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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.

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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

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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. 

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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.

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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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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?

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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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