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Mackenzie Martin – Blog 5: Dear future intern…

Dear future intern, Whether you have made the decision to apply, are going through the interview process, or have been selected for a CAPI placement – whichever point you are at while reading this, congratulations! You’ve taken big steps, you’ve… Continue Reading →

Lynn Ng Yu Ling – Blog 2: Time Flies…

It’s almost the end of the first semester at UVic, and it’s been an amazing experience so far. Needless to say I am bombarded with work and other responsibilities, but it’s not really an issue if you have amazing friends… Continue Reading →

Nick Harrison – Blog 4: The beautiful nature of small communities

There’s something about small communities that I love. The familiar faces and open spaces that are typical of small communities are things that make me feel like I’m at home. I think growing up in a small community has made… 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 →

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 →

Duncan Chalmers – Blog 6: Dear future intern

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – J.R.R Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring Dear, future… Continue Reading →

Seema Prasad – Blog 6: Dear Future Interns…

Dear Future Interns, First off, congratulations. You are in for an experience of a life time! Living in a brand-new country while working with MSRI won’t be like anything you’ve ever experienced before. It will be scary, exciting, challenging, fun,… Continue Reading →

Seema Prasad – Blog 5: Afterthoughts and Reflections

My six months of working alongside MSRI have finally come to an end, and I can’t even begin to explain how valuable this experience has been, not only on a professional level, but also on a personal level. I’ve been… Continue Reading →

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