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Past projects and competitions – 2018
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
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
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.