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Students engage at SFU through peer programs

Every year, hundreds of students volunteer with the various peer education and peer mentorship groups, which help to provide services to the greater university community. There are currently over 700 students who give their time to these programs on top of their school work, and are a key component for the success and functionality of […]

There was a time when the Highland Pub was filled with patrons, but in two months it will be closing its doors, as will as SFSS F&B operations.

SFSS decides to close all its food and beverage options

In a shocking statement released today, the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) has announced that it will be permanently closing its food and beverage (F&B) operations effective June 15. In a press release made by the SFSS, it cites the ongoing deficits incurred by the F&B services. “This decision comes after years of the SFSS […]

The candidates who were able to show up on Monday in Maggie Benston Centre wait in anticipation of the results.

Hangue Kim elected as SFSS president

It took a few more days than he would have cared for, but Hangue Kim has officially been voted in as the next president of the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS). “I’m very grateful for all the students that elected me in,” said Kim after the announcement. “I’m very excited for the year to come, […]

After a long-fought battle, workers with UNITE HERE Local 40 finally gain the job security for which they have been fighting.

Food contract controversy ends with happy resolution

The cafeteria workers who previously feared for their job security have reached an agreement with SFU’s new food services contract, Sodexo. This agreement confirms that all 174 workers will receive all of their health care and pension benefits, seniority, and wages that they received from their past contract with Chartwells, a division of Compass Group […]

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Social Innovation Seed Fund recipients showcase their sustainable projects

Sustainability was a shared concern among many young participants on a Wednesday evening at City Studio, Vancouver, as Embark and SFU Sustainability hosted an event in collaboration. The Project Showcase event unfolded as an interactive, engaging space which celebrated grant recipients of the Social Innovation Seed Fund — a joint effort between Embark and Radius […]

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World News Beat

US – United States of America takes a step back in climate change policy President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to repeal many of the United States’ climate policies, notably the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) which limits greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The United States previously piloted world-leading research and […]

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SFSS election results postponed, voting reopened

“The IEC [Independent Electoral Commision] has decided to withhold the results until next week, and will continue updating you. We apologize for the inconvenience, and appreciate your patience.” Attention: Results for the General Election and Referendum 2017 will not be posted today. — SFSS Elections (@SfssElections) March 31, 2017 That set the tone of the […]

Suspension of SFU Spanish program met with outrage from students, TSSU

SFU student Karlie Tessmer was excited about joining SFU to study a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a certificate in Spanish. However, following her enrolment in an introductory Spanish class this semester, she soon realized her certificate would not be possible — at least for now. “I’m in the introductory Spanish class right now. About […]

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Back-to-back SFSS election debates see almost no attendance

With the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) general election on seemingly one of their tightest schedules in years, the debates came and went on March 16 and 17— and if the attendance is any indication, not many people knew about or prioritized it. The amount of students who weren’t associated with a candidate, the Independent […]

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