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Archive: November 2016

Katherine Gust - Blog 3: What can we do? (GOV)

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What can we do?

You tell me there is a problem,

A problem that is hard to change,

One that, “I will never fully understand, even if I had observed it first hand.”

I naturally resist and hate that statement, however true,

Danielle Leblanc-Cyr - Blog 3: Advertising in the Philippines and its Potential Impacts (GE)

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Before beginning this blog post, I think it’s important to say that I am not a doctor, nor do I have any qualification that allows me to say for sure what is “healthy” or “unhealthy.” The following post is not meant to say what is a healthy or unhealthy body or body image, nor is it meant to be critical of anyone’s physique, or the physique to which they aspire.

Taiwo Afolabi Blog - Blog 2: My Poetry Inquiry

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This blog is a reflective piece through poetry from my community of practice, research and personal thought process. Written in three short separate poems, I reflect on different social issues that have global-local implications and it is inspired by stories from applied theatre projects that I have undertaken among seniors, refugee youth, undocumented migrants, immigrant workers and displaced persons here in Victoria, Canada and elsewhere.

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Jeanique Tucker - Blog 2: Fatigue

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I am in a constant state of agitation. I am fatigued.  I started the year enthused about its possibilities but reality has a way of undermining expectations at every turn.  I am not without hope or agency or drive, but helplessness is a feeling that finds its way inside those moments, muting my perception of the outcomes.  But, I continue to push forward, to try to make change where I can, all the while recognizing my limitations.  I try to remind myself that limitations aren't automatic failures, but tests that require you prove your mettle.

Bhiamie Eckford-Williamson - Blog 2: Research, Resilience and Longing

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My mind feels like a clogged drain lately. Information and ideas are trickling through slowly, yet the process is slow and arduous. Even though the ideas eventually make their way through, the length of time it takes causes frustration, worsening the blockage and compounding the effect. I am hoping the process of writing this Blog acts as ‘draino’, clearing the blockage, releasing the flow of information in a steady and reliable manner once gain.

Joel Toorenburgh - Blog 6: The Bubble

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**Disclaimer: The following is personal blog based on my individual experience in Dhaka, Bangladesh.** 

Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral. 

― Paulo Freire

When we aren’t directly confronted with an issue, it’s easy to ignore it. When we don’t know an issue, when we don’t see it, or we aren’t informed of the stakes at play, it’s really really easy to ignore it. 

Danae Zachari – Blog 5: Forced Migration

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In this blog post I briefly discuss the work of Foucault and Agamben, two of my favourite theorists, on biopolitics. They explore the relation between human life and political power, and discuss how a sovereign's power enables the killing of those perceived to be a threat to the overall population. This power often leads to discrimination and to the justification of brutal acts. Then, I briefly discuss one of my roles at MSRI and some of my views on qualitative and quantitative studies.

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Kimberly Copeland - Blog 6: Social Enterprise Opportunities for Malaysian NGOs

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A recent opportunity at MSRI I have been able to collaborate on is MSRI’s vocational training program-turned social enterprise, CINTA. CINTA targets the female refugee and asylum-seeker population of MSRI and hopes to provide them with the technical skills to make handicrafts such as jewelry, handbags, napkins, aprons, etc. that are sold in fairs, bazaars, and private functions. The money collected from these events becomes a source of revenue for the women (and their families) who participate in the program.

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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