Harder than it looks

Hello everyone! My name is Katherine Tilbury and I am one of the Peter Lougheed Scholars from Forum 1B (Buzz!). I am 21 years old, and up until this point in my life I would introduce myself by saying that “I am a 21-year-old student, musician and teacher.” I currently reside in Edmonton, Alberta and […]

Some-fin must be wrong in these troubled waters

By Tianna Clarke More people die each year worldwide from champagne corks and falling vending machines than sharks… can you believe that? So why are we so afraid? Do we fear sharks because of the way they are portrayed in pop culture? Probably. Because for most people, watching Jaws may be as close as an […]

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 […]

Post-Apartheid Art and the Experience of Trauma

My name is Jillian, and I’m getting ready to leave Edmonton for Johannesburg, South Africa to research expressions of trauma in the post-apartheid era. As a political science and sociology double major at the U of A, I spend a lot of my time learning and studying injustice in structures of power. In the winter […]

Stretching Before The Stretch

By Moe Khan There are many parts to my stretch experience that i would like to highlight. But i think one important aspect that i did not get to highlight in any other piece of work submitted towards my stretch is the preparation of my stretch experience and how I knew it was the right […]

International Indigenous Collaboration

Welcome to My Stretch Experience! Introduction Before I get into the specific details and outcomes of my project, I want start off by introducing myself. I would also like to take this opportunity to give the appropriate background information for those who do not know what a “stretch experience” is. My name is Kaitlyn Walcheske, […]