Life as a Cardio Tech student

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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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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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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Seven Tips on the Art of Applying our Hands-On Skills

Hello, beautiful world! Welcome to my third blog. Hope everyone is enjoying the weather. 🙂 I cannot believe how much time has passed. I have been uber busy these past few weeks (like literally, and I am going to tell you why…keep reading!) The last time I updated you all, I emphasized the importance of practising our hands-on skills. I ...

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Meet Janelle: Our new Cardiology Technologist blogger

My name is Janelle and I am so excited to start this blogging journey to share my adventures and what I learn in the Cardiology Technologist Diploma program at Stenberg College! To start off, I would like to share a little bit about myself. I was born and raised in Abbotsford in beautiful British Columbia. Since I was young, I ...

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Aboriginal History – Cultural Implications and Impact

I heard Dina Lambright speak at Stenberg’s “Be the Change” conference back in April. When I was told she was going to be our instructor for our Aboriginal Studies course I was thrilled. I enjoyed her presentation at the conference as it was very informative, heartwarming and honest. On top of it all, Dina spoke with humour and wit, which ...

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My first practicum as an Optician: Day 1

This is the first blog of my practicum experience series. In this series, I will share my experiences from my first practicum in the Licensed Optician program. Practical experience is one of the main reasons that Stenberg College stands out. It is an important aspect in finding employment after graduation and something prospective employers look for when hiring new grads. ...

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Integrated Practice Education – Practicum #2

As I mentioned in my last post, we are halfway through the Community Mental Health and Addictions Worker program. Recently, my classmates and I went on our second practicum. It reminded me of my first practicum in mid-December last year, when I felt a little anxious. I’d walk to the Vancouver Second Mile Society on those classic gloomy Vancouver days, ...

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Student Life: 12 Free Skills to Learn in 2018 (Part 3)

Hope you’re having an excellent and productive 2018! This is the final post in my 12 Free Skills to Learn in 2018 3-part series blog. Did you try any skills from the first or second post? Check out the following skills you can learn this year for little or no-cost: Sewing, patching and stitching: Clothing trends change every day and ...

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