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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →