CAPI Intern Blogs

Stories from the field

Year

2017

Ngozi S. Nwoko – Blog 1: Introduction

I’m a PhD  student in Law at UVic. Originally from Nigeria, I’ve always lived in big and very busy cities (Lagos and Toronto) as opposed to a small and quiet city like Victoria. I am loving the mild weather in… Continue Reading →

Christina Service – Blog 1: New Zealand bound!

Miraculously, the time has already arrived for me to depart to Dunedin, New Zealand. I will spend the next four months at the Zoology Department of the University of Otago, New Zealand’s oldest university. During this time, I will be… Continue Reading →

Chad Boissy – Blog 3: Experiences and Expectations

Expectations of how your trip is going to go, what you are going to do and see, and who you are going to meet is prominently  influenced by your peers, family, friends, films, books, and of course social media. For… Continue Reading →

Duncan Chalmers – Blog 5: Privilege, Positionality, and Education

As my placement here at the Karenni Social Development Center comes to a close, I’ve taken some time to critically reflect upon the concepts of privilege and positionality. From the outset of this program, that being the CAPI internship program,… Continue Reading →

Sasha Mosky – Blog 5: Reflections on Celebration

Starting mid-August, I would regularly hear my Indian friends discuss upcoming Hindu festivals. This is because the last few months of my stay in India were known as “festival season”. Hinduism is an incredibly diverse religion so I was always… Continue Reading →

Rachel Barr – Blog 5: Lessons in Family.

I can’t leave India without writing about family. I am not just talking about nuclear family but aunties, uncles, cousins, and those people that I never fully figured out how they were related. One of my coworkers early on starting… Continue Reading →

Rasheedah White – Blog 4: Social Cohesion in Primary Education: A Case of Sri Lanka

Through shared learnings, education in Sri Lanka has strived to develop equal opportunity. The adaptation of peace education aims to remove ethnic segregation by focusing on social cohesion. Teachers from Colombo, Sri Lanka received training on Japanese methods in primary… Continue Reading →

Luc Nadeau – Blog 5: My Time at MSRI

I would like to say that I am very grateful and thankful to the organization and all the staff of MSRI for being so hospitable to us three Canadians over the past 6 months. As foreigners, coming to a new… Continue Reading →

Will Howling – Blog 5: Photography and Mindfulness (updated)

Here’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while; an idea that was further crystallized by a conversation I had with a colleague on our commute home one day in September. I was asked why I hadn’t posted any pictures… Continue Reading →

Chad Boissy – Blog 2: Complexities of the Education System in Western Cape, South Africa

Time is weird concept for me when I am travelling; weeks fly by. I have been in South Africa over a month now, and I settled in quicker than anticipated. As a teaching assistant at AIMS School Enrichment Centre, my… Continue Reading →

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