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 […]

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 […]

Queering it up in West Central Sask!

Sheldon Cannon PRIDE MONTH is upon us!! Fitting for the occasion, the West Central Queer-Straight Alliance officially kicked off this week, aiming to support the local queer community and promote inclusivity in our corner of rural Saskatchewan. As in every community, there has always been queerness afoot in Kindersley, Sk. and surrounding area, however, there […]

Increasing Support for Mental Health and Wellness Through Education

My Stretch Experience – Kayla Gulka As a first scholar of the Peter Lougheed Leadership College at the University of Alberta and having just finished my third year of my Elementary Education degree program I am excited to share what I have been working on this summer! The “Stretch Experience” is a task that all […]

I’ve Gone National

By Adam Brown   When this is called a “stretch experience”, that’s a perfect way to describe the last 8 months of my life. One of those stretching facets, the one which I have chosen to use for this project, is that I am serving as Chair of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations. CASA […]

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 […]

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 […]