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Media Advisory: Inaugural SFU Aboriginal math/English camp closing ceremony

July 30, 2014
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Contact:
Veselin Jungic, 778.822.3340 (cell), vjungic@sfu.ca
Carol Thorbes, PAMR, 778.782.3035, cthorbes@sfu.ca

Photos: http://at.sfu.ca/IBvjVm

The inaugural Simon Fraser University Aboriginal math/English camp was a striking success with all 25 Aboriginal Grades 8 to 11 students enthusiastically participating in all classes and activities.

On July 31 (tomorrow) a closing ceremony will recognize these high school students for their hard work in devoting the month of July to sharpening their math and English skills and discovering a university environment.

Aboriginal students from Burnaby, Surrey, North Vancouver, Coquitlam, Cloverdale and Pitt Meadows received academic instruction in math and English in the morning and participated in afternoon enrichment activities hosted by a range of SFU departments.

Students Dayton Wrazy and Bethani L'Heureux will present their experiences at the ceremony.

What: Closing ceremony of inaugural SFU Aboriginal math/English camp
Where:
 IRMACS Theatre, Applied Sciences Building, Burnaby campus
When:
 Thursday, July 31, 1-2 p.m.

Available for interviews: Students Dayton Wrazy and Bethani L'Heureux; teachers Zaccheus Jackson and Natasa Sirotic, Dr. Veselin Jungic, Mathematics Department associate chair; Dr. Claire Cupples, Faculty of Science dean and William Lindsay, SFU Office of Aboriginal Peoples director.

Zaccheus Jackson: A five-time Vancouver Poetry Slam team member with more than eight years experience coaching high schools locally and nationally under the umbrella organization WordPlay. Jackson’s rapid-fire delivery, gritty street tales, intricate rhyme patterns and social criticism can leave students counting syllables in their sleep.

Simon Fraser University is consistently ranked among Canada's top comprehensive universities and is one of the top 50 universities in the world under 50 years old. With campuses in Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey, B.C., SFU engages actively with the community in its research and teaching, delivers almost 150 programs to more than 30,000 students, and has more than 130,000 alumni in 130 countries.

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