QES Blog Spotlight - Transition to a new way of life

Submitted by Chris Yeast on November 9, 2018 - 11:51am
During the month of November, the Education Abroad Office is featuring blog posts that have been written by VIU’s Queen Elizabeth Scholars (QES) who were recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship. This opportunity allows participants to actively engage, both academically and practically, in deeply linked issues relating to coastal resilience.

Scholarships that change lives and communities: From Canada to Ghana

Submitted by Leslie Burgoyne on September 11, 2018 - 3:03pm

My internship for the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee scholarship was at the Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary in the Upper West Region of Ghana. One of my most important projects during my time there was to do an evaluation of the Friends of Wechiau scholarship programme, by interviewing students who had won scholarships for senior high school and university studies. I am going to share some of my findings, but first some context for the community I was placed in.

The Power of Perspective

Submitted by Leslie Burgoyne on July 23, 2018 - 9:24am

Becoming a global citizen requires patience, tolerance and experience which all depend on the power of embracing different perspectives. Being able to accept and learn from different beliefs and practices allows us to adapt and work together towards global goals such as gender equality.

Copy and Paste: As Simple as Sewing a Straight Stitch

Submitted by Leslie Burgoyne on June 22, 2018 - 10:48am

Copy and Paste: As Simple as Sewing a Straight Stitch

Using a computer is a fairly simple task. Turn computer on. Create Word document. Hold shift down to make a capital letter. Press the spacebar after each word. To delete a word, backspace. To delete a paragraph, highlight, then backspace. To undo, press that little arrow in the top left-hand corner, but not too many times or you’ll clear your entire document. A period is a full stop but that little coma thing next to it can be used too, if for a pause.

My Lessons From Abroad

Submitted by Leslie Burgoyne on May 7, 2018 - 12:09pm

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship remains one of the most significant accomplishments of my academic career. The objective of the scholarship is described on its website as:

to create lasting impacts both at home and abroad through cross-cultural exchanges encompassing international education, discovery and inquiry, and professional experiences.”

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