Category Archives: Student Posts

“Education is the New Buffalo”

    It is after 4:00pm, February 22nd of the year twenty-nineteen, which was the last moment of the Sustainable Cities program in Calgary, Alberta. As I reflect on our experiences during the program, I realize that I have made … Continue reading

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Homelessness at Home 2019 Reflection

It’s difficult to put into concise words the range of emotions I experienced throughout the week on this ucalgarycares trip. Before embarking on this journey, there was the expected excitement and nervousness as I tried my best to mentally prepare … Continue reading

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“Let food be thy medicine; and medicine be thy food.” ~Hippocrates

Food (or the lack thereof) has an immense capacity to bring people together. Communities revel in their ability to share and experience traditional food, it builds a sense of identity for them. This year I, and nine other beautiful souls … Continue reading

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Finding Yourself in Others

  Time: 9:17 pm Toronto local time, Date: last day and last hours of this trip. I am writing this right after an awards ceremony with my team – I am in tears over the fact that this trip is … Continue reading

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My volunteer experience at Medical Mercy Canada-ucalgarycares Night of Service

Medical Mercy Canada first sparked my interest when I read about their mission. Their mission to help others by providing medical assistance to those in need had really inspired me. They are a Canadian volunteer organization, providing support services to … Continue reading

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Gaining Work Experience Before Finishing a Bachelor’s Degree

  I remember the moment that I found I was accepted to the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Arts Co-operative Education program. I was so excited to tell my family and friends because I was thrilled about the opportunity. I … Continue reading

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“In the Yukon, we all take one for the team”

When I first applied to be part of the Indigenous Leadership and Engagement program, I did not realize the extent to which 11 days volunteering in the Yukon would alter my perspectives about life and community. Leading up to the … Continue reading

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Rewarding and Life Changing

My favorite part of the trip was seeing the beautiful scenery and lakes in the Yukon. As soon as I arrived at the place we stayed (the Kluane Lake Research Station), I was fascinated by the breathtaking views that surrounded … Continue reading

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My time in the Land of the Midnight Sun

The ucalgarycares 2018 – Indigenous Leadership and Engagement Yukon trip far exceeded my expectations in so many ways. This trip was a personal one because the main reason I wanted to go was to learn more about Indigenous communities in … Continue reading

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My love for the Yukon runs deep

When I applied to the Indigenous Leadership and Engagement (Yukon) program, I had the approach that all I would do is to sit amongst the elders and learn everything in that mode of teaching. I felt that because I wanted … Continue reading

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