Join SFU progressive in the 2022 SFSS Elections to Defend Student Power on Campus.
The SFU Progressive stands by the Charter of Beliefs on Various Campus issues and wish to build power across student governance bodies within SFU. Over the last year, so much has been done, but there needs to be much more work done.
Over the last year, so much has been done, but there needs to be much more work done to defend student power on campus. Here are some accomplishments:
- Win Fossil Fuel Divestment at SFU in solidarity with SFU350 and other allies
- Amplified and Advocated for motion at Senate for at least 15 Black Faculty Cluster Hiring
- Amplified community to help push SFU to launch National Charter for Anti-Black racism on campus
- Center Equity and Justice as a Whole in decision making at SFU
- Successfully Pushed for SFU to go online learning amidst COVID-19 spike and center student Safety
- Worked with SFU to establish the VP People Equity and Inclusion position
- Advocated for the Accessible Course Practises canvassing countless students and push for remote option and class recordings
- Advocate for COVID-19 safety in the classroom and the SFU community
- Successfully advocated for the Gondola endorsed at the Burnaby City Council
- Pushed to support Palestinian Liberation and directed the development of policy
- Support actions in Solidarity with Wet'suwet'en and Land Defenders in Fair Creek
- Extended Community Support amidst BC Flood victims
- Successfully advocated for No Interest Rates on Student Loans Federally during COVID-19
- Stood against Weaponization Student Conduct Policy against student protestors and getting SFU to back down in defence of students
- Hired the First Student Advocate to help with student appeals and advocacy - 3 years in the making s/o to Shina Kaur and Osob
- First DNA Accessibility Coordinator and SOCA BSSC Coordinator to serve Black and Disabled Students on campus
- Successfully Collective Bargaining with the SFSS Employees
- Supporting community fridge and food access on campus
- Hired over 15 positions at the SFSS in line with the SUB opening and celebration
- successfully lobbying the provincial government to eliminate interest on the provincial portion of student loans, saving graduates an estimated $22 million in 2019/2020;
- Lobby the provincial government for $5 million in funding towards open education resources (OERs), of which $3.26 million was pledged in 2019;
- Advised the provincial government on the housing affordability issues faced by SFU students, resulting in a $73 million loan being allocated towards building on-campus student housing at SFU, providing an additional 1,971 beds;
- Successfully recommending that the Canada Energy Regulator revise Condition 124 of the Trans Mountain Expansion project to incorporate stakeholder consultation into the Emergency Management Program for the project;
- Being recognized by the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Canadian Minister of Accessibility, as the first university in Canada to meet with members of the Canadian government in Ottawa to advocate for students with disabilities;
- Working with other BC student associations, postsecondary institutions and TransLink to renew the U-Pass program until 2025, ensuring rates are kept affordable for students;
- Lobbying the provincial government to reintroduce upfront, needs-based grants for students, resulting in the new B.C. Access Grant that provides 40,000 students up to $1,000 a year for four-year programs; and
and many more ....
- Many more as can be seen in the SFSS Reports: sfss.ca/reports
Join us in supporting the SFU Progressives (Sophonie for President, Chloe, Rea, Eshana, Simran, Saima, and Janaye as VPs) to continue to defend student power on campus and protect and build solidarity with students and workers.
Pledge to vote and we will be communicating with you via text and email to keep you involved with the campaign!
Charter of Beliefs: http://bit.ly/sfuprogressivescharter2022
Vote Progressive Pledge: bit.ly/SFUProgressivesPledge2022