Stories of impact with community

SFU-Community partnershps and initiatives have mobilized with strength, resilience and courage. Explore examples of collaborative action here.

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  • January 11, 2021

    January 11, 2021

    To ensure we are doing everything we can to keep ourselves and each other safe during COVID-19, SFU continues to follow the direction of the province and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.

  • 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.

  • 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 01, 2020

    October 01, 2020

    DIVERSEcity and SFU work together to give newcomer youth access to technology for inspiring virtual programming.

  • September 17, 2020

    September 17, 2020

    When the COVID-19 lockdown hit, the SFU Surrey CEC shut down 21 programs and sent home more than 100 volunteers. Thanks to the passion and courage of SFU students, even a global pandemic can’t stop the SFU Surrey – TD Community Engagement Centre’s (SFU Surrey CEC) volunteer-run programs.

  • September 03, 2020

    September 03, 2020

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has created a new barriers to learning and connecting for low-income families in Surrey, we have started a Tech Initiative to provide laptops for children and youth in need to participate equitably.

  • August 13, 2020

    August 13, 2020

    CommuniCreate helps newcomer and refugee youth in the Lower Mainland learn English. An award-winning project of the SFU Student-Community Engagement Competition, it was initially designed as a hands-on in-person learning experience.

  • July 29, 2020

    July 29, 2020

    SFU Food Hub is a site where SFU students can collect free, weekly groceries. If you are facing the challenge of meeting your daily needs on a reduced income, we can help.

  • June 03, 2020

    June 03, 2020

    SFU’s Office of Community Engagement is working with other SFU units to catalyze the emergence of a SFU-Community COVID-19 Response and Recovery Network.

  • May 15, 2020

    May 15, 2020

    Burnaby community members, Telus and SFU form an alliance to get vulnerable communities online during the COVID-19 emergency.