Projects and competitions – 2019

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2019 FINALISTS – BURNABY

BURNABY ENGAGEMENT GRAND AWARD WINNER

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

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

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!” 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

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

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 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

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

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, 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

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).

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