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Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group (SFPIRG)

The Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group (SFPIRG) is a student-funded resource centre dedicated to social and environmental justice. PIRG's were established across North American campuses in the 1970's and 80's as a way for students to advocate for positive social and environmental change. SFPIRG was set-up by students on SFU's Burnaby campus in 1981! Their mission is to engage students in social and environmental justice. Areas of work include education, action, research and community. SFPIRG has done loads of amazing work over the years and has positively impacted the lives of students and the wider community. For more information or to get involved, visit



Towards a Sanctuary City

Recent changes to federal immigration policies have created barriers for migrants in accessing official refugee, resident, or citizen statuses. As a result, there are increasing numbers of 'precarious status' (non-status or temporary status) individuals living in our cities. These residents experience poor living and labour conditions and are routinely denied access to crucial social services, including access to food banks, health care clinics, various emergency shelters, education and more. By becoming a Sanctuary City, Surrey would ensure access to basic services for all its residents, regardless of immigration status. Come and find out more about this unique opportunity to make Surrey a safe haven for all those who call this place home.

When: Thursday October 23, 2014, 7:00-9:30PM, Location: Room 3090, SFU Surrey Campus - 250-13450 102nd Ave, Surrey