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Published on November 19, 2008

Author: ubcgrs

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A journey of a GRSer presented in GRS class on November 12, 2008.
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Elissa’s Tipsy Turvey Journey Presented By: Elissa Smith [email_address]

 

 

Presentation Overview Personal Reflections Summary of Experiences Good courses at UBC & reflections on GRS Summer on the farm Current struggles What the future has in store Academic interests

Personal Reflections

Summary of Experiences

Good courses at UBC & reflections on GRS

Summer on the farm

Current struggles

What the future has in store

Academic interests

Personal Reflections Narratives are good for sharing experiences/lessons Ask questions please :) Didn’t really go on exchange…

Narratives are good for sharing experiences/lessons

Ask questions please :)

Didn’t really go on exchange…

Summary of Experiences I wanted to be a “wise healer woman” Later, I wanted to bridge the gap between environmental science and policy 1st year was hardest year academically

I wanted to be a “wise healer woman”

Later, I wanted to bridge the gap between environmental science and policy

1st year was hardest year academically

 

Summary of Experiences Modify “Success”  Redefine “Success” Went on European Youth For Action bike tour Then went back to Guelph for 2nd year Made a list of 6 summer conclusions; science is subjective & constructed the importance of walking the talk as an activist I can do whatever I want to do as long as I try hard enough…

Modify “Success”  Redefine “Success”

Went on European Youth For Action bike tour

Then went back to Guelph for 2nd year

Made a list of 6 summer conclusions;

science is subjective & constructed

the importance of walking the talk as an activist

I can do whatever I want to do as long as I try hard enough…

Summary of Experiences http: //broweryouthawards . org/userdata_display . php ? modin=50 & uid=99 + AGSC 250 = Ego Implosion & Adrenal Burnout Couldn’t reconcile a career in “international climate activism” with my responsibilities to family, farm and community. New gang who valued farming. So much flying. Inconsistent with message.

http: //broweryouthawards . org/userdata_display . php ? modin=50 & uid=99

+ AGSC 250 = Ego Implosion & Adrenal Burnout

Couldn’t reconcile a career in “international climate activism” with my responsibilities to family, farm and community.

New gang who valued farming.

So much flying. Inconsistent with message.

Summary of Experiences Transferred to UBC! Redefined success (slowly) Didn’t seriously volunteer for anything for an entire year “ Climate change” - nauseous & tried to do a SEEDS project and I couldn’t face it. Realized that I’m only responsible for me and that’s okay. Focus on my self - being sustainable. Realized that I don’t have to be perfect to deserve love.

Transferred to UBC!

Redefined success (slowly)

Didn’t seriously volunteer for anything for an entire year

“ Climate change” - nauseous & tried to do a SEEDS project and I couldn’t face it.

Realized that I’m only responsible for me and that’s okay. Focus on my self - being sustainable.

Realized that I don’t have to be perfect to deserve love.

 

 

 

Good Courses to Take FNLG 101 Hənqəminəm with Larry Grant WMST 300 Introductions to Gender Relations with Chris Shelly PHIL 433 Biomedical Ethics with Anita Ho ANTH 304 Ethnography of the Northwest with Bruce Miller SOCI 301 Development & underdevelopment with Jenn Chun Explore Program!

FNLG 101 Hənqəminəm with Larry Grant

WMST 300 Introductions to Gender Relations with Chris Shelly

PHIL 433 Biomedical Ethics with Anita Ho

ANTH 304 Ethnography of the Northwest with Bruce Miller

SOCI 301 Development & underdevelopment with Jenn Chun

Explore Program!

Critique of GRS freedom of taking whatever I wanted at UBC. Challenging: background knowledge sometimes Changing study styles and writing styles Overall I was a stronger student (?) broader base of understanding Renaissance woman…

freedom of taking whatever I wanted at UBC.

Challenging:

background knowledge sometimes

Changing study styles and writing styles

Overall I was a stronger student (?) broader base of understanding

Renaissance woman…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Struggles for me Scared to graduate in less than a month. Still mind/body dualism - Sacrifice body for mind. Quote. Trying not to compare myself to others Work on throat & sacrum chakra If I’m a social construction than is there such thing as authentic desire?

Scared to graduate in less than a month.

Still mind/body dualism - Sacrifice body for mind. Quote.

Trying not to compare myself to others

Work on throat & sacrum chakra

If I’m a social construction than is there such thing as authentic desire?

Future has in Store Dad retiring in 4 years Farmer, good community member & mom ! Sad about midwifery… Massage therapy ? Yoga instructors course ! Doula ! Meditation ! Want to learn basic Mohawk eventually. * Journal Entry* Make a healing cooperative on the farm. Employ permaculturists, massage therapists, meditation experts

Dad retiring in 4 years

Farmer, good community member & mom !

Sad about midwifery… Massage therapy ?

Yoga instructors course ! Doula ! Meditation !

Want to learn basic Mohawk eventually.

* Journal Entry*

Make a healing cooperative on the farm. Employ permaculturists, massage therapists, meditation experts

Academic Interests Critical analysis of science as non-universal First Nations Studies, Gender Studies, Sociology & Anthropology Foucault, Semiotics, post-colonial theory, queer theory, Alternatives to industrial capitalism Proportional representation (?) Still happy about learning in academic institutions!

Critical analysis of science as non-universal

First Nations Studies, Gender Studies, Sociology & Anthropology

Foucault, Semiotics, post-colonial theory, queer theory,

Alternatives to industrial capitalism

Proportional representation (?)

Still happy about learning in academic institutions!

Academic Interests Honarariums for art Grants for gender related projects/events Space for chilling Workshops/events Hiring for 3 coordinators - 10 hrs/week. $16. Work study position: resource coordinator, events coordinator and organisational coordinator. www.womynscentre.ca

Honarariums for art

Grants for gender related projects/events

Space for chilling

Workshops/events

Hiring for 3 coordinators - 10 hrs/week. $16. Work study position: resource coordinator, events coordinator and organisational coordinator.

www.womynscentre.ca

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