Past projects and competitions – 2018

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2018 FINALISTS 

BURNABY GRAND AWARD WINNER

Filling the Gap

A 24-hour social innovation challenge that brings together students from across a wide variety of disciplines to co-create meaningful projects to tackle food security in Surrey and Burnaby.

Team members: Sumara Stroshein (Health Sciences), Naveed Hassanzadeh (Molecular Biology and Biochemistry), Andrew Sheroubi (Chemical Engineering, UBC)

BURNABY ENGAGEMENT AWARD WINNER

Zero Waste Fest

A half-day festival that aims to bring together regional sustainable businesses and engage the Burnaby community in sustainability and the Zero Waste Movement.

Team members: Amanda Kan (Sustainable Business) and Christina Lei (Business).

SURREY GRAND AWARD WINNER

CoColour

A project to co-create a Surrey-inspired colouring book for refugee children ages 4 through 10, featuring the city’s diversity, showcasing its resources and amenities, and providing helpful information.

Team member: Alanah Lam (Psychology), Adrian Genge (Health Sciences), Chris Samual (SIAT), Renmart Buhay (Biomedical Physiology)

SURREY ENGAGEMENT AWARD WINNER & BURNABY FESTIVAL OF LEARNING AWARD

FEM-in-STEM

A series of full-day, free science workshops for children and families run in partnership with local community organizations to facilitate increased diversity in STEM through engaging and fun exposure to science.

Team members: Payten Smith, Vienna Lam, Cassidy Smith, Tayler Schmidt, Naomi Zakimi, all from the School of Criminology.

2018 FINALISTS - NEWCOMER AND REFUGEE ENGAGEMENT

NEWCOMER & REFUGEE ENGAGEMENT GRAND AWARD

Dreams of Humanity

Using photography to tell the diverse, intersectional stories of ten self-identified refugees living in Vancouver. Ayan Ismail, an SFU student in the International Studies program, positions the project to go beyond the sympathetic and disempowering mainstream media narratives that paint refugees as people needing to be saved.

NEWCOMER & REFUGEE ENGAGEMENT AWARD

Bridging the Gap

A project to bring together second-generation immigrant youth, family members and community stakeholders in a series of dialogues about unique stressors, mental health and wellbeing.

Team members: Benta Cheng (BSc), Hussein ElHageHassan, Katrina Jang, Stephanie Lam, Janani Ravikularam, all from Health Sciences at SFU.