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The undergraduate Student Bulletin is news for currently enrolled SFU undergraduates, emailed weekly or as needed.

We can't always fit everything in the Bulletin email, so here are some additional items and reminders.

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Resources and Support

Advisor Link: Whether you need help choosing classes, declaring a major or clarifying your goals, Academic Advisors are here to support you throughout your degree. Advisor Link makes it easy to book and view your upcoming appointments.

Check out the SLC: The Library’s Student Learning Commons offers several workshops and webinars that can help you. Some are recorded to view as you have time.

Forgot your phone charger but already on campus? The SFU Library has a lot of equipment you can borrow (including phone chargers). Check them out!

Office of Student Support, Rights & Responsibilities: The Office of Student Support, Rights & Responsibilities (SSRR) is available to support students who experience physical or mental health issues that may impact their studies.  

Centre for Accessible Learning: If you are a student with a mental health or physical disability and want to explore possible academic supports please contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) as early as possible (caladmin@sfu.ca; 778-782-3112).

The Peak is online: Check out SFU’s independent student newspaper at the-peak.ca. Or read it online through Issuu.

Health and Wellness  

Community Free Fridge: If you need food, take some. If you have extra food to give, please leave it in the fridge for someone else. The fridge is a safe, low-barrier and non-judgmental way for staff, students, and faculty to support each other, reduce waste, and ensure everyone in our university community can feed themselves and their families. Read more.

The SFSS Women’s Centre is a pro-feminist, trans-inclusive, anti-racist space. The Centre is also sex-positive and provides free, confidential menstrual products, safe sex supplies, and pregnancy tests by mail or pickup at the Centre and in the SUB. Email womenscentre-admin@sfss.ca to request supplies. Learn more and sign up for their newsletter!

Sexual Violence Support & Prevention OfficeSVSPO is a university resource designed to support any member of the university community impacted by sexual violence and misconduct. Reach out to us for support regardless of when or where the incident took place.

Mental Health Support available with My SSP (Student Support Program) SFU students can access free, immediate support 24/7 (chat or phone) with My SSP. Multiple language options available. Download the My SSP app to connect and access additional well-being articles and resources or call 1.844.451.9700 (CAN/ US) or 001.416.380.6578 (international, charges may apply).

Opportunities

Discover a global education: Explore Exchanges and Virtual Exchanges at one of our 130+ partner institutions in 45 countries around the world. Exchange Applications for in-person and virtual exchanges are now open! Our new Virtual Exchange program options for an accessible way to explore one of our partners. Deadlines ongoing.

For International Students

International Student Advisors can answer questions related to immigration (study/work permits, visa, travel restrictions, etc.) or medical insurance. Visit our Connect With Us page to see more information on how to connect with an advisor for your individual needs.

Important Medical Insurance Reminder: The International Student Medical Insurance, guard.me@SFU, is for your first term at SFU only. Ensure you have an adequate medical insurance coverage for subsequent terms. Visit the SFU Medical Insurance page for more information.

Employment and Volunteering

Career & Volunteer Services: Career Education Specialists are working remotely and can answer questions related to resumes, work search, interviews, where to find and apply for work and volunteer opportunities and can help bring clarity to your ideas. Connect with us via social media, phone, and email. More info at www.sfu.ca/students/career.html

Videos on Career Development: Head on over to our Youtube Channel for videos on career thinking, resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn, interviews, and much more. We are here to inspire you to pursue your career dreams and possibilities.

Beware of job scammers: Finding a job is not always easy and job scammers are aware of this. We hope this guide can help you get educated, to be able to recognize fraudulent tactics, and to help you protect yourself. Please see this infographic and document and let us know if you are suspicious of anything by calling 778-782-3106 or emailing careers@sfu.ca.

Want to start a business, but don’t know how? Venture Connection has been helping SFU students with their startups since 2008. Our services are open to members of ALL faculties and are absolutely free. Join us in an entrepreneurship workshop or apply directly for the incubator!

Interviewing 101 (free online opportunity): Interviewing for a job requires a lot of preparation. In Interviewing 101 you’ll find several helpful tips on how to succeed in a Canadian workplace interview. Free Canvas resource.

Job Search Success workshop online: Receive expert feedback on your cover letter and résumé, and engage in activities relevant in today's diverse workplace. Think differently about your experiences and how your unique background can positively contribute to your job search. Job Search Success costs $20; non-refundable after course start date. 

Effective Intercultural Communication: Want to be a culturally competent and sought-after professional in today’s globalized workforce? Effective Intercultural Communication is a free self-paced online course.

Registrar and Information Services (RIS)

Do you have your SFU ID? Obtaining your SFU student ID is easy. Fill out the online form and we’ll mail your card to the address you’ve provided.

Is your SIN in goSFU? Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requires ALL students to have a Social Insurance Number (SIN) or Individual Tax Number (ITN) provided on their tax forms (T2202 and T4A). Please visit www.sfu.ca/students/fees/social-insurance for details.