Tuesday, March 05, 2024

February 2024 Minutes

 Attached are the BISC Caucus meeting minutes from the meeting held on February 16th, 2024. Detailed minutes of meeting can be found here


Faculty of Science 1st Annual Career Fair organization/participation
    • The Physics grad caucus is looking to set up a Faculty of Science career fair for graduate students and post-docs in all science departments. Each faculty propose what companies they want to come (2-4 companies from each department)
    • Send list of companies to invite to the event (any of interest to BISC and other departments)
        • DFO
        • BC Genome
        • Send more suggestions of companies to invite to Miranda Dennis at miranda_dennis@sfu.ca in the next couple of days, please! (We don’t need to know anyone from the company, just a list of ideas.)

Please consider joining myself and other grads in meeting the candidates for the Thelma Finlayson Chair in Biological Control. 
    • March 6, 8, 20th there will be pizza lunches paid for by the department by Biology Candidate Meetups

Minimum funding policy
    • PhD scholarship is within our minimum funding, not on top
    • There was a misunderstanding at the entire University level
    • Policy details are still being organized
    • More details to come with what has been proposed

APR forms to GPR transition
    • Do not panic about your GPR, there are technical difficulties at the moment
    • Hopefully will be sorted out by May