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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.

Nate Jost - Blog 4: Pieces of the Migration Puzzle (GOV)

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I don’t think it’s only because my internship in migration has made me more attentive to the issues; migration is in the limelight across the world in an unprecedented way. Recent statements and subsequent actions from England and America, supported by many of their constituents, have created gut-wrenching, visceral reactions throughout the world. And the world seems to be becoming increasingly polarized on the subject. Some can clearly articulate their position on the issues, others feel the issues passionately but cannot give a well-formed response, and still others are on the fence.

Nicola Craig Hora - Blog 6: Planning for the Unimaginable

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Disasters are unpredictable and can occur without warning. It is this unpredictability that complicates the act of planning for a large-scale emergency event. How can a region plan for scenarios it has no experience with and how can one possibly train emergency personnel for every single possible disaster situation? These are questions that cities are left facing in the 21st century and what has led to the creation of international frameworks for action such as the Hyogo Framework for Action (2005-2015) and more recently the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030).

Bhiamie Williamson - Blog 2: New Perspectives and Fresh Approaches

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Recently, I have been reflecting on my time in Yunesit’in. Specifically, I have been thinking deeply about some of the core issues at the heart of my project and how I have and continue to engage with these. This blog will remain consistent with the approach I adopted in my previous blogs, acting as a sort of canvas where I can organise my experiences and consider my thoughts in order to arrive at a heightened sense of awareness of what I am doing (questioning what I am doing is something I struggle with from time to time during research).