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Tyler Blackman - Blog1: Thinking about 'de-growth' in Kerala, India

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An introduction to Tyler's academic background and Master's research in Kerala, India. 

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Alex Lloyd- Blog 1: Oh, the Places You'll Go.

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Hello fellow globetrotters!

My name is Alex Lloyd. I figure I will kick off my blog for CAPI and QES while I sit here in the Los Angeles Airport for the next couple of hours, before my final flight to Melbourne. 

Nicola Craig Hora - Blog 8: Post-internship Reflections

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With help from the Asia Pacific Foundation and the University of Victoria’s Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives, I spent 8 months working for an organization called CITYNET in their project office located in Yokohama, Japan.

Tasneem Bhaidu - Community Engagement Project: Gender and my Reflections

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The following is a podcast for my community engagement project post-internship in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It has been over a month since I have returned to Canada from Bangladesh. In my podcast, I talk about me experience as a woman in Canada versus what I noticed the experience for women was like in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Please keep in mind that these are all my opinions only and come from my experiences only. 

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Katherine Gust- Blog 4: Looking for a Bow (GOV)

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I’m sitting here in the jungles of West Java, Indonesia, reflecting. The past six months seem to have lasted a lifetime. My mind is flooded with glimpses of joy, of meaning, of angst and anxiety, my body reacting viscerally to each memory. With many questions riddling the pages of my notebook regarding best practice, ethics, impact, sustainability, brokenness, and hope whirling around my mind.

Danielle Leblanc-Cyr - Blog 4: Discussions (Rather than Debates) on Immigration

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Having spent the past week in the West Java Hills, Indonesia, a slight detour on my way home to Canada from Quezon City, I have had plenty of time to reflect on my internship in the Philippines. This reflection time has allowed me to think open-mindedly, yet critically, about the country in which I spent the past six months, and especially about the growing phenomenon of migration around the world.

Zahura Ahmed - Blog 4: Challenging Dominant Narratives - GOV

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Nearing the end of my internship, I find myself thinking a lot about what I’ve learned and what I will take back with me to Canada. I feel like I cannot adequately communicate the lived experiences and realities of migration that I’ve seen so many people experience…that I cannot do these stories & realities justice.

Aracy Selvakumar - Blog 4: Debrief and Heading home

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For my final blog post, I thought I'd share some of my thoughts upon completing my 6 months in Nepal. Attached below is a conversation I had with fellow intern, Bethlehem Daniel during our debrief in Indonesia.

-Aracy

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Taiwo Afolabi - Blog 3: Performing the not-yet : creating meaningful dialogue in refugee advocacy through applied theatre

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In this short writeup, I reflect on a workshop I designed and facilitated during one of the Centre for Global Studies' Global Talks sessions at the University of Victoria. The interactive workshop centered on using applying theatre as a viable tool to perform the 'not-yet'. I invited participants to brainstorm on issues that relate to refugees/internally displaced persons for collective action characterized by 'educated hope'.

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Jeanique Tucker - Blog 3: Tivoli

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My current research is on violence and the ways that it can often dehumanize those who are already vulnerable.  I am preoccupied with exploring how certain groups are targeted and the legacies such violations leave on the collective consciousness of a community.  I am interested in the case of Jamaica specifically, because I was born and raised there but I am also interested in comparing Jamaica against other countries known for similar levels of state violence.  Growing up in Jamaica I saw police violence first hand and I saw it often.