Geography Student Union

GSU Chair’s Message  

Finding your place in University is a challenging task. Getting involved, discovering your passion, and immersing yourself in the school community can be a key part of your experience if you allow it to. The SFU Geography Student Union (GSU) hopes to provide a unique, welcoming space to achieve all of these. To us, the GSU represents friendship, progress, and making the most out of your time at SFU.

We define our own time here. All Geography majors, minors, certificate students, and Geography course-takers are members of the GSU. We provide a common room for their use, fun social and fundraising events, and a year-end trip that always takes us on a fun journey.

Within the first year of undergraduate Geography, it becomes clear how complex, diverse, and endless the field seems. While you discover your academic interests, we hope to balance it by creating a safe, inclusive space where you can relax, study, and socialize. There are plenty of ways to get involved year-round!

This year we have welcomed many younger students into our executive team, transitioning into a new era. We have a wide vision on how to improve things, and hope to reach more students than ever with every event and social media post. We are here to collaborate with you, and foster your voice.

We hope to see you in meetings, via Zoom, our online socials, giveaways, and throughout online classes. You can connect with us on social media or drop us an email at geog-pres@sfu.ca to learn more.  

Due to current circumstances, we are more online than ever! Be sure to add us on all of our social media channels linked below. All events will be posted to Facebook and Discord. Make sure to check out our photo catalogs from past Experiential Learning Trips. Stay tuned for photos from our 2020 trip to Seattle, Washington.  

Thank you for being part of the SFU Geography community! We can’t wait to connect with you online and on campus very soon.


Sincerely,
Marina Miller and Chris Mitchell
Co-Chairs, SFU GSU
geog-pres@sfu.ca

Upcoming GSU Events/Activities

Stay connected online with us! Drop by and say hello in our weekly meetings. 

  • GSU Summer Weekly Social Meetings - Wednesdays from 12:30PM-1:20PM via Zoom*
  • Elections: Wednesday, May 13*
  • Pop-Up Giveaway and Online Social Activities
*Meeting ID links to be posted on SFU GSU Facebook Events prior to meeting.

Executive Members

Chairs: Chris Mitchell, Marina Miller
UGSC Committee Representative: Marina Miller
Events Coordinators: Gegan Kaur, Roger Lye
Secretary: Roger Lye
Treasurers: Jonathan Ling, David Trinh
S.F.S.S. Council Representative: Evangeline Lapalme
Marketing & Communications Coordinators: Megan Meredith, Evangeline Lapalme, Roger Lye
Departmental Committee Representative: Roger Lye Interdepartmental Liaison: Chris Mitchell

 

Connect with us!

In April 2019 the SFU geography student union took their 10th annual experiential learning trip to Victoria, BC. We saw views at Ogden Point Beach, a couple parks, and lovely downtown Victoria. We also visited the Royal BC Museum and Craighdarroch Castle to immerse ourselves in BC history. The butterflies at the bug zoo even got to say hi to our travelling group of geographers! Welcomed with sunny weather, the 2019 ELT was a great success.