sfu.ca/students/ideas-to-action/online.html. For accessibility inquiries or if you would like to join by conferencing, please contact Precious Ile at precious_ile@sfu.ca or 778-782-2145.

Health & Counselling referral program

Join MOVE Group, a program by Health & Counselling Services dedicated to helping participants manage low mood and anxiety. Mindfulness, openness, values and engagement to be explored. Details: www.sfu.ca/students/health/support/referral-programs.html

First Peoples' Gathering House

SFU is committed to creating a First Peoples’ Gathering House with a culturally appropriate ceremony hall and gathering space. This Gathering House will serve as a hub of activity and education for SFU community members and visitors. The site workshop is on Monday October 28 from 1:00 - 3:00pm, meeting in Halpern 114. Participants will be led on a walking tour of three potential sites. Please dress for the weather! Register online.

Interested in improving your public speaking skills?

On October 21 we will be hosting "Walk the Talk," an evening on creating and communicating your story on different platforms, performance storytelling, and more! The mini workshops and discussion will be led by the two current TEDxSFU Speaker Coaches for this year's 2019 MOSAIC Conference. Learn more and reserve your ticket.

Breakfast with the President

Join President Andrew Petter for Breakfast with the President on November 1 at SFU's Burnaby campus. Open to faculty, staff and students, this event gives everyone an opportunity to share perspectives about university issues in an informal setting. This event has limited capacity. Registered guests will receive an email from Ceremonies and Events confirming their attendance prior to October 30. Register by October 28.

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 will receive updates so you know when to be there.

Lectures

  • How we can miss what is right in front of our eyes. Dr. Jeremy M. Wolfe of Harvard Medical School will be speaking on human visual attention Monday October 21 at 2:30pm in Halpern Room 126. 
  • Songs of the Land: Tracing Global Pathways in Indigenous Music on Wednesday October 23 at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. Registration required but free admission. How do contemporary Indigenous musical forms connect us to the land around us, and offer opportunities to build relationships of solidarity and understanding across oceans and continents? 
  • Merce 100: FREE Evening Presentation on October 23 at 7:00pm in the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. This event features introductory remarks by Trevor Carlson, a screening of Melange (a "videodance" by Cunningham and video artist and director Charles Atlas from 2000), a new "choreographic response" to Cunningham's work by SCA dance students, and a panel discussion moderated by Kaija Pepper (Editor, Dance International) with Trevor Carlson, Thecla Schiphorst, Henry Daniel (Professor, SCA Dance), Katherine LaBelle (choreographer, dancer, teacher), and Megan Walker Straight about DanceForms and the legacy of Cunningham’s work.
  • Film Screening of If The Dancer Dances: A film by Lise Friedman & Maia Wechsler on October 25 at 6:00pm. Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema in SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. If The Dancer Dances documents a recent reconstruction of Cunningham’s iconic dance, RainForest, by the renowned Stephen Petronio Dance Company. The screening will be introduced by former Merce Cunningham Dance Company member and current SCA instructor, Megan Walker Straight. This screening is courtesy of the Merce Cunningham Trust as part of the Cunningham Centennial celebration Community Programs, which are generously funded by a major grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. 
  • 2019 Sterling Prize lecture by Steven Pinker of Harvard University. October 29 7:00 - 8:30pm at Surrey campus SEE Theatre Room 1002. Register online
  • Join the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies on Wednesday October 30 for a panel discussion on trans inclusion in health, work, public spaces, education, and faith. supportingtransinclusion.eventbrite.ca
  • Creative Ecologies: Earth Evidence. Join Susan Schuppli, Director and Reader in the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmith’s, University of London as she explores the role material evidence from war and conflict to environmental disasters plays in bearing witness. Thursday November 7, 7:00pm, Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Room 2555, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Vancouver Campus. Seating is limited. Please RSVP.
  • The Politics of Intersectionality – panel moderated by Genevieve Fuji Johnson, with guests: Ethel Tungohan (York University), Rita Dhamoon (University of Victoria) on Friday November 8, 12:00 - 2:00pm at Burnaby campus, AQ 6229. Free event, light lunch will be provided. Register online

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2019 October 7:  Student Services Bulletin: Academic Integrity Week • Convocation • Dogs • more

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

Thanksgiving holiday closure

SFU offices will be closed and classes cancelled for the Thanksgiving Day holiday on Monday, October 14.

goSFU outage

goSFU, goSFU Mobile, and mySchedule will be unavailable from 5:00pm on Friday October 11, until approximately 8:00am on Tuesday October 15, due to a system upgrade. If you experience any issues after the scheduled outage window, please email its-help@sfu.ca.

Is your Social Insurance Number in goSFU?

In order to meet federal tax law, SFU is required to provide the SIN of any student paying tuition. If you haven't yet provided yours, or need to obtain a SIN, visit www.sfu.ca/students/fees/social-insurance

Academic Integrity Week

October 15 to 18 is Academic Integrity Week at SFU. Learn how you should cite your sources, prepare for assignments and exams, and find resources to support your academic success at free workshops and pop-up events all week.

October U-Pass BC

The October U-Pass BC is available on the U-Pass BC website. The November U-Pass BC will be available as of October 16. 

