- Jan. 18, 2019
Seismically monitoring an active volcano in Spain? That's last thing I thought I was going to do when I first started at the University of Waterloo five years ago!
Whenever the choice for a new opportunity crops up, I always ask which option scares me most. And that's the one I choose. This has been the fundamental question I ask myself every term when choosing a co-op job, and it led me to my recent position as a seismology intern in Europe.
- Jan. 4, 2019
Five years before I arrived at the University of Waterloo to begin my MA in Language and Professional Writing (as it was then called), I moved to Ndejje, a small town in south-central Uganda that I would call home for the next three years. I was 25 years old, had taught junior high school in northern Manitoba for the previous three years, and was now a volunteer with the Mennonite Central Committee. My official assignment was to teach science and mathematics to young adults at a nationally acclaimed teacher-training college that had been devastated in the recently-ended civil war.
- Dec. 14, 2018
There are few truly wild places left in the world. The middle of the North Atlantic is one of them. It’s not a place I ever expected to be.