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  • Engagement: More Than a Buzz Word

    Okay, so last issue I got the formal welcome thing out of the way. From now on I’m not going to give you some sort of generic Students’ Council missive. In fact, what I want to do is give you a window into some of the things that I’m passionate about. Ultimately, you probably don’t […]

  • Back to the Field

    So now that I’m back from Belgium I get to go back to all of the exciting things in my regular Canadian life. One of those exciting things is being the coach of a Byron Under 16 boys soccer team. Armed with a Europe inspired passion for the World Cup I’m ready to get back […]

  • The Last Day

    Well, today was the last day in Leuven. I’m going to miss being able to wake up on a Saturday morning to go cruise the market for fresh baked goods and fruit like I did this morning. I had fantastic apple cake, strawberries and cherries all for under 5 euro. We did a brief program […]

  • Antwerp

    Today was the last officially scheduled day of our trip to Belgium. Tomorrow we do a program evaluation and debriefing, but have a free day otherwise. I think I am going to need it if I want to be packed and ready to go by Sunday morning! On the docket for today was a trip […]

  • The Last Day in Brussels

    Look at this! I am definitely back on track now! Consecutive posts, I think that I’m back into the rhythm just in time for the trip to come to a close. I don’t want to be too preemptive in saying that because there are still two full days left here in Belgium, however things really […]

  • A Lot of Ground to Cover

    Alright, this is going to be a little bit lengthy because I have been such a failure at blogging the last little while. I actually find myself feeling guilty during the day when I don’t blog…I suppose the main reason I feel that way is because I know that my mom and grandma are reading […]

  • Blog Failure…

    So many of you might have noticed that I haven’t posted a blog in the last two days! I can assure you that catching up is of top priority, however, I’m going to need a little more time. The absence of a posting for the last two days is pretty much directly attributable to what […]

  • The Battle of Waterloo

    Today was another ‘cultural’ day for the group. We woke up nice and early and headed to the site of the Battle of Waterloo to watch a reenactment. This reenactment is only done once every 3 years and drew a crowd of approximately 55,000 people. This was my first experience riding in a car in […]

  • Grand Béguinage

    Yesterday was our first free day in Belgium. Everyone took the opportunity to sleep in, however, I think that most people woke up at a reasonable hour for fear of sleeping away an entire day. Myself, I got up around 10am and hit the road for a run. At this point in my ‘getting back […]

  • Worlds Collide

    A round of applause please…I am now officially back on correct blogging schedule. I started writing this draft at about 4:10pm your time (on Friday) which amounts to about 25 minutes after I posted details about Thursday’s activities. I got distracted in the middle of writing this post and have ended up holding this one […]