Vote on campus in the Federal Election until October 9

Are you registered to vote elsewhere in Canada? Vote on campus now until Wednesday October 9, from 9am to 9pm, in the AQ, in West Mall Centre and in the James Douglas Study Area as if you were in your home riding. Bring acceptable ID. Look under Simon Fraser University for exact times and locations: voting details.

Attend an SFU Budget Consultation Session

Every year, SFU develops a budget that takes all of the university’s needs into consideration. This is a big task, and to do it well, we need to hear from our student community! For more information on when sessions are being held, please visit www.sfu.ca/finance/budget-consultations-2020-21.html. The next sessions are on October 29 in Vancouver and Surrey.

Undergraduate Student Survey now open

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

Convocation October 10 - 11

Convocation ceremonies will be held on Thursday and Friday in Convocation Mall. Please give yourself extra time to get to campus and to get to class. Convocation parking rules will be in effect (check your email). There will be bagpipes!

Dog therapy

Dog Therapy is back. Join Health & Counselling Services throughout this term at six Dog Therapy events. Details, dates, times and locations.

Safe Walk on all three campuses

Feel safer traveling on campus: call for Safe Walk security personnel to accompany you anywhere on our campuses 24/7. Call Campus Security at 778-782-7991 when you're ready to leave.

Games Lounge

Student Engagement and Retention will be hosting a weekly Games Lounge in SFU Surrey campus for students to destress this term. The mezzanine will be filled with board game activities, lawn games and snacks for all students to enjoy. Sports games like FIFA 19 will be available on PS4, so make sure you come check it out and challenge other gamers.

Volunteer opportunities

Student Engagement & Retention are looking for volunteers for SFU Surrey Games Lounge. This is a great opportunity to connect with fellow SFU students, participate in some campus fun, and further develop leadership skills! To learn more and apply on myinvolvement.sfu.ca Job ID: 5073

Movie Nights Surrey

A free monthly movie night is hosted by Student Engagement & Retention in SUR 2600. The next movie is on October 17 and a movie poll is online. Doors open at 4:15pm, film starts at 4:30pm. Free popcorn. The final movie of the Fall for the Surrey campus will be on November 14.

Movie Nights Burnaby

Join us for free movies Thursday nights at Burnaby campus, with free popcorn from the SFSS! No registration required. The next movie screening is Iron Man on October 17. 

Equity, diversity and inclusion update

SFU has been selected to be part of a pilot program through the federal government that intends to guide institutions in their efforts to foster transformational change via an Action Plan to identify and address systemic barriers and inequities in access, admissions, recruitment, career development, pay, working and learning conditions, resources, retention, and progression. As the President announced earlier this week, Joy Johnson, Vice-President, Research and International will be Chairing a committee of the executive to advance SFU’s work in matters of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI).

Awards for Excellence in Teaching

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Awards for Excellence in Teaching. Nominations may be made by SFU students, alumni and/or faculty. To make a nomination, please write or email by October 15.  

Cybersecurity awareness

Did you know that student names, ID numbers, and opinions, etc. are personal information? Learn more about information privacy by taking our Information Security Essentials Course. You are the first line of defence in information security.

Emergency notifications via SFU snap

Download the SFU snap app and enable push notifications to receive emergency alerts on your phone. SFU snap also offers access to course schedules, exams, your library record, and more.

Creative Idea Lounge

Do you have an idea for building community at SFU? Share your suggestions at Creative Idea Lounge! Check out upcoming dates in Burnaby and Surrey.

ARThrive Healthy Relationship: Our Way

Through creative writing and guided movement improvisation, we will explore our inherited ideas around consent and boundaries that contribute to our vision of healthy relationships. Each ARThrive session explores different topics while creating art together. All materials are included and light meals provided. New this year, we are working in partnership with the SFU's Indigenous Student Centre. Sessions are open to all students of all genders. Registration is required.

Student Social Innovation Seed Fund

Need funding to kick-start your idea that can create positive social, economic or environmental transformation for SFU and/or its communities? The Social Innovation Seed Fund provides financial support ranging from $200 to $2,000 to help get your project off the ground. This fund is offered in partnership by RADIUS SFU and Embark and is inspired by our shared mission to advance the sustainability of SFU and its communities. Apply by October 13.

Shakeout earthquake drill

Join SFU in the annual ShakeOut BC earthquake drill on Thursday October 17. Download the SFU snap app and watch for drill notifications, then follow along to the ShakeOut video at 10:17am and “Drop, Cover, Hold On”. 

Bears, raccoons and deer.. oh my!

Wildlife including bears, raccoons, and deer are active on Burnaby Mountain. Avoid encounters by properly disposing of food and report bear sightings to Campus Security (778.782.4500). Also remember to never feed or approach animals for photos. www.sfu.ca/srs/wildlife 

Study Abroad 101 Info Session

Always wanted to study abroad? Now is your chance, so come to this info session to learn about your options. October 30 at 12:30pm. Plan ahead and explore exchange, short-term summer programs, and field school options, and see which program is the best for you. Register online.

Exchange Buddy Program application

Meet students from around the world by joining the Exchange Buddy Program. Participate to be matched with an exchange or study abroad student who will be arriving at SFU in Spring 2020, and assist in their transition to Vancouver. This program is eligible for the Student Ambassador Program. Apply by October 31.

