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 […]

Learning about FASD prevention in Alberta

“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 […]

Compassionate Care

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 […]

Addressing the historical lack of women in Dentistry

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 […]

Ending the Age of HIV

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 […]