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Updates about the SFU Student-Community Engagement Competition and stories from past and current participants.

  • 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.

  • November 05, 2021

    November 05, 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.

  • October 26, 2021

    October 26, 2021

    Happy Halloween, SFU. While COVID-19 still means that our office can’t give out candy like we usually do, you can still trick-or-treat with us by registering and submitting your idea to the SFU Student-Community Engagement Competition.

  • July 16, 2021

    July 16, 2021

    Aneesa Hashimi, a second year Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) student in the Faculty of Education, has always had a passion for working with children. Therefore, when the Racing Readers program came to Aneesa's attention at the end of April 2020, she naturally jumped at the opportunity.

  • June 02, 2021

    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.

  • May 14, 2021

    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.

  • April 29, 2021

    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).

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What would you  do with $3,000?

Up to $30,000* is available to fund SFU students who want to work with community partners to create meaningful impact.

Maybe you’re working on an existing idea for a class you’re taking, through a student club or another organization, or maybe you just have an amazing idea that keeps you up at night.... Whatever it is, we want to hear from you!

Start the process now by registering today – all you need is your passion and an idea.