Stories from the field

Author Brigitte Larkin

Hi! My name is Brigitte Larkin. I'm in my fourth year at UVic studying Geography and Environmental Studies. I will be moving to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from May to October to intern with MSRI as a Queen Elizabeth Scholar. I am excited for the opportunity to engage in such a unique experience and fully immerse myself into Malaysian culture. I am especially looking forward to working with the education program MSRI runs for refugee children!

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 →

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 →

Brigitte Larkin – Blog 3: Pondering identity

A few weeks ago, Faaiza and I went to the Islamic Arts Museum. Wandering into the architecture exhibit, I found myself looking at the 3D model of Masjid al-Haram, the mosque in Mecca. Looking at it and reading about its… Continue Reading →

Brigitte Larkin – Blog 2: Slowing down

One month in Kuala Lumpur. It’s funny – one month out of six. It sure seemed like a big deal when I told my friends and family that I was moving across the world for six months. “Aren’t you scared?”… Continue Reading →

Brigitte Larkin – Blog 1: Introductory Interview

Hi! My name is Brigitte Larkin, and I’m in my fourth year at UVic studying Geography and Environmental Studies. I will be leaving in a few days for my internship placement at the Malaysian Social Research Institute in Kuala Lumpur!… Continue Reading →

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