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Charlotte Clar – Blog 1: Introduction

Meet 2022 CAPI intern Charlotte Char, interviewed by fellow intern Haley Ham

Caleb Catto – Blog 1: Introduction

Meet 2022 CAPI intern Caleb Catto, interviewed by fellow intern Keiran Ellis 🎡 I’m good at wasting timeI think lyrics need to rhymeAnd you’re not askingBut I’m tryna grow a mustache 🎡 I really like itWhen the moon looks like… 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 →

Jemma Kosalko – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

While writing this letter to a potential intern, it is difficult to reflect and put into words the relationships, experiences and shifts in identity that I have undergone. The support from the CAPI team as well as the learning and… Continue Reading →

Ariana Maragh – Blog 3: CAPI Cribs Episode 2

Hey again! It’s me! Your pal Ariana! Back again with another episode of CAPI Cribs! The location this time? Cape Town, baby! We decided to take a roadtrip down the coast of South Africa to Cape Town during our July… Continue Reading →

Jess MacIver – Blog 3: A roadtrip is always a good idea… right?

Hey everyone! Thanks for checking in again! As Canada cools and pumpkin patch pictures start to appear on social media, down here in South Africa we are heading into our sunny spring (although at times it definitely feels more like… Continue Reading →

Olvie Li – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern…

Dear future intern, Welcome! Take a deep deep breath in through your nose, expanding your lungs fully (imagine your brain cells getting oxygenated and your red blood cells delivering hemoglobin all over your body), hold it for 5 seconds, and… Continue Reading →

Christopher Tse – Blog 7/2: Remember when

Remember when you went abroad the first time 2007, 17, all gangly limbs and good intentions Remember when you went abroad the second time 2010, 21, all senior swagger and an eye on leaving university behind Remember when you went… Continue Reading →

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