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 […]

Ending the Age of HIV

By KEREN LUMBALA EDMONTON, JUNE 15—Exactly 10 days out from D-Day. In a week and some change, I’ll be trading what I know as a first world resident for rural Kenya. It was in my second year of university that I learned about HIV/AIDS. I mean, I knew what HIV was before then, don’t get […]

Experiential Retail: The Shopping Centre’s Saving Grace

By JOEL TATLOW EDMONTON, AB-Ten years ago, shopping centres were considered the eminent North American social gathering place; the “new Main Streets of America”. The mall was originally conceived of as a community centre, in which a public could gather for shopping, cultural activity and social interaction in one singular location, and at the shopping […]

Post-Apartheid Art and the Experience of Trauma

My name is Jillian, and I’m getting ready to leave Edmonton for Johannesburg, South Africa to research expressions of trauma in the post-apartheid era. As a political science and sociology double major at the U of A, I spend a lot of my time learning and studying injustice in structures of power. In the winter […]

Place 18: An Urban Planning Student Conference

By HAYLEY WASYLYCIA Conferences: they are a valuable and necessary resource for professionals to stay up to date on current practices, network, and do other professional-related things. But what about students? Student-targeted conferences are quite common nowadays, and operate much the same as professional targeted conferences, distinguished from the latter with lower rates, more student-targeted […]

Joining the Fight Against Injustice

In December 2016, I learned about one of the most devastating form of violence inflicted on a person– human trafficking. The UN defines human trafficking as the recruitment of others by means of force for the purpose of exploitation through prostitution, forced labour, or slavery. Seeing articles about how children are being sexually exploited by their parents […]

Perseverance and Steps Forward

My stretch experience began pretty smoothly. As part of my stretch experience, I attended classes with the Rapid-Fire Theatre Improv group, I started to read about leadership and self-improvement in books and began meeting with my verifier/career coach. I was ready to take the course work learned from the PLLC classes and expand upon it […]