Peer Educators 

The Peer Education 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 student engagement events for our annual Community Summits.

Peer Educators 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.

How it works

Peer Educators 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.

Why get involved?

Joining our team as a Peer Educator 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 Educators 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 Manager at seth_re@sfu.ca.

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Past Peer Educator Events

Join the SFU Public Square Peer Ambassadors for a student-focused event on how to improve the online education experience under COVID-19.

In a digital age of fake news, alternative facts, media echo chambers, confirmation bias, and algorithm-fuelled virality, how can we as students navigate our way around our distorted media landscape? What does it mean now to be informed?