Simon Fraser Student Society

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Simon Fraser Student Society

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The Simon Fraser University Society (SFUSS) was established on October 5, 1965. "University" was later dropped and it is now known as the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS). The SFSS still maintains its original constitutional objectives: "to promote, direct, administer, coordinate all student activities of, by and for the students of Simon Fraser University, and to promote cooperation amongst the students of Simon Fraser University and cooperation between the members of the Society and students within the Province and elsewhere." Its mandate has come to include advocating for students rights and providing services to graduate and undergraduate members. These include advocacy services, such as Legal Aid and Women's Centre, and retail services, such as Quad Books, the Print Shop and the Pub.

In its first year, the Society organized social events, co-sponsored Vietnam teach-ins, started a co-op bookstore, and protested against the poor quality food offered on campus. In the 1970s, the Society organized against tuition fee increases, lobbied for improved on-campus housing, started a women's centre, and opened a student-run pub. The 1980s saw the development of plans for a student union building and a continuation in the struggle for affordable education. In the 1990s the Society has constructed the Maggie Benston Centre, expanded its services and continues to advocate on behalf of students for accessible, affordable education.

The Executive Council originally consisted of 14 elected officers: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Ombudsman, Clubs Director, Public Relations Officer, Arts, Science and Education Presidents, Athletics Coordinator, Social Convenor, Cultural Director, and Housing coordinator. This remained until 1977 when changes to constitutional by laws established five at large positions: President, Treasurer, External and Internal Relations Officers, Secretary, and Public Relations Officer and the Ombuds Office. Currently, six elected Executive officers and 36 Student Union representatives elected by students from each academic department sit on the Forum, the student representative body responsible for all major Student Society decisions. The Departmental Student Unions and Standing Committees supply information and recommendations to the Forum. Student Society Standing Committees deal with every aspect of the Society's operations.

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Simon Fraser Student Society. Ombuds Office (1965 - )

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hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1984 - 2002

Description of relationship

Simon Fraser Student Society. Ombuds Office reports to Simon Fraser Student Society

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Simon Fraser University Women's Centre (1974 -)

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hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1974 -

Description of relationship

Simon Fraser University Women's Centre reports to Simon Fraser Student Society

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Doherty, Peter

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associative

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May 1970 - August 1970

Description of relationship

Simon Fraser Student Society officer Peter Doherty: President

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Wickstrom, Norman

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associative

Dates of the relationship

September 1970 - August 1971

Description of relationship

Simon Fraser Student Society officer Norman Wickstrom: President

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Hollibaugh, Ace

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associative

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January 1972 - August 1972

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Simon Fraser Student Society officer Ace Hollibaugh: President

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Rice, David

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associative

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May 1973 - August 1973

Description of relationship

Simon Fraser Student Society officer David Rice: President

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Timberlake, Alan

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associative

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September 1978 - December 1978

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Simon Fraser Student Society officer Alan Timberlake: President

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Crawley, Jim

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associative

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January 1981 - December 1981

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Simon Fraser Student Society officer Jim Crawley: President

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Clift, Robert

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associative

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May 1986 - April 1987

Description of relationship

Simon Fraser Student Society officer Robert Clift: President

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Wickstrom, Norman

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associative

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September 1969 - April 1970

Description of relationship

Simon Fraser Student Society officer Norman Wickstrom: President

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Walsh, Robert R.

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associative

Dates of the relationship

September 1968 - April 1969

Description of relationship

Simon Fraser Student Society officer Rob Walsh: President

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Buzan, Tony

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associative

Dates of the relationship

September 1965 - April 1966

Description of relationship

Simon Fraser Student Society officer Tony Buzan: President

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Turner, Alex

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associative

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May 1966 - August 1966

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Simon Fraser Student Society officer Alex Turner: President

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Mynott, John

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associative

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September 1966 - December 1966

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Simon Fraser Student Society officer John Mynott: President

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Wong, Stan

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associative

Dates of the relationship

January 1967 - April 1967

Description of relationship

Simon Fraser Student Society officer Stan Wong: President

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Rudelier, Nelson

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associative

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May 1967 - December 1967

Description of relationship

Simon Fraser Student Society officer Nelson Rudelier: President

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Hicks, Greg

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associative

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September 1967 - December [before 1967]

Description of relationship

Simon Fraser Student Society officer Greg Hicks: President

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Weeks, Arthur

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associative

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September [after 1967] - April 1968

Description of relationship

Simon Fraser Student Society officer Arthur Weeks: President

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Loney, Martin

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associative

Dates of the relationship

May 1968 - August 1968

Description of relationship

Simon Fraser Student Society officer Martin Loney: President

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Howard, Stephen

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associative

Dates of the relationship

January 1984 - December 1984

Description of relationship

Simon Fraser Student Society officer Stephen Howard: President

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