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Just Like Bunko: Learning Strengths

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Just like Bunko, I was frustrated with the way things were going in my life. As an undergrad, I spent most of my time in school, group meetings and labs. But with disappointing grades, it appeared that the more I studied, the more likely I was to get a lower mark. My time spent on studying had an inverse relationship with the grade I would receive. I was undoubtedly very disappointed. My problems were not going away.

By: yatli 6659 reads | 0 comments
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Just Like Bunko: Following Guidance

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When I was younger, I did what everybody – parents, teachers, counsellors – told me to do. Like Johnny Bunko, I was trapped into doing something I didn’t want to do. I focused on the wrong courses and exerted my energy on things that did not inspire or motivate me.

By: yatli 10677 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: Career Advice From My Dad - Don't Be a Lawyer

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While my dad and I get along really well, we don't talk a whole lot - besides the fact that we live in different cities, I'm pretty sure we share a dislike of small talk.  I think we share a lot in common actually, and understand each other quite well.  So, despite our infrequent chit chats, my dad's been a big influence on a lot of things in my life, not the least of which being my career development.

By: David Lindskoog 7518 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: Invisible Influences?

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There were a lot of messages that I grew up with, whether it be from my parents, peers, or the all-encompassing influence of the media.  One of the ones that sticks with me most to this day, and I'm not sure where it comes from, has to do with self-sacrifice.

By: David Lindskoog 8694 reads | 0 comments
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I Spent Too Long Deliberating Co-op: Why You Should Hit That Apply Button

Co-op

To Co-op or not? Sasha shares her story of how rewarding it can be to break out of the stereotypical career path and going out of your comfort zone.

By: Sasha Zalyvadna 478 reads | 0 comments
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Understanding Each Other is the Fundamental Approach to Making Friends

Community Engagement

SFU is a multicultural university, and there are a lot of students here with a variety of cultural backgrounds. Learning something new from others can help us get to know the world, broaden our horizons, and breakdown damaging stereotypes.

By: Mengxi (Catherine) Chen 536 reads | 0 comments
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How Creating Space for Indigenous Students Benefits You and Me

Applied Sciences

We must acknowledge autonomy for Indigenous Students in an academic setting, we are not in your classes to teach them, and we are not able to speak on behalf of every Indigenous community.

By: mattpro 406 reads | 0 comments
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My Journey Back to the Drum: My Heart Beat and My Soul

Indigenous Community Stories

When women return to the drum, this is when our nations begin to heal

By: Maddi G 248 reads | 0 comments
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The Key to Building Resilience: Having Courage in Taking Action for Yourself

Life Balance

As students, trying to balance our sanity while passing our courses, how can we adapt to this fast changing world? Belle shares her thoughts on ideas presented at Building Your Resilience, part of the SFU Public Square 2018 Community Summit - Brave New Work.

By: Belle Villar 335 reads | 0 comments
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Defeating Stress by Building Resilience

Resilience

Student life can be stressful.  Here are tips for building resilience against stress from the SFU Public Square 2018 Community Summit, Brave New Work.

By: Amy Chui 454 reads | 0 comments
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