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Welcome home, eh? / Bienvenue au bercail

La version française suit l’anglais Hello, world!!! I’m getting back into the swing of things here at the BDC Kitchener office after my international development project in Guyana, which ended in March…With summer around the corner, I’m taking this opportunity … Continue reading

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Show me the money! / Parlons argent!

La version française suit l’anglais Lately, I’ve been using Monopoly to teach the concepts of cash flow. My students really enjoyed this! As with any lesson, some learned the hard way that, if you buy everything in sight, you may … Continue reading

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Is an international exchange right for me? / Un échange international, est-ce pour moi?

La version française suit l’anglais I was recently asked: What advice would you give a colleague looking to contribute to knowledge abroad? Hmmm… where to start? First off, I would say go for it! We often don’t realize how much … Continue reading

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It’s International Development Week! / C’est la Semaine du développement international!

La version française suit l’anglais For the past 24 years, International Development Week has been celebrated the first week of February. This year, I’m thrilled to be one of the many Canadians making a difference around the world. As many … Continue reading

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Renewed hope for Persons with Disabilities /Un nouvel espoir pour les personnes handicapées

La version française suit l’anglais As part of staff development at the Open Doors Centre, we attended a presentation by the National Commission on Disability (NCD) to educate ourselves about the realities of living with a disability in Guyana and … Continue reading

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What’s this about VIP at John Legend concert!? / Un spectacle de John Legend!?

La version française suit l’anglais I recently sent my colleague in Montreal some of this month’s photos of my time in Guyana. One of them simply had the caption: VIP at a John Legend concert. Her lightning-fast response: “What’s this … Continue reading

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A colleague visits / Visite d’un collègue

This week, I’m doing things a little differently on the blog. I present to you a special guest post by my colleague, Ryan, who recently came down for a visit. Ryan is a senior account manager at BDC in London, … Continue reading

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