SFSS closing the Highland Pub, Higher Grounds, and The Ladle

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Updated: The local will hold a meeting for all Unit 3 members affected by the SFSS layoffs on Monday, April 10, 2-4pm, MBC 2290.

On Thursday, April 6, 2017 the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) issued a notice of intent to lay off ALL of the 22 permanent and part-time CUPE members that presently work at the Highland Pub, Higher Grounds Coffee Bar, and The Ladle.  These members will be laid off as of April 28,2017 and the business will be officially closed as of June 15, 2017. 

This decision was made by the Simon Fraser Student Society Board of Directors earlier this week and comes as a complete shock to our members, some of whom have worked at the Pub for 10 years.
The Local Executive is disappointed in the SFSS’s decision and will keep you all posted as details unfold.  

Upcoming: Forum on Advanced Education, April 11

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By Melissa McGregor, Director of External Relations, Graduate Student Society
On April 11th, the SFU Graduate Student Society will host members of the BC Liberal party, BC NDP, and BC Green party for a debate on issues that affect students in all parts of the province. We hope you’ll join us to hear about each party’s plans to address the challenges affecting post-secondary education.

When: April 11th 2017, 5 – 7 pm. Doors open at 4:30pm.

Where: Asia Pacific Hall, Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 W Hastings.


  • Hon. Andrew Wilkinson, Minister of Advanced Education and representative for the BC Liberal Party

  • Dr. Michael Markwick, representative for the BC Green Party and candidate for West Vancouver-Capilano

  • David Eby, Housing Critic and representative for the BC NDP

After a round of opening remarks, candidates will respond to a list of questions from participating student societies. Topics will include the affordability of post-secondary education, transit, and the growing demand for on-campus housing.

Universities, colleges, and institutes make vital social, cultural, and economic contributions to our province. This is our chance to remind decision makers that student issues are BC issues. Let’s make sure our voices are heard this election.