Throwback Thursday

Last year through the Centre for Student Engagement and Learning Innovation and in collaboration with School District #73, I was part of the organizing committee for the first ever Tedx:Youth@Kamloops event. Through organizing and leading committee meetings, documenting meeting plans and minutes, assisting in the development of student presentations, creating a grading rubric and action list, promoting the event with the newspaper and CBC Radio, presenting at the event and sitting on several subcommittees, I was able to utilize and develop many essential skills employers are looking for.

This year, Tedx:Inspire You(th) is coming to Thompson Rivers University, and I have been assigned many of the same tasks, as well as many new ones. I look forward to expanding my knowledge and skills of organizing and facilitating events through this experience.


Today, I would like to share my Tedx talk on environmental sustainability.

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The World Around Us

The world around us is filled with extravagant beauty and being from British Columbia has only opened my eyes to the wonders of camp sites, hiking trails, and waterfalls. The outdoors is one of my favourite places to be and adventure is one of many methods I use to learn and grow as an individual. A single trail has an endless stream of life and energy and the crisp air acts as a comfort for the nerves and soul. My connection with nature powers my enthusiasm and drive to make a positive change in the world so future generations can experience the wonders our world has given to us.


Additionally, I would like to extend to you an article that I thoroughly enjoyed being born and raised in B.C. Enjoy.

Why Nobody Wants to Visit B.C.

The Man in the Mirror

The 21st century has much of society unattached to the problems in the world, the people around us, and even from ourselves. We have a lot to learn outside of our schedules, emails and news feeds, and many individuals don’t take the opportunity to reflect and learn from everything between the lines. Self-reflection is something far more difficult than looking into a mirror, although that can always be a place to start. As the late King of Pop said:

“If you wanna make the world a better place, Take a look at yourself, and then make a change” – Michael Jackson

As one of the goals of eportfolios is reflection, I thought I would include my perspective on self-reflection. Below is a TED Talk that reflects the idea of taking time to learn from within. Enjoy.

The Art of Stillness – Pico Iyer

Packing My Bags

Every person you meet has the story of how they got to where they are today, and no two stories are ever the same. Different experiences, interpretations and values shape us into the people we were yesterday, are today, and will be tomorrow. The roads we take are not always paved and the actions we do are not always clean, but they are all chapters in the lives that we live.

This is my story.

“All great truths begin as blasphemies.” – George Bernard Shaw