Wednesday, March 28, 2007

new Dean of Health Sciences

I am very pleased to announce that the Board of Governors has
approved the appointment of Dr. John O'Neil as Dean, Faculty of
Health Sciences, for a period of five years commencing August 1,
2007. Dr. O'Neil is a medical anthropologist who is currently Head
of the Department of Community Health Sciences in the Faculty of
Medicine at the University of Manitoba. I believe SFU's Faculty of
Health Sciences will be well served by his impressive background in
First Nations health, international programming and in the
application of anthropological research methods to the study of
infectious diseases such as HIV Aids.

I look forward to working with Dr. John O'Neil once he joins the
University community later this summer.


Dr. John Waterhouse
Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Dafur Talk tomorrow (Thurs Mar 29)

Michael Stevenson, will moderate a
talk entitled “The Real Situation in Darfur: What Can Canada and Canadians
Do?” on March 29 from 3:30-5:30 at SFU Burnaby. The talk is part of the 2nd
annul SFU Humanitarian Fair which will run from the 28-29 of March in the
AQ. The fair provides an avenue for SFU student and campus groups with
humanitarian mandates to promote their work to the SFU community.

The fair is focusing on the ongoing crisis in Darfur, Western Sudan.
Organizers of the week, Canadian Students for Darfur, will host a fundraiser
on March 30th with Burnaby-Douglas MP, Bill Siksay as the guest of honor.
The student group has now collected $14,000 for Oxfam’s work in Darfur and
hopes to collect more.

CSFDarfur invites members of the public to the Darfur talk featuring the
speakers listed below.

What: The Real Situation in Darfur: What Can Canada and Canadians Do?

Moderator: Dr. Michael Stevenson, President, Simon Fraser University

Speakers: Miriam Palacios, Oxfam Canada's Vancouver office.
Ahmed Amit, from Darfur and President of Sudan-Canada Association
Bill Cunningham, Burnaby-Douglas Liberal Candidate
Rev. Susan Kerr, Youth for Humanity International

Where: SFU Burnaby, MBC 2295-6, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, V5A 1S6

When: 3:30-5pm Thursday, March 29, 2007

Sponsored by the Simon Fraser Student Society.

For more information and media interviews contact:
Clement Apaak (778) 895-9242

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Climate Change Presentation: Some Inconvenient Truths

Thursday Mar 29, 2007 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Location: RCB 8100

Join Andrea Reimer (Executive Director of The Wilderness Committee) for a compelling and insightful look at the facts behind global warming and how we can all take action. Brought to you by SFPIRG's newest group on campus, the Climate Change Action Group.

Tuesday March 29, 3:00 pm, RCB 8100, right off the northwest corner of the AQ.

Andrea Reimer joined the Wilderness Committee in 1992 and over the years has worked in every department within the organization, making her a natural choice for the role of executive director when the position opened up in January of 2002. Andrea has a diverse background in community development, social justice and the environmental movement, and is a passionate grassroots organizer. Andrea has recently received training from Al Gore about how to deliver his presentation about global warming, featured in the Oscar-winning documentary, An Inconvenient Truth. She now shares that message as often as possible.

SFPIRG's Climate Change Action Group was formed in the spring of 2007. Our work focuses on raising awareness and involvement around the issue of global warming within the SFU community, and bringing about change on campus. We're also striving to build connections with off-campus organizations that have similar goals, to imbed SFU within a network of organizations that push for action on global warming. We always welcome new members, so feel free to come out, get informed, and get involved!

An Urban Land-claimsTreaty for Vancouver - Good or Bad?

One World Pubnight (mar 23)

Hey guys, it's almost time for the finals. Time to unwind a the One World Pubnight!

Enjoy International Musics and Dance to the Rythms of DJ Apaak | Make New Friends and Get to Know More About the ISG | Win Door Prizes | Blow off Some Steam Before Your Finals!!

When? Friday March 23 8:00PM - 12:30AM
Where? SFSS Highland Pub
How much? $2 cover only!

For more information, please contact or visit our website at

Surrey Forum: Chinese Religions in British Columbia (Mar 24)

SFU Seniors Saturday Forums Hosted by the SFU Seniors Lifelong Learners Society

Saturday March 24, 1 pm
SFU Surrey, at Central City

Chinese Religions In British Columbia
Host: Professor Paul Crowe, Department of Humanities
A look at some of the approaches Buddhist, Daoist, and popular religious groups are taking to maintain their traditions while relating to members of broader Canadian society.

Free and open to people of all ages. No reservations required.
For more information:
or call 604-291-5212.

Thank you,

Anna Kalfa, Program Assistant
Seniors Program
Centre for Integrated and Credit Studies
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver

Post-Impeachment Working Group

The Working Group that has been tasked with reporting last year's events, the SGM and the Impeachment will be having its first meeting this thursday at 4:00pm. I am tentatively scheduling the meeting in the board office (MBC 2250), unless the amount of RSVPs warrants a larger room. If you wish to attend this meeting please rsvp to

Here's the deal: the working group is tasked with putting a report together. It will be chaired by someone elected by the group, the chair will be tasked with doing the edit of the report and will be paid an honorarium of $400 upon completion. The chair will also be expected to divide this honorarium up if the other participants provide much work on the report.

Those who contribute to the report may be able to use it for course and resume credit, and will gain some valuable research experience. This will be a fun project, and will be a way for students to use their research skills for something locally relevant! Students in the History, Sociology, Political Science and Communications disciplines are especially encouraged to participate, but all are welcome and encouraged to be involved.

For more information please check out:

or email me at

Thanks everyone, I hope to see some of you this thursday,
Joe Paling
Your At-Large Director

Lecture: Junaid S. Ahmad -- Prophetic Religion and Solidarity (Apr 1)

Hosted by The Interfaith Summer Institute for Justice, Peace and Social Movements and the J. S. Woodsworth Lecture Series at SFU

Sunday, April 1, 2007
SFU Harbour Centre, Room 1800
515 West Hastings, Vancouver
3:30 p.m.- 5: 00 p.m.

