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Become a Peer Educator

SFU's Peer Education Program is a unique and collaborative opportunity for students to support students and build each other's individual and collective capacity, develop skills, make connections and build community.

As part of SFU Public Square’s Peer Education Program you can connect with fellow students who have similar passions, create space for peers to engage with each other on crucial issues, inspire action, and learn more about the student experience across all three campuses and online.

Who can join the program?

This opportunity is open to all SFU students of all identities and experiences. The Peer Education Program is intended to create space for student voices to be heard, amplified and empowered within the university. This includes those who have historically been left out of conversations and decision-making processes within the institution—for example, people with disabilities, Black, Indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC), and people who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+.

Why become a Peer Educator?

  • Develop leadership and interpersonal skills while collaborating with a dynamic team
  • Learn about the community engagement ecosystem and approaches at SFU
  • Meet like-minded individuals who share a passion for student engagement
  • Enhance your understanding of marketing, promotions and event planning through workshops and training
  • Apply your knowledge and skills to a real-life project with resources and support from the SFU Public Square team
  • Receive performance feedback from your supervisor to support your personal and professional development goals
  • Receive recognition on your co-curricular record, as well as letters of recommendation

What is required?

The role will require a time commitment of approximately 5-10 hours a week for two semesters. Each cohort will meet weekly, in-person at the SFU Public Square office at 312 Main, or online.  

Connect with us!

If you have any additional questions about the program, please contact Seth Erais, Program Manager at seth_re@sfu.ca.

Past and present Peer Educators

2021/2022 Peer Educators

Get to know the 2021/2022 Peer Educators! Kim Regala asks what brought them to the program and what they're passionate about.

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2020/2021 Peer Educators

Meet the 2020/2021 Peer Educators in this interview by Kim Regala.

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2019/2020 Peer Educators

Meet the first cohort of Peer Educators (initially called "peer ambassadors") in this article by the initiator of the program, Kady Wong.

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Peer Educator programming

Zooming In: Education in 2021

The 2020/2021 Peer Educators hosted a student-focused event on how to improve the online education experience under COVID-19 for the Towards Equity Community Summit Series.

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Fake News, Real Talk

For our Confronting the Disinformation Age Community Summit in 2019, our Peer Educators hosted a student-led exhibit showcasing how disinformation impacts us when it comes to everything from politics to pop culture, even down to our personal lives.

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Testimonials

“SFU Public Square is essential to SFU’s goal of strengthening community engagement and bringing the community members together. I became a Peer Ambassador for SFU Public Square because I wanted to be a part of the organization that creates a safe place for dialogue between various community members, with a focus on the values of innovation, collaboration, inclusion and engagement.”

– Haebin Pan, 2020/2021 Peer Educator

"I love the idea of creating a space where people can share information, meet new people and get involved. I am very passionate about creating change, whether it be through ideas of action, for the better or among others who share the same passion."

– Misha Murphy, 2019/2020 Peer Educator