Remember it is okay to take a step back and breathe

Whenever I have an idea, my plan of action is always to go full speed ahead. But mind you, I would always come up with a plan first although that doesn’t stop me from getting ahead of myself. My original plan for my Stretch was to create a working prototype of the app that my […]

When Teaching Becomes Learning

Hallo semuanya. Nama saya Snehaa. Aku dari Canada!! My first introduction was one of the ongoing jokes some of my students in Bandung, Indonesia had about me. Clad in a long cotton dress with Indian patterns, and dangling jhumkas, I would proudly say that I was Canadian, with ready responses to any protests or confused […]

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 […]