LIFE BALANCE

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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 1108 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 691 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 1235 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 948 reads | 0 comments
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Living in Vancouver on a Student Budget

Communication, Art and Technology

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 2050 reads | 0 comments
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Community Cooking Workshops: Why We Love Them So Much

Peer Education

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 2591 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 1911 reads | 0 comments
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Depression in Universities Part I: What Every Student Needs to Know About Having Depression

Diversity & Inclusion

Mental illness can affect anyone. If our society is to help end the stigma, the first step is to gain knowledge on the subject. This blog post connects readers with what it is like to have depression. 

By: Sarah Saghah 2714 reads | 0 comments
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The Key to Building Resilience: Having Courage in Taking Action for Yourself

Health

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 1841 reads | 0 comments
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Defeating Stress by Building Resilience

Life Balance

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 2055 reads | 0 comments
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How to Rock the 9 to 5 Lifestyle

Professional Development

Transitioning from student life to a 9-5 working lifestyle can take a bit time. Luckily, Jamie has a couple tips to help you quickly adjust and help you make the most of it!

By: Jamie Hill 2765 reads | 0 comments
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The Student Life Balancing Act

Personal Development

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 2203 reads | 0 comments
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We Belong to a Caring Institution

Co-operative Education

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 2381 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Paid to Have Fun: The Best and Most Economical Way to Travel

Work Abroad

“Get paid to travel” seems like one of those weird internet scams that you probably shouldn’t click on. But as an au pair abroad, I wasn't paying for accommodation or food, I was meeting other young people, and I was receiving a weekly paycheque!

By: Teghan McDonald 2883 reads | 0 comments
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Is Social Media Bringing you Down?

Mental Health

Keeping up with the pressures of social media can be mentally draining. In this article, I share with you how social media can affect your mental health and tips on how to minimize these effects.

By: Shazia Nanji 3786 reads | 0 comments
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How to Get Organized With Bullet Journaling

Life Balance

Many of us like nice stationary because they give us a sense of productivity. This was true for Melissa as she went into her co-op work term. However, she soon experienced firsthand that the illusion of productivity and actual productivity are, unfortunately, two very different things. 

By: Melissa Nelson 2862 reads | 0 comments
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How to Stay Sane While Balancing Three Jobs

Communication

For many, trying to find the fine balance between work, school, and life can be an everyday challenge. Try taking on three jobs at once! Juvina Silvestre shares her tips on how to stay organized (and sane) while juggling around all your responsibilities.

By: Juvina Silvestre 5654 reads | 0 comments
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Stop Worrying and Start Living: Using Uncertainties to Discover Yourself

Masters of Public Health

Take a deep breath. Look around you. Everyone has uncertainties! However, embracing your uncomfortable and uncertain situation is the first step to discovering yourself.  

By: Richard Han 5392 reads | 0 comments
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Overcoming Cultural Pressures in University: A Personal Journey

Career Services

Being a university student in pursuit of a career is not easy, but when you factor in the pressures you face from your family, culture, and surrounding environment, it can become even tougher. This post tells the story of one student who dealt with overcoming these pressures and discovered something they loved to do.

By: Henna Pahal 6046 reads | 0 comments
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The Student Faces Behind Peer Health Education

Health

The Peer Health Educators, also known as the Health Peers, are an amazing group of students who hold events and workshops to promote various health topics to their peers. I was able to interview a few of the Health Peers to discuss their involvement with the program. Whether you are interested in getting involved or want more information on the types of events held by the Health Peers, keep reading to find out more.

By: Amy (Amandeep) Gill 6163 reads | 0 comments