Thursday, July 30, 2009

Request for feedback on international graduate student issues

Dear Graduate Students,

It has recently come to our attention that better resources are needed for international graduate students at SFU. The Graduate Student Society at SFU is currently compiling a document containing information that will help international students to overcome unique issues that they face. However, we need some feedback from you in terms of the specific issues that we should be addressing in such a document. Some suggestions so far have been poor access to external funding and confusion about the BC healthcare system.

If you have any suggestions about what information should be put in this document,  or would like to discuss issues that you have experienced as an international student, please contact us at the address below. Feedback on this matter is greatly appreciated.

Kind regards,
Carroll Boydell

GSS Secretary

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

BISC Grad Caucus travel awards available

Hi Everyone,

There are four Grad Caucus travel awards, each worth $100, available to people who meet the following criteria:

1. You started as a grad student BEFORE 1 January 2009, and
2. You have NEVER been awarded a Caucus travel award previously

Simple enough!

So, if you fit the profile and wish to be considered for a travel award (for conferences etc), please e-mail me [] before 5 pm (1700) Friday 31 July. All I need is your name to put in a draw to see who the lucky winners will be. This award must be claimed by 21 August.



Monday, July 27, 2009

Reminder: Caucus meeting, Wednesday, July29, 3:30pm

Hello everyone,

This is a reminder that we will be having our July Caucus meeting this Wednesday at 3:30pm in the bio grad lounge.

See you all there,
BISC Caucus Chair

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Caucus meeting: Wednesday July 29th 3:30-4:30

Hello Everyone,

We will be having our next caucus meeting Wednesday, July 29th , 3:30-4:30pm (Bio grad lounge) to discuss the mentorship party coming up in September and other issues.
We hope to be able to return to the usual day of Friday for the next caucus meeting.

I have attached the agenda for the meeting.

See you there,

Isabelle Raymond
BISC Caucus Chair

Friday, July 10, 2009

Important Reminder

Hi folks,

This is just a reminder that July's TSSU General Membership meeting is
being held on Wednesday, July 15th from 4:30-6pm at Harbour Centre in
room 2050. There will be FREE FOOD and we will be going for drinks
after.  I have attached the meeting's agenda.

Also if you are interested in being the Chair of the TSSU (stipended
at $450/semester) please let us know at  More
information about the prestigious Chair
position can be found at

Mike Wogin
TSSU Steward

Monday, July 06, 2009

Grad Student Social - Thurs July 9, 4pm - BBQ pork loin, smoked tofu, beverages

The GSS is hosting a summer social for all SFU grad students this
Thursday July 9th from 4pm to 8pm on the Highland Pub patio.

Come out to enjoy some delicious barbeque (pork loins, smoked tofu,
and more). There will of course also be cheap, cold, refreshing

Hope to see you there!  Don't forget to bring your student ID card.

Josh Newman
Graduate Student Society at SFU