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Sit back, relax, and learn while listening to these podcasts created by members of the SFU community. They are an accessible way to learn on the go about culture, diversity, making an impact, mental health and more. We hope these podcasts will bring you some insight, newfound knowledge or possibly an opportunity to create change.

Sammie, Chelsie, and Luis in the SFU Sound Studio
Podcast Episode 8
Sammie: Documenting Positivity

Youtuber Sammie shares an insight into the simple pleasures of her life as she documents her time at university on video.

Leejoo in Toronto
Podcast Episode 7
Leejoo: Startups, Sustainability, and Showcases

Leejoo shares the exciting projects he has undertaken during his time at SFU as an entrepeneur.

Mina at the Climbing Wall
Podcast Episode 6
Mina: Climbing to New Experiences

What do a love for the outdoors, the SFU Climbing Wall, and working for the government have in common? Find out on this Episode of Community Spotlight.

Edgard Jesus Diaz Guardado
Podcast Episode 5
Edgard: The International Journey for SFU Community

Edgard shows that leadership qualities can arise from looking for new challenges in your life.

Ji conquering new heights
Podcast Episode 3
Jiwoong: Rediscovering your Vocation after Coming Back from the Korean Military

Learn what it's like to return to your studies after being on military service.

Chemistry Kit
Podcast Episode 1
Finding Success in Collaborative Research

International collaboration sets up an avenue or opportunity for developing researchers from whatever background.

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Podcast Episode 7
The Job Search after the Pandemic

In this episode of Studio Bytes, we talk to Matthew Fong about his time at SIAT and what we all can learn from the pandemic.

Terae & Luis
Podcast Episode 2
Terae: Developing Talent Through Media and Communication

Catch up with what Terae has been up to after returning back to school as a student.

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Podcast Episode 6
Starting Your Own Business After Graduation

In this episode, we talk about SFU Alumni Diana Luong about starting your own business and freelancing after university.

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Podcast Episode 1
Claire: Discovering Creativity Through Traveling and Studies

OLC editor Claire Brnjac shares how her love for art and writing led her to pursue communication and inspires her to stay creative in all aspects of her life.

Terae and Mehtaab in the Audio Booth
Podcast Episode 5
Balancing Work and Study Life

On the sixth Episode of On the Spot with the OLC, Mehtaab and Terae discusses balancing your studies with balancing your student life.

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Podcast Episode 6
Interviews From the Student Perspective

Applying to jobs and being prepared and confident for interviews is something that becomes very apparent in life as you get older. In the fifth episode of On The Spot, Mehtaab and Terae talk about the importance of preparing for interviews and how to get the job.

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Podcast Episode 4
How to Start Your Career in Design

Meet SFU Alumni Cassey Peng, a recent grad who shares tips on university life, dating, and how she found her niche as a Product Designer.

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Podcast Episode 3
Working as an Animator

Meet Ioana Sandor, an SFU Alumni who shares her experiences at SFU and beyond.

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Podcast Episode 5
Working in UI and UX After Graduation

On this episode of Studio Bytes, Aleeze Asif talks to us about working as a UI/UX designer and where it all started at SFU.

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Podcast Episode 2
What is Service Design?

Meet SFU Alumni Marie Cheung who shares her experience at SFU, her life post SFU and her time in Europe.

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Podcast Episode 8
Reflections on the Pandemic from International Students

Three SFU International students share their experiences during the pandemic.

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Podcast Episode 7
Career Talk: Building a Career Through Volunteering

Three career peers share their volunteer experiences.

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Podcast Episode 6
Beyond SFU: Recent Graduates on Their Journey

Four SFU recent SFU alumni share their stories of post University life.

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Podcast Episode 5
Zoom to Campus: Transitioning Back to Campus

Students from the SFU Global Community share their thoughts, challenges and experiences on returning to camps.

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Podcast Episode 7
Let's Talk with YouthCO about HIV/AIDS Stigma

The Thriving with the Health Peers team speak with Furqan from YouthCo about how we can reduce HIV/AIDS stigma as community members in our day-to-day lives.

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Podcast Episode 4
The Effects of Technology

In this episode, Mehtaab and Terae discuss the topic of technology and how it's changed and evolved over the years.

A woman sitting in a chair looking out the window.
Podcast Episode 6
Let's TACO about Disordered Eating

In this episode of the Health Peer’s Podcast series: Let’s TACO about Nutrition, we will be talking about disordered eating, including its prevalence, the eating-weight concern continuum, how to spot the signs of disordered eating, the risk factors for disordered eating, and how to support someone experiencing disordered eating.

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Podcast Episode 5
Let's TACO about Body Acceptance

In today’s episode, we will be talking about Body Acceptance. We will be diving into conversations around the juxtaposition between body positivity vs. body acceptance, influence of social media, and practice of intuitive eating.

