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Tracy Hampton – Blog 3: What I Didn’t Do

We are halfway there and all of my expectations have been shattered. This is where the learning begins. It is important to put yourself out there, it is important to put your all into the work you do, but it… Continue Reading →

Taylor Josephy – Blog 2 (Podcast): Why still no water?

Hello all, Meet the hand pump, a simple but extremely influential piece of technology. It’s unanimous adoption in the rural water supply sector is simultaneously the reason why millions have access to clean drinking water, and why others still don’t…. Continue Reading →

Selina Powszedny- Blog 1: Introductory Podcast

Hey! Thanks for listening in. This podcast is of a fellow CAPI intern, Meghan Flood, and I chatting about my upcoming internship with the Malaysia Social Research Institute in Kuala Lumpur, as well as about myself and what I am… Continue Reading →

Jess MacIver – Blog 1: Introductory Podcast

Hi, my name is Jess MacIver and I am a 5th-year Anthropology & Archaeology student at UVic! For my CAPI internship I am working with Ukulapha organization in Slangspruit, South Africa; this organization engages with the township school, working in… Continue Reading →

Tracy Hampton – Blog 1: Introductory Podcast

Take a listen to my interview with Hayley, a fellow intern before I head off to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to work and learn at the Malaysian Social Research Institute.

Chris Tse – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Hello friend, I hope you’re feeling good, or at least good-ish, about the road ahead. It’s quite a grand opportunity to get six months overseas fully funded, let alone school credits, work experience, and some excellent stories to boot. Get… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Alanya Dhalla – Blog 4: ‘Irregular migrants, Refugees, or Trafficked Persons?’

The eleventh issue of the Anti-Trafficking Review was released this past week on the theme ‘Irregular Migrants, Refugees or Trafficked Persons?’ The Anti-Trafficking Review is an open access, peer reviewed journal that is published biannually by the Global Alliance Against… 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 →

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