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Advice on Adulting your Co-op Term

Communication, Art and Technology

Working a new 9-to-5 can come with a pretty steep learning curve, especially if you hold on to your university-student habits. In his article, Gryfin tells us his tips for adjusting to his co-op placement (and adulthood). 

By: Grifyn McErlean 579 reads | 0 comments
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Overcoming Barriers to Staying Active at Home: Tips and Advice

SFU Health and Counselling Services

When surveyed, students reported that the top four barriers to staying active were poor weather, lack of energy, loneliness, and lack of time. Check out the Health Peer Educators’ blog for some tips on ways to combat these barriers and build a healthy routine. 

By: Aleisha, Anna, Jaskaren and Mariel 370 reads | 0 comments
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Four Leadership Lessons That Are Critical to Your Co-op Success

Co-operative Education

Follow Gabriel on a journey of self-reflection as he shares with us some of the lessons he's learnt while on a Co-op term at Tranction on Demand.

By: Gabriel Lim 482 reads | 0 comments
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10 Ergonomic Tips for Working or Studying at Home

Peer Education

With more people working and studying from home, it is important to make sure our working environment is efficient and safe. Check out the Health Peer Educators’ blog article for some tips about creating a more physically ergonomic-friendly workspace at home. 

By: Aleisha, Anna, Jaskaren and Mariel 778 reads | 0 comments
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Practicing Resilience during the Pandemic

Co-op

Sarah, the only design and marketing coordinator at her workplace, found herself in a tough spot when she had to shift to working from home. Here's what she learned on her journey to becoming resilient and adaptable while transitioning. 

By: Sarah Kim 864 reads | 0 comments
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How to Build a Routine: Choose your Strategy

Top Tip Lists

With more distractions around at home, it can be easy to catch yourself procrastinating or avoiding tasks. Read the Health Peers’ blog to learn strategies on how to build a routine to manage your time and stress better! 

By: Aleisha Fernandes, Emma Juergensen, and Sarah Chae 1579 reads | 0 comments
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How to Get Started on a Routine: Recipe for Wellness

Pandemic

Through creating an efficient routine, you can better accomplish things that need to be done within a shorter amount of time and allow yourself to do activities that you enjoy doing. Read the Health Peers’ blog to learn their recipe on how to build a routine to better manage your stress and wellbeing!

By: Aleisha Fernandes, Emma Juergensen, and Sarah Chae 1396 reads | 0 comments
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An Extrovert’s Guide to Introverts

Life Balance

Being in quarantine has amplified the differences in actions and effort between extroverts and introverts with regards to social connections. Read Connie Jigs’ article about her top tips on how extroverts can support their introverted friends.

By: Connie Jigs 8890 reads | 0 comments
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No More Counting Sheep

Mental Health

Many people struggle to fall asleep. Oftentimes, most of us find ourselves lying in bed, unable to sleep because of thoughts racing through our heads. In this article Elvina shares five ways she clears her mind to ensure that she is going to bed feeling calm.

By: Elvina Prasad 9399 reads | 0 comments
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Leave Work Where It Belongs

Pandemic

It's hard finding a balance between work and life in the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Like many others, Eleanor experienced a shift in her routine, from maintaining a work life balance to that of an unstructured mess.  However, she also knows it's important to take care of your mental health, especially during this time. Read more to find out some tips Eleanor have been using to ensure her professional and personal life stays distinguished.  

By: Eleanor Wong 1284 reads | 0 comments
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How to Keep Yourself Busy, but Not Too Busy

Mental Health

Everyday, you’re bombarded with content from others on social media on ways to be productive during quarantine. The reality is that you don’t have to make the most of a pandemic. Alan provides helpful tips on keeping yourself busy, but not too busy.

By: Alan Bradaric 1043 reads | 0 comments
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4 Things I Learned Working Remotely During a Pandemic

Empathy in the Workplace

On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic. With this news came many unprecedented changes to people’s lives, including their jobs. I worked remotely during this time, and I learned, unlearned, and affirmed some things about working during a crisis.

By: Janani Ravikularam 1829 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience During an Ongoing Pandemic

Health Sciences

This was my second co-op semester and it started off similar to my first, but little did I know that this work term would be completely different. Having already had experience in an office environment, things went smoothly as I picked up my work tasks in stride. The first couple of months on the job flew by compared to what was to come. 

By: Ethan Malcom 1307 reads | 0 comments
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Finding Ways to Keep Active

Life Balance

Here are some tips on how to get some physical activity in while at the Burnaby, Vancouver, or Surrey campus.

By: Jennifer Chou 3289 reads | 0 comments
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Venturing into the Unknown: A Co-op Story in Eastern Canada

Co-op Reflections

Venturing out into adulthood can be a challenging experience. At the same time, it can be very eye-opening. For Emily, completing a co-op term in Toronto was the perfect opportunity for independence and adventure. 

By: Emily Cheung 1881 reads | 0 comments
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How to Use Meditation and Mindfulness to Live Your Best Life

Mental Health

Read about Jennifer's journey as she explores the benefits of meditation and mindfulness, and dispels myths around the time needed to master it.

By: Jennifer Chou 3013 reads | 0 comments
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Your Involvement Matters

Life Balance

Connecting with others is an important part of maintaining your well-being. Get involved with your campus community and explore opportunities at Health & Counselling and SFU.

By: Taisia Lapko 2063 reads | 0 comments
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Living in Vancouver on a Student Budget

Communication

Living on a student budget can be a struggle but coupled with exorbitantly high rent and living costs, it becomes all the more challenging. Sugandha Agarwal shares some tips on how to navigate the city without putting a hole through your wallet:

By: Sugandha Agarwal 4325 reads | 0 comments
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Community Cooking Workshops: Why We Love Them So Much

Life Balance

As a student, food is literally my life. I wish I was joking but food is how I bond with friends, how I cope with exams and what I use to wake myself up in the morning. 

By: Javairia Raza 4134 reads | 0 comments
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Depression in Universities Part II: How You and Your University Can Help

university

Part two of our “Depression in Universities” series brings us to how you and your university can support those who are working to overcome mental illness. Keep on reading to learn how you can help end the stigma with depression. 

By: Sarah Saghah 3689 reads | 0 comments