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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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Student Profile: Robert Lutener. Filmmaker, Musician and Activist.

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A few days before I transitioned from Vancouver to Montreal, I got the opportunity to meet 4th year political science Robert Lutener. On most days, Robert can be spotted at SFU Burnaby campus’ Highland Pub discussing university politics. However, what made me choose Mr. Lutener as an interview subject was the success that his recent documentary Up North: Conversations on the Impacts of Change has generated.

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