- Campus services
News and events
Executive Director blog
- Walking Together Towards Inclusion
- Honouring the 215 lives lost
- Moving forward: Next steps for anti-racism dialogues at SFU Surrey
- The Glass Half Full: The Challenges of 2020 & The Promise of 2021
- International Women's Day: Celebrating the Strong Women in My Life
- Why Bell Let's Talk Day matters to me
- Supporting one another and raising awareness on sexual assault
- Season's greetings from Steve Dooley
- The fight against COVID-19: Surrey researchers at their best!
- In case you missed it: Fall 2020 Campus-wide meeting
- Get to know Steve Dooley, Executive Director of SFU's Surrey Campus
- Welcoming Joy Johnson, SFU's 10th President
- Thank You President Petter for 10 Amazing Years
- It’s Long Overdue - Moving The Dial on Racism & Discrimination
- Surrey campus vibe is alive-and-strong during COVID-19
- 2020 Homeless Count in Surrey
- Lift Each Other Up on Pink Shirt Day
- Let's talk about mental health and well-being
- SFU Surrey students changing the world in 2019
- Health-related research and innovation is thriving in Surrey
- World Mental Health Week
- SFU Surrey and Orange Shirt Day
- Welcome to Fall 2019
- Power of Partnerships: Surrey Schools
- New campus building expands SFU Surrey campus
- Pink Shirt Day
- OppFest at the Surrey campus
- Celebrating International Women’s Day at SFU’s Surrey Campus
- Community Perspectives on Living with HIV and where we go From Here
- Executive Director blog
- Contact us
Pink Shirt Day
Each February Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus helps paint the town pink in light of Pink Shirt Day, as the community takes a stand against bullying.
With modest beginnings, Pink Shirt Day began in Nova Scotia when two students distributed pink shirts to their schoolmates in an effort to stand up against the bullying of a classmate who wore pink. It has since transformed into an international movement.
From February 22 - 27, through the partnership of Coast Capital Savings, the campus activated a pink backdrop located on the windows at podium 3 above the Mezzanine, encouraging all students, staff and faculty to show their support for this special day and take a stand against bullying. The backdrop drew many from the campus community who took time out of their days to snap photos and share them online with the hashtag #PinkItForward. For each hashtag #PinkItForward used this month, Coast Capital Savings donated $1 towards CKNW Kids’ Fund Pink Shirt Day.
Many thanks to SFU alumna Rachel Dick and Kassandra Mihaly from Coast Capital Savings who made this activation possible.
In fact, over the course of time, many SFU alumni and faculty have demonstrated their commitment to breaking the cycle of mistreatment and promoting anti-bullying:
- Karen Learmonth – active speaker on Workplace Bullying
- Trevor Knowlton – founder of Stop A Bully
- Professor Hayley Watson – founder of Enso Education (specializing in creating curriculum content for schools about mental health and supporting anti-bullying)
- Professor Jennifer Wong’s research
- Prof.. Wanda Cassidy’s research on cyberbullying
- Catherine Shaffer’s research on violence among youth
Beyond Pink Shirt Day, let’s continue to take a stand, create safe spaces and paint a bully-free zone throughout our community, all year long.