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Inside the Student Learning Commons with the Learning & Writing Peers

Learning & Writing Peers

Ever needed help with writing a paper? The Student Learning Commons is the place to go. I’m a passionate Learning & Writing Peer Educator. Here’s a glimpse of what it’s like.

By: Howard Chai 289 reads | 0 comments
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Anatomy Fashion Show Highlights the Intricacies of the Human Body

Business

After a successful event in 2016, the SFU chapter of the co-ed international medical fraternity, Phi Delta Epsilon, will be hosting a second annual Anatomy Fashion Show on March 4th, 2017. This event is being organized by passionate pre-medical students who wish to raise funds for B.C. Children’s Hospital by putting on a creative, entertaining, and interactive event. Monique, the chair of the organizing committee, shares more information about the event in this article. 

By: Amy Gill 376 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Preventing Seniors from Falling

Health Sciences

Every 10 minutes a senior is hospitalized from a fall—a preventable cause of injury and death among seniors. I joined the Fraser Health Patient Safety and Injury Prevention team as part of their multidisciplinary program to prevent seniors from falling. Continue reading to learn more about my co-op experience! 

By: Megan Widmer 559 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Japan: Traversing Cultures

International Co-op

After finishing two co-op semesters in Canada, Health Sciences student Samantha Lui wanted to take things farther and ventured off to Japan for eight months as a Research Assistant with the Kao Corporation. Find out how she successfully transitioned into a new environment whilst exploring every part of this exciting country.     

By: Samantha Lui 272 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips to Manage an Obsession with Emails

During the Work Term

The distinct ping of a notification at work often leads to a reflexive action in many of us. Do it, check the email. Sasha Zalyvadna shares her experience on how to combat the need to check work emails more often than one probably should.

By: Sasha Zalyvadna 344 reads | 0 comments
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Overcoming Cultural Pressures in University: A Personal Journey

Volunteer Services

Being a university student in pursuit of a career is not easy, but when you factor in the pressures you face from your family, culture, and surrounding environment, it can become even tougher. This post tells the story of one student who dealt with overcoming these pressures and discovered something they loved to do.

By: Henna Pahal 561 reads | 0 comments
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The Student Faces Behind Peer Health Education

Peer Education

The Peer Health Educators, also known as the Health Peers, are an amazing group of students who hold events and workshops to promote various health topics to their peers. I was able to interview a few of the Health Peers to discuss their involvement with the program. Whether you are interested in getting involved or want more information on the types of events held by the Health Peers, keep reading to find out more.

By: Amy (Amandeep) Gill 565 reads | 0 comments
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Decision Support at Vancouver Coastal Health

Co-op

Ever thought about working in Management Information Systems? Third year business student Vivyn Zhou shares her journey working for System Improvement in the Decision Support department at Vancouver Coastal Health. 

By: Vivyn Zhou 613 reads | 0 comments
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Reasons to Apply to Companies You Have Never Heard Of

Communique

The job application process can be overwhelming, especially you are sifting through an extensive list of companies that you may have never heard of. Amy explains why you should take a chance with a smaller organization and the rewarding experiences that may come with it.

By: Amy Han 627 reads | 0 comments
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Back Pain Myth Busters and Spine Hygiene

back pain myths

Do you do sit-ups and crunches to to either get or maintain that six-pack? This article sheds light on why learned habits such as this are detrimental for your back health. In addition, I discuss “Spine Hygiene”, which refers to the daily maintenance of the spine as necessary to prevent back issues.  

By: Karen Gitau 753 reads | 0 comments
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SFU’s Big Secret: A Look into My Summer Working for the University

Co-op

Find out more about my co-op job as a Research Assistant for SFU and discover how I learned to navigate the data, politics and presentations to appreciate a side of the university students don’t normally get to experience. 

By: Lauren Rietchel 1019 reads | 0 comments
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Will Your Career Exist in 20 Years?

innovation

Will technological change and automation do away with the careers you’re focused on? Or will they make them more exciting? Learn about the latest developments and what you can do now to prepare yourself for the future.

By: Erik Sagmoen 466 reads | 0 comments
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Defogging the Future: 10 Anxiety-Lowering and Empowering Resources for the “Lost” Student

stress management

Almost all of us have experienced those all-encompassing feelings of fear, dread, and confusion that so often go hand-in-hand with moving through life and figuring out what it is you want to do. Thankfully, there are ways to prevent anxiety from taking control. Check out this list of on-campus and online resources to find something that works for you!

By: Teghan Mcdonald 650 reads | 0 comments
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A Date With Myself: How I’m Surviving Burnout

employee well-being

Striking a balance between work and life is a difficult task for anyone regardless of their profession. Katerina explains how her desire to work overtook her personal life and she has some tips for making sure burn out doesn’t creep up on you.

 

By: Katerina Cookson 1107 reads | 0 comments
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The Path and Pursuit of Passion

ENGAGE

We’re at a stage in our lives where internal conflict feels like it’s just another part of becoming an adult. None of these conflicts are, perhaps, greater than the life-altering crossroads of whether or not to follow your passion. This is what choosing the path of passion looked like for me.  

