Stories from the field

Author Hayley Dwyer

Hello! I'm Hayley and I am completing my bachelor’s degree in social work at the University of Victoria. I have an interest in transnational migration with a particular focus on the mental and physical health of migrants. For the next seven months, I will be at the Malaysian Social Research Institute in Kuala Lumpur. I am very excited to be a part of this cross-cultural learning experience with MSRI and honored to have this opportunity from CAPI. I will use this space to share my thoughts, experiences and personal reflections throughout my time in Malaysia.

Hayley Dwyer – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern…

Hello! congratulations to you all, super exciting times ahead! I hope you are feeling all the feels and looking forward to your journey.  I want to start by saying that it is natural to form pre-constructed ideas about your placement… Continue Reading →

Hayley Dwyer – Blog 4: Finding that Balance

I have to admit — this is tough. The days pass by and I forget to take a moment to connect with myself and my emotions. Everything around me, including myself is constantly moving and changing its form and meaning…. Continue Reading →

Hayley Dwyer – Blog 3: Adaptation to the unfamiliar

Today basically marks the four-month period that I have been navigating through my new life in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I have no idea where to begin this blog as I am overwhelmed with emotions of wholeness, disheartenment, and dread. I… Continue Reading →

Hayley Dwyer – Blog 2: The use of language

  Under Malaysia law, refugees and asylum seekers are considered “illegal” immigrants and are subject to arrest, detention, prosecution, whipping and deportation. Their illegal status puts them in a position where they are unable to access health care services, education,… Continue Reading →

Hayley Dwyer- Blog 1: Introductory Podcast

Catch my interview with Tracy Hampton before I head off to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where I will be working at the Malaysian Social Research Institute.

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