Stories from the field

Author Elly Thompson

Hey there! My name is Elly, and I just finished up the final year of my Bachelor's in Political Science at UVic. This June, I headed over to Southeast Asia to work at the Malaysian Social Research Institute (MSRI) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Follow along as I post about my experiences living and working in Malaysia!

Elly Thompson – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Dear future intern, First of all: congratulations!  Congratulations on taking the first step down what will be a life-changing path! You’re probably feeling all sorts of emotions – excitement, anticipation, wonder, nerves, fear, etc – and all of them are… Continue Reading →

Elly Thompson – Blog 4: Navigating Belonging

The other day, my friend sent me a text asking me to send him pictures of things around Kuala Lumpur that were different from home. I walked around my neighbourhood for a while, going into stores, stopping at different stalls… Continue Reading →

Elly Thompson – Blog 3: Is Unproductivity the New Productivity?

Have you ever found yourself in the early stages of a new friendship or relationship where you’re asking the age-old, interview-like get-to-know-you questions, when you get asked, “what do you like to do in your free time?” Do you, like… Continue Reading →

Elly Thompson – Blog 2: Diary of a Wimpy Blogger

I’m not much of a blogger – or at least, I’ve not done much (read: any) blogging up until this very moment in my life. Journaling, sure, but it’s another step to write down your thoughts and experiences, then post… Continue Reading →

Elly Thompson – Blog 1: Introduction

Meet 2022 CAPI intern Elly Thompson, interviewed by fellow intern Jennifer Janssen

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