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"The idea behind the project is empowerment. We're aiming (to) empower people to change their own habits in a way that's not onerous, in a way that's fun.”

- Priscilla Lam (Project: BYO), 2020 Grand Award winner

"Naloxone kits save lives. The overdose crisis hits close to home, for everyone in BC. Combining “naloxone” and the Tri-Cities, my “home”, I’ve created NaloxHome. We’re cracking open the conversation not in a way that scares but just in a way that engages them."

- Chloe Goodison (Project: NaloxHome), 2020 Grand Award winner

"SFU’s Office of Community Engagement is so pleased to be able to support the good work that students are doing with their community partners. Each year of this competition brings forth stunning creativity and innovation."

-  Matthew Grant, director of SFU’s Office of Community Engagement
GRAND PRIZE AWARD WINNER 2021-2022

INDIGENOUS TUTORING & MENTORING PROGRAM (ITMP)


The goal of this program is to create meaningful relationships between Indigenous students and their tutors and mentors. These relationships can inspire the students to continually strive for excellence and reach for academic and career goals they may have not previously seen as possible.

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BURNABY FESTIVAL OF LEARNING AWARD WINNER 2021-2022

BURNABY MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL


Burnaby Mountain Festival will take the words of Indigenous land acknowledgement and put them into meaningful action. It is an opportunity to put our words into practice by actively honouring and celebrating the stewards of the land upon which Burnaby campus resides.

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CITY OF SURREY ENGAGEMENT AWARD WINNER 2021-2022

YOUNG MINDS EXPLORING SCIENCE


Given the rapidly growing population in Surrey, we hope to address the barriers that newcomer families and youth may face, whether that be financial, transportation or anything in between, by offering our workshops. The goal when creating Young Minds Exploring Science (YMES) was, and still is, to eliminate barriers that youth face when accessing extracurricular STEM programs. 

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  • March 18, 2022

    March 18, 2022

    From art-based co-creation or engaging with schools, to community advocacy and meaningful acts of Reconciliation and more, the winners of this year’s SFU Student-Community Engagement Competition are putting ideas into action with their community partners.

  • February 02, 2022

    February 02, 2022

    In 2013, SFU students from Enactus SFU began developing an after-school program for newcomer children and youth. That was the beginning of a now seven-year journey to co-create key community programming that has weathered many bumps and challenges. We gathered some of the people still involved with the Media Minds partnership to reflect on the nature of its strengths and resiliency, and to honour its ongoing commitment to community impact.

  • November 09, 2021

    November 09, 2021

    In 2018, the We Are the World project was awarded $3,000 to found a magazine to showcase seniors' stories of resilience. Three years later, we are pleased to share that the project is still moving forward, though with some changes.