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Jacob Derksen – Blog 4: What do I know?

What comes to mind when you think of Indonesia? What do you know about it? I certainly didn’t know much before taking an Anthropology of Southeast Asia class last year, but even after that I was left with many more… Continue Reading →

Charlotte Whyte – Blog 4: Ideas on “Helping”

One of the most influential conversations of my internship happened about a month after I arrived. One of the staff members at the school asked me about my reasons for applying and taking this internship and in response to my… Continue Reading →

Rachel Lynch – Blog 3: The Shifting Value of Girl’s Education

As a part of my Capstone Project I have facilitated discussions with women’s groups on their educational background, barriers to receiving education in Zambia, and how perceptions of educating girls have evolved over the past few decades. Most of the… Continue Reading →

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 →

Mikaela Chia – Blog 3: From Here to There and Here Again: Contrasts, Intersections, and Gol Guppa

Confusion. Challenges. Happiness. Connection. Consuming culture. (Un)learning. Relearning. Humility. Confidence. Excitement. Exhaustion. Laughter (often at myself, or at our Google-translate mediated conversations). Silence. Dancing. Sitting. Frustration. Joy. It has been 4 months since I moved from the quaint city of… Continue Reading →

Jacob Derksen – Blog 3: Asia-Afrika and the “Spirit of Bandung”

This past weekend, I had the amazing opportunity to attend the 2nd Biennial International Conference on International Relations & 12th Congress of Asian Political and International Studies Association 2018 (lets just call it ICON-IR 2018). It was definitely a highlight… Continue Reading →

Liam Marshall – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Dear Future Intern, You’re about to embark on what will be, without a doubt, one of the biggest and most intense experiences that you will ever have.  So it’s understandable if you’re feeling a little nervous, or a little scared. … Continue Reading →

Ainslee Arthurs – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern…

Dear Future Intern: It was not too long ago that I was in your place. Months have passed like minutes and I can vividly recall feeling a tornado of emotions spinning within me. I was excited about the new journey… 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 →

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