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Archive for February, 2012

[ICP] Curator’s Talk & Tour: Neon Vancouver, Ugly Vancouver – Thursday, March 1st

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Join the SFU Intercultural Community Program on March 1st for the Museum of Vancouver’s “Curator’s Talk & Tour: Neon Vancouver, Ugly Vancouver”. All students (international & domestic) and friends are invited to attend this event!

When: Thursday, March 1st, 7:00pm
Where: Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut St (Vanier Park), Vancouver
Cost: $10 (tickets available upon arrival at the museum, or online HERE
Meeting place: Museum of Vancouver main entrance, 6:40pm

Activity: Museum of Vancouver’s “Neon Vancouver, Ugly Vancouver” Exhibition

“Did Vancouver’s flashing neon signs signal glamour, excitement and big city living? Or was neon part of a tawdry display that disfigured Vancouver’s natural beauty? Joan Seidl, Director of Collections and curator of Neon Vancouver, will delve into this question and more, in this in-depth talk and tour. Learn more about the history of the signs in the exhibit, Vancouver’s evolving hate/love relationship with neon, and how MOV came to hold a significant neon collection.”

To register, please complete the registration form HERE by Tuesday, February 28.
Please bring/prepare: Students must bring valid SFU student ID card. Wearing comfortable shoes is recommended, and students may bring cameras.
Note: All participants must be comfortable standing/walking for one hour.

Last day to register: Tuesday, February 28

Questions? Contact us at uicp@sfu.ca

Upcoming Workshop – Your Employment Options! – Monday, February 27th

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Want to learn more about what employment options are available to you on and off-campus during your studies? Confused by Canada’s Immigration regulations? Attend our upcoming information session where details regarding eligibility requirements and applying for a Co-op and Off-Campus Work Permit will be covered.

(1) Monday, February 27th, 11:30am – 12:30pm, AQ 2013
(2) Thursday, March 8th, 1:30pm – 2:30pm, AQ 2013

Extended hours for picking up your Upass BC

Friday, February 17th, 2012

In addition to the regular posted hours, you’ll be able to pick up your U-Pass BC card on the last Saturday of every month in Spring 2012:  February 25th, March 31st, and April 28th.

The Saturday hours are:

  • • Burnaby: 11 am–2 pm
  • • Surrey: 9 am–11 am
  • • Vancouver: 9 am–11 am

Visit the U-Pass BC website for more information on U-Pass BC policies.

Attend CRIE Symposium featuring a talk by Dr. Mei Li

Friday, February 17th, 2012

The Centre for Research on International Education (CRIE) is very pleased to announce the coming Spring Symposium featuring a talk by Dr. Mei Li, entitled Academic profession on the move: Chinese returnees and knowledge diaspora in the United States, which examines transnational academic mobility in relation to a rising power and a leading power in contexts of globalization. Click HERE for more details.

Where: Diamond Alumni Centre in the lower level hall (DAC), Burnaby Campus
When: Thursday, March 1, 2012 from 4:30 – 6:30 PM
RSVP: If you’re interested, please RSVP by adding your name to this Doodle poll: www.doodle.com/9dri2yq23svxswa8

Upcoming Workshop – How to find housing – Thursday, March 1st

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Interesting in moving off-campus next term or confused by different terms used in housing advertisements? Attend this session to learn about how to find housing.

Date: Thursday, March 1st
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Location: AQ 2013 (Next to Simon C Convenience Store)

World Films Program – There Once Was An Island – Tuesday, February 28th

Monday, February 13th, 2012

The SFU International World Films program is pleased to present There Once Was An Island (2010), the story of a culturally unique Polynesian community of Takuu dealing with the direct impacts of climate change in the Pacific. This films is rated PG.  For more information about this film…  


Date: Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
Time: 5:00PM – 6:30PM
Location: AQ 2013 (Next to the James Douglas Safe Study Area)

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.

Upcoming Workshop – Living Off-Campus: Your Rights & Responsibilities – Wednesday, March 7th

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Wednesday, March 7th, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, AQ 2013

Presenters: Residential Tenancy Branch & TRAC Tenants Resource and Advisory Centre.

If you intend to live off-campus and have little or no experience renting accommodation in BC, it is important to learn about your rights and responsibilities before signing a rental agreement (known as a lease). This workshop will be a great chance to get your questions answered and learn how to protect yourself.

This workshop is FREE, but registration is required. Please click HERE to register. 


Upcoming Workshop: Obtaining a Temporary Resident Visa for your Travels – Wednesday, February 22nd

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Need a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to re-enter Canada in the near future? Join us for instructions on how to apply for a TRV, including tips that may simplify the process for you.

Date:Wednesday, February 22nd
Time: 16:30pm – 17:30pm
Location: AQ 2013 (Next to Simon C Convenience Store)

SFU Accounting Students Association – Free Income Tax Filing Service for Students

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

This March, the SFU Accounting Student Association (ASA) will once again be offering free income tax filing assistance to eligible students by CRA-trained volunteers. If you would like assistance with filing your taxes, please visit the ASA website to find out if you are eligible and how to register.  The ASA requests that you register for this service before March 2, for an appointment to take place between March 12 and April 8.

Note: Register early as this popular service often fills up fast!

Upcoming Workshop: Canadian Income Tax Information – Thursday, February 23rd

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

It’s tax time again!

As an international student, if you earn income in Canada (teaching/research assistantships, employment, investment or business income), you are responsible for submitting a tax form to the government (“filing a tax return”).

If you have no income to report, you may still wish to file a tax return as you may be eligible to receive certain payments or credits.

Not sure where to start?  SFU ISS is hosting a speaker from Canada Revenue Agency to do a hands-on workshop for all international students on how to file taxes. Learn how the Canadian tax system applies to you.  Choose one of the following sessions (pre-registration is not necessary, and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis):

Canadian Income Tax Filing Workshop for International Students
Date: Thursday, February 23rd
Time: Select ones session to attend: 10:30am-12:30pm OR 1:30pm-3:30pm
Location: MBC 2292

You may also review our tax information sheet for details on filing your taxes in Canada.

Tax forms and guides will be available for pickup in the ISS office (MBC 1200) starting in late February.