Promoting Inclusivity

Azan Esmail The University of Alberta High School Model United Nations conference (HSMUN) is the largest high school Model United Nations conference in western Canada. HSMUN is an annual non-for-profit three-day conference that is hosted in late February for high school students across Alberta. Founded in 2002, HSMUN offers an opportunity for around 500 Alberta […]

Looking Through Different Lenses

By Phoebe Marinakis A man walks down the street, looks at his phone, it’s 6:30pm, the bus arrives in 10 minutes, sits at the bus stop and waits for the bus to arrive, he’s on his phone, thinking about what he wants to eat later. The bus arrives, he gets on, sits down, and makes […]

First Days Leading to Today

Christy Kan I remember… my first day in Canada: fresh air, blue skies, neverending prairies, and the scent of freshly cut grass. It was a beautiful summer day in Edmonton and in the eyes of five year-old me who had newly immigrated from Hong Kong to Canada, I was absolutely elated to be in a […]

Explore la Poc 2019

By Mohamed Bah. Hi all! This summer for my Stretch Experience I had the opportunity to be a monitor for the Explore Program in la Pocatière, Quebec, for 6 weeks. These weeks were a learning and giving experience that will live on eternally in my mind. From the standpoint of a multilingual person, I had […]

Lending and Developing a Helping Hand

Luke Sperry According to advancedamputees.com, there are over 1 million limb amputations performed globally every year, which translates to a rate of one limb lost every thirty seconds. Although partial hand / finger amputees constitute a large portion of this statistic, due to perhaps the precise abilities of the human finger and its relatively small […]

Stretching at TusStar in China

Hello! My name is Xiaoyu Jin.  My stretch experience starts at TusStar, which is one of the largest business incubators in China.  What is TusStar? What does business incubator do? TusStar is the leading university science park incubator in China. Its holding company is owned by Tsinghua University. TusStar helps startups and scaleups to develop […]

The Challenge Behind Challenge Studies: The Hepatitis C Perspective

As a third year immunology student in the University of Alberta’s Specialization program I spend most of my time learning about the dozens of different bacteria, virus, fungi and parasites that plague humanity. From memorizing virulence factors to drawing out countless mechanisms of infection all night, I can now say immunology and the immune system […]

Health & Wellness in the North, Eh?

Hey, how’s it going? My name’s Arjun Khabra. I’ve been a resident of Chateh, AB for two and a half months now and have been serving as the Public Health intern for the Dene Tha’ First Nation at their health centre. Little did I know that “public health” and “health and wellness” can literally involve […]

Reflecting on my Time at the Indigenous Wellness Clinic

Hey all, my name is Ajay Gill! For my stretch experience, I have been volunteering at the Indigenous Wellness Clinic (IWC), a multidisciplinary Indigenous-focused health center. The IWC provides the same primary care health services as any other clinic (check-ups/follow-ups, prescriptions, examinations, etc) but the staff use a multicultural approach that incorporates principles of Indigenous […]

La vie à Grenoble: What could go wrong?

By: John Chmilar We have all heard about the student who went abroad for a semester and came back and tells stories about how it “totally changed their life”. It happens because of all the problems you face! The first thing I realized upon arriving in France is that my French is nowhere near as […]