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Taylor Josephy – Blog 4: Dear Future Intern… some placement hacks for you

Dear future intern…If you haven’t yet applied, do so. It’s an unparalleled opportunity to work and live abroad in a conscious manner while being supported by an incredible community of peers and mentors. If you have applied and succeeded (congrats),… Continue Reading →

Christopher Tse – Blog 6/1: Coming/going back – reflections on duality

It’s been just over two months since I returned to Malaysia. In many ways, it feels like I never left. I flew back to Canada in November 2018, and flew back to Malaysia in September 2019. Ten months is not… Continue Reading →

Selina Powszedny – Blog 4: Resilience and Sustainability and the Anthropocene (Oh My!)

Resilience & Sustainability Resilience; the ability to recover after pressure or a hardship. I personally like to think of resilience as pushing through and thriving. My favourite definition of sustainability comes from Leanne Betasamosake Simpson’s interview with Naomi Klein for… Continue Reading →

Kaylin Arason – Blog 4: The Burden/Beauty of Time and Learning to Come Home to Myself

I am currently sitting in the comfort of my little apartment, munching on a very large piece of plain cooked squash that I purchased from a nearby street vendor. My heart is heavy writing this, knowing that it’s the last… Continue Reading →

Taylor Josephy – Blog 3: Coffee break down

This is impressively overdue. I like to think I hesitate to write these things because of a fear of exploiting or misrepresenting someone else’s vulnerability, but I’m probably just scared of exposing my own. Or I’m just lazy. I’ll postulate… Continue Reading →

Kaylin Arason – Blog 3: Finding Strength in Solitude, Relationships, Love, and Community

Hello people, It’s almost been four months! Wowza. My days are now steeped in routine: waking up to the sounds of the security guards at my building blowing their whistles, hearing the motorcycles passing by; sitting in my office and… 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 →

Jess McIver – Blog 2: CAPI cribs

Here it is, our first blog post from the other side of the world! Ariana and I decided to have a bit of fun with this one, and this is where we ended up. The whole process definitely made us… Continue Reading →

Kaylin Arason – Blog 2: Adapting to Find Comfort in the Discomfort

On May 6th, I was sitting in my Mother’s living room watching the Bangkok episode of Netflix’s “Street Food” and drooling over all the nomz that would soon grace my tastebuds. With a month full of exams, vaccinations, and packing… Continue Reading →

Maeve Milligan – Blog 2: Come What May…. Cameras, Cats, and Ayam Bakar

What to write, ah, what to write? How does one go about summing up their experiences working in a foreign country in a blog post? Should I talk about the heat, how the air-conditioner at work only kind of works… Continue Reading →

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