Field Schools Info Session

Attend this info session to discover how you can spend your Summer 2019 term on an international Field School. We will introduce you to the basics of a field school, benefits, financial assistance, and how to apply. Following this we will breakout into small groups where Field School Directors will be in attendance to chat about their program. November 6 at 5:30pm. Register online.

Study in Japan Info Session

Join us for a co-presentation of study abroad opportunities in Japan with the Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver and International Services for Students. November 14 at 5:30pm. Register online

SFU United Way book sale

The annual United Way Book Sale will be held November 19, 20, and 21. Donations of quality books, CDs, DVDs, LPs are needed. Please, no magazines, encyclopedias or VHS tapes. Donations may be dropped off at the Donation Box near Bennett Library Front Counter or at Library Receiving (ground floor of the Library).

Sustainability Month

October is Campus Sustainability Month. Universities and colleges around the world are taking the month of October to highlight and celebrate sustainability in higher education. At SFU, this includes spotlights on some great initiatives, groups, and projects currently in action on campus. Keep an eye out on SFU Sustainability's Twitter Facebook Instagram for updates. 

HIV and Hep-C testing workshops

Did you know that 1 in 5 people in Canada living with HIV do not know that they have it? Get informed and know your status. Free workshop and testing: October 8, November 5, January 21. Contact ooc@sfu.ca to register.

Watch NCAA athletes

  • Man's Soccer vs Concordia (OR) Thursday Thursday October 10, 7:00pm at Terry Fox Field (free admission for SFU & FIC students & staff)
  • Soctoberfest (SFU branded socks giveaway)
    • Volleyball vs Seattle Pacific Thursday October 10, 7:00pm in the West Gym (free admission for SFU & FIC students & staff)
    • Volleyball vs Saint Martin’s Saturday October 12, 7:00pm in the West Gym (free admission for SFU & FIC students & staff)
  • website: athletics.sfu.ca / social: @SFUClan

Lectures

  • Creative Ecologies: Biidaaban (The Dawn Comes)”. Join Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Michi Saaglig Nichnaabeg writer, scholar and activist, and special guests as they explore the intersections of politics, story and song. Thursday October 17 (3:30 – 7:30pm, Fei and Milton Wong Theatre, Room B2290, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Vancouver Campus). Seating is limited. Please RSVP.
  • Writer-in-residence Carleigh Baker, poet/short fiction writer/novelist, will be speaking on Friday October 18 at 7:00pm at the Vancouver campus. Free.
  • How we can miss what is right in front of our eyes. Dr. Jeremy M. Wolfe of Harvard Medical School will be speaking on human visual attention Monday October 21 at 2:30pm in Halpern Room 126. 

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Burnaby | Surrey | Vancouver







2019 September 23:  Student Services Bulletin: U-Pass • Survey • BIG Fair • more

Simon Fraser University


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

October U-Pass BC

The October U-Pass BC is available on the U-Pass BC website. The November U-Pass BC will be available as of October 16. 

Transportation Centre back as a bus stop

Transit buses will return to regular routing along South Campus Road on Monday September 23. This allows for the return of bus drop-off and pick-up on Tower Road, South Campus Road and at the Transportation Centre.

Climate strike

While SFU will maintain regular operations throughout the global climate strike activities, we encourage faculty members and academic units to accommodate those who wish to engage in strike activities. SFU’s President Andrew Petter’s full statement.

Short 10-minute student survey, $500 in cash prizes

We (the university) want to provide you with an even better experience at SFU. Please take this ten minute survey, and be sure to add your name and email address at the end of the survey for a chance to win one of five $100 cash prizes! 

Orange Shirt Day

SFU Terry Fox run/walk/roll Friday

It's that time of year where we get ready to move for a good cause. On Friday September 27 from 12:00 - 1:30pm join in as faculty and staff and students walk/run/roll in support of the Terry Fox Foundation. www.sfu.ca/terryfox

BIG Fair September 23 - 26

Come check out the largest university-wide recruitment Fair of the year. BIG Fair 2019 is coming to Surrey and Burnaby September 23-26.  Register in advance on Eventbrite to be entered to win a $50 bookstore gift-card. Over 115 organizations attending.

  • Monday September 23 10:00am – 3:00pm Career & Volunteer Opportunities | Surrey (Mezzanine) You will find a wide variety of career, on- and off-campus volunteer opportunities, as well as study abroad and graduate programs. Find out who is coming and when.

  • Tuesday September 24 10:00am – 3:00pm Study Abroad Fair | Burnaby North AQ. Consider all your options to study abroad and earn credit toward your SFU degree on an Exchange, Short-term Summer Program or Field School. Ask fellow SFU students or current exchange students about their experiences studying abroad. Partner institutions from USA, Denmark, and England will also be attending. Check online for more Fair info.

  • Wednesday and Thursday September 25 and 26 10:00am – 3:00pm Burnaby 
    • Career & Volunteer Opportunities | AQ. With over 115 organizations attending, you will find a wide variety of career, on- and off-campus volunteer opportunities, as well as study abroad and graduate programs. Find out who is coming and when
    • Get Involved Days | Convocation Mall. Get Involved Days is a fair-style event to learn about the many on campus volunteer programs. Drop in to connect with student volunteers and staff and to learn more about on campus and CCR recognized opportunities and for free food, games, firepits and music.

Changemaker Academy

Are you a 1st or 2nd year student ready to develop and expand your changemaking skills? Register for this free half-day workshop and networking event to kick-start your changemaker journey at SFU!

