Stories of impact with community

SFU-Community partnershps and initiatives have mobilized with strength, resilience and courage. Explore examples of collaborative action here.

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  • June 08, 2021

    As a coordinator of civic and community engagement with SFU’s Office of Community Engagement, Trisha Dulku works with community partners and SFU students and alumni to bring together knowledge and resources for positive impact primarily in Surrey.

    Stories of Impact, COVID-19, News
  • June 02, 2021

    BYO, a winning project of the SFU Student-Community Engagement Competition aims to help reduce waste by motivating individuals to bring their own mugs (BYO) when visiting their local café.

    Stories of Impact, COVID-19, News, SFU Student-Community Engagement Competition
  • May 14, 2021

    From helping Special Olympic athletes keep fit, to providing a safe and welcoming space for new refugee womxn, the winners of the SFU Student-Community Engagement Competition are realizing their dreams of making a meaningful impact.

    Stories of Impact, COVID-19, News, SFU Student-Community Engagement Competition
  • May 07, 2021

    Meet Tara Flynn, her work has led to some really important outcomes on the ground, and it has helped deepen SFU's ability to work well in partnership.

    Stories of Impact, COVID-19, Burnaby Partnerships, News, Food Security
  • April 29, 2021

    NaloxHome is a youth-run team focusing on providing overdose education and naloxone training to secondary students in the Tri-Cities area (Coquitlam, Port Moody, and Port Coquitlam). Goodison developed the concept for this project when she realized there wasn’t naloxone training available for youth in her community.

    Stories of Impact, COVID-19, SFU Student-Community Engagement Competition
  • April 23, 2021

    The transition from gasoline vehicles to electrical vehicles is a product of exciting technological developments and our society’s efforts to decrease our carbon footprint. However, we don’t yet understand how and why electric vehicles are better for our environment compared to their traditional counterparts.

    Stories of Impact
  • March 03, 2021

    For his quiet and consistent work to build deep and reciprocal relationships between SFU and partners in Vancouver’s urban core – this year’s winner of the 2020 Warren Gill Award for Community Impact is Am Johal.

    Stories of Impact
  • February 22, 2021

    In what may be a first in Canada, SFU has partnered with its student associations to address affordability holistically, working to mitigate non-tuition-related costs and make the university experience more affordable and accessible to all students.

    Stories of Impact, COVID-19, Food Security
  • February 10, 2021

    When SFU Galleries’ three spaces closed in March 2020 in response to COVID–19, staff there reiterated a commitment to gathering artists and publics in ways that engage with social and political environments as historical inheritances, contemporary realities and speculative futures.

    Stories of Impact, COVID-19