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Unsettling Reconciliation

Reconciliation

Since the Truth and Reconciliation Committee convened in 2008, reconciliation has been an issue on many minds but what is reconciliation? Here, three community members explore some of the issues and realities behind reconciliation. 

By: Maddi Grier, Heather Jude and Athena Sfikas 2879 reads | 0 comments
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From Recreation to Mentorship: Getting Involved with People with Disabilities

I am Able

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. 

By: Jien Hilario 2519 reads | 0 comments
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How to be an Active Bystander

SVSPO

A few months ago, my mum and I were out late one evening walking our dog. We walked down a dimly lit, quiet street, and saw a shadow in the distance.

By: Harpreet Mander 2347 reads | 0 comments
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Why Co-op Makes a Difference: Instead of Chasing, I’m Being Chased

Odlum Brown

Have you ever wondered if extending gradutation to take part in co-op is really worth it? Find out by checking out Mark's final co-op reflection as he looks back on four co-op terms. 

By: Mark Trendell-Jensen 2583 reads | 0 comments
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The Student Life Balancing Act

Stress

Finding balance in university is surely one of the greatest challenges a student faces. Shanice believes that communication is key to maintaining stress levels and living a balanced life.

By: Shanice Li 2587 reads | 0 comments
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We Belong to a Caring Institution

Science

Have you ever wondered how university contributes to your mental health? In this article, Makshada shares what she learned about SFU's actions to promote mental health and student well-being during her co-op term with SFU Health Promotion 

By: Makshada Kowlessur 2707 reads | 0 comments
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Find your Voice: Insights into Designing your Co-op

Human Resource Management

Every experience provides the opportunity to go above and beyond. Here, Beedie Business student Jared Chiu shares how he seized the opportunity to grow his role, and how you can too. 

By: Jared Chiu 1839 reads | 0 comments
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Feel Like You’re Not Good Enough for Your New Job?

Life Experience

Starting a new job is stressful, and it can be even harder if you feel like you aren’t good enough at your position. Here are some ways Haley learned to overcome feelings of inadequacy in the workplace.

By: Haley Pihowich 5479 reads | 0 comments
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The Perks of Failure

Photography

We are often told to succeed, but what happens when we fail?  In this blog post, Amy shares her personal story of overcoming failure and how it might not be as terrible as it seems.

By: Amy Chui 4443 reads | 0 comments
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Understanding Sexual Violence: A Graduate Student's Perspective

SFU SAAM

Why is understanding sexual violence important as a graduate student? SFU PhD candidate, Aynsley Pescitelli, discusses some of the unique factors that create barriers to disclosure for graduate students. 

By: Aynsley Pescitelli 2231 reads | 0 comments
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What is Thrive Week? Reflections of a Health Peer

Peer Education

Two packs of fruit snacks and other ways to make someone's day - from Jan 22nd to 29th, students explored questions around mental health and actions for thriving during SFU Thrive Week.

By: Javairia Raza 2556 reads | 0 comments
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More Than Just Marketing: Pursuing my Passion at Telus

OLC Blog

Don’t limit yourself and be active in asking to take on projects beyond the job description. Some insights from Christy’s co-op at TELUS.

By: Christy Liu 2526 reads | 0 comments
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Rocking At Work Without Hitting Rock Bottom

OLC Blog

It’s natural to feel overwhelmed in a new workplace. School of Interactive Art and Technology student, Jimmy Phung shares his tips for rocking at work, without hitting rock bottom.

By: Jimmy Phung 2418 reads | 0 comments
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How I Ended Up Working for the BC Lions

Business

Beedie Business student, Ali Najaf shares his extraordinary journey from not knowing anything about the Canadian Football League to working with one of their best teams - The BC Lions.

By: Ali Najaf 1866 reads | 0 comments
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We Deserve More

Work-Study

We deserve more and so do our Indigenous youth. The justification of our suffering needs to stop.

By: mattpro 2916 reads | 0 comments
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Workplace and the Race Against Time

Academic Success

Master's of Communication student, Sugandha Agarwal shares her tips for time-management and workplace productivity. 

By: Sugandha Agarwal 1676 reads | 0 comments
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Your Co-op Journey Starts at the End of Your Comfort Zone

Co-op Reflections

An incredible co-op term with Goldcorp taught Joselyn Hernandez to be open minded when  searching for co-op opportunities. You never know which organization, industry or position you might end up liking until you try. 

