Natasha Burtenshaw-deVries

Digital Marketing, Content and SEO Specialist. Soccer player. Sailor. Hiker. Skiier. Huge Toronto FC fan. Reader. Problem solver. Lifelong learner. 20-something just trying to navigate this crazy world. Connect with me on Twitter @natasha_bd

Yeah, Life Sucks. But I Didn’t Throw Anything At A Wall Today

This is more of a personal post today because oh what a Monday it’s been. Those of you who follow me on twitter have probably seen at least one of my numerous posts ranting about my wrist issues and my related adventures in the healthcare system. Long story short, I fell while roller skating in …

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Reflections on 25%, Mentorship, and Why I Freaking Love London

I’ve been meaning to write something like this for a while, and I feel like London needs a bit of positivity and love today. I also have pretty much an entire conference poster presentation to put together in the next few days, and a ton of conceptual stuff I should be working on for my …

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Homecoming is More Than Broughdale

I knew I wanted to write something about homecoming, but as I sit down to write this I’m a little bit stuck on what to say. A lot has already been said, and from the practical perspective (policing measures, university collaboration etc.) I don’t really have anything new to add. So I figured I’d throw out …

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Despite The Bad Press, Don’t Paint All Student Leaders With The Same Brush

Recent events that have happened on post-secondary campuses are entirely unacceptable and need the attention and discussion they have rightfully gained. However, for every student leader who does something attracting negative attention, there are countless others doing incredible things on our post-secondary campuses, incredible things in their own right as well as a lot of …

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Sharing the Road the Swedish Way

One of the most depressing parts of coming back home from Europe was getting on my bike again. It wasn’t the bike itself that was the problem (although I can definitely feel that I haven’t been biking much for 3 weeks, owww), but rather where I am forced to ride. I spent most of my …

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Rotation Curation Love

If anybody reading this happens to follow me on twitter, you may have noticed that I’ve been relatively absent this week. Well, I’ve been absent from my personal account, but not from the twittersphere! Why? This week I’m the voice of Canada as the curator of @PeopleofCanada Rotation Curation (or RoCur) started in Sweden with the …

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What I’ve Learned in Seven Months of Physiotherapy

-no pain no gain. but not too much pain, back off when you need to, especially if you’re in the middle of a flare up. -I will always take pleasure in the looks on people’s faces when my wrist cracks so loud that they can hear it. -your physiotherapist is just as frustrated as you …

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A Student’s Perspective on London’s Municipal Election Campaign So Far

WHY IS NOBODY TALKING ABOUT US/TO US????? I am tired of being ignored.  Just like the elderly, the poor, or the food trucks everyone is all hyped up about, we are our own group who have our own needs that need to be met. I don’t like to use the expression “having our needs catered …

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