Reserved seating is recommended: call 604-291-5100 or email

Junaid S. Ahmad is a JD candidate in law at the College of William and Mary School of Law, Williamsburg, VA. He is on the Executive Board of the Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP). For the past few years, he has worked with the National Interfaith Committee on Worker Justice - building alliances with some of the leading religious figures - of all faith backgrounds - who are working on issues of worker and social justice. He has presented on this theme of interfaith solidarity for worker justice at the previous two annual meetings of the largest gathering of Muslims in North America, the Islamic Society of North America convention. In addition, he has worked as a labor organizer in Washington , DC , on two principal campaigns, the "Justice for Janitors" campaign and the Hotel and Restaurant Workers campaign, as part of the national organization, Service Employees International Union (SEIU). He has been active in campus and community living wage campaigns, and is at present part of the Williamsburg, VA-based group, Tidewater Labor Support Committee (TLSC), a group advancing the rights of workers on the campus of the College of William and Mary.

Junaid is an editor of the Richmond Independent Media Centre. He has been a longtime activist on issues related to corporate-led globalization, HIV/AIDS and gender justice, and militarism and war, working in organizations such as Amnesty International and the Mobilization for Global Justice (MGJ). He writes for webzines (such as ZNet, Counterpunch, Hot Coals, Left Hook, etc) and has written for magazines and journals such as Left Turn, Chowrangi (progressive Pakistani-American magazine), Muslim Public Affairs Journal, Studies in Contemporary Islam, and Islamic Studies. In Pakistan, he has worked with groups such as Educate Pakistan and the Peoples Rights Movement, the latter being at the forefront of issues related to social and economic justice in Pakistan. He continues to maintain an association with Positive Muslims, the Cape Town-based organization working on issues related to Muslims, HIV/AIDS, and gender justice, a group with which he worked while he was in South Africa in 2004.

He is currently involved in a collaborative project with the International Islamic University, Islamabad, on developing an annual "State of the Muslim World" report. Most recently, he, along with other Muslims, has formed the Abu Dharr Collective, which is committed to the ideal of social justice and to articulating an Islamic theology of liberation.

Junaid Ahmad's visit to Vancouver is being co-sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the SFU Economic Security Project.

Trish Graham
Institute for the Humanities

Academic Structure Task Force update

Dear Members of the University Community:

The Phase 2 Task Force on Academic Structure would like to update you on our activities in each of the three areas of our mandate: Academic Configuration, Interdisciplinarity, Academic Structural Building Blocks.

Academic Configuration:
  • The Task Force has received 25 submissions from members of the University community in response to its invitation for academic units to submit proposals regarding academic unit alignment at SFU. A summary overview of each of the proposals is available on our website under the category “Academic Structure Working Groups”. We encourage you to find out more about the submissions.
  • The Vice President, Academic is in the process of finalizing membership for each of the 5 working groups that will now begin the task of detailed evaluation of the submissions. Information about each Working Group will be made available on our website as membership is determined.
  • The Task Force will be advising the University community of the planned process forward in the consideration of proposals and will be letting you know about opportunities for discussion with the Working Groups about the proposals. Watch your email for more details within the next few weeks.
  • We will be hosting an “Interdisciplinarity Charette Day” on Friday, March 23, 2007 from 8:30-5:00 followed by a wine and cheese social. This major event will launch our investigations into interdisciplinarity. The interactive day with members of the University community will feature Dr. Roberta Katz, Associate Vice President, Strategic Planning from Stanford University. It will also feature the successes and challenges of interdisciplinarity research and teaching at SFU through presentations by eight SFU faculty. The afternoon will be spent discussing SFU’s ability to support interdisciplinarity and will brainstorm solutions to areas where we encounter challenges.
  • Free Registration for the Charette day is required to facilitate planning of the afternoon break out sessions. To register, please email Sharon Eng at We encourage all members of the University to attend.
  • Once the Charette Day has taken place, the Task Force will be determining its full strategy for exploring the interdisciplinary element of its mandate. We will advise the community of our plan forward.
Academic Structural Building Blocks:
  • The Task Force is still in the process of preparing an information report on the use of academic structural building blocks (i.e. programs, departments, schools, faculties, colleges, centres and institutes) at SFU. The report will be looking at their coherence, roles, responsibilities, functions, administrative requirements, costs, and the extent to which there is administrative effectiveness and appropriate levels of differentiation. The report will also examine how these “building blocks” are used at other institutions. The information report will be shared with the University community. Following a consideration of the report, the Task Force will be outlying its overall strategy for the consideration of this area of its mandate. We have revised the expected completion date for this report to be the middle of July.
Other News:

We thank all individuals who have invested the significant time and work into the preparation of submissions to the Task Force. We look extremely forward to working together with the University community to design a future that will serve us all exceptionally well.

Website and Contact Information:

The Phase 2 Task Force on Academic Structure’s web site is available at:

In addition to the various formal opportunities that will be developed to consult extensively with the University community, we wish to invite you at any time to send us your input, advice and comments. The Task Force can be contacted by email at: or you can contact the Secretary to the Task Force, Sharon Eng, at 604.291.3925


John Waterhouse, Chair, Phase 2 Task Force on Academic Structure
Vice-President, Academic

CLAN National Champions Celebration

As you may have noticed on Monday on the front pages of our major local newspapers, our women's basketball CLAN had a very successful week-end, winning the CIS National Women's Basketball Championship Title, their second in three years and their third in six years!

What makes this especially noteworthy is that the team is a very young team with almost half the team being first student-athletes. And even more impressively, this CLAN team is also our top academic team with a team grade point average around 3.5.

We would like to celebrate this success and that of our four-time NAIA National Champion women's cross-country team with our campus community at a short CLAN Champions Celebration at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28th, 2007, in our new "West" Gymnasium on the west side of our campus. Please do join us for this campus celebration and also have a look at our new Gymnasium/Fitness Centre complex.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, the 28th, in the new gymnasium!

