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How Hungry is Your Soul Today?

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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.

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Meet the 2012 Engage Writers!

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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

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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 10474 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Profile: Chris Lo on being a Career Peer Educator

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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 11385 reads | 0 comments
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Who Will You Fight For? Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Campaign

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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 6514 reads | 0 comments
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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.

By: Elizabeth The 5336 reads | 0 comments
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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 3725 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.

By: Elizabeth The 5872 reads | 0 comments
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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 5259 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 5059 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 4499 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 3839 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.

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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.

By: Megan Mulder 4743 reads | 0 comments
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