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- SFU's Strategic Community Engagement Plan
- Canadian Pilot Cohort of the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification
- SFU's Community Engagement Initiative
- Warren Gill Award for Community Impact
- SFU Student-Community Engagement Competition
- Burnaby Festival of Learning
- Burnaby Partnerships
- SFU Surrey - TD Community Engagement Centre
Community Engagement Associate
I provide support for community engagement events and programs for the Office of Community Engagement. I am responsible for recruiting, training, and recognizing student volunteers in community programs, representing the University by acting as a coordinator for community programs hosted in partnership with SFU, organizing and participating in community-engagement events and programs on campus and in the community, and conducting program evaluation for the development of community engagement activities. My main task is to ensure that SFU Surrey – TD Community Engagement Centre programs and activities (like Racing Readers, Media Minds, and others!) are implemented successfully in collaboration with community partners.
Why community engagement matters to me: student impact.
Students are walking, talking, and breathing embodiments of SFU’s Strategic Community Engagement Plan. I love facilitating student involvement in community opportunities – ensuring that students have the tools they need to act as front-facing ambassadors of SFU and to successfully create impact with vulnerable youth, newcomers, and local area partners. I love to see students develop personally and professionally because it broadens their scope beyond the classroom. Students get to acquire soft skills that make them more employable while making a difference in the community at the same time! While I love taking care of the nuts and bolts of community partnerships and programs, the beating heart and soul of what I do is to help build future leaders, future change-makers, and future responsible civic-minded citizens.