Volunteering for Special Olympics: An Interview with Al-Rahim Habib


Special Olympics Canada is an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of people with intellectual disabilities through positive sports. Al-Rahim Habib, an SFU student is finishing his B.Sc. in Health Sciences this semester, is currently volunteering for Special Olympics BC, a chapter of Special Olympics Canada.  His goal is to one day become a medical doctor.

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Volunteer Tips: Getting Started & Online Search


Want to find a meaningful volunteer opportunity but don’t know where or how to start? Check out Francisco’s tips on getting started in your volunteer search and online resources to help you find what you’re looking for.

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Share Your Stories and Ideas with the Online Learning Community


Have you ever thought about writing for the OLC? Or maybe you have ideas for topics you're interested in reading about? Either way, we want to hear from you! Check out this article for helpful tips and guidelines for submitting your articles or ideas to the OLC.

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Journalists for Human Rights Comes to SFU


Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) is the largest international media development organization in Canada.  JHR works internationally, concentrating their work in post-conflict African countries such as Liberia, Ghana, and Sierra Leone.  They also operate chapters at universities and high-schools across Canada.

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Thank You from the Online Learning Community


As we wrap up 2008, the OLC would like to extend a special thank you to everyone, and highlight some of our outstanding 2008 Community builders.

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My Co-op Work Term in Gaborone: Part 1 - Dumela (Hello) Botswana

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Health Sciences Co-op student Kaleigh Banister is spending the spring semester in Gabarone on a Co-op work term with the Cancer Association of Botswana. In Part 1 of her series, Kaleigh arrives in Gabarone and begins to adjust to life in the slow lane.

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Shark Truth: On a Mission to Stop the Soup


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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The Way for SFU is a United Way


All of the hype about the United Way on campus these days is hard to miss. From the announcement board on the drive up the hill to the giant thermometer at the entrance to the ASB from B-lot, you would have to be living under a rock not to notice all of the commotion. But what is the United Way and what is the connection to SFU?

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Volunteer Profile: Emmanuel Krebs


While many entered the WIL photo contest, only one emerged victorious in the category of Community Engagement. We chatted with Emmanuel Krebs about his photo “Recess”, taken while volunteering abroad in Rwanda.

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Volunteer Profile: Claudia Li


 Claudia Li could have entered a photo in any of the five categories featured in the WIL photo contest. She has had international experience with an exchange at the Chinese University in Hong Kong.She participated in Co-op through the SFU EDGE program in Scotland. And yet, it was a photo entered in the Community Engagement category that stood out.

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