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2019-20

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

2020 July 30: Student Bulletin: Fighting COVID-19 talk • Food Hub • exam prep   • more

* StudentBulletin20200730.pdf
July 30 Student Bulletin

2020 July 23: Student Bulletin: exam prep • advice wanted • food rescue • more

* StudentBulletin20200723.pdf
July 23 Student Bulletin

2020 July 16: Student Bulletin: grade appeals • library access • fireside chats • more

* StudentBulletin20200716.pdf
July 16 Student Bulletin

2020 July 9: Student Bulletin: Fall exam changes • U-Pass update • Food Rescue • more

* StudentBulletin20200709.pdf
July 9 Student Bulletin

2020 July 3: Student Bulletin: Moving to H2 • First People's Gathering House • more

* StudentBulletin20200703.pdf
July 3 Student Bulletin

2020 June 25: Student Bulletin: Library services • fall classes  • surveys • more

* StudentBulletin20200625.pdf
June 25 Student Bulletin

2020 June 19: Student Bulletin: Spring grade changing • Zooms and webinars • more

* StudentBulletin20200619.pdf
June 19 Student Bulletin

2020 June 11: Student Bulletin: Virtual Services Fairs • online exams • more

* StudentBulletin20200611.pdf
June 11 Student Bulletin

2020 June 5: Student Bulletin: Virtual Convocation • Virtual Service Fair • more

* StudentBulletin20200605.pdf
June 5 Student Bulletin

2020 May 28: Student Bulletin: Spirit Shop • Interviewing 101 • more

* StudentBulletin20200528.pdf
May 28 Student Bulletin

2020 May 22: Student Bulletin: Virtual Town Hall • U-Pass Refund • more

* StudentBulletin20200522.pdf
May 22 Student Bulletin

2020 May 15: Student Bulletin: financial aid • Victoria Day • more

* StudentBulletin20200515.pdf
May 15 Student Bulletin

2020 May 8: Student Bulletin: bookstore service • extended tuition due date • more

* StudentBulletin20200508.pdf
May 8 Student Bulletin

2020 May 1: Student Bulletin: detours • changing grades • more

* StudentBulletin20200501.pdf
May 1 Student Bulletin

2020 April 24: Student Bulletin: Changing to a P • Funding • Zoom • more

* StudentBulletin20200424.pdf
April 24 Student Bulletin

2020 April 17: Student Bulletin: U-Pass BC • Resources • FAQs • more

* StudentBulletin 20200417.pdf
April 17 Student Bulletin

2020 April 9: Student Bulletin: updates • summer tuition • more

* StudentBulletin20200409.pdf
April 9 Student Bulletin

2020 April 3: Student Bulletin: updates • opportunities • more

Simon Fraser University


BULLETIN - April 3, 2020

The Student Services Bulletin is currently being sent out to all undergraduate and graduate students. 

Support for SFU students regarding COVID-19: www.sfu.ca/students/support.html.

Information about COVID-19, and how SFU is responding: www.sfu.ca/sfunews/alerts/sfu-community-frequently-asked-questions-about-coronavirus.html.

Registrar & Information Services
Our offices have temporarily discontinued in-person services on all three campuses until further notice. However, our staff is still available to support you via Live Help, or phone and email during office hours.  

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Our office is currently closed. However, our staff is working remotely during regular office hours (Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 4:30pm). Supporting SFU graduate students during this time is a priority for us. We are working closely with your programs to ensure that your academic work and your lives as graduate students are disrupted as little as possible. We are available through our Ticketing System to receive and respond to your inquiries in a timely manner.

Remote learning resources
Students can borrow a limited number of laptops by emailing its-help@sfu.ca or calling 778-782-8888. Students may also use the WMC 2502 computer lab 8:00am - 8:00pm, Monday to Friday excepting holidays. For more info, see www.sfu.ca/students/support/available-resources.html.

Emergency assistance for technology-related funding
If you can’t access equipment/technology through the remote learning options, the Financial Aid and Awards office has some emergency funding available to subsidize the costs of purchasing a laptop, internet access and/or other needs related to online learning. Students can receive up to a maximum of $700, but must have exhausted all other financial resources in order to access this fund. See www.sfu.ca/students/support/financial-concerns.html.

Student Support Case Manager Resource
If you are directly or indirectly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, you can reach a Case Manager in Student Services by emailing student_support@sfu.ca. An SFU Case Manager will work with you to learn your unique circumstances and to assist you in coordinating the appropriate supports. See www.sfu.ca/students/support/available-resources.html

Holiday closure
SFU offices and services will be closed between Friday April 10 and Monday April 13, re-opening for the first day of exams on Tuesday April 14.

Disruptive and concerning behaviour in online classes - a message from the Student Conduct Office (SCO)
With classes moving online, we are here to support you if you have concerns about behaviour that might arise in online classes. When participating in an SFU activity whether on campus, online or off campus, all students must follow the Student Conduct Policy:  www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-05.html. If you or others are impacted by disruptive or concerning behaviour we encourage you to contact the SCO; we can be reached at sco@sfu.ca.

Some disruption originates from outside of the SFU community. If you are impacted by this, please contact our team for support. We also recommend that users of various platforms, both hosts and participants, access user guides made available by the platform, for tips on how to prevent unwanted guests or disruptive and concerning behaviour in the online environment.

Critical updates

Transcripts
Transcript requests for many post secondary institutions are currently processed electronically (see www.sfu.ca/students/records/transcript.html for complete listing). Regular mail delivery of paper transcripts may take a longer time to arrive due to reduction in mail service on campus.

Internet banking
In preparation for the Summer 2020 term, we recommend setting up internet banking to pay tuition fees. Detailed instructions can be found on our Fees and Tuition website; tuition deadline is May 22 (see www.sfu.ca/students/deadlines/summer.html)

International Student Advisors are working remotely and remain accessible
Have questions related to immigration (study/work permits, visa, SIN, etc.) or medical insurance? Connect with us via LiveChat. www.sfu.ca/students/isap/contact.html

Immigration and medical insurance updates for international students in the COVID-19 environment are outlined here: www.sfu.ca/students/isap/news/2019/covid-19-immigration-and-medical-insurance-updates.html

Student accounts
As of March 30, 2020, Student Accounts temporarily stopped issuing cheques to students and all refunds will only be processed via Direct Deposit (for those students who have set up Direct Deposit with SFU). For students who are unable or do not wish to enroll in Direct Deposit, a request can be made for a credit to be added to the student account and be applied towards future term charges. We strongly encourage students to set up Direct Deposit to ensure refunds are deposited to your bank account in the most efficient way. Please refer to www.sfu.ca/students/fees/refunds.html  for instructions on setting up Direct Deposit with SFU, and for instructions on how to request a credit to be applied to the student account.

Academic advising
Academic Advisors in Student Services are available for phone appointments, email, or via LiveHelp. If you’ve declared your major, or have over 60 units, contact your faculty advisor directly to access academic advising. Please visit www.sfu.ca/students/academicadvising/contact.html for more information.

The Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL)
We continue to support CAL registrants and the SFU community at large. In-person services are temporarily discontinued but all staff remain available remotely to address the needs of students with disabilities, particularly regarding access to online lectures, course materials, and exam accommodations. Email caladmin@sfu.ca or call 778-782-3112. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. As changes and decisions continue to evolve, the Centre will communicate via email and will place updates on our website at: www.sfu.ca/students/accessible-learning/carousel-redirects/covid-announcement.html.

Technology issues?
If you have an urgent technology issue, email its-help@sfu.ca or call our IT Help line at 778-782-4828. (Account monitored M-F, 8:00 am-8:00 pm excepting holidays). Follow them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sfu_it.

June Convocation
Convocation has been cancelled for June 2020. Please see FAQs

Research
FAQs addressing the continuity of SFU’s research activities.

Burnaby and Vancouver medical clinics remain open
Please visit the Health and Counselling web page for more information.

Colds, Coughs and Flus by Health & Counselling
Health & Counselling Services has a webpage dedicated to tools and resources for managing colds, coughs and flus. Find the BC Health Line numbers and COVID-19 Self-Assesment Tool at www.sfu.ca/students/health/see-a-doctor/colds--coughs-and-flus.html

Transit
Staying safe on transit and while travelling: www.movinginalivableregion.ca/covid19

Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office
The Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office is working remotely until further notice, but continues to provide supports and services to the SFU and FIC communities. Call 778-782-7233 or email: sv-support@sfu.ca to connect with staff, or visit our website to learn more. www.sfu.ca/sexual-violence.html

SFU’s Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy (GP 44)
SFU’s revised Sexual Violence and Misconduct Prevention, Education and Support (GP44) Policy has been approved. For more information visit: www.sfu.ca/sexual-violence 

Free Student Well-being support workshop offered by My SSP
Check out this free one-hour workshop for simple tips, practices and ideas on how to support your own wellbeing and for ways to keep yourself and your communities empowered, nourished and supported. Workshop on April 8 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT (9:00 - 10:00am PDT) or 6:00pm to 7:00pm EDT (3:00 - 4:00pm PDT). Please join our webinar by clicking on the link: global.gotomeeting.com/join/147544413

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: global.gotomeeting.com/install/147544413

Building Resilience & Supporting Your Well-Being
Connect with peers virtually while learning strategies, tools and resources to support your well-being and resilience on April 16. Visit Health & Counselling Services' Eventbrite page for more details and to sign-up: www.eventbrite.ca/e/building-resilience-supporting-your-well-being-tickets-101818050530

My SSP (Student Support Program)
Access free 24/7 phone call or text counselling support through the My SSP app. Call 1-844-451-9700, or download the app on the App Store or Google Play. 

Government support for students
Check out these pages for more information and resources on how you can access support:

List of web-based SFU events
www.sfu.ca/sfu-community/events.html#!groups/Communications%20and%20Marketing

SFSS
We (the SFSS) are doing our part to help contain the spread of COVID-19. but we’re still (virtually) here for you! We are currently adapting as many services as possible for you to access online. Check our social media: Instagram, Facebook and our website for updates. Also, don't hesitate to contact us by email (studentcentre@sfss.ca) with any questions you may have.

Lunch n' Craft: Virtual Creative Collective
Connect with others and experience the positive benefits of creativity and the arts. Join us for virtual Creative Collective sessions to explore your artistic side. Solo activities done together! No experience necessary; multiple dates available. Registration and details at www.sfu.ca/students/health/events-and-workshops/creative-collective.html.

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/.

The Dead Poets Reading Series
English students have organized The Dead Poets Reading Series: twitter.com/DeadPoetReading. Anyone can submit a video of themselves reading a poem by a dead poet in any language.

Be a part of the 'It Takes All Of Us' photo project
Be part of the Active Bystander Network's photo project: It Takes All Of Us. Inspired by Humans of New York, It Takes All Of Us is a series of photos engaging the SFU community on the topics of consent, self-care, sexual violence prevention, and allyship.

Skoden Indigenous Film Festival now online April 2 - 5
The 2020 edition of the Festival has been redeveloped to become a new film course, led by Sky Hopinka. Used by Indigenous communities from coast to coast to coast, Skoden is a unifying word that transcends a single language. Held within the heart of Musqueam, Sḵwxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh territories, Skoden has been transformed into an online film festival due to COVID-19. Tickets: available on a sliding scale from $0-$20. www.eventbrite.ca/e/skoden-indigenous-film-festival-now-online-tickets-97179912735

Study with Global Community at SFU - April 3 and April 9
Hosted by Global Community @ SFU and Student Learning Commons (SLC), this real time group study session is here to support you to stay motivated and have a 2-hour focused study session. Dealing with exam stress and social isolation at the same time is not easy. All SFU students are welcome to RSVP and participate. Registration and details here: www.sfu.ca/students/isap/events.html

Become a Community Leader, deadline extended to April 17
Join our team to build the Global Community at SFU together. We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2020 Community Leaders for the Global Connections Program! It is a great opportunity to gain practical skills, work with other peers and get recognition on CCR. For more info and to submit your application visit www.sfu.ca/students/intercultural-engagement/globalcommunity/Joinourteam.html.

Career & Volunteer Services
Even though we're no longer on campus, we're here for you. Talk to us about anything career related, from work search to future plans, and find resources on our site and social, such as how to develop a digital footprint, prepare for video-based interviews and work from home. Email us at careers@sfu.ca to book an appointment (phone or online) with one of our Career Education Professionals. We're here to help you manage uncertainty and make room for hope. Please stay safe and stay home. www.sfu.ca/career

SFU Safety and Risk Services
With fewer community members on our campuses due to social distancing measures, property crime and thefts are on the rise. If you do happen to be on campus, please report any suspicious people or activities to Campus Security’s Urgent Line at 778.782.4500. In an emergency, dial 9-1-1 and then Campus Public Safety Urgent Line for immediate security response. Report any signs of attempted break and entry, or attempted theft to CPS Non-Urgent Line at 778.782.7991. For more resources on theft prevention and campus safety, please visit www.sfu.ca/srs/campus-safety-security/public-safety/working-during-closures.html.

Peer Education is currently recruiting for Fall 2020!
Develop skills. Make connections. Build community. Peer education is about students supporting students and building each other’s individual and collective capacity. By participating you will learn how to support other students through outreach, events, education, and more. Pursue your personal and professional development on a team of like-minded individuals. To apply and get more information, go to myinvolvement.sfu.ca and search for opportunity ID: 5254. For general information about Peer Education visit www.sfu.ca/students/get-involved/groups/peer-education.html or contact Tiffany Riddell, Student Development Educator: sde1@sfu.ca.

Fall Semester in Dialogue
Apply for the upcoming fall Semester in Department of Living and consider what it means for young people to thrive in an urban environment. This full time 12 week program follows from the SFU Semester in Dialogue's work with CityStudio in 2018 that produced the Vancouver Student Manifesto. Students will work on a range of projects connected to relevant and timely urban issues in Vancouver. Applications are due April 15 (extended).  www.sfu.ca/dialogue/semester/courses/upcoming-course-s-.html

Adobe Creative Suite free!
We're excited to announce that students now have access to Adobe Creative Suite until May 31, 2020, at no cost. See: www.sfu.ca/itservices/remote-study-work-resources.html.

For your free time

Grad students only:

Review COVID-19 FAQs for graduate students regularly as we continue to inform you on changes and updates. www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/news-updates/pro-d-events-jobs/covid-19-faqs-gradstudents.html.

SFU Graduate Community Virtual potluck and Game social - April 9 Are you feeling the effects of social distancing? Let's bring the SFU graduate community together, support each other, and share our stories and food (virtually)! Your spouses/partners are also welcome to join us! Register virtually here: sfugradssocial.eventbrite.ca.

