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Luisa Schwarz – Blog 4: The Power of Human Connection

 As I’m sitting in my hostel in Taiwan reflecting my last few months and my incredibly short time left, there are so many experiences, memories, challenges, and feelings overwhelming me for the first time. Between teaching, my own schooling, hanging… Continue Reading →

Meghan Flood — Blog 3: Food and Food for Thought

Much has happened in the two months I’ve been in Japan. I’ve made friends, explored cities, survived two violent typhoons, and carved out a small piece of this country to call my own. It is now past my halfway mark—four… Continue Reading →

Christopher Tse – Blog 6/1: Coming/going back – reflections on duality

It’s been just over two months since I returned to Malaysia. In many ways, it feels like I never left. I flew back to Canada in November 2018, and flew back to Malaysia in September 2019. Ten months is not… Continue Reading →

Songkrant Pongboonjun – Blog 1: A Year of Growing at the University of Victoria

Arrival in Canada On September 6, 2018, my family from Thailand (my wife, my two daughters— 4 and 7 years old— and I) landed in Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada with full excitement. It is the first time that… Continue Reading →

Meghan Flood – Blog 2: Finding Kindness and Connections

After watching the rest of my CAPI intern cohort be in the field for four months, I finally touched down at Tokyo Narita Airport on August 25, ready to take up the reins and begin my internship with CITYNET Yokohama… Continue Reading →

Selina Powszedny – Blog 4: Resilience and Sustainability and the Anthropocene (Oh My!)

Resilience & Sustainability Resilience; the ability to recover after pressure or a hardship. I personally like to think of resilience as pushing through and thriving. My favourite definition of sustainability comes from Leanne Betasamosake Simpson’s interview with Naomi Klein for… Continue Reading →

Jemma Kosalko – Blog 4: Perspective, new ventures and parting ways

I have had a feelings of excitement, longing and even nostalgia over the past few weeks. It is a what I would imagine ending a relationship due to distance would be like, I need to move on to the next… Continue Reading →

Tracy Hampton – Blog 4: All Over the Place

There are so many things rushing through my head every second of every day. Some of these thoughts are positive, some of these thoughts encourage me to be a better person, some of these thoughts are critical, and some of… Continue Reading →

Hayley Dwyer – Blog 4: Finding that Balance

I have to admit — this is tough. The days pass by and I forget to take a moment to connect with myself and my emotions. Everything around me, including myself is constantly moving and changing its form and meaning…. Continue Reading →

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 →

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