Category: Academic

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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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Masters of Science, distinctly | December 2019

Coming soon…

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Krakow UNESCO City of Literature | August 2019

Freakonomics authors Steven D. Levitt and Steven J. Dubner refer to a study that found children who grow up in homes with books will score higher on academic tests, and the more books one is surrounded by, the longer they stay in school. As I complete my 19th (non-consecutive) year of schooling with aspirations of continuing my studies towards a PhD, I have to … Read More Krakow UNESCO City of Literature | August 2019

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UN PRME UKI Conference 2019

“Aujourd’hui, je vais vous parler de…” My first public speaking competition was in the fifth grade when our French Immersion class was tasked with preparing a speech as part of Concours d’Art Oratoire. The topic of my presentation? Emily Carr, my favourite artist at the time (whose works I still cherish). I detailed Carr’s early childhood, and her passionate portrayal of Western Canadian forests … Read More UN PRME UKI Conference 2019

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South Africa Series: No. 4

My sisters and I were raised on a healthy dose of Willie Nelson, Dire Straits, and Paul Simon. Don’t get me wrong, we could also belt out every Disney song under the sun, but it was more common for us to know all the lyrics to You’re the One or Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain. Whenever I hear these songs today, I am … Read More South Africa Series: No. 4

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South Africa Series: No. 3

你要去哪里 | Nǐ yào qù nǎlǐ | Where are you going? This is one of the few phrases I can recall from my middle school Mandarin classes. I studied the beautifully complex language for two years, yet I can only remember a few basic phrases. What I do remember, arguably more importantly, were the lessons I learned about Chinese culture during these classes. Through … Read More South Africa Series: No. 3