Students Blogs

Being a health care student during COVID-19

As with all colleges and universities in B.C., Stenberg College is following COVID-19 protocols and has transitioned all in-class programs to online until students, faculty and staff can safely return to the classroom. To study online, all you need is a computer, an Internet connection and a desire to learn. Stenberg has been providing online…

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Canada: The perfect place for a new start

I remember being excited to find that studying and working in Canada wasn’t as difficult as I thought. The Business Diploma (Marketing Specialization) at Stenberg College offers a co-op option. Being able to work part-time and gain international work experience was what convinced me to choose this program over others.

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Video Calls and Therapeutic Recreation

As a world, we are all in the messy middle part of the COVID-19 pandemic. It began quietly enough and we are now several months into the year doing what we must to endure. Meanwhile, we are to self-isolate while staying connected with our loved ones. Thankfully, we have technology like video calling to help.

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Self-Care During COVID-19

It is very important to maintain our mental health. Physical distancing can have us feeling lonely and in some cases, isolated. In my opinion, self-care is especially important for maintaining mental health during this time. I have been encouraging my clients to try and do these three activities every day to help with their health.

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Becoming a Health Care Assistant in Canada

“Always take the risk for self-development.” My name is Hannah Clemence Sophia C. Calumag and I am a risk taker. I grew up in a rural community in Bangui, Ilocos Norte Philippines as an only child and I think my parents did a great job of raising me. All my life I’ve had two teachers…

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Productivity in Quarantine

I did not think that I would be continuing the rest of my Hospital Support Specialist program online, taught through a webcam. It has taken some time to adjust to these new circumstances but every day I try and find things to make myself feel some sort of normalcy.

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From Classroom to Chatroom

This is a different and difficult situation we are all forced to live in right now. It is out of our hands and although we are supposed to stay inside our homes due to health recommendations, we are encouraged to continue with our daily routines. That helps bring a sense of normality to our day-to-day…

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How I found my calling as an Early Childhood Educator

Since I was young, I’ve enjoyed taking care of younger children. It began when my baby sister was born. I would insist on changing her diapers and feeding and bathing her. As she was growing up, I played “babysitting” with her and her friends and my love for helping and taking care of children continued to grow.

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The First Four Months in College

My name is Michelle Dann and I’m currently taking the Hospital Support Specialist program at Stenberg College. I am 23 years old and have been working for the past five years at a car dealership. Working full time at the same job for years can be very draining and exhausting when you’re working hard and…

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The ‘What Makes You Feel Alive List’

Step aside ‘Bucket List’, there’s a new list in town: the ‘What Makes You Feel Alive List’! Okay, so this idea came from the combination of a couple of things that have been percolating in my mind over the past two weeks. First, it’s the new year, which reminds me that I need to contribute…

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