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Alumna shares what she learned at RRU with students around the world

When the lights went out at World Media Academy in Delhi, Canadian instructor Julie Nolin figured she’d have to cancel class. The only light came from the glow of the students’ laptops. The temperature in the classroom hovered around 40 C. But the students didn’t want to go home. “No Julie ma’am, we will stay,” the students said. “We want to learn.” “That hunger to learn was so awesome,” recalls Nolin, a graduate of the MA in Intercultural and International Communication (MAIIC). “They’re so used to adversity. I’m in awe of them as a teacher.” Nolin was working in India from February to May 2012 as part of a professional development placement through the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), where she’s a tenured faculty member teaching broadcasting, writing and intercultural and business communication. At the World Media Academy, the only international TV and digital media journalism school in India, Nolin assisted in the development of journalism and media curriculum and acted as a TV trainer/executive producer for weekly productions. Nolin, an award-winning journalist and former TV news anchor, says she went to India as a teacher and a student.

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