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Seema Prasad – Blog 6: Dear Future Interns…

Dear Future Interns, First off, congratulations. You are in for an experience of a life time! Living in a brand-new country while working with MSRI won’t be like anything you’ve ever experienced before. It will be scary, exciting, challenging, fun,… Continue Reading →

Seema Prasad – Blog 5: Afterthoughts and Reflections

My six months of working alongside MSRI have finally come to an end, and I can’t even begin to explain how valuable this experience has been, not only on a professional level, but also on a personal level. I’ve been… Continue Reading →

Loreen Regnander – Blog 6: Don’t be so hard on yourself kid… continue to reach for the stars

Blog 6: Don’t be so hard on yourself, kid.. but continue to reach for the stars. In thinking about what sort of message I could give to the next wave of QES interns about to embark on their journey to… Continue Reading →

Luc Nadeau – Blog 6: Lessons and Reflections

As I find myself back home in Victoria, what strikes me most is how easy it is to settle back into my old routine. Nevertheless, I have been given a new repertoire of experiences upon which to reflect and find… Continue Reading →

Will Howling – Blog 6: Parting thoughts

With my feet firmly planted on Canadian soil once again, it is time for me to look back on the past 7-or-so months. My return to this vast mostly-frozen nation coincided with Christmas, a time to reunite with friends and… Continue Reading →

Christina Service – Blog 2: Ruling the roost of conservation conversations – Protecting bird diversity in New Zealand

Before I left for New Zealand the tinge of envy in my fellow evolutionary ecologists was noticeable. In this (admittedly niche) social circle, New Zealand is famous for its globally unique flora and fauna, specifically its bird diversity.  Remarkably, ~70%… Continue Reading →

Chad Boissy – Blog 5: Food for Thought

My idea for my capstone project developed a year ago when I was out to dinner at II Terrazzo in Victoria. II Terrazzo is well out of my budget typically, but it was my girlfriend Hannah’s Birthday so we were… Continue Reading →

Rasheedah White – Blog 5: How was Japan?

Living in Japan for four months was an amazing experience, I developed new skills and created amazing friendships. Projects I worked on included writing, research, and design aspects for which I was familiar but also needed to develop. With my… Continue Reading →

Loreen Regnander – Blog 5: Glossy images of India stamped in my mind, no longer exist.

Was India much different than you had previously imagined? A colleague at PRIA asks me during our final good-bye dinner in New Delhi. A question so seemingly simple, but yet I struggled to find an answer. Yes, of course India… Continue Reading →

Su Yen Chong – Blog Post 1: Living in Victoria

If there is one word I hear people associate Victoria with is its beauty. Last September, I started my 2nd academic year in Victoria. I found that once I could move past the state of Victoria’s public transport turmoil, I… Continue Reading →

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