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[Indigenous Employer] ICBC

Indigenous Employers

Interested in a career with a company who values your identity and culture?  A company who’s committed to a diverse workforce, while offering unique opportunities and professional growth.  A company who supports and encourages employees from a shared background and culture to help drive understanding, empathy and change.  If so, ICBC may be right for you.

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Work at One of the Big Four Accounting Firms: PwC


Ever wondered what it would be like working for one of the big four accounting firms? Cameron shares his insight into working for PwC and their Audit and Assurance division, including key responsibilities and advice to help you succeed!

By: Cameron Axenty 5135 reads | 0 comments

The Unconventional Job Hunt: Creating Your Own Co-op Opportunities

Co-operative Education

In five years at SFU, engineering physics undergrad Scott Beaupré landed three co-op job positions and four research projects without ever dropping off a résumé. Find out how! 

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My Journey of Indigeneity (From a Non-Indigenous Perspective)

Masters of Public Health

In this blog, I take you through my personal life story from immigrating to Canada, working and living in a rural First Nations community, to finding a sense of belonging and a second identity, which has forever changed the way I will view the world.

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Invest in the Unexpected: Why You Should Join Co-op and Share Your Story with the OLC

Life Experience

Taylor joined SFU’s Aboriginal Co-op Coordinator, Trina Setah, as a Work-Study student to help promote co-op to SFU’s Indigenous community. Read about Taylor’s personal experience with co-op, and why she thinks you should join too.

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Event Recap: SFU Indigenous Day

Event Summaries

The 2nd Annual SFU Indigenous Day at the SFU Burnaby campus was a huge success! Here is a recap of the event.

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The Marathon of the Service Desk: A First Nations Health Authority Co-op Experience

Indigenous Co-op

Do you enjoy working with computers? Do you find the idea of solving puzzles to be exhilarating? Do you want to help people get introduced to the world of computers? If so, perhaps a Service Desk Analyst will be a perfect fit for you. Follow SIAT student, Michael Sandrin, in his first occupational adventure: working as a Service Desk Analyst for the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA). 

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John Howard Society - Hobden House

First Nation Studies

Theresa did her co-op as a residence worker.  She shares about her learning experiences and her future goals.

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Student Success Story: Chris Macklin

Indigenous Journey Stories

I’ve always had a passion for helping people. For the longest time, I wasn’t sure how to apply this passion. 

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Student Success Story: Trina Setah

Indigenous Career

"In all of my years, I worked to be well known, respected and network with many people.  Those networks proved to be worth-while as I worked my way up the ladder.  It pays to make good connections that has strategically helped me out when I needed them." 

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Community Engagement Clarifies Career Choice

Peer Education

Meet Lindsay Wainwright, 32, who has already completed her second year of medical school at UBC even though she is just graduating with her SFU B.Sc. this June. 

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First Nations Student Association: Meet Some of the Board

FNSA Stories

Hear some of the backgrounds and aspirations of the First Nations Student Association board members. A showcase of the diversity within the student led organization here at SFU. 

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The 3-Minute Co-op Competition: Day Two

Applied Sciences

On October 7th and 8th WIL hosted SFU's first Three Minute Co-op Competition. 31 students presented on their Co-op experience, competing for cash prizes. Read a recap of the final 15 presenters.

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Why Volunteer on Campus at SFU?


Lindsay enjoys helping people achieve their goals and this experience has allowed her to follow and achieve her passion of improving services available to Indigenous students and potentially their overall academic success. Learn more about her experiences...

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My Eye-Opening Experience

Co-operative Education

Even before the first month of my one year co-op contract with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) was over, I knew that my co-op experience was going to be different from what I had ever suspected I was getting myself into.

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Indigenous Stories: Mike, SFU Alumni

Treaty 4

"I have no solid plans for the future and I love it...I know that every experience that I have had, every failed plan, was really an excellent mistake that gave me the skills I need to handle any situation that gets thrown my way in the future." 

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