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A LETTER TO MYSELF ON MY FIRST DAY AT THE UNIVERSITY

August 31, 2018

A letter to myself on my first day at the university: Dear Caitlyn, If there is one piece of advice I can give you as you begin these next four years, it is to find and practice something that actually provides self-care for you. I promise you that vegging out and watching Netflix may feel like a good thing because it numbs your brain, but you just feel more groggy and gross afterward. Find something to do either alone as well as something with someone

PROVINCE BLOG SERIES: SASKATCHEWAN & ALBERTA

August 10, 2018

Moving on to our third last blog for our provinces blog series, we find Saskatchewan and Alberta. Now, I’ve toured through Saskatchewan a year ago and saw a lot of it which was fun. But I’ve only been in the Alberta airports, unfortunately… SASKATCHEWAN: – This province doesn’t observe daylight savings. Half of the year their time zone matches Manitoba’s time, the other half it matches Alberta’s time. – Their capital is Regina, which is a charming city if you ask me. They call this

PROVINCE BLOG SERIES: MANITOBA

August 7, 2018

Moving on to our next blog, this one is SPECIFICALLY for where you find Booth… Manitoba! For those who are moving to this great province, I think it’s good to learn some new things… Here we go! MANITOBA: – It is one of the three Prairie provinces. – Their capital is Winnipeg, where Booth is found in the heart of downtown. – They also have the Winnipeg Jets here! – This province is known as a central province. – This province, not to be confused

PROVINCE BLOG SERIES: QUEBEC & ONTARIO

August 3, 2018

So we have now completed 4 of our provinces, and we now move onto Quebec and Ontario! I have visited Ontario before, but Quebec is still a mystery….. QUEBEC: – It is Canada’s largest province by land area. (This surprised me too.) – I’ve heard they have fantastic poutine, and that even if you think you hate poutine, you won’t after having some from the family-owned places here. – Their primary language is French, not English. – Their capital is Quebec City, but the biggest

PROVINCE BLOG SERIES: NEW BRUNSWICK AND PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

July 31, 2018

Moving on to our next two provinces, we find New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. The last blog I covered Nova Scotia, where I grew up as a child, and Newfoundland, where my whole family lives. Now we move on to two more provinces that I’ve visited. It’s been a goal of mine to visit all of the provinces, but I’m a couple shy of finishing… NEW BRUNSWICK: – We are still looking at Atlantic Provinces! It is the 3rd of 4 that I have

PROVINCE BLOG SERIES: NEWFOUNDLAND & NOVA SCOTIA

July 27, 2018

So for my next Blog series I’ve decided to spice things up a bit. As a student living in residence, I live very far away from home. Not as far as some! But my part of Canada is VERY different than Manitoba. So in honour of this, I have decided to help educate those at Booth a bit more about those coming from several different areas of Canada and what some students may go through when they leave their lifelong homes. So without further ado,

STUDENT LEADERSHIP AT BOOTH UC

July 24, 2018

Hi all, The remarkable thing about attending a new school that supports the development of its community is that there are many opportunities for student leadership. First, if you have a passion or a hobby – start a club! It was not an official club, but in my second year of university, we were crazy about Dutch Blitz, and a couple of us and Dr. Boyce would hang out in the Bistro and play cards during lunch time. Also, while I lived in residence a

REFLECTION ON THE SECOND SCHOOL YEAR

July 20, 2018

Wow! The second year is done, and just like that, I am halfway through my degree! It is crazy to think that I am just as close to FINISHING my BA: Religion, then I am to starting. It feels like just yesterday that I pulled up to Booth… having driven from Ontario to embark on this educational journey. I am writing this as I am sitting on an airplane headed home. Exams finished last week, and it has been quite a few days of saying

EDUCATION FOR A BETTER WORLD – FUTURE

July 17, 2018

Hi again, It is part two of the “Education for a Better World” series. In this part, I look to show how I hope my education at Booth will create a better world for the future. Put simply (and not very eloquently); my training has taught me the importance of education. In my Human Behaviour course last year we learned about the psychological, spiritual, emotional, and physical developments that humans experience as they age. One development adults experience is that as they grow older, they

EDUCATION FOR A BETTER WORLD – PRESENT

July 13, 2018

Hi all, This is part one of a two-part series around Booth’s motto “Education for a Better World.” This first part will discuss how I am presently affected by Education for a Better World. What I love about Booth University College is that our motto is infused throughout learning on a daily basis. My professors and their lectures genuinely have an impact on how I see and experience the world. No longer can I go through life ignorant of structural issues in society like oppression,