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- Competition Info
- ACSSPA Sewing Mask Project
- Art for Comfort: Art for Connection
- BC Newcomer Camp
- Burnaby Mountain Festival
- Generation BXY
- Glow Within Foundation
- Haida Nerds
- Hastings Folk Garden Sound Map
- Indigenous Tutoring and Mentoring Program (ITMP)
- Math Walks
- NaloxHome SFU
- OMG I have ADHD
- Public Health Speaks
- ReRooting Relationships
- Singing Our Truths: Telling Our Stories
- Voices 4 Reconciliation
- Young Minds Exploring Science
- News & stories
- These 18 teams are springing into action with community
- Develop your capacity as a changemaker – and have fun!
- Embracing the complexity: pivoting as a practice.
- You know what’s not scary? $3,000 to fund your awesome project.
- SFU student creates youth-led overdose education and naloxone training during B.C.’s overdose crisis
- SFU student-community partnership creates local impact in Surrey
- SFU Students Exemplify the Spirit of Innovation and Community Engagement at the Annual President’s Gala
- Co-creation is difficult. And it's worth it.
- Hands-on for impact
- Congratulations to this year’s winners!
- On power and engagement – an interview with Aslam Bulbulia (excerpted)
- Herbert’s story: how one shopping cart made a difference.
- Don't wait for perfection – jump in
- Congratulations to our 2017-18 finalists and winners
- Discover what’s possible when university students and communities work together
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Credit on the SFU Co-Curricular Record
All members of finalist* teams who are currently enrolled in an SFU program will receive credit on their SFU Co-Curricular Records as an SFU Student-Community Engagement Competition Finalist. You will be automatically registered for this credit at the end of the Spring semester in which you competed for an award (usually May). To learn more about the SFU Co-Curricular Record, check out the website.
Position text that will be available for you to add to your CCR record will include:
Position description: In competing for awards to fund innovative community engagement projects that have meaningful impact in Burnaby and Surrey, students gain experience designing community engagement projects, managing relationships, developing a project proposal with peers, and publicly presenting projects to a panel of judges. Students must be able to authentically demonstrate commitment and enthusiasm, and must have worked to discover a viable idea for creating meaningful engagement in their community.
Learning outcomes: Designing a student-community engagement project for the purposes of needs-based community impact; Working with diverse, sometimes sensitive populations towards community-situated outcomes; Defining and measuring impact; Preparing a successful project proposal; Developing a budget; Publicly presenting a community project proposal to a panel of judges.
*Finalist teams are those who are invited to present to a panel of judges in Step 4 of the competition.
SFU Directed Studies
Many programs offer Directed Studies courses that might allow you to earn academic credit for implementing your project. Typically, enrolment in a directed studies course enables an individual or small group to work with a faculty member on a research project of mutual interest. Faculties and departments may have specific requirements and conditions for doing directed studies, so if you are interested, please speak with your academic advisor soon for further details about eligibility and to learn how to make this happen.
What would you do with $3,000?
Up to $30,000* is available to fund SFU students who want to work with community partners to create meaningful impact.
Maybe you’re working on an existing idea for a class you’re taking, through a student club or another organization, or maybe you just have an amazing idea that keeps you up at night.... Whatever it is, we want to hear from you!
Start the process now by registering today – all you need is your passion and an idea.