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Adbusters Magazine

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If you are tired of this exhausting spiral of consumerism, volunteer for Adbusters Magazine — a non-profit, anti-consumerism magazine, which gives activists and students opportunities to write about things that don’t have to do with corporate interests (for once!).

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TEDxSFU

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Looking for a one of a kind volunteer opportunity? Look no further because TEDx is coming to campus! TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. TED is a world renowned speaker series that aims to share innovative and original ideas designed to inspire and share knowledge.

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Book it to the AQ for the 17th Annual United Way Book and Bake Sale

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This month marks the 17th annual United Way Book and Bake Sale. United Way is a long standing organization that works to tackle key social issues in our world. The three priorities that United Way focuses on are investing in young and at risk children, helping youth make the right choices and helping seniors keep their independence intact.

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Mark Your Footsteps Around the World with AIESEC!

Volunteering

As university students, we always wonder, how? How can I get more out of my education? How can I get a job after graduation? How can I travel the world? How can I truly make a difference? Shia Liu, a third year computer science student from ZheJiang University in China who is currently on an international exchange at SFU, found the answers to these questions through AIESEC.

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Getting Over “Post-Midterm Heartache”

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Allelujah — midterms are finally coming to a close! Perhaps you breezed through your exams like a swan gliding through water, declaring “Einstein” to be your middle name. But if you’re like the rest of us ‘poor unfortunate souls’, your exam experience resembles more of a paper plane ramming into a wall and crumpling sadly to the ground.

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Interview with Abby on the “Agape Walk”

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The Agape Street Ministry regularly hosts “Agape Walks”, where volunteers give candy bags to women living on the streets of Vancouver and Surrey. Below is a Q&A session with Abby, a first year SFU student who has personally undergone the “Agape Walk” and found it extremely rewarding.

 

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Media Democracy Day – Taking Back the Media

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This year is the 10th annual Media Democracy Days taking place in Vancouver: a partnership project between the SFU School of CommunicationsOpenMedia.ca and the Vancouver Public Library. This three day event looks at democracy in the media and how it can be reformed.

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Keeping Kids Safe through Literacy

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The KidSafe Project Society was launched in 1993 as an initiative to provide vulnerable children a place to go after school. KidSafe keeps classrooms open longer allowing kids a safe place to go where there are friendly faces, supportive staff and volunteers and educational activities.

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Interview with Abby on the “Agape Walk”

Agape Walks

The Agape Street Ministry regularly hosts “Agape Walks”, where volunteers give candy bags to women living on the streets of Vancouver and Surrey. Below is a Q&A session with Abby, a first year SFU student who has personally undergone the “Agape Walk” and found it extremely rewarding.

By: Celine Diaz 5367 reads | 0 comments
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Make a Difference with AIESEC!

AIESEC

Everyday, the media informs us of new global issues arising in different parts of the world. We think about how troubling the situation is for a little while and then go on with the rest of our day. In most cases, this is where the story ends.

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Getting Crazy to Be More Sustainable!

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A few days ago on September 29th, you may have noticed some strange and unique modes of transportation on your way to work or school in Vancouver.  In previous years, there have also been individuals who cart wheeled, canoed and even rode tiny bikes during their morning commute.

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My Experience Volunteering at the Nursing Home

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Several days ago, I was able to visit Cherington Place with my friends, a nursing home located in Surrey.  Our task was to keep the elderly company, so we made them cards and cookies, and prepared performances to keep them entertained (offering our time, treasures, and talent).

By: Celine Diaz 114365 reads | 0 comments
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“The Clean Bin Project” Shows It’s Possible to Live With Minimum Waste

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“The Clean Bin Project” is a locally-produced documentary that examines what it’s like to live in our modern world with minimum waste. The link between consumerism and environmental issues is something that we all probably intuitively understand; Project explores this issue by showing the struggles of two ordinary Vancouver residents in their quest to not produce waste.

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Reading, Writing and … Volunteering?

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After summer semester ended I have found myself enjoying all sorts of different warm weather activities.  I’ve been hiking, going to the beach, biking the seawall, and just about every other activity a Vancouverite can encounter in the summer months.

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No More Pain, Only Healing

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Pain is inescapable; something we’ve all experienced from the past that might’ve even lingered on to the present. In fact, painful memories from childhood scar us the most, crippling our ability to be the best we can be.

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Ignorance Is Over

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We are bombarded with countless messages, all competing for  our attention – whether from billboards, commercials, or even the clothing we wear. In fact, we spend so much energy deciphering these messages, trying to embody them within ourselves, that we don’t even realize they lead to nothing but empty conversations.

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Agape Street Ministries

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Prostitution is one of many hardships that keeps women on the streets, trapped in a cycle of negativity.  Fortunately, we can bring healing to these women who are often neglected by the rest of society.

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Green: The Colour of Conversation

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Once a month Steamworks hosts Green Drinks – a global initiative that organizes informal, unstructured meetings for the environmentally minded.  Meetings are open to anyone interested in sustainability issues who are looking to discuss their ideas with others.

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WE CAN_ Day

Volunteering

This past July 1st was WE CAN Day – a day to celebrate Canada together while discussing emerging issues on sustainability that will be a key part of the upcoming 2012 Earth Summit. The flash mob was basically a large group of people standing together to spell out “WE CANADA” and then “OUI CANADA” across the plaza.

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Own Your Media

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June 2, 2011 – International Development Drinks (IDD) at The Blarney Stone pub in the heart of Vancouver’s Gastown district. I attended this event as part of We Canada, which is a nation-wide initiative for sustainability and which brings the diversity of Canadian voices to the Earth Summit 2012 event, as well as to the attention of the Canadian government.

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