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Archive: April 2016

Joel Toorenburgh - Blog 1: Introductory Podcast (interviewed by Emma De Vynck)

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Name: Joel Toorenburgh

Date: 29 April 2016

Location: University of Victoria

Title: Introductory Podcast

Summary: Introduction to Joel and his placement with RMMRU 

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Danae Zachari - Blog 1: Podcast Introduction

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Listen to my interview with Kim Copeland about my upcoming internship with MSRI in Malaysia!

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Shannon Doyle - Blog 6: Bill 6 in Alberta

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Alberta recently enacted Bill 6, but what does this have to do with migration? Keep reading! 

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Nadya Jamal - Blog 6: Interview with journalist Rojita Adhikari specializing in women's labour migration issues in Nepal

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For my last podcast, I sat down with Rojita Adhikari in Basantapur, or Kathmandu Durbar Square, a historic and popular pubic sqaure. Rojita is a Nepali journalist investigating labour trafficking and the conditions of work of women migrant workers, particular those leaving Nepal to perform domestic work in the Gulf countries. A first time interviewer, if I missed any important questions or if you have any additional ones for Rojita, please leave comments!

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Jesse Baltutis - Blog 2: Droughts and food production in South Africa

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Jesse Baltutis

April 17th, 2016

Pretoria, South Africa

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

Droughts and food production in South Africa

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Shanzeh Ameen - Blog 5: Nepal’s Free Visa Free Ticket Policy and Demonstrations 1-8 April

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In this blog post, I discuss the Government of Nepal's Free Visa Free Ticket Policy. The Government of Nepal introduced the policy effective from July 6, 2015 with the aim to mitigate the vulnerabilities related to high recruitment costs. In support of the policy and in hopes for strong implementation, Nepal's National Network for Safe Migration (NNSM) demonstrated for a week in Kathmandu.

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Taiwo Afolabi - Blog 3: ‘Is Vulnerability an element of the art?’ An artist’s Inquiry

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Please see attached a reflection on two elements essential to theatre and arts practice in community engagement.

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Harshada Deshpande - Blog 6: My Very Own Star-Crossed Lovers

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In this blog, I tell the unusual and amusing tale of my home-stay pets, Whiskey and Brandy.  

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Brian Hutchinson - Podcast 6: First hand cases while visiting "The Hope Workers Center"

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I recently travelled to the NGO : "The Hope Workers Center" to learn about realities of some migrants in Taiwan. Their mission

"We educate migrants on their rights, lobby the government for fair employment conditions and assist migrants and immigrants in distress."

Truly inspiring to see work being done to help those in need with courage, resilence, and optimism.

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Elizabeth Thipphawong - Blog 6: Health Camp Photo Essay

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The images in the attached document are from the 9th Annual Health Clinic, hosted by Asian Forum and We Friends Korea. Every year these two organizations collaborate to provide a week long, free health clinic in a rural area of Nepal.