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Discussing Development

Co-operative Education

Working in development and for Non-governmental organizations (NGO) is a tricky and delicate field. In my article I discuss the new approach that the Sustainability though Agriculture and Microenterprise (SAM) Project has taken on for their work in Zimba, Zambia. 

By: Naiomi Lu 5172 reads | 0 comments
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Environmental Consciousness and the Media

Climate Change

 

Environmental justice and climate change; taking a look at how we communicate about it and how we might change our worldview in an effort to stop the destruction of the planet.  

By: Christina Coolidge 1130 reads | 0 comments
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How Do You Engage the World? Start by Engaging in Surrey

Leadership

Learn about the Racing Readers program, and discover how you can "engage the world" as a volunteer.

By: Rachel Wong 1311 reads | 0 comments
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A Typical Day at Racing Readers

Teaching

Learn what it is like to volunteer for Racing Readers.  Celina shares her typical day volunteering for the program.

By: Celina Wang 1306 reads | 0 comments
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My TaLK Life

Co-op

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to, not only live in a foreign country, but to also teach a foreign language to elementary students who only know their native language? If so, join Molly Cembrano as she takes you on her journey as a TaLK Scholar with the Teach and Learn in Korea Program.

By: Molly Cembrano 1414 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op in Kelowna

Co-op Reflections

Thinking about moving away for your co-op placement? Here are some tips and guidelines to help you prepare for your adventure!

By: Mandy Yeung 1597 reads | 0 comments
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Why Co-op in an Office Environment is EXACTLY Like School

Co-operative Education

Having completed several months in her first co-op placement with the Vancouver Canucks, Erica Lamb shares some similarities between student and work life and advice for navigating the transition between the two. 

 

By: Erica Lamb 1413 reads | 0 comments
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RebalanceMD Summer 2015: A New Approach to Total Musculoskeletal Care

Co-op Reflections

Imagine you’ve just had your knee surgically replaced after years of debilitating pain. Now imagine you wake with a caring and knowledgeable kinesiologist by your bedside to guide you through the next crucial 48 hours of your rehab, leaving you feeling confident that your new joint will finally provide you with the relief you’ve been seeking. This is just one of many modern and progressive goals at RebalanceMD, my summer 2015 co-op placement.

 

By: Brandon Watson 1516 reads | 0 comments
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Piecing the Puzzle

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

My time at Parks Canada has been the most dynamic placement with experience working at the Visitor’s Centre in customer service to creating a day camp program from scratch.  I wrote this article in celebration of August 12, International Youth Day!

By: Jazmin Dhaliwal 1037 reads | 0 comments
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What Design School Doesn't Teach You

Co-operative Education

James shares what he learned about User Experience (UX) after his co-op placement.

By: James Wang 2017 reads | 0 comments
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3 Reasons why Co-op is a Valuable Experience

LMI Technologies

Sometimes just taking a step outside of your comfort zone and embracing the unfamiliar is all it takes to find a truly worthwhile and rewarding experience. For me, that was a step into my co op.

By: Karen Ly-Ma 2606 reads | 0 comments
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How to Ask for Reference Letters From Your Professor

Work Search

Asking your professors for reference letters is an important part of applying to professional programs, graduate programs, and scholarships, and it is a lot more complicated than just sending a quick email. Eric Cai explains how you can make this process easier for your professors, and more beneficial to you.

By: Eric Cai 3781 reads | 0 comments
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Worth It.

Counsellor

Natasha shares why she found waiting for the ‘right’ co-op was worth it for her.  After a lot of determination and persistence she was able to land a job that was worth all the hard work and spent an amazing summer at Options. 

By: Natasha Jackson 1219 reads | 0 comments
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Taking on the Challenge of Design

Design Work

For Samit Bariana, design was always the most challenging aspect of working in communications. That was until he completed a design-related project during his co-op work term with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

By: Samit Bariana 1581 reads | 0 comments
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Life as a Co-op Student at Sage

Engineering

In this article, Software Systems student, Ligang shares about doing a co-op at Sage in an interview style post. 

By: Ligang Guo 1308 reads | 0 comments
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Get Ahead in the Race to Graduate Studies

Career Services

Even though fall, 2016, is more than a year away, now is a great time – if not a necessary time – to get ahead in applying for professional programs, graduate studies and graduate scholarships. Eric Cai highlights some of these major pursuits and their fast-approaching deadlines.

By: Eric Cai 1621 reads | 0 comments
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My Life Among Birkenstocks

Science

Walking into my first day of work for my co-op term at The Right Shoe, all I expected was just another retail job. But upon arriving at work, I quickly realized how much more informative and applicable to my degree the experience would be. What I thought would be just another retail experience turned out to be one of the most interesting, informative and relevant experiences of my life.

By: Biomedical Footwear Assessor 1390 reads | 0 comments
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Getting out of my Rut: How Co-op Changed my Life

Mechatronic Systems Engineering [SRY]

Jason shares how co-op has helped him develop personally and professionally.  He takes us back in time and back as he shares his life before co-op and contrasts it to where he is now. 

By: Jason Wallace 1444 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons To Accept a Co-op Work Term Extension

Co-operative Education

Communication Co-op student Kit Crowe gives you 5 good reasons why you should accept that co-op work term extension. 

By: Kit Crowe 2482 reads | 0 comments
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University Bocconi campus abroad class

Beedie

Clair shares her experience with Campus Abroad through SFU Beedie, and how Italy was brought to her! 

By: Clair Lam 1121 reads | 0 comments
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