By: Howard Chai 582 reads | 0 comments
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It’s Part of My DNA: An Interview with Amber Funk Barton

The Response Dance Society

An interview with the artistic director of a contemporary dance company. Brittany speaks to Amber about her upcoming solo work, past work and background in dance, thoughts on opportunities for emerging dancers, and more!  

By: Brittany Angus 415 reads | 0 comments
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The Unconventional Job Hunt: Creating Your Own Co-op Opportunities

4D LABS

In five years at SFU, engineering physics undergrad Scott Beaupré landed three co-op job positions and four research projects without ever dropping off a résumé. Find out how! 

By: Taylor McKinney 671 reads | 0 comments
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The Vicious Cycle of the Contemporary College Student

school tips

You may be stuck in a cycle familiar to many university students. Learn to recognize the signs of this cycle, and make 2017 the year you finally do that thing you said you would. It’s a new year, why not try something new?

By: Kayla Nowlan 692 reads | 0 comments
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Reflecting on My Internship & Interviewing a Professional Dancer

Dance

Interning with a contemporary dance company was one of the best choices I made in my degree. After participating in a performance/installation, I met with one of the professional dancers in the production to talk career, personal strategies, and the ins and outs of the dance community in Vancouver.

By: Rachel Silver 395 reads | 0 comments
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My Transition to Toronto: A Guide for Students Going Away for Co-op

Master of Engineering

Planning upfront saves you from last minute hustles. This article will prepare you for co-op in a city outside Vancouver where new opportunities and variable threats are waiting.

By: Akbar Samani 701 reads | 0 comments
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The Spring Semester Survival Guide: Six Tips and Tricks to Keep You on Track!

new semester

Another new year means another new semester! From buying an old fashioned agenda to letting your employer know your schedule, keep yourself on track with our spring semester survival guide. 

By: Julia Gabriel 556 reads | 0 comments
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Comic Guide: 5 Tips to Survive Your First Week of University

first semester

New experiences can be scary. The transition from high school to university can be tough, especially when you go from a class of 30 to a class of 200. In this comic strip blog post, Linnea offers her top five tips for kicking first day jitters to the curb. 

By: Linnea Vo 845 reads | 0 comments
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Fishing for Experience

Workplace Success

Spend your summer in one of the most vibrant and popular tourist destinations in BC! Make a difference in the operation and performance of a small company, and grow your entrepreneurial skillset in a meaningful way by working for WardoWest in Tofino. 

By: Mark Trendell-Jensen 768 reads | 0 comments
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How to Capitalize on the Capital: My Insight into Ottawa

Co-op Reflections

Moving to Ottawa enabled me to grow in new ways, make lasting memories and provide insight into my career and life goals. This article provides steps to make your experience in Ottawa meaningful and will (hopefully) inspire you to make the move. 

By: Melissa Talbot 692 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Student Cultural House

Indigenous Student Cultural House

The Indigenous Student Centre has collaborated with Residence and Housing to pilot the Indigenous Student Cultural House (ISCH), a new living and learning community available SFU Residence (Burnaby Campus).

By: admin 445 reads | 0 comments
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The Introvert’s Struggle: Conveying Your Ideas

Workplace Success

You have ideas to share, but you can’t bring yourself to interject. Sound familiar? It might be a confidence issue, fear of being wrong, or an unwillingness to seem impolite. Even though conveying your ideas can seem like a daunting task, I learned that it doesn’t have to be. 

By: Chantel Galang 451 reads | 0 comments
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An Essential Guide to Healthy Aging - Part 1

Genome Sciences Centre

Getting older is typically associated with a decline in health. That’s not the case for the Super Seniors—individuals 85+ never diagnosed with any major medical concern. Join Monique and Olivia as they travel Greater Vancouver and the Island speaking to some remarkable people for whom age is but a number.  

By: Monique Sekhon & Olivia Aguiar 371 reads | 0 comments
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An Essential Guide to Healthy Aging - Part 2

Super Seniors

Wanna know the secrets of living a long, healthy life? Find out what makes someone a Super Senior in Part 2 of Monique and Olivia’s co-op story as they share what was learned from these amazing individuals and their Essential Guide to Healthy Living, so you too may become a Super Senior!

By: Monique Sekhon & Olivia Aguiar 1373 reads | 0 comments
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Working in the Public Service - 3 Key Realizations

Life Experience

Curious about what it's like working in public service? Joseph breaks down his role as the Web Communications Assistant for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Read on to learn about his experience. 

By: Joseph Hilario 564 reads | 0 comments
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Learning to Teach and Not Just Treat Patients

Science

As a Laser Therapist/Clinic Office Assistant, Kim discovered that learning occurs every day and everywhere. Not only did she apply knowledge from school, but researched and learned about the different patient conditions she treated, teaching patients about their conditions and care. 

By: Kim Bautista 523 reads | 0 comments
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