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Notes from Ghana: Warming Up

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SFU Co-op student Neil Nunn may be the one grain of rice that can tip the scale toward improving the earth. His determination shines through both of his self-directed work terms: first with Nechako Reforestation in Prince George and most recently working in Ghana with a local community school.

By: Neil Nunn 5019 reads | 0 comments
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Improving the Earth: Part Two

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Neil Nunn, a third year Geography student specializing in environmental studies is passionate about environmental, developmental and social justice issues. In this article, the second of a series, Neil discusses the issue of deforestation and shares his co-op adventures at a community school in Ghana.

By: Neil Nunn 4967 reads | 0 comments
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Improving the Earth: Part Three

Ghana

Neil Nunn, a third year Geography student specializing in environmental studies is passionate about environmental, developmental and social justice issues. In this article, the second of a series, Neil discusses the issue of deforestation and shares his co-op adventures at a community school in Ghana.

By: Neil Nunn 6594 reads | 0 comments
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Improving the Earth: Part Four

Ghana

Neil Nunn, a third year Geography student specializing in environmental studies is passionate about environmental, developmental and social justice issues. In this article, the second of a series, Neil discusses the issue of deforestation and shares his co-op adventures at a community school in Ghana.

By: Neil Nunn 5657 reads | 0 comments
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Improving the Earth: Part Five

Volunteering

Neil Nunn, a third year Geography student specializing in environmental studies is is passionate about environmental, developmental and social justice issues. In this article, the second of a series, Neil discusses the issue of deforestation and shares his co-op adventures at a community school in Ghana.

By: Neil Nunn 4077 reads | 0 comments
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Challenges and Benefits of an Out-of-town Co-op

Co-operative Education

Adam Keizer, an Environmental Science major, was one of the nominees for the 2006 SFU Co-op Student of the year.  In the following article, Adam provides a personal account of his experience on a Co-op term in the rocky tundra of the far north, housed in a camp with only thirty other people.

By: Adam Keizer, 4280 reads | 0 comments
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Ly's International Co-op Story

Co-op

Ly Viet Vu recently completed his undergraduate degree in the field of Computing Science.  Ly shares how his term with Co-op Japan altered his career path, providing him with the confidence to relocate to Viet Nam and establish his own business.

By: Ly Viet Vu 4950 reads | 0 comments
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Under the African Sun Part 1

Volunteering

Darryn DiFrancesco, Communication student from SFU is volunteered in Lenana, Kenya as an HIV/AIDS counselor and educator for the Global Volunteer Network. In this article,  the first in a series, Darryn discusses her first impressions of volunteering in Africa.

By: Darryn DiFrancesco 4288 reads | 0 comments
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Under the African Sun Part 2

Volunteering

Darryn Difrancesco is currently volunteering as an HIV/AIDS counselor and educator with  Global Volunteer Network located in one of many Kenyan slums, in a small community called Lenana, approximately 30 minutes northeast of Nairobi. In this article, Darryn shares her insights to the beauty, the corruption and the desperation of people of Lenana.

By: Darryn Difrancesco 3862 reads | 0 comments
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Under the African Sun Part 3

International

Darryn Difrancesco is currently volunteering as an HIV/AIDS counselor and educator with  Global Volunteer Network located in one of many Kenyan slums, in a small community called Lenana, approximately 30 minutes northeast of Nairobi. In this article, the third of a series, Darryn shares her frustrations of corruption and denial.

By: Darryn Difrancesco 3746 reads | 0 comments
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Sanaz Takes On Germany: Part 1

Co-operative Education

From weekend getaways to the Alps, to challenging engineering work for Daimler, Sanaz Jahanbakhsh had an amazing experience on her international co-op term in Germany. Read on to find out more about the work placement that put her time-management, communication skills and travel savvy to the test.

By: Adam Brayford 7219 reads | 0 comments
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Sanaz Takes on Germany: Part 2

International

On her 6 month international co-op term, based in Sindelfingen, Germany, Sanaz Jahanbakhsh worked on a sophisticated electro-engineering project for Daimler. Find out how her work has contributed to an effort that will save lives on the road.

By: Adam Brayford 8425 reads | 0 comments
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Summer of WIldfires: Called Back from Vacation

Communication, Art and Technology

Interviewing frequently with TV, radio and print news media, seeing the province’s most beautiful locations by plane or helicopter, taking part in a job where the stakes are high and the responsibility is great: Highlights of the BC Forest Service Co-op experience. Check out a day in the life of a Fire Information Officer.

By: Adam Brayford 4081 reads | 0 comments
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Summer of Wildfires: Why You Must Apply

Career Exploration

While life in Kootenays may bear the reputation of being laid back, Co-op student Adam Brayford finds that within the realm of emergency communications, the province's warmer region is abuzz with activity.

By: Adam Brayford 4511 reads | 0 comments
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A Day in the Life of a CRA Taxpayer Services Agent

Co-operative Education

Kristen Ryan worked as a taxpayer services agent for Canada Revenue Agency. Read more about what a typical day looked like during her co-op term.

By: Kristen Ryan 20887 reads | 0 comments
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By the Nile: A Student's Experience in Rural Africa

Co-operative Education

The OLC happily presents the following as Craig Vandermeer’s first interview with the OLC after his return from Uganda Fall Semester 2010.Having finished his undergrad at Carleton University with a degree in Political Science, he is continuing his education here at SFU in the International Studies Master’s program.

By: Stephanie Toronidis 4779 reads | 0 comments
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Moldovan Memories Part 4: My Care Placement in the Village

Kinesiology

Moving from the city into a village in Moldova, Kerri Jang finds herself surrounded by animals and fruit trees as she lives with a host family, while organizing wheelchair basketball and tennis through The Motivatie Association.

By: Kerri Jang 5097 reads | 0 comments
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Sheena Takes On the Mumbai Marketing Scene

International Co-op

In her third year as a Communication major, Sheena Rupani returns home to Mumbai, India and proves that an SFU student has what it takes to compete on the international marketing scene. In a setting where high stakes rely on time management and clear cross-cultural communication, this international co-op celebrity takes self-directed study to the next level.

By: Adam Brayford 6171 reads | 0 comments
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My Summer In Whistler

Tamwood International College

For Laura Lush's fourth Co-op work-term she had the opportunity to work with Tamwood International College in beautiful Whistler, BC. Read about her experience here.

By: Laura Lush 13925 reads | 0 comments
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Working For the Feds: An Interview with CIDA’s Executive Vice President, David Moloney

Co-operative Education

David Moloney, SFU’s Champion from the Federal Government, has described himself as someone who “…can’t decide what he wants to do when he grows up.” In this post, David provides insight into what governments are looking for when they hire. 

By: Emily Ross 1843 reads | 0 comments