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 Fall 2019 - Egg briyani

Global Kitchen Summer 2019 - Kimbap

GSC's Treasure Hunt Fall 2019

Global Kitchen Fall 2019 - Nigerian Beans and Dodo 

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...



I am very interested in Health as it relates to culture, particularly mental health. I also enjoy learning new languages. 



I am always passionate and cheerful in learning new cultures and meeting new friends under this inclusive, diverse, and respectful GESC family!



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 am very interested in exploring different cultures and the beauty of diversity and mankind.



I love seeing connection happen when diversity is celebrated.




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 want to meet global students like me so I can learn more about different cultures and develop higher and develop higher respect and appreciation for intercultural diversity. 



I really want to be able to help people from different backgrounds and cultures connect and appreciate each other’s company by learning about and from each other through activities, conversations, discussions. 



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.