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Safety Starts With an S But Begins With U

I am currently working in ALS Global as a lab assistant. I have been working with them for almost 8 months and they have taught me how to be cautious in every environment you are working in, especially working inside a lab.

Importance of Company Culture When Working From Home
Why is Company Culture Important?

Working at Copperleaf Technologies as a co-op has been a transformative experience that deepened my understanding of the importance of a great wo

Journey of Insight: A Year in Healthcare Administration and Laser Therapy

This month marks my one-year milestone as a clinical office assistant and cold laser therapist at DesLauriers Chiropractic Group in White Rock.

Multilingual SFU: Harshit Shetty Speaking Tulu

Part of the Multilingual SFU 2023 Series initially published on YouTube by the SFU Centre for Educational Excellence.

Multilingual SFU: Ify Ibeto Speaking Igbo

Part of the Multilingual SFU 2023 Series initially published on YouTube by the SFU Centre for Educational Excellence.

Multilingual SFU: Samuel Ofoe Speaking Adangbe


Part of the Multilingual SFU 2023 Series initially published on YouTube by the SFU Centre for Educational Excellence.

My Lab Adventure as a HSCI Co-op Student
My Co-op Journey

I am a fourth-year student at Simon Fraser University (SFU) studying health science.

A Dream Turned Reality: My Scotland Odyssey Thus Far

When COVID hit back in 2019 I was attending Langara College and preparing to go to Italy for a field school. I was heartbroken when the trip had to be canceled and I moved forward with my graduation before the trip could be replanned.

My Amazing Time at First Nation's Health Authority

My work term with the First Nation's Health Authority's (FNHA’s) Urban and Away from Home team was amazing!

A Dream Into Reality

I have always wanted to go on an exchange ever since my friends back in high school were participating in them.

Indigenous Studies Alumnus Alyssa Zandvliet Gains New Perspective on Sustainability

“I chose not to do one thing with my degree, I did a lot with it,” says Alyssa Zandvliet (BA, 2023) of her decision to major in Indigenous Studies at Simon Fraser University (SFU). 

Connecting With Her Identity Inspires Indigenous Studies Alumnus Paige Desjarlais to Help Her Community

For Paige Desjarlais (BA, 2023), enrolling in Indigenous Studies at Simon Fraser University (SFU) provided meaningful opportunities to understand her values and identity as an Ind

Science Co-op Alumni: Karishma Harpalani
Where did you complete your work terms and where are you working now?

My first co-op term was an 8-month tenure at PBR Laboratories located in Edmonton.

Science Co-op Alumni: Dasha Iskakova
Where did you complete your work terms and where are you working now?

I did my first co-op term at Culex Environmental as a lab technician doing mosquito identification, my second and third co-op ter

Science Co-op Alumni: Kiera Warren
Where did you complete your work terms and where are you working now?

I did a one year co-op at Amgen BC and an 8 month international co-op at Kao Corporation through the Canada-Japan Co-op Program.

In the Heart of Africa: My Arusha Field School Odyssey

In October 2023, I embarked on a life-changing journey to Arusha, Tanzania, participating in a month-long field school focused on climate change and community resilience.

I Finally Took That Step

We’ve all been there. An idea crosses your mind. Perhaps it was a movie that provoked the idea, or a conversation, or a picture you saw on social media.

Burnaby Mountain Memories

Living on Burnaby Mountain at Simon Fraser University was like stepping into a whole new world, especially coming from the busy streets of Mumbai. The mountain became my home for most of my time at SFU, and it was quite a different experience.

A Dream Come True
Pre Departure

Prior to the trip, our class partook in a pre-departure informative session at SFU Surrey, which was very useful.

I'm Not Fearless, I'm Brave
What's one thing you've learned about yourself since starting at SFU?

I've come to realize that I'm not fearless; I'm brave.

Transformative Insights: A Journey Within Healthcare Administration at PHSA

Completing my third co-op experience at the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) has been an incredibly transformative and insightful experience.

Take the Leap: My Adventures in Sweden at Uppsala University

Choosing to study abroad during my time at SFU has been one of the best decisions I've ever made.

My First Co-Op Journey at Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurships

Follow Linnie, a Marketing & Event Project Assistant at Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship, on a day at work. Discover her daily tasks, how she prepares for major events, and what she 

How Teck Resources Helped Me Shape My Project Management Skills

In my role as a Campus Talent Acquisition Co-op at Teck Resources, I've gained a wealth of experience in supporting the development and engagement of fellow co-op students and interns within the organization.

Making the Most of My Co-op: Beyond the Work Tasks

I am currently completing my co-op term as a Purchasing Administrator with Microserve.

My Journey as a Talent Attraction Coordinator Co-op Student
What did you do during your work term?

Working as a talent attraction coordinator co-op student, my main role revolves around using our social media to market our brand.

What's It Like Being a Communication & Marketing Assistant at SFU

The communications assistant role encompasses a wide variety of tasks. My daily duties consist of approving and reviewing content that will go up on campus screens, as well as featuring content on our website.

Navigating Salesforce: My Journey as a Junior Business Analyst

During my role as Junior Business Analyst at SFU Executive Education, I was responsible for supporting Salesforce implementation projects and digital transformation initiatives for the team.

