Memories of HCM and Laos

Earlier this week, an ex-employee of Hatfield Consultants Mekong (HCM), Mouksy Vongsouvath (Mouk), passed away unexpectedly. Mouk filled a number of vital administrative roles in our small Vientiane office and I was deeply saddened at the news of her passing. Although quiet, Mouk was always cheerful and willing to help out in any capacity – she will be sorely missed… Read the rest “Memories of HCM and Laos”

2019 October Cambodia

I spent the first few weeks of October on a programme in Cambodia designed to investigate areas impacted by war, primarily along the Viet Nam – Cambodia border, stretching from Svay Rieng in the south (in the middle of the “Parrots Beak”), up through Romeas Haek, Memot, Snuol and Mondulkiri in the north. Much of our work involved meeting with… Read the rest “2019 October Cambodia”

2019 June Nicks Convocation Ceremony

On Wednesday, we attended Nick’s convocation ceremony at UVic. The university centre was packed with pround family and friends celebrating the culmination of many years of hard work by all the new graduates. Nick received his Masters of Applied Science degree (the title of which appears in one of the photos – Dort cross-stitched it as a graduation present). Laura… Read the rest “2019 June Nicks Convocation Ceremony”