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Building Citizens In The Childminding Room

Last week I attended a Shift presentation at city hall, hosted in partnership with Women In Politics, to learn more about London’s rapid transit plans and to talk about the experiences of women using public transit. Women in Politics, a wonderful group working hard to get more women involved in politics, offered free childminding for participants….

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On Being One Of The Youngest In The Room: London’s State of the City Address

My first thought as I came up the escalator and joined the long line of people filing into the room was, gosh it’s too early to be alive. My second thought? I don’t belong here. “Impostor syndrome can be defined as a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist even in face of information that indicates that the…

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Orchestra London: Saving vs. Enabling

As a former band kid and a person who’s life to date has been strongly influenced by music, what’s happening with Orchestra London is heartbreaking. Participating in community jazz bands and orchestras turned me into who I am today because of the friends I made, the places I traveled to, the events I participated in,…

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Age-Friendly Cities…Perhaps Not The Best Name?

If we’re going to focus only on older adults, then perhaps the more inclusive term of “age-friendly” should not be used.

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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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Back to Canada, and Reality

I promise I haven’t abandoned this blog, I really plan to make it a regular thing moving forward as writing is something I actually really enjoy, but I was in Europe for two weeks and pretty busy! I did partially write two posts but I can only tolerate so much typing at once on my…

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