Virtual Orientation

Please use this section to get settled, find support and take advantage of university services. 

Teaching Support Staff Union

If you are planning to be a teaching assistant, tutor marker or sessional instructor while you're a graduate student, you will be a member of the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU).

Among the membership benefits:

  • 100% coverage of Medical Services Plan
  • Extended Health Benefit
  • Dental Plan
  • Childcare bursary

If you are a member of the TSSU, these optional extended health plan benefits can replace or be held in addition to the Graduate Student Society's regular graduate student health care plan.

Please see the SFU Medical Plan website for more detailed information. Please note that this coverage is not automatic and you must apply to enroll yourself (and any dependent family members) in the group plan.


  • Email:
    Phone: 778.782.4735
    Location: AQ 5129 / AQ 5130