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 […]
“There is no other chemical that we can ingest that is more dangerous for an unborn baby than alcohol”. Then why is there a prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)? Why do see more than 450 new cases a year in Alberta? I set out to find the answers to these questions. They’ve stumped […]
Most people have a good idea of what compassion looks like. There are numerous theories surrounding the topic on how to be a compassionate person and genuine attempts by many at incorporating aspects of kindness into their daily lives – the act of compassion looks different to everyone. In my Stretch, I was honored to […]
Would you ever grab a stranger’s leg or arm without asking if it is okay with them first? Probably not. This is how seniors feel if you had just touched the handles of their wheelchair to move them. To them, this is analogous to someone touching their legs and to go ahead and just do […]
My name is Tasha, and I am a dental student at the University of Alberta. For my stretch, I have decided to work closer to home. As a dental student, I noticed that there is a lack of female mentorship due to the historical lack of women in the program. According to the ADEA, just […]
By KEREN LUMBALA EDMONTON, JUNE 15—Exactly 10 days out from D-Day. In a week and some change, I’ll be trading what I know as a first world resident for rural Kenya. It was in my second year of university that I learned about HIV/AIDS. I mean, I knew what HIV was before then, don’t get […]
When you hear hoofbeats, it isn’t always a horse.