Geography Student Union recipient of the FENV 2024 Changemaker Awards

March 06, 2024

The FENV Changemaker Awards celebrates dedicated students who are making positive social or environmental change in their communities and around the world. With these Awards, the Faculty of Enviornment aim to recognize their efforts and share the great work being done.

We are so proud that Geography's very own Geography Student Union (GSU) has been awarded one of three 2024 FENV Changemaker awards!

Taken from FENV nominees page:

What makes them Changemakers?

The Geography Student Union (GSU) is one of the most active Departmental Student Unions at SFU. Over the years, the group has built a strong community of undergraduates within the Department who are engaged and committed to helping every geographer within their department shine. Most recently, the GSU organized an academic conference, RANGE, that brought high schoolers, undergraduates, graduates, and faculty together to share ideas and learn about geography. RANGE 2023 attracted almost 100 attendees who participated in various conference sessions themed around physical geography, geographic information systems, human geography, and sustainability/advocacy. The conference was an excellent opportunity for students to learn from each other and to build connections within and across the Department.

Apart from RANGE, you might find GSU members organizing degree planning socials, planning experiential learning trips, and running social events that help other students within geography and beyond to make the most of their university experience.

You can check out the GSU here.

You can see the PEAK exclusive on the RANGE Conference here!

Congratulations GSU!!