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Keep Sight of Your Purpose

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As many university students know, the start of many major projects begins with a very simple thing -- procrastination. And that is definitely what I did before departing for my co-op term in South Korea. However, I soon found that when it comes to teaching you have to have a plan. 

By: Jeremiah Chun Wu Chan 861 reads | 0 comments
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Formalized Curiosity: My Research Experience in Reproductive Medicine

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Have you ever wanted to pursue a Health Research Co-op but didn’t know where to start? Are you fascinated by Reproductive Medicine and Clinical Research? If so then this article is for you. 

By: Miranda Defer 1128 reads | 0 comments
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From Lecture Hall to Elementary Classroom: An Unforgettable Experience

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After an amazing experience with Mediated Learning Academy, I realized that sometimes it takes being in back in an elementary school classroom to remind ourselves of where we learned the most important rules and values about life. 

By: Emily Li 1727 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips on Expanding your Responsibilities and Taking Initiative on Your Work Term

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During her second co-op work term, Emily learned many ways to take on a larger workload and add new skills to her resume. Here are five tips to take initiative in the work place in order to better both your own and your employers' experience. Taking on new and different tasks at work can improve your team productivity, increase what you take away from the term, impress your supervisor, and make your days go by more quickly. 

By: Emily Byam 2894 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Preventing Seniors from Falling

Health Sciences

Every 10 minutes a senior is hospitalized from a fall—a preventable cause of injury and death among seniors. I joined the Fraser Health Patient Safety and Injury Prevention team as part of their multidisciplinary program to prevent seniors from falling. Continue reading to learn more about my co-op experience! 

By: Megan Widmer 2962 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Japan: Traversing Cultures

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After finishing two co-op semesters in Canada, Health Sciences student Samantha Lui wanted to take things farther and ventured off to Japan for eight months as a Research Assistant with the Kao Corporation. Find out how she successfully transitioned into a new environment whilst exploring every part of this exciting country.     

By: Samantha Lui 1693 reads | 0 comments
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An Essential Guide to Healthy Aging - Part 1

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Getting older is typically associated with a decline in health. That’s not the case for the Super Seniors—individuals 85+ never diagnosed with any major medical concern. Join Monique and Olivia as they travel Greater Vancouver and the Island speaking to some remarkable people for whom age is but a number.  

By: Monique Sekhon & Olivia Aguiar 1299 reads | 0 comments
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An Essential Guide to Healthy Aging - Part 2

Health Sciences

Wanna know the secrets of living a long, healthy life? Find out what makes someone a Super Senior in Part 2 of Monique and Olivia’s co-op story as they share what was learned from these amazing individuals and their Essential Guide to Healthy Living, so you too may become a Super Senior!

By: Monique Sekhon & Olivia Aguiar 12714 reads | 0 comments
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My Journey of Indigeneity (From a Non-Indigenous Perspective)

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In this blog, I take you through my personal life story from immigrating to Canada, working and living in a rural First Nations community, to finding a sense of belonging and a second identity, which has forever changed the way I will view the world.

By: Richard Han 14129 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Toronto: My Experience Working for the Ontario Public Service

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Are you a student who, like me, has struggled deciding what career path best suits you? Have you ever wondered what it was like to work in Toronto? Are you considering a career in public service? If you answered yes to any of these, read my post! 

By: Kory Szostak 8406 reads | 0 comments
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Making a Difference: My Co-op Experience as a Child Life Specialist

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Read about how my co-op experience as a Child Life Specialist at Western Society for Children led me to see the ability within disability, and realize that anyone has the power to make a difference!

By: Emily Fukuhara 6497 reads | 0 comments
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Embrace the Unexpected: My Co-op with Fraser Health Authority

Health Sciences

There are very few people who get to see the inside of a hospital morgue. This may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for me it was a golden opportunity. Read to find out how my curiosity led me to places I hadn’t imagined and taught me the importance of embracing the unexpected.

By: Sophia Gaba 5372 reads | 0 comments
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An Experience Learning with Kids with Special Needs

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Saba did her very first co-op work term at the Mediated Learning Academy. In this post, she shares her experiences working with children between the ages of 6 to 9 with special needs and the things she learned with them along the way.  

By: Saba Yassemi 1375 reads | 0 comments
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Beyond Comfort: My Co-op in Korea with TaLK

Health Sciences

I applied as an English instructor in South Korea with the intention of just adding another bulletpoint to my resume. However, the experiences I have gained from teaching and living abroad has made my co-op so much more meaningful than what can be written on paper.  

By: Nancy Nguyen 20734 reads | 0 comments
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Changing Perspectives: How Co-op Helped Me See the Bigger Picture

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I started university with the intention of going to medical school. However, co-op has helped me see that there are so many more possibilities in the field of healthcare. In my article, I discuss my co-op experience and the lessons I learned along the way.

By: Ornela Polovina 10538 reads | 0 comments
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