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Projects and competitions 2019

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2019 FINALISTS – BURNABY

BURNABY ENGAGEMENT GRAND AWARD WINNER

Empowering the Village to Connect with the Child

A project to connect parents and kids aged 1–5 who belong to a family of newcomers (e.g. SFU students with families and/or refugees). Read more


Team members: Daniel Minoru Higa Reyes (SFU), Giuliana Lira Guzman (SFU), Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP).
BURNABY ENGAGEMENT AWARD WINNER

Bridge2Health

This is a workshop that focuses on the gaps that immigrant youth aged 15–24 experience when accessing sexual health education and services in the Greater Vancouver region. Read more


Team members: Amanda Monteiro (SFU), Bethel Lulie (SFU), Cassandra Parsons (SFU), James Young (SFU), Viseth Long (SFU)
BURNABY ENGAGEMENT AWARD WINNER

Connecting Little Ones at Home to Indigenous Culture

A project to connect the little ones at home (from 0 to 5 years) to First Nations culture. Read more


Team members: Daniel Minoru Higa Reyes (SFU), Giuliana Lira Guzman (SFU), Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP).

2019 FINALISTS – SURREY

SURREY CITY CENTRE GRAND AWARD & BURNABY FESTIVAL OF LEARNING AWARD WINNER

Making HER Future!

“Making HER Future!” is a project to support young girls (middle school-aged) in tech. Read more


Team members: Maryam Zarei (SFU), Naghmi Shireen (SFU), Niloofar Kazemi (SFU), Ahmed Abu Zuraiq (SFU), Talia Ahmad (UBC)
SURREY CITY CENTRE AWARD WINNER

Camp We Empower

A program to help kids in Grades 3–12 learn essential skills to become community leaders and to develop strong sets of skills for coming into adulthood, building a sustainable future and caring about the community. Read more


Team members: Rochelle Prasad (SFU), Niloufer Gill (SFU), Roha Malik (SFU)
SURREY ENGAGEMENT AWARD WINNER

Bridge2Health

This is a workshop that focuses on the gaps that immigrant youth aged 15–24 experience when accessing sexual health education and services in the Greater Vancouver region. Read more


Team members: Amanda Monteiro (SFU), Bethel Lulie (SFU), Cassandra Parsons (SFU), James Young (SFU), Viseth Long (SFU)
SURREY ENGAGEMENT AWARD WINNER

CommuniCreate

CommuniCreate is a program to help newcomer youth improve their English communication ability in order to promote success in their everyday lives as well as in their academic performance. The team wants to teach youth practical life skills through hands-on activities and roleplaying and create a safe and enjoyable experience for newcomer youth to promote engagement, creativity, confidence and connection. Read more


Team members:  Saba Fatemi (SFU), Trisha Dulku (SFU Alumni), Rufaida Pervez (SFU), Eunbee Baik (SFU), Ricky Lalli (SFU Alumni)

2019 FINALISTS – GENERAL

STUDENT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT GRAND AWARD WINNER

The Oral History Crew

A project to create an exhibit highlighting the contributions of lesbians in the women’s movements in the 1970s and 80s as a means to mark both the fiftieth anniversary of the Report of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women (1970) and the fiftieth anniversary of the partial dis-crimination of same-sex acts (1969). Read more


Team members: Kirstie Goodfellow (SFU), Holly French (SFU)
STUDENT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT GRAND AWARD WINNER

Stick With Me (Ecuador)

This project invites women who were born in rural parts of Ecuador and migrated to Quito, the country’s capital city, to participate in workshops to create collective collages depicting different aspects of their lived experiences, with emphasis on their migration histories, health and wellbeing. Read more →


Team member: Belen Febres-Cordero, PhD Candidate in the School of Communication at SFU
STUDENT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AWARD WINNER

True Colours

True Colours, a sticker project, aims to provide a new creative platform for young children in health institutions to freely express themselves and share their journey by designing their own stickers. Read more


Team members: Shemaiah Chiu (SFU), Angelica Valdez (SFU) and Vivian Wong (SFU)
STUDENT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AWARD WINNER

Bridges in Strathcona

A project to implement the KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE), an experiential teaching tool based on participatory education methodologies and employing Indigenous practices to build awareness and understanding of the shared histories of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Read more


Team members: Ashley Kyne (SFU) and Dan Turvill (Cathy O’Connor Morris).

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. 

* Award amounts subject to change