Cheers! wilf

International Security Workshop

“Terrorism, Trade and the Threat to Prosperity: Adapting North American Security and Border Relations to Terrorist Threats”
March 23, 2007
Location: Halpern Centre
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Arrival, coffee/juice: 8:30 to 8:55
Welcome by John Pierce, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: 8:55
I: Bilateral or Trilateral Approaches to Continental Security: 9:00 to 10:30
II. Challenges to Security in Transportation, Energy Supply Vulnerability and Industrial Security: 10:30 to 11:45
III. The Threat of Terrorist Use of WMDs: How Serious, How Credible? 11:45 to 12:50

Lunch 12:50 to 13:50 Diamond Alumni Club

IV. Theorizing Security Planning in North America: 14:00-15:30
V. Environmental and Cultural Threats to Security? Citizenship, Identity, Migration. 15:45-17:10

PIERAN Program (U. consortium- Mexico)
Simon Fraser University’s Department of Political Science and
Latin American Studies Program
Participating Institutions: US Consulate (Govt. of US),RCMP (Govt. of Canada)

Participating Universities:
SFU, Simon Fraser University, Universidad Iberoamericana, Villanova University, University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, Western Washington University, University of Portland, University of Washington, Portland State University, Kwantlen University College, Malaspina College


See attached Program and Poster

Jeanne Persoon
Secretary to the Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
and the Director, Latin American Studies Program
Simon Fraser University
TEL: (604) 291-3144
FAX: (604) 291-5799

Meeting on Indo Canadian Interests at SFU Burnaby

Calling on Students, Faculty and Staff with Indo Canadian and South Asian Interests

SFU President Dr Michael Stevenson has recently created the SFU - India Advisory Council, comprised of prominent members from the community, to advise SFU on its international strategies with regards to India, its programming related to India, as well as on initiatives to strengthen SFU's linkages with local Indo Canadian and South Asian communities. An SFU India Working Group has also been established to help with implementation of the strategy.

In order to identify current interests and activities, and also to identify new opportunities, the SFU India Working Group is inviting you to an informal meeting of SFU students, faculty, and staff who are involved in the local Indo Canadian community and/or who wish to develop or strengthen links with India and further abroad in South Asia. A similar meeting was held recently at SFU Surrey and a summary of this previous discussion will be provided to participants.

In addition to learning about current activities from SFU International, student associations, and other SFU representatives, we hope to identify new opportunities for student and community involvement including public lectures, films and literary events on campus, as well as SFU participation in community events. Some suggestions to date include support of the newly formed South Asian Student Film Society, an SFU float in the Vaisakih Parade, a week-long series of events with community partners to celebrate Diwali, a lecture series on Indian culture, and visits to local schools and temples. These are but a few examples, but please do come out to share your ideas and enthusiasm with colleagues from across the University.

If you can't attend the meeting but wish to be informed about current activities and ideas, please email and provide your contact information, information on any current activities, and any suggestions you wish to bring forward for discussion.
Meeting date and location
Monday, March 26th
2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Halpern Centre Room 126

Refreshments to be served
RSVP if possible to:

We look forward to your participation.



Randall Martin, PhD
Director, Global Initiatives
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC
Canada V5A 1S6

tel 604 291 5840
fax 604 291 5880

Changes to LIDC Practices

This message is to inform the SFU community about some changes in the practices of the Learning & Instructional Development Centre (LIDC). These changes are being instituted in order to raise the level and scope of our suuport and, in particular, to accomplish the goals set out in our three-year strategic plan.

We are significantly increasing our program offerings related to teaching enhancement. In particular, more activities are being provided relating to the scholarship of teaching (see, for example, In addition to supporting the enhancement of classroom teaching, we will continue to respond to the great demand for programs that address the application of technology to teaching and learning.

We are restructuring our LIDC offerings to support faculty development in a more integrated way. We are designing a program to bring more cohesion to the LIDC’s numerous activities and to provide a comprehensive and self-directed approach to teaching enhancement. A broad consultation process about this program has just begun, and more information will be provided soon.

We are eliminating the registration fees for our teaching enhancement programs (effective June 1, 2007). As this university has made a substantial commitment to teaching excellence through its funding of the LIDC, we wish to encourage as many faculty and TAs as possible to avail themselves of our services. (In a few cases, there may be a nominal charge for programs offered by or with external providers, so that we can provide the university with special programs that could not otherwise be offered.)

We are making our programs more accessible. We are improving our methods of disseminating information about LIDC events, and working to ensure that our online registration process is more user friendly. To help those on waiting lists gain entry to space-limited programs of their choice, we will institute a nominal fee ($25) for ‘no show’ registrants who do not cancel before the deadline. This is the practice at many Centres in North America, e.g., UBC.

I, along with all the staff of the LIDC, welcome your feedback and ideas about these or other issues related to LIDC services.

Best wishes,

David Kaufman

Darfur Events At SFU

Dear members and supporters,

If you can help put up posters, sell tix and spread the word it will be appreciated. If anyone is willing to paint a banner for the Convo mall that will be cool too.

We need volunteers to help at the CSFD table on the 28-29, and the social on the 30th at the door. Please help, we have now collected $14,000 for Oxfam's work in Darfur, but we can do better. We must be visible with all the confusion some campus on groups are causing regarding the severity of the Darfur situation. See event details below and e-mail back if you can help;

1)Humanitarian fair; March 28-29, North AQ from 10am-3pm

2)Darfur Talk; March 29 from 3:30-5:30 in MBC 2295-96

-Miriam from Oxfam Canada’s Vancouver office.
-Ahmed from the Darfur Association of Canada
-Bill Cunningham, Burnaby-Douglas Liberal candidate in the last election
-Rev. Susan Kerr from Youth for Humanity International

SFDU President, Dr Michael Stevenson will moderate the talk.

3)Dance for Humanity On March 30th with MP Bill Siksay at the SFSS pub with DJ and African performers. Proceeds to Oxfam-CSFDarfur fund, which has now collected 14,000 to support refugees in Darfur..

Time: 7pm
Where: SFSS Pub, door prizes and specials
Music: Top 40, Old Skool, Reggae, Reggaeton and international music
Door: $ 5 in advance

Guest of honor: Burnaby Douglas MP, Bill Siksay
DJs: Chief Apaak and the Nasty Jag Crew of CJSF 90.1 FM Fame

Get a good workout dancing while you save lives a world away. Come one come all

Canadian Learning Commons Conference April 29-May 1, 2007

Canadian Learning Commons Conference 2: Continuing the Conversation
April 29-May 1
Simon Fraser University Student Learning Commons and Library, in partnership with the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and University of British Columbia Library, are pleased to host the 2nd annual Canadian Learning Commons Conference.

