FINAL EXAMS ROOM CHANGES: NUTR 1100-M01 / CRN 30903 – is now scheduled in L103 & NUTR 1100-M02 / CRN 30904 – is now scheduled in L104

Services

Services

Advocacy

The Langara Students’ Union is here to advocate for students not only in their academic pursuits but also on social issues going on around the world. The student board not only works to raise awareness on political, environmental, and social issues by advocating for students’ rights but also addressing concerns that effect students’ college life and endeavors.

The student council board serves to represent and work in the interests of the student body at Langara College. Whether it be lobbying various levels of government, and organizing on-campus events, workshops, rallies, and speakers representing all students of different races, ages, ethnic backgrounds, and gender identity.

If you are passionate in joining us to fight such social causes on campus, Click here to know more about the Students’ Issues Action Committee (SIAC) who take on advocacy movements at the LSU.

Agenda Planners

Come and grab your complimentary agenda planners in front of the LSU front reception desk. They are awesome for not only jotting down your scheduled activities and tasks and note taking, but also come packed with coupons and discount deals to food places and many other services.

Bike Repair Shop

Tires needing some air? Bike chain looking like it needs some grease? Looking to tighten something on your bike?

The LSU is an environment-friendly organization and believes in ethical and green options on campus. Biking to work (or school in our case), is a prime example of our dedication towards our values. Therefore, we have our very own bike shop for students to use free of cost to encourage biking to school. Students can drop by our bike shop to do work on their bicycles.

Located on the Lower Lounge by the Lollipop Moment Café, this little repair shop is easily accessible. The bike shop has an assortment of tools geared in helping students with minor to mid-sized repair jobs on their bikes. The shop carries not only supply tools, but also tire pumps and a mount to stand your bike while doing work. We also sell parts such as a variety of valve tubes and bike cables. Ball bearings, glue, patches, and lubricants are in the shop to use free of charge.

There are bike racks placed around the campus with a notable amount of them being on the ‘A’ Building facing the north side. Wanting to check out the bike shop?

  1. Drop by the LSU front reception desk
  2. Show your Langara ID
  3. Fill in our sign-in sheet
  4. Now its you and your bike in our shop!

We also have volunteer opportunities for students who are passionate about bicycles, tune-up work, the environment, and those who are just looking to make a few new friends on campus. If you are interested in getting involved with our Environmental committee who oversee the bike shop, Click here.

Campaigns

The LSU periodically runs campaigns to address issues and bring attention to matters that are both current and on-going. If you feel you want to organize a campaign or join us in running one, please get in touch with us.

Join the Students’ Issues Action Committee to have your voice heard!

Community Cupboard

The LSU donates$36,000annuallyto the Community Cupboard initiative started by Langara College to support students who are financially struggling to feed themselves. In todays, rapidly changing world, education serves as a focus in the lives of students who are looking to build their future by laying the foundation of a solid educational background. Often, students are compelled to take on the financial burden of their education and schooling while being forced to neglect other basic areas of their needs, such as food.

The Community Cupboard project provides students with meal assistance, and this integral donation supports this cause to not just help provide food on the table of those students who are in dire need, but also offer some relief in their financial condition.

Food Bank

The LSU food bank initiative was started in July 2018 by the Board of Council to ensure that students who are struggling to get enough food on the table have easy and convenient access to getting some. Similarly, there was no option for people who wanted to donate food to do so on campus. Therefore, the idea of “take an item” and “leave an item” was created. Students who wanted to donate extra food items could leave in the donation box and those who were looking for a little bit of extra help could take something.

So if you are looking to donate or need an extra helping hand, come by our Upper Lounge and help yourself to our donation box!

Games Tables

Our lower lounge is usually buzzing with students playing with the different games tables we provide. Be it ping pong, air hockey, foosball, or the bumper table, bring your friends and let the games begin!
Pop by the front reception desk with your student ID card to loan the equipment.

General Services

We provide other general services to our members. These services can easily be obtained by simply visiting our building or coming to our reception desk.

Bulletin Boards

The LSU building has 5 bulletin boards where you can post items of interest to our student members. Postings should be no larger than 8.5” X 11” in size and must be approved & date stamped at the Reception desk in (S105) on the top level of the Students’ Union Building.

English Tutors wanting to advertise must be registered with the College English Department to ensure compliance with college policies regarding plagiarism. Any postings deemed racist, sexist, or homophobic will be removed from all bulletin boards on campus.

