Stories from the field

year 2023

Jake Croker – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern…

Dear Future Intern, First of all, congratulations on securing this incredibly unique experience. To even consider joining the CAPI program clearly shows that you are the type of person who yearns to engage with the world and push beyond your… Continue Reading →

Brigitte Larkin – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Dear Future Intern,  Hello from Sapa, Vietnam! It’s been one month since I left Malaysia. Seven months since I embarked on the experience. And one month until I return to Canada. And I can’t lie: I’m confused. I found a… Continue Reading →

Sierra Grant – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Dear future intern, I am writing this still feeling a little shocked that my internship is over. I remember first looking at this program and thinking that the deadline for applications was so far away. And then once I got… Continue Reading →

Olivia Delisle – Blog 4: Vertical University & Village Life

I am currently working on a pilot project with PACOS Trust in partnership with Community Learning Centres across Sabah called Vertical University. The project takes interns into villages in Sabah to get an understanding of how these Indigenous communities live…. Continue Reading →

Karunia Fila – Blog 4: Things I Will Miss & Things I Will Be Grateful For

I originally wanted to call this blog things I will miss and things I will not miss. After considering this I realized even things I would put in the “not miss” category I will probably miss. Whether directly or indirectly…. Continue Reading →

Faaiza Vakil – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Dear Future Intern,  I am writing to you from Fiji Islands!!! After finishing my internship with MSRI, I came back to Vancouver BC and left and came to Fiji where I will be spending the next seven weeks with my… Continue Reading →

Olivia Delisle – Blog 3: PHOAS & Community Engagement

It’s totally unbelievable to think I’m over halfway through my internship. 6 months sounds like a long time, yet 4 and a half months have passed in the blink of an eye. We’re hard at work at the PPA office!… Continue Reading →

Faaiza Vakil – Blog 4: To all the powerful women that I have met – thank you

To all the inspiring women that I have met in these past six months, thank you. To the women who have gone against the societal norm, expectations and against all odds; to the women who have spoken out; who have… Continue Reading →

Sierra Grant – Blog 4: My To-Do List for My Final Month in Indonesia

With less than a month left in Jakarta, I find myself experiencing mixed emotions. It’s a bittersweet feeling as I prepare to say goodbye but also prepare for what comes next. However, I’m determined to make the most of my… Continue Reading →

Brigitte Larkin – Blog 4: The power of education

Reading is in its own way a form of freedom. When you read a book, you can walk straight out of your world and into another one. And in it, there is comfort, familiarity, safety, and protection to be found—what… Continue Reading →

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