What is the Global Engagement Student Committee?

The GESC committee is a dynamic group of students from diverse backgrounds working to facilitate intercultural engagement, and to motivate fellow students to build a more inclusive campus community. This is a student-driven initiative that focuses on building intercultural awareness and understanding across the SFU community.

Committee members are provided with training and professional development opportunities in the areas of leadership and intercultural competency. They also have the opportunity to create events or programming that foster meaningful connections between diverse groups of students across campus. 

Why would students want to be a part of this Committee?

  • Build a stronger understanding of your own cultural perceptions and identities
  • Opportunity to lead and support student events and initiatives
  • Increased learning in areas of intercultural communication and diversity
  • Gain project management teamwork, and networking skills
  • Opportunity to meet and work with other students from different cultures
  • Be a diversity advocate here on campus, and help to communicate and demonstrate the value it offers the SFU community and beyond
  • The committee liaises with SFU clubs and societies, the Global Student Centre, International Services for Students, and other university partners to coordinate global engagement initiatives 

Past Events:

Application Status:

Applications are now CLOSED.

Interested in joining or have questions?


This opportunity is recognized on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR), an official University document that tracks students’ co-curricular involvement at SFU. Learn more about the Co-Curricular Record.

Upcoming Events

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    Check out all the upcoming and ongoing events happening at the GSC!

Global Kitchen Summer 2019 - Kimbap

Global Kitchen Summer 2019 - Chinese Cold Noodles

Global Kitchen Summer 2019 - Tacos   

What's Your Beat? Spring 2019 

Global Kitchen Spring 2019 - Jollof Rice

Global Kitchen Spring 2019 - Vietnamese Spring Rolls

How Global Are You? - Spring 2019

Diwali 2018

Global Kitchen Spring 2019 - Arepas

Language Fest

Global Kitchen 2018

Global Mix N' Mingle

Around the World in 80 Minutes

Global Talent Night 2018

Created by the Committee:

Meet the current committee members...



As a student, I have always been curious about other languages, cultures, and how people with different backgrounds interact with each other.



I am interested in meeting new people from diverse cultural backgrounds and to know more about their language, traditions and values to broaden mi horizon.  



I am looking forward to meet new people with different culture backgrounds, sharing stories and interacting with each other to make our community more inclusive.



I love exploring cultural differences around the world and promoting cultures throughout the campus. Also, I cannot wait to listen to interesting stories from people coming from different backgrounds.



I am interested in the ways in which different cultures come together to form a community in which each individual, comes with their own experiences and background, yet, is wishing to learn that of others. 



I love to develop myself in this community through volunteering, which builds the vision of inclusiveness and cultural awareness. 



I am passionate about meeting new people and learning different cultures around the world in order to broaden my viewpoint to adjust into the global context. 



I am interested in and passionate about learning different cultures and languages because I get to connect with more people and hear their stores. 



Interacting with people from many parts of the world has helped me to become more open-minded and I love that. I enjoy learning about other cultures as well.