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October 2017

Loreen Regnander – Blog 4: I do not have all the answers

As I am closing in on my final few weeks in India my heart is filled with bittersweet sadness. On one hand I am looking forward to seeing my family and friends (and cats) back home, but on the other… Continue Reading →

Seema Prasad – Blog 4: the SPCA – Community engagement in action!

The Selangor SPCA is the largest and best run animal shelter in the state of Selangor, and arguably all of Malaysia and luckily, I live across the street from it. I started volunteering with the SPCA after work and on… Continue Reading →

Marlin Beswetherick – Blog 3: An Unequal Price

Recently, my job has given me the opportunity to hear some of the stories about the realities of life as a refugee in Malaysia. The experience is not always positive and there is no ‘one story’ that can encapsulate it…. Continue Reading →

Marlin Beswetherick – Blog 2: Reproducing The World

As I sit here, fingers hovering above the keyboard, my thoughts freeze and scatter. How does one start to write about a new life, a new city, a new world – one that is not new at all but is… Continue Reading →

Will Howling – Blog 4: Corporate Social Responsibility in India

When I take an uberPOOL (shared taxi) in India I try to sit in the front passenger seat. There’s more legroom, I can aim the AC vents directly into my face, and I can generally avoid having to interact with… Continue Reading →

Luc Nadeau – Blog 2: A Brief Story of Race, Power and State in Malaysia

Malaysia is an extremely racialized society. Walking around Kuala Lumpur, it is impossible not to notice the fragmentation and construction of some of the city’s many neighbourhoods according to racial division. In Ampang Point, the neighbourhood in which I reside,… Continue Reading →

Luc Nadeau – Blog 3: On Islam and the Malaysian State

Lest we forget pluralist justifications for the separation of church and state. Being a fan of freedom of expression and the values of liberty and equality espoused by the liberal democracy I call home, I was, perhaps naively, rather surprised… Continue Reading →

Luc Nadeau – Blog 4: Singapore’s Public Housing

Singapore is a gorgeous city, immaculate and well kept infrastructure; clean and wide sidewalks; huge trees and vegetation everywhere; and public art installations around every corner were truly inspiring to see. I only had 48 hours as I was making… Continue Reading →

Duncan Chalmers – Blog/Podcast 4: Pedagogy, Conversation, and Laughter.

Learning a new language is no easy feat. In fact, in many ways, it’s really quite the opposite. I have come to know this both from personal experience and from hearing the thoughts of some of my students here at… Continue Reading →

Sasha Mosky – Blog 4: Self Care and the Politics of Yoga

One way I have taken care of my mental health in India is by avoiding placing expectations or judgement on unfamiliar practices or new experiences. In this, I have been open-minded to try new things, while also avoiding disappointment if… Continue Reading →

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