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Archive for March, 2012

Pre-Med Seminar (sponsored by the Faculty of Health Sciences)

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

All students are welcome to attend a Pre-Med Seminar with special guests from UBC Faculty of Medicine. For more details, download the pdf below. 

Pre-Med Seminar

Renewed your Study Permit? Extend your SIN and MSP Carecard now

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

If you have recently renewed your Study Permit, remember to extend your Social Insurance Number and your MSP (Medical Services Plan) health insurance after you have received your new study permit.

- Renew your SIN card in-person at the nearest Service Canada location by taking with you the necessary documents explained further in our handout.

- Renew your MSP by sending a photocopy of your new study permit to MSP (address below) along with a cover letter that includes your:

  • • Full name
  • • Address
  • • Date of Birth
  • • CareCard Number
  • • Request for extension

Send these documents by mail to:
BC Medical Services Plan
PO Box 9035 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC V8W 9E3

Inviting Family and Friends to visit you in Canada or Attend your Convocation Ceremony?

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Find out about the type of documentation you may provide to support their visa applications by reviewing our handout that contains a sample introduction letter.  

In addition, attend our upcoming workshop on:

  • • How and when to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit
  • • Inviting Relatives and Friends to visit you in Canada or attend your convocation ceremony 

Tuesday, April 24th, 2:30pm – 3:30pm, AQ 2013

TRV Application Processing Time-frame

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

The Consulate General of Canada in Seattle has issued a notice that due to the large volume of applications received by their office, please allow at least 6 weeks to process your mail in application. Applications will be processed in the order they are received and cannot be expedited. 

If you have upcoming travels plans, please meet with an International Student Advisor to discuss your options during advising hours.

Permanent Residence Session – Presentation available online

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

The Spring 2012 CIC presentation is now available on the International Services for Students website

Note that information provided in the presentation is subject to change; always check www.cic.gc.ca for the most up-to-date information 

For details on the various categories offered through the BC Provincial Nominee Program, please click HERE. You may also get information from the BC PNP office over the telephone at 604-775-2227, via email to pnpinfo@gov.bc.ca or in-person (Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm.)    

International Student Advisors are also available throughout your time at the University to provide you with the most updated information and assist you with planning for post-graduation options. For general information on the different categories of Permanent Residency and eligibility requirements, please meet with an International Student Advisor during advising hours.

World Films Program – Last Train Home – Tuesday, April 3rd

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Last film of the Spring term! The SFU International World Films Program invites you out for a screening of Last Train Home (2009). This documentary follows the travels of 130 million migrant workers in China, who return back to their home villages for the New Year’s holiday. This mass exodus is the world’s largest human migration, an epic spectacle that exposes a nation tragically caught between its rural past and industrial future. This movie is rated PG. For more information about this film…

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

4:30 – 6:30PM

AQ 2013 (Adjacent to the James Douglas Safe Study Area)

Watch this on YouTube

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.

Advising Hours Change – Tuesday, March 27th

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Advising at Burnaby Campus: Monday to Friday, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Maggie Benston Centre (MBC) 1200

• Advising will be shifted to 1:40 pm – 4:30 pm on Tuesday, March 27th

For urgent cases, please call 778.782.4232. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Language Circles – Arabic – Friday, March 30th

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

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

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

To register, please send an email to Ryan Dao at qtd@sfu.ca or simply click attend on our facebook page by Wednesday, March 28th, 9pm.

Upcoming Workshop – Next Steps: Immigration Topics For Last Term at SFU – Wednesday, March 28th

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Are you in your last term of studies at SFU or close to your last term? This workshop will give you information about:

  • • How and when to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit
  • • Inviting Relatives and Friends to visit you in Canada or attend your convocation ceremony

Wednesday, March 28th, 11:30am – 12:30pm, AQ 2013

ICP Event – Sakura Days Japan Fair – Saturday, April 7th

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Join ICP on April 7th for the 2012 Sakura Days Japan Fair. All students (international and domestic) & friends are invited to attend this event!

Date: Saturday, April 7th, 1:00-3:00pm
Location: VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver
Meeting place: 12:30pm, Oakridge-41st Canada Line Station (at the ticket machines)
Cost: Adult (19+) – $10; Youth (13-18) – $8
Activity: 2012 Sakura Days Japan Fair - Enjoy Japanse Food, Tea Ceremony, Cultural Performances, Arts and Crafts
To register, please complete the registration form HERE by the deadline of Tuesday, April 3rd.

Questions? Contact us at uicp@sfu.ca.