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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirited: What You Should Know

SFUIndigenous

The Q&A you never knew you needed… but you do. Answering commonly asked questions around the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.  Here is one perspective using Indigenous pedagogy. 

By: Maddi Grier 7753 reads | 0 comments
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The Key to Building Resilience: Having Courage in Taking Action for Yourself

Personal Development

As students, trying to balance our sanity while passing our courses, how can we adapt to this fast changing world? Belle shares her thoughts on ideas presented at Building Your Resilience, part of the SFU Public Square 2018 Community Summit - Brave New Work.

By: Belle Villar 3702 reads | 0 comments
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Defeating Stress by Building Resilience

Life Experience

Student life can be stressful.  Here are tips for building resilience against stress from the SFU Public Square 2018 Community Summit, Brave New Work.

By: Amy Chui 3624 reads | 0 comments
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A Short Guide to Finding your Passion

MENRVA

Veteran co-op student, Mouataz Kaddoura, shares valuable lessons learned from co-op terms with Avigilon, MENRVA, Biomedical Research Lab, and Shield-X Technology. 

By: Mouataz Kaddoura 2813 reads | 0 comments
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Five Things the Average Science Co-op Applicant Doesn’t Know

Co-operative Education

"It’s normal to not hear back from interviewers." Wait, what?! Science student, Richard Hsia has some sage advice to ease your mind and sharpen your competitive edge in your co-op job search. 

By: Richard Hsia 1770 reads | 0 comments
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A Summer with Parks Canada

Co-op Reflections

To be a member of Parks Canada's Toronto Urban Outreach you must first become an expert in the regions incredible national heritage sites. Environmental Science student, Francesca Marquez shares how exploring Canada's heritage sites prepared her to share her knowledge with the public during Canada's 150th anniversary. 

By: Francesca Marquez 2134 reads | 0 comments
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Insights Into Working with a Global Tech Firm

Workplace Success

The tech sector is one of the world's fastest growing industries, making it the perfect place to launch a career. But where does that leave students with non-technical backgrounds? Following a coveted internship with SAP, Beedie student, Kevin Ng, shares his experience of working with a global tech firm. 

By: Kevin Ng 1859 reads | 0 comments
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Making Healthcare Accessible at Porton Health

Professional Development

Working for a start-up provides opportunities to grow as a professional in an innovative environment. Here, Anosha Ashfaq shares how a co-op with Porton Health allowed her to flex her digital marketing skills in an environment where every day counts. 

By: Anosha Ashfaq 2600 reads | 0 comments
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Dress to Impress: Tips for Creating a Budget Friendly Workplace Wardrobe

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The transition from student to working professional isn’t so easy. While this new chapter in your life can be overwhelming, having an impressive wardrobe can do wonders for your confidence and sense of professionalism. 

By: Phoebe Baker 3689 reads | 0 comments
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Saving the Environment - One Co-op at a Time!

Ballad Power Systems

Soroush Jafaryvahed set out to learn something new every day on his co-op with Ballard Power. The experience taught him that just because you are only with a company a short time, as as student, doesn’t mean that you can’t make a lasting impact. 

 

By: Soroush M. Jafaryvahed 1710 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons why you Should Move for that Co-op Position

Work Search

Ever spotted your dream co-op position on MyExperience but found out it was on the other side of the country? Or worse overseas! Srijani Datta, is here to tell you about why you should, in fact, relocate for co-op. 

By: Srijani Datta 3095 reads | 0 comments
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Part 2: The Lowdown on Microplastics

Co-op Reflections

Graduate student, Stephen Chastain spent two co-op terms conducting research into microscopic pollution in our oceans. Here, he shares what he learned about this pressing issue  and its global implications. 

By: Stephen Chastain 2935 reads | 0 comments
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“So, What are You Going to do with Your Arts Degree?”

Arts and Social Sciences

Whether you’re in your first or sixth year, explaining what you intend to do with your degree can be as frustrating as it is… well, frustrating. In this article, Abby Zaporteza sheds light on skills and opportunities, intrinsic to liberal arts. 

By: Abby Zaporteza 3580 reads | 0 comments
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The Possible Benefits of Forgetting Your Co-Worker's Name

ENGAGE

Forgetting a new co-worker's name is a common problem, but admitting it openly is a surprisingly welcomed solution, and it can open the door to positive rapport. Eric Cai writes more from his experience.

By: Eric Cai 3669 reads | 0 comments
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Enhanced Sonograms & Patient Empowerment

Health Sciences

Yasmin Khalili had her career mapped out way before she came to SFU, but the experience of coming to university and enrolling in the co-op program demonstrated that there are hundreds of paths and opporunities one can follow.

By: Yasmin Khalili 4013 reads | 0 comments
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Unsettling Reconciliation

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

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 3830 reads | 0 comments
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From Recreation to Mentorship: Getting Involved with People with Disabilities

Recreation

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 3313 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 3447 reads | 0 comments
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Why Co-op Makes a Difference: Instead of Chasing, I’m Being Chased

Co-op

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 3116 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 3498 reads | 0 comments
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We Belong to a Caring Institution

Co-op Reflections

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 3690 reads | 0 comments
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Find your Voice: Insights into Designing your Co-op

CDRD

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 2741 reads | 0 comments
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Feel Like You’re Not Good Enough for Your New Job?

Workplace Transition

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 7624 reads | 0 comments
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The Perks of Failure

Perks

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 5462 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 2890 reads | 0 comments
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What is Thrive Week? Reflections of a Health Peer

Thrive Week

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 3314 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 3508 reads | 0 comments
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Rocking At Work Without Hitting Rock Bottom

Career Exploration

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 3126 reads | 0 comments
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How I Ended Up Working for the BC Lions

OLC Blog

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 2311 reads | 0 comments
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We Deserve More

Justice for Tina

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

By: mattpro 3793 reads | 0 comments
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