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Peer Ambassadors

The Peer Ambassador program was designed to raise awareness of SFU Public Square and its community engagement activities with students across all three SFU campuses and online, and to organize a student engagement event for our annual Community Summits.

Peer Ambassadors work with the SFU Public Square team and act as student ambassadors, championing the program to other students, and becoming part of the dynamic community engagement network at SFU.

Applications for the 2020-21 Peer Ambassador program are now closed.

How it works

Peer Ambassadors will develop and implement topical and timely student-centred events that align with our Community Summit and engage the student body. This is a chance for students to connect with each other on the issues that matter most.

What do Peer Ambassadors do?

Responsibilities and tasks as a Peer Ambassador may include:

  • Organizing one student-centred community engagement event per semester
  • Marketing events through social media, printed materials, or other creative strategies
  • Creating and presenting project proposals and budgets for your event, which require approval from a supervisor
  • Demonstrating your knowledge of SFU Public Square to students 
  • Being an active and enthusiastic ambassador for SFU Public Square through outreach across all three SFU campuses

Why get involved?

Joining our team as a Peer Ambassador will allow students to:

  • Gain leadership skills by leading and supporting student-led events and initiatives
  • Enhance marketing, promotions, and event planning skills
  • Learn to work with and contribute to a dynamic team
  • Apply your knowledge and skills to a real-life project with resources and support from SFU Public Square
  • Receive performance feedback from your supervisor to support your personal and professional development goals
  • Attend fun social nights with fellow peer educators
  • Meet like-minded individuals who share the same passion for student engagement
  • Attend a professional development workshop
  • Gain interpersonal skills

What is the time commitment?

Peer Ambassadors commit to volunteering for one semester. This role requires approximately 60 to 72 hours. This is the equivalent to 5 hours a week over the duration of the semester. Students are expected to attend regular meetings every week.

Connect with us

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

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