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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Planting Seeds, to Grow Trees, In the Shade of Which We May Never Sit

By Katie MacLean What do you find at the intersection of youth leadership and service, mentorship and support, personal growth and development, and connection with some incredible humans? The Alberta Mentorship Program! The Alberta Mentorship Program (AMP) is a not-for-profit society in Alberta with the mission of connecting youth mentors aged 16-27 to provide peer-support, teaching assistance, […]

Place 18: An Urban Planning Student Conference

By HAYLEY WASYLYCIA Conferences: they are a valuable and necessary resource for professionals to stay up to date on current practices, network, and do other professional-related things. But what about students? Student-targeted conferences are quite common nowadays, and operate much the same as professional targeted conferences, distinguished from the latter with lower rates, more student-targeted […]

Signing Abroad

By BRITTANY BOYKO  When I first explain to people that I know American Sign Language (ASL) I get a few different responses from individuals whom have little contact with the Deaf community; the one I receive most frequently is “So do you have a family member or a friend who is Deaf? To which I […]