Past Events

Past online events

December, 2023

Financial Literacy

This workshop educates international students on managing personal finances, understanding banking systems, budgeting, and accessing financial resources in Canada. It helps students develop responsible financial habits and make informed decisions about their financial well-being.

November, 2023

Wellness and Self-Care

This workshop addresses the importance of maintaining physical and mental well-being during the transition period. Students learn about available health services, stress management techniques, maintaining work-life balance, and accessing support systems.

October, 2023

Intercultural Communication

This workshop explores effective communication strategies in multicultural environments. Students learn how to navigate cultural differences, handle cross-cultural misunderstandings, and develop skills for successful intercultural interactions both inside and outside the classroom.

September, 2023

Academic Excellence

This workshop familiarizes international students with the Canadian education system, academic expectations, and classroom dynamics. It provides guidance on effective study techniques, time management, academic integrity, and utilizing university resources. This workshop will provide you with the tools and strategies to excel in your coursework and make the most of your educational experience

August, 2023

Cultural Adaptation 101

This workshop provides essential insights and strategies for navigating Canadian culture, customs, and social norms. It covers topics such as greetings, communication styles, cultural sensitivities, and building relationships in a new cultural context.

Past in-person events

October 28, 2023

🌟 Join Us on October 28th for a Spooktacular Evening of Cultural Integration and Halloween Fun in Vancouver! 🌟

Are you ready for an unforgettable evening that combines cultural enrichment with Halloween excitement? Look no further! We’re thrilled to invite you to our upcoming event: a captivating Cultural Integration Workshop followed by a thrilling Halloween Party.

Location: CityStudio, 1800 Spyglass Place, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4K7

What to Expect:

Cultural Integration Workshop (6:00 PM – 7:00 PM)

Our Cultural Integration Workshop promises an enriching hour of activities, story-sharing, and engaging discussions. Whether you’re a new arrival to our multicultural community or a longtime resident, this workshop is designed to foster understanding, bridge cultural gaps, and celebrate diversity. The workshop will include:

Cultural Exchange and Interactive Activities: Get ready for interactive activities and connect with students from around the world as we explore different cultures, languages, and traditions.
Storytelling: Share your unique cultural experiences and hear captivating stories from fellow attendees. It’s an opportunity to learn, empathize, and celebrate our differences.
Discussion: Engage in enlightening discussions about the beauty of multiculturalism and ways we can all contribute to a more inclusive society.
Option for virtual attendance: Available for those joining the workshop remotely

Halloween Party (7:30 PM – 10:00 PM):

Following the workshop, it’s time to transition into Halloween mode! Our spooktacular Halloween Party awaits, and you’re invited to join the fun, whether you’re attending in person or virtually.

Party Highlights:

🎉 Costume Contest: Dress up in your spookiest, most creative, or culturally inspired costume. Prizes await the best-dressed participants!
🎃 Games and Activities: Enjoy classic Halloween games with an international twist. Bob for apples, take part in a mummy wrap challenge, and test your knowledge with a multicultural quiz.
🍬 International Treats: Indulge in a variety of international snacks and treats. Taste flavors from around the world and discover new culinary delights.
🎶 Music and Dance: Groove to a diverse playlist of global music. Learn new dance moves and experience the joy of dancing with friends from different backgrounds.
🤝 Networking: Continue the intercultural exchange by mingling with fellow attendees. Build connections that can last a lifetime.

Stay tuned for more information on the event.

September 2, 2023

Global Connections: Meet and Greet Picnic, Kitsilano Beach

We are thrilled to share the success of our recent Meet and Greet Picnic, which took place on September 2nd, 2023 at the beautiful Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver. This event brought together an incredible turnout of around 70 individuals hailing from 20 countries (Belgium, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, France, India, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, South Korea, Tanzania, Uganda, U.S.A, Uzbekistan & Zimbabwe) creating a vibrant tapestry of cultures and backgrounds. As the afternoon unfolded, it became evident that the atmosphere was one of warmth, camaraderie, and a shared excitement for the upcoming fall semester. Our diverse group of attendees, representing various colleges and universities across Vancouver, mingled effortlessly, forging new friendships and connections that transcended borders. The picnic was not only about enjoying delicious international cuisine and engaging in friendly games but also a fantastic opportunity for students to network and establish a sense of belonging within the community. We were delighted to see mentors and community members joining in, contributing to the overall sense of unity and support that defines Success Sphere’s mission. This Meet and Greet Picnic was a perfect way to kickstart the semester, leaving us eager for more enriching interactions and cultural exchanges in the months to come. Here are some events highlights in pictures:

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Our online workshops and events take place every last Saturday of the month, from August to June, starting at 9 am PT. These engaging sessions typically last for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours. Our workshops are led by experts in their respective fields, ensuring that you receive the highest quality of guidance and knowledge to support your academic and personal growth. They are designed to be interactive, providing opportunities for active participation and discussion. Mark your calendars and join us on these Saturdays for insightful and interactive sessions that will empower you on your journey.

Hear from Success Sphere members

I am incredibly grateful for the Career Exploration Workshop offered by Success Sphere. It provided me with valuable insights and strategies to navigate the job market in Canada. Through the workshop, I gained a clearer understanding of my career goals and learned how to effectively showcase my skills and experiences. As a result, I secured a job offer from a leading organization in my field, and I am confident that the knowledge I gained will continue to benefit me throughout my professional journey. Thank you, Success Sphere, for empowering me to succeed!

The mentorship program provided by Success Sphere has been a game-changer for me. My mentor not only offered guidance and support but also helped me discover a funding opportunity for my master’s program. With their advice and encouragement, I successfully secured the funding, which significantly alleviated my financial concerns. Their invaluable insights and network connections have opened doors for me, and I am incredibly grateful for the mentorship provided by Success Sphere. It has truly been a life-changing experience!

The networking opportunities facilitated by Success Sphere have been instrumental in my career growth. Through their events and connections, I was able to secure an internship with a prestigious research centre in Vancouver. The experience not only provided valuable hands-on learning but also led to a job offer in the same organization. The mentorship and support from Success Sphere gave me the confidence and skills to excel in my internship and secure a fulfilling job in my field. I am forever grateful for the opportunities provided by Success Sphere and the support of my mentor.

I cannot thank Success Sphere enough for their Career Exploration Workshop. It was a turning point in my professional journey. With the valuable tools and insights gained from the workshop, I received multiple interview offers and successfully landed three job offers within two months after graduation. The workshop not only helped me identify the best-fit opportunities but also equipped me with the skills to negotiate my salary. Thanks to Success Sphere, I confidently negotiated and accepted the offer that aligned perfectly with my goals and aspirations. I am grateful for the guidance and support that enabled me to make informed decisions and secure a rewarding career path.

The Financial Literacy Workshop provided by Success Sphere has been a transformative experience for me, especially during the early days of my arrival in Canada. The workshop equipped me with essential knowledge and skills to navigate the Canadian financial landscape with confidence, including valuable insights on taxes and credit building. I learned about the Canadian tax system, understanding my tax obligations as an international student, and how to file my taxes accurately and efficiently. On building my credit, I learned the importance of establishing and maintaining a healthy credit history. Armed with practical strategies and insights, I confidently navigated the process of obtaining my first credit card, understanding credit scores, and managing credit responsibly. As a result, I successfully built my credit from scratch and unlocked new opportunities, such as obtaining favorable interest rates and gaining access to financial products and services. Thanks to Success Sphere, I now have a solid foundation in financial literacy and credit management, which will benefit me for years to come. I am grateful for the support and guidance that have empowered me to take control of my financial well-being and pave the way for a brighter financial future.