A blue(bird) Christmas | France & Italy 2019

It has been so long since I last wrote, WordPress' template has changed! Honestly, I have returned to this page numerous times to draft my post about our extravagant Christmas in Chamonix, but how does one use typed words to do such a whirlwind of a week justice? So, let's start at the beginning. While … Continue reading A blue(bird) Christmas | France & Italy 2019

Exercises in Arctic diplomacy during the COVID-19 pandemic: New opportunities for learning

Every two years, the Model Arctic Council is held in the state currently chairing the Arctic Council. Participating students are selected from across the circumpolar Arctic and non-Arctic states, and work collaboratively to simulate the work of the Member States, Permanent Participants, Working Groups, Observers, and others who are involved in Arctic Council negotiations, in … Continue reading Exercises in Arctic diplomacy during the COVID-19 pandemic: New opportunities for learning

Arctic Frontiers Emerging Leaders Days 3 & 4| January 2020

Days No. Three & Four: Learning in and about the Lofoten Archipelago During the course of my MSc, I read many an article about the United Nations' and its protocols. One I became particularly familiar with is the United Nations Convention for the Law of the Sea. In fact, I've become so familiar with it … Continue reading Arctic Frontiers Emerging Leaders Days 3 & 4| January 2020

Arctic Frontiers Emerging Leaders Days 1 & 2| January 2020

In Fall 2019, in the midst of completing my MSc dissertation, I was researching opportunities for youth to become engaged in Arctic issues, and stumbled upon Arctic Frontier's call for Emerging Leaders with special interest in the Arctic. Their website announced, "Call for new candidates: Arctic Frontiers Emerging Leaders is now open for new candidates … Continue reading Arctic Frontiers Emerging Leaders Days 1 & 2| January 2020

Racing along the Jurassic Coast Path | November 2019

Aforementioned in Run, Write, Repeat, Jessica and I spent much of our time in Valencia exploring the city by foot as we trained for the Endurance Life Half Marathon. A combination of early morning, pre-heat runs and evening sunset jogs through the park kept us motivated and fit as we powered through our dissertations. Once … Continue reading Racing along the Jurassic Coast Path | November 2019

Berlin Tattoo | November 2019

Having performed in the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo (2015), the Kremlin Military Tattoo (2017), and the Belfast International Tattoo (2019), I was well aware of the cross-cultural exchanges and learning opportunities that exist within the realm of the arena floor. Dancing in Berlin, however, during the 30th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin … Continue reading Berlin Tattoo | November 2019