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Tracy Hampton – Blog 3: What I Didn’t Do

We are halfway there and all of my expectations have been shattered. This is where the learning begins. It is important to put yourself out there, it is important to put your all into the work you do, but it… Continue Reading →

Tracy Hampton – Blog 2: Climate Change, Migration and Conflict

It is estimated that by 2050 there will be about 140 million climate migrants. As the average temperature increases and the sea levels rise, coastal cities and communities will no longer be liveable and the frequency and intensity of drought… Continue Reading →

Olvie Li – Blog 2: Rituals, Relationships, Restrictions

“Don’t ask me where I’m from, ask where I’m a local” – Taiye Selasi. (According to Taiye Selasi, locality translates into: “your rituals, relationships, restrictions”. In other words, your daily routine, the people closest to you, and external or internal… Continue Reading →

Olvie Li – Blog 1: Introductory Podcast – Delhi, India

Hi fellow followers! Today, Jacob Derksen, who was a CAPI intern in 2018 to Indonesia, sat down with me and interviewed me for my first CAPI podcast. This is the first step to “a journey of a thousand miles”. I… Continue Reading →

Chris Tse – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Hello friend, I hope you’re feeling good, or at least good-ish, about the road ahead. It’s quite a grand opportunity to get six months overseas fully funded, let alone school credits, work experience, and some excellent stories to boot. Get… Continue Reading →

Nick Harrison – Blog 5: Dear future intern…

Dear future intern, In my sixth and final blog, I wanted to take the time to write a letter to you, future CAPI intern, who will be working at the SDC. It took me a long time to figure out… Continue Reading →

Charlotte Whyte – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern…

Dear Future Intern, You courageous thing! My full and warmest wishes for you and your journey ahead. These are just a few things I wish I could have said to myself eight months ago. Take whatever you need and ignore… Continue Reading →

Mackenzie Martin – Blog 5: Dear future intern…

Dear future intern, Whether you have made the decision to apply, are going through the interview process, or have been selected for a CAPI placement – whichever point you are at while reading this, congratulations! You’ve taken big steps, you’ve… Continue Reading →

Lynn Ng Yu Ling – Blog 2: Time Flies…

It’s almost the end of the first semester at UVic, and it’s been an amazing experience so far. Needless to say I am bombarded with work and other responsibilities, but it’s not really an issue if you have amazing friends… Continue Reading →

Clara Harding – Blog 4: Interdependence, community and feeling at home

It has always taken me awhile to feel comfortable around people and to be myself; in new settings I take my time observing, thinking and ‘figuring things out’ before I jump in. Living in India has required me to push… Continue Reading →

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