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Mackenzie Martin – Blog 4: Community and the importance of consistency

One of the programs that MSRI runs under the arm of the volunteer coordinators are workshops for the refugees and asylum-seekers registered with MSRI. These workshops typically fall under two themes, either health awareness or vocational training. They range from… Continue Reading →

Lynn Ng – Blog 1: Arriving in Victoria from the sunny island of Singapore

I am 2 weeks into my time at Victoria, and it’s been a pleasant surprise in so many ways. One of the very first things I checked out was Chinatown, and I cannot be more glad that my favourite foods… Continue Reading →

Mackenzie Martin – Blog 3: Healthcare: Human Right or Privilege?

We have passed the halfway mark of our 6-month internship in Kuala Lumpur at the Malaysian Social Research Institute, an NGO providing support programs for refugees and asylum-seekers. It’s not hard to believe, since the weeks feel like they go… Continue Reading →

Mackenzie Martin – Blog 2: Lessons in Language

I have been in Kuala Lumpur one month. In these four weeks I’ve visited the Batu Caves, spent a day in Melaka, began volunteering at the SPCA, and started work as Program Assistant at the Malaysian Social Research Institute. The… Continue Reading →

Courtenay Jacklin – Blog 2: Expressions of Environmental Activism

It’s hard to believe that I have already been in India for a month!  In my first blog post from the field, I thought I would provide an introduction to two of the various initiatives that The Other Media (TOM) is… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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