Students for a Free Tibet is alive and well in Canada! Check back here daily to keep informed about our efforts and to connect with members around the country!

The SFT Canada blog is currently run on Blogger, which is owned by Google. We are working on moving this blog to a new platform and hope to have it up and running ASAP...

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Bombardier: Day of Action!!!!

Hey SFTers across Canada!
Here in Vancouver, the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraiser University and Langara College are planning, for November 3rd, to set up a photo booth in our student union buildings. We are going to email pictures of people holding up a placard that reads "Bombardier Out of Tibet!" or "Bombardier Hors du Tibet!" which we will email to Bombardier and post on a website. For an example, check out where Kate, our awesome national coordinator, is looking fine! We are also hoping to collect signatures and do a fax in. Let us know what your chapter is planning to do!
Tibet will be free.

Friday, October 21, 2005

SFT Rocks in PEI

Hi all

SFT Atlantic Canada represents! Check out the recent coverage of SFT in the University of PEI's student newspaper.

Posted by The Cadre Staff on Wed, 09/14/2005 - 19:05 :: News

Students for a Free Tibet (SFT) is organizing a local chapter at UPEI. IF you would like to take part in action aimed at advancing the cause of the people and nation of Tibet, now is your chance.

For the complete article, click here

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Tracking the tracks of Bombardier in Tibet

Check out this great article that was published in Monday's edition of the Concordia student newspaper. Stay tuned for more details about the upcoming International Day of Action targeting Bombardier

Tracking the tracks of Bombardier in Tibet

Concordia students challenge Bombardier's contract with China
Monday, October 10, 2005 @10:01PM

While Bombardier tried to recruit prospective employees at the Engineering and Computer Science fair, Students for a Free Tibet members Chris Schwartz and Noah Stewart-Ornstein were there to raise student awareness about the company's involvement in a controversial project in Tibet.

For full article, click here

Monday, October 10, 2005

Palden Gyatso

Saturday, October 22nd at 7:30pm in the HR Macmillan Space Centre, 1100 Chestnut St., Vancouver, Palden Gyatso will be giving a public talk.

Palden Gyatso spent 33 years in a Chinese prison and will be telling his amazing story of survival. His autobiography Fire Under the Snow will be available on site, and will be made available to students at cost! If you are interested in obtaining a copy, email me and we'll see what can be arranged.

Palden Gyatso has been to Vancouver before, and I have had the privilege of hearing him speak. The experience is well worthwhile. He is also an inspirational voice to the 'Free Tibet' movement.
Hope to see you all there!

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Exposing Bombardier!

Big shout out to SFT Concordia members Chris and Noah who recently left Bombardier representatives speechless after they began leafleting in front of a Bombardier recruitment display at Concordia University. The display was part of an engeneering career fair. After handing out leaflets for about 15 minutes, Chris and Noah were approached by the Engeneering Students Society president and told to leave because "Bombardier paid for its booth" and protests are not permitted in the building where the display was located. After much discussion Chris and Noah agreed to leaflet at the entrance but not before they contacted the campus newspaper - check out the blog later this week as we'll be sure to post the article from the Concordia Sower

You too can help expose Bombardier on your campus! Contact your local engeneering societies to find out if Bombardier recruiters are planning a visit anytime soon to your campus. Make sure to have copies of the downloadable cartoon and leaflets - click here.

Other ways you can do help increase pressure on Bombardier:
1) Contact you MP and ask him/her to write a letter to Bombardier CEO Laurent Beaudoin, click here for more details and a sample letter for your MP to send.
2) Download the cartoon (click here), and post it up around campus and in your community. Be creative
3) If you live in the Montreal area and are interested in helping leaflet the Bombardier headquarters, contact SFT Montreal, click here

Images speak louder than words - and this picture exposes it all.

Liu Zhijun, Minister of Railways of China and Laurent Beaudoin, CEO of Bombardier sign a cooperation agreement with Hu Jintao and Paul Martin in the background.