SFU Creative Collective is an initiative by Health & Counselling Services and Student Engagement & Retention that aims to explore diverse forms of creative expression for well-being and community building on campus. All the events are free and open to SFU students, faculty and staff.

Fall 2017 Events:


Week of Welcome
Find us at week of welcome for crafts, cookies and selfcare.

Bookstore Party for Residence
Wednesday, September 15th, 2017

Minfulness Monday @ Residence
Monday, September 18th, 2017

Unpacking Art: Lunchtime Talks (SFU Art Collection)
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
Location: SFU Gallery

Terry Fox Run
Wednesday, September 29th, 2017
Time: stay tuned!
Location: stay tuned!


Nature Walk
Thursday, October 12th
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Location: Meet at the entrance of Maggie Benston Centre

Come explore some of the trails around SFU's burnaby campus as you take a break to de-stress. We'll be identifying some of the native plants in the region and collecting some leaves, mosses and plants to press into beautiful pieces of art. Leave your pressings with us for next week's art workshop, or take them home right away and DIY! 

Collaboration with/led by: Kim Mathieu, MPH grad student and Parks Canada Youth Ambassador

Fall Harvest Creative Corner
Thursday, October 19th
12:30pm to 2pm

Location: West Mall Atrium/Lounge (3rd floor of West Mall Centre)

Come by the Creative Collective and craft or colour your favorite spooky pumpkin for our October 19th Fall Harvest Creative Corner. Alternatively, create something unique with the bounty of fall leaves collected on our Nature walk from October 12th. We hope to see you there!

Collaboration with/led by: Yavanna Scott (SER), Jordan Ngo (SER), Kim Mathieu (MPH grad student and Parks Canada Youth Ambassador

Please RSVP: http://websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/292116162


Group Colouring Board
November 15th - 16th, 2017
Time: stay tuned!
Location: stay tuned!

Group Colouring Board
November 22nd - 24th, 2017
Time: stay tuned!
Location: stay tuned!

Group Colouring Board
November 29nd - 30th, 2017
Time: stay tuned!
Location: stay tuned!

Puppy Therapy Art Project
Thursday, November 30th, 2017
Time: stay tuned!
Location: stay tuned!


Winter Card & Ornament Making
Date: stay tuned!
Time: stay tuned!
Location: stay tuned!


Nature Photography Walk (July 2017)

Photos by Liliya Saviroba

Origami Paper Frames (Wednesday, August 16th, 2017)

Lunch & Music Social (Wednesday, August 9th, 2017)



  • Increase connections, inclusivity, diversity, collaboration, and sense of belonging at SFU
  • Provide the opportunity for students, faculty and staff to connect in an informal environment through arts-based skill-building and knowledge sharing
  • Increase a sense of generosity by embedding acts of kindness in everyday activities
  • Invite students, faculty and students to be active contributors to enhancing the physical space and mental well-being of the campus community
  • Apply positive psychology themes in arts-based activities
  • Create awareness of supports, resources, and/or services available at Health & Counselling Services and Student Engagement & Retention, and partnering stakeholders


JOIN US at the various events that we’ll be hosting throughout the summer and fall, starting July 6, 2017.

CONNECT WITH US. We can be reached at hcsinfo@sfu.ca

SHARE YOUR SKILLS. Do you have a skill, knowledge, or passion for arts, crafts, and creativity (ie. Painting, crafting, photography, writing, dance, the list is endless!)? Will you be willing to share this by teaching at or supporting a future event?

SHARE YOUR SUPPLIES. Do you have gently used or new supplies you are willing to donate to support this project? Below you will find a list of items we are currently collecting.

List of donated supplies we are looking for

If you have supplies that you would like to donate, please connect with us at hcsinfo@sfu.ca

  • Magazines
  • Scissors
  • Glue/tape
  • Coloured paper
  • Construction paper
  • Pencils, pens, markers
  • Fabric
  • Rulers
  • Buttons
  • String/thread/yarn
  • Cups/small plastic containers, yoghurt containers are excellent!