Stories in the category: General Interest
Guest Blog - What it Means to be a Global Citizen
Monday, October 1, 2018 in General Interest
The following blog post was submitted by Claire Brierle. Claire is taking part in an internship through College of the Rockies in Mwanza, Tanzania where she is serving as a Gender Equality Officer with the Mwanza Regional Vocational Training Service Centre. Her role is to encourage women in trades and promote gender equality. Claire graduated in 2018 with a Combined Honours Bachelors Degree in International Development and Sociology from Dalhousie University. Her studies focused on inequality among nations as well as between nations. While at university, Claire worked with newcomers to Canada, and studied in Australia for a semester.
Claire has always had an interest in traveling, learning about new cultures and people, and exploring the world. She aspires to contribute to diminishing the problems that contribute to unemployment, inequality, and poverty. In her free time, Claire enjoys synchronized swimming, hanging out with friends, and going to the beach.
Guest Blog - Building Back Better in Dominica
Thursday, August 23, 2018 in General Interest
The following blog post was submitted by Carter Vance. Carter is taking part in an internship through College of the Rockies in Roseau, Dominica where he is serving as a Disability and Learning Support Officer with Dominica State College. Carter holds an Honours Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Ottawa, an Honours Bachelor of Social Work from Algoma University, and a Master of Arts in Political Economy from Carleton university. Prior to this internship opportunity, Carter worked as a Literacy Councillor at Kasabonika Lake First Nation in Ontario, as a Policy Intern with Emmaus in London, UK, and as a Legislative Researcher with the Senate of Canada. He has published articles on topics related to social work, international affairs and political economy in both academic and non-academic outlets. He is also a published poet and contributes regularly to a number of creative writing outlets.
Global Learning for a Global Planet
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 in General Interest
We live in a changing world, where globalization is becoming the norm. Developing a deeper understanding of the cultures, customs, and worldview of others is becoming a necessity for many career paths and is important for promoting acceptance and tolerance in all societies.
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