Educating about Sustainability

Hey everyone, Courtney McQueen here! My stretch experience is about sustainability. I am working with a group based at the University of Calgary, called the Students on Sustainability (SOS). Our objective is to teach students about sustainability. I got to create a module about environmental policy, and then teach it to some high school students. […]

Ending the stigma around Period.

As students in North America, we have been privileged enough to experience quality education, but somehow even in a first world country like ours, we still face barriers when it comes to talking about periods. In Africa, 10% of girls will not go to school during their periods, while in India 50% of girls are […]

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 […]

Open-ing up our Education

By: Akanksha Bhatnagar 2018 was the first year I travelled completely alone. A backpack, myself and my headphones with a broken left ear. I was sitting on the New York Subway, honestly pretty nervous and I was walking around downtown Toronto just hoping to meet Drake. This year, my Stretch Experience allowed me to travel […]

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 […]

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 […]

She said YES!

No…it’s not a wedding proposal.

No…it’s not Say Yes to the Dress.

But I’m willing to bet those fall along the same lines of the first thought that popped into your head when I quoted, “She said YES!”…but why?