Creative Idea Lounge

Do you have an idea for building community at SFU? Share your suggestions at Creative Idea Lounge! Check out upcoming dates in Burnaby and Surrey.

Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office

SVSPO is a university resource designed to support any member of the university community including students, faculty and staff who are impacted by sexual violence and misconduct. For more information visit www.sfu.ca/sexual-violence.

ARThrive Healthy Relationship Series

Through simple and creative guided workshops, each ARThrive session will explore different topics while creating art together in a safe(r) space. All materials are included and light meals provided. New this year, we are working in partnership with the SFU's Indigenous Student Centre. Sessions are open to all students of all genders, registration is required.

Student membership on Senate committees

Interested in getting involved with the campus community? SFU's Senate has a number of committees requiring student participation. Please submit your nomination via WebSurvey.

Do you have immigration related questions?

The topics you can discuss through LiveChat are: Canadian immigration documents and regulations, medical insurance and the Canadian healthcare system, and intercultural transition support and referrals. The Fall term hours are: Wednesday - Friday, 3:00 - 5: 00pm. Learn more about LiveChat.

Psychology Research Lab Fair

The Department of Psychology will be hosting Psychology Research Lab Fair on Tuesday October 1 from 11:30am to 2:30pm in the North AQ. Sixteen labs within six areas of psychology. Learn about new research, discover volunteer and research assistant positions, and connect with faculty, grad students, and research assistants.

Student Social Innovation Seed Fund

Need funding to kick-start your idea that can create positive social, economic or environmental transformation for SFU and/or its communities? The Social Innovation Seed Fund provides financial support ranging from $200 to $2,000 to help get your project off the ground. This fund is offered in partnership by RADIUS SFU and Embark and is inspired by our shared mission to advance the sustainability of SFU and its communities. Apply by October 13.

Safe Walk on all three campuses

Feel safer traveling on campus: call for Safe Walk security personnel to accompany you anywhere on our campuses 24/7. Call Campus Security at 778-782-7991 when you're ready to leave.

What to do in an emergency

Do you know what to do in an emergency on campus? Review safety information, including the importance of calling 9-1-1 at: www.sfu.ca/emergency.

Leadership opportunity: apply now for the SEI Student Advisory Group

Looking for a dynamic leadership and career development opportunity? SFU is seeking 8 – 10 students to learn about changes that are coming to the student experience from some of the Student Experience Initiative (SEI) key action areas. Apply now for a Student Advisory Group position to provide feedback and recommendations to help steer us in the best direction. Applications close at 11:59pm October 7. To learn more and apply on myinvolvement.sfu.ca Job ID: 5050.

Federal election

  • Federal election advanced voting will take place at Burnaby campus October 5-8 from 9:00am-6:00pm in AQ James Douglas, AQ 3000 South Corridor, and WMC 3rd floor lounge. Eligible students will be able to vote at SFU for their home riding. More information

  • On October 3 the SFSS and GSS will host an All Candidates debate in C9001, Burnaby campus, 5:30 - 7:30pm. 

Health and Counselling Services

Health and Counselling offers both referral programs and drop-in programs that might be of benefit to you. Take a look.

Workshop: Supporting Students with Distress & Thoughts of Suicide

On Tuesday November 19 learn how to recognize potential signs of distress and suicide risk, provide immediate support, and make appropriate referrals. This is a free workshop open to all members of the SFU community. Details and registration.

Passport to Leadership 1: Foundations of Leadership

Interested in exploring your own leadership development? Passport to Leadership 1 (P2L 1) is a series of interactive workshops offered over six weeks.  Learn how to navigate uncertainty by "creating your own luck". The first cohort starts on September 30. Spaces are filling up quickly at both Burnaby and Surrey campuses. Sign up online.

Opportunities

Study at UC Berkeley

Consider a summer exchange to UC Berkeley in Summer 2020. Attend an info session with advisors from UC Berkeley Summer Sessions and SFU to learn more, September 25 from 11:30am – 12:20pm. Register online.

Language Cafe: Spanish

Discover a new language and learn about other cultures at the Language Cafe! Join us for some regional snacks and a one hour mini language session. Global Student Centre (AQ 2013) on September 30 from 12:30 - 1:30pm.

Global Kitchen at the Global Student Centre

Meet new people and learn about recipes and dishes around the world. All participants will have the opportunity to join in the cooking, and of course, EATING! All ingredients are provided to make Egg Briyani on September 26 from 4:30 - 6:30pm. As space is limited participants must register in advance. In the Global Student Centre, AQ 2013.

SFSS Annual General Meeting Wednesday

The annual SFSS General Meeting is Wednesday September 25 at 1:00 in the Diamond Family Auditorium on Convocation Mall, Burnaby campus. Have your say.

Taco Cantina Grand Opening

SFU Dining invites you to the grand opening of the new Taco Cantina on Tuesday September 24 from 9:30am - 3:00pm in the James Douglas Room (2000 level of the AQ). Piñata smashing, free prizes, games and more.

goSFU outage

goSFU, goSFU Mobile, and mySchedule will be unavailable from 5:00pm Friday, October 11 until 8:00am Tuesday October 15 (the Thanksgiving long weekend) for a system upgrade.

Is it sp*m or an SFU email?

