Category: A Canadian Abroad

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Arctic Frontiers Emerging Leaders Days 1 & 2| January 2020

In Fall 2019, in the midst of completing my MSc dissertation, I was researching opportunities for youth to become engaged in Arctic issues, and stumbled upon Arctic Frontier’s call for Emerging Leaders with special interest in the Arctic. Their website announced, “Call for new candidates: Arctic Frontiers Emerging Leaders is now open for new candidates from business, public sector and academia!” I read how, … Read More Arctic Frontiers Emerging Leaders Days 1 & 2| January 2020

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A blue(bird) Christmas | France & Italy 2019

It has been so long since I last wrote, WordPress’ template has changed! Honestly, I have returned to this page numerous times to draft my post about our extravagant Christmas in Chamonix, but how does one use typed words to do such a whirlwind of a week justice? So, let’s start at the beginning. While suffering a bout of homesickness in London, I looked … Read More A blue(bird) Christmas | France & Italy 2019

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Masters of Science, distinctly | December 2019

Coming soon…

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Racing along the Jurassic Coast Path | November 2019

Aforementioned in Run, Write, Repeat, Jessica and I spent much of our time in Valencia exploring the city by foot as we trained for the Endurance Life Half Marathon. A combination of early morning, pre-heat runs and evening sunset jogs through the park kept us motivated and fit as we powered through our dissertations. Once back in London, Chris, Stephanie, and Harry joined us … Read More Racing along the Jurassic Coast Path | November 2019

Berlin Tattoo | November 2019

Having performed in the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo (2015), the Kremlin Military Tattoo (2017), and the Belfast International Tattoo (2019), I was well aware of the cross-cultural exchanges and learning opportunities that exist within the realm of the arena floor. Dancing in Berlin, however, during the 30th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, over Remembrance Day weekend, was an experience unlike … Read More Berlin Tattoo | November 2019

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West Highland Way | Day 6

And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling. Shanti

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West Highland Way | Day 5

Still round the corner, there may wait, a new road or a secret gate. J.R.R. Tolkien

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West Highland Way | Day No. 4

Don’t mind me. I’m as happy as a cricket here. Jo March (Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women)

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West Highland Way | Days No. 2 & 3

I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery – air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.” Sylvia Plath

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West Highland Way | Day No 1

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it; boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Dancing up a storm | Belfast, N. Ireland

In the second grade, I would go over to my friend Megan’s house and we would skip around to the Riverdance album. With time we would learn the difference between Highland and Irish step dancing, but at 8 years old, all we needed was a good Celtic beat to get us fired up and practicing our pas de basques and reels. I hadn’t thought … Read More Dancing up a storm | Belfast, N. Ireland