COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

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Paving the Way for Community Engagement

Communication

Engaging with our communities provides opportunities to connect, grow, and give back. Jasleen shares how her co-op with the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue lived up to SFU's reputation as Canada's most engaged university. 

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Your Involvement Matters

Life Balance

Connecting with others is an important part of maintaining your well-being. Get involved with your campus community and explore opportunities at Health & Counselling and SFU.

By: Taisia Lapko 895 reads | 0 comments
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Working for Purpose, Not for Profit

Co-op

Applying for his first co-op placement, Business student, Jeffery Choi wanted a job that would be exciting and challenging, but more than anything, fulfilling. Looking for work with purpose, Jeff spent his first co-op as a Campaign Associate for the United Way of the Lower Mainland.  

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Understanding Each Other is the Fundamental Approach to Making Friends

differences

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 1954 reads | 0 comments
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How Creating Space for Indigenous Students Benefits You and Me

SFU ISC

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.

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My Journey Back to the Drum: My Heart Beat and My Soul

SFU OLC

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

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From Recreation to Mentorship: Getting Involved with People with Disabilities

mentor

Working with people with disabilities can enable you to understand their experiences better. What better way to do so than having fun at the ocean or on the mountains? Here are some ideas for volunteering with those with disabilities. 

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Why Doesn’t Canada Have a Disabilities Act?

Career Exploration

It is 2018 and Canada has not yet implemented adequate protection and legislation for people with disabilities. When it comes to equality for all, Canada is falling far behind.

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How to Satisfy Your Inner Activist

Social Justice

When people think about social justice, they think of things like protests or hunger strikes, but the options don’t end there.  These volunteer organizations can help you satisfy your inner activist.

 

 

By: Jien Hilario 2892 reads | 0 comments
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Don’t Think You Can Be a Role Model? Here Are 4 Things I Learned from Becoming a Volunteer Mentor: an Interview with Alex Hook

Volunteering

Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver reached out to SFU student Alex Hook about his perspective on youth mentorship and the opportunity of being a role model. 

 
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Orange Shirt Day: Remembering the Horrors of Residential Schools

Indigenous

Three SFU students reflect on their experience as volunteers at the City of Surrey's commemoration of Orange Shirt Day.

By: Joyti Gill, Raman Jawanda, and Maha Rashid 3820 reads | 0 comments
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Spring “Camping” in Nepal

Life Experience

On placement with Partnership for Sustainable Development in Kathmandu, Nepal, Health Sciences students Marie Purificacion and Tessa Leyland decided to extend their contribution to a community in need and enrich their learning experience, by raising resources for a Free Health Camp. 

By: Tessa Leyland 3926 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteering during your Non-Profit Co-op is Valuable

Working Students

Working for a non-profit organization may not always be on the radar for co-op students. However, the chance to support diverse communities throughout the Lower Mainland can be an extremely rewarding experience. For Rachael, the chance to volunteer with Union Gospel Mission’s Streetlight program, while working for the organization at the same time, was an opportunity she couldn’t pass up. 

 

By: Rachael Allen 3831 reads | 0 comments
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Finding Purpose Through Volunteering

YWCA

Have you ever thought to yourself, What am I doing with my life? You are not alone.

By: Peggy Chen 24330 reads | 0 comments
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3 Reasons Why Volunteering in University is Good for Your Mental Health

Volunteering

Discover how volunteering influences your mental health and wellbeing. Learn about the ways your happiness, social relationships and feeling of purpose are affected by engaging in volunteer acts. 

By: Manal Masud 13104 reads | 0 comments
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You Mean to Say Working for a Non-Profit Isn’t Glamorous?

Community Engagement

In working with the Surrey Christmas Bureau, Kylene Bugden learned fairly quickly the differences between "grunt work" and "grin work". However, she also learned that in doing all of that hard, not-so-glamorous grunt work, the results are certainly grin-worthy. 

By: Kylene Bugden 7791 reads | 0 comments
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Support KidSafe Project Society in the BMO Vancouver Run4Hope Marathon

Opportunities

I’ve never been a runner, so naturally I thought helping a not-for-profit look for marathon runners would pretty much be impossible. But my friends and I created an SFU team of runners and this experience has been more than rewarding. 

By: Natalie Poon 5121 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer for the Vancouver Rape Relief Society and Women’s Shelter

opportunity

Be an advocate for gender equality, and volunteer with the Vancouver Rape Relief Society and Women's Shelter. They are a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing support to women who may be experiencing sexual or physical abuse. Click through to read more!

By: Loren Catotal 6283 reads | 0 comments
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Accelerating Your Career Through Community Involvement

Get Involved

It may only be the start of the semester, but you’re probably already piled with work. However, there’s no better time to get involved within your community than now, especially with so many volunteer opportunities around with the new year. Find out how being involved can jumpstart your career.

By: Abbas Virji 4775 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Students Gear Up for Community Summit

Community Summit

Building on the success of their first community summit last fall, SFU Public Square began preparations for their second annual summit this summer. To help them Public Square has brought on three SFU Co-operative Education students who are helping shape the summit while lending their energy and expertise to the team.

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