Registration is now open. The conference program is still being finalized so please check back for more details as the program evolves.
Visit Canadian Learning Commons Conference and follow the links.


With heightened interest in student recruitment and retention at colleges and universities across the continent, the "learning commons" approach to enhancing academic support services continues to gain momentum. Learning commons can take a variety of forms and include many different partners, but the basic concepts and goals remain the same: to bring an array of student academic support services together in a central, visible, and academically-identified location, often the library, to facilitate seamless access to services for students. Learning commons also create opportunities for enhanced collaboration among academic services and other campus partners.

Don't miss this chance to join administrators, librarians, writing and learning specialists, student services and computing professionals, faculty members, and others as we explore themes and topics of interest to those engaged in developing and operating a learning commons. Topics will include:

o trends in university teaching and learning
o the challenges of creative collaboration
o the students' perspectives
o evaluating services
o designing effective space
o creating online environments
o and much more!

Elaine Fairey and Simon Neame
2007 Conference Co-Chairs

LIDC Upcoming Events (March & April 2007)

All registration is done online using the links for each event.

Skills for Teaching
Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)
Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday, April 23, 24, & 25, 2007| 8:30 am - 5:00 pm daily
Room TBA | Burnaby | $125 for TAs; $200 for sessional/lab instructors & staff; $250 for faculty
Registration deadline is Thursday, March 15, 2007
Widely recognized as a forum for peer-based instructional development, this workshop is designed to strengthen instructors' skills through intensive, yet practical exercises in learning-centred teaching. A unique and rewarding experience, the ISW not only builds skills and confidence, but also enables participants to learn from, and foster partnerships with colleagues from other disciplines. Participants successfully completing the 3-day program will receive a Certificate of Completion that may be applied as credit to the Provincial Instructor Diploma Program. Space is limited and early registration is recommended. The 2-page ISW registration form (printable PDF) is available at

Scholarly & Reflective Practice
Faculty workshop series: Preparing writing-intensive courses
3 Thursdays: March 8, 15, & 22, 2007 | 1:30 - 3:30 pm
EDB 7512 | Burnaby | No charge
Interested in rethinking your course(s) and adjusting them to meet the W requirements? Do you want to learn more about writing-intensive learning? This workshop series offers an introductory orientation to writing-intensive learning and provides a background for revising an existing course, or creating a new course. Resources include SFU examples and instructional materials from across the disciplines.

Teaching & Learning Readers' Group: Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed
Thursday, March 29, 2007 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Halpern 114 | Burnaby | No charge
Freire’s seminal work is widely regarded as a classic, particularly for those in the field of adult education. The key message is that education must be linked to social change, and Freire acted this out in his own literacy work with the underprivileged in Brazil. No more copies of the book are available, but you can still register and bring your own copy.

Course design workshop
Monday, April 16 and Wednesday, May 9, 2007 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
EDB 7512 | Burnaby | No charge
Acquire an overview of course design, and receive assistance in theory and practical course design. This two-part workshop will define the key components of course design, suggest strategies to incorporate these components, provide frameworks to facilitate design, and present opportunities for participants to practice and receive feedback on their designs.

Educational Technology
SCoPE Seminar: Learning the Art of Online Facilitation
March 1 - 21, 2007 | Online | No charge
How do we learn to facilitate online? During this 3 week seminar participants will be encouraged to bring their own stories about individuals, courses, workshops, communities, resources, (and mistakes!) that have made a difference in their own learning. We also extend a special invitation to individuals who have contributed to advancing our knowledge about online facilitation. We'd like to know about your books, blogs, workshops and whatever else you have to offer!

WebCT drop-in
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 | 1:30 - 3:30 pm
EDB 7512 | Burnaby | No charge
This drop-in session is an opportunity to ask specific questions about your use of WebCT. Some possible questions or topics are: converting PowerPoint and Word files for use in WebCT, using the Gradebook, navigating the Discussions forum, loading files into WebCT, and deciding which WebCT tools to use.

SCoPE Seminar: Serious Games and Virtual Worlds
April 4 - 24, 2007 | Online | No charge
This 3-week seminar will be a combination of exploration and reflection on serious games and virtual worlds. The first week will focus on serious games, and the second on virtual worlds. Our final week will provide an opportunity for further discussion on the themes that emerged. Together we will share resources and experiences, chart the landscape, and explore the educational value of serious games and virtual worlds.

Certificate in Web-Based Instruction
Beginning Monday, April 30, 2007 | Online
The CWI combines the teaching of both conceptual and technical skills. Participants will learn to create their own online courses using a delivery platform of choice after examining various commercial and open source systems. The program uses asynchronous discussion forums, messaging, chat, and webcams, as well as covers current eLearning topics including learning objects and metadata for educational applications. Registration is required.

For more information, please contact any of the LIDC's program coordinators:

Kathy Borneman tel: 604-268-6696; email:
Andrea Hankinson tel: 604-268-6570; email:
Christine Kurbis tel: 604-291-5529; email:

For assistance with registration, please contact the LIDC at 604-291-3910 or email

LIDC Calls for Proposals: Symposium on Innovative Teaching & Fall SemesterTA/TM Day

Call for Proposals: 9th Annual Symposium on Innovative Teaching
Wednesday & Thursday, May 23 & 24, 2007 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm daily
Halpern Centre & MBC | Burnaby | No charge
Call for Proposals submission deadline is Thursday, March 15, 2007
Join educators from SFU and elsewhere as we explore the challenges and rewards associated with the innovative use of pedagogical approaches and learning technologies in mathematics and science education. This year's Symposium will focus on strategies, tools, lessons and examples, and critical perspectives on quantitative reasoning, and beyond "Q". Relevant themes include: exploring Q as a form of critical, analytical thinking to demonstrate that Q is more than numeracy and calculations; overcoming Q anxiety; interdisciplinary Q courses, and course design to incorporate math, stats, and logic in traditionally non-Q courses; and, Q support mechanisms. The online version of the Symposium Call for Proposals application form is available at // Symposium web site coming soon to

