Policies and regulations that affect current students can be found at the following links.

Applying for a leave

To apply for a leave, you'll need to fill out and submit the "leave of absence request" form, which can be found at this link, under the category, Extensions, Leaves, Readmissions and Withdrawals.

The SFU Urban Studies Graduate Students Association

The SFU USGSA is elected annually by the student body to represent student interests. Once admitted, students may wish to join SFU USGSA Facebook group as a way of getting to know and keeping in touch with other students. The SFU USGSA also organizes various social events and learning opportunities for students.

Transferring to the master's program from the graduate diploma

Please note that students applying to transfer should complete the Transfer from Diploma to Master’s form and provide the following materials: an updated CV, statement of interest, three reference letters (at least one of which should be from a continuing faculty member at SFU who is willing to be a prospective supervisor), and an unofficial copy of your SFU transcript. The form is available at this link under Program Transfer Forms: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/current/forms.html

Career resources

To ensure our students are set up for success, we complement their academic pursuits with optional career preparation opportunities. These include workshops to sharpen their skills in resume-writing, interviewing, networking and pursuing co-operative education positions. Members of the Council of Advisors are available to provide advice to students in information interviews. Contact program manager Terri Evans if you are interested.

Career and Volunteer Services is a free resource for SFU students and recent graduates, where you can access one-on-one consultations with professional career advisors, career-development workshops and events, and a full range of online resources. See their website for more details and info.

Campus resources at SFU Vancouver

In addition to the Harbour Centre building that is home to the Urban Studies Program, SFU's Vancouver campus has five other buildings in downtown Vancouver. Harbour Centre is a hive of activity with many services and amenities nearby. Exploring the website of the Vancouver campus is good way to get acquainted with what's available.

Belzberg Library

Harbour Centre's Belzberg Library is a key resource for urban studies students. Please see the library's urban studies resource page for new books and information about upcoming research workshops. The urban studies librarian is Nina Smart.