Stories from the field

Author Taylor Josephy

Hello all! My name is Taylor and I'm just wrapping up a Bachelor's in Earth and Ocean Sciences and a diploma in Environmental Restoration at UVic. I work for The SAM Project, a Canadian-based organization that collaborates with rural communities in Zambia to combat poverty, water scarcity, food insecurity, gender equity, and environmental degradation. I work on their water supply programs, and I'll attempt to portray what that means with through this blog.

Taylor Josephy – Blog 4: Dear Future Intern… some placement hacks for you

Dear future intern…If you haven’t yet applied, do so. It’s an unparalleled opportunity to work and live abroad in a conscious manner while being supported by an incredible community of peers and mentors. If you have applied and succeeded (congrats),… Continue Reading →

Taylor Josephy – Blog 3: Coffee break down

This is impressively overdue. I like to think I hesitate to write these things because of a fear of exploiting or misrepresenting someone else’s vulnerability, but I’m probably just scared of exposing my own. Or I’m just lazy. I’ll postulate… Continue Reading →

Taylor Josephy – Blog 2 (Podcast): Why still no water?

Hello all, Meet the hand pump, a simple but extremely influential piece of technology. It’s unanimous adoption in the rural water supply sector is simultaneously the reason why millions have access to clean drinking water, and why others still don’t…. Continue Reading →

Taylor Josephy – Blog 1: Fellow Intern Interview

Hello all! For my first post, I had a brief interview with fellow intern Jess MacIver. Click the file to hear about hear about her upcoming placement in South Africa working for an organization called Ukulapha, along with some of… Continue Reading →

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