Learning the Range of Roles as a Human Resources Professional

I secured my first co-op for the Spring 2023 semester as a Human Resources Administrator at Heritage Office Furnishings.

Science Co-op Alumni: Zubia Mansoor

I am a Senior Machine Learning Scientist at lululemon where I develop and deploy AI solutions to a variety of cross-functional partners ranging from fashion designers, email & web marketing, guest innovation, inventory planners,

Science Co-op Alumni: Catherine Chang
Where did you complete your work terms and where are you working now?

I had two co-op positions while I was enrolled in the coop program, each position lasting 8 months.

Science Co-op Alumni: Zhang Yan
Where did you complete your work terms and where are you working now?

During my degree, I completed five co-op terms.

Tips for Landing the Ideal Co-op Opportunity

Join Carmen in her vlog as she steps out of her comfort zone by applying for a Co-op job unrelated to her major. Carmen not only shares her experience but also provides valuable tips for landing a fantastic Co-op position.

A Totally Awesome Experience

I've had a genuinely amazing experience working at Total Therapy as a Medical Office Assistant. I've learned so much about healthcare administration, patient advocacy, and how a private clinic functions.

Mastering Productivity While Working in an Accounting Firm

Lohn Caulder LLP is a firm of Chartered Professional Accountants that provide high-quality advice and service regarding financials and tax.

Venturing Into the Unknown

As a Clinical Research Assistant at Royal Columbian Hospital, there are many discoveries I have uncovered about this profession and myself.

Courses to Clinic: An 8-month Experience to Remember

As a third-year student completing my first and second co-op term, I am grateful to have been offered a position on the team at Metrotown Family Chiropractic and Massage.

Take the Journey: My Experience as a Pharmacy Assistant

As an undergraduate student in Health Sciences, I have spent my post-secondary journey wondering what career I wanted to achieve.

Lausanne: A Culturally Diverse City on the Shores of Lac Léman

Studying abroad in Lausanne, a beautiful city located in the Lac Léman region of Switzerland, has proven to be an incredible opportunity for my personal, academic, and professional growth.

From Classroom to Clinic: Gaining Practical Experience in Kinesiology

After having completed my first co-op in research, it was refreshing to start gaining work experience in a clinical setting.

Berlin Bound: Discovering who I am Abroad

Berlin has been life changing, and this experience abroad in Germany has been one of the best adventures of my life to date. This summer I had the opportunity to attend The Berlin Field School through SFU’s School for Contemporary Arts.

Growth through Versatility

Over the past 8-months, I have become a more versatile and well-rounded individual. I have been responsible for multiple administrative tasks such as depositing cheques, creating invoices and responding to emails and phone calls.

My HR Career Journey

After graduating from my SFU undergraduate degree with a major in Communications back in October 2017, I was lost. I did not have a clear understanding of what I wanted to do with my degree, but as a single mother, I knew I had to do something.

Co-op Day in the Life: Microserve

Come with me on a day in my life working as a Marketing & Events co-op student at Microserve!

Why Berlin Offers a Dynamic and Rich Learning Environment

Berlin offers one of the best educational experiences out there! It has been a privilege to study and create in such a dynamic city! 

Science Co-op Alumni: Alex Hui
Where did you complete your work terms and where are you working now? 

I completed a total of 3 work terms during my time in the co-op program. 

Romanticism to Resilience: My Field School Experience from Rome to Riga

On the first day of the NATO Field School, I was ready to go home. 

The Best Experiences Come From The Ones That Scare Us The Most

Stepping outside your comfort zone is never easy, but the growth you gain from it is irreplaceable.

Never Let A Lack Of Experience Deter You

Nothing is scarier than your first day on the job in a field where you have no experience at all. At least that’s what I thought, before I started my first day at Hodgson Orthopedic Group.

Working as a Child and Youth Programmer

Working at Little Mountain Neighbourhood House as a child and youth programmer has been an amazing experience so far.

Science Co-op Alumni: Shannon Decker
Where did you complete your work terms and where are you working now?  

I completed four 4-month work terms at three companies: 

Science Co-op Alumni: Mike Joyce
Where did you complete your work terms and where are you working now?  

I did my first co-op at Angiotech Pharmaceuticals as an Analytical Chemist.

Science Co-op Alumni: Matthew Garayt
Where did you complete your work terms and where are you working now? 

I completed three work terms, the first was at BC Children's Hospital in the Respiratory Clinic working on new methods to diagnose asthma in yo

Science Co-op Alumni: Brendan Engle 
Where did you complete your work terms and where are you working now?  

I completed two co-op terms during my time at Simon Fraser, both in the insurance industry.

Curiosity Fuels Confidence

It is known throughout SFU Work Integrated Learning (WIL) that the Faculty of Applied Sciences Co-op team faces one of the largest volumes of both seeking students and placements within SFU’s co-op program.

GSWS Alumnus Simran Basra Seeks to Advance Equity and Inclusion in Science

“I am passionate about science, but I always wanted to work in social justice. I ended up forging my own path in my degree,”

My Communication Journey: Mark Villar
What was your most memorable moment at SFU?

There’s so many to choose from.