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ON DEC 20, 2016
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Blogger, Facilitator, Interpreter, Knowmads Hanoi in Hanoi Viet Nam
Hailey is a global citizen who has lived and worked in 6 countries. She has been dedicating her life to creating a better world for all, from working at Stanford Hospital as a medical interpreter after obtaining a Master’s Degree in Translation and Interpretation, volunteering in impoverished areas, speaking up for animals at the world's largest animal rights organization, to facilitating workshops and programs at Knowmads Hanoi to help individuals discover who they are and what they want to contribute to the world. Her professional experiences in writing, blogging, interpretation, online marketing, celebrity coordination, media relations and facilitation have enabled her to create space for dialogues in a world that desperately needs compassion and empathy. She has been running her own platform "Vegan Kitty Cat" to raise awareness about a healthy plant-based lifestyle.
Compassion is Photography
BY LAINA BROWN
@ VOL 28
ON NOV 24, 2016
Laina Brown is an art student at the U of M, a social advocate, and owner of her own business Laina Brown Photography. She loves to enter into people’s monumental events or everyday lives to document and artistically render their memories as a collaborator with them. This love has taken her to spaces like Winnipeg’s “Meet Me at the Bell Tower”, to spaces such as Auschwitz and Treblinka with the March of Remembrance and Hope, to the boarders of Eastern Turkey, and to beautiful weddings all across Western Canada. In each place it is the people she is most interested in, and how they make meaning from their environments - listening and compassion as the keys to successful photography.
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BY CECIL BOTHWELL
@ VOL 18
ON FEB 23, 2018
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Compassion for the Darkness
BY EMMY CHAHAL
@ VOL 2
ON OCT 24, 2018
Mental health can be considered an epidemic in North America - but are other countries more effective in providing care to those suffering? Emmy Chahal's talk is informed by her lived experience and personal research into international models that work more compassionately to see the humanity of each person facing mental health challenges. A new model of mental health will be discussed - one that honours the whole person. This new model is Emmy's vision of what mental health care could look like if we bridge the brilliance of the human mind with compassion for the darkness that most of us face at some point in our lives.
How Compassion Healed Me
BY OANA CIPCA
@ VOL 37
ON JAN 23, 2019
Losing her first daughter shortly before she was born was a life-changing event for Oana Cipca. Now she wants to inspire other people to reach their goals by feeling compassion for others in need and tell them how that helped to heal the traumas in her own life.
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