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Nick Harrison – Blog 3: Multiculturalism at KSDC

It’s hard to believe that I’m already halfway through my internship here in rural Thailand. Recently, I’ve been contemplating the experiences that I’ve had at KSDC a lot. There’s so much to talk about, but there’s one particular subject that… Continue Reading →

Courtenay Jacklin – Blog 4: Environmental Justice is a Slow Process

Due to tightening environmental regulations in the United States, a thermometer factory owned by Chesebrough Pond’s Inc. was exported from the U.S. to Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India, in 1983. Unilever’s subsidiary, Hindustan Unilever Limited, acquired the factory in 1986.  In 2001,… Continue Reading →

Emily Clare – Blog 4: “Think of Me when the sun goes down and I will think of You”

For the past week I’ve been staying in a rented house near South Africa’s Kruger National Park with my family. Our brick house has a thatched roof and is surrounded by African bush, home to many wild animals, and dense… Continue Reading →

Rachel Lynch – Podcast 2: The SAM Project & Me

Here’s a quick overview of the work The SAM Project is doing in Southern Province, Zambia and a look into what guides our program decisions, design, and implementation. I’ve also discussed my role with The SAM Project on agribusiness and… Continue Reading →

Emily Clare – Blog 3: Worlds Apart

On my first day here, I asked one of the children where I could fill up my pink stainless steel water bottle, expecting to be led to water-fountain. The little boy walked me to the back of the building that… Continue Reading →

Courtenay Jackin – Blog 3: Toxic Tours

  Children playing on a soccer field adjacent to a coal-burning thermal power plant in Ennore.  The three original stacks can be seen center right, with the taller, newly-constructed stack to the left.              … Continue Reading →

Charlotte Whyte – Blog 2: A sense of home

Swathes of countless international airports, bad patterned carpets, tiles and the somehow close companionship of other single passengers through time and space. The limbo of modern travel. Finally, a whirl of baggage claim and then out into the new darkness… Continue Reading →

Liam Marshall – Blog 2: Barriers and Discoveries

Before coming to Japan, my goal for this trip was to explore the cultural differences between Japan and Canada, and to investigate the philosophical undercurrents that are connected to such differences.  Having learnt some Japanese, and found it fascinating, I… Continue Reading →

Courtenay Jacklin – Blog 2: Expressions of Environmental Activism

It’s hard to believe that I have already been in India for a month!  In my first blog post from the field, I thought I would provide an introduction to two of the various initiatives that The Other Media (TOM) is… Continue Reading →

Jacob Derksen – Blog 1: Pre-Departure Interview

  Here’s a conversation I had with Rachel on the last day of Pre-Departure, where we talked about myself and what I’ll be doing in Jakarta, Indonesia!

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