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Archive: October 2013

Jacquie Day: Blog 4 - The Privilege of Place and the Experience of Placelessness

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Reflecting on the last 5 months, I have had some profound learning experiences in Kerala, India. Though, not in the way I had expected. I learned so much about my own social position of privilege, and continued to navigate my way through what India was teaching me. Close to the end of my internship, I ask myself-what has been my most profound learning- and what will I take home with me?

Marguerite Heyns - Podcast 3: Women in Bangladesh: How far we've come, how far we still have to go.

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While I was in Bangladesh I met a few absolutely incredible women. They were involved in diverse fields, all bound by feminism and resistance. I was inspired and in awe of all of them and decided I wanted to share their experiences and work. Subsequently I’ve put together a short podcast series documenting these women and their impact through interviews.

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Elena Lopez - Podcast 2: Coincidental Connections

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In my second podcast, I share a story about an unlikely connection between my father in Canada, the NGO I currently work with, and an elementary school in Manila. It demonstrates the unlikely side effects of growing interconnectivity around the world, as well as some of my struggle trying to consolidate my identity as a Canadian and my Filipino background. 

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Natalia Yang: Blog Post 2 - A Single Story of Dhaka

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During the orientation before my internship in Dhaka, one of the interns shared a TED talk called The Single Story. This is one of the most insightful TED talks that I’ve watched, and it has helped me re-think how I interact with environments, with people, and with my own worldview. It is the idea that through various mediums, news, literature or films, we perpetuate archetypes of different groups of people and apply universal, bland and stereotypical characteristics to unique individuals based on the colour of their skin, their origins or social-demographic backgrounds.

Jamie Myrah - Blog 3: Towards the Next Great Life-Altering Adventure

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Internships provide for a unique working experience. They are an opportunity to try a certain kind of job on for size; to apply your skills and knowledge in a new arena; and - in the context of being a university student - to get out of the classroom and ground our learning in a world beyond our own. An internship done while in the midst of doing a degree is about far more than knowledge transfer and skills development. It's about exploration. It's about taking the next step towards crafting your future.

Jamie Myrah - Podcast 3: Reflections on Goals Set

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This is my final podcast, a chance to look back at some of the goals I set before going to India and how I'm feeling about my progress since returning to school in Victoria. 

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Cassana Kelly - Podcast 3: Looking Back

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Hello - Here is my final podcast, where I reflect upon my experience as a CAPI intern in Quezon City, Philippines with the Centre for Migrant Advocacy, where I worked from January to June 2013.

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Jacquie Day - Blog Post 3: Women, Safety, Tradition and Experience

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I learned early on in my time here, that there is a big difference between what people can do, and what people don’t do. In Kerala, tradition and patriarchy is rich and strong, and this is enough reason to behave or not behave in certain ways.

Upon arrival in Trivandrum, I was told that women can’t go out at night, women can’t buy alcohol, women can’t go out alone, etc.