One Student’s Story – Impact of Domestic Violence During Pandemic

What is domestic violence? The Cambridge Dictionary describes domestic violence as “The situation in which someone you live with attacks you and tries to hurt you.” Violence is often seen through the victim’s eyes; however, the mind, mouth and other senses fail because abuse is not defined by others or by the state’s history.  ItContinue reading “One Student’s Story – Impact of Domestic Violence During Pandemic”

Shoveling Help for Seniors in Need

My beautiful parents were hit with a few challenges this year, one of those challenges was my dad’s back injury and my mom’s back issues that prevented them from shoveling. One of the greatest blessings for seniors in the Okanagan Valley is the ability to have help through our communities. Here is a resource linkContinue reading “Shoveling Help for Seniors in Need”

Christmas Tradition – a Window View through the eyes of my friend from Columbia

Christmastime was different for many people this year. My Christmas preparation after school ended was helping my friend after she had a knee replacement. Covid 19 changed everything for many of us. My other friend who is from Columbia and myself jumped at the chance to help our friend in need. My friend from ColumbiaContinue reading “Christmas Tradition – a Window View through the eyes of my friend from Columbia”

Child protection or legal kidnapping is a black hole for some families who fall under the Ministry of Children and Family radar.

(This is an interview and article I wrote and pitched for my final assignment last year in my Journalism class) Alicia Boisvert, a 27-year old mother of two children, had her world torn apart when her children were wrongfully taken into the care of MCFD (Ministry of Children and Family Development) on April 8th, 2014.Continue reading “Child protection or legal kidnapping is a black hole for some families who fall under the Ministry of Children and Family radar.”

My Full Interview with Alex Schadenberg

This assignment was given to us in our communications class at Okanagan College. The assignment has as its main objective a reflection of the writing process and its significance to our future professional life. To facilitate this reflection we were asked to interview someone who holds the kind of job we might like to have.Continue reading “My Full Interview with Alex Schadenberg”

What it takes to REACH you

Do you believe that connecting to the audience breaks the minute we forget who we are communicating with? That is one of the fundamental lessons I am learning in my last year in Communications, Culture and Journalism Program, at the Okanagan College. Knowing our audience is vital in all channels of communication. How we makeContinue reading “What it takes to REACH you”

Online Learning at College Fall 2020

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” Winnie the Pooh It seems like there is this urgency to have everything work and be in order for there to be success in the classrooms. I watched the Professors online struggle as they tried to make this online experience less painfulContinue reading “Online Learning at College Fall 2020”

What does ‘Womanhood’ Mean to You?

The strength and heart of a woman is the foundation for the rise in women’s leadership among our country and all nations over the past centuries. Women have made an impact politically and historically in Canada. In 1921 Agnes McPhail was the first woman elected to the House of Commons. It took time between 1867Continue reading “What does ‘Womanhood’ Mean to You?”

Beauty Joy and The Process of Life and Death

I knew before the doctors told me that I had life in my womb. I didn’t know what was wrong, I knew that my body wasn’t my own and it felt different, like I was sharing my body with someone. I thought I was going crazy and I turned to my husband at that timeContinue reading “Beauty Joy and The Process of Life and Death”

First Week of Winter Term at Okanagan College

It all began the week of the mini winter storm, my blessings turned into overflows of relief as I headed back to school. The roads were a mess, my heart was filled with built up grief and my student loan was due to come at any time. Thanks to Saint Vincent de Paul and myContinue reading “First Week of Winter Term at Okanagan College”