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Tracy Hampton – Blog 3: What I Didn’t Do

We are halfway there and all of my expectations have been shattered. This is where the learning begins. It is important to put yourself out there, it is important to put your all into the work you do, but it… 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 →

Selina Powszedny- Blog 1: Introductory Podcast

Hey! Thanks for listening in. This podcast is of a fellow CAPI intern, Meghan Flood, and I chatting about my upcoming internship with the Malaysia Social Research Institute in Kuala Lumpur, as well as about myself and what I am… Continue Reading →

Jess MacIver – Blog 1: Introductory Podcast

Hi, my name is Jess MacIver and I am a 5th-year Anthropology & Archaeology student at UVic! For my CAPI internship I am working with Ukulapha organization in Slangspruit, South Africa; this organization engages with the township school, working in… Continue Reading →

Tracy Hampton – Blog 1: Introductory Podcast

Take a listen to my interview with Hayley, a fellow intern before I head off to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to work and learn at the Malaysian Social Research Institute.

Chris Tse – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Hello friend, I hope you’re feeling good, or at least good-ish, about the road ahead. It’s quite a grand opportunity to get six months overseas fully funded, let alone school credits, work experience, and some excellent stories to boot. Get… Continue Reading →

Mikaela Chia – Blog 3: From Here to There and Here Again: Contrasts, Intersections, and Gol Guppa

Confusion. Challenges. Happiness. Connection. Consuming culture. (Un)learning. Relearning. Humility. Confidence. Excitement. Exhaustion. Laughter (often at myself, or at our Google-translate mediated conversations). Silence. Dancing. Sitting. Frustration. Joy. It has been 4 months since I moved from the quaint city of… Continue Reading →

Christopher Tse – Blog 3: But like, where you really from?

What does it mean to go home when home is a place you’ve never been? To see, speak, shop, eat, and be in ways that affirm your Otherness as welcome in a way Home never could, or never has?  I’ve… Continue Reading →

Emily Clare – Blog 3: Worlds Apart

On my first day here, I asked one of the children where I could fill up my pink stainless steel water bottle, expecting to be led to water-fountain. The little boy walked me to the back of the building that… Continue Reading →

Christopher Tse – Blog 4: When Home is the Mouth of a Shark

Somali poet Warsan Shire once wrote, “no one leaves home unless / home is the mouth of a shark.” She wrote, “you only leave home / when home won’t let you stay.” She wrote, “no one would leave home unless home… Continue Reading →

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