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Changemakers: How Much Impact Can You Actually Have as a Co-op Student?

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The climate is changing, global health is threatened, injustices are prevalent, and you want to do something about it. Well, how much impact can you actually have as a co-op student? Here’s what Brennan found out during his work term at the BC Council for International Cooperation.

By: Brennan Strandberg-Salmon 1302 reads | 0 comments
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Working in an English-Speaking Environment

English as an additional language

In today's global labour market, the ability to converse in a second language is an increasingly useful skill. Here, Jessica Tse shares some tips she learned as an international student from Hong Kong working in an English speaking environment. 

By: Jessica Tse 7059 reads | 0 comments
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A Summer with Parks Canada

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To be a member of Parks Canada's Toronto Urban Outreach you must first become an expert in the regions incredible national heritage sites. Environmental Science student, Francesca Marquez shares how exploring Canada's heritage sites prepared her to share her knowledge with the public during Canada's 150th anniversary. 

By: Francesca Marquez 2697 reads | 0 comments
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Part 2: The Lowdown on Microplastics

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Graduate student, Stephen Chastain spent two co-op terms conducting research into microscopic pollution in our oceans. Here, he shares what he learned about this pressing issue  and its global implications. 

By: Stephen Chastain 3474 reads | 0 comments
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Staying Optimistic Through the Unexpected

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Bouncing back from hurdles and setbacks is an important part of career building. Environmental Science student, Ria Yao shares how she developed resilience and patience in the face of rejection.

By: Ria Yao 2885 reads | 0 comments
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Conservation, Kayaks and Turtles

Co-op Reflections

For her second co-op, Environmental Science student Tegan Gallilee-Lang ventured out to the Greater Vancouver Zoo to assist the Fraser Valley Wetlands Wildlife Project. Read about her adventures on the job and her new animal friends!

By: Tegan Gallilee-Lang 4789 reads | 0 comments
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Who, What, Where, When and Why? Working for a Non-Profit

Co-operative Education

To anyone out there considering working for a not for profit organization, I want to share the lessons I learned at Watershed Watch with you. 

By: Mariah Mund 3291 reads | 0 comments
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“No Mom, I Am Not Wasting My Time!”

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Here I will list three reasons why I still benefited from accepting a position in a work term that was not directly related to my field of study. 

By: Lauren McNeilly 4220 reads | 0 comments
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Part 1: The Proverbial Foot in the Door

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Feeling stuck on the outside of the job market looking in? Need experience for a job but a job for experience? Read how one Master of Resource Management candidate made his way out of “the trap”.

By: Stephen Chastain 5291 reads | 0 comments
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Things You Learn Journeying (Close to) the Top of the World

Climate Change

Nowhere are the dire effects of climate change more apparent than in the Arctic. Join Sarah as she recounts her 3-week expedition at the top of the world and the 3 invaluable life lessons learned along the way. 

By: Sarah Gutzmann 5936 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Vlog: Day in the Life of Jao Dantes

Working Students

In this Vlog, SFU Communication Co-op student Jao Dantes explains his typical work day working for Simon Fraser University. 

 

By: Jao Dantes 14815 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Profile: Education Opportunities in Environment & Sustainability

Sustainability Opportunities

SFU Faculty of Environment alumni Wes Regan graduated with a BA in Geography and two certificates in Urban Studies and Sustainable Community Development. Since then, he has become a successful contractor/consultant in Community Development and Urban Planning.

By: Leigh McGregor 3658 reads | 0 comments