You may have concerns that emails sent by SFU are possibly hazardous because the links and email addresses are all encoded. If either of the following conditions are met, then it has been sent through the official SFU email program, Campaigner:

RAF Aerobatics Thursday

If you're at the Vancouver campus on Thursday September 26, stay alert for the British Red Arrows, the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, who are expected to perform over Vancouver Harbour at 5:00pm.

Watch NCAA athletes

  • Women’s Soccer vs Central Washington Thursday September 26, 6:00pm at Terry Fox Field (free admission for SFU & FIC students & staff)
  • Women’s Soccer vs Western Washington Saturday September 28, 1:00pm at Terry Fox Field (free admission for SFU & FIC students & staff)
  • NCAA Football vs Azusa Pacific (California) - (Ball Cap Giveaway) Saturday September 28, 6:00pm at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby (free admission for SFU & FIC students & staff)
  • website: athletics.sfu.ca / social: @SFUClan

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2019 September 9:  Student Bulletin: Tuition due • Fall Kick-off • Opportunities • more

Simon Fraser University


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

Tuition is due Monday September 16

Avoid lineups and save time by paying your tuition fees with your financial institution via internet/telephone banking no later than 11:59pm Monday September 16. If you pay in person we accept debit and cheques only. Cash is not accepted at the Registrar and Information Services offices or at Residence and Housing. For more information on how to pay fees and the penalty for late payment, please see www.sfu.ca/students/fees/howtopay.html.

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 will receive updates so you know when to be there.

September U-Pass BC

The September U-Pass BC is available on the U-Pass BC website. The October U-Pass BC will be available as of September 16. 

SFSS Fall Kickoff concert

Get your ticket to the September 20 SFSS Fall Kickoff at Burnaby campus. Let’s kick off fall the right way: a fun night with good music, food trucks, water stations, and all your closest friends. (It’s important to consider the health effects drugs and alcohol have on your body so you can make informed decisions that will keep you thriving. sfu.ca/students/health/resources/drugs.html.)

Recreation free trial

Recreation Trial Week is Sept 16 – 20. Take any recreation class for free.

Welcome information

  • Month of Welcome continues with events on all three campuses.
  • Club days: Burnaby September 10 - 12, 11:00am - 3:00pm in Convocation Mall, Surrey September 17 and 18, 10:00am - 4:00pm in the Mezzanine. Different clubs each day.
  • Are you connected? Instructions for accessing SFU's Wi-Fi are available at sfu.ca/wireless.
  • Health & Counselling Services has free drop-in programs to support your well-being, including a fitness class, yoga, and meditation. Find a program that works with your schedule.
  • Are you a new student needing an SFU ID Card? Visit our pop-up ID Facility in MBC 1302 through Monday September 13. Students can also get their ID cards at Surrey and Vancouver campuses during regular office hours, and at MBC 3200 after September 13. Don’t know why you need an ID card? You use it to sign in to exams, access the gym, reserve computers or books at the library, and to prove you’re U-Pass BC eligible on transit.

Financial Assistance advising

Financial Aid and Awards advising (in-person and phone - Burnaby campus office) will be temporarily closed each day between 12:00 - 1:00pm until Friday September 13. Please meet with us before or after this temporary closure or email us at  fiassist@sfu.ca if you are unable to connect with us during our regular contact hours

Campus Community Shuttle update

The Campus Community Shuttle has been extended to the end of August 2020. We have relocated the Residence stop to the middle of the parking lot (due to construction) and added a stop to Residence West Lot. More information on scheduling etc.

SFU StreetFest at UniverCity is back, Friday, September 13 from 12 pm – 7 pm.

We’re bringing together the best of what Burnaby Mountain and the surrounding community has to offer; Everybody is welcome as we take over the streets of UniverCity with celebrations, vendors, artisans, great food, live music, games and entertainment! For more info or to register as a volunteer, head to: street-fest.ca

Grand opening of the Vij’s Inspired Indian Cuisine concession at Mackenzie

Come to the Grand Opening on Friday September 13 at Mackenzie Cafeteria at 10:00am to see celebrity chef and SFU alumnus, Vikram Vij and enjoy the ribbon cutting ceremony, a Bollywood dance performance, FREE henna application, meet and greet and more!

What fun campus-wide events will bring students together?

Did you know that SFU Movie Nights was suggested by students? Do you have an idea to make campus life better? Get free food and share your ideas at a Creative Idea Lounge at 12:30pm on September 10 in Burnaby or September 11 in Surrey. For more details and dates, visit events.sfu.ca.

Take survey for chance to win gift card

You are invited to participate in a survey to assess student food security. The SFSS is striving to improve the Food Bank Program that provides emergency food vouchers to undergraduate students in need. Your feedback will help us improve food access at SFU. By participating in the survey, you have a chance to win one of ten $50 President's Choice® gift cards. Deadline is September 21. Please click here to participate.

Big Fair September 23 - 26

Come check out the largest university wide recruitment Fair of the year! BIG Fair 2019 is coming to Surrey and Burnaby on September 23-26! With over 115 organizations attending, you will find a wide variety of career, on- and off-campus volunteer opportunities, as well as study abroad and graduate programs. Find out who is coming and when here: i.sfu.ca/QHjmON

SFU Study Abroad Fair

On Day 2 of Big Fair, September 24, learn about the Exchange, Short-term Summer Programs and Field Schools offerings for the next academic year. Join us and meet fellow students who have studied abroad, or are currently on exchange at SFU and learn about their experiences abroad. Partner institutions from USA, Denmark, and England will also be attending. Check online for more info.