Hot Water

There is a free hot water dispenser located in the Lower Lounge in the corridor to the right of the lower lounge entrance to the Langara Café/Sushi bar.

Jumper/Booster Cables

Your vehicle’s battery died? Come by the LSU Reception (S105) to borrow a set of jumper cables. Please present a valid photo ID. Now all you need do is find a friend with a vehicle to assist you.

Microwaves & Sink

We currently have 9 microwaves in the LSU building in the lower lounge for students to use. Please be mindful when using them and cover the food with paper towels to avoid splatter. A sink is situated in the same area to wash any dishes and utensils.

Students Lounge

With two floors of seating, our student lounge is an open spacious area with comfortable seating and games tables. So if you’re looking to get some homework done, do a group project, or looking to just relax, then come on by!

Wifi Connection

Langara College offers secure Wi-Fi connection throughout the campus. All students are assigned a default password to access their account, which can be changed after.

The LSU building is also part of this network. Students use their Langara federated password. We also have secure LSU Wi-Fi connection. Please visit the front reception desk (S105) to obtain the password.

Health and Dental Plan

The LSU Health & Dental Plan is extended health and dental coverage, designed specifically for students to cover expenses not covered by basic provincial health-care plans. The Plan was proposed in a student referendum in April 2005 and received overwhelming support- over 88% of students voted in favour!

“Since then, our plan has provided post secondary students at Langara with the much-needed health & dental coverage with our membership growing steadily and taking part in this affordable coverage. Currently, Pacific Blue Cross is the insurance provider company for our extended health care coverage.”

Who is covered?

Most students who are registered full-time in the Fall semester (i.e. students enrolled in 9 credits or more) and who are members of the LSU are automatically covered by the LSU Health & Dental Plan, including international students. Part-time students, sponsored students, and students starting their studies in January are not automatically covered but can enrol themselves and their spouse/dependants for an additional fee during the Fall or Spring Change-of-Coverage Periods (see below).

The LSU Health & Dental Plan includes benefits for:

  • prescription drugs
  • vaccinations
  • health coverage
  • vision care coverage
  • travel coverage
  • dental coverage

Visit www.ihaveaplan.ca for a complete list of benefits and amount of coverage.
The policy year runs from September 1 to August 31 each year. Studentsattending in the January spring semester will have the option to enroll themselves and their spouse/dependants during the change-of-coverage period from January 3-18, 2018 for the January 1 to August 31, 2018 policy year.

What if I already have health and dental coverage?

If you are covered by another extended health and/or dental plan (i.e. parent or spouse’s employee plan, not BC MSP), you can combine both plans to maximize your overall coverage and reduce or eliminate out-of-pocket costs. Alternately, if you’re covered by another private health and/or dental plan, you can opt out of the LSU Health Plan or the LSU Dental Plan, or both during the first few weeks of the school year and receive a refund for the Plan.

Full-time students are automatically re-enrolled each year unless the student has chosen to opt out permanently. All opt outs must be completed within the Change-of-Coverage Period (see below). You will be asked to provide proof of equivalent coverage – a copy of a certificate or letter from the plan sponsor (e.g. employer). Your proof of coverage can be submitted electronically or mailed before the deadline. You can opt out online at www.ihaveaplan.ca

Change-of-Coverage Period

The Change-of-Coverage Period is the period at the beginning of the semester when you can either opt out or enroll your spouse and/or dependants in the LSU Health & Dental Plan. All enrolments and opt outs must be completed within the first two weeks of the Fall semester. The fall 2018 coverage period is Aug 31-Sept 21, 2018. Only new January spring semester students can enroll themselves and their spouse/dependants during the Spring change-of-coverage period from Jan 3-18, 2018.

Blackout Period

Claims processing is delayed during the first two months of the Fall semester asStudentcare waits for complete enrolment lists, after opt-outs and enrolments have been processed. During this time, you can mail your claims, but they will not be processed until the Blackout Period ends. Students may also hold their claims until the end of the Blackout Period. Practitioners and pharmacists can’t accept Pay Direct or assignment of benefits during the Blackout Period.

For any information pertaining to the Health & Dental plan, please drop by our reception desk or Click here

Immigration Consulting

Langara Students’ Union now offers immigration services to International Students (those who do not hold Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency in Canada) at Langara College. Our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) will be providing immigration services related to study permits, extensions, restorations, work permit and many other immigration services. Students can now come to our RCIC office to get advice on their immigration matters and learn about the different pathways available to obtain permanent residency in Canada. Students are encouraged to book appointments with our RCIC well in advance for time sensitive applications.

