Team of Spring 2020
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
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.
A Music and Dance Soiree Fall 2019
GSC's Treasure Hunt Fall 2019
Global Kitchen Fall 2019 - Egg briyani
Global Kitchen Fall 2019 - Nigerian Beans and Dodo
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
Global Kitchen Spring 2019 - Arepas
Global Kitchen 2018
Global Mix N' Mingle
Around the World in 80 Minutes
Global Talent Night 2018
Created by the Committee:
I am extremely fascinated to see how people behave and interact in a multicultural setting.
I am really interested in motivational speaking about identity and culture.
My interest is to join people from all corners of the globe, with all kind of mother tongues and upbringings in a safe, empowering and inclusive environment.
Being an international student myself, away from home, I see many like myself from all over the world with whom I look forward to interact and work with and learn new things each day!
To me, culture is an area of discorvering new perspectives, exploring different context, and venturing into uncharted outlooks which is, in of itself, quite spectacular, interesting and possibly breathtaking.
I want to explore the beauty of different cultures through listening to stories of people coming from different backgrounds and also share the beauty to others.
Mustafa Al Aff Nafe
I am very passionate about and fascinated by the different cuisines that different cultures bring to the table.
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 very interested in exploring different cultures and the beauty of diversity and mankind.
I am very interested in Health as it relates to culture, particularly mental health. I also enjoy learning new languages.
I want to explore new ways of learning from listening to other people’s stories and experiences.