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Making the Most Out of Your University Experience

Balance

Anna Dueck, a student in the School for the Contemporary Arts (SCA) working towards a Major in Dance, talks about the importance of getting involved. 

By: Anna Dueck 2538 reads | 0 comments
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How to Overcome Your Fear of Getting Involved

Personal Development

Is fear coming in your way of getting involved? Don’t stress, since you live in a world with many others who are in the same boat as you! Here are a couple tips that can help you come out of your shell and interact with your community

By: Navdeep Gill 14753 reads | 0 comments
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Reflecting Back On A Degree In Communication

Communication, Art and Technology

Shirin has recently graduated from SFU with a major in Communication and a minor in Publishing. She talks about why communication was the right fit for her and provides advice on how to make the most of your degree as an FCAT student.

By: Shirin Escarcha 4866 reads | 0 comments
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Three Tips for Working from Home

Freelance Work

Richard Ainscough's first co-op semester was different from a lot of the co-op positions students typically apply for. For Richard, his first work term was a self-directed co-op where he worked mainly from home.  

By: Richard Ainscough 7665 reads | 0 comments
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3 Reasons Why Volunteering in University is Good for Your Mental Health

ENGAGE

Discover how volunteering influences your mental health and wellbeing. Learn about the ways your happiness, social relationships and feeling of purpose are affected by engaging in volunteer acts. 

By: Manal Masud 11099 reads | 0 comments
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Five Events to Attend While at SFU

tedxsfu

Have you wondered what else you can get out of a university experience, besides an education? Do you want to get out there and have fun, meet new people and learn new things? These are 5 events you don't want to miss.

By: Martha Espinoza 11750 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons Why It’s Better to Give than to Receive

Volunteering

What sense does it make to add volunteering to your already busy schedule? Can any good come out of that? You might be surprised with what I've found!

By: Bethany Collins 5864 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Ready for Math-related Classes in the New Semester

Life Balance

Many university classes require a lot of math and problem-solving. Eric Cai, an SFU alumni currently working in statistics, shares his top tips on how to excel in these challenging courses.  

By: Eric Cai 6278 reads | 0 comments
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Surviving the Aftershock of the 9-5: 5 Tips to Transition from Student to Professional Life

Co-op Reflections

5 Tips on making the adjustment from the student schedule to that of a budding, young professional

By: Hailey Mathiesen 26577 reads | 0 comments
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Top 5 Tips to Ace Your Final Exams

CSI Blog

Wondering what you can do to ensure that you ace your final exams this year? Read this week’s blog article to find out 5 tips to ace your finals!

By: Nicole Strutt 8793 reads | 0 comments
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Working on a Team: Five Keys to Success

Workplace Success

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 7946 reads | 0 comments
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Life: A Balancing Act

Life Balance

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 7849 reads | 0 comments
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#LetsTalk: Psychologically Healthy Workplaces

Life Balance

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 7633 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips for Staying Healthy Away from Home

Top Tip Lists

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 7295 reads | 0 comments
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Why Does Rejection Hurt So Much?

Personal Development

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 7200 reads | 0 comments
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Are YOU Having Fun? It's Essential!

CSI Blog

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 3923 reads | 0 comments
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Fun Things You Can Do Towards Your Career

Life Balance

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 5340 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 6322 reads | 0 comments
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Mental Health and Wellness

health and counselling

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 7250 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 3901 reads | 0 comments