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Maeve Milligan – Blog 4: All the Little Things

I’m a dog person. I like big wet kisses and that funny kind of smile dogs give you when you rub their tummies. Growing up with a dog it just felt natural to have a big furry companion in my… Continue Reading →

Kaylin Arason – Blog 4: The Burden/Beauty of Time and Learning to Come Home to Myself

I am currently sitting in the comfort of my little apartment, munching on a very large piece of plain cooked squash that I purchased from a nearby street vendor. My heart is heavy writing this, knowing that it’s the last… Continue Reading →

Olvie Li – Blog 4: Coming Home

Coming home is: sexuality, democracy, and positionality. To my mother’s dismay, I am not talking about returning home to Canada/Turtle Island/whatever you name that land, between the Pacific, Atlantic, and Arctic Oceans, that was stolen from Indigenous Peoples since colonial… Continue Reading →

Ratana Ly – Blog 2: Cambodia, Community Fishery, Challenges, and Hope

It was a warm afternoon, in early August when we started our journey to a Community Fishery, in Battambong, Cambodia. Prior to this field visit, a colleague and myself exchanged knowledge on human rights, especially on the rights to food,… Continue Reading →

Erin Spence – Blog 4: Endings and Beginnings

It is so close to the end, isn’t it? Only a few more weeks until everything I own will be packed, rolled, shoved into suitcases and sent back to Canada. A third of the year has passed so quickly. I… Continue Reading →

Erin Spence – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern…

Dear Future Intern, Perhaps you are reading this blog frantically before your first interview with Robyn, hoping to glean some insight into the application process. Maybe you have already been accepted and you are now raking through the CAPI blog… Continue Reading →

Taylor Josephy – Blog 3: Coffee break down

This is impressively overdue. I like to think I hesitate to write these things because of a fear of exploiting or misrepresenting someone else’s vulnerability, but I’m probably just scared of exposing my own. Or I’m just lazy. I’ll postulate… Continue Reading →

Luisa Schwarz – Blog 3: Some Privileged Thoughts on Privilege

This morning I awoke to the sun shining into my room, the roosters crowing, annnd a dog fight… a pretty normal wake up call around here. I rolled out of bed and I was immediately greeted by our cats Michi… Continue Reading →

Jemma Kosalko – Blog 3: Layers and Connections

Small pieces of my time in Jakarta as-of-late.

Hayley Dwyer – Blog 3: Adaptation to the unfamiliar

Today basically marks the four-month period that I have been navigating through my new life in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I have no idea where to begin this blog as I am overwhelmed with emotions of wholeness, disheartenment, and dread. I… Continue Reading →

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