Contact UsGeneral: tssu@tssu.caPhone: (778) 782-4735Burnaby Office: AQ 5129 / AQ 5130Harbour Centre Office: UM 134 Mailing AddressTeaching Support Staff UnionSimon Fraser University8888 University DriveAQ 5129 / AQ 5130Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 


    January 23, 2019

    Letter of Solidarity with the Unist’ot’en Camp and the Wet’suwet’en Nation

    January 22, 2019 The Teaching Support Staff Union is an independent, feminist and member-driven union that represents over 2000 teaching assistants, tutor markers, sessional instructors and ELC/ITP instructors at Simon Fraser University. The TSSU membership reaffirms its support of the Unist’ot’en Camp and stands in firm solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation and the movement fighting for Indigenous Sovereignty against encroachments by extractive industries and the Canadian state. We condemn the colonial Canadian state and the RCMP for continuously enabling extractive industries like the Coastal GasLink to insert pipelines on unceded First Nations territory without consent. In northern British Columbia, the Wet’suwet’en stand in the path of the Northern Gateway pipeline. Threatened not only by Northern Gateway, Wet’suwet’en territory is to

    January 10, 2019

    Survivors Tent Pole – Documentary Screening & Dialogue with DTES Community

    This event is held on the unceded territory of the sḵwx̱wú7mesh, sel̓íl̓witulh, & xʷməθkʷəy̓əm nations. The TSSU Solidarity & Social Justice Committee is very honoured to be working with people at the heart of The Survivors Totem Pole project to bring to the screen the stories and journey of the Totem Pole on: Thursday, January 317:00 – 9:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)Djavad Mowafaghian, SFU Woodward’s149 W. Hastings St. The Survivors Totem Pole is a grassroots community art and action project. The pole is a three-year collaboration between DTES advocates, First Nations, members of the LGBTQ community, along with Japanese, Chinese, and South Asian survivors of racism. The Survivors Totem Pole symbolizes inclusion in the Downtown Eastside as well as resilience,

    January 8, 2019

    Spring 2019 Semester Timeline

    Events & Socials Friday 4 January: TA/TM Day Social, Diamond Alumni Centre, 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm; Club Ilia, 8:00 pm – lateThursday 31 January: Survivor Totem Pole Film Screening & Dialogue, SFU Woodward’s, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Friday 15 – Sunday 17 February: Member Bargaining Retreat, Loon Lake Lodge & Retreat Centre General Membership Meetings Tuesday 22 January: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Burnaby WMC 2220 (Free dinner!)Wednesday 27 February: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Surrey SUR 2750 (Free dinner!)Thursday 22 March: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Vancouver HC 1600 (Free dinner!) Stewards Meetings Monday 14 January: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Vancouver HC 1425 (Free dinner!)Tuesday 12 February:                  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Burnaby AQ 3154 (Free


Contact Us


Phone: (778) 782-4735

Burnaby Office: AQ 5129 / AQ 5130

Harbour Centre Office: UM 134


Mailing Address

Teaching Support Staff Union

Simon Fraser University

8888 University Drive

AQ 5129 / AQ 5130

Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6