Community programs

SFU Surrey community programs bring SFU students and the community together to carry out programming and building relationships.

Community Leaders Igniting Change (CLIC) teaches participants how to navigate complicated challenges they are facing in their community, their organization or company, or in their personal or professional lives.

With no prerequisites but a desire to go further, CLIC provides an open, collaborative environment to build skills such as relationship-building, strategizing, critical thinking, and self-reflection. Guest speakers include content experts, community leaders, and city officials.

Health Change Lab is a once-in-a-degree immersive program that provides students with hands-on learning in tackling challenging social, economic, and environmental issues facing the City of Surrey. Third and fourth-year undergraduate students from across SFU come together to form interdisciplinary teams. Together, they investigate a local social problem, build a sustainable business intervention to respond to it, and pitch their ideas to community influencers – all in just 13 weeks.

Helath Change Lab is hosted by RADIUS, the Beedie School of Business, and SFU's Faculty of Health Sciences in partnership with the City of Surrey.

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SFU Surrey and the Refugee Livelihood Lab works to shift systemic barriers and generate opportunities for thriving livelihoods in Surrey. It is a social innovation lab housed within RADIUS at the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University.