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Co-op in Japan: Traversing Cultures

Personal Development

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.     

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Overcoming Cultural Pressures in University: A Personal Journey

Diversity & Inclusion

Being a university student in pursuit of a career is not easy, but when you factor in the pressures you face from your family, culture, and surrounding environment, it can become even tougher. This post tells the story of one student who dealt with overcoming these pressures and discovered something they loved to do.

By: Henna Pahal 7398 reads | 0 comments
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Defogging the Future: 10 Anxiety-Lowering and Empowering Resources for the “Lost” Student

Career Services

Almost all of us have experienced those all-encompassing feelings of fear, dread, and confusion that so often go hand-in-hand with moving through life and figuring out what it is you want to do. Thankfully, there are ways to prevent anxiety from taking control. Check out this list of on-campus and online resources to find something that works for you!

By: Teghan Mcdonald 17144 reads | 0 comments
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It’s Part of My DNA: An Interview with Amber Funk Barton

Personal Development

An interview with the artistic director of a contemporary dance company. Brittany speaks to Amber about her upcoming solo work, past work and background in dance, thoughts on opportunities for emerging dancers, and more!  

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The Vicious Cycle of the Contemporary College Student

Life Experience

You may be stuck in a cycle familiar to many university students. Learn to recognize the signs of this cycle, and make 2017 the year you finally do that thing you said you would. It’s a new year, why not try something new?

By: Kayla Nowlan 5345 reads | 0 comments
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The Semester Survival Guide: Six Tips and Tricks to Keep You on Track!

ENGAGE

Another new year means another new semester! From buying an old fashioned agenda to letting your employer know your schedule, keep yourself on track with our semester survival guide. 

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

first semester

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 14185 reads | 0 comments
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How to Capitalize on the Capital: My Insight into Ottawa

Co-operative Education

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 5736 reads | 0 comments
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An Essential Guide to Healthy Aging - Part 1

Working Students

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 3831 reads | 0 comments
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An Essential Guide to Healthy Aging - Part 2

Research

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 21194 reads | 0 comments
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