Study at UC Berkeley

Consider a summer exchange to UC Berkeley in Summer 2020. Attend an info session with advisors from UC Berkeley Summer Sessions and SFU to learn more, September 25 from 11:30am – 12:20pm. Register online.

Study Abroad: Fireside Chat

Come on out to the SFU Fire Pits for a fireside chat about studying abroad. Roast a marshmallow and chat with fellow students who have just returned from their exchange abroad. You can also make your own S’mores, while they last! Find us at the Fire pits in the West AQ (top of the AQ Stairs) Thursday September 12 from 12:00-3:00pm.

Study Abroad 101 Info Session

Explore your options on an Exchange, Short-Term Study Program or Field School. Attend this info session and find out how to include one of these experiential opportunities into your SFU degree. September 17 11:30am – 12:20pm, Burnaby campus. Register online.

Out on Campus Open House

Come learn about the services that Out on Campus provides at our next open house on September 23. Connect with SFU's queer community, learn about our resources, access various supports, have fun, and enjoy free food/refreshments.

Student Services and Interfaith Centre launch review to ensure safe, welcoming faith spaces across SFU

SFU’s interfaith community is an important part of our campus environment. Through SFU’s Interfaith Centre, we seek to support the spiritual well-being of students, staff and faculty, and to increase the understanding of and respect for religious beliefs and practices across all three campuses. At the Burnaby campus, over 1400 individual students use the Centre weekly and countless community members join them in various faith activities.

This fall, Student Services and SFU’s Interfaith Centre are launching a review of SFU’s interfaith and prayer spaces. The review will address interfaith space across all SFU campuses, and produce a report of recommendations to ensure we meet our standards for safe, welcoming spaces. Members of the University community who would like to offer feedback are encouraged to contact the Interfaith Centre.

Changemaker Academy

Are you a 1st or 2nd year SFU student ready to develop and expand your changemaking skills? Register for this free half-day workshop and networking event on September 28 to hear from SFU alumni and upper-year changemakers, engage with social innovation and changemaking focused student clubs, and learn firsthand from experts in the field the skills and tools necessary to kick-start your changemaker journey at SFU.

Enhance sustainability at SFU

Embark Camp is back! We are ready to welcome all SFU students to a new term of impactful sustainability work. We promise a Saturday filled with fun activities, laughter, good food, and an even greater community. Get to know us all September 14, 10:00am-2:00pm. Register online.

Bears, raccoons and deer …. oh my!

Wildlife including bears, raccoons, and deer are active on Burnaby Mountain. Avoid encounters by properly disposing of food and report bear sightings to Campus Security (778.782.4500). Also remember to never feed or approach animals for photos. www.sfu.ca/srs/wildlife 

Job Search Success (online)

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. Visit www.sfu.ca/coop/jss/.

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, as well as understand the impacts of colonialism on Indigenous cultures in Canada. Visit www.sfu.ca/coop/eic/.

Passport to Leadership 1: Foundations of Leadership

Passport to Leadership 1 (P2L 1) is a series of interactive workshops that introduce you to a range of leadership topics. Learn how to identify the key behaviours of effective leadership; how to approach communication with intention, understand the significance of values, perceptions and assumptions, and how to navigate uncertainty by "creating your own luck". The first cohort starts on September 30. Spaces are filling up quickly – at both Burnaby and Surrey campuses. Sign up online.

Get Involved Days

Get Involved Days is a fair-style event to learn about the many on campus volunteer programs. Drop-in between 10:00am and 3:00pm on September 25 and 26 to connect with student volunteers and staff to learn about how you can get involved on campus.

Opportunities

  • Interested in a career in safety and security? Come volunteer with the Student Safety Engagement Program.
  • Relay for Life is a completely student-run fundraising event that allows you to become a leader in your community and raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. This nation-wide initiative is a great opportunity to volunteer for a meaningful cause and to gain experience planning an event from start to finish-making it your own.
  • Work with youth, make a difference, and get SFU Co-Curricular Record (CCR) credit! Yes, you really can have it all – the SFU Surrey–TD Community Engagement Centre has been working hard to make all of our volunteer positions CCR-approved. So you get to have fun and make a difference in a child or teen’s life, AND you get CCR credit for doing it. Deadlines are coming up, so check out all the positions and apply for one today.
  • The Department of Economics is asking for volunteers to participate in their Experimental Economics Lab. The lab helps to develop behavioural models of learning and adaptation in the areas of game theory, mechanism design, organisation theory, macroeconomics, labour economics and finance. As a student at SFU we highly encourage you to participate in economics experiments -- you will be paid based on the decisions you make and for your participation. sfu.ca/economics/research/SFU-Experimental-Economics-Lab.html
  • SFU's Senate has a number of committees requiring student participation. Committee work ranges from approving undergraduate and graduate curriculum, determining university academic priorities, developing policy on awards, scholarships and bursaries, and setting policy for the Calendar. Please submit your nomination via WebSurvey
  • Public Square is looking for assistance. sfu.ca/publicsquare/students/volunteer-program.html.

