Fourth-year SFU criminology student Alex Dibnah completed her third co-op term with the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association this summer. As the safety intern, she surveyed local businesses to track their perception of safety.

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From the classroom to the real-world: SFU student addresses needle problem in Surrey

September 01, 2016
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By Allen Tung

Businesses in downtown Surrey say they are finding more used needles discarded on their property, and it’s spreading to previously unaffected areas in the neighbourhood.

That’s what SFU criminology student Alex Dibnah learned from business owners while conducting a safety audit for the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association (DSBIA) as part of her four-month coop term. Dibnah is one of 100 SFU students who completed work terms in Surrey this summer.

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