Saturday, August 27, 2022

August Meeting Minutes

 The meeting minutes from the BISC grad caucus meeting on August 18, 2022, can be found here.

Highlights include:

  • This year's Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference (PEEC) will be organized by SFU, please email Em Lim ( if you're interested in helping out!
  • The graduate stipend amount is increasing by $2000 ($24,000 → $26,000) starting this upcoming September along with a tuition waiver pilot program ( NOTE: Tuition waiver only disbursed to eligible students, i.e., those in the first two years of MSc/MPM/MET or first four years of PhD). See Action Plan in email sent out with meeting minutes for more information.
  • Dr. Noah Ashley was selected as our Fall grad hosted speaker. Please email Brett Hodinka ( if you have any nominations for the remaining seminar slots.
  • The caucus is planning to host a welcome BBQ event on September 23rd, stay tuned!