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Ratana Ly – Blog 1: Spiritual beliefs and Cambodia

I revisited my spiritual beliefs during the fieldwork in Cambodia last summer. Shortly before I took the bus alone from the capital to Kratie province to conduct the fieldwork, a friend attempted to amuse me with a “real” ghost tale…. Continue Reading →

Pooja Parmar – Blog 1: Moving Texts

Texts, documents, and the written word have featured prominently in my conversations in Bhutan over the last three weeks. A comprehensive text on the laws of property would, for example, make the teaching and learning of property law easier in… Continue Reading →

Sunayana Ganguly – Blog 1: The Fruit that is a flower – musings on going native in Victoria

When I was leaving for Victoria, a friend told me “nowhere have I seen Nature and urban life come together as beautifully as in British Columbia.” I was also told to “carry a bell if you walk in the woods”… Continue Reading →

Sushmita Pati – Blog 1: Things Victoria Taught Me

We live in time – it holds us and molds us – but I never felt I understood it very well. And I’m not referring to theories about how it bends and doubles back, or may exist elsewhere in parallel… Continue Reading →

Ainslee Arthurs – Blog 3: Replacing Money with Meaning

When I was in Grade 12, I remember making the “tough” decision to take First Nations 12 instead of Calculus 12. At the time, my Dad did not agree with this decision as he thought that calculus would challenge me… Continue Reading →

Supriya Routh – Blog 1: Of Groceries and Discounts

The Indian-Canadian stand-up comedian Russell Peters once suggested to his North American audience that unless they visit India each of their five senses would never have been fully utilized. Although he did not mean this sermon as praise, once I… Continue Reading →

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