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Podcast Episode 1
Getting Hired as a Product Designer at LinkedIn

Our first guest in the studio is Brandon Lal, a 2020 SIAT graduate who talks about what it’s like to work as a Product Designer at LinkedIn and how his academic journey led him to where he is.

Over the shoulder shot of a woman sitting down, trying her shoe.
Podcast Episode 4
Let's Get Movin' about Active Living and Mental Health

In this episode, Aleisha, Kaylla, Sonia, Mariel, Anna, and Jaskaren are chatting about how COVID-19 impacted their physical health, how exercise affects sleep, stress, energy levels/mood, and mental health, and how you can incorporate exercise into exam season prep.

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Podcast Episode 3
Let's TACO about Healthy Eating Habits during Finals Seasons

In this podcast, your Health Peers, Adrianna, Aleisha, Tamara, and Jessica are discussing some tips and mindfulness habits to help with stress eating, boredom snacking, consuming lots of caffeinated beverages and skipping meals. 

Mehtaab in front of microphone
Podcast Episode 3
Discovering and Developing Your Interests

In this episode, Mehtaab and Terae will be discussing why they believe it is important to be creative and how practicing your interests/ hobbies can help you live a more fulfilled life.

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Podcast Episode 2
Let's TACO about Processed Sugars

In this podcast, your Health Peers, Adrianna, Aleisha, Meghan, and Tamara, are discussing how to spot processed sugar and food alternatives you can select. 

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Podcast Episode 2
Transitioning Back to Campus

Whether you are a brand new student or returning for another term of learning, On the Spot cohosts Terae and Mehtaab aim to initiate the conversation about coming back to university after the quarantine and how you can better manage the transition. 

Students sitting around a fire
Podcast Episode 1
Creating Community at SFU

Are you someone starting your journey at SFU or in the midst of a degree but still looking to meet people and make new friends? Join On the Spot co-hosts Terae and Mehtaab as they discuss why being active on campus is essential to creating your own SFU community!

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Podcast Episode 1
Let's TACO About Navigating Food Around the Holidays

Tune in as the Health Peers talk about navigating food around the holidays! In this podcast, your Health Peers, Adrianna, Aleisha, Meghan, and Tamara, are discussing various food topics such as choosing more vegetables, portion sizing, and mindfulness eating tips.

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Podcast Episode 7
Goal Setting

Setting goals is important in both your professional and academic career. Learning to set smart goals is an ability not many people have but can be easily learned. Terae and Mehtaab discuss their experiences with goal setting and achievement.

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Podcast Episode 4
Mind Your Health with the Health Peers

SFU Health Peers discuss mental health, mindfullness, wellbeing and SFU resources.

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Podcast Episode 3
How I Met My Mentor-Mentee Pair

Meet some of the participants of the Global Connections Program.

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Podcast Episode 2
How Do You "Get Involved"?

In the second episode, 3 student coordinators share how you can become involved in Global Community Programs at SFU.

Podcast Episode 1
Seeking your First Co-op

Three SFU students share their experience over their Co-op careers.

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Podcast Episode 6
Racing Readers: Making an Impact

“It’s a tangible way to actually see the impact that you make. I think it’s one thing to read reports and look at quantitative data about the impact that you can make in a community, it’s quite another to see the look of inspiration and gratitude in a child’s eyes.”

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Podcast Episode 5
Racing Readers: Creating Connection

“A lot of the students were Indo-Canadian, and a lot of the volunteers were as well. I think that it was really cool for the students to see people that looked like them in these mentorship roles that weren’t their teachers or their parents. I think it provided those kids with a positive role model.”

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Podcast Episode 3
Getting your Idea off the Ground

“The project also may not work out, and that's okay. It is a learning experience in and of itself. So, never be so afraid of failing that you won't put something out unless its perfect. And if it does fail, remember it's just another stepping stone.”

A photo of Akanksha Thakur
Podcast Episode 1
Intercultural Communication

“He says to me in Hindi 'I hope one day I will have the opportunity to go to school, or at least send my little brother to school, just like you'. Then the signal turned green and - you know - we drove away. But that sat with me - I was so young but it was the first time I was really faced with my privilege.”

A picture of Aslam sitting in front of a window.
Podcast Episode 2
Building Community

“So to me, meaningful engagement means the transfer of power. Power can be the power to make decisions, power can be the power to distribute resources, the power to envision a future. If power is not transferred, engagement is not meaningful.”

A photo of Heather Prost in the recording studio
Podcast Episode 4
Making Space

“After I heard the first survivor share her poem, I went up to her and said 'I believe you'. I said it again and then asked the audience to say it back. I think that's a really powerful statement especially in the setting we created. So often survivors are not sharing their stories and it is often because they have a fear of not being believed.”

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