Posts by Leah Bjornson

Perusing the benefits of reality TV

Some people spend their free time writing music and jamming with their friends. Others volunteer overseas, building homes and saving orphans while travelling the world. Me, I like to watch reality TV. And that’s okay. When people find out that I have a guilty pleasure — especially one that does not appear to have any […]

SFSS announces line-up for Fall Kickoff concert

This afternoon, the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) announced the line-up for the 2014 Fall Kickoff concert, with five artists set to perform in Convocation Mall on Friday, September 19. Unlike the previous two concerts held by the SFSS, the night will feature both live bands and DJs. Local bands BESTiE and The Faceplants will […]

Board Shorts

External chair for fall 2014 semester The SFSS voted against having an external chair for the fall 2014 term. Despite having already increased the honorarium for the position by $675 for the fall, board decided to discontinue the position. As such, they will reallocate the $675 at a later meeting.   Fall FSU referendum question […]

Board Shorts

Fraternities and Sororities The board continued their discussion on SFU Greek life organizations and related clubs on July 29. Representatives from Tau Kappa Epsilon, Phi Kappa Pi, and other SFU-associated fraternities and sororities were present to advocate for their groups and to explain to board about the types of events they host and are planning […]

Justice is Blind

On July 11, SFU student Anthony Janolino tripped over a discarded hose in the Shrum Science Centre. Now, he’s making it his mission to bring on-campus accessibility issues into the spotlight. This isn’t the first time that Janolino, a visually impaired student, has encountered problems getting around SFU’s Burnaby campus. After repeatedly struggling to navigate […]

Board Shorts

Napping space reconsidered Build SFU general manager Marc Fontaine asked the board of directors to reconsider the inclusion of a napping room in the Build SFU space programme.  Fontaine explained that the decision passed last week — to replace one of the smaller suites in the SUB with a napping room — was troublesome because […]

Satellite signals

  Woodward’s Local restaurant workers took a break from the grind of mixing, cooking, and washing to don a pair of boxing gloves and duke it out for the title of Restaurant Rumble Champion. Woodward’s partnered with Aprons for Gloves to present the third annual fundraising event, Restaurant Rumble Fight Night, last Wednesday, July 23.   […]

Satellite Signals

Vancouver From July 15 to 20, SFU co-hosted Mathematics Education at the Edge, which brought together participants from 48 countries to discuss the future of mathematics education research. Some of the topics included the relationship between gestures, language, and diagrams for bilingual math learners, the ‘flipped classroom’-style of teaching in undergraduate calculus classes, and emphasizing […]

Concert number crunch

The SFSS has approved a budget of almost $80,000 for a 2014 Fall Kickoff event, causing us to reflect on the financial outcomes of concerts past. Here is a brief breakdown of the numbers from the SFSS’ 2013 Fall Kickoff and their more recent 2014 Spring Sendoff.

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