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I AM ABLE: From Art to Advocacy, an Insider’s View of Students Living with a Disability

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'Til We Meet Again

Convocation Reflections

Recently graduated, Jien Hilario reflects back on university, career choices, convocation and her blog series I Am Able. 

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#Goals: Lessons from Bo Sanchez

Personal Development

Having a goal allows us to take aim and move forward. Jien, shares lessons in goal-setting from Bo Sanchez's How to Conquer your Goliaths. 

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The Right Versus the Wrong: Career Lessons from Johnny Bunko

Career Exploration

Success does not follow a linear path and neither will your career. Jien, shares some fundamental lessons from "the last career guide you'll ever need."

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Finding Your Calling: With Anisa Mottahed

Vocational Rehabilitation

When searching for your path, sometimes the best tool to help you find your way is to listen to other's stories. Jien, sits down with Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor Anisa Mottahed to learn how she found her calling. 

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Too Legit To Quit (Your Job, That Is)

Series

How do you know if a job posting is legit? After applying to over 100 jobs, Jien has a few tips to help you decode that job posting. 

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From Recreation to Mentorship: Getting Involved with People with Disabilities

Community Engagement

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. 

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Why Doesn’t Canada Have a Disabilities Act?

federal government

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.

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How to Satisfy Your Inner Activist

Volunteering

When people think about social justice, they think of things like protests or hunger strikes, but the options don’t end there.  These volunteer organizations can help you satisfy your inner activist.

 

 

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How Volunteering Can Help You: With Tony Botelho and Albert Fung

Career Exploration

Tony Botelho and Albert Fung of SFU’s Career and Volunteer Services explore the benefits of volunteering for students with and without disabilities.

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I AM ABLE: Bringing Visibility to Disability

I am Able

Communication student and former Career and Volnteer Services staff, Katerina Cookson, sits down with Blogger Jien Hilario to talk about her mental health journey and resources available to SFU students. 

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What’s in a Name? How I Came to Terms With Labelling Myself as a Person With a Disability

inspiration

If you were to see me on campus, you wouldn’t know that I had a disability. I do not use a wheelchair nor do I have a seeing eye dog.  I have an invisible disability.

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Disclosing Disability

ENGAGE

Living with a mental illness or any invisible disability comes with many challenges. One of the most prominent is whether or not one should disclose their status to others. 

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Nondisabled Privilege: What is it?

Advocacy

Privilege shapes our world in both visible and "invisible" ways. Jien discusses the ways in which privilege is granted to the nondisabled, and how acknowledging this privilege is one way we can all help. 

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How Volunteering Helped Me Expand My Career Options

Diversity & Inclusion

Trying new things and volunteering to help your community can open up new options and ideas, some of which can be life changing, and may direct you down a path that you never imagined you would be on. 

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