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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 →

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 →

Christopher Tse – Blog 3: But like, where you really from?

What does it mean to go home when home is a place you’ve never been? To see, speak, shop, eat, and be in ways that affirm your Otherness as welcome in a way Home never could, or never has?  I’ve… Continue Reading →

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