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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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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!

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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.

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Make a Difference with AIESEC!

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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).

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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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