Stories from the field

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Jennifer Janssen – Blog 5: A home

Towards the end of my internship in Thailand, I started to reflect more and more about what this whole experience means to me. And it all came down to feeling at home – I wanted to explore what home means… Continue Reading →

Isabel Simons – Blog 4: On Locality

Lately I’ve been reflecting a lot about how I relate to Dokhita village, and about Taiye Selasi’s TED Talk, “Don’t ask me where I’m from, ask where I’m a local”. As someone with a healthy antipathy towards the state and… Continue Reading →

Jennifer Janssen – Blog 4: Reflecting with gratitude

It’s officially half way through the internship, and I’m already starting to feel very sad to leave Thailand. I’m starting to feel what was mentioned in our orientation before the placement started— time is going to go by so fast… Continue Reading →

Thanh Phan – Blog 1: A virtual academic experience

My QES-AS scholarship term started amidst the pandemic when Canada and some parts of Asia were experiencing a “new normal” during which teleconference emerged as an effective way for scholars to implement their research with colleagues. The COVID-19 pandemic brought… Continue Reading →

Songkrant Pongboonjun – Blog 2: Academia and Social Change

Introduction After spending two years as a Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship – Advanced Scholar (QES-AS Scholar) at the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives (CAPI) and a doctoral researcher in the Law and Society Program in the Faculty of… Continue Reading →

Ratana Ly – Blog 3: Fieldwork journey: Construction sector

Today is a warm, summer day in Victoria. Looking out my room’s window, small birds sometimes fly from one tree branch to another, making chirping noises. It is a calm environment to review and reflect on my fieldwork in Cambodia… Continue Reading →

Songkrant Pongboonjun – Blog 1: A Year of Growing at the University of Victoria

Arrival in Canada On September 6, 2018, my family from Thailand (my wife, my two daughters— 4 and 7 years old— and I) landed in Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada with full excitement. It is the first time that… Continue Reading →

Ratana Ly – Blog 2: Cambodia, Community Fishery, Challenges, and Hope

It was a warm afternoon, in early August when we started our journey to a Community Fishery, in Battambong, Cambodia. Prior to this field visit, a colleague and myself exchanged knowledge on human rights, especially on the rights to food,… Continue Reading →

Supriya Routh – Blog 2: “Uncle Ho” Remained Elusive

Academics will dread what I am about to say, that, superficial observations too have some value as I am going to offer my “first glimpse” of Hanoi gained in the first 24 hours of my arrival to this charming city… Continue Reading →

Ratana Ly – Blog 1: Spiritual beliefs and Cambodia

I revisited my spiritual beliefs during the fieldwork in Cambodia last summer. Shortly before I took the bus alone from the capital to Kratie province to conduct the fieldwork, a friend attempted to amuse me with a “real” ghost tale…. Continue Reading →

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