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Ode to the City of Joy: Getting Comfortable in Kolkata

International

In the third entry of her series, Kali is getting comfortable with the daily routines of living and working in Kolkata, India. Through her research into adolescent health, she developed and delivered workshops for young women on nutrition and exercise.

By: Kali Penney 7514 reads | 0 comments
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Ode to the City of Joy: Learning Indian Lessons

Health Sciences

In the second installment of her series, Kali encounters some of the challenges of an international Co-op term. Find out how her determination led her to an amazing experience with Socio Legal Aid and Research Training Centre in India.

By: Kali Penney 6872 reads | 0 comments
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Ode to the City of Joy: Arrival in Kolkata, India

Social Legal Aid and Research Training Centre (SLARTC)

Kali Penney had three missions when she left on her volunteer co-op to India; to survive living in a developing country for 3 months, to learn about major health issues in Kolkata, India, and to complete work that will have a continuing impact long after she has left the country. In her first article, Kali recounts her arrival in India and introduction to the local culture.

By: Kali Penney 7085 reads | 0 comments
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Make a Difference This Holiday Season

Holiday

There is no better time to think about helping others than during the traditional season of giving. And because many charitable organizations kick into high gear during the holidays, there is no shortage of opportunities to contribute your time and talents. So why not try volunteering this holiday season?

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Vancouver Rape Relief: Challenging Male Violence Against Women and Children

ENGAGE

Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter (VRRWS) operates as an independent women’s group.  This non-profit charity was founded in 1973 and, today, holds an international reputation for its excellent work for.  The VRRWS is dedicated to challenging social attitudes, laws, and institution procedures that encourage male violence against women and children.

By: Kathryn Lim 5331 reads | 0 comments
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Diary of a Volunteer

Volunteer Services

Looking for a volunteer opportunity targeted to your desired skills and interests? Francisco Gallegos shares how he began volunteering in Diary of a Volunteer.

By: Francisco Gallegos 5552 reads | 0 comments
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A World Without Borders

Applied Sciences

Meet some SFU students who are part of Engineers Without Borders, working to bring aid to African countries. Students from all faculties are encouraged to get involved.

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Josh Pablo, Results System Tester for VANOC

Science

Classroom, volunteer and Co-op experience led SFU Alumus Josh Pablo to an exciting and challenging position with VANOC, preparing for the 2010 Olympic Games. Read on for more about Josh’s road to 2010 and for more on volunteering for VANOC.

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Kaili Rand: A Co-op Student's Success Story

Leadership

Upon graduation in June 2008, Kaili Rand had achieved the highest cumulative GPA in her faculty, maintained a balance between her schoolwork and volunteering, and has been accepted into medical school. Did I also mention she’s a Co-op student?

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Volunteering Abroad: A Success Story

Volunteering

Kristin Treleavin's is not an ordinary success story. Having faced difficulty finding a true calling throughout her years in school, Kristin found validation while volunteering at an orphanage in Mozambique. Today, she is Volunteer Coordinator for HOPE, an international organization that 'extends compassion to the neglected poor'. Find out about Kristin and an upcoming workshop that will prepare you for a rewarding volunteering experience.

By: Adam Brayford 5086 reads | 0 comments
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