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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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How does the blue light impact us?

We all know light is made up of many colours, the colours in the rainbow and the light from a prism, that is the range of colours we can visibly see. Everything we see is a result of all the colours of the visual spectrum. Part of this spectrum comes from the blue wavelength or “colour”, which has many positives. …

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Be the Change: Final Thoughts

By the riverside As much as I enjoyed all of the empowering and insightful speeches at Stenberg’s Be the Change Conference, it was nice taking a break with a few of my classmates, walking along the riverside and sharing our thoughts about the messages being delivered. One thing we talked about was the free soup kitchen lunch provided by Lookout …

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Studying – From Theory to Practical

The best part of Stenberg’s education that I’ve truly enjoyed the most, so far, has been the change in learning style. From being in a classroom to doing clinical and off-site computer work at Surrey Memorial Hospital, I have learned a copious amount of knowledge in the past few months. I enjoy learning theory from textbooks and by taking notes …

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Theory without practice is empty; practice without theory is blind

Our class had its first lab portion of the Licensed Optician program, where everything we have learned in theory came together with actual hands-on practice with an equipment opticians use called a Lensometer. In layman’s terms, it is a “microscope” for glasses, which allows the optician to perform many measurements towards what the best options for their client will be. …

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My First Clinical Experience in Psychiatric Nursing

At the end of the first semester, Psychiatric Nursing students shadow care aids as part of their clinical experience to learn the basics of patient care…or so I thought. I can confidently say my experience at practicum expanded way beyond the basic of patient care. Although my first clinical experience cannot easily be summarized into a single page, there are a few major components I would like to share.