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Earth Hour 2012

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Support the largest environmental event in history on Saturday, March 31st! From 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM. millions of people worldwide will unite to switch off their lights for Earth Hour, an annual movement that provides an opportunity for communities to join forces in sending out a powerful call to action on issues related to climate change.

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Letters for the Inside: Making Information Accessible to All

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Can you research song lyrics? How about surf online encyclopedias for the answers to questions about countries, animals, or cultures? If somebody asked you to find some information about university applications or career options, would you be able to?

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Celebrate, Remember, and Fight Back! — Relay for Life 2012

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This year, you can be a part of a physical relay—running with a team to raise money for cancer research—and part of a figurative relay—passing on the story of hope for cancer patients and survivors.

By: Megan Mulder 3517 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer Abroad This Summer With AIESEC!

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AIESEC is the world’s largest student driven organization, which aims to develop young leaders of tomorrow. By running a Global Internship and Global Community Development Program, we create a positive social impact by engaging students and graduates to participate in international exchanges while developing their leadership skills.

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Freedom to Read Week

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Can you picture a world where we didn’t know who Atticus Finch, Holden Caulfield, and Harry Potter were? These iconic characters may have never entered into our imaginations had literary censorship prevailed in all of its contested cases.

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Interview with Naomi Devine’s Ride2Rio

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Have you ever traveled 11 200 km? Perhaps you have. But, have you ever traveled 11 200 km… on a bike? That is what local woman, Naomi Devine, has been training towards since the idea first came to her last December.

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SFU Surrey 10th Anniversary Open House

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SFU Surrey’s Open House is coming up this Thursday, March 1st! This year marks the 10th birthday of SFU’s beautiful Surrey campus. Come by on Thursday, March 1st during 4pm-8pm and celebrate with us!

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HhhhhhhOOOttt Potatoes Coming Through!

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All of us have a different idea of what it means to give back. To some, it’s raising awareness about a disease and while to others it could be about helping out those who live financially challenging lives. Last month, I was privileged enough to meet the Potato Heads.

By: Elizabeth Thai 4972 reads | 0 comments
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Save the Whales

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SFU biology students Anna Dymytryszyn and Kimberly Saw are seeking signatures for a petition aimed at the conservation of Long-Finned Pilot Whales.

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The BC Lung Association’s 11th Annual Stairclimb for Clean Air!

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This Sunday, February 26th, 2012, at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, marks BC Lung Association’s 11th Annual Stairclimb for Clean Air!  Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to challenge yourself to a great workout, fundraise for lung disease research and clean air initiatives, or volunteer for one of the most uniquely interesting events in the city of Vancouver.

By: Chris Gal-lang 4781 reads | 0 comments
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International Women’s Day: Extraordinary Women, Extraordinary Times

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March 8th of this year will be a Thursday. Thursdays are one of the days that get lost in the week—not the dreaded Monday, not the exciting Friday, whatever happens on Thursdays is usually insignificant and quickly forgotten.

By: Megan Mulder 4209 reads | 0 comments
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Learning by Doing: Western Canadian Sustainable Campuses Conference at SFU

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This year, the theme of the Western Canada Sustainable Campuses Conference is ‘Campus as a Living Lab’, examining how students can take their education beyond the classroom and learn by implementing real projects in the community that make a difference.

By: Sarah St. John, goBEYOND Campus Organizer SFU 3615 reads | 0 comments
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Game On! Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver

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The goal of Game On! is to provide adolescent males with the space and opportunity to improve their self-esteem, work on their communication skills, and to discuss the importance of healthy and active living.

By: Chris Gal-lang 4240 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips for Volunteering Abroad

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In 2011, five SFU students traveled to Cape Town, South Africa to support humanitarian projects. All five were supported by the C.A.R.E. SFU Global Travel Award, a program that funds SFU students participating in humanitarian work in developing countries with donated air mile points.

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Inner City Homework Club Needs Volunteers

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Kim Leary says that the purpose of the Homework Club is to keep doors open. If that sounds like something you believe in, email britanniahomeworkclub@hotmail.com, mention this article, and ask for information about volunteering. You’ll learn as much as you teach.

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Represent Your Education

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As a student, you have the right and the ability to speak up about your education and your opinions. One of the best ways to do this is to join a DSU.

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A One-Day Dose of Inspiration: SFU Leadership Summit 2012

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The Summit is an annual one-day event which encourages participation from all SFU students. With the theme this year being ‘Vision in Action’, the day began with registration, where we received icebreaker Bingo sheets that offered us a chance to mingle with other participants

By: Christina Guan 3895 reads | 0 comments
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Party for a Good Cause

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For $5 a ticket ($7 at the door), students are not just paying for a great night. All proceeds from the event will go to Schools Building Schools, a group working toward the creation of vocational schools for those in Southern Uganda. 

By: Gloria Mellesmoen 5153 reads | 0 comments
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How Can Non-Profits Thrive? Insight from Dan Pallotta

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For the past few months, I’ve been engrossed by a book that’s made me look at non-profits from a new angle. Written by Dan Pallotta, the book makes a bold argument: non-profits are hindered by the moral expectations of society.

By: Sonya Reznitsky 4353 reads | 0 comments
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Working in the Non-Profit Sector, Part Two: Addressing the Myths

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Part 2 of our recap of the Working in the Non-Profit Sector event that took place on March 30, 2011. After sharing their educational and career experiences, the panelists addressed a variety of myths about the sector. 

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