 
 

Student Services
Burnaby | Surrey | Vancouver

 

2020 March 27 Student Bulletin: COVID updates • news • Adobe offer • social connections • more

Simon Fraser University


BULLETIN - March 27, 2020

The Student Services Bulletin is currently being sent out to all undergraduate and graduate students. 

Support for SFU students regarding COVID-19: www.sfu.ca/students/support.html.

Information about COVID-19, and how SFU is responding: www.sfu.ca/sfunews/alerts/sfu-community-frequently-asked-questions-about-coronavirus.html.

Registrar & Information Services
Our offices have temporarily discontinued in-person services on all three campuses until further notice. However, our staff is still available to support you via Live Help, phone and email during office hours.  

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Our office is currently closed. However, our staff is working remotely during regular office hours (Monday – Friday; 9:00 am – 4:30 pm). Supporting SFU graduate students during this time is a priority for us. We are working closely with your programs to ensure that your academic work and lives as graduate students are disrupted as little as possible. We are available through our Ticketing System to receive and respond to your inquiries in a timely manner.

Academic Advising
Academic Advisors in Student Services are available for phone appointments, email, or via LiveHelp. If you’ve declared your major, or have over 60 units, contact your faculty advisor directly to access academic advising. Please visit www.sfu.ca/students/academicadvising/contact.html for more information. 

The Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) continues to support CAL registrants and the SFU community at large. In-person services are temporarily discontinued, all staff remain available remotely to address the needs of students with disabilities, particularly regarding access to online lectures, course materials, and exam accommodations. Email caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. As changes and decisions continue to evolve, the Centre will communicate via email and will place updates on our website at: www.sfu.ca/students/accessible-learning/carousel-redirects/covid-announcement.html

International Students

FCAT advising available by phone, email, and videoconference
Email advising: Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm. Phone or video conferencing advising: by appointment Monday to Friday from 1pm to 3pm. To book a phone or video conferencing appointment, please email your advisor. Please include your full name and student number in all advising requests.

Free Student Well-being Support workshop offered by My SSP
Check out this free one-hour workshop for simple tips, practices and ideas on how to support your own wellbeing and ways to keep yourself and your communities empowered, nourished and supported. Workshops happen March 24, March 31, April 2, or April 8 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT or 6:00pm to 7:00pm EDT. Please join our webinar at: global.gotomeeting.com/join/147544413
New to GoToMeeting? Install the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: global.gotomeeting.com/install/147544413

My SSP (Student Support Program)
Access free, 24/7 phone call, text, or in-person counselling support through the My SSP app. Call 1-844-451-9700, or download the app on the App Store or Google Play. www.sfu.ca/students/health/support/mental-health/my-ssp.html

Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office
The Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office is working remotely until further notice, but continues to provide supports and services to the SFU and FIC communities. Call 778-782-7233 or email: sv-support@sfu.ca to connect with staff, or visit our website to learn more.

Burnaby and Vancouver medical clinics remain open 
Please visit our see-a-doctor page for more information.

Students on exchange 
Are you currently on exchange and have questions regarding COVID-19? Please refer here for more information.

Colds, Coughs and Flus by Health & Counselling
Health & Counselling Services has a webpage dedicated to tools and resources for managing colds, coughs and flus. Find the BC Health Line numbers and COVID-19 Self-Assesment Tool here. www.sfu.ca/students/health/see-a-doctor/colds--coughs-and-flus.html

Looking for work? 
Residence & Housing is looking for caring, calm, and level-headed student staff who are comfortable being around other staff to support students, while still practicing social distancing. The work is on Burnaby campus, in-person, working the Residence & Housing Front Counter. Help is required 7 days a week, in shifts, until further notice: (1) 8:30 am - 11:30 am, and (2) 11:30 am - 3:00 pm. Student staff will assist with key returns from move-out, provide lock-out service, process received mail and distribute to students, provide breaks for other front line staff, and deliver breakfast to isolating residents. There will be no contact with sick or isolating residents. Sign up to apply through the Student Temp Pool: trr.tbe.taleo.net/trr01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=SIMOFRAS&cws=37&rid=1529

Adobe Creative Suite free!
We're excited to announce that students now have access to Adobe Creative Suite until May 31, 2020, at no cost. See:  www.sfu.ca/itservices/remote-study-work-resources.html

The Dead Poets Reading Series. English students have organized The Dead Poets Reading Series: twitter.com/DeadPoetReading. Anyone can submit a video of themselves reading a poem by a dead poet in any language. 

5 Teams – 5 Parks – 5 Strategies
The students of EVSC 400 and Dr. Tara Holland would like to invite you to a (virtual) Student Research Showcase on Wed April 1, 2020 at 10:30am – 11:30am. Methodologies for assessing the ecological condition of 5 Vancouver parks will be explored and discussed. Please see the event page for details. 

Attention transit users
TransLink‬ have been adjusting their daily service based on the reduction in ridership, check transit alerts for current schedules.

Safewalk program
Campus Public Safety is temporarily suspending all vehicular Safewalk transport, effective immediately, due to extra precautions during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Safety & Risk Services main office in Discovery 1 is closed and all urgent access control requests should be directed through the non-emergency number 778-782-7991.

Computer labs available
The IT Services’ computer lab in WMC 2502 at the Burnaby campus is open 8am-8 pm, M-F. Effective immediately, the following IT Services labs are closed: AQ 3148, SUR 2300, SUR 3140, HCC 1340, HCC 1350, and HCC 2960

Office of the Ombudsperson
If you are concerned that you are not being treated fairly, the Ombudsperson at SFU is an independent, impartial and confidential resource for students. We provide information and assistance on university-related issues including students' rights and responsibilities, University policies, and appeal processes. Please call 778-782-4563 or email ombuds@sfu.ca to connect with the Ombudsperson or visit www.sfu.ca/ombudsperson.html for more information. 

Free and Low-Cost Resources for Self-Care
Staying healthy and connected remains a priority, particularly at this time. Find some resources at: www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/news-updates/pro-d-events-jobs/self-care.html to help you take care of your well-being, whether it’s through a mindfulness app, virtual tour, or a new hobby to try at home.

Colour at home with Creative Collective!
Check out and print off some fun colouring sheets on the Creative Collective webpage.

Lunch n' Craft: Virtual Creative Collective
Connect with others and experience the positive benefits of creativity and the arts. Join us for virtual Creative Collective sessions to explore your artistic side. Solo activities done together! No experience necessary; multiple dates available. Registration and details here.

Goldcorp Centre for the Arts hours
SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver) has new, more limited hours for students, staff, faculty: 7:30am – 3:30pm. The building is otherwise closed to the public. 

 
 
 
 

Student Services
Burnaby | Surrey | Vancouver



2020 March 20 Student Bulletin: COVID response updates for March 20

Simon Fraser University


BULLETIN - March 20, 2020

In light of the current situation, the Bulletin will be sent out more frequently. Our priority is to share with you up-to-date information, resources, and support that will help guide you through the rest of the term, and beyond. 

 
All support for SFU students regarding COVID-19: www.sfu.ca/students/support.html.
 
To get answers to questions about COVID-19, and how SFU is responding see www.sfu.ca/sfunews/alerts/sfu-community-frequently-asked-questions-about-coronavirus.html.
 
Registrar & Information Services
 
Our offices have temporarily discontinued in-person services on all three campuses until further notice. However, our staff is still available to support you via Live Help, phone and email during office hours.  
 
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
 
Our office is currently closed. However, our staff is working remotely during regular office hours (Monday – Friday; 9:00 am – 4:30 pm). Supporting SFU graduate students during this time is a priority for us. We are working closely with your programs to ensure that your academic work and lives as graduate students are disrupted as little as possible. We are available through our Ticketing System to receive and respond to your inquiries in a timely manner.
 
Financial Assistance 
 
The Financial Aid and Awards office is open, however no in-person advising is currently available at any of our three campuses. To connect with us, please phone us at 778-782-6930 or email us at fiassist@sfu.ca. Our telephone contact hours will remain the same as follows:
 
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Wednesday: 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
 
If you are dealing with an unexpected and urgent financial situation, please reach out to us and we will assist you as best we can.
 
Students needing to drop off financial aid paperwork (ie, Part-Time Student Loan or One World Scholarship application packages) should use the Student Services Drop box on the top floor of the Maggie Benston Building.
 
For more information or to speak with us, please visit our Financial Assistance page.
 
Academic Advising
 
Academic Advisors in Student Services are available for phone appointments, email, or via LiveHelp
If you’ve declared your major, or have over 60 units, contact your faculty advisor directly to access academic advising.
Please visit our page for more information. 
 
Career & Volunteer Services
 
Even though we're no longer on campus, we're here for YOU. We are offering appointments by phone or online, Monday to Friday from 9:00am - 4:30pm. Reach out to us on social or email us at careers@sfu.ca. Talk to us about anything career related, from work search to future plans. We're here to help you manage uncertainty and make room for hope. Please stay safe and stay home. 
 
Library Services
 
Fraser (Surrey), Belzberg (Vancouver), and Bennett (Burnaby) libraries are closed until further notice. If you have Library materials, including equipment or ILL items, please keep them in your possession until we reopen. You will not be charged fines or fees. If you are unable to keep items (eg, due to imminent travel), please contact us at loans-all-mgmt@sfu.ca to discuss. See www.lib.sfu.ca/about/covid-19.
 
IT services, work remote support, and updated computer lab operations
 
For information on operation times, resources, and all support available - please see:
Assistance from Student Learning Commons
Free Student Well-being Support workshop offered by My SSP 
 
Check out this free one-hour workshop for simple tips, practices and ideas on how to support your own wellbeing and ways to keep yourself and your communities empowered, nourished and supported. Workshops happen March 24, March 31, April 2, or April 8 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT or 6:00pm to 7:00pm EDT. Please join our webinar at: global.gotomeeting.com/join/147544413.
New to GoToMeeting? Install the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: global.gotomeeting.com/install/147544413
 
My SSP support
 
SFU students (graduate and undergraduate) can access free, immediate counselling and support 24/7 (chat or phone) with My SSP (Student Support Program). Option to phone and pre-book appointments - request video, phone or in-person as well as language options.  Download the My SSP app to access articles and strategies to stay healthy and connected. Call 1.844.451.9700 (CAN/ US) or 001.416.380.6578 (international, charges may apply).
 
Burnaby and Vancouver medical clinics remain open 
Please visit our see-a-doctor page for more information.
 
Contact International Services for Students 
For more information on operations and services, please visit our updates page.
 
Students on exchange 
Are you currently on exchange and have questions regarding COVID-19? Please refer here for more information.
 
SVSPO still available
The Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office is working remotely until further notice, but continues to provide supports and services to the SFU and FIC communities. Call 778-782-7233 or email: sv-support@sfu.ca to connect with staff, or visit our website to learn more.
 
Study tips
Unsure about take-home exams? Check out the @sfu_library on Twitter for tips and tricks and learn how to best prepare: www.lib.sfu.ca/about/branches-depts/slc/learning/exam-prep
 
Desk exercises
If you're at home studying hard, here is a simple set of desk exercises that'll help you refresh and regroup.
 
FASS Forward’s microcredit courses are nearly full
Looking to fill in the last gaps of your summer schedule? There are still a few spots available in these two FASS Forward microcredit courses (one month, one credit courses to teach you skills that will help you complete your degree and get a job):
Criterion on Demand
Catch up on your favourite show or start a new series with Criterion on Demand! As an SFU student you have access to more than 3000 films at your fingertips!
 
WriteAway
Get free feedback on your writing with WriteAway: www.lib.sfu.ca/about/branches-depts/slc/writeaway-support


Student Services
Burnaby | Surrey | Vancouver



 
 

2020 March 9: Student Bulletin:  Sustainability • Non-violence Day • U-Pass BC • more

Simon Fraser University


BULLETIN - March 9, 2020

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

March U-Pass BC

The March U-Pass BC is available on the U-Pass BC website. The April U-Pass BC will be available as of March 16. 
If you're attending Summer term, see U-Pass BC eligibility and exemption requirements. The summer exemption application opens March 23 at 9:00am, and the submission deadline is Friday May 15 at 4:30pm.

Winners in the Update Your SIN contest

The Apple Watch winners were Juliana H., Ayana M. and Trang D. and they are currently enjoying their new watches. They updated their SIN in goSFU before the contest closed. Congratulations!

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 indicating your position in line and expected waiting time.

Share your thoughts about dropping courses

Have an opinion about issues with getting into or dropping classes? Share your thoughts with SFU! Thursday March 12, 4:30 - 5:40pm (Burnaby library).

Non-Violence Day March 11

Join the Interfaith Centre and the Global Student Centre on March 11 for an afternoon of poetry, story-telling, food, and great discussion about belonging. More here.

Shake it Off

Three vibes. Three styles. Three dances for you to try. Shake off your stress and learn some moves from around the world. Each dance session will be 25-30 minutes long and you get to explore Hip Hop, Afrobeats and Bollywood! Join us on March 11 from 5:00 -7:00pm for some fun, all while enjoying some free food! Register online

Lattes for United Way

On Thursday March 12, 6:30am - 7:30pm, 100% of proceeds from every medium latte sold at Renaissance Coffee's AQ location will be donated to SFU's 2019-20 United Way campaign. Let’s wrap up the campaign with a show of local love!

Dog Therapy

Dog Therapy is bark! Drop by and cuddle with friendly canines at multiple Dog Therapy events throughout the Spring 2020 term. 

Bunny Yoga

Are you down for a hopping good time? SFU Recreation is pleased to bring Bunny Yoga back this term to hop(fully) your exam stress away. March 12, 12:30 - 2:30pm. Tickets $9.35

Bunny Café is back!

Bunny Café is back by popular demand and better than ever. Get a free ticket to Health & Counselling Services' Bunny Café on March 19 to enjoy some light café treats, while feeding and petting friendly bunnies. 

Movie nights

  • Movies on Mondays 4:30 - 6:30pm sponsored by Out on Campus. March 16 will be The Handmaiden. Spaces are very limited, so be sure to reserve your spot!
  • At Surrey, the next free weekly movie is School of Rock on Wednesday March 11 at 4:00pm. Popcorn will be provided. 
  • Chill with friends at the Burnaby campus’s free Thursday Movie Nights. The next movie is The Good Lie on March 12. This free Movie Night comes with free popcorn too. March 19 will be Human Flow. March 26 will return to Marvel with Ant-Man.

