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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 →

Rasheedah White – Blog 3: Food, Culture, Tradition, Adaptability

Rasheedah White blog 3: Food, Culture, Tradition, Adaptability A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend Aunty Eiko’s International Cuisine experience. While the class and the food were amazing, the environment she created is what stood out to… Continue Reading →

Marlin Beswetherick – Blog 4: Culture shock and Community: Life as an intern

There’s just over a month left of my placement at the Malaysian Social Research Institute and time is simultaneously frozen and in hyper-speed. Can one look back, forward, and yet cling to each moment as it slips by without losing… 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 →

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 →

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