IFSA UBC EXECUTIVE TEAM 2016 – 2017 PRESIDENT
MSc Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems
The Co-op Advantage – Khalil Walji
Seated in the back of a pick-up truck riding through South Africa’s Groote Karoo I find myself reflecting on my experience as part of the UBC Faculty of Forestry Co-op Program. The Karoo region we are traveling through, a semi desert ecosystem with no commercial forestry industry, receives less than 75 mm of rain annually. Seated next to me is an elder Karoo farmer named Godfrey who is accustomed to our bumpy travel arrangements and has no visible concern for being knocked off the back of the truck. As we make our way down the road Godfrey asks me, in broken English, “tell me again why you are here“?
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AKU-ISMC Event (Online, in-person): With Traveler Mikael Strandberg and his ‘Man With A Camel – Expedition Yemen, 126 degrees In The Shade’