Poland: Warsaw III (Final Days)

As we return to Warsaw for the last leg of our program, we all feel the weight of the last handful of weeks as well as the reality of our time as Psychology of Genocide students coming to an end.

Poland: Białystok

We began our journey to Białystok by taking time to tour the Museum of Struggle and Martyrdom in Treblinka on the grounds of the former extermination camp. The grounds show little sign of the former camp, but the space is wide open and cleared of trees (except for those which surround the area, illustrating how…

Poland: Warsaw II

After over two weeks away, we returned to our home base in Warsaw in the evening with a full day of activities planned after a quick sleep. ****

Poland: Kraków

It was a bit of a surprise to us all when we realized we were a bit sad to be leaving Oświęcim – it had been a long 12 days. However, after we had received a very heartfelt farewell from our hosts and individual certificates of completion noting 80 hours of education on site, I…

Poland: Warsaw I (Reflections and Photos)

Warsaw was a long time ago relative to the length of the program and how long we have stayed at our next stop. Due to the demands of the program and the levels of exhaustion that accompany them, my communication in all forms has been broken and very tiring. With that in mind, I’ve included…

Poland: Warsaw I

It’s been three days of content for the course and as I write this we are preparing for a travel day that will be wrapped up with a seminar in Auschwitz, our next destination and residence for 12 days. The city of Warsaw is beautiful, and it is difficult to comprehend how much of it…

Poland: Before (Good-byes and Panic)

Allegedly I am going to Europe tomorrow. In the autumn, on a bit of a whim, I applied to a unique opportunity to study the Holocaust through a psychological lens. The application was free to submit and required some commitment to fill out but not so much that I felt obligated to go if given…

ABCs of: Denim, Easter, Food

The day of near denim overdose. (See how I continued the “ABCs” with the words in my title?)There is little to update anyone on during this frustratingly lengthy exam break (12 days between my first exam and my last two exams on the same day), but I thought it would be a nice time to…

Recognition Banquet in Photos

Hello, and welcome to the NRHH/RHA Recognition Banquet of 2014! Here, we take a moment to recognize some of the hard work and successes of student leaders at UBC within the National Residence Hall Honorary, the Residence Hall Association, and the university as a whole. Gerri the gender-neutral giraffe welcomes you to our event, hosted…

A Photo Update: Barn Burner 2014

As I await the professional photographs to be released, I will share some of my personal Barn Burner 2014 photos from a few weekends ago: The ever-so-mysterious Wu-Wu. R, K, and G! Chef Wu-Wu getting breakfast readied thefollowing morning! French toast with lots of fruit!

Back from Hiatus

Hello, M&M.If I’m not mistaken, it has been quite some time since we’ve interacted! My hope is to be back more regularly for updates as classes end… and the season of studying for final exams begins.In the last two weeks… My mom made special homemade soup for me! My sister turned nineteen and we went…

Careers Workshops

After attending half of the Careers in Student Affairs Workshop and half of the Arts Careers Xploration, I do not know what I want to do with my life.I attended only half of the first workshop because it overlapped (most unfortunately) with the second. It was disappointing for me to leave early, as I was…