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Navigating Disclosure: How to Support Someone Who Wants to be Heard

Sexual Violence

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Beth Triano shares how authentic, present moment awareness, compassion, empathy and respect are our greatest tools for supporting survivors of sexual violence. 

By: Beth Triano 97 reads | 0 comments

The Perks of Failure


We are often told to succeed, but what happens when we fail?  In this blog post, Amy shares her personal story of overcoming failure and how it might not be as terrible as it seems.

By: Amy Chui 857 reads | 0 comments

Understanding Sexual Violence: A Graduate Student's Perspective

Sexual Violence

Why is understanding sexual violence important as a graduate student? SFU PhD candidate, Aynsley Pescitelli, discusses some of the unique factors that create barriers to disclosure for graduate students. 

By: Aynsley Pescitelli 279 reads | 0 comments

What is Thrive Week? Reflections of a Health Peer

Peer Education

Two packs of fruit snacks and other ways to make someone's day - from Jan 22nd to 29th, students explored questions around mental health and actions for thriving during SFU Thrive Week.

By: Javairia Raza 170 reads | 0 comments

Rocking At Work Without Hitting Rock Bottom

School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

It’s natural to feel overwhelmed in a new workplace. School of Interactive Art and Technology student, Jimmy Phung shares his tips for rocking at work, without hitting rock bottom.

By: Jimmy Phung 64 reads | 0 comments

How I Ended Up Working for the BC Lions


Beedie Business student, Ali Najaf shares his extraordinary journey from not knowing anything about the Canadian Football League to working with one of their best teams - The BC Lions.

By: Ali Najaf 79 reads | 0 comments

We Deserve More


We deserve more and so do our Indigenous youth. The justification of our suffering needs to stop.

By: mattpro 427 reads | 0 comments

How Taking a Research Course Can Open Up Your Career Opportunities

Communication, Art and Technology

As we all know, Communication classes can be quite heavy on the theory side, and unfortunately it’s probably never the best idea to whoop out your extensive knowledge of semiotics and Marxism in a job interview. So how do you bridge the gap between academia and industry? 

By: Justine Nadia 418 reads | 0 comments

Would You Like a Cup of Tea? How Asking for Consent Can Look Different Than You Think

Sexual Violence

How do you know if you've got consent? An anonymous SFU student discusses different ways to ensure consent is informed, freely given and actively communicated. 

By: Anonymous 248 reads | 0 comments

Workplace and the Race Against Time

Workplace Success

Master's of Communication student, Sugandha Agarwal shares her tips for time-management and workplace productivity. 

By: Sugandha Agarwal 130 reads | 0 comments

Your Co-op Journey Starts at the End of Your Comfort Zone

Co-operative Education

An incredible co-op term with Goldcorp taught Joselyn Hernandez to be open minded when  searching for co-op opportunities. You never know which organization, industry or position you might end up liking until you try. 

By: Joselyn Hernandez 270 reads | 0 comments

Life of a Design Student: Reflections and Learning

Professional Development

Interactive Arts & Technology student, Fahad Hasany shares how co-op taught him to be confident learning the tools of the trade with the City of Surrey. 

By: Fahad Hasany 552 reads | 0 comments

Get Your Side Hustle On: A Student's Guide to Part-Time Work

Career Exploration

As she puts it, grad student Srijani Datta has been a student for most of her life. To support her love of academia she has worked as a reporter, tutor, translator, transcriber, and content writer. Develop your own side-hustle with her tips. 

By: Srijani Datta 134 reads | 0 comments

It’s Okay to Say “No”


Frankly, I am terrible at saying “no.” Maybe it’s a strong work ethic that has been etched into my existence since I was a child. Maybe it’s not wanting to appear incompetent to the people who could potentially hire me back into a full-time role. Whatever it was, it seemed like my plate was packed to the brim. 

By: Ryan Lee 559 reads | 0 comments

From Small Pond to Big Pond

Communication, Art and Technology

Each semester, thousands of students transfer to SFU from colleges and universities across the Lower Mainland. Communication student Alex Caw reflects on his experience learning to navigate bigger classes and a bigger campus, as well as his advice for prospective students thinking of making the leap.  

By: Alex Caw 349 reads | 0 comments

Staying Optimistic Through the Unexpected


Bouncing back from hurdles and setbacks is an important part of career building. Environmental Science student, Ria Yao shares how she developed resilience and patience in the face of rejection.

By: Ria Yao 163 reads | 0 comments

How to Deal with Being the Smartest One in the Office

Personal Development

“What?!” you must be thinking, “who the heck does she think she is?” Don’t worry – I don’t actually believe I’m the smartest one in my office; far from it in fact. But, it was an inside joke during my time working in SFU’s Career and Volunteer Services that lead me to understand the type of workplace culture that suited me best.

By: Taylor Wagner 1266 reads | 0 comments

Postcards from Hong Kong: Culture and Commerce

Co-op Reflections

Derek Woo traveled to Hong Kong for co-op with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. To keep in touch, he sent postcards home, sharing each leg of his journey as he traversed one of the world's most bustling cities. 


By: OLC Admin 589 reads | 0 comments

Usable Usability: Is Your UX Research Impacting the Product Design Cycle in a Good Way?

Co-operative Education

Are you an aspiring UX Researcher? Fourth-year SIAT student and UX Researcher at Samsung, Alireza Mogharrab, shares key tips for creating effective usability studies. 

By: Alireza Mogharrab 532 reads | 0 comments

Why Doesn’t Canada Have a Disabilities Act?


It is 2018 and Canada has not yet implemented adequate protection and legislation for people with disabilities. When it comes to equality for all, Canada is falling far behind.

By: Jien Hilario 779 reads | 0 comments
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