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Rachel Lynch – Podcast 2: The SAM Project & Me

Here’s a quick overview of the work The SAM Project is doing in Southern Province, Zambia and a look into what guides our program decisions, design, and implementation. I’ve also discussed my role with The SAM Project on agribusiness and… Continue Reading →

Sunayana Ganguly – Blog 1: The Fruit that is a flower – musings on going native in Victoria

When I was leaving for Victoria, a friend told me “nowhere have I seen Nature and urban life come together as beautifully as in British Columbia.” I was also told to “carry a bell if you walk in the woods”… Continue Reading →

Sushmita Pati – Blog 1: Things Victoria Taught Me

We live in time – it holds us and molds us – but I never felt I understood it very well. And I’m not referring to theories about how it bends and doubles back, or may exist elsewhere in parallel… Continue Reading →

Emily Clare – Blog 3: Worlds Apart

On my first day here, I asked one of the children where I could fill up my pink stainless steel water bottle, expecting to be led to water-fountain. The little boy walked me to the back of the building that… Continue Reading →

Courtenay Jackin – Blog 3: Toxic Tours

  Children playing on a soccer field adjacent to a coal-burning thermal power plant in Ennore.  The three original stacks can be seen center right, with the taller, newly-constructed stack to the left.              … Continue Reading →

Jacob Derksen – Blog 2: So far, so good!

From skyscrapers and minarets that rise above the smog and malls that make Mayfair and Uptown look like corner stores, to pushcarts-turned-cafeterias serving nasi goreng and sate ayam to motorcycle-taxi drivers on quiet side streets, Jakarta, Indonesia is an incredible part of… Continue Reading →

Ainslee Arthurs – Blog 3: Replacing Money with Meaning

When I was in Grade 12, I remember making the “tough” decision to take First Nations 12 instead of Calculus 12. At the time, my Dad did not agree with this decision as he thought that calculus would challenge me… Continue Reading →

Liam Marshall – Blog Post 2: The Divide

In the first couple weeks of my placement, I was struck by, and honestly disappointed with, my utter lack of what is generally referred to as ‘culture shock.’  Maybe it was because Japan is much more westernized than the rest… Continue Reading →

Christopher Tse – Blog Post 2: Navel-Gazing and the News

Last week, I posted a casual tweet about my fellow CAPI interns/roommates Mackenzie and Charlotte and I having a grand old time in the Maldives, where we had flown from KL to spend our week-long Raya holiday. The same day,… Continue Reading →

Nick Harrison – Blog 2: Ain’t this rain nice? And don’t sad songs make you smile?

Hey Everyone! Thanks for checking out my blog. And just like that, I’m one month into my internship here at the Karenni Social Development Centre (SDC). Life here in rural Thailand is much different than it is back at home… Continue Reading →

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