News & Events

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The latest statements from the Black Caucus and featured news and events from the SFU community and beyond.



  • January 31, 2024

    January 31, 2024

    Early this year, members of the Black Caucus Steering Committee and SOCA representatives sat down with Member of Parliament Arielle Kayabaga.

  • December 04, 2023

    December 04, 2023

    "I realized climate change exacerbated the social issues I cared about, and these impacts would continue to worsen.” Today, she’s the youngest instructor in Simon Fraser University’s Climate Action Certificate program, and, as SFU’s sustainable operations manager, she’s transforming the school top to bottom.

  • November 20, 2023

    November 20, 2023

    SFU Black Caucus completed its inaugural Steering Committee election in September 2023! The nominating committee consisting of Balqees Jama, J.J. Watson-MacKay, and Ashley Schultheiss created and published the 2023 Elections Report on behalf of Black Caucus.


  • February 24, 2024

    February 24, 2024

    Join us as we celebrate SOCA’s big THIRTY! 🎉 Be a part of our community as we refresh our 3 decade journey! 3️⃣0️⃣🔁 Dress code: Formal Date: 24th February, 2024 Time: 6pm-10pm Location: SUB Ballroom

  • February 13, 2024

    February 13, 2024

    Presented by Public Square Join us for “Transformative Justice: A Revolutionary Praxis for Reducing Anti-Trans Sentiment”—part of SFU’s President’s Faculty Lectures! The exploitation of transgender and nonbinary individuals by media systems is a strategic method of oppression. This lecture will illuminate the unique oppression Black trans women face, highlight the severe consequences of anti-trans rhetoric and legislation for these individuals, and provide a path to sustained solidarity with gender-nonconforming individuals via transformative justice.

  • February 01, 2024

    February 01, 2024

    Join SOCA as we launch Black History Month with their Kick Off Ceremony happening on the 1st of February, 2024. Happening at the SUB Social Stage at 3pm.