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Help, Learn, & Discover.

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“Help, Learn, & Discover” is an organization that gives university students the opportunity to volunteer abroad and build homes for the poor in Ecuador, while gaining useful work experience – particularly for biology and pre-medical students. There are three programs you.. can choose from

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Bank of North Dakota

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Why am I writing about a bank in North Dakota, USA? Because this bank is a publicly owned bank which is the only established one in the US so far. This seemingly business related post is actually a post on civic engagement. How so? The Bank of North Dakota (BND) has a vision to “be helpful to and assist in the development of… financial institutions… within the State.”

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Count to 100: 100 Classrooms in Afghanistan

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During the Taliban regime, by law, girls in Afghanistan were not allowed to go to school and it was punishable by death. Even though this law was lifted, there is very limited access to schools and a proper education.

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Life is Full of Beauty. Notice it. Protect it.

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Ahh, springtime has come. The sunshine greets us when we wake in the morning, the sound of birds chirping fills the air. Even when it rains, the grass smells fresh and alive, reminding us there is optimism left to hold onto. With cherry blossoms drifting in the breeze, it’s easy to notice the beauty of nature during springtime.

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Fresh Food and Farmers Markets: A Local Alternative

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Fresh berries, delicious jams and honeys, and a variety of vegetables; it’s that time of year again when farmers markets start cropping up all around the city.

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Projecting Change Film Festival

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The documentary revolves around school children in India, a London communications agency director, citizens in Appalachia, people from Papua New Guinea and a man in Togo. All of these people share the same one goal — that is, to save our planet.

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Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Protect it.

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 Even when it rains, the grass smells fresh and alive, reminding us there is optimism left to hold onto. With cherry blossoms drifting in the breeze, it’s easy to notice the beauty of nature.

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Have no plans for this summer?

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Do you want to see the world and contribute to something special? Operation Groundswell (OG) may be the answer for you! OG is an organization that began with the desire to provide a true backpacker-styled volunteer experience for students and recent grads in Canada.

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Natural Gas Dryers

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Natural gas dryers? Yeah that’s right — natural gas dryers for your clean, albeit wet, laundry loads. In my time at the EPIC Sustainable Living Expo a week ago, I met up with Mr. Wolfe from Fotis BC’s “Home of Energy Efficiency”. And efficient it was. The room had natural gas powering everything from cooking ranges, to vehicles and even a natural gas dryer.

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My Time at the EPIC Expo

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On May 14, 2011, I spent my day at the EPIC Sustainable Living Expo at the Vancouver Convention Centre. It was truly an amazing experience for the environmentally conscious, or even for the philomath inside you.

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Outdoor Volunteer Opportunity: Fit Club

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Fit Club is run primarily by high school and university students to spend time with and encourage Special Olympic Athletes to get outside and stay fit.  Fit Club runs throughout the summer and is looking for volunteers for the next few months.

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Green: the makeup shade for all complexions

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Before I returned to school as a student I spent some time in the makeup industry.  It was a job with great perks (discounts ahoy) and my makeup kit was always full with the latest products.  However, I have somewhat fallen out of love with a lot of the current brands on the market due to their lack of commitment to green sustainability and natural products.

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Explore your leadership potential with Lead SFU

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Leadership is one of the most crucial skills students need these days. Employers demand it from job candidates, and it’s a skill that affects most — if not all — facets of our lives.This is why programs such as Lead SFU are crucial for many students.

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Canucks Round 1, Game 7, 2011 Playoffs

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To what many will attribute as the turning point for the Canucks in their quest for the Stanley Cup, I ascribe this night as the eventide where teamwork, sacrifice and relentless commitment brought the interests of the team into light.

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SFU Peer Programs Celebrate the End of Another Successful Year

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Dal Sohal, Manager of Peer Programs, emceed the event. We heard first-hand from Dr. Tim Rahilly, Associate Vice President of Students and International, and Professor Andrew Petter, President and Vice-Chancellor of SFU. During his short speech, President Petter gave kudos to the student volunteers for their contributions in making SFU a student-centred university.

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enVISION This!

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Although I’ve already graduated from SFU, I believe it’s important to stay engaged and contribute to the continued growth and success of our educational institutions, so here’s what I have to say in response to some of President Petter’s questions:

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4 Questions from enVISIONSFU: Student Sonya Reznitsky Responds

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This February, SFU President Andrew Petter announced a new initiative  – enVISION SFU, which aims at enhancing campus life, strengthening community ties, increasing the relevance of its academia and research, and of course, improving the educational experience for students. You can read about it in the Vancouver Sun or our campus paper, The Peak.

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Student Volunteer Profile: Swarna Debba

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This time I’d like to highlight Swarna’s personal experience in volunteering. It’s apparent from the previous article how passionate Swarna is in helping others. In addition to working for UGM, Swarna also volunteers for the organization.For instance, she has volunteered for the UGM drop-in centre in New Westminster, BC. Swarna explains that the New Westminster Drop-in centre has a different demographic of people compared to the downtown east side location.

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Union Gospel Mission: Doing Important Work in the Downtown Eastside

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The Vancouver Downtown Eastside represents one of the biggest issues we’re facing today. And it’s not just an issue that’s of concern to British Columbians – it’s also Canada’s poorest area by postal code, which makes it an issue that all Canadians need to deal with.

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Coming Soon: Sexual Assault Centre at SFU

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There are a variety of prevention and support services offered to SFU students on the Burnaby campus, but they are not connected by a central organization, and the services that are available do not address every aspect of sexual assault.

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