Compassionate Care

Most people have a good idea of what compassion looks like. There are numerous theories surrounding the topic on how to be a compassionate person and genuine attempts by many at incorporating aspects of kindness into their daily lives – the act of compassion looks different to everyone. In my Stretch, I was honored to […]

New York City Has Renewed My Faith In American Politics

By Anna Seefeldt The allure of New York City is clear: a city rich with opportunity and diversity, addicting in its promise of success and new beginnings. I was told that once I lived here, I would never want to leave. I can honestly say that now I understand why. Known for it’s steep price […]

Depolarizing the Conversation around Climate Change

By Natasha Pye When was the last time you talked about climate change at the dinner table? Unless you’re working at the Pembina Institute, climate change does not often come up in conversation. Especially here in Alberta. It’s an incredibly polarizing topic touching on issues of livelihoods, internalized guilt, and most of all, politics. How […]

Supporting Victims of Hate Crimes

As a third year university student, I am lucky to say I haven’t experienced a substantial act of hate that I can vividly recall. The Alberta Hate Crimes Committee defines a hate crime as “Any criminal offence committed against a person or property, which is motivated in whole or in part by the suspects’ hate, […]

Oil-Gas-Environment-Me

By Shaurya Karki Fort St. John, BC –  This has been a very interesting summer, touch wood. I am in the middle of “stretching” myself and loose muscles have never felt better. I am up North interning with the British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission (BCOGC).  In a nutshell, this single-window regulatory agency is responsible […]

Creating Simplicity – The Fijian Way

BULA! Today is a good day. My outlook is clear, my perspective is positive and my mind is active. The past is the past, the future is the future and the now is the now. In this very moment, we are living in the now and in order to be 100% content with where we […]