Sarena Dharshi
I am in my fourth year of a Bachelor of Science degree, at the University of Alberta. I love photography, slam poetry and I am an avid musician.

Entries by Sarena Dharshi

One New Message: Tackling the Answering Machine

(0) Comments | Posted August 2, 2016 | 3:39 PM

2016-08-01-1470086621-7467635-ScreenShot20160801at2.47.12PM.pngA podcast about voicemails, the podcast that wants to give you the chance to go back and leave the message you wish you did", begins the description on One New Message's first episode, 000. I have become intrigued with the recently launched...

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What I Learned From My Summer Job at SHAD 2015

(0) Comments | Posted September 14, 2015 | 5:35 PM

Three summers ago, I blogged about a program I participated in called Shad Valley (now re-branded SHAD). In short, SHAD is a month-long program geared towards high school students who excel academically and are potential leaders of tomorrow. If accepted after a demanding application process, students...

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My (Sort of) New Year's Resolutions for 2015

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 3:15 PM


Making New Year's resolutions is completely out of the norm for me. I simply find them a ploy that people use to comfort themselves about a year that perhaps didn't go as well as they expected. Writing down specific goals for the coming...

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Hauntingly Beautiful EP by Canadian Musician, Trevor Deley

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 4:52 PM

The music is an eclectic folk mix, and the lyrics are both easy to listen for the music lover and feed the soul for those philosophers searching for a deeper meaning. The artist is none other than Canadian singer/song writer Trevor Deley, whom I featured in 2012 for his first...

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Turning Up the Volume on Student Voice in Alberta

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 1:29 AM

2013-08-07-ScreenShot20130806at9.59.49PM.png I just graduated from high school and admittedly, I have never felt directly connected to the Calgary Board of Education or the choices they have made regarding students. Certainly, each school has a representative on the Chief Superintendent's Student Advisory Council and...

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Calgary's World Partnership Walk - Taking Steps to End Global Poverty

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2013 | 11:32 PM

One of my earliest memories as a child was going to Prince's Island Park in Calgary every June to walk The World Partnership Walk. Back then, I looked forward to it because we made it a family affair....

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New 'Calgary Compliments' Facebook Page Takes the "Strange Out of Stranger"

(0) Comments | Posted March 30, 2013 | 9:07 PM

Since its inception in January 2013, Facebook page Calgary Compliments has taken our city by storm.

So what exactly is the purpose to a page like this? Unlike similar "confessions" pages which have been popping all over the interwebs, this compliments page...

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A Look Back at My Favourite Calgary 2012 Event - Nuit Blanche

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2013 | 11:54 PM

2013-01-07-ScreenShot20130106at9.32.27PM.png I have had the pleasure of seeing Calgary 2012 grow from even before its official inception. I clearly remember being part of the 100 panelists chosen to discuss Calgary's bid to become the nation's culture capital way back in October...

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Great Leaders are Born from St. Francis Xavier University - Fact or Fiction?

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2012 | 11:01 PM

2012-12-17-ScreenShot20121216at8.27.31PM.png On October 23rd of 2012, I had the opportunity to attend the St. Francis Xavier National Dinner held this year in Calgary, Alberta. St. F.X. ranks consistently in the top ten undergraduate universities in Canada. Deeply rooted in tradition, its strong...

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Canadian Musician Spotlight - Trevor Deley

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2012 | 8:11 PM

2012-12-03-Robert.JPGRecently, I had the pleasure of meeting Trevor Deley, a young, Canadian, emerging singer/songwriter. I discovered there to be a rare depth and beauty in all the songs included in his new EP: Robert, which was released this November. He has the talent...

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Shad Valley 2012 -

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2012 | 12:48 AM


So this summer, I spent one unforgettable month at Carleton University in Ottawa. It is virtually impossible to express every moment that made this experience out-of-this-world in one blog post, but here goes.

First of all, what is Shad Valley?...

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Calgary Captures: Flamingos at the Calgary Zoo

(1) Comments | Posted September 8, 2012 | 2:32 AM


I captured a picture of these two beautiful creatures during a casual visit to the Calgary Zoo this summer. It caught my eye that they are almost forming a heart together.

To see more of my photography, check out my Flickr

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