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RISE to the Occasion

International

We highlight the experience of Elena Barbir, Chemical Physics major, in the RISE program which has sent her to Germany. RISE is a dynamic summer program that offers undergraduate students from Canada, USA and the UK in an opportunity to receive work experience in research labs for a period of three months.

By: Tapuwa Ruzvidzo 6798 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! SFU is AWESOME!

Co-operative Education

Christine shares her reflections on working and living in India for five weeks, as part of the Health Sciences Takes India series.

By: Christine 6095 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! The Archana School for Girls

Co-op

Martyna shares an experience at the Loretta School for Girls parent's day event which showcased the girls dedicating a dance to their loved ones.

By: Martyna 10045 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! Introductions!

International

Meet four adventurous SFU Health Sciences Co-op Students who travelled to India in 2010 to work in India at Destiny Reflections.

By: Martyna, Lindsay, Diya, Silvia, Christine 8734 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! Misconceived Perceptions about India

Martyna

When I found out that I was one of four students hired for this internship/volunteer opportunity in India I was ecstatic, so unlike most people I was not modest about it and told everyone.

By: Martyna 9505 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! A little more about Destiny Reflection.....

Series

Destiny Reflection was founded in 2007 by Smarita Sengupta and Becky Bavinger, two friends who shared a common goal of empowering female victims of human trafficking to become self-sufficient through dignified employment. 

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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! The Liminal Moment: Our Arrival to India

Christine

I felt the thick outdoor air oozing into the airport thought the seal between the plane and the ramp. It smelt somewhat sweet. I welcomed the warmth after freezing on the plane.

By: Christine 12439 reads | 0 comments
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Shining Bright With BC Hydro

Communique

Jennifer Maniezzo recalls her supportive and enriching learning environment at BC Hydro. Co-op opportunities at BC Hydro really allow students to spread their wings and get their feet wet in a number of areas.

By: Jennifer Maniezzo 4603 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Students Help Showcase Youth Art

SIAT Co-op

Five students from Simon Fraser University’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology are spending the summer at a Surrey high school, helping turn more than 900 pieces of B.C.’s youth art into a virtual showcase.

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The Journey From Co-op to Career

Co-operative Education

Heather Sanders takes control of her learning with Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The experience I have gained with CIC has been very worthwhile, and has not only provided me with the opportunity to work in government and apply my education in a professional setting.

By: Heather Sanders 2760 reads | 0 comments

Winning entry in the 2009 SFU Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Video Contest, by Michael Ngo

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From the Lecture Hall to the Office

Workplace Transition

Ronil Desai’s eye opening journey through his first co-op position with Teekay Shipping Corp. Attending university involves many deadlines and countless interactions with fellow students and professors, not to mention a constant effort to prepare students to succeed in the workforce......

By: Ronil Desai 2845 reads | 0 comments
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Constructive Consultation

Communication

Denise Le recalls her time spent in Stakeholder Relations at BC Hydro. Working for a company that involves a deep level of knowledge about large-scale electricity projects has enhanced my corporate and technical writing skills.

By: Denise Le 2504 reads | 0 comments
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Leif Stroman's High-Tech Co-op Experience

Applied Sciences

Leif Stroman shares his amazing  high-tech co-op experience, working in Whistler for Recon Instruments. As the only software engineer for Recon's new Transcent goggles, he was able to influence major product decisions from start to finish (which included plenty of mid-air and mountain-top testing!)

By: Chloe Smith 6645 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! Durga Puja 2011

SFU Health Sciences Takes India!

We took the metro to North Kolkata to discover a part of the city we have not visited yet. Without a planned route, we walked south in the diction of home. Approximately every 5 blocks we would find a pandal to vist. One such pandal blew all of us away. 

By: Sylvia, Christine, Lindsay, Martyna 52679 reads | 0 comments
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Road Trips with Treaty 8: Part 1 - A Beginning

Co-op Reflections

Marilyn Brennan shares her experiences and adventures while working on a Co-op term for Treaty and Aboriginal Rights Research Department (TARR) at Fort St. John. In Part 1 - A Beginning, Marilyn reflects the challenges arriving in a new city to begin her Co-op term.

By: Marilyn Brennan 5629 reads | 0 comments
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Road Trips with Treaty 8: Part 2 - Adventures

Arts and Social Sciences

Marilyn Brennan shares her experiences and adventures while working on a Co-op term for Treaty and Aboriginal Rights Research Department (TARR) at Fort St. John. In Part 2 - Adventures, Marilyn shares with us her first work-related road trip to Doig River First Nation.

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Road Trips with Treaty 8: Part 3 - Work Excitement

Co-op

Marilyn Brennan shares her experiences and adventures while working on a Co-op term for Treaty and Aboriginal Rights Research Department (TARR) at Fort St. John. In Part 3 - Work Excitement, Marilyn plans the Aboriginal Day Celebrations and gets firsthand experience dealing with goverment policy.

By: Marilyn Brennan 4353 reads | 0 comments
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Road Trips with Treaty 8: Part 4 - Prince George or Bust

Road Trips with Treaty 8

Marilyn Brennan shares her experiences and adventures while working on a Co-op term for Treaty and Aboriginal Rights Research Department (TARR) at Fort St. John. In Part 4 - Marilyn reflects on her many unique cross-Canada travelling experiences during her Co-op work term.

By: Marilyn Brennan 5058 reads | 0 comments
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Taking a Risk Pays Off Internationally

Humantech

Working internationally can open new career doors, offer opportunities to travel, and even lead to a permanent position - just ask Safia Kassam, SFU Kinesiology Co-op student.

By: Safia Kassam 5282 reads | 0 comments