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Posted September 3, 2015 by Julia Jahansoozi

My arrival to Castellón, Spain, in late July from Victoria, BC, was a smooth one. I chose to fly into Barcelona and took the train south along the beautiful Mediterranean coastline, getting off at Castellón de la Plana. Easy as pie. Really. And with very limited Spanish and no Catalan, which was probably due to the friendliness and help from the locals. Finding my hotel was also easy. It was kitty corner to the Castellón train station and was pointed out to me by a barista who made excellent espresso served in a rather fetching cup.

Posted August 31, 2015 by Janice Edgar, MAIIC Alum

Being an outsider has its advantages. As a communications strategist presenting at a conference for educators, at times I was on the periphery of discussions, but being on the sidelines offered distinct advantages. I could contribute a different perspective that gave pause for thought.

Posted July 7, 2015 by Zoe MacLeod

Whether you’re coaching a basketball team or a team of executives, it’s all about developing and inspiring others and helping them achieve a goal. That’s according to a pair of directors at Royal Roads University who teamed up to give a presentation at the International Association of Business Communicators World Conference in San Francisco last week.

Posted May 20, 2015 by Natasha Harvey

I hate waiting. I feel so useless just sitting around waiting. I feel like I should be doing something right now. So many people lives are literally falling apart right now and I’m just sitting here drinking tea as if it was just another day in Kathmandu. Except no one has showered or slept in days and every time there is a loud noise everyone jumps. We all sit outside in the driveway because no one wants to go back into the house.

Posted March 2, 2015 by Marisa Zawacki
How Chun-Ming's 'Asian Father' series, 2014, explores paternal relationships

Ying/yang of contemporary art

Ying and Yang: An ancient Chinese philosophy. It is much more than just a pair of opposites. It conveys the idea that each of the opposites is dependent on the other, and how they continuously transform from one into the other. Can this ancient philosophy be used to interpret and understand the contemporary art culture in China? This is an auto ethnographic journal from a trip to China in December 2014 that explores a combination of my own perceptions and experiences with contemporary Chinese art.