By: Joselyn Hernandez 2986 reads | 0 comments
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Life of a Design Student: Reflections and Learning

School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

Interactive Arts & Technology student, Fahad Hasany shares how co-op taught him to be confident learning the tools of the trade with the City of Surrey. 

By: Fahad Hasany 2535 reads | 0 comments
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Get Your Side Hustle On: A Student's Guide to Part-Time Work

Political Science

As she puts it, grad student Srijani Datta has been a student for most of her life. To support her love of academia she has worked as a reporter, tutor, translator, transcriber, and content writer. Develop your own side-hustle with her tips. 

By: Srijani Datta 2295 reads | 0 comments
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From Small Pond to Big Pond

Communication

Each semester, thousands of students transfer to SFU from colleges and universities across the Lower Mainland. Communication student Alex Caw reflects on his experience learning to navigate bigger classes and a bigger campus, as well as his advice for prospective students thinking of making the leap.  

By: Alex Caw 2649 reads | 0 comments
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Staying Optimistic Through the Unexpected

Resilience

Bouncing back from hurdles and setbacks is an important part of career building. Environmental Science student, Ria Yao shares how she developed resilience and patience in the face of rejection.

By: Ria Yao 1705 reads | 0 comments
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Postcards from Hong Kong: Culture and Commerce

Business

Derek Woo traveled to Hong Kong for co-op with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. To keep in touch, he sent postcards home, sharing each leg of his journey as he traversed one of the world's most bustling cities. 

 

By: OLC Admin 4139 reads | 0 comments
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Usable Usability: Is Your UX Research Impacting the Product Design Cycle in a Good Way?

Communication, Art and Technology

Are you an aspiring UX Researcher? Fourth-year SIAT student and UX Researcher at Samsung, Alireza Mogharrab, shares key tips for creating effective usability studies. 

By: Alireza Mogharrab 1977 reads | 0 comments
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Why Doesn’t Canada Have a Disabilities Act?

Community Engagement

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.

By: Jien Hilario 3389 reads | 0 comments
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Conservation, Kayaks and Turtles

Co-op

For her second co-op, Environmental Science student Tegan Gallilee-Lang ventured out to the Greater Vancouver Zoo to assist the Fraser Valley Wetlands Wildlife Project. Read about her adventures on the job and her new animal friends!

By: Tegan Gallilee-Lang 3731 reads | 0 comments
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A Survival Guide to Living in the 1800s

Fort Langley National Historic Site

Surviving in a trading fort in the wild west now known as British Columbia was tough in the 1800s. A time when 9 out of 10 of your meals would have been salmon and potatoes and grocery shopping would mean bringing a musket into the woods. Alexis, shares what she learned about surviving the 1800s. 

By: Alexis Chan 2346 reads | 0 comments
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Four Tips for Dealing with Stress in the Workplace

Mechatronic Systems Engineering [SRY]

It is easy to become stressed in an unfamiliar and fast-pace working environment, no matter which field you are in, but good strategies can help you reduce stress and learn to work more efficiently. Mi Zhou shares her tips from her co-op with OSI Maritime Systems. 

By: Mi Zhou 2750 reads | 0 comments
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Step by Step: Building Job Experience as an International Student

Personal Development

It isn’t always easy to get your first local job as an international student. However, there may be some short-cuts that you didn’t know about. Siyu Liu, a fourth year business student, has  advice for fellow international students on how to build local work experience

By: Siyu Liu 2401 reads | 0 comments
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Organization Spotlight: The Next Billion

STEM

Are you a student with a visible or invisible disability that is interested in STEM fields? Or, an industry professional looking to mentor up and coming talent? If, so read our spotlight on The Next Billion. 

By: OLC Admin 1770 reads | 0 comments
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Working for the CBC, My Favourite Moments, and Some Tips for Aspiring Journalists

Co-operative Education

From a young age, Ashley Fraser loved telling stories.  While studying communications at SFU she began to realise that journalism might be her future career and the CBC Peter Gzwoski internship opportunity was the perfect way to get her start. 

By: Ashley Fraser 3216 reads | 0 comments
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