Call for Proposals: 22nd Annual Fall Semester TA/TM Day--The Teaching Orientation Program
Friday, September 7, 2007 | 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Halpern Centre & MBC | Burnaby | No charge
Call for Proposals submission deadline is April 18, 2007
The Learning and Instructional Development Centre and the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies invite experienced teaching assistants and tutor markers to apply to lead workshops at the Fall TA/TM Day. This orientation day is intended for new and veteran TAs and TMs. Successful applicants will be selected on the basis of experience, references, and relevance and usefulness of workshop proposals to the intended audience. The Fall TA/TM Day Call for Proposals application form (printable PDF) is available at

Andrea Hankinson
Program Coordinator
Learning & Instructional Development Centre
Simon Fraser University
t +1 604 268 6570
f +1 604 2914900

Change to Appendix III, AD 1.12 (Selling, Serving and Advertising Liquor)

Extensive changes have been made to Appendix III of Policy AD 1.12 on Selling, Serving and Advertising Liquor. After almost one year's experience with the previous form and process, we have expanded Appendix III to provide more detailed information around the University's expectations on how to prepare for events that require a Special Occasion License (SOL)s and have more clearly outlined the process for getting an SOL.

In an attempt to be concise, the brevity of the earlier form instead lead to confusion. Therefore, although the documentation is now longer, the process involved is not, but should be much easier to understand for those seeking a Special Occasion License. Guidelines are also provided that should be particularly useful in planning for large SOL events, which appear likely to become more common.

The revised process and form can be found at by clicking on the link in Appendix III to the pdf form.


K.C. Bell
Director, Special Projects

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Transcending Sex and Gender Lecture Announcement

ANNOUNCEMENT OF GUEST LECTURE: "Transcending Sex and Gender: Women, Men, and Chastity in the Middle Ages," by JACQUELINE MURRAY, University of Guelph, Past President, Canadian Society of Medievalists

PLACE and TIME: Wednesday, March 21, 3:30-4:30 p.m. AQ 6229

Sponsored by Humanities, Women's Studies, English

Saturday, March 10, 2007

SFSS Election/Referendum info roundup

Voting: tues-thurs March 20-22, 9:30 am - 7:30 pm

  • Monday, March 12, 4:00 pm, AQ 3181: Executive Candidates Debate (President, External Relations, Member Services, University Relations)
  • Wednesday, March 14, 11:30 am, Graduate students' lounge, Maggie Benston Centre: Debate on grad autonomy referendum question
  • Wednesday, March 14, 4:00 pm, AQ 3182: all-candidates Debate (At-large Rep., Science Rep., Arts Rep.)
  • Thursday, March 15, 4:00 pm, AQ 3181: Debate on separation from the Canadian Federation of Students
**Debates will be broadcast online in real-time at

Online info sources (statements etc.)

Invitation to Imagine BC Public Dialogue - March 30, 2007

On behalf of CBC Radio One, the Imagine BC Advisory Committee and Dr. Joanna Ashworth, Director of Dialogue Programs, SFU, I am pleased to invite you to the Third Annual Imagine BC Public Dialogue.

Please join Imagine BC delegates and guests in conversation with Mark Forsythe, host of CBC's BC Almanac, as they discuss the future of education in British Columbia.

What do you imagine for BC's future? How can education play a role in this? Add your voice to this important conversation and find out about innovative projects in BC and beyond.

Date: Friday, March 30, 2007
Time: 11:45 am - 4:30 pm
Place: Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC

This event will be broadcast live on CBC Radio's BC Almanac at 12 noon. Please have your lunch before you arrive as food is not permitted during taping. There will be a mid-session refreshment break and a reception will follow.

The event is free but seating is limited and registration is required. Reserve your seat by calling 604.291.5100. Please do not reply to this email.

Please click on this link to download the pdf version of this invitation.

Speaker Jonathan Hartlyn, March 12


March 12, 2007 - "Constitutional Reform in Latin America: Intentions and Outcomes"
11:00 - 12:30 p.m. - Burnaby Mountain Campus - AQ 6229
Guest Speaker: Jonathan Hartlyn, Department of Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Co-sponsored with Department of Political Science

FILM SERIES - Burnaby Mountain Campus - Academic Quadrangle C9001
March 13, 7:00 p.m. - "City of God" Directed by Fernando Meieilles
SYNOPSIS: Welcome to the world’s most notorious slum: Rio de Janeiro’s ‘City of God’. A place where combat photographers fear to tread, where police rarely go, and residents are lucky if they live to the age of 20. This is a true story of a young man who grew up on these streets and whose ambition as a photographer is our window in and ultimately may be his only way out. -Miramax

March 23, 2007, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm "International Security Workshop" SFU Burnaby, ASB, Room 9705
“Terrorism, Trade and the Threat to Prosperity: Adapting North American Security and Border Relations to Terrorist Threats”

April 3, 2007, 9:30 am - 12:30 PM - Free Trade in the Americas: SFU Burnaby, WMX 2533
Presentation of Students' Research Projects & Public Discussion
Co-sponsored with Department of Political Science


Click here and follow links in "Program News" for more details and posters.

Jeanne Persoon
Secretary to the Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
and the Director, Latin American Studies Program
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC CANADA V6A 1S6
TEL: (604) 291-3144
FAX: (604) 291-5799

Interview with Franco Borgogno at Harbour Centre

Thursday, March 22, 2007
SFU Harbour Centre, Room 1400
515 West Hastings, Vancouver
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Reserved seating is recommended: call 604-291-5100 or email

Eminent Italian psychoanalyst and professor from Torino, Franco Borgogno, has recently published a book entitled Psychoanalysis as a Journey (Open Gate Press, London, 2007). This book reflects his personal and professional views on a psychoanalytic journey which "lays down a path from the past into the future." Through the notion of journey, the book's essays explore the insights of Sigmund Freud and other important, though lesser known, pioneers -- Ferenczi, Heimann, and Bion. In the book, also dedicated to problems which arose in psychoanalysis after Freud's discoveries, Borgogno proposes that these influential psychoanalysts uncovered and explored unconscious forms of analytical narcissism (i.e. authoritarianism) and relational phobia. Borgogno suggests that these analysts left a critical legacy in present day analytical institutions. He also provides insights into his own journey as an analyst (showing how an analyst grows, learns, and applies what he has learned), as well as those journeys that he has shared with patients. In this evening encounter, Professor Borgogno will explore these and other ideas from his book with Vancouver psychoanalytic historian, Christopher Fortune.