The Good Lie

Movie about the refugee experience and an orientation / discussion about the Student Refugee Program at SFU:
 Surrey campus, March 10, 4:30 - 6:30pm
 Vancouver campus, March 11, 3:00 - 5:00pm
 Burnaby campus, March 12, 6:00- 8:00pm

Maria Campbell’s Halfbreed

SFU History Reads is a free, public book club that meets once a year to discuss a recent title of great historical significance. This year’s book is the revised and updated 2019 edition of Maria Campbell’s Halfbreed, originally published in 1973 by McClelland and Stewart. This event will take the form of a moderated discussion among panel members followed by a conversation with the audience. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to read the book in advance. Thursday March 12, 7:00 - 9:00pm at Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre. 

The Active Bystander Network is recruiting!

Interested in creating a culture of consent and care on campus? Want to educate your peers on sexual violence awareness through social media and events planned by YOU? Check out the Active Bystander Network and apply to be a member NOW! Interviews will take place between March 10 - 13.  

Lights Out Climbing

SFU Recreation’s 3rd Annual Starry Night lights out climbing event is Saturday March 14 from 6:30pm. Climb at the SFU Wall with only headlamps, glowsticks and a blacklight to light your way! Everyone needs their own headlamp and wear your brightest and glowiest outfit. Staff will be on-site to assist with belaying. 

Career Night - The "Buzz"ness of Sustainability

Join Embark for an evening where we'll have a deeper look at the intersection of business and sustainability on Monday March 16, 6:00 - 8:30pm at CityStudio, 1800 Spyglass Place, Vancouver. You’ll have an opportunity to network, and dive into deeper meaningful dialogue as you seek answers to your sustainable career questions. RSVP.

Climate Literacy 101: On a Path to Climate Success

Learn from and engage with leading climate science and policy experts at SFU at Climate Literacy 101. Elder Syexwaliya will open the event and Dr. Kirsten Zickfeld and Dr. Mark Jaccard will present on the state of the climate and how citizens can contribute to climate success. Tuesday March 17, 4:30 - 6:30pm at the Diamond Alumni Centre, Fraser Thompson Room. RSVP.

SFSS Elections

Voting for the SFSS elections will begin on March 17. See sfss.ca/elections.

3 Minute Thesis - SFU Finals

One slide. Three minutes. Come out March 19 at 4:30pm and watch the 3 Minute Thesis finals as SFU grad students present their research in 3 minutes in ASB 10900. Vote for your favorite presenter. Enjoy some free food. RSVP today! or check out the semi-finals schedule.

FASS on a Boat: A Masquerade

Come to FASS On a Boat, the Society of Arts and Social Science’s biggest annual party! Dress in your most formal clothes, have delicious dinner, take cute photos, party hard on the dance floor with a live DJ, participate in group activities, and be in awe of the beautiful scenic view of False Creek. A masquerade-themed night with your best friends right before finals - what could possibly be better? Open to all current SFU and FIC students in all faculties. March 20, 5:30 - 9:00pm, at Harbour Cruises 501 Denman St, Vancouver 

NECESSITY: Oil, Water, and Climate Resistance

Join the School of Criminology and SFU Indigenous Studies on March 27 from 2:30-4:00pm for a screening of NECESSITY: Oil, Water, and Climate Resistance. RSVP now. View trailer. NECESSITY traces the fight in Minnesota against the expansion of pipelines carrying highly toxic tar sands oil through Native lands and essential waterways in North America. This feature-length documentary follows indigenous leaders and white allies, using direct action to protect the sacred and demand justice.

Call for university-wide action on climate change

SFU has launched a new five-year sustainability plan that seeks to mobilize the entire institution to address the climate crisis. The plan builds on the success of previous sustainability efforts, takes account of work that is underway, and sets ambitious new targets. 

Semester in Department of Living

Apply for the upcoming fall Semester in Department of Living and consider what it means for young people to thrive in an urban environment. This full time 12 week program follows from the SFU Semester in Dialogue's work with CityStudio in 2018 that produced the Vancouver Student Manifesto. Students will work on a range of projects connected to relevant and timely urban issues in Vancouver. Applications are due March 31. 

Looking for vendors for TRIBUTE market

Do you have a small business or craft that you want to showcase and sell to the SFU community? Join us at the TRIBUTE Volunteer Appreciation Festival & Market as a vendor on April 7 between 3:00pm and 9:00pm. Students only pay a $20 deposit to hold their table! For more info and to apply, go to www.surveymonkey.ca/r/TRIBUTENightMarket by March 20.

Undergraduate Research Symposium

Participate in SFU’s third annual Undergraduate Research Symposium (UGRS) on March 24 from 9:00am – 4:00pm. Celebrate, network, show support, and learn about the fantastic undergrad work taking place at SFU. Join us for the whole day or whatever your schedule permits. Register for free.

Embark AMA Meetup – Fast Fashion

Do you have questions about how to tackle climate change as a student? Our Climate Action team invites anyone interested in learning about tangible ways to help mitigate climate change at the individual level to join them at an “Ask Me Anything” meetup 12:00 – 1:00pm at SFU Burnaby’s Veggie Lunch in the Maggie Benston Forum Chambers. March 24: How to be a climate activist.

Environmental Science student research showcase

Stop by the AQ North Concourse on March 25 between 10:30am and 12:20pm and connect with Environmental Science students who will be showcasing their research on the ecological problems/solutions in five of Vancouver's Parks: Stanley, Jericho Beach, Everett Crowley, Vanier, and Renfrew Ravine. More info

Get cozy with Creative Collective

Drop by the fire pits at Convo Mall on March 25 and Get Cozy with Creative Collective! Join us for coffee, hot cocoa, musical instruments and colouring.

2020 Community Summit, Overcoming Inequality

Richard Wilkinson is an epidemiologist and one of the world's foremost experts on the health and social impacts of inequality at both the societal and individual level. The keynote will be taking place April 2 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Tickets are FREE with registration.

Do you have guard.me@SFU coverage?

If you have guard.me@SFU coverage for Spring 2020 there is a change. Coverage will expire on 30 April, and SFU will not re-enroll international students in the guard.me@SFU plan in any subsequent terms (unless returning to SFU for a second credential or re-enrolling at SFU after being away for three or more terms).  

FASS Forward this summer

Succeed now and in the future with FASS Forward microcredit courses May - June 2020. These new courses will teach you the skills you need to finish your undergrad degree, plan grad school and look for work. Fast: courses are only one month and open to all students. Forward: look forward to your future. Take control of your path with valuable, lifelong skills from personal financial planning to public speaking to writing right. Learn more about the nine courses to be offered this summer at FASS Forward. You’ve got this!

Health & Counselling drop-in programs

Drop-in at any of Health & Counselling Services’ programs including Fitmix, Mindfulness Meditation, and Community Cooking.

10th Annual Printemps de la Francophonie at SFU

From March 2 to 27 the OFFA will host the Printemps de la francophonie, celebrating Canadian and international Francophonie. A series of cultural activities, panel discussions and movie screenings will take place at SFU’s Burnaby and Vancouver campuses. 

Creative writing readings and launch party

Join the Department of English as it introduces its new creative writing minor. Our launch party is April 9 from 1:30 - 3:00pm at W.A.C. Bennett Library (Room 7200). Enjoy refreshments and lively discussion after the readings, along with the chance to win an awesome door prize! Readings by Carleigh Baker, Clint Burnham, David Chariandy, Stephen Collis, Kevin Spenst, Isabella Wang, and more. 

Electric race car fundraising

SFU’s Team Phantom is designing an electric race car and hoping to compete in California. They’re more than halfway way to their fundraising goal; maybe you can help? Deadline for meeting the goal is March 31.

Coronavirus updates

The situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve across the world. SFU has been actively reviewing its infectious disease protocols and is regularly meeting with key stakeholders to ensure our three campuses are prepared and able to respond if needed. Please refer to our FAQs for specific questions/concerns that you may have.

And a reminder

A privacy breach occurred when SFU’s system was recently subjected to a ransomware attack that found a weakness in the way the information was handled. This weakness has been discovered and corrected. If you haven't already done so, please change your SFU Computing ID password. While it does not appear that any SFU Computing accounts have been compromised, changing your password now will significantly mitigate that risk.

Lectures 

  • The President's Faculty Lecture presents The Shakespeare Conspiracy by Paul Budra on March 10 at 7:00 - 8:30pm at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby. Register online (free).
  • The Faculty of Environment is hosting its Dean's Lecture Series showcasing its faculty, research, and projects. The next lecture is Navigating towards ecologically safe and socially just fisheries March 12 at 7:00pm at Harbour Centre.
  • Print Culture lecture: Singing around the Sedition Law: New Media and the Politics of Protest in 1930s Trinidad Presented by Professor Aaron Windel, SFU Department of History March 12, 4:30 - 5:45pm in AQ 6106.
  • Map is Not Territory: Rethinking the Archaeology of the Aegean Bronze Age by Dimitri Nakassis Our second to last seminar of the semester will take place on Friday, March 13 at 2:30pm in AQ6229 and feature Dr. Dimitri Nakassis from the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Nakassis will challenge widely used archaeological abstractions such as ‘Mycenean’ and ‘Minoan’ and suggest new ways of thinking about Late Bronze Age communities and their history.
  • Dallas Smythe Memorial Lecture - the School of Communication welcomes scholar Dr. Jack Qiu from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. March 18, 7:00 - 9:00pm at the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver. His lecture, Leaderless but Organized: Hong Kong’s Struggle, Digital Media, and Everyday Resistance Against Authoritarian Capitalism, uses Hong Kong as a case study to understand why such a mode of sociopolitical organization emerged. Free, registration required
  • Charismatic leadership and its discontents: the case of Greece featuring Dr. Harris Mylonas, associate professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs. This is the fourth annual Edward and Emily McWhinney memorial lecture. Be sure to join us on Thursday March 19 at 7:00pm at the SFU Segal Building where Dr. Mylonas will explore the lasting legacies of two former Greek political leaders, Constantine Karamanlis and Andreas Papandreou, on Greece's party system during the economic crisis. Be sure to register early as tickets are free but seating is limited.  Register here.
  • Free screening and discussion Friday March 20 of Harris Mylonas' documentary "Searching for Andreas: Political Leadership in Times of Crisis" Hosted in collaboration with the Department of Political Science and the Edward McWhinney Professor in International Relations, Dr. James Horncastle.
  • Identity and Citizenship lecture series opens with David Chariandy's Where Are You (Really) From? on April 4, 2:00 - 4:00pm at Harbour Centre. Free but registration is required
  • Exposure to News in the Digital Age Presented by Guest Speaker: Professor Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon (UPenn) April 20, 11:00am - 12:30pm in AQ 6106, Burnaby

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2020 February 24: Student Bulletin: DST • Pink Shirt Day • Black History Month • more

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BULLETIN - February 24, 2020

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

DST starts March 8

Daylight Saving Time officially starts Sunday March 8 at 2:00am. Adjust your clocks an hour ahead (unless they reset automatically).

March U-Pass BC

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

FASS Forward this summer

Succeed now and in the future with FASS Forward microcredit courses May - June 2020. These new courses will teach you the skills you need to finish your undergrad degree, plan grad school and look for work. Fast: courses are only one month and open to all students. Forward: look forward to your future. Take control of your path with valuable, lifelong skills from personal financial planning to public speaking to writing right. Learn more about the nine courses to be offered this summer at FASS Forward. You’ve got this!

Registrar and Information Services hours

Tuesday February 25 the RIS offices will be closed on all three campuses to allow staff to attend a Professional Development event. Phone lines will be open and students can e-mail reginfo@sfu.ca. 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 indicating your position in line and expected waiting time. 

Dog Therapy

Dog Therapy is bark! Drop by and cuddle with friendly canines at multiple Dog Therapy events throughout the Spring 2020 term. 

Bunny Yoga

SomeBunnny's back! Are you down for a hopping good time? SFU Recreation is pleased to bring Bunny Yoga back this term to hop(fully) your exam stress away. March 12, 12:30 - 2:30pm. Tickets $9.35

Interested in studying abroad?

Want to chat with SFU students about their experience studying abroad? Join us at one of the following events: 

  • Fireside Chat - roast marshmallows in Convo Mall from 11:30am - 2:30pm on Thursday February 27 
  • Saywell Hall – pop by our booth in Saywell Hall corridor from 11:30am - 2:30pm on Wednesday March 4.

7 Minute Majors

Haven't found a program that's right for you yet? Meet several programs in one place and find your future major/minor. Join us for 7 Minute Majors, enjoy some light refreshments, and meet your program! You’ll get to chat with experienced peers from a variety of departments as you move from major to major with a small group of fellow students. Register online for a session: Thursday March 5, 10:30am - 12:20pm, Saywell Hall 10051 or Monday March 9, 12:30 - 2:20pm, Blusson Hall 9655.

Movie nights

  • Movies on Mondays 4:30 - 6:30pm sponsored by Out on Campus. March 2: Booksmart. Spaces are very limited, so be sure to reserve your spot

  • At Surrey, the next free weekly movie on Wednesday March 4 at 4:00pm is still TBD but popcorn will be provided. 

  • Chill with friends at the Burnaby campus’s free Thursday Movie Nights. The next movie is Avengers: Age of Ultron on March 5. This free Movie Night comes with free popcorn too.

The Good Lie

Movie about the refugee experience and an orientation / discussion about the Student Refugee Program at SFU:
 Surrey campus, March 10, 4:30 - 6:30pm
 Vancouver campus, March 11, 3:00 - 5:00pm
 Burnaby campus, March 12, 6:00- 8:00pm

Pink Shirt Day

On Wednesday February 26 the SFU community is encouraged to wear pink as a reminder to practice kindness and as a show of support for ending bullying in all its forms. Campus security officers will also be handing out pink toques and frisbees across SFU campuses. 

Questions on the coronavirus?

You can check out SFU's FAQs regarding coronavirus.

Restorative Justice

Start your own restorative justice journey; join us at our next info session Tuesday March 10 at noon to explore our online Restorative Justice Certificate program. We’ll share details about the part-time program and how it can help you support your community or organization. Sign up soon to save your spot.

Seminar: Understanding and Coping with Anxiety and Depression

Do you recognize the symptoms of anxiety and depression? Learn the best strategies and receive practical resources to help cope with anxiety and depression in this seminar with Dr. Shona Adams, clinical counsellor at Health & Counselling Services. March 3, 11:30am - 1:20pm, SYRE 1002.

