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In Memory of the Wonderful Mom I Loved and Lost

In Grief, Memory by Nathan To

As my mouth slowly curved upwards to kiss my own falling tears, I closed my eyes and looked for Mom in the place I knew she’d always be. It had been 4 years since Mom died from heart disease in 2005. One night, an unusual memory of Mom found me. And it absolutely transformed my life. Read on and discover what it was.

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How to Overcome Culture Shock: 6 Tips for International Students

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Maybe you don’t know what to feel anymore. At first, you definitely remember screaming out with joy when you saw that college acceptance letter. You squealed so loudly that your friends, coworkers or parents rushed over thinking you had some emergency.  And all they saw was your shining, beaming smile. Heck, you even remember everyone cheering you on. Now you’re …

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Vancouver Papa: the Story of Carlos

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After falling into a life of substance abuse and reeling from a broken marriage of 14 years, Carlos ended up on the streets of the Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)–the poorest neighbourhood in Canada. However, through his loss, loneliness, and pain, Carlos found resilience, faith, hope and meaningful friendship through his pain and loss.

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Young People and Self Harm

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As you know, it can be particularly tough to figure out an ideal response for teenagers and self-harming behaviours. This video outlines my team’s research on this urgent issue, and proposes an innovative solution: a graphic novel that can connect with teens and spark transformation and healing for positive social change