Meet Anna from Early Learning and Child Care!

Meet Anna from Early Learning and Child Care!

Meet Anna! She will be writing weekly updates all summer. Check back for stories from her summer job, and for insights into the Early Learning and Child Care program. Hello! My name is Anna. I am entering my second year…

Can music help autistic children express emotion?

Can music help autistic children express emotion?

Children with autism have unique barriers to recognizing and expressing emotion. But the expressiveness of combined music and movement has the potential to help such children better understand and communicate emotions. Christine Fandrick, a MacEwan University Bachelor of Arts in…

National Aboriginal Day

MacEwan University wishes you a happy National Aboriginal Day. The day is a national celebration of the cultures and contributions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. Click here for a list of activities in Edmonton and to learn about…

What kinds of toys are in the Child Care Centre?

What kinds of toys are in the Child Care Centre?

Early Learning and Child Care students have all sorts of great materials at their disposal. In these pictures, soon-to-be first year students explore the storage space for the first time. There are no plastic toys here! Watch the students decide…

Home too Soon

We spent all of Sunday and the morning on Monday at La Barquita. It was so relaxing and truly needed by all of us. After seeing some of the things we did in Guayaquil and constantly thinking, writing, reflecting, absorbing,…

Saying Goodbye

These past two weeks have been an absolutely amazing experience, the things we have learned and the everlasting friendships that have been made will be in the minds of the PERL 300 students forever! The 11 of us are so…

you don’t always get what you give

I have been putting off this blog post because I wasn’t sure how to put what I wanted to say into words so I suppose that I will just retell the stories that have very much touched me these past…

Simplicity

When travelling abroad, you can expect to find that a few things are different than back home. Some of the most obviously novel things are the food, people and language, but one of the things I found quite interesting was the…

“Por favor, no te vayas!”

Today I am sitting here in a room that I’m sharing with Cynthia, Josselyn, Chelsea, and Alex at La Barquita. Tomorrow will be our last full day in Ecuador, so I thought it would be nice to recap over our…

We’ll be home before we know it …

I remember being a child and the days when Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, and Aqua were popular and constantly on repeat. I was riding in what was probably the family minivan at the time, annoying my parents with “are we…