SFU Surrey - Central City Student Community Engagement Competition

September 12, 2017

Do you have an innovative idea to engage the Surrey Centre neighborhood?  Join the SFU Surrey-Central City Student Community Engagement Competition!

The SFU Surrey - Central City Student Community Engagement Competition is a collaborative initiative involving Blackwood Partners Management Corp., Central City, the City of Surrey, SFU Public Square and Simon Fraser University's Surrey campus. Awards will be allocated to the students who come up with the most innovative ideas to engage neighborhoods in Surrey Centre, Brentwood, Lougheed, Metrotown and Edmonds. 

There are two sets of awards, one for projects situated in Burnaby, and the other for those in Surrey. Award categories are as follows:


* Blackwood Award: $3000.00 Grand Award 
* Blackwood Award: $2000.00 Engagement Award 
* City of Surrey Award: $2000.00 Engagement Award


* $3000 Grand Award
*2000 Engagement Award

These prizes will be allocated to the students that come up with the most innovative ideas to engage the Surrey Centre neighborhood and are earmarked to assist the winning student/team in the implementation of their idea.

The deadline for idea submission and registration is December 1, 2017. Detailed proposals are due by January 15, 2018. 

Last year's winners:

Media Minds is an after school program for newcomer students in grades 6-9 aimed at developing students’ interpersonal and communication skills through videography. Through a series of 10-week workshops at select schools and community organizations with high immigrant populations, these students will learn real videography skills such as storyboarding, character development, filming and editing. See this page to learn more about other past projects. 



Recent Blog Posts

  • External Award: Counsellor Educators Chapter Dissemination Award for Doctoral Students February 23, 2018
    The Counselling Educators Chapter of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) offers $500 in funding for current or recently graduated doctoral students in counselling, to assist with presenting at the CCPA annual conference. Apply by March 9, 2018.

  • Alumni Profile: Dr. Momčilo Gavrilov February 23, 2018
    Congratulations to Dr. Momčilo Gavrilov, Physics alumni and WAGS-ProQuest Innovation in Technology award winner.

  • Award: KEY Graduate Scholarships February 23, 2018
    KEY (SFU's Big Data Initiative) offers $6500 awards to graduate students in any faculty, to support data-intensive research methods, or pivoting research methods to be more data-driven. Apply by March 12, 2018.

View Posts by Category