Stormed in – A story of survival

During the first two days at the beginning of the fourth week of digital internship Cape Breton Island was hit with a blizzard.

Luckily enough the interns were able to shovel their way out and make it to work on Wednesday.

Wednesday consisted of interviewing more people for the Remedial course being offered by the Vurschuren Centre in the coming fall. 

Thursday afternoon we setup for a live streaming event being hosted in the CBU library in the evening.

Digital internship – week 3

The third week of our internship is coming near its end and I find myself enjoying it more each day.

On Monday, we were trained on how to interview someone and get an oral history of historical artifacts and sites. Some of us will be using this when we interview members of various churches throughout the communities.

On Tuesday, I used photoshop in order to get the logo for the Boardmore Theatre from a previous poster to place it on a new poster. As well, I read up on various papers on stress reduction and how yoga versus physical exercise.

Wednesday, we had a snowstorm so I worked from home and learned how to use NodeXL from tutorials on YouTube. I will be trained officially on it next Monday which I look forward to.

 Thursday and Friday consisted of training on cameras and setting up lighting for interviews that took place on Friday and will continue next week. The interviews are for an advertisement/information of an upcoming course in September called the Sustainable Site Remediation.

The course will offer insights from how they cleaned up the tar ponds and various mining sites from around the island.


Digital Youth NS

On Tuesday, January 31, the Intern Networking and Information Event for digital interns from across Nova Scotia. 

The conference was held in order to provide training and Information to the digital interns and coordinators from across the province. As well, to provide an oppurtunity for the attendees to network with each other and meet their fellow grant recipients.

Various presenters and speakers attended to provide insights into the current state of social media for organizations and businesses. 

Another presentation took place in order to help raise awareness of the current state of the First Nations population in Canada. 

Overall, the event was quite a success with over 80 people in attendance and four presenters.