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How to Handle Change: An International Student’s Guide to Navigating SFU

ENGAGE

While going to university in itself is a major change, moving across the globe to study poses indescribable challenges. In a new country whether you are here for a semester or for years to come, I look back on my own experience to offer some resources that will help you navigate your time at SFU. 

By: Yasmim 415 reads | 0 comments
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Reconciliation at INAC: Towards a Renewed Relationship with Indigenous Peoples

Personal Development

As someone who has always been passionately engaged with both political and social issues, a job with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada checked two very important boxes. Little did I know, it would teach me much more than I could have ever expected. 

By: Michelle Raine 787 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Avoid the Long Distance Travel Blues

International Co-op

A long bus or plane ride is associated with awkward social situations, a lack of food options, the weird tiny bathroom in the back, and of course, trying not to become mind-numbingly bored.  I’ve investigated past personal experiences to build a survival guide to avoid the long-distance travel blues.

By: Daniel Frolick 605 reads | 0 comments
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The Art of (Not) Having It All Figured Out

English

Choosing a career is not about selecting an archetype (like ‘lawyer’, or ‘doctor’, or ‘teacher’), but about exploring who you are, what your skill set is, and what type of career will be a good fit for you. In this blog, I talk about letting go of the pressure to have it all figured out, and to instead embrace different ideas and explore different options to find a career that fits. 

By: Claire Wallace 962 reads | 0 comments
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5 Things Learned From Living & Working in Another Country

Life Experience

From the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, I share my experiences and lessons learned from when I lived and worked in the heart of Bavaria, Germany at the adidas Group global headquarters.

By: Gary Li 1006 reads | 0 comments
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Stop Worrying and Start Living: Using Uncertainties to Discover Yourself

Volunteering

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 1464 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Joins National Conversation on International Learning Experiences for Students

CBIE

SFU has joined the Canadian Bureau for International Education’s (CBIE) Learning Beyond Borders (LBB) initiative to inspire more students to take advantage of learning experiences in other countries. Learn more about this initiative and what is means for you! 

By: Justin Wong 545 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Japan: Traversing Cultures

Co-operative Education

After finishing two co-op semesters in Canada, Health Sciences student Samantha Lui wanted to take things farther and ventured off to Japan for eight months as a Research Assistant with the Kao Corporation. Find out how she successfully transitioned into a new environment whilst exploring every part of this exciting country.     

By: Samantha Lui 638 reads | 0 comments
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Overcoming Cultural Pressures in University: A Personal Journey

cultural differences

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 1040 reads | 0 comments
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Defogging the Future: 10 Anxiety-Lowering and Empowering Resources for the “Lost” Student

Life Balance

Almost all of us have experienced those all-encompassing feelings of fear, dread, and confusion that so often go hand-in-hand with moving through life and figuring out what it is you want to do. Thankfully, there are ways to prevent anxiety from taking control. Check out this list of on-campus and online resources to find something that works for you!

By: Teghan Mcdonald 3130 reads | 0 comments
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It’s Part of My DNA: An Interview with Amber Funk Barton

Dance

An interview with the artistic director of a contemporary dance company. Brittany speaks to Amber about her upcoming solo work, past work and background in dance, thoughts on opportunities for emerging dancers, and more!  

By: Brittany Angus 941 reads | 0 comments
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The Vicious Cycle of the Contemporary College Student

Life Experience

You may be stuck in a cycle familiar to many university students. Learn to recognize the signs of this cycle, and make 2017 the year you finally do that thing you said you would. It’s a new year, why not try something new?

By: Kayla Nowlan 977 reads | 0 comments
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The Semester Survival Guide: Six Tips and Tricks to Keep You on Track!

transition

Another new year means another new semester! From buying an old fashioned agenda to letting your employer know your schedule, keep yourself on track with our semester survival guide. 

By: Julia Gabriel 2594 reads | 0 comments
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Comic Guide: 5 Tips to Survive Your First Week of University

Life Experience

New experiences can be scary. The transition from high school to university can be tough, especially when you go from a class of 30 to a class of 200. In this comic strip blog post, Linnea offers her top five tips for kicking first day jitters to the curb. 

By: Linnea Vo 3124 reads | 0 comments
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How to Capitalize on the Capital: My Insight into Ottawa

Co-op

Moving to Ottawa enabled me to grow in new ways, make lasting memories and provide insight into my career and life goals. This article provides steps to make your experience in Ottawa meaningful and will (hopefully) inspire you to make the move. 

By: Melissa Talbot 1094 reads | 0 comments
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An Essential Guide to Healthy Aging - Part 1

Co-op

Getting older is typically associated with a decline in health. That’s not the case for the Super Seniors—individuals 85+ never diagnosed with any major medical concern. Join Monique and Olivia as they travel Greater Vancouver and the Island speaking to some remarkable people for whom age is but a number.  

By: Monique Sekhon & Olivia Aguiar 590 reads | 0 comments
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An Essential Guide to Healthy Aging - Part 2

British Columbia Cancer Agency

Wanna know the secrets of living a long, healthy life? Find out what makes someone a Super Senior in Part 2 of Monique and Olivia’s co-op story as they share what was learned from these amazing individuals and their Essential Guide to Healthy Living, so you too may become a Super Senior!

By: Monique Sekhon & Olivia Aguiar 4185 reads | 0 comments
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Working in the Public Service - 3 Key Realizations

Personal Development

Curious about what it's like working in public service? Joseph breaks down his role as the Web Communications Assistant for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Read on to learn about his experience. 

By: Joseph Hilario 812 reads | 0 comments
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Exploring the Realities of Startup Life

Co-operative Education

When you think of a startup, does the HBO series, Silicon Valley come to mind? While the computers, parked bottoms, and long hours don’t stray too far from the truth, Melissa clears up some misconceptions about the startup life.

By: Melissa Ong 3012 reads | 0 comments
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Working for Your Passions Part II: Arrival and Research in Brazil

Co-operative Education

In part two of my Brazillian co-op story, I arrive in São Paulo feeling overwhelmed. This all changes as I carry out my research, realizing something very powerful about the connection many Brazilians have to the sport of soccer.  

By: Christopher Maringka 488 reads | 0 comments