Dr. Franco Borgogno is Full Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Psychology Faculty of Turin University, Italy. He is also a Full member of the International Psychoanalytical Association, Training and Supervising Analyst of the Sociteta Psiconalitica Italiana, and director of the Post-graduate School in Clinical Psychology. He is author of "L'illusione di osservare", "Psicoanalisi come percorso" (translated in Spanish, Portuguese, English [Psychoanalysis as a Journey]), several books about Ferenczi, (partially translated in English and French) and author of numerous papers about technique and theory of psychoanalysis published in Italian and international reviews. Dr. Borgogno is coming to Vancouver at the invitation of the Western Branch of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society and the Vancouver Institute of Psychoanalysis, where he will be the keynote speaker at their annual conference.

Christopher Fortune received his doctorate from the University of Toronto, and is an internationally known historian of psychoanalysis. He has lectured widely in Europe and North America on early figures in psychoanalysis, particularly Sandor Ferenczi and Carl Jung. His articles, reviews and interviews have been published in popular and scholarly journals including the British Journal of Psychotherapy, the Journal of Analytical Psychology, Psychoanalysis and History, and Psyche, and he has published numerous chapters in edited volumes on Ferenczi and psychoanalysis. In 2002, Open Gate Press, London, published his book, the The Ferenczi-Groddeck Correspondence. Dr. Fortune currently works as a psychotherapist with children and families in Vancouver, and is a former moderator of SFU's Philosophers Cafes.

Sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities at SFU and its Modernity and Citizenship group. For more information call 604-291-5855 or visit


Trish Graham
Institute for the Humanities
SFU, 8888 University Drive
Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6
Telephone (604) 291-5855
Fax (604) 291-5788

Forum: Chinese Religions in British Columbia

SFU Seniors Saturday Forums
Hosted by the SFU Seniors Lifelong Learners Society

Saturday March 17, 1 pm
SFU Vancouver, at Harbour Centre


Saturday March 24, 1 pm
SFU Surrey, at Central City

Chinese Religions In British Columbia
Host: Professor Paul Crowe, Department of Humanities
A look at some of the approaches Buddhist, Daoist, and popular religious groups are taking to maintain their traditions while relating to members of broader Canadian society.

Free and open to people of all ages. No reservations required.
For more information:
or call 604-291-5212.

Thank you,

Anna Kalfa, Program Assistant
Seniors Program
Centre for Integrated and Credit Studies
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

tel: 604-291-5212
fax: 604-291-5098

Recreation & Athletics Spring Camps and Clinics!

Just a friendly reminder that SFU Recreation & Athletics is offering several Spring Break Camps and Clinics.
Spots are limited, please register soon - - Spring Break Camps.

Symphony Safari I - Music Camp

Learn about the orchestra through a Safari adventure in music!
Designed for young children, participants will experience an
adventure through well known musical stories that teach about the
symphony. Grouped according to skill level, their ability in rhythm
and beat is developed through instruction, singing and daily use of
rhythm instruments and chimes*, in preparation for a closing
performance on Friday afternoon. This dynamic program includes a
related craft, making a rhythm instrument, and up to two hours of age
appropriate daily recreational activities. All campers receive a
t-shirt and water bottle.
There are no prerequisites for this camp. Please inform the camps
office of music experience at time of registration.

Early and Late Supervision available.

Date Time Cost Age Code
Mar. 19-23 8:30-15:30 $210 5-10yrs MC-C3-51

Early and Late Supervision Info:

Date Time Cost Age Code
March 19-23 7:30 - 8:30 $15/week 5-12yrs E (Early)
March 19-23 15:30-17:00 $25/week 5-12yrs L (Late)

SFU Clan World Cup Soccer Camp

Shelley Howieson (Head Coach, Women's Soccer) organizes and
supervises the instruction of each camp. Varsity Student-Athletes and
alumni round out the high caliber coaching staff. The day will be
divided into skill development, team building, mental training and
small sided Clan World Cup qualifying games. The week's activities
will culminate in World Cup final on the Friday.

Date Cost Time Ages 8-12 Ages 13-16
Mar. 19-23 $100 9:00-12:00 SG-C3-51 SG-C3-52

SFU Spring Break Rec Camp

This camp is a one week version of our popular Summer Clan Kids
Camp. This five day camp includes cooperative games, arts & crafts,
and other recreational activities. A field trip to Science World on
Wednesday, March 21 and a grand special event will also take place.
T-Shirt and water bottle included.

Early and Late Supervision available.

Date Time Cost Age Code
March 19-23 8:30-15:30 $165 5-7yrs FR-C3-51
March 19-23 8:30-15:30 $165 8-12yrs JR-C3-51

1-Day Science World Field Trip ONLY Info:

Date Time Cost Age Code
March 21 8:30-15:30 $35 5-7yrs FR-C3-81
March 21 8:30-15:30 $35 8-12yrs JR-C3-81

Early and Late Supervision Info:

Date Time Cost Age Code
March 19-23 7:30 - 8:30 $15/week 5-12yrs E (Early)
March 19-23 15:30-17:00 $25/week 5-12yrs L (Late)

Volleyball Spring Skills Clinic

SFU Women's Volleyball will be hosting a 3-day Skills Clinic over
Spring Break for athletes aged 9-16. Athletes will be grouped by
skill level and will receive instruction on the fundamentals of the
game. T-Shirt & Water Bottle provided.

Register Early! Spots are limited. Early and Late Supervision NOT
available for this camp.

Dates Times Cost Ages Code
Wed. Mar. 21 - Fri. Mar. 23 9:00 - 11:30 $80.00 9-16yrs VB-C3-51

For full details on these camps and clinics or for registration information, please visit - Spring Break Camps.

We look forward to seeing you here!


