The Caucus has initiated, and is responsible for overseeing several programs and events. We hope the following activities are an enjoyable addition to your graduate experience here at SFU-Biology.

Upcoming Events

Keep an eye on your emails or the BISC grads Facebook group to know about upcoming events.


The Caucus usually meets the last Monday of every month (with the exception of December) in the Biology Grad Lounge on the 7000-level of Biology.

BISC Grad Symposium

During the Spring Semester (usually late February, or early March).

Other Caucus Events

The Biology Grad Caucus also participates in organizing the department Christmas party, and various other events throughout the year, such as barbeques and trips. If you've got an idea for an event, contact the social coordinator, or show up at a caucus meeting.

Payday Coffee

Every payday everyone gathers in the hall outside the Biology General Office for coffee, snacks, & good conversation. Watch for emails.

Grad Retreats

Most years, small conferences are held for grad students from SFU, UBC, UVic. The EcoEvo retreat usually takes place in Squamish during the fall, and the Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference (PEEC) usually happens in Bamfield in the winter. Lots of fun, and a great way to meet people from nearby universities who are doing similar work to you.