Applications will be taken on a first come first served basis. Please allow us up to 3 business days to follow up.

Study PermitPost-graduate work permitRestoration, extensions etc.Other
Family ClassProvincial NomineeExpress EntryCanadian Experience ClassFederal Skilled WorkerFederal Trades WorkerLabour Market Impact AssessmentsOther

Please note that while the RCIC will advise the Student’s case diligently, the RCIC does not guarantee that any Applications will be approved by IRCC. There are many factors, which are beyond the RCIC’s control, such as discretion of decision-makers and changes in law, which are often retroactive.

Income Tax Filing

Looking for somewhere to go to do your taxes? Need a qualified professional? On a tight budget?

Look no further! We provide tax filing services for just $25. Drop by our front reception, make an appointment, and get your taxes done. The deadline to submit your tax returns for 2017 on or before April 30, 2018. All proceeds go directly into a bursaries fund providing students with financial assistance.

More information on taxes and social insurance can be found on the Canada Revenue Agency website. Please be aware that you will need to provide the most up-to-date contact & mailing address information to Revenue Canada to receive a refund. Please notify Revenue Canada directly if your address changes after you have filed your taxes.

To book an appointment to file your tax returns, please click here.

Locker Rental

Whether you have a load of heavy books or your backup is always weighing you down, we got a great option to securely store your belongings on campus. Lockers are located in the basement of the “A” Building. We have two sizes to choose from. The lock is provided. Locker availability is based on a first come first served basis.

Small Locker: $23.75 ($9.00 deposit is given back at the end of the semester).
Large Locker: $35.00 ($9.00 deposit is given back at the end of the semester).

All Locker renters must remove their personal items before the last day of final exams. The LSU will not accept responsibility for property left in the lockers after the deadline. Lock deposits are refunded if the lock is returned to the LSU office on/before the deadline.

LSU Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Langara Students’ Union (LSU) has contributed over $100,000 this year towards financial awards for LSU members and that amount grows every year! Listed here are the bursaries, awards and scholarships you should know about. All of our bursaries, scholarships and awards are available to international and domestic students that meet the award criteria. LSU’s bursaries, awards and scholarships are administered through the Langara College Financial Aid Office, so you must apply there. Langara College offers many more bursaries, awards and scholarships in addition to those listed here. For more information contact the Financial Aid Office at 604-323-5376 or visit www.langara.bc.ca/student-services/financial-aid.

AWARDS

Awards are non-repayable financial awards given to domestic or international students based on a combination of financial need and exemplary service. Unlike a bursary where financial need is the main requirement, awards require that the applicant demonstrate “merit,” in other words, service to others through volunteering or playing a leadership role in the college community or among their peers. Applications are necessary for awards. Remember to pay close attention to the posted deadlines. Applications may be obtained at the Langara College Financial Aid Department.

LSU Nursing Award

6 Awards of $1,000

The Award is to be made to Langara College students who meet the following criteria:
(a) the recipients will be enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
(b) the student with the highest academic achievement from each of the following terms, will receive an award.
-Terms 4, 5, and 6
(c) the recipient will submit a one-page application describing how they demonstrate leadership within their cohort.

LSU Study Abroad Award

2 awards of $500
This award is offered to any student taking part in a Langara-sanctioned study abroad offering, including field schools, exchange programs and international practicum. To be eligible applicants must demonstrate financial need and volunteer or non-paid service of some sort.

LSU Registered Massage Therapy Award

2 Awards of $500

The Award is to be made to Langara College student/s who meet the following criteria:
(a) the recipient will be enrolled in the Registered Massage Therapy program
(b) the recipient will have achieved academic excellence.
(c) Maximum one award per annum

LSU Supply Chain & Logistics Award

2 Awards of $500

The Award is to be made to Langara College student/s who meet the following criteria:
(a) the recipient will be enrolled in the Supply Chain and Logistics Post-Degree Diploma program
(b) the recipient will have achieved academic excellence.
(c) Maximum one award per annum

LSU University-Transfer Program Student Leadership Award

3 Awards of $500
Awarded every Spring, this award is available to Langara College domestic or international students who are also members of LSU and enrolled in a Langara University-Transfer Program. To be eligible students must be currently registered in a minimum of 9 credits and who were registered in a minimum 9 credits in one of the past two terms. Students must demonstrate outstanding student leadership or service through volunteerism with the LSU or with Langara College.

