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Mentor Kids and Help Their Literacy Skills at Writer’s Exchange

Opportunities

Sabrina shows you how the Writer's Exchange could be your perfect volunteer opportunity! She gives you the scoop on the programs and volunteer positions that are available and why they'd be a great experience for you!

By: Sabrina Azaria 5330 reads | 0 comments
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Blow Your Mind: Volunteer at the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

Life Experience

Lauren knows how to get you into an awesome performing arts festival and how to hook yourself up with some free swag there! Read on to find out more about the benefits of volunteering with the PuSh festival.

By: Lauren Kresowaty 4836 reads | 0 comments
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Light and Love Home: Seniors Have a Great Passion to Learn about Computers

Opportunities

Hear all about Rui's experience teaching seniors how to use the computer! She details her volunteer opportunity with the Love and Learn Home and how it was not as easy as she first thought!

By: Rui Wang 4379 reads | 0 comments
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My Volunteer Experience at SFU International Services for Students

Life Experience

Ever wondered about volunteering with the International community with leaving the country? Find out about Karen's personal experiences volunteering for the SFU International Services for Students (ISS) and Canadian Language Cultural Studies.

By: Karen C 4146 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteering in the Aboriginal Community

Indigenous

Have you ever been curious about volunteering in the Aboriginal Community or with Aboriginal Youths? If you have, you may have found it difficult to find these types of opportunities. In this blog post, I hope to give you a few resources to help ease the difficulty of finding such a specific opportunity.

By: Alexandra Lowe 5972 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer For Your Student Unions

Opportunities

Looking for volunteer opportunities on campus? Sabrina has the answers for you! Learn all about why volunteering for your department's student union is beneficial and how you can get involved. Also hear about Sabrina's personal experience volunteering for her department!

By: Sabrina Azaria 3064 reads | 0 comments
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Share your passion: Become a Vancouver School Board Making Contact Mentor

ENGAGE

Do you have a passion or an area of expertise? Do you want to find a way to share your passion/expertise in a meaningful way? Lauren has the answers for you! Read on to discover a great mentorship program working with kids.

By: Lauren Kresowaty 7759 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteering for United Way Canada and the United Way Book Sale at SFU

Volunteering

Kerri provides you with some fast facts about the United Way! Also included are ways to get involved and events to support this awesome organization. Don't miss her coverage of the United Way Smackdown Faculty Debate!

By: Kerri J 4321 reads | 0 comments
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Five Great Volunteer Organizations in Vancouver

ENGAGE

Are you one of the many students have found difficulties in finding volunteering opportunities, especially in your first year? Karen has compiled some of her recommended organizations, which provide you with great opportunities to develop skills and build on your resume.

By: Karen C 11867 reads | 0 comments
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How To: Find Those Research Opportunities You’ve Always Been Looking For!

Professional Development

Research opportunities are great experiences to further your career. The only problem is that they can be hard to find. Ladies and gentlemen, fear not!

By: Alexandra Lowe 3626 reads | 0 comments
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Inside the Big Fair

ENGAGE

Over the days of September 17-20 Simon Fraser University was host to its annual Big Fair event. Ranging across two campuses and with a variety of exhibitors and organizations, the Big Fair is presented by SFU Career Services and AIESEC SFU, and provides students with a direct opportunity to engage with potential employers. 

By: Manisha Dutta 4778 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons why volunteering is splendid and how it can reverse the signs of aging.

Life Experience

Find out the 5 reasons Alex has for why volunteering is splendid! Figure out ways to get great experience and skills for your resume that won't cost you a dime. Also discover how volunteering can reverse the signs of aging...

By: Alexandra Lowe 3634 reads | 0 comments
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The BIG Fair is a BIG Opportunity

ENGAGE

The month of September always brings about tons of fairs. Yearly favourites always pop up, including the Week of Welcome, Clubs days, Academic Options days and, of course, the BIG Fair!

By: Alexandra Lowe 3781 reads | 0 comments
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Back Again

Opportunities

So, here we go, the start to a new year, fall 2012. The scent of sharpened pencils and caffeine in the air is almost tangible. Yet, even though we are all sleep-deprived and stressed after merely a week of school, it’s the fall semester. The big one really.

By: Selva Bayat 4060 reads | 0 comments
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3 Resources to Change the World

ENGAGE

So many of us are plagued with the feeling of powerlessness – the inability to make a difference in this world. Hence, I’m here to clarify a single truth: you and I are powerful. Our actions do make a difference. And we have all the resources to do it.

By: Celine Diaz 4257 reads | 0 comments
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How Hungry is Your Soul Today?

ENGAGE

So what will be important in ten years? The classes you took will be important—but only if you do something with them. And you know what? You can worry about the future ten years down the road. Do something now.

By: Megan Mulder 4811 reads | 0 comments
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Meet the 2012 Engage Writers!

ENGAGE
Meet the eight new additions to our ENGAGE blogging team for 2012! This year, these sharp and active students have resolved to get engaged by sharing their writing talents to provide their peers with the best information on getting involved on campus and beyond.
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Alumni Profile: Shawna Lum on being a Peer Health Educator

ENGAGE

Time and time again, we’ve told you how volunteer work can help you develop work-related skills. One thing that’s not always highlighted, however, is how volunteering can be an empowering experience, especially when you’re working on something that you’re passionate about.

By: Kelvin Claveria 10068 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Profile: Chris Lo on being a Career Peer Educator

Alumni Spotlight

Oftentimes, students see volunteering and the classroom as two separate things. However, with the right planning, volunteer work can in fact enhance what you learn at university. Take Chris Lo, an SFU alumnus, as an example of someone whose volunteer experiences have been a great addition to his education.

By: Kelvin Claveria 10999 reads | 0 comments
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Who Will You Fight For? Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Campaign

ENGAGE

As the official symbol of the Canadian Cancer Society, daffodils have come to represent hope, strength, and courage in the fight against cancer. The bright yellow flowers are a sign of solidarity – to let those affected by cancer know that they are not alone.

By: Elizabeth The 5949 reads | 0 comments
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