Education in Reconciliation: A Necessary Banality

By Regan Brodziak “Education. We need to educate our children.” Of all the responses to the question of how people foresee themselves participating in reconciliation, education always emerges as a top contender. The children are the future, they reason. They are the solution. I was always skeptical of this response. Of course, it’s an unfairly […]

Sustainability with Syncrude: the True ‘Berta Experience

By Kyle Chankasingh Growing up as a millennial in Alberta, I have often been subjected to a sense of cognitive dissonance towards the oil sands. Critics tend to argue that the industry is significantly contributing to climate change and destroying the planet, whereas the classic Albertan argument is that oil industry is necessary to provide […]

Joint Excursions

^I’m the guy in the middle ready to back spot, not Yoshihiro! By Rory Storm   A project on a schedule It’s almost August, I still have a bunch of hours to hit (sigh), oh well, not really a big issue.  Tip #1 for my future PLLC peers is not to focus on the hours.  […]

To Be Here Together

By Liza Chatterjee For the four months of summer 2018, I am working as an intern in the University of Alberta’s Engage North program. This program, which partners students with different Indigenous communities in the North has brought me to Chateh, Alberta. Chateh is a community of approximately 1,500 people in the northwest corner of […]

Tunisia’s Hidden Potential.

Tunisia is definitely a beautiful place if you move away from the shore lines and head towards the urban areas. That’s where much of the history is located, and that’s where I went this summer. I came to Tunisia prepared to travel to the urban areas but to my surprise, there was more to be […]

Peeking into Public Maternal Health Awareness in Urban India

By Riya Patel I strongly believe that the health of women parallels the health of a society. Women’s critical role as life givers allows our society to move forward, but we must ensure that we move forward as a wholesome and healthy society. The health of women during pregnancy is of utmost importance not only […]

Exploring the Weight of the Future

By Reshma Sirajee For most people when you are sick, you go to the hospital. You wait for the doctor to do an exam, receive a diagnosis and leave. In this scenario, healthcare accessibility appears clear-cut and, under Canada’s universal health care policy, the cost is covered. Unfortunately, this is not the case for 5.2 […]

The eye-opening experience a Menstrual Hygiene Project in India brought me

 By Simran Gulati  On May 23rd, third day of my menstrual hygiene project, I was at a local government school in Dhanas, about to begin my presentation when a female, science teacher stopped me. She said my actions of educating teenage boys and girls on menstruation were unacceptable, disrespectful and misguiding. She said, they polluted […]

Learning about FASD prevention in Alberta

“There is no other chemical that we can ingest that is more dangerous for an unborn baby than alcohol”. Then why is there a prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)? Why do see more than 450 new cases a year in Alberta? I set out to find the answers to these questions. They’ve stumped […]

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 […]