Bouncing Forward: Online Resilience course

Build your resilience and support your well-being with Bouncing Forward, a non-credit Canvas course designed to reduce your stress and help you succeed in university and beyond. 

Workshop

Forced migration among youth and education opportunities: a workshop and documentary: Who am I? Burnaby campus, March 5, 4:30 - 7:00pm.

Speak My Language: Celebrating Our Stories

We're partnering with Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice in the launch of Speak My Language, a storytelling media arts project about the experiences of Chinese seniors with language and cultural barriers in the BC healthcare system. Saturday March 7, 2:00 - 4:00pm in the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. Free, all welcome. No registration required.  

Overcoming Inequality

Innovative research is crucial in developing solutions to fight against inequality. SFU Public Square is accepting presenter submissions for Innovations in Research, showcasing SFU researchers and community groups working on the causes, consequences and solutions to economic and social inequality in Canada. Summit will be held at 7:00pm on April 1 at 312 Main, Vancouver's Centre for Social & Economic Innovation. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners with SFU connections are encouraged to apply. Applications due by March 6 at 11:59pm. Successful applicants will be contacted March 11. Please email any questions to publicsq_events@sfu.ca.

Dreams of Humanity: Refugee Voices Project

Witness and celebrate a photography project centring refugee voices/experiences. This is a space intentionally curated to center the diverse stories and realities of refugees. You are invited to listen and learn FROM refugees rather than ABOUT refugees. Light refreshments will be provided. Saturday 29 February, 5:00 – 8:00pm, ArtStarts in Schools, 808 Richards Street, Vancouver. Information and tickets.

Black History Month

In February we reflect upon the systemic marginalization of black voices and culture in Canada, and celebrate the important contributions of the Black Canadian community. With this in mind, President Petter encourages SFU students, faculty and staff to attend one or more of the following events planned across our campuses to mark Black History Month:

  • Thursday February 27: “A Conversation with Stephanie Allen, Hogan’s Alley Society.” Allen is an SFU Urban Studies graduand, where her project focussed on Canada’s history of displacing Black communities and on making a case to redress this in Vancouver.
  • Friday February 28: the SFU African Students' Association will host a discussion on how to create space and highlight the experiences of Black students at SFU.
  • Friday February 28: the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies will hold a lecture entitled, “The Beauty of Being Black.”

Embark AMA Meetup – Fast Fashion

Do you have questions about how to tackle climate change as a student? Our Climate Action team invites anyone interested in learning about tangible ways to help mitigate climate change at the individual level to join them at an “Ask Me Anything” meetup 12:00 – 1:00pm at SFU Burnaby’s Veggie Lunch in the Maggie Benston Forum Chambers. March 3: Fast Fashion, March 24: How to be a climate activist.

Focus group participants wanted

Embark Sustainability is looking for students to take part in a focus group to guide the development of a new Climate Action-focused Co-curricular program at SFU. Snacks and a $15 gift card will be provided. Take a survey then sign up for a session:

  • Wednesday February 26 from 5:30 - 7:00pm - Burnaby campus GSS lounge
  • Thursday February 27 from 10:30am - 12:00pm - Burnaby campus WMC 3511
  • Friday February 28 from 2:00 - 3:30pm - Surrey campus Classroom 5320

If you have any questions, please email research@embarksustainability.org.

SFSS Board Town Hall: Year in Rear View

Join us February 27, 1:30 - 4:00pm in the West Mall Atrium for Year in Rear View as the 2019-2020 Board of Directors reflect back on the accomplishments and projects during their term and share their experiences. There will be an opportunity to ask them questions during the Q&A session and a networking portion to get to know more about the Board of Directors and their roles. There will be free food! 

Global Community

Join Global Community @ SFU events to destress from studying and have fun while enjoying international cuisines. Free registration and everyone is welcome. See our upcoming events and register online

Global Kitchen 

  • Bonjour! There are some crepes to flip Wednesday February 26 from 5:00 to 7:00pm and it's free - you can eat them too! Make sure to register.
  • On March 4 from 5:00 to 7:00pm, we will celebrate Middle Eastern food with falafels, tabbouleh and hummus. Make sure to register as space is limited. 

Language Cafe - Arabic

Drop-in and find out how to communicate when you don't speak Arabic in an Arabic-speaking country while enjoying some cultural snacks at the Language Cafe Monday March 2! 

Lights Out Climbing

SFU Recreation’s 3rd Annual Starry Night lights out climbing event is Saturday February 29 from 6:30pm. Climb at the SFU Wall with only headlamps, glowsticks and a blacklight to light your way! Everyone needs their own headlamp and wear your brightest and glowiest outfit. Staff will be on-site to assist with belaying. 

SFU’s Got Talent

SFU’s Got Talent 2020 will be on Friday March 6 from 4:30-7:30pm (doors open at 4:00pm) at Burnaby campus's Diamond Family Auditorium, so save the date! Admission is free.

Women in High Performance Computing

Early bird registration for the April 29 - May 1 Women in High Performance Computing Summit is closing soon. This summit celebrates the contributions, careers and leadership of women in High Performance Computing. For details visit womeninhpc.org/events/summit-2020. Applications for to the WHPC Summit Student Program track close February 28. 

New summer course, no pre-reqs

New in summer 2020 – LING 280: Career Pathways in the Language Sciences Open to all students and no pre-requisites required. Delve into the world of work with hands-on demonstrations, presentations from industry professionals, and career exploration exercises. More details.

Update your privacy in goSFU

We have made some changes to our privacy indicators by adding several new and more specific options. For more information about privacy indicators and instructions for how to set them up, please visit SFU’s Third Party Access website.

1690 Matthews

Stitching together interest in the ethics of social media, racism, and service, 1690 Matthews questions what a house can teach us about the beliefs and values of the people who built it, lived in it, and currently occupy it, and what can that same house teach us about ourselves. School for the Contemporary Arts Theatre Mainstage February 26 – 29 and March 3 – 7. More information.

Lectures 

  • The President's Faculty Lecture presents Dr. Faranak Farzan speaking on A Neuroengineering Lens into Treatment of Youth Mental Health and Addiction February 25 at 6:00pm in Surrey. More information.
  • The Shakespeare Conspiracy by Paul Budra is March 10 at 7:00 - 8:30pm at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby. Register online (free).
  • The Faculty of Environment is hosting its Dean's Lecture Series showcasing its faculty, research, and projects. The next lecture is Navigating towards ecologically safe and socially just fisheries March 12 at 7:00pm at Harbour Centre.
  • Dallas Smythe Memorial Lecture - the School of Communication welcomes scholar Dr. Jack Qiu from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. March 18, 7:00 - 9:00pm at the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver. His lecture, Leaderless but Organized: Hong Kong’s Struggle, Digital Media, and Everyday Resistance Against Authoritarian Capitalism, uses Hong Kong as a case study to understand why such a mode of sociopolitical organization emerged. Free, registration required
  • Why did Greece experience such a strong blow to its party system relative to other eurozone countries that also signed loan agreements and implemented stringent austerity measures? The SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies will be presenting the Fourth Annual Edward and Emily McWhinney Memorial Lecture on March 19 at 7:00pm at the SFU Segal Building with Harris Mylonas from the Elliott School  of International Relations at George Washington University. Tickets are available now
  • SFU Indigenous Literatures Reading Circle hosted by Carleigh Baker Thursdays until April 9, 1:30 - 2:30pm SFU Gallery (AQ 3004). 

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2020 February 10: Student Bulletin: Reading Week • Family Day • ValenClimbs • more

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BULLETIN - February 10, 2020

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

Family Day and Reading Week

SFU offices will be closed and classes cancelled on Monday February 17 for BC Family Day. The rest of the week, February 18 - 23, is Reading Week and there are no classes. (See Academic dates.)

February U-Pass BC

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

Movie Nights

Chill with friends at the Burnaby campus’s free weekly Movie Nights. Join the African Students Association and Students of Caribbean and African Ancestry for a screening of Selma. This free Movie Night comes with free popcorn too. Thursday February 13 at 6:00pm. At Surrey, the next free weekly movie is Shrek on Wednesday February 12. 

Call for nominations: Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy

The “Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy” is open for nominations until February 15. The Sterling Prize recognizes work that provokes, and/or contributes to the understanding of controversy. Do you know a student, faculty, staff or alumni whose controversial work deserves recognition? Find the next Sterling Prize winner; nominate an individual today! More information and nomination forms.

Women in High Performance Computing

Early bird registration for the Women in High Performance Computing Summit is closing soon! This summit celebrates the contributions, careers and leadership of women in High Performance Computing. For details visit womeninhpc.org/events/summit-2020.

Academic Grammar and Writing for Multilingual Learners

The Student Learning Commons is offering a free, 8-week workshop series designed to help multilingual learners of English become better writers. The workshop is designed around a personal narrative, in which you will write a story about a memorable event in your life that occurred while learning or using English. Through this writing process, you will develop your understanding of the importance of audience, purpose, organization, style, and flow. To help you use brush up on your grammar and expand your vocabulary, you will also participate in interactive language tasks each week. The class size is small, so you will have many opportunities to receive individual support and personalized feedback. The workshop is held on Tuesdays, January 28-March 24, from 1:30pm-3:30 pm in Room 7200, but registration is open until February 12. www.lib.sfu.ca/about/branches-depts/slc/eal/academic/grammar-and-writing.

Questions on the coronavirus?

You can check out SFU's FAQs regarding coronavirus, and the cold, coughs and flu info from HCS.

Your Edu Connect conference

On Saturday February 22, 9:30am – 5:00pm, join thought leaders at the Your Edu Connect conference in Vancouver. Share your thoughts on the future of work, skills, leadership and entrepreneurship. Use code SFU20 for 20% off. 

International Services for Students (ISS) 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 International Student Advisor, Immigration Specialist, via LiveChat: www.sfu.ca/students/isap/contact.

Understanding and Coping with Anxiety and Depression

Do you recognize symptoms of anxiety and depression? Learn the best strategies and receive practical resources to help cope with anxiety and depression with Dr. Shona Adams, clinical counsellor at Health & Counselling Services. Details and registration.

Bouncing Forward: online course

Build your resilience and support your well-being by join Bouncing Forward, a non-credit Canvas course designed to reduce your stress and help you succeed in university and beyond. Details and course links.

SOS/SID Workshop

Recognize potential signs of distress and learn how to best support others at risk of self-harm at Health & Counselling Services' SOS/SID workshop. Registration and details.

Me & You

All genders welcomed for a discussion about healthy relationships and personal boundaries and what those look like to you. Light snack provided! For more info: www.sfu.ca/students/intercultural-engagement/gsc/events/meandyou.html.

Meet, Greet and Eat

Join us on Thursday February 13 for our ongoing lunch event. It is a safe and inclusive space for students to hang out, meet new people, eat lunch together, and participate in fun and creative arts! For more info: www.sfu.ca/students/intercultural-engagement/gsc/events/meet.html.

Valentine's Day (but not really)

Starting from February 13, share the love in words or not for yourself or others. For your inspiration, free snacks and drinks will be provided. For more info: www.sfu.ca/students/intercultural-engagement/gsc/events/valentine-day-2020.html.

Registrar and Information Services hours

Tuesday February 25 the RIS offices will be closed on all three campuses to allow staff to attend a Professional Development event. Phone lines will be open and students can e-mail reginfo@sfu.ca. 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. 

FCAT Undergraduate Conference 2020

The FCAT Undergraduate Conference (UGC) on March 20 will celebrate the diverse range of student work produced within our faculty. Students from each of our schools and programs have the opportunity to showcase performances, papers, installations, and displays. More information about the event.

1690 Matthews

Eight artists visit 1690 Matthews Avenue to start a brazen and honest conversation about a history we would prefer not to know, and a future that is uncertain. Stitching together interest in the ethics of social media, racism, and service, 1690 Matthews questions what a house can teach us about the beliefs and values of the people who built it, lived in it, and currently occupy it. And, what can that same house teach us about ourselves. School for the Contemporary Arts Theatre Mainstage February 26 – 29 and March 3 – 7 For more information about the event.

Tumblershare launches new app

The student-led reusable cup program TumblerShare has launched their new app! Operating at both Renaissance Café locations, Tumblershare will use the app to better facilitate membership and logistical details. Visit tumblershare.com.

Get paid to participate in a focus group on immigration

Kate Olivares is writing her undergraduate thesis on public attitudes about immigration in Canada, and she is seeking participants for her paid study. This 90-minute focus group would be instrumental to her project. With your help, her research aims to analyze the effects of Canada's immigration history and hopes to contribute to big national conversations: what are the consequences to Canada's migration patterns throughout these past few decades? How can we foster social cohesion and acceptance? Each participant will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. You can sign up for one of two focus groups:
Burnaby campus Monday February 24 from 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Vancouver campus Friday February 28 from 5:30pm - 7:00pm
If you wish to take part in this study, please fill out this two-minute application by Tuesday February 18. Please contact kate_olivares@sfu.ca for any inquiries. 

Present at SFU’s Undergrad Research Symposium

Elevate your presentation skills and share your research with an interdisciplinary audience! SFU’s third annual Undergrad Research Symposium (UGRS) will take place on March 24. The Call for Proposals is open until February 24 — to submit, please visit www.lib.sfu.ca/about/initiatives/ugrad-research-symposium/call-proposals.

Let's Choc(late) About It: Cocoa and Conversation

Like hot chocolate and candy? Want to learn more about consent and healthy boundaries? Join us for some free hot chocolate and candy, and some great conversations about consent and being an active bystander! February 12, 3:00 - 5:00pm, James Douglas Safe Study Area.

Hair styling and dental care in MBC

SFU Ancillary Services has created a Pop Up Shop in MBC with Azzi’s Hair Studio & Healthy Smile Mobile Dental Hygiene Inc. to provide their services in a location near the food court area on the 2000 level, in MBC 2283. Please book Healthy Smile online: healthy-smile.ca. (All dental services are 100% covered.) Azzi’s Hair Studio Info: azzihair.com.

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? Get more info about the Autism Mentorship Initiative, a free service.

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.

First Nations Student Association MMIW Awareness Week

February 10 - 13 will be a vigil in honour of and to bring awareness to Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW). We want to show solidarity with our Indigenous communities that have been and are currently being affected by this issue. We hope you stop by the vigil and stop by on Thursday February 13 when we will have the FNSA drum group from 1:00 - 2:00pm with other community members showing support. www.facebook.com/events/171375150859243/.

