Convocation in the Pouring Rain

Milestone events tend to make me more pensive than usual. This year’s convocation was no exception. In this post, I try to capture what the day felt like for me and offer just one of many accounts of the experience. To the graduating class of 2017, particularly to the Science ‘B’ graduates, this is to our collective memory and moving forward. (more…)

5 Life Lessons I Learnt from my Internship Abroad


Last summer, I had the trip of a lifetime when I was offered an internship in San Francisco with a non-profit organization who’s mandate dealt with everything I believed in and loved. I had spent most of my life growing up in one of the suburbs of Vancouver, and coming from a low-income household, never really had the opportunity to travel – inside or outside of Canada. Hence, I was beyond excited to fly across the country to sunny California to get to work!


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