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Home Can Be Anywhere, Everywhere and Nowhere. That’s Okay. | Retsepile Sello | TEDxUBC

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Using her experience as an international student with close ties to both her hometown and her newer life abroad, discover the meaning of home and belonging with Retsepile Sello’s talk. Rets is a 1st year Master of Applied Science in Mining Engineering student at UBC, aiming to improve mine safety by investigating how organizational learning can be applied to safety culture. In undergrad, Rets completed a project on Organization Behaviour in South African underground gold mines; this landed her the titles of ‘One of UBC Engineering 2018 Rising Stars’, and ‘One of Canada’s Leading Innovators from the class of 2018’. Before UBC, Rets studied at Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa. Here, she did some community service with the entrepreneurship group that equipped unemployed youth in Swaziland with skills to start and run their own businesses. This developed into an interest for youth development and when she came to UBC, she founded a high school mentorship initiative that partnered UBC students from the African Awareness Initiative and Engineers Without Borders to mentor high school students in Lesotho and Ghana with career development skills. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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