SFU’s Aboriginal Co-op Coordinator: Co-op for Aboriginal Students


Trina Setah is Simon Fraser University's first ever Aboriginal Co-op Coordinator. In the second and final part of this two-part series, Trina talks co-op and employment for Aboriginal students at SFU, the benefits and challenges as well as how to get involved in SFU's reputable co-op program. 

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SFU’s Aboriginal Co-op Coordinator: Meet Trina Setah

First Nations

Meet Trina Setah, Simon Fraser University's first ever Aboriginal Co-op Coordinator! In part one of this two-part series, Trina introduces herself, her backgound and discusses her own personal journey into this role at SFU. She also speaks about the role itself and what she enjoys most about working in the co-op program.  

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Event Recap: SFU Indigenous Day

Government of Canada

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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Indigenous Career Journey Stories: Deborah L. Smith

Personal Development

"The road has been a long one and filled with many stops and starts. I would say never be afraid of having to do things over and over again because failure is not weakness or "bad". It's a way to know how to move forward." 

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Indigenous Literature Series: E. Richard Atleo

OLC Blog

Read about "Tsawalk: A Nuu-chah-nulth Worldview" by E. Richard Atleo

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


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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Come Witness the Annual Indigenous Success Stories Event


SFU First Nations Student Association (FNSA) invites you to come and witness this annual event. Indigenous storytellers will share their journeys of success, expressing the adversity and perseverance faced along the way. Don't miss this chance to engage in the SFU Indigenous community as well as those closely connected to SFU!

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SFU's Indigenous Graduate Entrance Scholarship

Communication, Art and Technology

The Aboriginal Entrance Scholarship is definitely worth all its cracked up to be.

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Why Apply to Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

communication co-op jobs

It is a very exciting time to get involved with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)! Taylor shares her experience working at INAC's Yukon regional office and how she gained valuable skills while learning about Yukon First Nations, government and life in the North. 

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Why Attend the March for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women


The Annual Women's Memorial March is on February 14th. This is why I attend and why you should too. 

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Indigenous Career Journey Stories: Marlana “Kaneratenhawi” Thompson-Baker

Indigenous Career

My professor explained, learn the things you don't know, don't waste your time learning what you already know and don't waste time reinventing the wheel.

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SFU Aboriginal Faculty Members to Increase


The Faculty of Education has just hired the first professor to be recruited under SFU’s Aboriginal Faculty Recruitment Plan.

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Early-Number Learning and Language Revitalization a Dynamite Combination

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

SFU mathematics education professor Nathalie Sinclair has been working with the Ojibwe and Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations to translate her early-numbers mathematics app into their languages.

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Summer Camp Prepares Students for University

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

Anika Robertson says the SFU Aboriginal camp exceeded her expectations and inspired her to aim for university.

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SFU Indigenous Day Shares Culture with Community

Indigenous Event

The Burnaby campus community was treated to the sights, sounds and tastes of Indigenous culture during the second annual SFU Indigenous Day in September.

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First of Traditional Languages Apps Ready for Testing in New Year


Marianne Ignace has an ambitious plan. Within the next five years, she hopes to have developed language-learning apps for speakers and learners of some 12 First Nations languages in B.C. and Yukon.

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Research Chair to Lead Heart Health Research for First Nations Peoples


“I am very excited by the opportunity to focus on prevention of cardiovascular disease and to improve heart health and well-being among First Nations in British Columbia.” Jeffrey Reading

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2015 Graduate Aboriginal Scholarships Awarded to Valerie Bob


At 58, Valerie Bob has had a long career in social services and education after earning a BA in social work and an MA in First Peoples’ education. Now, with the help of a Graduate Aboriginal Scholarship, she’s embarking on a PhD program that combines her interests in native language renewal and ceremonial music.

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MA Student Seeks to Address Métis Mental Health Issues

Indigenous Research Institute

Monique Auger, a proud Métis woman from Vancouver Island, thinks there is. She is using her Graduate Aboriginal Scholarship to pursue a master of science, in the Faculty of Health Sciences, to explore this issue.

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Beedie Hosts Phil Fontaine


“There is a notion that Aboriginal peoples are anti-development, when in fact we are very pro-development – but it must be responsible development,” said Fontaine


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Native Basketball Festival at SFU is Coming May 2016


More than 20 Aboriginal basketball teams from around B.C. and Alberta are expected to turn out for the second Native Basketball Tournament/Festival at SFU’s Burnaby campus on May 20-22, 2016

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Haida Artist Bill Reid’s Black Eagle Canoe Finds New Home at SFU

Loo Taas

Haida artist Bill Reid’s Black Eagle canoe is a symbol of knowledge, community and cultural regeneration, so its installation at SFU’s Burnaby campus is a fitting tribute to the University’s 50th Anniversary.

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SFU/UBC Indigenous Graduate Symposium, “Indigenizing the Academy”

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

More than 120 guests attended the first SFU/UBC Indigenous Graduate Symposium, “Indigenizing the Academy,” at SFU’s downtown campus last March.

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Math Catcher and Its Founder Capture National Attention


Veselin Jungic, founder of SFU’s Math Catcher Program—Mathematics through Aboriginal storytelling—was honoured earlier this year when the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) selected him as a 3M National Teaching Fellow.

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