What's happening at Grad + Postdoc Studies?

Guest speakers. Educational conferences. Community connections. Info sessions. Our world is full of things to learn, stories to tell, places to go, and people to meet.

How will you engage next?

President's Dream Colloquium

The President's Dream Colloquium brings leading thinkers to SFU and provides an annual forum for intensive interdisciplinary exchange amongst faculty and students.

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3 Minute Thesis

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition challenges graduate students to present their thesis and its significance in just three minutes and one slide.

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Upcoming Events for Grad Students + Postdocs

Additional Events

On Campus

  • Fall 2021 Certificate Program in University Teaching and Learning (Apply by May 28; program starts Sept 10)
  • COPE - Compassion Over Pain Endurance; This 6-week program is designed to create a safe and supportive community to process and understand our experience of grief through education, reflection, sharing, and art activities. Starting May 25, every Tuesday
  • A Conversation with Billy-Ray Belcourt; Discuss with Dr. Belcourt as he shares his experience as a Cree graduate student living in the Driftpile Cree Nation in northwestern Alberta. Join the conversation through Zoom at June 17, 4:00 PM (PST).
  • Crafting a Standout Curriculum Vitae (CV); Target your CV to ensure it clearly highlights your strengths, and experience. Learn to illustrate your values. Join us online to learn how to strengthen your CV at June 23 2:00 – 3:30 pm (PST). RSVP by June 16.
  • SOS/SID -  Support Over Suicide & Students in Distress; learn how to ask about suicidal thoughts and effectively respond to someone in distress. This opportunity is recognized on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR), an official university document that tracks your co-curricular involvement at SFU. Happening on June 10 and July 20. If you are unable to attend the workshop, share with us ‘why’ via WebSurvey so we can make SOS/SID more accessible to you. 
  • South Asian Diaspora Community Healing Space; Health & Counselling is offering a support group for students who have cultural or personal ties to South Asia. Let’s come together, share what you’ve been going through, and receive support without judgement.
  • Black Student Support; Welcome Tricia-Kay Williams. Tricia-Kay is available for ongoing counselling support for Black students and recent alumni. Book an appointment with her directly and read more about her.
  • Indigenous Student Support; Jennifer Reandy is available for counselling support for Indigenous students from Tuesday to Friday. 




Mission Possible: SFU Grad School Edition

  • May 25 - Oct 4, 2021: Participate in Mission Possible
    Your mission, should you choose to accept it, will be to complete several SFU related tasks to enhance your graduate student experience, collect points with the chance win some prizes, and of course, have some fun along the way!

Off Campus


* Call for Article Submissions.docx
Download to learn more about the Call for Articles for the Special Issue: Systemic Racism, White privilege, and a Global Call to Action