Acronyms at SFU
Acronyms are part of the vernacular you learn in a new space. Below is a list of some SFU acronyms and slang: please feel free to add your own.
the AQ: the Academic Quadrangle APSA: Administrative and Professional Staff Association
CUPE: Canadian Union of Public Employees
HRO: Human Rights Office http://www.sfu.ca/humanrights/
JV: Journal Voucher
MBC: Maggie Benston Centre
NSERC: National Sciences and Engineering Research Council
SCUTL: Senate Committee on University Teaching and Learning
SIMS: Student Information Management System http://www.sfu.ca/sims
SLC: Student Learning Commons http://learningcommons.sfu.ca
TAs: Teaching Assistants
TLC: Teaching and Learning Centre http://www.sfu.ca/tlcentre
TSSU: Teaching Support Staff Union: http://www.tssu.ca
UTF: University Teaching Fellow. as found in each faculty.