Stories from the field

Author Olivia Delisle

Hey! I'm a fourth-year student at the University of Victoria – I study Geography and Global, Urban, and Community Development. I take an interdisciplinary approach to my studies and focus on global issues of inequality and the conditions under which these patterns can change – specifically, how they can change in socially just ways. I intern for CAPI and work with the Penampang DAP Service Centre in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

Olivia Delisle – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Hey future intern! Long time no blog post (my bad). Let’s dive in! I have been back in Canada for almost a month, and what a month it’s been. During the last two weeks of my internship in Sabah, my… 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 →

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 →

Olivia Delisle – Blog 2: As it Passes

A whole month? Already? Huh?And it continues to pass. I landed in Kota Kinabalu after backpacking in Europe for a month. I missed my flight from Singapore on June 17th (thanks AirFrance) and stayed in the airport’s hotel (don’t tell… Continue Reading →

Olivia Delisle – Blog 1: Olivia & Pascale Go Borneo

In this interview, my colleague Pascale and I discuss our upcoming placement at the Penampang DAP Service Centre in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

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