Speed Friending

Are you tired of the same old lovey dovey Valentine's stuff? Do you have just enough space in your schedule for a few more friends? Is people-ing hard sometimes? Then welcome to Speed-Friending (it's like Speed-Dating - minus the awkward chat-up lines!). February 14, 1:30 - 3:30pm in MBC 2296. All SFU and FIC students welcome!

SFU Recreation ValenClimbs Day

Join us for our first ValenClimbs Day on February 14, from 7:00 - 9:00pm at the SFU Climbing Wall. A fun and challenging event with your partners and friends! 

7 Minute Majors

Join us for 7 Minute Majors, enjoy some light refreshments, and meet your program! You’ll get to chat with experienced peers from a variety of departments as you move from major to major with a small group of fellow students. Thursday March 5, 10:30am - 12:20pm Saywell Hall 10051 and Monday March 9, 12:30 - 2:20pm , Blusson Hall 9655.

SFU’s Got Talent

SFU’s Got Talent 2020 will be on Friday March 6 from 4:30-7:30pm (doors open at 4:00pm) at Burnaby campus's Diamond Family Auditorium, so save the date! Admission is free.

Are you ready to grow your startup?

Win over $75K in cash, prizes, and entrepreneurship support for your venture and apply to Coast Capital Savings. Review competition guidelines for eligibility and requirements and apply by Monday February 17 at 11:59pm. www.sfu.ca/vc/ventureprize.

Semester in Democracy: The Next Frontier

This summer take the Semester in Dialogue (full-time, 10 credits, seven weeks) and examine the institutions, culture and practice of democracy in Canada. Explore the new frontiers of democracy by developing, designing and executing a democratic engagement project with a local municipal government and delivering a public dialogue on democracy. Whether you are a democratic champion, a skeptic, or completely new to the study of democracy, you’ll be able to dive deep into uncharted territory and go where no citizen has gone before. Apply by February 15.

Economics career night

Are you interested in working in finance? Consulting? Policy? Going to graduate school? Attend the 6th Annual SFU Economics Students Society Career Night on Thursday February 20. All students from all levels and faculties/departments are welcome to attend the event! Tickets $20.

Interfaith Centre temporarily relocated

SFU's Interfaith Centre at AQ3200 is temporarily closed due to a weather-related flood. Gathering and prayer spaces are now open in the Maggie Benston Centre (MBC1304 and 1306) every day between 8:00am and 8:00pm until the Centre re-opens. Additionally, other regular events are being updated around campus. Questions? Contact the Interfaith Centre at ifcadmin@sfu.ca

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:

Lectures 

  • For the next few weeks, the Faculty of Environment is hosting its Dean's Lecture Series showcasing its faculty, research, and projects. We're excited about all four lectures including the one featured here on climate emergencies with professor Mark Jaccard Tuesday, February 11 at Harbour Centre 7:00pm.
  • Documentary about forced migration and a discussion: February 12, 4:30 - 6:30pm, AQ3153 Burnaby www.eventbrite.com/e/movie-night-born-in-syria-refugee-student-program-at-sfu-tickets-93176430211  
  • Reno or Rebuild? Making change and forging connections in an evolving Canadian literary culture. Wednesday February 13 Cherie Dimaline will talk about what the Canadian publishing industry needs in order to excel. Cherie will discuss the need for ‘diverse’ voices in decision-making roles in publishing. Sharing her own experiences and challenges she will examine how publishers can provide readers with what they want while giving them an opportunity to fall in love with what they don’t yet know they want. 
  • "Democratization & Decarbonization: Imaging a New Kind of Economy" Wednesday, February 19, 6:00 - 8:00pm SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts Cost: $15 – Use promocode SHARE2020 for FREE Student Entry Rate.  
  • Making Our Way Home: Book Launch and Curated Conversation on Black History with Blair Imani. A history of the Great Migration and its impact on Black and American Culture. February 22 from 1:00 - 4:00pm at SFU Public Square at 312 Main.
  • The President's Faculty Lecture presents Dr. Faranak Farzan speaking on A Neuroengineering Lens into Treatment of Youth Mental Health and Addiction February 25 at 6:00pm in Surrey. More information.
  • Why did Greece experience such a strong blow to its party system relative to other eurozone countries that also signed loan agreements and implemented stringent austerity measures? The SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies will be presenting the Fourth Annual Edward and Emily McWhinney Memorial Lecture on March 19 at 7:00pm at the SFU Segal Building with Harris Mylonas from the Elliott School  of International Relations at George Washington University. Tickets are available now: charismatic-leadership-and-its-discontents.eventbrite.ca 

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2020 January 27: Student Bulletin: U-Pass BC • movie nights • surveys • more

Simon Fraser University


BULLETIN - January 27, 2020

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

February U-Pass BC

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

You could win an Apple watch

The last day to enter for a draw of an Apple watch by updating your SIN in goSFU is Friday January 31! If you haven't yet provided your SIN, or need to obtain a SIN, visit www.sfu.ca/students/fees/social-insurance. Announcement of the two winners will be made in early March.

Track the shuttle with SFU Snap

Get around Burnaby Mountain with the Campus Community Shuttle thanks to cooperation between SFU and FIC. Running Monday - Friday 8:00am – 10:30pm with stops at Residences, UniverCity and Discovery. Track the shuttle

All Campus Forum for VPA rescheduled

The All Campus Forum for the Vice-President, Academic and Provost search has been rescheduled for Wednesday January 29. Join us from 1:00 - 2:30pm at one of three campus locations: Burnaby campus: Big Data Hub Presentation Studio (ASB 10900), Surrey campus: SUR 3040, Vancouver campus: HC 1400-1410. The forum will be webcast live and recorded for those who cannot attend in person. Please also note that the deadline for feedback via survey and written submission has been extended until January 31. For more information, visit the search website.

Movie Nights

Chill with friends at the Burnaby campus’s free weekly Movie Nights. We are putting the Marvel marathon on pause, and will be screening The Princess Bride January 30 at 6:00pm. The event and the popcorn are free!

Mini BIG Fair February 4 and 5

Discover career, volunteer and grad school opportunities with access to 40 exhibitors representing organizations from the public and private sectors, as well as not-for-profit and educational institutions at the Mini BIG Fair.

Call for nominations: Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy

The Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy is awarded annually for work that presents new ways of looking at the world that are daring and creative. Whether a student, a staff member, an academic at SFU, or a member of the community at large, the recipient of the Sterling Prize is selected for decidedly unconventional and distinctly untraditional work that provokes a wide audience. The recipient receives a cash award of $5,000 and makes a public presentation. The Nomination Form can be found at: www.sfu.ca/sterlingprize/nominations.html and the deadline for nominations is February 15.

Semester in Democracy: The Next Frontier

This summer take the Semester in Dialogue (full-time, 10 credits, seven weeks) and examine the institutions, culture and practice of democracy in Canada. Explore the new frontiers of democracy by developing, designing and executing a democratic engagement project with a local municipal government and delivering a public dialogue on democracy. Whether you are a democratic champion, a skeptic, or completely new to the study of democracy, you’ll be able to dive deep into uncharted territory and go where no citizen has gone before. Apply by February 15.

Want to study in another country while earning SFU credits?

Field Schools: explore the opportunity to study in another country with an SFU Professor in Summer 2020. All 12 Field School applications are open and will close on Friday, January 31 at 11:59pm.

Win a gift basket

SFU students can enter to win a gift basket (which includes a $50 Starbucks gift card) courtesy of the NATO Field School and Simulation Program. Instructions: head over to the NATO Twitter page, follow us, like the pinned post, and tag another SFU student. Contest ends Thursday January 30. The prize winner will be required to present SFU ID to claim the gift basket. 

Study on the Gold Coast’s world-famous beaches in SFU’s new digital journalism program

Launching in January 2021, SFU’s new Certificate in Creative Technologies in Digital Journalism introduces students to diverse forms of public communication while drawing on journalistic traditions that are being transformed by digital platforms and data-driven communication. Along with courses in contemporary arts, communication, publishing, and interactive arts and technology, students will complete a formal exchange with Griffith University at their Gold Coast Campus in Australia to complete further coursework. Learn more.

Work for SFU Summer Camps

Summer 2020 Staff, Volunteer, and Lead Volunteer applications are now open! If you’re ready to make a difference next summer, head to the Summer Camps website to apply today!

Research Assistant wanted

The Sustainability Office is looking for a Research Assistant to join our team to help develop SFU's climate change curricular and co-curricular educational opportunities. Applications are being accepted until February 3. 

SLC workshops

Increase your academic success with workshops at the Student Learning Commons.

Ready, Set, Craft

Join this SAAM Creative Bash with the Active Bystander Network on Tuesday January 28, 12:00 - 3:00pm, James Douglas study area. During this hands-on and creative workshop, let your imagination run wild and create custom pin badges to support a culture of consent on campus and/or make a t-shirt with our #hashtags on consent.

SFU Thrive Week

Recognizing that physical and mental well-being are the bedrock of student success, we want our students to have the skills and resources they need to manage life's inevitable stresses. That's what SFU Thrive Week is all about. From January 27 to 31, we'll be highlighting the many resources that the university has available to help foster physical, mental and emotional health.

SFU’s Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy Review

SFU’s Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy, GP 44, is under review and we want to hear what you think! This is your chance to shape a policy that affects all of us. Read the proposed changes and submit your feedback at www.sfu.ca/sexual-violence by January 30 to be part of creating a safer campus culture. 

Economics career night

Are you interested in working in finance? Consulting? Policy? Going to graduate school? Attend the 6th Annual SFU Economics Students Society Career Night on February 20. All students from all levels and faculties/departments are welcome to attend the event! Tickets $20.

Interfaith Centre temporarily relocated

SFU's Interfaith Centre at AQ3200 is temporarily closed due to a weather-related flood. Gathering and prayer spaces are now open in the Maggie Benston Centre (MBC1304 and 1306) every day between 8:00am and 8:00pm until the Centre re-opens. Additionally, other regular events are being updated around campus. Questions? Contact the Interfaith Centre at ifcadmin@sfu.ca

Registrar and Information Services hours change

Before visiting the Registrar office, check the hours online at www.sfu.ca/students/contact.html. Hours change with the day/date.

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.

Help re-envision Welcome Day

Welcome day is SFU’s Orientation event for newly admitted undergraduate students. Historically this event has taken place before the long weekend in September. The change of date to the first day in the Fall term in 2020 provides an opportunity to re-envision "Welcome Day" to be a bookend to convocation. As an invocation, the event can encourage involvement of the broader SFU community as well as play a critical role in building a new student’s (both undergraduate and graduate) commitment to, and sense of belonging at, SFU. We are holding town hall interactive sessions so you can contribute your thoughts to the re-visioning of the event. If you are interested, please sign up for one of the following events. Details and specific times can be found on the registration pages: Burnaby: February 3, 12:00pm - 1:30pm and Surrey: February 4, 10:00 - 11:30am.

Bunny Café

Enjoy café snacks and drinks at SFU's first-ever Bunny Café on Wednesday January 29.

Multi-Language Cafe

Join the Global Engagement Student Committee and Residence in learning some new languages, enjoy food and make new friends this Wednesday January 29th in the Shell Basement from 5:00 -7:00pm. More info.

Meet, Greet and Eat

Join us on Thursday January 30 for our regular lunch event. It is a safe and inclusive space for students to hang out, meet new people, eat lunch together, and participate in fun and creative arts! More info.

Understanding and Coping with Anxiety and Depression

Do you recognize symptoms of anxiety and depression? Learn the best strategies and receive practical resources to help cope with anxiety and depression in this seminar with Dr. Shona Adams, clinical counsellor at Health & Counselling Services. Details and registration.

Bouncing Forward: Online Resilience Course

Build your resilience and support your well-being by joining Bouncing Forward, a non-credit Canvas course designed to reduce your stress and help you succeed in university and beyond. Details and course links.

SOS/SID Workshop

Recognize potential signs of distress and learn how to best support others at risk of self-harm at Health & Counselling Services' SOS/SID workshop. Registration and details

BC Cool Campus Challenge

Post-secondary institutions across BC are challenging each other to see who can save the most energy this winter season. The BC Cool Campus Challenge raises awareness and literacy on energy-saving best practices by asking students to take a pledge to reduce their use. Also, join the Sustainability Office every Thursday at 12:00 noon in Maggie Benston Centre for free hot chocolate (bring your own tumbler) and to learn energy savings tips this winter season.

Oxford University's Map the System Info Session

Do social and environmental challenges keep you up at night? Register to participate in SFU's Map the System Info Session on January 28. Meet like-minded students and team up to tackle societal challenges that matter to you for a chance to represent SFU at Oxford University. More information and registration

Indigenous Literatures Reading Circle

This term SFU Gallery is hosting Indigenous Literatures Reading Circle. Led by Carleigh Baker, Shadbolt Fellow, Thursdays January 16 to April 9 from 1:30 - 2:30pm in the SFU Gallery (AQ 3004). Note: no Reading Circle on February 20. Also on Facebook

Lectures 

  • Visiting UBC Professor Matthew Wright will be speaking about Immigration and the American Ethos January 27, 12:00pm, SFU Burnaby – AQ 6106. A light lunch will be served. 
  • Artist Vivek Shraya reads from her newest books, "I'm Afraid of Men" and "Death Threat," and discusses the relationships between transphobia, art and resilience. Wednesday January 29, 6:30 - 8:30pm, Wosk Conference Centre, Vancouver. Register online
  • Join SFU History on January 30, 6:30pm, for "Displacement as Method or the World Turned Inside Out" with Lorenzo Veracini, author of "Settler Colonialism" Event info and RSVP.
  • Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellows Welcome Reception, featuring Carleigh Baker, January 31, 7:00 - 9:00pm, SFU Vancouver (Harbour Centre) – Room 1400-1420 Segal Centre. 
  • Learn how research is making a positive difference! Join us February 6 for Lunch n’ Learn and hear Dr. Charlotte Waddell and her team discuss their study with young mothers and their children in BC and how it's shaping health policy. Free lunch provided. 
  • The President's Faculty Lecture presents Dr. Deanna Reder speaking on The Obligations of Stories: Missing Jim Brady and Abbie Halkett February 6 at 6:00pm in Vancouver. More information.
  • The President's Faculty Lecture presents Dr. Faranak Farzan speaking on A Neuroengineering Lens into Treatment of Youth Mental Health and Addiction February 25 at 6:00pm in Surrey. More information.

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2020 January 20:  Student Bulletin: Movie Nights • Apple watch • field schools • more

Simon Fraser University


BULLETIN - January 20, 2020

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

February U-Pass BC

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

Bunny Café

Enjoy café snacks and drinks at SFU's first-ever Bunny Café on Wednesday January 29.

Surrey Clubs Days

Did you know that SFU has over 300 different clubs and student unions? Find your people at SFSS Clubs Days January 21-22 in Surrey.

Fire Pits

Burnaby's Fire Pits run Monday through Friday in Convocation Mall. All members of the SFU community are welcome to participate. Come spend a few minutes roasting a marshmallow or stay for a while!

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 - 3:00pm on January 21 and 22 in Burnaby to connect with student volunteers and staff to learn about how you can get involved on campus. 

Map the System: Mixer

Are you ready to build your network and work with students from various faculties to tackle our world's biggest challenges? Meet like-minded students, form teams, meet your coach, ask questions and kick-start your project and you may represent SFU at Oxford University. January 28, 5:30 – 6:30pm. Register online.

Movie Nights

Chill with friends at Burnaby campus’s free weekly Movie Nights. On January 23, watch Captain America: the Winter Soldier.

Mini BIG Fair

Discover career, volunteer and grad school opportunities with access to 40 exhibitors representing organizations from both the public and private sectors, as well as not-for-profit and educational institutions at the Mini BIG Fair February 4 and 5.

OOC Open House

Connect with SFU’s queer community and learn how you can get involved at the Out on Campus Open House, Friday January 24, 1:30 - 4:00pm.

Interfaith Centre temporarily relocated

SFU's Interfaith Centre at AQ3200 is temporarily closed due to a weather-related flood. Gathering and prayer spaces are now open in the Maggie Benston Centre (MBC1304 and 1306) every day between 8:00am and 8:00pm until the Centre re-opens. Questions? Contact the Interfaith Centre at ifcadmin@sfu.ca

You could win an Apple watch

Update your SIN in goSFU before January 31, 2020 to be entered in a draw to win an Apple watch! If you haven't yet provided your SIN, or need to obtain a SIN, visit www.sfu.ca/students/fees/social-insurance

Call for nominations: Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy

The Sterling Prize Committee is looking for work that challenges complacency. Whether a student, a staff member, an academic at SFU, or a member of the community at large, the recipient of the Sterling Prize is selected for decidedly unconventional and distinctly untraditional work that provokes a wide audience. The recipient receives a cash award of $5,000 and makes a public presentation. The Nomination Form can be found at: www.sfu.ca/sterlingprize/nominations.html and the deadline is February 15.

Bouncing Forward

Bouncing Forward is a non-credit, resilience-building Canvas course designed to help you overcome challenges and enhance your well-being. This free online course is open to all current SFU students and takes around three hours to complete. Students can also gain CCR recognition by completing this course. Enroll now.

Ice To Meet You 2020!

The Global Student Center (AQ 2013) invites you to the Spring Open House for hot chocolate, soup and winter activities. Feel free to drop by anytime and from 12:00 - 2:00pm on January 22 for the Open House.

Register now for Interviewing 101

Interviewing for a job requires a lot of preparation. If you are a student who is adjusting to speaking English or adapting to Canadian culture you will find several helpful tips on how to succeed in a Canadian workplace interview. The Canvas course is non-facilitated and is created for you as a resource hub. You can join in at any point through the term and Canvas is open to you until the term ends. 

Register now for Effective Intercultural Communication

Effective Intercultural Communication is a free self-paced online learning opportunity that provides interactive lessons on intercultural communication. Spring dates: January 27 to March 6. 

Register now for Job Search Success

Job Search Success is a fun online business writing and intercultural communication course. You will improve your resume and cover letter while learning how to communicate in today's multicultural workplace. It can take 1-2 hours per week and is open for four weeks. Cost: $20. Group 1: January 27 - February 29; Group 2: February 10 - March 13. 

Field Schools

All 12 Field Schools applications are now open! Application deadline is January 31. Want to study in another country while earning SFU credits? 

Summer 2020 Field School offerings: January 31 application deadline

  • Beedie Finance Field School (August 23 – 29): Beginning in Vancouver from May – August, students will then engage in local content with local students and industry professionals abroad.
  • Berlin Contemporary Arts Field School (June 1 – July 14): Beginning in Vancouver for two weeks, this Field School will focus on the contemporary arts in one of the cultural capitals of the world.
  • Curacao Environmental Archaeology (May 31 – June 23): Apply environmental archaeology methods to reconstruct landscape history, gaining skills in zooarchaeology, geoarchaeology and geophysical survey.
  • Finland Urban Comparative Sustainability (August 10 – 22): Beginning in Vancouver in May and June, spend two weeks in the field learning with local guides and sustainability experts.
  • Greece Hellenic Studies (May 30 – June 28): Study in Greece while visiting the Acropolis, Byzantine, and Ottoman Imperial ruins, the White Tower of Thessaloniki and more!
  • Indonesia: Environmental and Ecological Education (June 29 – July 24):  From volcano geology to highland agriculture studies to coral reef ecology, this field school will develop students' perspectives on education and the environment through hands-on field work in an international setting.
  • London and Lake District: English (June 7 – July 8): Beginning in Burnaby for four weeks, this field school focuses on the literary and visual culture of mid-18th to mid-19th century modern Britain. Or see the departmental site.
  • NATO Field School and Simulation Program (June 1 – June 26): Beginning in Burnaby, students will travel to military locations in Canada, to decision-makers in Ottawa, and then to NATO and EU facilities in Belgium, the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence in Latvia, and NATO Defense College in Italy.  Students are guided by experts to engage, observe, and interact with security, defense, and diplomatic practitioners.
  • Prague Humanities (May 7 – June 27): The Field School provides around an eight week, in-depth study of European society and culture, literature, art, film and contemporary politics seen through the window of the Czech Republic.
  • Scotland Cybercrime: (August 22 – Sept 2): Beginning in Burnaby for three months, explore the international aspects of cybercrime in Scotland, along with international law enforcement and judicial responses.

Study Abroad

Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 exchange terms. Study abroad on exchange at one of SFU’s 145 partner institutions around the world. Explore your options. Application deadline: January 25.

Summer camp registration open

Although summer is several months away, SFU Camps already have their summer camps registration open! They have a fantastic selection of sports, recreational, educational, aquatics and adventure camps available for kids and teens. Check it out!

Work for SFU Summer Camps

Summer 2020 Staff, Volunteer, and Lead Volunteer applications are now open! If you’re ready to make a difference this summer, head to the Summer Camps website to apply today!

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.

Provide feedback on SFU's Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy

The Sexual Violence and Misconduct Prevention, Education and Support (GP44) policy is currently being reviewed. You can take part in the review process by providing your feedback through this survey by January 30. More information

Help re-envision "Welcome Day"

Welcome day is SFU’s Orientation event for newly admitted undergraduate students. Historically this event has taken place before the long weekend in September. The change of date to the first day in the Fall term provides an opportunity to re-envision "Welcome Day" to a bookend of convocation. As an invocation, the event can encourage involvement of the broader SFU community as well as play a critical role in building a new student’s (both undergraduate and graduate) commitment to, and sense of belonging at, SFU. We are holding town hall interactive sessions the week of January 20th for staff to find out more about what is being planned and also to contribute your thoughts to the re-visioning of the event. If you are interested, please sign up for one of the following events. Details and specific times can be found on the registration pages: Burnaby: January 23, 11:30am - 1:00pm and Surrey: Jan 21, 10:00 - 11:30am.  

U.S. Visa Workshop

Interested in going to the U.S. for work, travel, study, or would like more information regarding the visa application? A US Visa Workshop will be held Monday January 27.  Register online.

Ready, Set, Craft: SAAM Creative Bash

Let your imagination run wild during this hands-on and creative workshop and create custom pin badges to support a culture of consent on campus and/or make a t-shirt with our #hashtags on consent. January 28, 12:00 - 3:00pm, James Douglas study area 

Challenging Carceral Feminism

Challenging Carceral Feminism: Why police and prisons are not the solution to sexual violence.  Transformative Justice is a movement that seeks to build capacity in our communities for responding to harm, including sexual violence, without relying on the state. Join SFPIRG to discuss how we can do this in our own lives. Thursday January 23, 1:30 - 4:30pm, SFPIRG Lounge - in the Rotunda, TC 326.

Peer Café

International students are invited to join MOSAIC and the Global Student Centre Thursday January 23, 5:00 – 7:00pm to engage in a dialogue about the process of acculturation, transition, and their values and beliefs around consent and sexual assault. More information.

Lectures 

  • Islam and / with Psychoanalysis: A Provocative Encounter Presented by Clint Burnham, Laura U. Marks, Farshid Kazemi, and Dina al-Kasim (UBC) Wednesday January 22 at 7:00pm at Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.
  • Screening and Discussion: Sgaawaay K’uuna (Edge of the Knife) on Sunday January 26 at 6:00pm at the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. This screening of Sgaawaay K’uuna (Edge of the Knife) (2018) will be followed by a conversation with Gwaai Edenshaw (co-director and writer) and Jaalen Edenshaw (writer), moderated by the SCA's Judy Radul. The Gaagiixiid is one of Haida’s most popular stories, sustained over the years though song and performance. 
  • Visiting UBC Professor Matthew Wright: Immigration and the American Ethos January 27 12:00 - 2:00pm, AQ 6106
  • The President's Faculty Lecture presents Dr. Faranak Farzan speaking on A Neuroengineering Lens into Treatment of Youth Mental Health and Addiction February 25 at 6:00pm in Surrey. More information.

The Study Public House

Starting January 20 there's a new drink menu that includes BC's own non-alcoholic gin and other alcohol-free beverages.

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2020 January 13:  Student Bulletin: Tuition due Friday • Club Days • Get Involved Days • more

Simon Fraser University


BULLETIN - January 13, 2020

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

Tuition is due Friday January 17

Avoid lineups and save time by paying your tuition fees with your financial institution via internet/telephone banking no later than 11:59pm Friday January 17. If you pay in person we accept debit. If paying by cheque, there is a cheque drop off box between Student Central and the Registrar and Information Services office. 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.

January U-Pass BC

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

Winter weather

Before you head out to the Burnaby, Vancouver, or Surrey campuses, get the latest information regarding campus conditions and class statuses. See the severe weather page for links and recommendations. 

Remembrance service for Flight 752

Please join us on Wednesday, January 15, 1:00 – 3:00pm, Arts Central (AQ 3020), Burnaby campus. We will gather to remember the people we lost in Flight 752 in Iran. Their deaths have touched us all and we are saddened for their families, friends and colleagues. We hope you will join us for tea and halva, even if only for a few moments, on the seventh day of their passing. Reservations not required. Representatives from Health and Counselling, the Interfaith Centre, International Services for Students, the GSS, the SFSS and others will be present.

New student ID cards

Need an SFU ID Card? You can visit our pop-up ID Facility in MBC 1302 through Friday January 17 or at MBC 3200 starting January 20. Or get your ID card at Surrey and Vancouver campuses during regular office hours. However, if you are taking courses at the Surrey campus, please get your ID at the Surrey campus only. 

Month of Welcome

Check out what’s happening at SFU in January: movie nights, varsity games, club days, and Recreation trial week.

Movie Nights

Chill with friends at the Burnaby campus’s free weekly Movie Nights. Watch Thor: The Dark World on Thursday, January 16 at 6:00pm. On January 23, it's Captain America: the Winter Soldier.

Rec Trial Week

Try out all the SFU Recreation’s group fitness classes for FREE during Recreation Trial Week January 13-16.

Clubs Days

Did you know that SFU has over 300 different clubs and student unions? Find your people at SFSS Clubs Days January 14-16 in Burnaby and January 21-22 in Surrey.

Volunteer at Clubs Days

Volunteer with your Department Student Union (DSU) and have it acknowledged on your CCR.

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 January 14 in Surrey and January 21 and 22 in Burnaby to connect with student volunteers and staff to learn about how you can get involved on campus. 

Search for next Vice-President Academic and Provost

Professor Jonathan Driver’s term as Vice-President Academic and Provost Pro Tem ends on August 31, 2020. In accordance with the procedures set out in policy GP29 – Search Committees for Vice-Presidents and Associate Vice-Presidents, a search committee has been established and is currently undertaking a process to select SFU’s next Vice-President Academic and Provost. You can participate: see www.sfu.ca/pres/search-for-vice-president-academic/vpa-search-community-consultation.html. Join the All Campus Forum on January 15 from 10:00 - 11:30am or fill out the survey by Friday January 17.

Map the System: Mixer

Do social and environmental challenges keep you up at night? Register to participate at an upcoming Map the System Mixer on Surrey and Burnaby campuses. Meet like-minded students and team up to tackle societal challenges that matter to you for a chance to represent SFU at Oxford University! Register for Surrey (January 14) or for Burnaby (January 16).

You could win an Apple watch

Update your SIN in goSFU before January 31, 2020 to be entered in a draw to win an Apple watch! If you haven't yet provided your SIN, or need to obtain a SIN, visit www.sfu.ca/students/fees/social-insurance

Financial Aid and Awards

  • The Bursary application for Spring 2020 is currently open for all new and current students, undergraduate (both domestic and international) and graduate (both domestic and international). The deadline to apply online and submit your completed application is Friday January 17. To apply, please log into goSFU, then click Self-service, Student Centre, Apply for Bursaries/Work-Study.

  • The Undergraduate Scholarship and Award application is currently open. The application and supporting documents deadline for the Spring 2020 term is Friday January 17. The online application can be found on the Student Centre, Student Information System (goSFU). Look for the Apply for Scholarships/Awards link. No late applications/documentation will be accepted.

  • If you can't find an answer to your question through the Financial Aid website, please come by and see a member of our financial aid and awards advising staff in person, at the Burnaby campus. Our office is located on the top floor of the Maggie Benston Centre (3000 level).

Check out Passport to Leadership (P2L)

Passport to Leadership is 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 Record. Register online.

Semester in Democracy: The Next Frontier

This summer take the Semester in Dialogue (full-time, 10 credits, seven weeks) and examine the institutions, culture and practice of democracy in Canada. Explore the new frontiers of democracy by developing, designing and executing a democratic engagement project with a local municipal government and delivering a public dialogue on democracy. Whether you are a democratic champion, a skeptic, or completely new to the study of democracy, you’ll be able to dive deep into uncharted territory and go where no citizen has gone before. Apply by February 15.

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.

Health drop-in programs

As a member of the SFU community, you will find lots of workshops, programs, and groups that are free to join. Led by our team of health professionals, they are an effective way for you to learn skills and tools for managing the problems that impact your daily life. Explore our programs and see which ones are right for you. 

