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 […]

‘Time is Brain’: Acute Stroke Care in the NWT

YELLOWKNIFE—Living in a city, we often take for granted the bountiful and diverse medical services that are available to us. In places like Edmonton, advanced medical facilities employing specialized services are feasible establishments because the population of our city and the surrounding communities demand it. The North, however, is a different story. The Northwest Territories, […]

How To Not Waste Your Summer

By RADHA SAIKIA I was having coffee with my supervisor at one of our regular check-ins, and he asked me a series of questions that I hadn’t considered before. I won’t bore you with the specifics, but here’s a question for you: Do you watch Netflix? (I hope the answer is yes, because this entire […]

Adventures into the Unknown

Hello PLLC blog readers! I am Liam McCoy, an Honors Neuroscience student and PLLC Scholar from Forum 1C. For my stretch experience I spent a month in a community in the North West Territories known to the local Dene descendants as Liidlii Kue, and to the government as Fort Simpson. I worked with the Liidlii […]

Names, Faces and Colourful Umbrellas

by Yomna Elshamy What to do when you look at someone and only see a label? I was faced with this dilemma on my first day volunteering with youth who have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). You see, before that day I spent a month reading about the disorder, watching videos, being told all of […]

Kissing Without Tongue

A Blog Post by Tanisha Kotowich In conjunction with the documentary “Tanisha Takes Ukraine“   In front of you stands a stout man, totaling five feet ten inches; he is as wide as he is tall. The sweat on his face accumulates as rapidly as the Ukrainian words spilling from his mouth. You, with no […]

Foreign Business Culture

This summer has been hands down one of the most memorable summers I’ve had. I was able to connect back to my roots and was able to land a volunteering position at an accounting and taxation clinic in India. Not only was this stretch experience a great learning experience for me in terms of learning […]

Environmental Health!

While healthcare and training for physicians continues to improve over the years, one important aspect of training and research is often overlooked. That is the influence of the environment and its associated impacts on our health, specifically, the impact it has on children. My stretch experience is composed of my involvement with The Children’s Environmental […]