Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Call for nominations: Biology Grad Hosted Speaker

Hello Everyone,

The Biology Graduate Caucus is looking for nominations for a Grad Hosted Speaker, to be featured at our annual grad student organized event next year in March.  We would appreciate any recommendations you have for an interesting researcher whom you would like to hear speak at SFU.  The ideal speaker will be able to address a broad set of interests within the field of Biology.  And feel free to re-nominate people who weren't chosen in previous years.

Please send me ( your nominations by November 12, 2010, including a brief description of the nominees work and why you think she/he would make an interesting speaker, as well as their University and a link to their website.  I'll compile the nominations and send out the list to bisc-grads so that everyone can vote on their favorites.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

GSS Special General Meeting - Announcement & Agenda

Good morning GSS members!
The Graduate Student Society at Simon Fraser University will be hosting a Special General Meeting on Monday November 8 2010 @ 12:00 PM in the Halpern Centre at the Burnaby Campus.
At this meeting, we will be providing you with an update on what your Society has been working on over the past 6-months, and ask for your support on several motions that will help your Society work more effectively.  We have put forward several By-law changes that will help ensure better Caucus representation at Council meetings, clarify roles and responsibilities of your elected student leaders, and improve the way we run our meetings and correct small changes in our governing documents.  The full agenda for this meeting is attached.
We understand your time is valuable, so, we are pleased to offer you a FREE LUNCH if you are able to attend this meeting!   Please bring your SFU ID to check-in at the meeting.
***All graduate students are welcome to attend.  We strongly encourage you to take part in this important session.***
For more information, please visit our website:
While the meeting is tentatively scheduled to run until 2:00 PM, please feel free to come late or leave early if you have other commitments.
See you Monday November 8 2010 @ 12:00 PM at the Halpern Centre!
-Your GSS
The Graduate Student Society at Simon Fraser University
MBC 2203, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6
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Biology graduate caucus meeting changed to 3:00 - 4:15 PM tomorrow

Hi all

We have had to change the grad caucus meeting time tomorrow.  In order to make sure everyone who wants to can attend Dr. Isabelle Côté's president's lecture at the Halpern Center at 4:30, we want to adjourn the meeting by 4:15.  In addition, there have been a number of important additions to the agenda, so we wouldn't be able to get it all done in 45 minutes.

We are therefore changing the start time to 3:00 PM and planning to adjourn by 4:15.  Dr. Ron Ydenberg will be coming to talk to us at 3:30, so for those who want to learn about scholarships but can't come at 3:00, no worries, we will keep that part of the agenda the same.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask.  Please see attached revised agenda.


Brett Favaro
Caucus Chair

Monday, October 18, 2010

Biology graduate caucus meeting this Wednesday Oct 20, 3:30 PM B9242

Hi grads

Good news!  There's a graduate caucus meeting this week!  Wednesday Oct 20 in B9242 3:30-4:30 PM we will be meeting to talk about all kinds of important issues.

Our highlight for this meeting will be Dr. Ron Ydenberg discussing scholarships and how grad students are selected for these awards.  This meeting will be critically important for any graduate student interested in how funding works.

As usual we will have refreshments that will refresh you.

Please review the attached agenda and let me know if you have additions.

See you all there!

Brett Favaro
Caucus Chair