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6 Reasons Why We Like Research

Co-operative Education

The department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology (BPK) will be hosting its 8th Annual Research Day on Friday, March 31. Twelve BPK undergraduate students were asked a simple question: What do you like about research? After compiling all of their responses, I present to you six reasons why we like research!

By: Olivia Aguiar 13168 reads | 0 comments
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What Does a Student Kinesiologist Do, Anyways?

Co-op Reflections

Looking through co-op job postings and have no idea what a job as a Student Kinesiologist entails? I didn’t either. Now that I’ve worked as one, I’m here to shine some light on the subject. 

By: Andrea Forer 16237 reads | 0 comments
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10 Tips for Working with Seniors

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

For some, seniors can be intimidating and difficult to work with. However, after working as a Student Kinesiologist with 6-8 different clients on a daily basis, I have compiled a list of 10 tips and tricks to help anyone working with seniors in any context, not just kinesiology.  

By: Matthew Butt 19873 reads | 0 comments
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From Retail to Public Servant: a Learning Curve

Co-op Reflections

The RCMP is a sought out employer for criminology students. If your main experience to date is in the retail sector, then there is a lot to discover about interviewing and working in the Public Service. Danika shares her experience moving from retail to working for the RCMP. 

By: Danika Plante Mahnic 15133 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience as an International Student

Co-op

As an international student Ha Na had the reality of high tuition, no work experience and challenges in finding employment.  She decided co-op was the solution to learn professional work search skills and gain related employment while attending university.  She shares her challenges and successes along the way.

 

By: Ha Na Ryu 7669 reads | 0 comments
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Recruitment & Career Development: What Employers Want

Telus

Having been involved in recruitment and on-boarding processes, discussions with managers and engineering recruitment teams, I share my experiences in recruitment and career development to give you insight into what employers are looking for. 

By: Paul Vu 15071 reads | 0 comments
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5 Things Learned From Living & Working in Another Country

Co-op Reflections

From the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, I share my experiences and lessons learned from when I lived and worked in the heart of Bavaria, Germany at the adidas Group global headquarters.

By: Gary Li 6347 reads | 0 comments
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Videography: From Hobby to Career

During the Work Term

Something that first starts out as a hobby may eventually grow into a highly tangible skill that is valued in the eyes of potential employers. For Jessica, she never considered her ability to create stories from videos would be good enough to pursue a career in it. But that all changed when Vancouver Coastal Health called and offered her a position as a videographer.

By: Jessica Fan 6507 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteering during your Non-Profit Co-op is Valuable

Volunteering

Working for a non-profit organization may not always be on the radar for co-op students. However, the chance to support diverse communities throughout the Lower Mainland can be an extremely rewarding experience. For Rachael, the chance to volunteer with Union Gospel Mission’s Streetlight program, while working for the organization at the same time, was an opportunity she couldn’t pass up. 

 

By: Rachael Allen 4728 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Joins National Conversation on International Learning Experiences for Students

Life Experience

SFU has joined the Canadian Bureau for International Education’s (CBIE) Learning Beyond Borders (LBB) initiative to inspire more students to take advantage of learning experiences in other countries. Learn more about this initiative and what is means for you! 

By: Justin Wong 4481 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Preventing Seniors from Falling

Career Exploration

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 5568 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Japan: Traversing Cultures

Health Sciences

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 4936 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips to Manage an Obsession with Emails

technology

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 6022 reads | 0 comments
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Decision Support at Vancouver Coastal Health

Professional Development

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 7835 reads | 0 comments
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Reasons to Apply to Companies You Have Never Heard Of

Career Exploration

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 4267 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 13630 reads | 0 comments
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SFU’s Big Secret: A Look into My Summer Working for the University

Professional Development

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 17918 reads | 0 comments
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A Date With Myself: How I’m Surviving Burnout

Career Services

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 11327 reads | 0 comments
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It’s Part of My DNA: An Interview with Amber Funk Barton

Co-op Reflections

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 9103 reads | 0 comments
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The Unconventional Job Hunt: Creating Your Own Co-op Opportunities

bio-nanotechnology

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 14119 reads | 0 comments
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Reflecting on My Internship & Interviewing a Professional Dancer

Career Exploration

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 4232 reads | 0 comments
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My Transition to Toronto: A Guide for Students Going Away for Co-op

Co-op

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 7154 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 4117 reads | 0 comments
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How to Capitalize on the Capital: My Insight into Ottawa

Government

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 5549 reads | 0 comments
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The Introvert’s Struggle: Conveying Your Ideas

Technology for Injury Prevention in Seniors

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 3875 reads | 0 comments
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An Essential Guide to Healthy Aging - Part 1

Healthy Aging Study

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 3670 reads | 0 comments
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An Essential Guide to Healthy Aging - Part 2

Healthy Aging Study

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 21069 reads | 0 comments
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Working in the Public Service - 3 Key Realizations

Communique

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 4164 reads | 0 comments
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Learning to Teach and Not Just Treat Patients

BPK 352

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 3613 reads | 0 comments
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Exploring the Realities of Startup Life

Communication, Art and Technology

When you think of a startup, does the HBO series, Silicon Valley come to mind? While the computers, parked bottoms, and long hours don’t stray too far from the truth, Melissa clears up some misconceptions about the startup life.

By: Melissa Ong 14376 reads | 0 comments
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