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Road Trips with Treaty 8: Part 1 - A Beginning

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 1 - A Beginning, Marilyn reflects the challenges arriving in a new city to begin her Co-op term.

By: Marilyn Brennan 5882 reads | 0 comments
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Road Trips with Treaty 8: Part 2 - Adventures

Co-operative Education

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.

By: Marilyn Brennan 3881 reads | 0 comments
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Road Trips with Treaty 8: Part 3 - Work Excitement

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 3 - Work Excitement, Marilyn plans the Aboriginal Day Celebrations and gets firsthand experience dealing with goverment policy.

By: Marilyn Brennan 4589 reads | 0 comments
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Road Trips with Treaty 8: Part 4 - Prince George or Bust

Co-operative Education

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 5354 reads | 0 comments
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Taking a Risk Pays Off Internationally

Work Integrated Learning

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 5485 reads | 0 comments
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Carlie's Adventures in Thailand

Carlie's International Adventures

She has traveled and worked in countries around the world.  Now, follow Carlie as she reflects on her experience teaching English in Thailand and as she begins her work term at CIBT School of Business and Technology in China.

By: Carlie Thauvette 4576 reads | 0 comments
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Try Before You Buy

BC Forest Service

Many are aware of the multitude of benefits Co-operative Education has to offer. However, some fail to consider the less obvious but equally important advantages.  Co-op is a significant means of determining where you belong and where you fit in the world of work.

By: Carolyn Warner 5534 reads | 0 comments
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Carlie's Adventures in China

Carlie's International Adventures

Communication Co-op student Carlie Thauvette arrives in Weifang, China to start her fist week at CIBT. Read more about Carlie's experiences settling in and getting into the swing of things living and working in China.

By: Carlie Thauvette 4933 reads | 0 comments
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Carlie: Working and Playing in China

Co-op Reflections

One of the perks of working internationally is traveling internationally! 
Read more about Communication Co-op student Carlie Thauvette as she and some other Co-op students take a break from their work term at CIBT to travel to some of the cities outside of Weifang, China.

By: Carlie Thauvette 4398 reads | 0 comments
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Notes from Ghana: Warming Up

Work Search

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 5222 reads | 0 comments
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Improving the Earth: Part Two

Improving the Earth

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 5149 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 6800 reads | 0 comments
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Improving the Earth: Part Four

Volunteering

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 5842 reads | 0 comments
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Improving the Earth: Part Five

Series

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 4257 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, 4444 reads | 0 comments
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Ly's International Co-op Story

Co-operative Education

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 5301 reads | 0 comments
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Under the African Sun Part 1

International

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 4495 reads | 0 comments
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Under the African Sun Part 2

International Co-op

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 4059 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 3947 reads | 0 comments
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Sanaz Takes On Germany: Part 1

International Co-op

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 7565 reads | 0 comments