Life Balance


Engaged Student of the Week: Shantelle Medel

Life Balance

Learn all about the engaged student of the week; Shantelle! Find out how she engages with SFU and the community by reading on.

By: Felice Rafael 914 reads | 0 comments

Passion With A "Small p": The Whisky Story


What can we take from the "smaller" things that we love? Often, they bring our lives tremendous amounts of meaning. It's important to acknowledge that work isn't the only area of life that we can derive meaning or fulfill our values.

By: David Lindskoog 998 reads | 0 comments

So You Can’t Do It All. That’s Okay.


There are lots of people that will tell you about all the things you should or could be doing, and why doing these things will benefit you. But sometimes you can’t, you really can’t, do it all. And Lauren is here here to tell you that that’s okay too.

By: Lauren Kresowaty 696 reads | 0 comments

Feeling Stuck? Press Reset

Dave's Diary

You're stuck. Maybe it's a dead-end job, or the sense that you're studying the wrong thing, or with the wrong person, or just in a place you didn't want to end up, but don't know how to leave. If only it were as simple as pressing a button and starting over. We can't do that, but here's the next best thing.

By: David Lindskoog 927 reads | 0 comments

Work Smarter, Not Harder – Manage Your Time Effectively

Workplace Success

By managing your time effectively, you will be able to feel like you are on top of things, and be more productive, which will result in job satisfaction and most of all…more time to enjoy life!

By: Mike Wong 1145 reads | 0 comments

Positive Work/Life Balance: Living Well to Learn Well

Life Balance

You may be feeling overworked and it may seem that you just don’t have enough time in your life to do anything, but rest assured, you are not alone. The whole work/life balance is a perception and opinion of one’s own priorities and values. People feel stressed because they find that they do not have time or missed out on a chance to do certain activities.

By: Mike Wong 774 reads | 0 comments

Back Again


Looking for a club to join at SFU this year? Selva has got the details on many of the various clubs available at SFU and what they're all about. Read on to find out why you should get engaged on campus this semester!

By: Selva Bayat 1157 reads | 0 comments

Welcome Back! WIL Fraser's New Years' Resolutions

CSI Blog

Helllloo SFU! It’s WIL Fraser here, and I would like to welcome everyone to the new 2013 year! I had a restful three weeks over the winter holidays, catching up on my readings and learning more about how to perfect that resume. Have a look at my list of New Years’ resolutions…did your resolutions make my list too?

By: Mike Wong 543 reads | 0 comments

Working with Grace: Work Smarter! Ready, Set, Go!

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Having an anxiety attack about upcoming assignments and exams? Need a few useful tips to combat those attacks? Surprisingly, managing your time may be the first step to overcoming the work and stress that are already piling up…

By: gmc2 2504 reads | 0 comments

Managing your Wellness Over the Holidays

Life Balance

Having trouble finding your holiday spirit? You’re not alone. Regardless of the extent of your holiday blues, there are lots of support services and tips/tricks to keep your spirits high leading up to and during the winter break.

By: Health Promotion Team 1726 reads | 0 comments

De-Stress for Success at University

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Stressing over midterms, projects and final exams? Here are 5 easy tips to help you better manage stress and still succeed in your classes.

By: Connie Eng 6413 reads | 0 comments

Eat Well to Excel


We all have busy schedules and finding the “time” to eat well can be part of the challenge. I often hear, “But I don’t have time” or “If I have a chance I will try to grab something.” Despite a busy lifestyle, eating well will help you maintain your energy and your brain power so you can succeed.

By: Rosie Dhaliwal 7678 reads | 0 comments

How To Handle Exam Season


Ever find yourself overburdened with an academic cocktail of exams and assignments to the point where you seriously consider hanging up the hat and dropping out? Read some strategies on coping with the overbearing workloads that crumble down on our heads throughout the semester.

By: Randy Jama 1405 reads | 0 comments

Brave-Up on the OLC: 6 Tips to De-stress Now

Jason's Blog

People today feel more stressed than those in the past. We are always under stress, even if you don't feel it at the moment, so it is incredibly important for you to understand your limits and learn to de-stress. Here are 6 easy tips to help you reduce your stress level!

By: jhyeh 1277 reads | 0 comments

Learning To Say No To Opportunities

Career Peers

Scouring the internet for volunteer opportunities, I realize there are a lot out there. I make a possible schedule, trying to fit in existing commitments with new opportunities. Eventually I come to the conclusion that if I get so much as stuck in traffic my tightrope of a schedule will fall apart. With so much out there, how do you choose? When do you say no?

By: Alix Juillet 1345 reads | 0 comments

The Importance of Study Breaks


Ever wonder if you will be more productive after taking breaks during studying sessions? Read on to find out more...


By: theraywang 4814 reads | 2 comments

Dave’s Diary: Discipline Beats Time Management

Life Balance

I’m from the prairies. I’ve always loved a big, open skyline and an endless horizon. Having moved to the west coast, one of the things I notice frequently is that the coastal mountains do a very effective job of blocking out the horizon and making the sky seem much smaller

By: David Lindskoog 2203 reads | 0 comments

Super Mom's Code: Work Life Balance

CSI Blog

Balancing a career and a family is the biggest challenge that a working mom takes on. How do we balance work and life, that is the question of all working class, and especially a working mom. What are some tips that can be offered for us as we strive to balance work and life?

By: Stephanie Ngo 1470 reads | 0 comments

Don’t Panic: Tips from industry for graduating students


Are you graduating soon and are panicking about job searching in the “real world”? If so, read on to find out what some successful SFU alumni and co-op employers are saying about what grads can do to stand out.

By: Liesl Jurock 1559 reads | 0 comments

Dave's Diary: Work Is...

CSI Blog

SFU Surrey hosted a very successful open house, in recognition of its 10th anniversary as an SFU campus. It was fun evening - lots of prospective students, parents, various members of the community - joined in the celebrations. We had the chance to get some people's thoughts on "work." What did they say?

By: David Lindskoog 1360 reads | 0 comments