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Things You Learn Journeying (Close to) the Top of the World

International Co-op

Nowhere are the dire effects of climate change more apparent than in the Arctic. Join Sarah as she recounts her 3-week expedition at the top of the world and the 3 invaluable life lessons learned along the way. 

By: Sarah Gutzmann 5288 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Spotlight: Almira Bardai, the Globetrotting Communicator

Communique

A globetrotting communicator, Almira Bardai is a PR and communications professional with over 17 years of experience in the field working all over the globe from Vancouver to Australia. Read on to learn more about her journey!

By: Pauline Leoncio 12439 reads | 0 comments
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My Journey of Indigeneity (From a Non-Indigenous Perspective)

First Nations Health Authority

In this blog, I take you through my personal life story from immigrating to Canada, working and living in a rural First Nations community, to finding a sense of belonging and a second identity, which has forever changed the way I will view the world.

By: Richard Han 24702 reads | 0 comments
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Invest in the Unexpected: Why You Should Join Co-op and Share Your Story with the OLC

Co-op

Taylor joined SFU’s Aboriginal Co-op Coordinator, Trina Setah, as a Work-Study student to help promote co-op to SFU’s Indigenous community. Read about Taylor’s personal experience with co-op, and why she thinks you should join too.

By: Taylor McKinney 15360 reads | 0 comments
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An Inspiring Co-op Experience

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

There was a point in my degree when I started to question whether I had chosen the right path. Is this the career I want to spend the rest of my life in? Are these the people I want to surround myself with day-in and day-out? Find out how co-op answered these questions.  

By: Ashly Hill 4014 reads | 0 comments
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Finding a Balance Between Work and Life During an International Co-op

Co-op

International Co-op positions provide the opportunity to discover the world while developing professional skills and contacts. But there’s a conundrum: all work and no play or no work and all play?

By: Mallory Wyant 10360 reads | 0 comments
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Making a Difference: My Co-op Experience as a Child Life Specialist

Western Society for Children

Read about how my co-op experience as a Child Life Specialist at Western Society for Children led me to see the ability within disability, and realize that anyone has the power to make a difference!

By: Emily Fukuhara 8675 reads | 0 comments
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Embrace the Unexpected: My Co-op with Fraser Health Authority

Personal Development

There are very few people who get to see the inside of a hospital morgue. This may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for me it was a golden opportunity. Read to find out how my curiosity led me to places I hadn’t imagined and taught me the importance of embracing the unexpected.

By: Sophia Gaba 7952 reads | 0 comments
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An Experience Learning with Kids with Special Needs

Co-op

Saba did her very first co-op work term at the Mediated Learning Academy. In this post, she shares her experiences working with children between the ages of 6 to 9 with special needs and the things she learned with them along the way.  

By: Saba Yassemi 13594 reads | 0 comments
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The Way You See The World: Culture and Communication

intercultural

Communication and interaction are fundamental parts of everyday life and a person’s ability to communicate and interact has a major impact on their well-being, happiness, and success. In this post, Akanksha shares her own experiences at the intersection of culture and communication.

By: Akanksha Thakur 11693 reads | 0 comments
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