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Arianna King – Blog 2: Stretching Out in KL

It has been a little under a month in Kuala Lumpur, and the days have remained full. I have had the privilege of coming here with Faaiza, a returning intern, and as such has skipped the possible anxieties of travelling… Continue Reading →

Kailey McCormack – Blog 2: Settling In

In late January, I stumbled across a UVic Instagram reel documenting Faaiza’s experience as an intern at MSRI. I knew then I had to apply to the program and I am so grateful I did. Little did I know 4… Continue Reading →

Arianna King – Blog 1: Introduction

Welcome to my blog for the next 6 months! Here is a recorded interview of me by Matthew Schmidt. He will be heading to KSDC in Northern Thailand, and I am headed to the Malaysian Social Research Institute, KL!

Faaiza Vakil – Blog 1: Introductory Interview with Karunia

Meet CAPI inter Faaiza Vakil interviewed by Karunia Fila! Both second time CAPI inters beyond excited to continue their journey with the Malaysia Social Research Institute (MSRI) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Faaiza) and the Karenni Social Development Centre (Karunia).

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 →

Brigitte Larkin – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Dear Future Intern,  Hello from Sapa, Vietnam! It’s been one month since I left Malaysia. Seven months since I embarked on the experience. And one month until I return to Canada. And I can’t lie: I’m confused. I found a… 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 →

Faaiza Vakil – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Dear Future Intern,  I am writing to you from Fiji Islands!!! After finishing my internship with MSRI, I came back to Vancouver BC and left and came to Fiji where I will be spending the next seven weeks with my… 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 →

Faaiza Vakil – Blog 4: To all the powerful women that I have met – thank you

To all the inspiring women that I have met in these past six months, thank you. To the women who have gone against the societal norm, expectations and against all odds; to the women who have spoken out; who have… Continue Reading →

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