Tuesday, June 30, 2015

June Meeting Minutes

The minutes from the June 23rd, 2015 meeting are now available here

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

TSSU Strike Update

On Wednesday, June 17th, the TSSU escalated its job action and stated that grade withholding will commence on Friday, June 19th at 11:59pm.

Graduate student TAs can find more information about how this affects them here: http://strike.tssu.ca/marking-for-education/

General grade withholding FAQ can be found here: http://support.tssu.ca/grade-withholding-faq/

Anyone with questions or concerns can contact the TSSU by the following means:

helpline: 604.652.6202

Or you can contact your Biology TSSU Stewards below: 

Adrienne Berchtold: aberchto@sfu.ca
Leon Li: leonl@sfu.ca
Fauve Strachan: fstracha@sfu.ca
Josh Pol: jpol@sfu.ca

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Nominations for 2016 Grad Hosted Speaker

The time has come for nominations for the 2016 grad hosted speaker!

Suggestions are welcome for both academic and non-academic speakers. Speakers may discuss their research or career and teach skills/share wisdom in workshops on topics broadly relevant to grad students, including science communication/journalism, project management, career advice, science policy/advocacy, etc.

To give you an idea of the speakers chosen in the past here is a list from recent years:

2015 - Tyrone Hayes
2014 - Marc Mangel
2013 - Nancy Baron
2012 - Daniel Pauly

Nominations will be open until July 1, 2015, followed by a vote on the nominees.

If you wish to nominate someone, please email Dan Greenberg with a brief synopsis of your nominee in .pdf form; being sure to include their name, contact information, and a brief paragraph on what they do, their interests, and why you think they would be a good speaker for the grad students in the department.

Bear in mind that if you do choose to nominate a speaker, you will be expected to serve on the grad hosted speaker committee.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

May 2015 Update


The most recent minutes (May 19, 2015) are available here.

Results of Caucus Elections

The results of the 2015 SFU Biology Grad Student Caucus elections can be found here