New Students

Welcome to Graduate Studies in the Department of Biological Sciences at SFU! Here are some resources and information we hope will help ease your transition into grad school, and get oriented with the department and Simon Fraser University.
Other sources of useful information:
Make sure you also check out our events page to see what's going on around the department - great opportunities to meet others in the department!

Guide to Student-Supervisor Relationships

Studying to acquire a Masters or PhD involves developing a good relationship with your supervisor. HERE is a guide to get your started.

Living in Vancouver

Moving to a new city can be difficult, especially when looking for a place to live. Check out our Graduate Student Housing Survey here.

Grad Student Health Plan

As a Graduate student at SFU, you are a member of the Simon Fraser Student Society, which advocates on your behalf, and provides a number of valuable services to you. One of these services is the Graduate Student Benefits Plan, which provides eligible students with Health and Dental insurance coverage.
For further information on the Graduate Benefit Plan:

GSS Office & Help Desk
MBC 2201 / MBC 2205
Phone: (778) 782-3899
Fax: (778) 782-6594
For Graduate Benefit Plan help and claims, please contact the provider:
Phone: 1-866-369-8795