VIU Students at Beach

Global Studies

Through the lens – Kashmir Lesnick-Petrovicz captures activism in South Africa

Submitted by Rachel Stern on April 11, 2024 - 3:02pm

For three months in 2023, Kashmir Lesnick-Petrovicz documented the work of a non-profit in South Africa. Trust for Community Outreach and Education (TCOE) works with rural farmers and the rural poor and focuses on food sovereignty, rural democratization and movement building.

My summer internship in New Zealand

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on October 3, 2023 - 7:35pm

I arrived in Nelson, New Zealand at the end of June, eager and excited for my internship to begin at the Brook Waimarama Ecosanctuary. For the first time, I was combining my passions for community development and the Earth. When I was searching for internship placements, stumbling upon “the Brook” was a complete accident. I now know I couldn’t have picked a better placement for what I was hoping to both give and get out of this internship.

About the Brook

To understand what the Brook is all about, you first need to understand a bit about the ecology of New Zealand.