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Meet Preet!

Make-up artist who found her fit as an Optician There’s a saying that elders always tell us, “One should never stop learning”. By trade, I’m a hair and makeup artist. By education, I’m a historian mixed with a little philosopher’s guilt. But on every path I’ve treaded, life’s sent me some random detour I was not prepared to travel. So,…
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Meet Nikkil!

Industry professional turned Student Optician Hello, my name is Nik! I am a student in Stenberg College’s Licensed Optician Diploma program and am excited to share my journey to becoming a Licensed Optician with you. I began the program in October of 2018 and have already learned so much. How I fell in love with Opticianry Initally, I was not…
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The end of a program, the beginning of my journey as a CMHAW

Even at the end of the program, I felt like I was running around the Stenberg campus to print that last essay or those nearly unending PowerPoint notes. I laugh because after all this time, I still strut down the halls hunting down my printed documents. Yup, I confess to occasionally sending them to a printer I believe exists in…
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Athabasca University’s Post-LPN Bachelor of Nursing (BN) program

Are you looking to get your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and become a Registered Nurse (RN)? If yes, we have fantastic news for you! Stenberg College’s Practical Nursing grads can apply for admission at Athabasca University’s Post-LPN Bachelor of Nursing (BN) program. This online program is designed to meet the specific educational needs of current Licensed Practical Nurses…
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Life as a Cardio Tech student at Stenberg

Since I started the Cardiology Technologist Diploma program earlier this year, it has been one of the most challenging experiences of my life, but I wouldn’t change it for anything! Working towards something you love, makes this so much more worth it. Learning to study online When I first started, I was a little nervous about learning online. I knew…
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From Summer to Autumn

I can’t believe that fall is upon us once again. I hope you all had a wonderful summer. This time last year I was in New York, lost on subways, strolling through Central Park, and thinking about starting the CMHAW (Community Mental Health and Addictions Worker) program. What was I getting myself into? Would I enjoy the program? I wonder…
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My Final Remarks!

Hello, beautiful world! Welcome to my fourth and final blog. Hope all is well! I cannot believe the course is almost over! I am still very busy practising my hands-on skills in a clinical setting and was in a facility in Surrey practising in a Long-Term Care Residential setting. This is where our time management skills kick-in. These past few…
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Experiencing Vancouver Through Volunteering

After hearing a moving speech from two high school students in January 2018, the idea of volunteering around Vancouver for an entire year hit me and I thought it was just that, an idea. As I started doing research and meeting with people, it began to feel a little more realistic. What held me back was time and overthinking the…
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Mock Interviews

Applying new skills I often catch myself using the counselling skills I am learning in my program on my family friends. Whether over the phone, through text or in person, I imagine I am in dialogue with a client. My sister could be telling me, “I despise it when people text and drive. It’s so careless and reckless!” And my…
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Self-care and Mental Health

As I continue to gain exposure to different communities requiring support workers, volunteers and individuals who have insight into the causes and effects of mental health and addictions, I am driven to self-reflect a little more. I’ve realized I have blogged about trauma, addictions, the importance of Aboriginal history, school life and self-care. However, I have recently taken a step…
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