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SFU Surrey – TD Community Engagement Centre

The SFU Surrey – TD Community Engagement Centre facilitates and supports the mobilization of university and community capacity to identify and address key societal issues affecting Surrey’s City Centre and surrounding neighbourhoods. Programs include: CommuniCreate, which helps newcomer and refugee youth in the Lower Mainland learn English; the Bridge Program which provides many programs for newcomer students and families to help children and youth succeed in school and develop social connections; and, Learning Buddies, which offers free literacy and math tutoring to children in grades one through seven.

SFU celebrates 10 years of teacher education in India

A trip to India in 2013 forever changed Daniel Cooper’s teaching philosophy.  

The Burnaby school teacher spent two months in Dharamsala, India as part of the Professional Development Program’s International Teacher Education Module (ITEM) and says engaging with the Tibetan community and exploring its views on education had a tremendous impact on his life and career.  

Cooper returned to SFU in February of 2020 and shared his experience at the ITEM India 10th anniversary celebration.

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Research, Teaching and Learning

International Teacher Education Modules

SFU Faculty of Education's Office of International Education provides advice and support for the faculty's international initiatives, including the International Teacher Education Modules, recruitment and retention of international students, and various partnership and exchange activities.

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SFU’s Centre for Educational Excellence ready to help instructors transition back to campus

From Zoom lectures and modified syllabi, to Canvas discussion groups and online office hours, SFU’s instructors have put immense time and energy into adapting their courses for a virtual environment. As we have moved back to in-person classes, instructors might wonder if the modifications—or some of them—should be incorporated into their regular teaching practices. Learn more about SFU's Centre for Educational Excellence.

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Semester in Climate Futures

SFU's Semester in Dialogue is a one-semester, full-time program designed to inspire students with a sense of civic responsibility and encourage their passion for improving society. Each semester the program offers an original, interdisciplinary experience that bridges the classroom with the community and creates space for students to reflect on what they are doing and why it matters.

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Facts and Figures

  • 203 research publications related to SDG 4, 2017-2021 (source: SciVal)
  • 119 active research projects related to SDG 4 funded between 2016-2020
  • 17 courses relating to SDG 4, representing 1854 students, offered between the 2018/19 and 2020/21 academic years