Featured reads

  • January 28, 2021

    January 28, 2021

    Getting an interview is a positive sign but it could be very challenging because it requires a lot of preparation while maintaining your schoolwork and other commitments. Being rejected by those countless interviews was the worst feeling I had experienced because I felt devalued.

  • December 18, 2020

    December 18, 2020

    If I were to be completely honest, I put off searching for my first SIAT (School of interactive arts and technology at SFU) co-op job for quite some time. There was something about jumping from the classroom to a company.

  • December 18, 2020

    December 18, 2020

    Bark, bark, bark, bark, yip, bark, bark, bark, bark, yip, bark, bark, bark, bark, yip, yip yip, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, whiiiiiiiine. Bark… bark, bark! Yip, yip, bark, bark.

  • December 17, 2020

    December 17, 2020

    It's been a challenging year for many of us! We put together this video to thank everyone on this tough journey.

  • December 17, 2020

    December 17, 2020

    Taran is a determined volunteer who is a criminology major and doing a minor in learning disabilities. She started volunteering with the SFU Surrey-TD Community Engagement Centre in the beginning of 2020 with Racing Readers.

  • December 11, 2020

    December 11, 2020

    Have you ever felt the need to do something meaningful in your life? Or to contribute to the community? You’re not alone! Jaskaran, a fourth-year Health Sciences student at SFU feels that way too.

  • December 10, 2020

    December 10, 2020

    Kimran Nijjer is a 3rd year Health Science student under the Faculty of Health Sciences. She is currently volunteering with the SFU Sources Food Hub since last June 2020, which is when the pandemic started to emerge.

  • December 10, 2020

    December 10, 2020

    Ameet Khaira, a fourth-year student, transferred from Kwantlen University to SFU in her second year. In a new atmosphere, volunteering with SFU Surrey - TD CEC has helped her thrive and open a door of multiple possibilities.

  • December 04, 2020

    December 04, 2020

    Gretchen Ferguson is a SFU Director of Global Engagement for Africa, Middle East and South, Central & Western Asia Sustainable Development as well as the Global Networks Refugee and Newcomer Program.

  • November 30, 2020

    November 30, 2020

    Here is the story of a first-year student who decided to take on chances by volunteering with Racing Readers despite being faced with two uncertainties at the same time: with the new learning environment and virtual volunteering.

  • November 16, 2020

    November 16, 2020

    As we know youth are one of the most crucial generations among the 20th century as they will develop new ideas for the world, they need to be educated and to be motivated for their future.

  • November 13, 2020

    November 13, 2020

    Keira Woo is a third-year Psychology student with a dream of becoming an elementary school teacher in the near future. This is the story of her journey from volunteering for the CEC and four helpful tips to help you get started with your volunteering journey.

  • November 06, 2020

    November 06, 2020

    Have you ever had a burning desire to engage with children? Do you love sharing fun and enjoyable moments with kids? Are you seeking for a career in working with children? If yes, then you have come to the right place.

  • October 21, 2020

    October 21, 2020

    Surbhi Ratti, third year SFU Resource and Environmental Management student, saw the increased need for food security initiatives as the previously relied-upon organizations were forced to downsize in response to COVID-19.

  • October 21, 2020

    October 21, 2020

    As an ambitious International Studies major at SFU, Melody has been through the struggles of language barriers and cultural differences. With this experience, she decided to utilize her personal experience as a blessing to the newcomers.

  • October 21, 2020

    October 21, 2020

    Saba Fatemi is a SIAT (School of Interactive Arts and Technology) student at SFU. She is a program supervisor for SFU Surrey - TD Community Engagement Centre’s Media Minds program, and she was also a Lead Volunteer for Racing Readers.

  • October 21, 2020

    October 21, 2020

    This is the story of Azadeh Adibi, a passionate SFU graduate student who travelled half the globe to perfect her craft in teaching English. She is now pursuing a second master’s degree at SFU under the Educational Technology and Learning Design program.

  • October 20, 2020

    October 20, 2020

    Are you someone who feels demotivated due to the pandemic? Would like to take part in something fun and meaningful as well as contribute to the community, all from the comfort of your home? Then Media Minds is the right fit for you.

  • October 20, 2020

    October 20, 2020

    How would passionate volunteerism at SFU Surrey TD Community Engagement Centre look like? Jennifer An—an SFU alumnus who volunteered for Learning Buddies Network , Racing Readers, and Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver's Mentoring with Math program—has an answer.

  • October 19, 2020

    October 19, 2020

    Hishaam is a professional student who aspires to be a teacher, because he loves to share knowledge that can impact others positively and grow as a person. He enjoys learning, baking, and volunteering in his free time.