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Comic Guide: 5 Tips to Survive Your First Week of University

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New experiences can be scary. The transition from high school to university can be tough, especially when you go from a class of 30 to a class of 200. In this comic strip blog post, Linnea offers her top five tips for kicking first day jitters to the curb. 

By: Linnea Vo 13107 reads | 0 comments
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How to Capitalize on the Capital: My Insight into Ottawa

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Moving to Ottawa enabled me to grow in new ways, make lasting memories and provide insight into my career and life goals. This article provides steps to make your experience in Ottawa meaningful and will (hopefully) inspire you to make the move. 

By: Melissa Talbot 4778 reads | 0 comments
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An Essential Guide to Healthy Aging - Part 1

Science

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 3144 reads | 0 comments
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An Essential Guide to Healthy Aging - Part 2

Working Students

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 20540 reads | 0 comments
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Working in the Public Service - 3 Key Realizations

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Curious about what it's like working in public service? Joseph breaks down his role as the Web Communications Assistant for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Read on to learn about his experience. 

By: Joseph Hilario 3734 reads | 0 comments
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Exploring the Realities of Startup Life

Entrepreneurship

When you think of a startup, does the HBO series, Silicon Valley come to mind? While the computers, parked bottoms, and long hours don’t stray too far from the truth, Melissa clears up some misconceptions about the startup life.

By: Melissa Ong 13932 reads | 0 comments
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Working for Your Passions Part II: Arrival and Research in Brazil

Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie

In part two of my Brazillian co-op story, I arrive in São Paulo feeling overwhelmed. This all changes as I carry out my research, realizing something very powerful about the connection many Brazilians have to the sport of soccer.  

By: Christopher Maringka 2833 reads | 0 comments
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Things You Learn Journeying (Close to) the Top of the World

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Nowhere are the dire effects of climate change more apparent than in the Arctic. Join Sarah as she recounts her 3-week expedition at the top of the world and the 3 invaluable life lessons learned along the way. 

By: Sarah Gutzmann 4932 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Spotlight: Almira Bardai, the Globetrotting Communicator

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A globetrotting communicator, Almira Bardai is a PR and communications professional with over 17 years of experience in the field working all over the globe from Vancouver to Australia. Read on to learn more about her journey!

By: Pauline Leoncio 12047 reads | 0 comments
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My Journey of Indigeneity (From a Non-Indigenous Perspective)

Co-operative Education

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 23729 reads | 0 comments
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