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The Gateway to Knowledge

The Gateway to Knowledge

The documentary I shot as an intern with jhr and for my IPP with Creative Communications is now available to watch online. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTl5H57FKdk] Advertisements

IPP…. IPPP…. IPPPP

IPP…. IPPP…. IPPPP

About a year ago, I was introduced to my CreComm’s ‘Independent Professional Project’. I heard the second-years tales of the year-long project and then I was asked to pick something I wanted to focus on for a year. After much debate, I chose to shoot a documentary during my summer in Ghana. Literacy has always … Continue reading

I am a journalist.

I am a journalist.

I went into CreComm to work in PR. This is no secret. I only switched from public relations to journalism within the last couple of weeks. Many people are curious about why I made the switch and the answer is: to me, it felt right. On my recent trip to Ghana, people were very curious … Continue reading

Goodbye Ghana, Hello CreComm

Goodbye Ghana, Hello CreComm

Since it is my first official day back at school, I thought it would be fitting to recall my final days in Ghana. Making our way back from Benin, we stopped in Lome for one last night – this time staying at the famed ‘Le Galion’. It was a pretty normal night of food, wine … Continue reading

The end of the line

The end of the line

I am sorry for not keeping you up-to-date about what has been happening the last couple of weeks. I have been trying to finish up my internship and have been in the process of saying goodbye to Takoradi, my home for the last 3 or so months. [o and it was Rockfest in Minnedosa so … Continue reading

Ghana Quirks: Part 2

Ghana Quirks: Part 2

After even more time in Ghana, I have started to become accustomed to more cute [at times] quirks that I have encountered here. These are different from what you expect in Canada or things that have surprised me in my time here. • There is no such thing as sarcasm here. I find myself apologizing. … Continue reading

The Girls in North Country

The Girls in North Country

I would first like to say that this vacation was pretty ridiculous. My close friends might even refer to it as a “gong show”. Why you may ask? Because Raquel and I got into ridiculous situations that we then had to get ourselves out of. Repeatedly. So, our trip started on Saturday, July 2 with … Continue reading

Living on Stilts

Living on Stilts

I decided it was time for a weekend away. Well actually, Angela, a jhr trainer from Accra, came to stay with me during the week. She wanted to do a freelance story on the oil impact. Since she is originally from Pinawa/Winnipeg, we had some fun times. Pretty much, I would laugh like I do in … Continue reading

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day

Yesterday was World Refugee Day. How did you get educated about what is happening to over 47 million refugees over the world? In my time in Ghana, I have visited the Ampain Refugee camp twice and met with refugees about their experiences with education and the ongoing political and ethnic struggle going on in the … Continue reading