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Working on a Team: Five Keys to Success

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You’ve got to that new stage in your life as a new employee. But as a new hire, you may feel somewhat out of place on what may be an established team. So, read on to find out five ways to successfully blend in.

By: Abbas Virji 5504 reads | 0 comments
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Life: A Balancing Act

Personal Development

Student life can get very hectic, which is completely understandable. Allowing yourself to have an uneven balance in life though, is something that can negatively affect your health and well being. Read on to find out strategies to make your life balanced again.

By: Abbas Virji 6091 reads | 0 comments
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#LetsTalk: Psychologically Healthy Workplaces

Dave's Diary

Mental health awareness includes the recognition that all people deserve to work in psychologically healthy environments. So what makes a workplace psychologically healthy? Read on to find out.

By: David Lindskoog 6361 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips for Staying Healthy Away from Home

Communication

When I first settled into my new scene in Calgary four months ago, I was excited: I had a place to stay, loved my workplace, found the closest Bernard Callebaut chocolatier and even had my grandma set up on Skype. Everything was great. Four weeks later, I developed Shingles.

By: Heather Jang 5732 reads | 0 comments
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Why Does Rejection Hurt So Much?

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No matter how well you've prepared for it, rejection hurts on a gut-wrenching , tear-jerking scale. Why does it hurt so much? Perhaps more importantly, how can we deal with it? Dave proposes two conceptualizations of rejection, and some tips for dealing with it to go with each.

By: David Lindskoog 5745 reads | 0 comments
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Are YOU Having Fun? It's Essential!

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After that long, endless onslaught of papers, exams and presentations, it’s time for your mind to get some rest. But you might be surprised at just how important it is to have fun. Read on to find out why!

By: Abbas Virji 2837 reads | 0 comments
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Fun Things You Can Do Towards Your Career

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Having fun is important because it gives your brain time to refresh and allow for creative ideas to come into your work. It can also help you expand your network, stay updated within your industry, increase your productivity, develop a professional online presence, and can help you stay organized.  

By: Stephanie Munez 3774 reads | 0 comments
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Tips on Studying Effectively

Personal Development

Finals season is coming up, and so is the daily intake of caffeine by students – you know who we’re talking about. Exam stress is a natural part of life that everyone will face at one point or another, but there are ways to ease the amount of stress - read on to find out more!

By: Abbas Virji 4805 reads | 0 comments
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Mental Health and Wellness

Health

As humans, we will all have times in our life when our mental health is not at its best. Our health can be affected by a life event or brain chemistry that causes our brain to be strained and suffer from mental illness. This blog post intends to provide you with a few tips on how to manage mental illnesses common amongst university students, like stress, anxiety, and depression.

By: Stephanie Munez 5955 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Balancing Work and School

Twitter Tuesday

The final summer Twitter chat on August 27th looked ahead to the Fall semester and asked how you balance work and school.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 2752 reads | 0 comments
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Strike a Balance

Career Exploration

If you are the beginner of yoga, you may find some balancing postures really challenging, such as the tree pose. As for throwing pottery, if your clay is not centered on the wheel when you begin to pull up the piece, it will be off balance.  

By: Jeannie Chong 2787 reads | 0 comments
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Work, Life, Balance: Juggling It All!

Work Life Balance

Have you ever sat and thought about what elements in your life can maintain your sense of sanity or better yet, serenity? Tina provides three tips to help you maintain balance when things get hectic!

By: Tina Ebrahimi 8940 reads | 0 comments
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Travel Your Career

Career Services

Who doesn’t love travelling? Summer is just around the corner and with that comes the time to make our travel plans a reality. Have you ever thought about travelling as a way to boost your career?

By: Jeannie Chong 3525 reads | 0 comments
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Balance

Life Balance

Jeff has some words of inspiration for those trying to find balance between school, work and everything inbetween. Read on to find out how volunteering can help you achieve balance!

By: Jeff Anthony 2193 reads | 0 comments
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Brave-Up on the OLC: 15 Things You Should Keep Doing No Matter What [Part 1]

Life Balance

As we continue our journey through life, we experience a myriad of events, emotions, and people. Some of these we bump into regularly because of their worth. Here are 15 things you should keep doing no matter what.

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Brave-Up on the OLC: 15 Things You Should Keep Doing No Matter What [Part 2]

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As we continue our journey through life, we constantly pick up new skills, knowledge and advice. But some of them we encounter over and over again because of their universal importance. Here is Part 2 of 15 things you should keep doing no matter what.

By: jhyeh 1827 reads | 0 comments
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To Set Better Goals, Ask: Who Do You Want To Be?

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Have a love-hate relationship with goal setting? Join the club! In this article, learn about an alternative approach to personal development, centered around the question, “who do you want to be?”

By: Winnie Kan 3896 reads | 0 comments
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Ball Pit Adventures At Convo Mall

ENGAGE

Get the scoop on what happened at Ball Pit Adventures in Convocation mall a few weeks ago! Engagement Peer, Felice, tells how the event was successful and why you should come out to the next event.

By: Felice Rafael 3136 reads | 0 comments
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Engaged Student of the Week: Shantelle Medel

Engagement Peers

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 2881 reads | 0 comments
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Passion With A "Small p": The Whisky Story

Career Exploration

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 2479 reads | 0 comments