Sue Hatten
Camps and Instructional Programs Coordinator
Recreation & Athletics
Simon Fraser University
Phone: 604-291-5434
Fax: 604-291-3425

IRES Seminar Series: Comfort, Conventions and Climate Change


The UBC Institute for Resources, the Environment and Sustainability
(IRES) offers the following talk addressing one of the biggest
challenges for conservation:

"Comfort, Conventions and Climate Change: The challenge of
constructing sustainable indoor environments"

See details below and attached poster.


Dr. Heather Chappells is a Research Fellow in the Department of
Sociology at Lancaster University, UK.

The talk will be held on Tuesday, March 13^th , from 12pm-1:30pm, in
room 120 of the AERL building (2202 Main Mall, UBC)

Kindly distribute the attached poster to those who may be interested.

*Please note*: if you know of anyone who would like to receive
information about upcoming IRES seminars, please inform us in a reply to this e-mail.

We hope to see you next Tuesday,

**Shaughnessy Sturdy**
Administrative Assistant
Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability
429 - 2202 Main Mall, UBC
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Tel: 604-822-0067
Fax: 604-822-9250

SCP replaced by Canada Summer Jobs! Seeking Applications!!

Career Services has now been advised that Service Canada has replaced the annual Summer Career Placement Program (SCP) with a new initiative Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ). This new Summer Work Experience program provides wage subsidies to help Canadian employer of not-for-profit, public sector and smaller private sector organizations create career-related summer jobs for students having trouble finding summer jobs because of certain barriers. This program provides terrific opportunities for SFU students, and they are inviting applications for project proposals. SFU Career Services will be coordinating ALL the SFU Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) applications on behalf of Service Canada.
*SPECIAL NOTE: HRSDC will not accept individual application packages directly from SFU departments or faculty members.

SFU projects would be eligible for up to 50 per cent of the $ 8.00 minimum hourly wage for any weeks they are approved for. These positions are full-time (35 hours/week) for a minimum of 6 weeks or maximum of 16 weeks. Additional funding can be obtained by projects that accommodate students with a disability.

Canada Summer Jobs will give priority to applications which:

* employ students facing barriers to the labour market, such as those with disabilities, visible minority and Aboriginal students;
* provide students with meaningful and career-related work experience as well as an important financial contribution to their continued education and future; and
* create job opportunities for students to work in organizations with social, community, health or environmental mandates.
* employ students living in communities with high youth unemployment rates, small urban, rural or remote areas, and/or high crime areas;

Please visit Service Canada’s Canada Summer Jobs applicant guide to learn more about the participant eligibility criteria and other details at:

If you are interested in completing the CSJ wage subsidy application form, they can be downloaded from:

SFU proposals must be submitted through your department head for prioritizing and approval, then forwarded to SFU Career Services (MBC 0300) by: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 @ 4:00 pm
Late submissions will not be accepted as they need to be coordinated for the CSJ application deadline of March 30th.

When applying please download the on-line application form, complete, print and submit to Career Services:
2 copies of the CSJ application/agreement (only pages 1-3)
2 copies of the attached job posting form

Notification of project approvals for funding will be sent by email memo when we receive approval from Service Canada (approximately end of April). Positions will be posted on immediately with a special note: “Pending Funding Approval”.

If you have any questions, please phone Brenda Badgero at 5382 or email:

Visit our Career Services website soon for: FAQs, links, and updates on the CSJ program at:

Brenda Badgero
Career Advisor
Simon Fraser University ~ Career Services
MBC 0300, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
Ph: (604) 291-5382 Fax: (604) 291-5926

connect. discover. focus.
SFU Career Services

Associate Vice-President, Research: Call for Nominations/Applications

TO: Members of the University Community
FROM: Mario Pinto, Vice-President, Research
RE: Associate Vice-President, Research Call for Nominations/Applications

I am pleased to announce that the search has recommenced for an Associate Vice-President, Research. At this time, it is limited to an internal search.

The Associate Vice-President, Research will work closely with the Vice-President, Research and share responsibility for academic leadership in and administration of research and other scholarly activities by all personnel associated with the University. Further information about the position is available at:

I invite nominations and applications of individuals as candidates for this position. Letters of application or nominations, accompanied by a Curriculum Vitae, may be submitted to

Dr. B. Mario Pinto
Vice-President, Research
Strand Hall 3195
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

or via email to

Applications will be accepted up to April 15, 2007.

Free Workshop: Credit Card Fraud

Following the success of the workshop co-presented by Campus Security and
the Bank of Canada in November related to counterfeit currency awareness, I
am excited to announce that we will be partnering up again for what is sure
to be another informative session which is sure to be of interest to many at

On Thursday, March 22nd the Bank of Canada's Raymond Rocke will be at
Burnaby Campus to present a workshop on Credit Card Fraud. Attendees are
invited to learn how they can protect themselves against this growing crime
trend. Two sessions will be held in order to best accomodate as many people
as possible.

Sessions will be held at the Maggie Benston Centre, Rm 1300 with start times
of 10:00 am and 11:15 am, respectively. This workshop is offered for free,
but space is limited and will be filled in the order that reservations are

To reserve your space for this workshop, contact Angela Li at Campus
Security by e-mail at or by phone at local 3920.

Information about further workshops planned for the spring and summer are
available in the Spring 2007 Campus Security newsletter, which is available
now. To have a copy delivered to your office via inter-campus mail, drop an
e-mail to myself (Vern May), and I'll get that out to you at my earliest

With respect,

Vern May
Manager, Security Programs & Standards
Campus Security

Invitation - Interdisciplinarity Charette Day

Interdisciplinarity Charette Day
An Invitation to the University Community

The Phase 2 Task Force on Academic Structure is commencing its investigation into the ways in which Simon Fraser University effectively incubates, facilitates, and supports interdisciplinary research and programming by hosting an Interdisciplinarity Charette Day on Friday, March 23, 2007. We sincerely hope that you will join us for what promises to be an informative and creative day for all.

The day has been envisioned in two parts: the first – learning from experience; the second – imagining a new future.

