In preparation for the return to face to face teaching, SFUFA planned a number of social events to facilitate the return to campus. In recent weeks, as COVID numbers have risen yet again, we have grappled with the question of whether to cancel these events.
We have taken the decision to keep our scheduled socials for the time being. While we are concerned about what the Fall might bring, we do recognize that the return is happening, and that it is critical to consider the effects social isolation has had on our mental health. We will, then, plan to hold events where possible, recognizing that provincial health guidelines regarding vaccination and masking are expected to keep risks relatively low in ancillary spaces and at non-essential events, as these are. We will, of course, carefully monitor the situation as it develops, and all events are subject to change or cancellation.
Please note that we do request RSVPs in order to ensure that we can manage numbers.
The tentatively planned events are as follows:
Burnaby Social – Wednesday, September 22nd. 3.30-7:00. Halpern 126
Vancouver Social – Tuesday, September 28th 4:00-8:00. Location TBA
Surrey Social – Thursday, October 14th. 4:00-7:00. Central City Pub at the Surrey campus
December Social – Monday, December 6th. 4:00-7:00. Halpern 126
To RSVP for the social events in September and October, please visit:
We understand that the prospect of social events may be concerning to some members; we will be making every effort to ensure risk is minimized at any event we might hold, and we may need to cancel some or all of the above based on the conditions at the time. It is also important, however, that we do find ways to come together when we can do so.
Please mark your calendar!
We also have scheduled our General Meeting for Tuesday, November 23rd. 11:30-1:00. Further information will be distributed later in the semester.