Meet, Greet, and Eat

Starting September 19 every Thursday of the Fall term (12:00 -1:30pm) come to a safe and inclusive space for students to hang out, meet new people, eat lunch together, and participate in fun and creative crafts at the Global Student Centre (AQ 2013). Activities are optional; the event is drop-in; no registration required. Didn't bring a lunch? Not a problem, join us! We will provide a light meal. All students welcome!

Smoothie Fest at the Global Student Centre

Come in for fresh smoothies, fun games, make friends and learn all about the GSC (AQ 2013) on September 18 12:00 - 2:00pm. Also, Health peers will be here sharing tips to help us all kick off the new school year in a healthy way!

Consent Matters

Curious about how you can contribute to encouraging a culture of consent? During the week of September 16 - 20 join the SFU community in talking about why Consent Matters, #consentmatterssfu. Stay tuned on social media to learn more about how YOU can practice consent or visit us during one of our outreach events and for more information visit www.sfu.ca/sexual-violence.html:

  • Harbour Centre Concourse: Tuesday, September 17, 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Surrey Mezzanine: Wednesday, September 18, 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Burnaby campus: Thursday, September 19, 10:00am-2:00pm  

Are you down to meet new people and make friends at SFU?

Join the Global Community to meet friends from all around the world and learn about other cultures. Check out the video to see our community members sharing their experience at the Global Community Program. Get $10 off of your membership fee using promo code EARLYBIRD. 

Made by SFU competition

Guess what's back bigger and better than ever? The annual #MadeBySFU competition returns with even more prizes for SFU entrepreneurs, artisans and craft-makers. Applications close September 15.

Watch NCAA athletes

  • NCAA Women’s Golf: True North Classic (First NCAA tournament held in Canada)
    September 15-16, all-day at Richmond Golf & Country Club
  • NCAA Volleyball vs Central Washington: Red Night Cup Cake Festival & T-Shirt Giveaway
    Thursday, Sept. 19, 7:00pm in the West Gym (Free admission for SFU & FIC students & staff)
  • NCAA Football vs South Dakota SMT: Opening Night & T-Shirt Giveaway
    Saturday September 21, 7:00pm at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby (Free admission for SFU & FIC students & staff)
  • website: athletics.sfu.ca / social: @SFUClan

Lectures

  • Watch the screening of the films: Mermaids, or Aiden in Wonderland; and, Wutharr, Saltwater Dream at the kick off of the President’s Dream Colloquium on Creative Ecologies. September 12, 7:00 pm Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Vancouver. RSVP, seating is limited.
  • The SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies is kicking off its annual seminar series with Greece, Modernity and Dis/enchantment: Towards a Re-conceptualization of their Relationship, on September 13 at 2:30pm in AQ6229. RSVP.
  • Ruby Mendenhall of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign speaks on A Black Woman’s Sojourn in High-Performance Computing: Recovering Lost History: SFU Big Data lecture series starts September 17. RSVP. Seating is limited.
  • An Evening with Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, celebrated and world-renowned Kenyan writer and activist, on September 23 at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. RSVP. Seating is limited.
  • Dominique Raccah talks innovation and entrepreneurship in publishing – 2019 Jim Douglas lecture on September 25 at Harbour Centre. Raccah is an awarding-winning entrepreneurial Publisher and CEO of Sourcebooks. She founded Sourcebooks from her home in 1987. Originally a source of financial information for bankers, Dominique has lead a continuously growing, pioneering general book publishing house that happily produces everything from adult and teen fiction, to top titles in children’s books, to baby names and college guides.

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2019 August 22:  Student Bulletin: Welcome events • Deadlines • U-Pass BC • more

Simon Fraser University


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

Welcome events

  • Month of Welcome starts Tuesday September 3 with events on all three campuses.
  • Ask Me! If you’re lost during the first week, find someone wearing a red Ask Me! button to answer your questions.
  • First Friday Carnival is September 6, 3:00 – 11:00pm. Join the university community in Convo Mall and celebrate the start of the new term. Includes BBQ and outdoor movie night (Avengers: Endgame).

Offices closed Monday September 2

University offices will be closed on Monday September 2 in celebration of the Labour Day statutory holiday. Fall term starts Tuesday September 3. See the Academic Dates in the Calendar for a full list of holidays.

Deadlines

The last day to drop courses for 100% refund of tuition is September 9. 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.

Tuition is due Monday September 16

Avoid lineups and save time by paying your tuition fees with your financial institution via internet/telephone banking no later than 11:59pm Monday September 16. If you pay in person we accept debit and cheques only. Cash is not accepted at the Registrar and Information Services offices or at Residence and Housing. For more information on how to pay fees and the penalty for late payment, please see  www.sfu.ca/students/fees/howtopay.html.

New student ID cards

Are you a new student needing an SFU ID Card? Visit our pop-up ID Facility in MBC 1302, open Wednesday August 21 to Monday September 13. Students can also get their ID cards at Surrey and Vancouver campuses during regular office hours, and at MBC 3200 after September 13.

September U-Pass BC

The September U-Pass BC is available on the U-Pass BC website. The October U-Pass BC will be available as of September 16. For eligibility and exemption requirements please see www.sfu.ca/students/upass/eligibility.html.
The 2019 Fall U-Pass BC exemption application is available online. The submission deadline is Monday September 9 at 4:30pm.

