Benefits of Membership

CAIS members are eligible to vote at the annual general meeting, stand for election to the board of directors, join committees, apply for grants, receive collegial assistance with research and publishing, and share their research findings with other members.
CAIS members are eligible to receive a library card from Simon Fraser University, which allows them to borrow from any of SFU’s libraries and to access SFU’s online library services. To pick up your library card, you must appear in person, with photo ID, at the circulation desk of SFU’s Belzberg Library at 515 West Hastings Street in downtown Vancouver.

Membership Application Form

To apply for membership, download and open the application form, save and send it by email to, or print and mail it to:

CAIS Membership Committee
c/o Continuing Studies
Simon Fraser University
515 Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

When your application is approved by the board of directors, you will be informed by email and asked to pay your annual membership fee, $5 per month for the first partial calendar year and $60 per calendar year thereafter.
If you are not able to open the application form, send us an email with your full mailing address and we will mail you a printed copy.