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Leadership Summit Award 2012

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On January 18th, twenty-eight of SFU’s most outstanding student leaders received the 2012 Leadership Summit Award.

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Working in the Non-Profit Sector Panel: A rewarding career path?

Farah Kotada

2010 EVENT RECAP: How do you acquire a successful and rewarding career? For five professionals, it was working for community organizations in the non-profit sector. The non-profit sector gave them the opportunity to contribute their professional skills, experiences and passions to advance their career while making a positive difference in their communities. Recently, they sat down with SFU students and shared their personal stories and journey to their current positions.

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Making A Difference: Love Your Neighbour Club

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As a student of SFU, you can help and support Love Your Neighbour Club by donating via writing a check, contribute money on days they fundraise, or even show your support by giving your time by volunteering in their many activities such as helping out at old folks home, volunteering on Sundays by teaching arts and craft to children in the children’s playgroup, or even help out during clubs day and fundraiser events.

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Forward-Thinking: Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver – In-School Mentoring Program

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If you’re just flat out searching for ways to be more involved in the development of VanCity’s youth, check out the In-School Mentoring Program run by Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver!

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Vancouver Police Athletic League – Engaging Youth, One Game at a Time

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The PAL is opened to all youth; however, there is a focus on kids who come from lower socioeconomic statuses or more vulnerable backgrounds. As mentioned earlier, one of the great things about PAL is that it is free of cost.

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Tips and Tricks

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Wanna know a tip? Come out to Tips and Tricks, an event happening Wednesday, Jan 25th 2012 in the Saywell Hall Atrium (near Renaissance in the AQ). The one-day event aims to promote different services and opportunities that students can get involved with at SFU.
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Giving Back Online

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It is an undeniable fact that the majority of us students spend much of our day connected to the World Wide Web. Why not then seize this opportunity as a means of giving back to the global community?

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Give the Gift of Inspiration

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Kidsafe Writers’ Room offers the perfect chance for anyone, regardless of past experience, to reach out and make a difference in a young person’s life. With the umbrella goal of inspiring literacy, there is room for many other contributions. 

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Donations on the Road: A Drive-Thru Opportunity

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This year the Christmas fund has created the first ever Richmond Christmas Fund Drive-Thru Event. Next Thursday, December 8, start your day by driving thru though Delta Vancouver Airport for coffee and a muffin.

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Operation Red Nose

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Over the next few weeks we will all be attending holiday parties, work events and family dinners. Its likely alcohol will be present at some of these festive get-togethers. Despite the knowledge that impaired driving is illegal (and downright dumb), and increased road checks – drunk driving still happens, resulting in more than 30% of alcohol related crashes involved those aged 16-24.

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December 1st is World AIDS Awareness Day

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On December 1, SFU will be hosting the 4th Annual Commemoration of World AIDS Awareness Day in the Saywell Hall Atrium. Starting at 10 AM with welcoming addresses, there will be a “Living Library” from 11 AM to 2 PM.

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Give the Gift of Change

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Oxfam Unwrapped is an excellent way of giving: It’s simple, it’s good for any occasion and it will help communities in need to gain more means of self-sufficiency and motivate your loved ones to take part in a campaign for change.

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Help this Holiday Season and Volunteer

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Looking to get onto Santa’s nice list this year? Try volunteering around the holidays! There are so many events from mid-November through the end of December that require volunteer help. If you want to give back around the holidays but find your student budget doesn’t go so far, volunteering is the perfect solution.

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Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

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Are you looking for opportunities to improve your leadership and interpersonal skills? If you do, you should consider applying to become a mentor for Big Sisters “Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds” program! Mentors need to be able to be available at least one weekend each week between the hours of 2:30 and 5:30pm starting in January 2012 and ending in April 2012.

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Join the Biggest Human Rights Event of the Year!

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December 10 is Human Rights Day and across the world thousands are putting their pens to paper for Write for Rights 2011, the global event where you get to advocate for the rights of individuals to education, to live without violence and with dignity.

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Discover Your Passion with AIESEC!

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Michelle Molas, a recent Business Administration graduate from the Philippines, is currently on a work internship at SFU Career and Volunteer Services. She chose to go on exchange through the student-run organization AIESEC because their services were able to address most of the concerns that normally hinder students from going abroad.

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Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

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Now that there are officially seven billion people on the planet, our individual actions have never before been so important. The earth is getting smaller and we have fewer resources to share between us all. Finding out your carbon footprint very quickly puts into perspective how much we over consume in North America.

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Municipal Election around the Corner

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On November 19, British Columbia votes in the municipal election. Voting in your municipal election is really important because it’s your local government, and their choices will affect you. Doing your homework before voting is a must!

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Do Something By Doing Nothing

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Thanks to the World Community Grid , doing ‘nothing’ can translate into doing ‘something’ for humanity’s good. You and I can aid research projects that benefit society, simply by downloading a software.

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Us and Them – An intense play about society and the struggles of others

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On Saturday October 22nd, I saw the play Us and Them at the Cultch theatre in East Vancouver.  A once-abandoned church, now transformed into a diverse performance space, the Cultch presents performances in music, dance and theatre, featuring both local and national artists.

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