Translink changes

Starting September 3, three doors are better than one! All customers with a valid Compass Card will be able to tap and board the 145 (Production) and 143 (Burquitlam) buses at any door: front, middle, or back. Customers paying with cash should continue using the front door. One of the fall changes from Translink.

Campus shuttle

The new free campus shuttle will continue running through the end of August 2020. See the map for stops.

Is it sp*m or an SFU email?

You may have concerns that emails sent by SFU are possibly hazardous because the links and email addresses are all encoded. If either of the following conditions are met, then it has been sent through the official SFU email program, Campaigner:

FASScinating breadth courses

From Spaces of Memory (SA 366) to Heroines in Greece and Beyond (HS 318), from Empire and Resistance (WL 309) to Disney Adaptations (FASS 101W-3), FASS offers courses that will satisfy breadth and writing requirements for all SFU students. See the full list of FASS courses with spaces and no (or low) prerequisites.

Getting Ready for Academic Success

New to university? Maximize your effectiveness in lectures, reading, and studying; research and write university-level papers; and adapt your approach to Quantitative courses to university-level demands. Getting Ready is offered at the Burnaby campus on August 26 and August 30, and at the Surrey Campus on August 27. Register today! Or check out the Student Learning Commons other workshops or drop in for a consultation.

Surrey campus naming change

For students taking classes in Surrey, the naming convention has changed slightly:
SRYC refers to the current/existing campus building and
SRYE refers to the new building that houses the Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE) program and classes for various faculties.

SFU Dining

  • Meal plans: are you nearly always on campus? Our all-you-care-to-eat 24/7 meal plan adds great value and flexibility with one meal adding up to less than $7 a day.
  • Dining Dollars provide you with the convenience of dining at various campus eateries including Taco Cantina (new), Starbucks (at Cornerstone and at West Mall), Diamond Alumni Centre, Mackenzie Café, Tim Hortons and Discovery Café and the Dining Hall) while it allows you to save money! Earn free swipes (after you spend $100, get 2 FREE swipes, etc.).

SIN Clinic Thursday September 5

Is your Social Insurance Number in goSFU? In order to meet Canada Revenue Agency regulations, SFU is required to have the SIN of any student paying tuition. If you don't yet have a SIN, attend the Social Insurance Number (SIN) Clinic coming to Burnaby campus on September 5 from 9:30am - 4:00pm and apply for your social insurance number then. Register for the Clinic at: sfusinclinic.eventbrite.ca. If that's not convenient, visit www.sfu.ca/students/fees/social-insurance for other options.

Accessible learning?

Concerned that depression, anxiety or other mental health or physical conditions may affect your studies? You may qualify for academic accommodations. Find out more about registering at the CAL.

Autism

Are you an autistic student or a student with an Autism Spectrum Disorder? Would you like the opportunity to meet 1:1 with a mentor each week to enhance your transition and success at SFU? Check out the Autism Mentorship Initiative, a free service.

International students LiveChat

Have questions on how to apply for your study permit from outside of Canada? Want to learn more about how to prepare for your journey to SFU? Connect with an ISS Advisor, Immigration Specialist via LiveChat: www.sfu.ca/students/isap/contact (choose Option 1).

Download SFU snap

If you have an iOS or Android phone, access course schedules, exams, your library records, and emergency alert push-notifications with SFU snap through the app.

SFU launches new look for sports teams

The new SFU Athletics & Recreation icon leans into the original red and white school colours, as well as the vintage maple leaf and octagon shape worn by SFU student-athletes throughout its history. The refreshed brand captures the pride that student-athletes feel when they compete against their American opponents as Canada's NCAA team. Home games: SFU Men's Soccer vs Cal Poly Pomona September 5, 8:30pm, and vs Cal State San Bernardino September 7, 7:00pm, Terry Fox Field
More info: athletics.sfu.ca and check the games calendar at athletics.sfu.ca/calendar.aspx.

Passport to Leadership 1: Foundations of Leadership

Interested in exploring your own leadership development? Check out Passport to Leadership 1 (P2L 1), a series of interactive workshops (offered over six weeks) that introduces you to a range of leadership topics. You will explore foundational leadership skills that are useful in university and beyond. Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive official recognition on your Co-Curricular Records. Register

SFU Terry Fox Day

Mark your calendars and lace up your runners for SFU's Terry Fox walk/run event on Friday September 27. (Volunteers needed!)

Can you handle SFU’s roundabouts?

There are rules for roundabouts: yield right to way to traffic that's already inside the roundabout, and keep moving once you're in the roundabout. See the rest of the rules at www.icbc.com/road-safety/driving-tips/Pages/How-to-use-roundabout.aspx.

Safe Walk on all three campuses

Feel safer traveling on campus: call for Safe Walk security personnel to accompany you anywhere on our campuses 24/7. For Surrey campus you can also be accompanied to nearby bus stops. For Vancouver campus Safe Walk is offered in a two block radius, or to the next bus stop, or between buildings until 10:30pm. (Note that 611 Alexander has a taxi-voucher Safe Walk program run by the Contemporary Arts Technologist. Vouchers can be obtained at their office near the main doors.) Call Campus Security at 778-782-7991 when you're ready to leave.

What to do in an emergency

Do you know what to do in an emergency on campus? Review new safety information, including the importance of calling 9-1-1 at: www.sfu.ca/emergency.

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