Lunch poems at Harbour Centre

The Writer's Studio at SFU Continuing Studies presents free lunchtime readings the third Wednesday of every month featuring well-known and up-and-coming poets. The first reading is Wednesday January 15, 12:00 - 1:00pm, the Teck Gallery at SFU Vancouver. Everyone welcome. Bring your lunch! 

Field Schools

All 12 Field Schools applications are now open! Application deadline is January 31. Want to study in another country while earning SFU credits? Attend our Field School Information Session to learn the basics and meet the Field School Directors. Tuesday January 14 from 11:30-12:20 in WMC 3260, Burnaby. Register online.

Study Abroad

Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 exchange terms. Study abroad on exchange at one of SFU’s 145 partner institutions around the world. Explore your options. Application deadline: January 25.

SFU Indigenous Literatures Reading Circle

Come to the Indigenous Literatures Reading Circle on Thursdays beginning January 16, 1:30 - 2:30pm at the SFU Gallery (AQ 3004) and hosted by Carleigh Baker.

Media and Maker Commons

It’s official: the SFU Library Media and Maker Commons is now open! Come explore YOUR makerspace! There are 3D printers, a laser cutter, an embroidery machine, a printing press, audio and video studios, collaborative spaces… and more. Come learn how to use the equipment, get support, and make your ideas come to life! What will you make? Join an info session and learn about the new equipment and tools. Media and Maker Commons / 3rd floor, W.A.C. Bennett Library / January 13-17.

Games lounge

Games Lounge is a pop-up event hosted in the Surrey campus Mezzanine on a weekly basis. Drop by for ping pong, board games, giant jenga, free snacks and beverages, and more! Engage with your peers, de-stress, and hang out on the beanbags. 

Take the #BCCoolCampus Pledge

Wondering how to help save energy this winter season? Join the #BCCoolCampus Challenge with students from SFU, Selkirk College, Thompson Rivers University and Vancouver Island University to learn energy saving tips and help reduce emissions. Also, join us every Thursday from 12:00 - 1:00pm on the second floor of Maggie Benston Centre for free hot chocolate (if you bring your own tumbler).

Academic support for disabilities

If you are a student with a verified disability and want to explore possible academic supports please contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) as soon as possible. More info about registering at the CAL is available online. 

Experiencing Disability

Join Health & Counselling Services and the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) at this new referral group, Experiencing Disability. Open to all CAL registrants. 

Register now for Effective Intercultural Communication

Effective Intercultural Communication is a free self-paced online learning opportunity that provides interactive lessons on intercultural communication. Spring dates: January 27 to March 6. 

Support group

Nurturing Resilience is a weekly support group for students of all genders who have experienced any form of sexual violence. The group meets weekly on Tuesdays, 2:00 - 4:00 starting on January 14.

Technology resources

Need a copy of Microsoft Office? Want to know how to check for phishing? Looking for a computer to use? Visit www.sfu.ca/itservices/technology-resources-for-students.html.

Multi-Language Cafe

Join the Global Engagement Student Committee and Residence in learning some new languages, enjoy food and make new friends this Wednesday January 15 in the Shell Basement from 5:00 - 7:00pm. Register for free.

Provide feedback on SFU's Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy

The Sexual Violence and Misconduct Prevention, Education and Support (GP44) policy is currently being reviewed. You can take part in the review process by providing your feedback through this survey. More information

Peer Café

Thursday January 16, 1:00 - 3:00pm and Thursday January 16, 6:00 - 8:00pm, Shell Lounge Hall international students are invited to join MOSAIC and Residence to engage in dialogue about the process of acculturation, transition, and their values and beliefs around consent and sexual assault. Peer Cafe.

Flow Yoga honouring SAAM

Friday January 17, the Flow Yoga class will be honouring Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Come to the VIP Room (Lorne Davies Complex) 11:30am - 12:20pm. It’s Recreation's TRIAL WEEK so it’s free!

ARTthrive - Writing for Self-care with Amber Dawn

Come to ARTthrive on Monday January 20, 4:30 - 6:30pm, Bennett Library 7200, where the Sexual Violence Support and Prevention Office (SVSPO) and the SFSS Women’s Centre have invited renown writer Amber Dawn to facilitate a writing workshop. Through a series of guided writing prompts, workshop participants will be invited to explore personal strengths and values, choice and desire, memories and healing.

FASS mentoring

Still feeling a little lost as an undergrad student? Become a FASS mentee and receive mentorship from a FASS mentor.

Strengthening Safety Workshop series

Join Elements Academy of Martial Arts at Strengthening Safety, a safety workshop with physical practice, safety tips, and information on legalities. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. Workshop information and registration.

Lectures

  • The President's Faculty Lecture presents Cree-Métis scholar Deanna Reder speaking on The Obligation of Stories: Missing Jim Brady and Abbie Halkett Wednesday January 15 at 6:00pm. More information.

  • Concerned about artists' displacement in Vancouver? Join us at City Conversations: A City Without Artists? on Thursday January 16 from 12:30 - 1:30pm at SFU Harbour Centre. Part of SFU Public Square.

  • TRIUMF, UBC, and SFU are proud to present the Saturday Morning Lecture series on Frontiers of Modern Physics. These free lectures are at a level appropriate for the general public. There is no charge for admittance, however please register for tickets. View the schedule (pdf) and register for the appropriate day through the eventbrite page. First lecture is January 18.

  • Islam and / with Psychoanalysis: A Provocative Encounter Presented by Clint Burnham, Laura U. Marks, Farshid Kazemi, and Dina al-Kasim (UBC) January 22 at 7:00pm at Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.

  • Screening and Discussion: Sgaawaay K’uuna (Edge of the Knife) on January 26 at 6:00pm at the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. This screening of Sgaawaay K’uuna (Edge of the Knife) (2018) will be followed by a conversation with Gwaai Edenshaw (co-director and writer) and Jaalen Edenshaw (writer), moderated by the SCA's Judy Radul. The Gaagiixiid is one of Haida’s most popular stories, sustained over the years though song and performance. 

The Study Public House

Something to do every day of the week at The Study Public House!

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Burnaby | Surrey | Vancouver







2020 January 6:  Student Bulletin: U-Pass • Recreation Trial Week • more

Simon Fraser University


BULLETIN - January 6, 2020

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

January U-Pass BC

The January U-Pass BC is available on the U-Pass BC website. The February U-Pass BC will be available as of January 16. For eligibility and exemption requirements please see www.sfu.ca/students/upass/eligibility.html
The 2020 Spring U-Pass BC exemption application is available online. The submission deadline is Friday January 10 at 4:30pm.

Tuition is due Friday January 17

Avoid lineups and save time by paying your tuition fees with your financial institution via internet/telephone banking no later than 11:59pm Friday January 17. 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 Thursday January 2 to Friday January 17. Students can also get their ID cards at Surrey and Vancouver campuses during regular office hours, and at MBC 3200 after January 17. 

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.

Movie Nights

Join us for free movies 6:00pm Thursdays on Burnaby campus. Spring term kicks off with Iron Man 3 on January 9. 

First Week

Celebrate the First Week of the new term with free games, prizes, food and resources. Convocation Mall and Surrey Mezzanine January 6 - 10, 10:30am - 3:30pm; Vancouver campus, Harbour Centre foyer on Wednesday January 8, 10:30am to 3:30pm.

Month of Welcome

Check out what’s happening at SFU in January: movie nights, varsity games, club days, and Recreation trial week.

Spring Welcome Kickoff Party

Spring Welcome Kickoff Party hosted by Global Community @ SFU on January 7 from 4:30 - 6:30pm. Meet and connect with students and staff at SFU while enjoying food, music, and games, and learn about on- and off-campus resources. Register at sfuspringkickoff.eventbrite.ca.

Trial Week

Try out SFU Recreation’s group fitness classes for free during Recreation Trial Week January 13-16.

Clubs Days

Did you know that SFU has over 300 different clubs and student unions? Find your people at SFSS Clubs Days January 14-16 in Burnaby and January 21-22 in Surrey.

Fire Pits

Fire pits or hearths have long been community and home gathering points. Burnaby's Fire Pits run Monday through Friday during the Fall and Spring terms. All members of the SFU community are welcome to participate. Come spend a few minutes roasting a marshmallow or stay for a while!

OOC Open House

Connect with SFU’s queer community and learn how you can get involved at the Out on Campus Open House, January 24, 1:30-4:00pm.

Bunny Café

Enjoy café snacks and drinks at SFU's first-ever Bunny Café on Wednesday January 29.

January is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Did you know that January is Sexual Assault Awareness Month at SFU? Learn more about your role in ending sexual violence and creating a culture of consent, care and respect.

Women’s Basketball game January 9

The women's basketball matchup on Thursday January 9 will support Sexual Assault Awareness Month and provide free chocolates to the crowd. Also, Special Olympics athletes will be recognized at half time. 

Starry Nights

January 10 is the next in the series of Friday night Starry Night events at the Trottier Observatory on Burnaby campus, weather permitting. "Keep Looking Up!"

Hair styling and dental care in MBC

SFU Ancillary Services has created a Pop Up Shop in MBC with Azzi’s Hair Studio & Healthy Smile Mobile Dental Hygiene Inc. to provide their services in a location near the food court area on the 2000 level. Please book Healthy Smile online: healthy-smile.ca. Azzi’s Hair Studio Info: azzihair.com.

Passport to Leadership (P2L)

P2L is a series of interactive workshops exploring components of leadership, where you will define everyday leadership, identify key skills and attributes, the importance of self-awareness and communication and identify your leadership signature. Connect with like-minded peers, develop skills and knowledge through in-session activities and complete weekly leadership “try it out” exercises that are transferable to every aspect of your life. Check out upcoming dates for spring – both P2L 1 and P2L 2 are being offered!

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 January 14 in Surrey and January 21 and 22 in Burnaby to connect with student volunteers and staff to learn about how you can get involved on campus. 

Map the System: Mixer

Do social and environmental challenges keep you up at night? Register to participate at an upcoming Map the System Mixer on Surrey and Burnaby Campuses. Meet like-minded students and team up to tackle societal challenges that matter to you for a chance to represent SFU at Oxford University! Register for Surrey (January 14) or for Burnaby (January 16).

Restorative Justice program

Start the new year with a new perspective on conflict resolution. Our part-time, online Restorative Justice Certificate program begins January 22 and can be completed in just one year. Even if you’re not ready for the full program, you’re welcome to register for our foundational course in restorative justice starting later this month: Introduction to Restorative Justice: Concepts, Theory and Philosophy

Check out The Study

SFU's pub, The Study, offers Music Bingo, Karaoke Nights, Cards Against Humanity, and various other events and specials.

Field Schools

Most Field School applications are now open, with one more coming soon! Want to study in another country while earning SFU credits? Attend our Field School Information Session on January 14 at 11:30am 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.

Summer 2020 Field School Offerings: January 31, 2019 application deadline

  • Beedie Finance Field School (August 23 – 29): Beginning in Vancouver from May – August, students will then engage in local content with local students and industry professionals abroad.
  • Berlin Contemporary Arts Field School (June 1 – July 14): Beginning in Vancouver for two weeks, this Field School will focus on the contemporary arts in one of the cultural capitals of the world.
  • Curacao Environmental Archaeology (May 31 – June 23): Apply environmental archaeology methods to reconstruct landscape history, gaining skills in zooarchaeology, geoarchaeology and geophysical survey.
  • Finland Urban Comparative Sustainability (August 10 – 22): Beginning in Vancouver in May and June, spend two weeks in the field learning with local guides and sustainability experts.
  • Greece Hellenic Studies (May 30 – June 28): Study in Greece while visiting the Acropolis, Byzantine, and Ottoman Imperial ruins, the White Tower of Thessaloniki and more!
  • Indonesia: Environmental and Ecological Education (June 29 – July 24):  From volcano geology to highland agriculture studies to coral reef ecology, this field school will develop students' perspectives on education and the environment through hands-on field work in an international setting.
  • London and Lake District: English (June 7 – July 8): Beginning in Burnaby for four weeks, this field school focuses on the literary and visual culture of mid-18th to mid-19th century modern Britain. Or see the departmental site.
  • NATO Field School and Simulation Program (June 1 – June 26): Beginning in Burnaby, students will travel to military locations in Canada, to decision-makers in Ottawa, and then to NATO and EU facilities in Belgium, the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence in Latvia, and NATO Defense College in Italy.  Students are guided by experts to engage, observe, and interact with security, defense, and diplomatic practitioners.
  • Prague Humanities (May 7 – June 27): The Field School provides around an eight week, in-depth study of European society and culture, literature, art, film and contemporary politics seen through the window of the Czech Republic.
  • Scotland Cybercrime: (August 22 – Sept 2): Beginning in Burnaby for three months, explore the international aspects of cybercrime in Scotland, along with international law enforcement and judicial responses.

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.

SLC workshops

Kickstart your academic success this January with workshops at the Student Learning Commons.

No prerequisites required

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences maintains a useful list of courses with spaces and no (or low) prerequisites for hundreds of fascinating courses.

SIN Clinic

Apply for a SIN on campus during the upcoming SIN Clinic January 7, 9:30am - 4:00pm. A Social Insurance Number (SIN) is a 9-digit number that the Canadian government requires for taxation purposes. You must have a valid SIN in order to be paid for any work you do in Canada. This event is open to ALL SFU students and family members of SFU students are welcome to attend. Individual registration is required. More info. At Career and Volunteer Services. Maggie Benston Centre (MBC) 0300. 

Join SFU's Global Community

Global Community @ SFU Program combines the best parts of international orientation, social events, and peer mentorship into one program. Be part of our inclusive community and join us in educational and engaging peer-to-peer discussions, fun activities, a day trip to Whistler, and mini excursions around Metro Vancouver. Sign up for a membership today.

Search for next Vice-President Academic and Provost

Professor Jonathan Driver’s term as Vice-President Academic and Provost Pro Tem ends on August 31, 2020. In accordance with the procedures set out in policy GP29 – Search Committees for Vice-Presidents and Associate Vice-Presidents, a search committee has been established and is currently undertaking a process to select SFU’s next Vice-President Academic and Provost. You can participate: see www.sfu.ca/pres/search-for-vice-president-academic/vpa-search-community-consultation.html

Lectures

  • The SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies has announced the line-up for its spring seminar series, featuring top scholars from Princeton, Brown, the University of Colorado, as well as UBC and SFU! First lecture is January 10.
  • The Obligation of Stories: Missing Jim Brady and Abbie Halkett presented by Professor Deanna Reder and Hosted by SFU Public Square January 15, 6:00-7:30pm SFU Segal School for Business (Vancouver). Register for this free event.

