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Author Archive: Renee Mak

Birdy has flown home!

STUDENTS WITHOUT BORDERS After-placement blog It has been nearly 3 weeks since I have arrived back to Canada, after a gruelling 40 some hour journey from Lima to Toronto which involved sleeping on the airport floor with the noisiest “emergency blanket” ever that rather looks like a large sheet of tinfoil and sounds like 10…

A Chinese Canadian Adventure in Lima!

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Mid-placement in Lima!

It has been a month since I have landed in Lima. It seems forever ago, and I’ve transitioned into my life in Lima quite well! Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the people in this country are so incredibly kind and hospitable. Even with a bit of a language barrier, people here never cease to…

Onwards to Peru!

Hello! My name is Renee Mak, I am in my 4th year of university, at the University of Waterloo studying Urban Planning and I hope to pursue my masters in International Development. I am particularly interested in community development, affordable housing issues and balancing social and environmental sustainability. I also love to commute by bike,…