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Archive for January, 2012

Upcoming Workshop: Co-op Work Permits – Essential information for international students in the Co-op program

Friday, January 27th, 2012


Are you an international student who has been accepted into the Co-op program? This session will provide important information about Co-op work permits, including:

  • How to apply for a Co-op work permit
  • How to apply for a Social Insurance Number (SIN card)
  • How to maintain your Co-op work permit

(1) Tuesday, February 7th, 10:30am – 11:30am, AQ 2013
(2) Wednesday, February 22nd, 11:30am – 12:30pm, AQ 2013

All international students who have recently been accepted into the Co-op program are encouraged to attend.

[ICP] Chutzpah! Festival – Saturday, February 18th – All students welcome to attend!

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Join the SFU Intercultural Community Program for the 2012 Chutzpah! Festival, featuring an exciting contemporary dance performance. All students (international and domestic) & friends are welcome at this event!

When: Saturday, February 18th, 2012, 7:00pm
Where:Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre, 950 West 41st Ave, Vancouver (Meeting at Jugo Juice at Oakridge-41st Canada Line Station, 6:30pm)
Cost: $21.67 (including tax)
Activity: Canadian Premiere of the contemporary dance group Noord Nederlandse Dans (NND).

Registration: Please complete the registration form HERE by Friday, February 10th, 2012*, and purchase a ticket online HERE as soon as possible.
*Please note that registration will end early if event tickets are sold out before February 10th. You must purchase your ticket online in advance in order to attend this event. 

Questions?Contact us at uicp@sfu.ca.

World Films Program – Marathon Boy – Tuesday, February 7th

Friday, January 27th, 2012

The SFU International World Films program is pleased to present Marathon Boy (2010), the story of a four-year-old boy who is plucked from the slums of India by his coach and trained to become India’s greatest runner.   This movie is rated PG for content and language. For more information about this film…  

Date: Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
Time: 3:30PM – 6:00PM
Location: AQ 2013 (Next to the James Douglas Safe Study Area)

To attend this event…

Want to know more about this and other World Films events?  Check out the World Films Program on Facebook or email us at intl_programs@sfu.ca.

Korean Language Circle – Friday, February 10th – All students welcome to attend!

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Join SFU International Services for Students Language Circles for our upcoming event— Korean Language Circle. Learn phrases in Korean, try the food, and meet new friends! All students are welcome to attend this event.

When: Friday, February 10th, 5:00-6:30pm
Where: AQ 2013 (next to Simon C’s Convenience Store)

To register, please send an email to Minsun Choi at mca51@sfu.ca or simply click attend on our facebook page by Wednesday, February 8th, 9pm.

Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) application – What’s a UCI?

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Your UCI (Universal Client Identification number) is an 8-digit number located on your study permit, and is also known as your Client ID.  This is the number that Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) uses to identify you for the purpose of your immigration file – immigration officials will ask for this number whenever you have contact with them via the CIC website, call centre or on a paper application. 

Recently, CIC has replaced the term ”Client ID” with “UCI” in Question 1 of the Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) application, so please make sure to include your Client ID number in this space if you are applying for a new visa.

Apply to volunteer as a Mentor or Team Leader for the International Mentorship Program today!

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Are you looking to:

  • - Make friends with people from all over the world? 
  • - Build on your intercultural experiences
  • - Enhance your resume
  • - Gain volunteer hours
  • - Become more involved in SFU life
  • - Help increase cultural understanding within our community?

If so, then the Mentorship Program is for you! Please visit HERE to view detailed position descriptions and the link to the applications! We look forward to seeing your applications soon!

Deadline for applications: Saturday March 31st, 4pm

Questions? Contact the Program Coordinator at intl_mentorship@sfu.ca.

Participate in two proactive workshops about mental health issues

Friday, January 20th, 2012

SFU’s Health and Counselling Services unit is offering two workshops to help members of the SFU community to be proactive about mental health issues. The skills that people will learn will not only add to their toolkit at work but will be useful in all aspects of their lives.

SOS: Support Over Suicide (same session offered on four dates)
January 26, 9–11:30 am, Burnaby
January 27, 9:30 am–12 noon, Surrey
February 28, 9–11:30 am, Burnaby
March 30, 9–11:30 am, Burnaby

Dealing with Students in Distress and Distressing (same session offered on four dates). Note: This is part 2 and they recommend taking the SOS workshop first.
January 26, 11:45 am–1:15 pm, Burnaby
January 27, 10:30 am–12 noon, Surrey
February 28, 11:45 am–1:15 pm, Burnaby
March 30, 11:45 am–1:15 pm, Burnaby

Workshops are free and open to anyone in the SFU community. To register, please e-mail Eser Ren at eren@sfu.ca.

Off-Campus Work Permit Program – New incoming SFU students & transfer of eligibility verification

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Participating students with an Off-Campus Work Permit who have transferred to SFU for the Spring 2012 term from another institution must request a “transfer of eligibility verification” through Citizenship & Immigration Canada’s “MyCIC” web portal.

Failure to complete the online transfer will result in you being reported ineligible for the program by your former institution as you are no longer registered there.

Keep track of the expiry dates of your immigration documents

Friday, January 20th, 2012

This is a gentle reminder to check the expiry dates of your immigration documents- study permits, work permits, Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) etc…

Please attend our upcoming workshops, review the Frequently Asked Questions or speak to an International Student Advisor if your immigration document is expiring soon.

The Canadian International Experience Program 2012 – Citizens of Mexico

Friday, January 20th, 2012

The Canadian Embassy in Mexico has announced that The Canadian International Experience Program 2012 is open. The purpose of this program is to facilitate student exchanges between Mexico and Canada in order to contribute to their personal and professional development by gaining valuable international work experience in a bilingual country.

The Canadian International Experience Program allows Mexican citizens between 18 and 29 years to:

  • • remain in Canada for a period of one year;
  • • work legally in Canada;
  • • live the experience to know another culture.

For more detailed information about the program please visit the Canadian Embassy’s website at: www.mexico.gc.ca or send an email to: mxico.experience@international.gc.ca