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2019 December 20:  Student Services Bulletin: U-Pass BC • welcome week • field schools • more

Simon Fraser University


BULLETIN - December 20, 2019

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

Holiday closure

SFU offices will be closed between December 25 and January 1, re-opening on January 2. (See the list of Academic dates.)

January U-Pass BC

The January U-Pass BC is available on the U-Pass BC website. Note that starting in January the 95 B-Line becomes the new RapidBus R5. The February U-Pass BC will be available as of January 16. For eligibility and exemption requirements please see www.sfu.ca/students/upass/eligibility.html
The 2020 Spring U-Pass BC exemption application is available online. The submission deadline is Friday January 10 at 4:30pm.

First Week

Celebrate the First Week of the new term with free games, prizes, food and resources. Convocation Mall and Surrey Mezzanine 10:30am - 3:30pm January 6 - 10; Vancouver campus, Harbour Centre foyer on Wednesday, January 8, 10:30am to 3:30pm.

Month of Welcome

Check out what’s happening at SFU in January: movie nights, varsity games, club days, and Recreation trial week.

Spring Welcome Kickoff Party

A Spring Welcome Kickoff Party will be hosted by Global Community @ SFU on January 7 from 4:30 - 6:30pm. Meet and connect with students and staff at SFU while enjoying food, music, and games. Learn about on- and off-campus resources. Registration at sfuspringkickoff.eventbrite.ca.

New student ID cards

Are you a new student needing an SFU ID Card? Visit our pop-up ID Facility in MBC 1302, open Thursday January 2 to Friday January 17. Students can also get their ID cards at Surrey and Vancouver campuses during regular office hours, and at MBC 3200 after January 17. 

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.

Tuition is due Friday January 17

Avoid lineups and save time by paying your tuition fees with your financial institution via internet/telephone banking no later than 11:59pm Friday January 17. 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.

Winter driving 

Winterize your vehicle: All-Season tires are not recommended for commuting to SFU during winter, we recommend either All-Weather or Winter tires. Stay alert, slow down, and stay in control, especially during icy conditions. For more recommendations, see www.sfu.ca/university-communications/snow.html.

Before you head out, get the latest information on the statuses and conditions at the different SFU campuses via SFU Snap App Alerts, Twitter @SFU or SFU Road Report. You can also access road report information by phone via a recorded message at 604-444-4929.

Facilities Services is responsible for snow clearing. The roadways and transit routes are of primary importance, after which staff and equipment proceed to clear the parking lots. If you arrive at a parking lot before it has been cleared of snow please use caution and park in a manner that allows for snow clearing later in the day as well as the safe circulation of vehicles within the parking area.

Is it sp*m or an SFU email?

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

  • If a link starts with: trk.cp20.com/click/ … or
  • if an email address ends with @cp20.com.

SLC Undergraduate Writing Contest

The Student Learning Commons eagerly invites submissions to the third annual undergraduate writing contest at www.lib.sfu.ca/about/branches-depts/slc/writing/contest/writing-contest-news-item. 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. Contest submissions will be accepted until January 5 (at midnight). 

SLC workshops

Kickstart your academic success this January with workshops at the Student Learning Commons.

Centre for Accessible Learning can help

Breakfast with the president

Join President Andrew Petter for Breakfast with the President on January 10 on 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. Register by January 3.

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 on goSFU 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.

Campus community shuttle resumes January 6

The campus community shuttle, organized by Parking & Sustainable Mobility working with Fraser International College, will start running again on Monday January 6. 

No prerequisites required

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences maintains a useful list of courses with spaces and no (or low) prerequisites for hundreds of fascinating courses.

Proof of Canadian Status

SFU is requesting verification of Canadian status for all new students who are Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents. In order to ensure that the fees on your student account accurately reflect your citizenship status, please submit copies of the documentation that verify your Canadian status via the online webform by February 14. If you have any questions about this process, please contact Student Services at 778-782-6930 or reginfo@sfu.ca

SIN Clinic

Apply for a SIN on campus during the upcoming SIN Clinic January 7, 9:30am - 4:00pm. A Social Insurance Number (SIN) is a 9-digit number that the Canadian government requires for taxation purposes. You must have a valid SIN in order to be paid for any work you do in Canada. This event is open to any SFU student. Individual registration is required. More info. At Career and Volunteer Services, Maggie Benston Centre (MBC) 0300. 

Want to deduct your tuition on your income tax return?

If your T2202 doesn't have your SIN on it, you can't claim the deduction when you file your income tax this spring. Fill in your SIN in goSFU by December 31 to have it printed on your tax form. Visit www.sfu.ca/students/fees/social-insurance

Join SFU's Global Community

Global Community @ SFU Program combines the best parts of international orientation, social events, and peer mentorship into one program. Be part of our inclusive community and join us in educational and engaging peer-to-peer discussions, fun activities, a day trip to Whistler, and mini excursions around Metro Vancouver. Sign up for a membership today.

Field Schools

Most Field School applications are now open, with one more coming soon! Want to study in another country while earning SFU credits? Attend our Field School Information Session on January 14 at 11:30am 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.

Search for next Vice-President Academic and Provost

Professor Jonathan Driver’s term as Vice-President Academic and Provost Pro Tem ends on August 31, 2020. In accordance with the procedures set out in policy GP29 – Search Committees for Vice-Presidents and Associate Vice-Presidents, a search committee has been established and is currently undertaking a process to select SFU’s next Vice-President Academic and Provost. You can participate: see www.sfu.ca/pres/search-for-vice-president-academic/vpa-search-community-consultation.html

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2019 November 18:  Student Services Bulletin: United Way book sales • TDOR • Winter warm-up  • more

Simon Fraser University


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

November U-Pass BC

The November and December U-Pass BC are available on the U-Pass BC website. Note that starting in January the 95 B-Line becomes the new RapidBus R5

Library hours extended

Burnaby’s Bennett Library is open 24/7 from Monday November 18 to December 16 midnight. See www.lib.sfu.ca/facilities/rooms-spaces/24-7-opening-burnaby.

Winter warm-ups

Celebrate the season with Winter Warm-up: holidays treats, hot chocolate, entertainment, and a variety of fun activities at all three campuses.

  • Surrey
    Tuesday November 26, 12:00pm - 2:00pm, Mezzanine
    Games Lounge and video games, ornament craft station with Creative Collective, holiday treats and beverages & more!
  • Burnaby
    Wednesday November 27, 12:00pm - 2:00pm, Convocation Mall
    Winter-themed games, fire pits, live music, ornament craft station with Creative Collective & more!
  • Vancouver
    Wednesday November 27, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, Harbour Centre Concourse
    Dog Therapy with Health & Counselling, ornament craft station with Creative Collective, Ping Pong, other games, & more!

United Way events

SFU's United Way Campaign continues this week with Bake Sales, Book Sales, and Market on the Mezz starting Tuesday November 19. All funds go to United Way in the Lower Mainland.

Coffee Day for Students November 20

Come celebrate Coffee Day for Students with Renaissance Coffee from opening to 12:00pm on Wednesday November 20. All purchases of hot drinks will be by donation, with 100% of proceeds supporting SFU students through the Parminder & Kamaljit Parhar Endowment. Locations: Renaissance Coffee in the AQ, the Applied Sciences Building, and the Maggie Benston Centre. Special offer: $5 for a small latte and a slice of banana loaf.

Therapy dogs are bark!

Join Health & Counselling Services at Vancouver for Dog Therapy events and spend time with some floofy friends. Details, dates, times.

Join in honouring The Honourable Steven Point

You’re invited to join a Coast Salish ceremony on November 21 starting at 10:30am in First Nations Atrium, Academic Quadrangle to celebrate The Honourable Steven Point, former Lt-Gov of BC, for his work on Indigenous literacy. Reserve now on Eventbrite. This event is organized in collaboration with The Centre for Restorative Justice and Tsleil-Waututh Nation.

SFSS Winter Craft Sale

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

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honours the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. SFSS Out on Campus has multiple events planned

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.

Beat the flu at SFU

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.

Movie Nights Burnaby

Join us for free movies 6:00pm Thursday nights at Images Theatre, Burnaby campus, with free popcorn from the SFSS! No registration required. The final two films are Thor and The Avengers, November 21 and 28 respectively. 

No prerequisites required

Introductory Italian or Japanese. Economics in Literature. Workers in the Global Economy. Terrorism. Sex and the City. FASS offers hundreds of fascinating courses and maintains a useful list of courses with spaces and no (or low) prerequisites.

Need a Breadth course?

The evolution of human language to dialects in TV/films: enroll in one of our Spring Linguistics courses that are open to all students and have no pre-requisites. Most of these also fulfill your B-Soc/Sci requirements. See the full list at www.sfu.ca/linguistics/spring2020.html

Mindfulness Meditation at the Global Student Centre

Connect with your body, relax your mind, and discover tools for bringing more calm and ease into your life. Free drop-in class led by Health and Counselling staff. No previous experience necessary! November 27 from 3:30 - 4:30pm. (AQ 2013)

Language Cafe: Vietnamese at the Global Student Centre  

Discover a new language and learn about other cultures! Join us for some regional snacks and a one hour mini language session of Vietnamese! No registration required. Drop in to the GSC on November 18 from 12:30 - 1:30 pm. (AQ 2013) 

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.

Civic 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 Schools 

London & Lake District Field School applications are now open! Apply before December 1 to have an amazing learning experience in the UK. Or check out the NATO Field School and Simulation Program. Apply before January 31 and study in Belgium, Rome, and Latvia. Or see other summer field schools for 2020.

Permanent Residence workshop

Register for the Permanent Residence Workshop on November 27 and take 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.

Want to deduct your tuition on your income tax return?

If your T2202 doesn't have your SIN on it, you can't claim the deduction when you file your income tax this spring. Fill in your SIN in goSFU by December 31 to have it printed on your tax form. Visit www.sfu.ca/students/fees/social-insurance

S’mores at the Fire Pits!

Looking for something ooey-gooey and sweet? There will be chocolate, graham crackers, and roasted marshmallows provided at the fire pits every Wednesday through November 27 beginning at 10:30am in Convocation Mall (while supplies last).

Fire Pit Festive Finale

Celebrate the last day of classes for the term at the fire pits! Enjoy goodies, festive crafts, and the cozy crackling of the fire as we wrap up for the term December 2 11:00am-6:00pm, Convocation Mall.

Spark change in your community

It’s time to dream! What will you do? What community will you engage? Write things down and don’t worry how crazy they sound (the more you write, the more you can sift the good from the bad). November 29 is the deadline for registration and idea submission: www.sfu.ca/engagement-competition/. Win a share of $30,000 to make a difference with meaningful change and community impact.

A Sip of CARE Surrey

Learn stress coping and mindfulness best practices at A Sip of CARE every Friday from 2:30 to 4:00pm at Surrey. 

Healthy Relationship with Community: ARThrive

Join us Tuesday November 19, 4:30 – 7:30pm in Halpern Room 114 to explore ways to build authentic, healthy relationships within your community and break down barriers preventing us from connection with ARThrive. We will tap into our creativity and discover personal strategies that will foster resilience and connection with all of our relations. Sessions are open to all students of all genders. Registration is required.

Lunch poems at Vancouver

The Writer’s Studio at SFU Continuing Studies presents free lunchtime poetry readings on Wednesday November 20, 12:00 - 1:00pm in the Teck Gallery at Vancouver campus. Everyone welcome. Bring your lunch!

Free plays

Please join us for a weekly series of seven theatre projects, two runs each, from seven SCA directors. Working on such short turnaround schedules, this series will test the students' creativity, organization, and hustle, while also showcasing the depth, breadth, and eclecticism of the SCA's Theatre Performance area.

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). 

FASS Formal

Join the Society of Arts and Social Sciences at FASS Formal on November 29 at the Diamond Alumni Centre for a great buffet, live performances, dancing and MORE! Ticket sales end on November 22 at fassformal.eventbrite.com.

Be part of planning the next Skoden Indigenous Film Festival

Enrol in CA 334 - Special Topics in Film and Video Production for spring 2020 and be part of planning the next Skoden Indigenous Film Festival! This is an introductory film course where prior experience with film exhibition and programming is not required. Students will be called upon to be in committees that determine locations, fundraising, publicity, programming, exhibition and projection and other areas needed for a successful festival. We welcome students from outside the School for the Contemporary Arts. Interested students must email the instructor for approval (sky_hopinka@sfu.ca). More info.

Passport to Leadership (P2L)

P2L is a series of interactive workshops exploring components of leadership, where you will define everyday leadership, identify key skills and attributes, the importance of self-awareness and communication and identify your leadership signature. Connect with like-minded peers, develop skills and knowledge through in-session activities and complete weekly leadership “try it out” exercises that are transferable to every aspect of your life. Check out upcoming dates for spring – both P2L 1 and P2L 2 are being offered!

Transit strike updates

Get transit 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. And maybe check out both sides on twitter:  ⁦@TransLink⁩ and ⁦@UniforTheUnion⁩

Christmas closure

SFU offices will be closed between December 25 and January 1, re-opening on January 2. (List of Academic dates.)

Lectures

  • Towards a Practice of Decolonial Listening. Join Tlingit art curator and writer Candice Hopkins as she draws on her expertise on contemporary art, sound indigeneity, native economies, and vernacular architecture for this free public lecture on Thursday, November 21 at 7:00 pm, Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Room 3200, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Vancouver Campus. Seating is limited. Please RSVP.
  • What would you do (and who would you kill) in order to save the world? Join Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English, Claire Colebrook, as she speaks on extinction, climate change, and the fragility of the earth at this free public lecture on Thursday, November 28 at 3:30pm, Big Data Hub, Presentation Studio, Applied Science Building, Room 10900, Burnaby campus. Seating is limited. Please RSVP.

Visit The Study Public House in Maggie Benston Centre

  • Come by for brunch every Saturday and Sunday and statutory holidays until 3:00pm. Check out the full menu including vegetarian and gluten friendly options. Or come by for Happy Hour every day 3:00 - 6:00pm.
  • Every Monday is Trivia Night at 7:00pm featuring drink specials and hosted by Quizmaster G.
  • Every Thursday is The After School Special hosted by Osita (Hypeman on Dutey + SFU Football Mascot). Featuring DJ JSTR J + special guests. Eat. Play. Lounge. Party.
  • Every Friday is Off the Books featuring DJ EXQZT, drink specials and free entry always.

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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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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

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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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