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Tag #Refugees

Christopher Tse – Blog 6/1: Coming/going back – reflections on duality

It’s been just over two months since I returned to Malaysia. In many ways, it feels like I never left. I flew back to Canada in November 2018, and flew back to Malaysia in September 2019. Ten months is not… Continue Reading →

Tracy Hampton – Blog 2: Climate Change, Migration and Conflict

It is estimated that by 2050 there will be about 140 million climate migrants. As the average temperature increases and the sea levels rise, coastal cities and communities will no longer be liveable and the frequency and intensity of drought… Continue Reading →

Mackenzie Martin – Blog 5: Dear future intern…

Dear future intern, Whether you have made the decision to apply, are going through the interview process, or have been selected for a CAPI placement – whichever point you are at while reading this, congratulations! You’ve taken big steps, you’ve… Continue Reading →

Mackenzie Martin – Blog 4: Community and the importance of consistency

One of the programs that MSRI runs under the arm of the volunteer coordinators are workshops for the refugees and asylum-seekers registered with MSRI. These workshops typically fall under two themes, either health awareness or vocational training. They range from… Continue Reading →

Mackenzie Martin – Blog 3: Healthcare: Human Right or Privilege?

We have passed the halfway mark of our 6-month internship in Kuala Lumpur at the Malaysian Social Research Institute, an NGO providing support programs for refugees and asylum-seekers. It’s not hard to believe, since the weeks feel like they go… Continue Reading →

Charlotte Whyte – Blog 2: A sense of home

Swathes of countless international airports, bad patterned carpets, tiles and the somehow close companionship of other single passengers through time and space. The limbo of modern travel. Finally, a whirl of baggage claim and then out into the new darkness… Continue Reading →

Charlotte Whyte – Blog 1: Taking Off

Photo Credit: https://www.bmeia.gv.at/oeb-kuala-lumpur/ Pre-departure interview with a fellow intern Emily Clare, talking about the next sixth months to come in Malaysia.

Christopher Tse – Blog 1: Hello Friends!!

Hey friends, thanks for clicking! This is just a quick interview I did with my CAPI colleague Liam to share a bit more about who I am (Chris, hi), where I’m going (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), and what I’ll be doing… Continue Reading →

Seema Prasad – Blog 6: Dear Future Interns…

Dear Future Interns, First off, congratulations. You are in for an experience of a life time! Living in a brand-new country while working with MSRI won’t be like anything you’ve ever experienced before. It will be scary, exciting, challenging, fun,… Continue Reading →

Seema Prasad – Blog 5: Afterthoughts and Reflections

My six months of working alongside MSRI have finally come to an end, and I can’t even begin to explain how valuable this experience has been, not only on a professional level, but also on a personal level. I’ve been… Continue Reading →

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