Volunteer Leadership Award

12 Awards of $500
The Volunteer Leadership Award is available to domestic or international students who are also members of LSU. To be eligible students must demonstrate outstanding student leadership or service through volunteerism with the LSU or with Langara College.

BURSARIES

Bursaries are non-repayable financial assistance given to students based on their financial need and satisfactory academic standing. Applications are strictly confidential and handled through the Financial Aid Office. Unlike other bursaries, international students are also eligible for LSU bursaries and all applicants must be current LSU members who are enrolled in a minimum of two courses for which LSU fees are assessed and collected (i.e., academic program courses or the RMT program). While only individuals in exceptional financial need will be considered for funding, do apply if you are strapped for cash in paying for your courses.

LSU and BC Ministry of Advanced Education Emergency Aid Fund (Bursary)

Amount Varies Depending Upon Demand and Need: $10,000 given to numerous students annually 
This is funding for students with disabilities for costly medication, treatments, psycho-educational assessment, or contribution to other costs. Students must provide evidence of need for these expenditures. Preference is given to students who are registered in at least two courses. Students must be registered with and receiving services through the Langara College Office of Disability Services. This bursary maybe awarded in any semester.

LSU Education & Community Service Bursary

Amount Varies Depending Upon Demand: Approximately 10 Awards with a Maximum Value of $500 each
Offered in the Spring and Fall semesters, this bursary is for students in financial need. Preference is given to those students with a commitment to community service, as demonstrated by letters from community organizations where the applicant volunteered.

LSU Fund for Students with Disabilities

2 Bursaries of $800
This is funding for students with disabilities for costly medication, treatments, psycho-educational assessment, or contribution to other costs. Students must provide evidence of need for these expenditures. Preference is given to students who are registered in at least two courses. Students must be registered with and receiving services through the Langara College Office of Disability Services. This bursary maybe awarded in any semester.

LSU General Students’ Bursary

Amount Varies Depending Upon Demand and Need: Approximately 10 bursaries of approximately $400 each
Awarded in the Spring, Summer, or Fall Semesters to students with demonstrated financial need.

LSU Genevier Sullivan Bursary

3 Awards of $1,000

To honour Genevier Sullivan, a Langara College student and champion for Indigenous and Post Care education, and student mental health, the Langara Students’ Union has created this bursary in her memory.

The Award is to be made to Langara College students who meet the following criteria:
(a) the recipients will demonstrate financial need
(b) the recipient will identify as Indigenous, Post Care, or be enrolled as a student with a disability.

International Education Bursary

$25,000 annually

To be disbursed in amounts at the discretion of the College’s Financial Aid department as outlined. Recipient’s will be enrolled as an international student; the recipient \will demonstrate an emergency financial need.

The Award is to be made to Langara College student/s who meet the following criteria:
(a) the recipient/s will be enrolled as an international student;
(b) the recipient/s will demonstrate an emergency financial need
(c) Maximum award is $1000 per annum.

LSU Women’s Bursary

3 Bursaries of $350
Awarded to women with demonstrated financial need who experience obstacles to their educational goals. A female student must provide evidence of the obstacles that they are in the process of overcoming or have overcome in pursuit of their educational goals.  Must be enrolled in a minimum of two courses for which LSU fees are assessed and collected.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships are financial awards given to students with excellent or top Cumulative Grade Point Averages (CGPA). There are two types of LSU scholarships that differ according to the criteria for award. Departmental scholarships are given to the student with the top CGPA and the nomination comes from the department or faculty so no application is required by the student. LSU general scholarships require a minimum CGPA of 3.0, require application by the student, and also have a “merit” component such as volunteerism or student leadership. General Scholarship recipients are chosen by a selection committee.

