PROTECT YOUR FUTURE through Leadership, Learning and Growth strategies. Project Instigate helps college/university students and young professionals overcome barriers that cause stress, anxiety, Isolation, and lack of confidence by helping them improve their problem solving, learning, and professional skills. Instigators (students of Project Instigate) save precious time and energy by studying less and learning more, working less and getting more done, feeling less stress and more confidence, and feeling good about their present and future. Most importantly, they get results without pulling all-nighters.
Luz R. Hi this is Luz Ramos, Fatima helped me a lot when I was about to enroll at Drake Medox where I took up Community Support Worker. To tell you frankly, I don't have any formal computer lessons and I need a lot of help with technology. It was Fatima who guided me on what to do and helped me throughout the process. With her extensive knowledge about computers, everything from choosing what type of computer I should be getting for myself all the way to coming over and setting everything up, she was there to help me at every step. She did all the research so I can save money and have the best computer that I can use during the duration of my studies and can still be valuable for me when I will have a new job. She even helped me with the simple things that I honestly don't know how to do. She helped me set up my speakers, printer and organized all of my files and photos on the computer. She even called Microsoft tech support for me when I was having trouble setting up the student account. During my studies, Fatima was very helpful as well. I experience some language barriers and she taught me very patiently and helped me understand my assignments and helped me with my homework a lot. I am very much thankful to Fatima, she is the person who helped me more than I expected. I am encouraging all the students and other people to seek the help that you need. Don't be ashamed to come forward and ask whatever questions on your mind with regards to your problems in your education, Fatima is the right person for you! I am one happy client!
Kristen H. Before I attended Kwantlen’s Academic Writing Program, organized by Fatima Zaidi, my writing lacked a critique. Thankfully, that changed for the better, after I completed her Academic Writing Program. Fatima Zaidi, a former KPU student organized the successful program herself and shared it with her peers and worked with us towards a common goal, success in our academic works. Her exciting and engaging program came to my attention via word-of-mouth. I was curious about it when a fellow student mentioned that we would likely benefit from taking part in her seven-week-program. With that useful suggestion, I signed up and took part in it and found it beneficial to be in my student life. In the Academic writing Program, I learned that every word needs a purpose or it should be removed. I was also taught how to read and think more critically of my own written work. Fatima taught in a fun yet professional manner. As a person and teacher, she is highly motivated to assist others and grow their love for written expression. I consider her a mentor and an inspiration to the student body and writers alike. Her character drives her forward and she is genuinely passionate in her pursuit to assist others in their success. With her as a leader in the Academic Writing Program, I felt that she was willing to help her students refine their work and become more effective writers. She gave each of us one-on-one time and answered our questions. After working closely with her, I recommend this program to others in a heartbeat!
Dave L. Nomination for Eagle Spirit Award received at Kwantlen Polytechnic Univeristy (KPU) I am writing to nominate Fatima Zaidi for an Eagle Spirit Award. Over the past year I have seen Fatima demonstrate the type of exceptional leadership and service that I believe the Eagle Spirit Awards are intended to recognize. I first met Fatima in the Fall of 2012 when she approached me about upcoming changes in Criminology requiring students to complete their required English courses prior to moving into higher level courses. As a result of our discussion, Fatima came up with the idea of developing a workshop to provide supplementary assistance to students who wish to improve their writing. While I was supportive of her idea, I did not have time myself to organize it and so I left the matter entirely in Fatima's hands. Over the course of the fall, Fatima proved herself to be a very capable and incredibly motivated student. On her own initiative, she made contact with faculty members in a variety of disciplines and together they organized and delivered a workshop during the Fall 2012 semester that provided students with ideas for improving their written assignment work. The success of this initiative prompted Fatima to transform the single workshop into a series which ran throughout the Spring 2013 semester. Not only was Fatima instrumental in organizing this series, but when I attended one of the sessions I saw that she has also taken a hands-on, leadership role within each of the sessions. Needless to say, I was very impressed. During my 10 years of teaching at Kwantlen, I have observed very few students demonstrate the level of leadership, initiative, and service to the student body that Fatima has shown and I would highly recommend her for an award on this basis. Dave Lyon Faculty, Criminology Department