World Literature Grads Excel at Community and Global Engagement
This spring, three honours students graduated from the World Literature Program at SFU Surrey, leaving the university with fond memories, lasting friendships and an enduring passion for community engagement, both locally and globally.
The first of her family to attend university, Zoe has excelled at SFU and is in Turkey this summer to participate in theInstitute for World Literature (IWL) offered by Harvard. Usually reserved for graduate students and faculty members, the IWL will give Zoe the opportunity to study under seminal scholars and contribute to the ever-evolving discipline of World Literature.
Between all of the activities Sydney has been involved in, it’s a small wonder she found time to complete a bachelor degree at all. Sydney fostered a strong sense of community engagement through various volunteer roles, including:
- President of the World Literature Student Union
- Learning and Writing Peer Educator in the Student Learning Commons
- Tutor for Friends of Simon, working with immigrant and refugee children at inner city schools in Burnaby
While at SFU, Alex has been a passionate advocate for SFU, FASS and World Literature. A consummate relationship builder, Alex has participated in the Simon Fraser Student Society and volunteered regularly at community events. During his university exchange in Japan, he created a blog to share his overseas experience with family, friends and the local community.