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4 Steps to Prepare for Graduating University

Hustle

If you’re steps away from graduating, read on to see how I prepared to make the post-graduation world less intimidating.

By: Aurora Chiu 447 reads | 0 comments
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Dr. Stresslove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My English Degree

Career

I was almost finished the semester, and I realized one tiny detail: I hated all my classes. This is the tale of how I followed my heart into an English degree, a network of professional contacts, and endless career possibilities. 

By: Elmira Bahrami Majd 252 reads | 0 comments
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Depression in Universities Part II: How You and Your University Can Help

Stigma

Part two of our “Depression in Universities” series brings us to how you and your university can support those who are working to overcome mental illness. Keep on reading to learn how you can help end the stigma with depression. 

By: Sarah Saghah 444 reads | 0 comments
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Depression in Universities Part I: What Every Student Needs to Know About Having Depression

Diversity & Inclusion

Mental illness can affect anyone. If our society is to help end the stigma, the first step is to gain knowledge on the subject. This blog post connects readers with what it is like to have depression. 

By: Sarah Saghah 548 reads | 0 comments
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Understanding Each Other is the Fundamental Approach to Making Friends

ENGAGE

SFU is a multicultural university, and there are a lot of students here with a variety of cultural backgrounds. Learning something new from others can help us get to know the world, broaden our horizons, and breakdown damaging stereotypes.

By: Mengxi (Catherine) Chen 843 reads | 0 comments
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The Key to Building Resilience: Having Courage in Taking Action for Yourself

Life Balance

As students, trying to balance our sanity while passing our courses, how can we adapt to this fast changing world? Belle shares her thoughts on ideas presented at Building Your Resilience, part of the SFU Public Square 2018 Community Summit - Brave New Work.

By: Belle Villar 575 reads | 0 comments
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Defeating Stress by Building Resilience

Health

Student life can be stressful.  Here are tips for building resilience against stress from the SFU Public Square 2018 Community Summit, Brave New Work.

By: Amy Chui 671 reads | 0 comments
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The Possible Benefits of Forgetting Your Co-Worker's Name

Networking

Forgetting a new co-worker's name is a common problem, but admitting it openly is a surprisingly welcomed solution, and it can open the door to positive rapport. Eric Cai writes more from his experience.

By: Eric Cai 759 reads | 0 comments
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From Recreation to Mentorship: Getting Involved with People with Disabilities

I am Able

Working with people with disabilities can enable you to understand their experiences better. What better way to do so than having fun at the ocean or on the mountains? Here are some ideas for volunteering with those with disabilities. 

By: Jien Hilario 1027 reads | 0 comments
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The Student Life Balancing Act

Mental Health

Finding balance in university is surely one of the greatest challenges a student faces. Shanice believes that communication is key to maintaining stress levels and living a balanced life.

By: Shanice Li 703 reads | 0 comments
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Feel Like You’re Not Good Enough for Your New Job?

Workplace

Starting a new job is stressful, and it can be even harder if you feel like you aren’t good enough at your position. Here are some ways Haley learned to overcome feelings of inadequacy in the workplace.

By: Haley Pihowich 1001 reads | 0 comments
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The Perks of Failure

nurse

We are often told to succeed, but what happens when we fail?  In this blog post, Amy shares her personal story of overcoming failure and how it might not be as terrible as it seems.

By: Amy Chui 2490 reads | 0 comments
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Why Doesn’t Canada Have a Disabilities Act?

Canada

It is 2018 and Canada has not yet implemented adequate protection and legislation for people with disabilities. When it comes to equality for all, Canada is falling far behind.

By: Jien Hilario 1506 reads | 0 comments
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How to Satisfy Your Inner Activist

Union Gospel Mission

When people think about social justice, they think of things like protests or hunger strikes, but the options don’t end there.  These volunteer organizations can help you satisfy your inner activist.

 

 

By: Jien Hilario 1842 reads | 0 comments
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How Volunteering Can Help You: With Tony Botelho and Albert Fung

Series

Tony Botelho and Albert Fung of SFU’s Career and Volunteer Services explore the benefits of volunteering for students with and without disabilities.

By: Jien Hilario 1863 reads | 0 comments
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One-Step Start Up: SFU’s Solutions to Your Big Questions

Communication, Art and Technology

Ever had a business idea and thought it was worth a shot? These resources can help you transform your business idea into reality.

By: Samad Raza 1497 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Paid to Have Fun: The Best and Most Economical Way to Travel

Learning

“Get paid to travel” seems like one of those weird internet scams that you probably shouldn’t click on. But as an au pair abroad, I wasn't paying for accommodation or food, I was meeting other young people, and I was receiving a weekly paycheque!

By: Teghan McDonald 1529 reads | 0 comments
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Comic Guide: 5 Tips to Prepare for Co-op

Co-operative Education

Embarking on your first Co-op placement? Thinking of applying to the Co-op program? In this comic guide, Linnea offers five tips that will give you a fresh outlook on how to update your resume, build up the confidence to go on interviews, and set yourself up for success. You’ve got this! 

By: Linnea Vo 2285 reads | 0 comments
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Three Reasons Why I Volunteer

Life Experience

Ever wondered what there is to gain from volunteering? Check out my blog post and discover all that volunteering has to offer.

By: Julia C. Fernandes 1668 reads | 0 comments
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Are You Putting Your Best Foot Forward or in Your Mouth?

Work Search

If an employer you applied to never gets back to you, it’s easy to get down on yourself. We’ve all been there. Learn from my failures to put your best foot forward when applying for jobs. 

By: Haley Pihowich 1469 reads | 0 comments
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