Volunteering

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Team Work Works: The Story behind the Photo

Photo Contest

Karan Durairajan may be new to SFU, but that didn’t stop him from entering the 2008 WIL Photo Contest under the brand new entry category, Community Engagement. Read the story behind the photo.

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U-Connect with the Richmond Youth and Services Agency

RYSA

RYSA is community and recognized charitable organization that was started in 1974 by a group of committed and passionate young people with the help of a United Way grant. Our organization began with the goal of making sure that community youth received the support, resources and opportunities they needed to succeed and achieve their dreams.

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Increasing Your Chances of Working for the Government

Job

With the stability and the opportunities that a government position provides, it’s not surprising that a lot of students are interested with working for the government. The What Can I Do in Government session gave students an opportunity to network with a panel consisting of alumni, current students and managers who are experienced in working for the public sector. Read on for some insights and tips that the panelists provided!

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Volunteer Profile: Jamal Saad

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My journey into exploring and seeking the right volunteer opportunities for my skills started right out of high school. I used my interest in and strong command of language by becoming a volunteer English as a Second Language (ESL) tutor at a conversation club downtown. 

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Student Profile: Robert Lutener. Filmmaker, Musician and Activist.

Environment

A few days before I transitioned from Vancouver to Montreal, I got the opportunity to meet 4th year political science Robert Lutener. On most days, Robert can be spotted at SFU Burnaby campus’ Highland Pub discussing university politics. However, what made me choose Mr. Lutener as an interview subject was the success that his recent documentary Up North: Conversations on the Impacts of Change has generated.

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Open Media: Engage, Educate, Empower

Company/Organization Spotlight

Open Media is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization working to advance and support an open and innovative communications system in Canada. Their goal is to increase public awareness and educated participation in Canadian media, cultural, and telecommunication policy formation.

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Oh My! What is Symplicity?

Volunteering

At the Volunteer and Civic Opportunity Fairs and Volunteer Services Open House back in September, many students asked me where they could find volunteer opportunities. My answer to them was: "Well, as a starting point, you can go on Symplicity to find some opportunities!" However, most of them never heard of Symplicity or knew that SFU Volunteer Services has this volunteer opportunity posting service available to them...

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Student Profile: Tanya on Her Experience With the Burnaby Art Gallery

ENGAGE

If you’ve visited Symplicity recently, you may have noticed the volunteer opportunity being offered by the Burnaby Art Gallery.  The gallery is looking for docents –   energetic individuals interested in leading school tours of the gallery exhibitions and assisting students with creating art in a warm, supportive environment.  The position certainly caught my eye, and so I’ve asked the gallery if we could profile a former or current volunteer.

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Support Autism Awareness

Company/Organization Spotlight

Did you know that 1 in 165 children will be diagnosed with autism in Canada? This is just one of the many reasons why October is Autism Awareness Month.  It is a way to spread the word and inform people of the effects of autism and help them understand what it actually is.

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A Festival No Longer on the Fringe

Volunteering

When the summer season is concluding and the foliage begins to turn shades of sunset and amber, we know that autumn is near and for many of us the heavy course loads return.  Before we begin to process theoretical principles and hand in poorly written essays, why not enjoy Vancouver’s annual theatrics.  The Vancouver International Fringe Festival, performing from September 9th -19th, is North America’s most internationally participated Fringe Fest and BC’s largest theatrical event. 

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