The LSU donates money to Langara College who then allots them to the different scholarship categories to which it will contribute towards and award to the deserving candidates. To see the various scholarships awarded out by Langara College, please visit ————–

LSU Faculty of Arts Scholarship

1 Award of $1000
Departmental Scholarship available to the student with the highest CGPA who is enrolled in a Faculty of Arts Program and within the following parameters: Available to domestic or international Langara College students who are current members of LSU. Student must be registered in a minimum of 9 credits and who were registered in a minimum of 9 credits in one of the past two terms. No application is necessary for this award. Students receive the recommendation of program faculty when they meet specific scholarship criteria

LSU Faculty of Science Scholarship

1 Award of $1000
Departmental Scholarship awarded to the student with the highest CGPA who is enrolled in a Faculty of Science Program and within the following parameters: Available to domestic or international Langara College students who are current members of LSU. Student must be registered in a minimum of 9 credits and who were registered in a minimum of 9 credits in one of the past two terms. No application is necessary for this award. Students receive the recommendation of program faculty when they meet specific scholarship criteria

LSU Faculty of Social Sciences and Management Scholarship

3 Award of $1000
A Departmental Scholarship available to domestic or international Langara College students who are current members of LSU. To be eligible students must be registered in a minimum of 9 credits and who were registered in a minimum of 9 credits in one of the past two terms. Student must have a minimum CGPA of 3.0 and demonstrate outstanding leadership or service to their peers through volunteerism with LSU or with Langara College. Application is required for this scholarship.

International Education Scholarship

10 Awards of $10,000
The Award is to be made to Langara College student/s who meet the following criteria:
(a) the recipients will be enrolled as international students;
(b) the recipients will have achieved high academic excellence
(c) Maximum One award per annum

LSU Journalism Scholarship

3 Awards of $1,000

The Award is to be made to Langara College student/s who meet the following criteria:
(a) the recipients will be enrolled in the Journalism certificate program;
(b) the recipients will have achieved high academic excellence
(c) Maximum One award per annum

LSU Langara School of Management Scholarship

10 Awards of $1,000

The Award is to be made to Langara College students who meet the following criteria:

(a) the recipients will be enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration Program
(b) the recipients will have completed a minimum of 60 credits
(c) the recipients will have achieved high academic excellence
(d) Maximum One award per annum

The Community Cupboard Program

$36,000 annually

The Community Cupboard project provides students with meal assistance, and this integral donation by the Langara Students’ Union supports this cause to not just help provide food on the table of those students who are in dire need, but also offer some relief in their financial condition.

Ombudsperson

Are you having difficulty in dealing with an instructor or any instructional staff member? Feeling like you are not being treated with fairness in the classroom? Your work efforts constantly being overlooked?

Sometimes students find themselves stuck in unforeseeable or unpredictable situations and seek help outside. For these instances, an ombudsperson can be of help in seeing light. We have an onsite ombudsperson who works to serve in your best interests in helping you navigate through problems. We offer assistance in in a safe, confidential environment. Get informed of your rights as a student and the grievance procedure of the college.

Some of the problems and issues we can assist with and may not be limited to include; academic misconduct, concerns regarding instructors, credential issues and grade appeals. As each individual case varies, different approaches and methods may be undertaken. Students are strongly advised to talk to their instructors and/or department heads prior to filling in application to see the ombudsperson.

Cases are taken in anytime. Students may drop by and fill in application forms which can be retrieved from the front desk reception in room S105 orto fill in an ombuds case application form online Click here . Students are recommended to bring and present any supporting case-related documentation. Please allow 1-4 business days for follow-up.

U-PASS

The Langara Students’ Union advocates to bring affordable public transportation to its members. The U-Pass is one of the core services provided by the LSU. Members who have paid their fees in full gain accessibility to 3-zone ridership on the Sky Trains, Bus, and Sea Bus per semester. They are given a Compass Card that is to be updated online every month once students have signed in and registered their card. The cost of a regular adult fare outside of the u-pass system through fare zones ranges from $91 to $170 per month. The U-Pass BC Program is the best alternative for students and all Students’ Association across Metro Vancouver are working together to ensure students pay a reasonable fare while travelling on the transit system.

Who is eligible for a U-Pass?

  • Student enrolled in Regular Studies; and; You are registered in at least 3 credits of Regular Studies (not including online, Guided Independent Studies, Field School, Flexible Assessment, Excluded or Adult Basic Education / Preparatory courses);
  • Continuing Studies students in the following programs; 2D Animation & Digital Art, 3D Animation for Game, Film & Visual Effects, Supply Chain and Logistics Post-Degree Diploma, & Registered Massage Therapy.

Please not that all fees must be paid in full to receive access to the U-Pass.
For more information regarding the eligibility and exemption of the u-pass, please click here.

SPC Card

The SPC or Student Price Card is a student price discount card which offers students discounts and offers on shoes, apparel, travel, food and more from many retail shops all year round. Come by our reception desk and and purchase yours for just $10.00 and start saving at your favourite stores.