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Claire Horwood - Blog 7: The Complexity of Language

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“Abandon the urge to simplify everything, to look for formulas and easy answers, and to begin to think multidimensionally, to glory in the mystery and paradoxes of life, not to be dismayed by the multitude of causes and consequences that are inherent in each experience -- to appreciate the fact that life is complex.” - Scott Peck

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Claire Horwood - Blog 6: Working with Community Interpreters

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My flight lands around 7:50 p.m. at the Don Mueng airport in Bangkok, Thailand. I hoist my bag onto my back and navigate through customs, emerging into the muggy night air, my eyes scanning the horizon for the bus which will shuttle me to Nana Station. I discover that language is a significant barrier for me in Thailand, and I find myself gesturing madly, with big swooping motions – “BUS?

Claire Horwood - Blog 5: Interview with Hadi (Student at MSRI's school)

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As I have mentioned in each of my previous blog posts, one my goals during my internship is to examine the many ways that language, with all of its nuances and all of its layers, impacts the people who work at MSRI and the refugees who access essential services. My hope is that this information will help to shine some light on one of the most prominent invisible barriers that refugees and service providers face, both in facilitating integration into host countries, and during the re-settlement process.

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Claire Horwood - Blog 4: Interview with Naghme (Interpreter at MSRI)

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As discussed in my first blog post, one of my goals during my internship is to examine the many ways that language, with all of its nuances and all of its layers, impacts the people who work at MSRI and the refugees who access essential services. My hope is that this information will help to shine some light on one of the most prominent invisible barriers that refugees and service providers face, both in facilitating integration into host countries, and during the re-settlement process.

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Claire Horwood - Blog 3: Interview with Andrea Fernandez (School Manager at MSRI)

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As discussed in my previous blog post, one of my goals during my internship is to examine the many ways that language, with all of its nuances and all of its layers, impacts the people who work at MSRI and the refugees who access essential services. My hope is that this information will help to shine some light on one of the most prominent invisible barriers that refugees and service providers face, both in facilitating integration into host countries, and during the re-settlement process.

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Claire Horwood - Blog 2: Lost in Translation: An Introduction to the Malaysian Social Research Institute

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It is late Friday afternoon when I climb the stairs in the medical services and community support building for the Sahabat Support Centre (SSC). The building itself is unmarked, with a run of the mill business underneath which diverts attention away from what happens on the 2nd and 3rd floors. My feet are heavy in the narrow stairwell, as beads of sweat congregate at my temples, along my hairline, streaking salt into my eyes. Sunlight dapples in, through grimy windows, and voices carry into the echo of the vast space.

I am nervous. 

Claire Horwood - Blog 1: Kenda Chang-Swanson Interview with Claire Horwood

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Claire Horwood

April 29, 2016

Victoria, BC

Malaysian Social Research Institute

Kenda Chang-Swanson Interview with Claire Horwood

Kenda interviews Claire about her upcoming Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives internship at the Malaysian Social Research Institute in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

 

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