Peeking into Public Maternal Health Awareness in Urban India

By Riya Patel I strongly believe that the health of women parallels the health of a society. Women’s critical role as life givers allows our society to move forward, but we must ensure that we move forward as a wholesome and healthy society. The health of women during pregnancy is of utmost importance not only […]

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 […]

New York City Has Renewed My Faith In American Politics

By Anna Seefeldt The allure of New York City is clear: a city rich with opportunity and diversity, addicting in its promise of success and new beginnings. I was told that once I lived here, I would never want to leave. I can honestly say that now I understand why. Known for it’s steep price […]

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 […]

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 […]