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 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


GSC: Global Student Center


HRO: Human Rights Office


ISAP: International Student Advising and Programming ISS: International Student Center


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 

SLC: Student Learning Commons


TAs: Teaching Assistants 

TLC: Teaching and Learning Centre 

TSSU: Teaching Support Staff Union: 


UTF: University Teaching Fellow. as found in each faculty.