Dr. Roberta Katz from Stanford University will lead us off with an account of the experiences, challenges, and successes for interdisciplinarity at Stanford University. With a long history as one of the pre-eminent institutions for interdisciplinarity, Stanford is currently setting the stage for a new direction in multidisciplinarity. Dr. Katz will also be showcasing the Multidisciplinary Research and Teaching Initiatives of Stanford University (learn more at: ). Dr. Katz is currently the University Manager at Stanford in the President’s Office and formerly Associate Vice President of Strategic Planning. A cultural anthropologist and lawyer by training, Dr. Katz currently provides senior-level coordination and assistance to faculty and deans in a number of the university's high-profile multi-disciplinary programs, including Bio-X and the new environmental initiative.

After Dr. Katz’ presentation and community discussion with her, the rest of the morning will be spent hearing about the successes and challenges of engaging in interdisciplinary research and teaching by faculty from Simon Fraser University and to open discussions among participants. It will be an opportunity for all to share their experiences.

The afternoon will be spent in intense small group design experiences - a “charette” ( - in which we will brainstorm what goals and principles need to be developed to facilitate interdisciplinarity at SFU, and imagine what initiatives, structures, supports, and policies we might create to establish Simon Fraser University as a University known for its strong, innovative and leading disciplines and interdisciplinary research and teaching initiatives.

The Interdisciplinarity Charette Day will be held Friday, March 23, 2007 from 8:30 to 5:00 with a wine and cheese to follow. The event will be held at the IRMACS Theatre in Room ASB 10900 (Applied Sciences Building). Anyone interested in attending should notify Sharon Eng at by no later than Monday, March 19, 2007. Registration to this free event is required to facilitate the planning of the small group sessions and to arrange for catering and venue requirements.

We are requesting any member of the University community who would be willing to share his/her interdisciplinary research or interdisciplinary teaching or program development experiences (both successes and challenges) as a presenter at the Interdisciplinarity Charette Program to please contact Sue Roppel at ( If you’d prefer to share your interdisciplinary experiences in a more informal way during the open discussion periods provided as part of the agenda that would be great too. It is critically important to the overall activities of the Task Force that we hear about your experiences. If you are unable to present or join in our discussion, but would be interested in sharing your interdisciplinary experiences, please also notify Sue Roppel so that we can develop a list of individuals to engage with through other means than the Charette Day.

The Task Force is sincerely hoping that you will join us in what we hope will prove a stimulating day and the beginning of a community-wide discussion on interdisciplinarity at Simon Fraser University.

Office of the Vice-President, Academic

Free Public Dialogue: THE 2010 GAMES AND ITS LEGACIES

Simon Fraser University's Undergraduate Semester in Dialogue program is pleased to invite you to
A 2010–Piece Puzzle on March 14, 2007 at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue.

What: A 2010-Piece Puzzle
Where: Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 W. Hastings St., Vancouver
When: Wednesday, March 14th
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Cost: Free! Please register by calling (604)291-5100
Visit or email for more information.
This one-day public event will encourage dialogue surrounding the many issues attached to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. There will be a special focus on positive actions that can come out of hosting this 28-day event.

The day will include activities and performances to ignite thought-provoking and imaginative collaboration. Your unique position and perspective will help promote the depth of understanding and action our dialogue is seeking to reach.

Registration begins at 9:00am and the dialogue will conclude at 4:30pm. Registration is required for this free event. Please contact (604) 291-5100. Lunch will be provided and there will be two additional break periods during the day.
If you have any questions or would like further information about A 2010-Piece Puzzle, please visit our website:
This event is accessible. For childcare subsidies, material in Braille, interpreters, special-needs parking, or other accessibility options, please call SFPIRG at 604-291-4360 and reference A 2010-Piece Puzzle, or visit:
On behalf of the SFU Undergraduate Semester in Dialogue program, thank you for your interest in participating in our quest to create an effective, far-reaching, and unforgettable experience in our community. We look forward to seeing you on March 14th.
Undergraduate Semester in Dialogue
Spring 2007

Sunday, March 04, 2007

2nd annual SFU Humanitarian Fair

March 28-30th, 2007

Does your club or campus group have a humanitarian mandate? (See If so, please e-mail to register for a free table and to participate in the 2nd annul SFU Humanitarian fair.

1) Humanitarian fair; March 28-29, from 10am-3pm
2) Darfur Talk; March 29 from 3:30-5:30 in MBC 2295-96
3) Humanitarian Social; March 30th at the SFSS pub with DJ and African performers

Tables and chairs will be provided free of charge to SFSS clubs, groups, and other groups on campus on March 28 and 29th in the North AQ from 10am-3pm.

We ask that you consider placing a Darfur donation box on your table during the fair, help promote the Darfur talk on the 29th and a humanitarian social on the 30th. All proceeds less cost will go to the campaign which has so far collected $14,000 for Oxfam Canada to help refugees from the Darfur conflict. We also need you to promote and attend talk on Darfur by three speakers; from Oxfam, from Darfur and a politician on the 29th of March in MBC 2295-96. We will end the fair with a social event at the SFSS pub on the 30th, with professional African performers and a DJ. We will need you and your club members to come out and dance for humanity. We will like to start listing participating groups and to produce promotional material asap. E-mail and let us know asap. And please, help spread the word.

Contact Apaak at to book the participation of your club or group asap.

Appointment of Executive Director, Human Resources

To: The Campus Community
From: Vice-President, Legal Affairs

After a national search, I am very pleased to announce that Dario Nonis has been appointed as the Executive Director, Human Resources, a position he has held on an acting basis since late December. Dario is very familiar with SFU as a result of his six years' experience here as Director, Employee Relations. Prior to that, he had a similar position at UBC. Among his work experiences before joining the University sector, he worked as a staff lawyer for the Legal Services Society of B.C.

I am very pleased that Dario has agreed to take on this new challenge.

Judith A. Osborne
Vice-President, Legal Affairs

feedback needed: voluntary student unions? (motion to BC legislature)

The SFSS External Relations Officer reports: "Burquitlam MLA, Harry Bloy, is submitting a motion to the BC legislature to make student union membership voluntary. It is unclear whether he would suggest that membership be opt-out, much like PIRG, the Peak and CJSF, or if he'd rather that we would have to go sign people once or up every year or every semester."

I would like to receive feedback on whether biology grad students are in favour or against this motion. Please email me at with yr opinion.