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Student Profile: Cheryl Tan On Her AIESEC Experience

Student Spotlight

AIESEC (pronounced “eye-sek”) is the largest student-run organization in the world. It offers students the ability to gain leadership skills by promoting its Global Internship Program.  It prides itself as the international platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential.

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S-PEaking Out

Volunteering

Volunteerism takes on many forms. It can range from manual labor, to education and medicine. I personally find writing to be the most fulfilling type of volunteering. Not only do I sharpen my communication skills, I also help in promoting an important cause.

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Get involved with SFPIRG to maintain a just community

Volunteering

On Friday, May 28th, I dropped into the SFPIRG (Simon Fraser Public Interest Group) office to chat with volunteer coordinator Emily Aspinwall about how students can help achieve the group’s goals of social and environmental justice.  The group’s activity- as with everywhere else at SFU- is quieter in the summer.

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Giving Children the Gift of Sight – ORBIS International

Volunteering

On Saturday May 15th 2010, I attended the ORBIS Pull for Sight fundraising event at Vancouver International Airport.  At the event I saw men and women from various backgrounds and organizations come together in support of ORBIS International and the work they are doing to help eliminate preventable blindness in the developing world.

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The Streets Jingled with VSPN

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Saturday, June 26th was a very hot day, the occasion was called ‘Stick it to the Streets’ and was organized by the Vancouver Public Space Network. The group works as a mediator for the protection of public space in Vancouver and to provide opportunities for outdoor civic participation.

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F You Cancer!

Company/Organization Spotlight

If you have ever searched for volunteer opportunities or have become aware that the Vancouver community has an expanding wealth of socially conscious organizations, each promoting their own individual cause. Ideally you want to engage an organization that represents a cause you believe to be socially significant

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Volunteer with MS Society of Canada and help raise awareness!

MS Society of Canada

This event is sponsored by the MS Society of Canada, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with MS as well as raising money for research. MS can be a devastating disease targeting the brain and spinal cord and affecting vision, memory, balance and mobility. Canadians have one of the highest rates of MS in the world, which is why it is important that SFU students know more about this disease.

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Write for Esque 21 and expand your writing portfolio!

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Ever wonder what it would be like to write for an online magazine? Well, look no further. Esque21 is a newly-launched online magazine that is seeking regular contributors as well as random those who would like to feature their articles once in a while.

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Help create a public space for all

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The Vancouver Public Space Network works to fix urban alienation. Formed in 2006, this grassroots organization has evolved from a collective of a few dozen individuals with similar ambitions to over a thousand members.

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Volunteer to help promote sustainability at SFU

Volunteering

As most of you probably know, April 22 was Earth Day.  It was a day to inspire and raise awareness about our planet and all the various environmental issues that we are facing.  While Earth Day only comes once a year, we should do our part for the environment on a more regular basis.

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