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Wake Shark & Ocean Education: Teacher’s Kit

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Educating each other about sustainable and humanely caught seafood is an important step in creating major change in the fishing industry, but how many of you find that you don’t have the confidence to take this important step?

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Wake: Changing Attitudes towards Fish through Education

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The Wake Project is an organization of individuals committed to changing the dire Oceanic situation our habits  have caused.  Their goal is to reduce the demand for unsustainable and inhumanely caught species, such as shark and tuna.  A major aspect of Wake’s work is to reach local communities through positive action.

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Out of the Ashes to Fighting For A Cause

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A few days ago, I received a call nobody should ever have to receive. It was a friend on the other line telling me that the night before, one of our childhood best friends was killed after being struck by a drunk driver.

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Mentor A Child and Become A Friend

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada (BBBSC) is a program that offers mentoring to children aged 6-16. The organization has been providing friends and support to children who need them for over 96 years and are still going strong.

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Vancouver Rape Relief: Challenging Male Violence Against Women and Children

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Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter (VRRWS) operates as an independent women’s group.  This non-profit charity was founded in 1973 and, today, holds an international reputation for its excellent work for.  The VRRWS is dedicated to challenging social attitudes, laws, and institution procedures that encourage male violence against women and children.

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A Call To Action: What You Can Do To Stop Asbestos Production

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The federal government spends $250,000 of its taxpayers’ money every year to fund the sale of asbestos. The Quebec government is considering subsidizing one of the two Canadian mines with $58 million dollars to keep it in operation.

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2011: Year of the Forests

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The New Year has just begun! Everyone is doing their best to stick to their New Year’s resolutions. One of United Nations’s resolutions this year is to protect fragile forest ecosystems and to “raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.”

 

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Ocean Wise Program and Sustainable Seafood – Pick your fish!

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If you love to dine out in Vancouver, it’s likely that you’ve seen this symbol before.   I stumbled across it quite a few times before I discovered what it meant.  This is the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise symbol.

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World Vision Canada

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Christmastime marks a season of giving and of thankfulness. Not only do we get showered with gifts, we’re fortunate enough to be surrounded by our families and friends who are close to home and our hearts. Now imagine spending your life without most of the resources that we are afforded and that we take for granted.

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Volunteering for Special Olympics: An Interview with Al-Rahim Habib

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Special Olympics Canada is an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of people with intellectual disabilities through positive sports. Al-Rahim Habib, an SFU student is finishing his B.Sc. in Health Sciences this semester, is currently volunteering for Special Olympics BC, a chapter of Special Olympics Canada.  His goal is to one day become a medical doctor.

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Journalists for Human Rights Comes to SFU

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Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) is the largest international media development organization in Canada.  JHR works internationally, concentrating their work in post-conflict African countries such as Liberia, Ghana, and Sierra Leone.  They also operate chapters at universities and high-schools across Canada.

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Diabetes Awareness Month

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month and there’s still time to get involved and volunteer with the Canadian Diabetes Association! Adrian Essiet, a BCIT student who volunteers with the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA), shares some advice and encouragement for those wanting to engage in the many benefits that volunteer work has to offer!

 

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Shark Truth: On a Mission to Stop the Soup

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At this year’s Volunteer & Civic Engagement Fair, I had the chance to meet some of the folks from Shark Truth. In case you didn’t know yet, Shark Truth is a not-for-profit consumer awareness group that seeks to engage consumers in a collaborative discussion to find alternatives to shark fin soup. The organization is founded by Claudia Li, an SFU Business alumnus, and has already received some media coverage, including one recently from the Vancouver Sun.

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Cultivating Civic Engagement in the Burnaby Community

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SFU Volunteer Services partnered with Volunteer Burnaby to bring this year’s Volunteer & Civic Engagement Fair. Over 40 organizations visited the Burnaby campus this year – and many of these non-profits heard of the event through Volunteer Burnaby.

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U-Connect with the Richmond Youth and Services Agency

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RYSA is community and recognized charitable organization that was started in 1974 by a group of committed and passionate young people with the help of a United Way grant. Our organization began with the goal of making sure that community youth received the support, resources and opportunities they needed to succeed and achieve their dreams.

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President Obama to Gay Teens: It Gets Better

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“I don’t know what it’s like to be picked on for being gay.  But I do know what it’s like to grow up feeling that sometimes you don’t belong.” – President Barack Obama

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Love Drinking Bottled Water? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t!

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Bottled water has always been marketed to us as a healthier alternative to high-calorie pop drinks. It’s no wonder then that sales for bottled water have soared these past years. But have you thought about the impact of bottled water products to our environment?

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Volunteer Profile: Jamal Saad

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My journey into exploring and seeking the right volunteer opportunities for my skills started right out of high school. I used my interest in and strong command of language by becoming a volunteer English as a Second Language (ESL) tutor at a conversation club downtown. 

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Volunteering for the Volunteer & Civic Engagement Fair: Esther and Jovita Reflect

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The SFU Volunteer & Civic Engagement Fair happened last week in Burnaby and this week in Surrey. In Burnaby, the Fair ran alongside the Career and Graduate Fairsand attracted a huge number of students. Over 40 non-profits were on campus to inform students about their causes and how students can get involved.

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Big Sisters of BC – More than just a mentorship program

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland mentorship program. Since its founding in 1950, the Big Sisters of BC have grown to become a thriving organization, with over 400 volunteers, hundreds of girls served each year, 17 staff members, a Board of Directors and Honourary Advisory Board, and many community supporters.

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