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World Languages and Literatures Student Union (WLLSU): Connecting Through Language and Literature

Welcome to the vibrant community of the World Languages and Literatures Student Union (WLLSU), the official student union representing the SFU World Languages and Literatures Department. We are a dynamic group of SFU students united by a shared passion for world literatures and a curiosity for exploring diverse languages.

Who We Are

If you find joy in delving into literature from around the world and have a keen interest in languages, you're in the right place. At WLLSU, we cherish connecting with like-minded individuals who share our enthusiasm. New members are warmly welcomed at every WLLSU meeting and event.

Why You Should Join

Joining WLLSU is an investment in your academic journey and personal growth. Benefits include shaping the development of SFU World Languages and Literatures, establishing meaningful connections with professors, acquiring resume-boosting experiences, and honing teamwork skills. Above all, WLLSU offers a support system of friends, fostering a sense of belonging in the whirlwind of undergraduate studies. We're always eager to meet new faces and look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events and meetings!

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What we do

Our mission is to champion the interests of students in the Department of World Languages and Literatures, both within SFU and the broader community. Regular meetings pave the way for academic discussions, social gatherings, and recreational activities, creating a lively space for members and all World Languages and Literatures students.

Throughout the year, we organize a range of engaging events. From writing workshops and origami-making parties to Bob Ross paint nights and author visits, there's always something exciting happening. We collaborate closely with various unions on campus, including the English Student Union and Humanities Student Union, and proudly support the Lyre magazine, a literary venture led by SFU WLL students. Our ongoing projects and initiatives are designed to enhance the experience of every member and contribute positively to the World Languages and Literatures department.



The President chairs Union meetings and assures that all Union business is moving according to plan and in accordance with the WLLSU Constitution. The President is the spokesperson for the Union, and acts as the primary liaison between the Union and the Program, Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS), and University on important matters. Finally, the President has signing power, and signs all formal Union correspondence.

Vice President of Operations

The VP of Operations works closely with the President to oversee the operations of the Union. They are in charge of coordinating the schedules of executive members, planning meetings, and assisting other Executives with special projects and initiatives. Additionally, they assume the duties of the President should the President be unable or unwilling to carry them out, or should the Presidency become vacant.

Executive Administrator

The Executive Administrator maintains Union records, including the minutes of the General Assembly, the Constitution, and other related documents. They record, reproduce, and distribute meeting minutes to members. Furthermore, they compile and maintain executive, representative, and membership lists. They are additionally responsible for maintaining relevant documents for the Union, and communicating between WLL professors and staff about Union-related initiatives and events.


The Treasurer maintains all financial records of the Union, conducts both short and long term financial planning on behalf for the Union, and is responsible for all monies received and disbursed by the Union. They also have signing power over financial documents of the Union. The Treasurer typically carries this role throughout the Union, the World Literature Student Conference, and the Lyre Magazine.

Social Media Coordinator

The Social Media Coordinator is responsible for the promotion of the Union on various social media endeavours. They are responsible for organizing and executing any online promotional campaigns for the Union. The Social Media Coordinator is in charge of the Union Facebook page. They must also work with the Social Media Coordinators of other DSUs and work on cross-promotional plans.

Creative Director

The Creative Director is responsible for arranging all graphic media and promotional material for Union events and meetings. They are also responsible for developing and maintaining all Union logos and merchandise designs.  The Creative Director must coordinate with the other Executive members to help promote the activities, events, and meetings of the Union.

SFSS Forum Representative

The SFSS Forum Representative promotes the interests of the membership at SFSS Forum meetings. They liaise between the SFSS and the Union, and help ensure that the Union is acting in compliance with SFSS regulations. Additionally, they report on activities and initiatives of the SFSS Forum to the Union at meetings. The SFSS Forum Representative is the only paid position on the Union.


The FASS DSU Rep (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Departmental Student Union representative) is responsible for representing the interests of the WLLSU at all FASS DSU meetings. They act as the primary liaison between our Union and other unions within SFU’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Furthermore, the FASS DSU Rep is responsible for volunteering on planning committees of FASS-wide events, such as FASS Frosh, and subsequently reporting such event information back to the rest of the Union.

The 2024/2025 WLSU executives


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WLLSU monthly newsletter

Do you love world literature? Passionate about global languages? We make a newsletter every month, and it's now available to everyone (for free!), even if you're not a student at SFU! 

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