Wow! Over 80 registered, and 27 ideas for community engagement have been submitted – thank you!
The first phase of the SFU Student-Community Engagement Competition is complete. Over 80 of you have registered, and we have received 27 idea submissions for community engagement and social impact! Thank you.
Over the next few days, all submissions will be evaluated and a shortlist of ideas will be identified. If your team submitted an idea, look for an email from the SFU Student-Community Engagement Competition around mid-December.
Thank you to all registrants, and good look on your exams!
Wow! Over 80 registered and 27 ideas submitted
It’s clear that SFU’s growing reputation as Canada’s leading engaged university owes a lot of its momentum to SFU’s incredible students. We are inspired to be working with such entrepreneurial change-making people, like you, who want to make a difference by working with our diverse communities. Thank you. learn more →
A bit of passion and commitment
We don’t often focus on the impact that a community engagement project has on its creators. But whether it helps you clarify your goals or just gives you a little bit more hope for what can be accomplished in the world, as Jennifer Dao, program manager for Media Minds, shares with us: even a little inspiration can go a long, long way. learn more →
Reflections on a community health engagement program
Iris Lesser won the Engagement Award during the 2015 SFU Student Community Engagement Competition for her Bhangra in the Park proposal, a project inspired by her doctoral work at SFU. We asked Iris to reflect on her experiences in the hope that her story might help any of you who are inspired to create meaningful social change. Here’s what she had to share... learn more →
"The SFU Surrey - Central City Student Community Engagement Competition launch has sustained our mobile garden project through funding, publicity and community connections that allow us to create a network of Gro-Carts and urban food-growers in Surrey.” -Kate Elliott & Tammas Grogan, 2015 Community Engagement Competition Grand Award Winner
BLACKWOOD GRAND AWARD WINNER 2016
Media Minds is an after school program for newcomer students in grades 6-9. By developing students’ interpersonal and communication skills through videography, Media Minds is able to ease the transition of newcomers into the community.
BLACKWOOD GRAND AWARD WINNER 2015
The Gro-Cart project seeks to empower members of the Surrey community by enabling them to grow food themselves. With the use of repaired grocery carts, mobile gardens will be created to be used and shared by those with limited garden space.
BLACKWOOD GRAND AWARD WINNER 2014
Surrey Collaborative Outreach and Research Experience (SCORE) aims to develop the human capital of the Central City community to enable local talent to take advantage of the opportunities being created by the revitalization of the City Centre.