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  • March 01, 2024

    March 01, 2024

    October is not just the season of pumpkin spice lattes and cozy sweaters, it’s also Cybersecurity Awareness Month. While CIRA’s 2023 Cybersecurity Survey shows that ransomware attacks and the dangers of AI grab headlines, the emotional and mental safety and wellness of children is another key online safety concern.

  • July 11, 2023

    July 11, 2023

    Hello! My name is Teija, I began my journey with the SFU Surrey - TD CEC as a Program Volunteer with Racing Readers to help grow my experience in Education. Being involved in this program helped increase my love for working with children and opened my eyes to new ways of learning.

  • November 02, 2022

    November 02, 2022

    Hello, my name is Akiko Ohta. I’m a Ph.D. student at the Faculty of Education. Before starting the doctoral program at SFU, I lived, studied, and worked in different parts of the world. I am passionate about making this world where anyone can make their lives following their wishes and desires and working toward becoming whom they want to become.

  • May 30, 2022

    May 30, 2022

    The summer has begun and we are here to share both good news and the sad news... As many of you may know, the programs here at SFU Surrey - TD Community Engagement Centre is filled with talented, passionate and very loving individuals. We are sad to share that Eleanor Wong, who was our Volunteer Engagement Assistant and a recent SFU graduate, has parted ways with SFU Surrey - TD CEC to pursue her path as a teacher. We had the opportunity to share a feature on Eleanor's story and her words of wisdom with volunteering.

  • May 16, 2022

    May 16, 2022

    Raching Readers has always been a highly sought out program to volunteer for. This summer, we're very fortunate to our two Racing Reader Lead Volunteers join us back! Helen, who is one of them and Japnaam, who you will get to know through this blog! Japnaam is a 2nd year student at SFU, majoring in Sociology with a minor in psychology. With the dream of becoming an elementary teacher, she has joined Racing Readers as one of our Lead Volunteers to further solidfy her passion for supporting students.

  • April 20, 2022

    April 20, 2022

    Hi everybody, it is so nice to meet you all! My name is Helen and I am currently completing my undergraduate degree with a Sciology major and Education minor in Counselling and Human Development. Throughout the past couple of years, I have had the amazing opportunities to volunteer and work for community programs that support the growth and development of youth and students.

  • April 11, 2022

    April 11, 2022

    Hello Reader! My name is Anna Markovic, I am a 4th year Psychology Major who is also completing a minor in counselling and human development, as well as a Hellenic Studies Certificate. I always wanted to help people, but I never knew how I would accomplish this because typically, a helper is associated with a doctor or lawyer, and these were two careers I was not interested in.

  • April 04, 2022

    April 04, 2022

    The Muslim Food Bank and Community Services Society is a non-profit organization that provides food assistance, emotional support, case management, personal development and promotes self-sufficiency thanks to donations that come from individuals, organizations, small businesses, and different fundraising events. The food bank offers many volunteer opportunities that are focused in different areas, i.e., consultation, food bank, case management and many more.

  • March 23, 2022

    March 23, 2022

    The hardest part of volunteering is always taking that first step to start. We know that it can be awkward sometimes and one can feel shy. BUT one thing we can happily share is the positive experiences each student has when they complete a volunteer term. There's one to share her experiences with you in case you're hesitant 🤓