We are so grateful to have students from Adler University generously volunteer their time to support Avalon Recovery Society this year!
Adler University’s Social Justice Practicum program gives Masters’ students the opportunity to lend their skills and experience to community organizations and work alongside them as agents of social change.
Avalon Recovery Society is excited to host three amazing women for their Social Justice Practicum placements over the 2019/2020 academic year! Read on to meet the students and learn more about them:
Bojana is a creative professional with 8 years of experience in research, leadership and technology. Her most recent endeavour, Pearl's Choice, combined her love for all three. Bojana guided the strategic direction of the organization to become a national platform used by over 500,000 Canadians. She's currently completing her M.A in Organizational Psychology at Adler University which is what has brought her to the Avalon Society where she is currently completing her Social Justice Practicum.
Mercedes is a first-year student at Adler University studying to achieve her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. She recently moved to Vancouver from London, Ontario where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and volunteered at ANOVA, a shelter for women experiencing domestic violence. Mercedes says her experiences have led her to be very passionate about feminism and supporting all women, and she is excited to deliver self-care workshops at Avalon in the new year!
Michika Hata is a graduate student at Adler University, where she is currently studying for a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. Prior to starting at Alder she graduated from the University of Fraser Valley in with a Major in Psychology. Michika is originally from Japan and has been in Canada for the last ten years. She is lending her organizational skills to help Avalon refine their outreach practices in the community.