The Personal Enterprise

–Martin Ferguson-Pell, Vice-Principal, Peter Lougheed Leadership College, University of Alberta, Edmonton I’m so pleased to have the opportunity to welcome you to our Peter Lougheed Leadership College (PLLC) Stretch Experience Blog.  I am Martin Ferguson-Pell, Vice Principal of PLLC. Over the last 6 months I have had intense conversations with our scholars as they have […]

A stepping stone towards relief

“The worst pain I’ve ever experienced in my life” “There’s nothing else that feels like it” “Ouchhhhhhhhh” You probably know of someone who currently has kidney stones or has had them before, so these cries of pain may sound pretty familiar. In fact, over half a million individuals go to the emergency room each year […]

Stairway To Nowhere.

To kick off my stretch, I had the pleasure of working with an 8 year old who has grown up with a rare form of cerebral palsy. His goals are to improve running, riding his bike and climbing stairs. And so we began. Walking over hurdles, stepping onto platforms and learning strategies to reduce muscle […]

What We’re About

The Peter Lougheed Leadership College Stretch Experience attempts to move beyond the bounds of textbook learning. That’s because our mentors understand that being a leader involves hands on, self-driven approaches–the kinds that our scholars want to be doing for themselves. That’s why PLLC scholars create projects and spend 200 hours over the summer months driving their own […]

Stretching Before The Stretch

By Moe Khan There are many parts to my stretch experience that i would like to highlight. But i think one important aspect that i did not get to highlight in any other piece of work submitted towards my stretch is the preparation of my stretch experience and how I knew it was the right […]

International Indigenous Collaboration

Welcome to My Stretch Experience! Introduction Before I get into the specific details and outcomes of my project, I want start off by introducing myself. I would also like to take this opportunity to give the appropriate background information for those who do not know what a “stretch experience” is. My name is Kaitlyn Walcheske, […]

Gender Parity in Grande Prairie: 22% Isn’t Good Enough

Xaverie’s Previous Blog Peter Lougheed Leadership Scholar Xaverie MacLennan ponders the importance of equal representation of women on City Council in Grande Prairie. 68% of Grande Prairie’s residents are under the age of 45. I belong to this age group, and am also a part of the 43% of residents that identify as female, as reported […]

A Welcoming Home

I have been in Tanzania for the past 10 weeks as part of my internship with the Student Invested in Health Association (SIHA). SIHA is a student run nonprofit organization in Edmonton that focuses on working with the community to improve community health and well-being. For the past seven years SIHA has been working in […]