Family committee meeting

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The family committee is meeting on Thursday, February 17th.

In this meeting we will be:

  • recapping advocacy meeting with admins regarding financial support for postdoc with dependents
  • planning a skating event at Winter Lodge for March
  • planning a family-friendly hiking event at Deer Hollow or Hidden Villa
  • discussing funding opportunities for recurrent events
  • updating on SURPAS’s advocacy efforts
  • discussing family committee’s advocacy goals

Events: We are looking for volunteers to help out with our upcoming skating event at Winter Lodge:

    1. coordinating food delivery and set up
    2. distribute tickets to guests
    3. clean up


We are looking for volunteers to help with researching and identifying the financial challenges that are specific to postdoc with dependents by:

    1. look into public databases on what is the market rate for rent, daycare, and food in areas surrounding Stanford
    2. collect personal spending information from postdocs with dependents
    3. collect information on food stamp usage

This information will help us motivate changes that would address the struggles faced by postdoc families.


When: Thursday, February 17th 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.




Since this is happening during lunch time, we can reimburse up to $15 for your food if you stay for at least 30 min (half) of the meeting! We look forward to seeing you!

SURPAS Family committee