Volunteer in Cambodia with DWC!!!

Hey everyone!! A great and upcoming opportunity to volunteer in Cambodia with a wonderful organization called “Developing World Connections” will be happening in 2011. The exact dates are still to be announced but for now, it’s going to be in April of 2011. A friend of mine will be leading the group for this project…

Surviving Life as a Student and Making a Difference

As a soon-to-be undergraduate student at University of Toronto, it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed with all the new things that you approach and what approaches you, especially when you are at the downtown campus! With a big city like Toronto, a campus that’s as big as a town, and crazy traffic almost everywhere it…

Mystery of our origins: Panspermia?

When we debate about the origins of our species Homo Sapiens Sapiens, we are usually referring to humanlike creatures that appeared about 4 million years ago. From Australopithecus, Homo Habilis, Homo Erectus, to the more recent Homo Sapiens neanderthalensis, we have researched intensely about the possibilities of our ancestors on earth, and not how we…

16th-century mummy captivates a nation

In April of 1998, a construction was about to begin on a large apartment complex in Andong City, South Korea. An earlier survey had established that the hillside contained 16 tombs. Archaeologists determined that the tombs belonged to the ancestors of the Goseong Yi, a clan indigenous to the region that rose to power at…

Rare artifacts help Louis come alive in Canada

Metis Henry Hall is the proud owner of Louis Riel artifacts he’s been collecting for 18 years. Hall doesn’t consider himself to be the owner but instead he would rather be considered a ‘keeper’. This collection undoubtedly the largest personal collection of Riel memorabilia in B.C., and possibly Canada, is on display which started yesterday…