The End?

Here we are, December 8th, last day of the term, and last day at Banting House as the intern of Fall 2021. It does feel a bit surreal. Time has flown by so quickly. I have enjoyed my time here at Banting House immensely. From creating the online exhibit to social media outreach to tours, I performed a great variety of tasks here. It certainly feels fulfilling. The time spent here was meaningful, no doubt. But it is not the end.

Cicero once wrote that, “Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things.” I treasure my memories here dearly and I know they will serve me well going forward. I hope to remember the skills I learned here, both tangible and intangible, remain with me through my public history career. I hope to recall the memories of the tours I gave. Lastly, I hope to remember the emotions I associated with this space. This place holds a lot of sentimental meaning to many people and now it has meaning for me. I hope to be able to pass on my passion for this space, its cause and all its associations. While I might not be at the physical building, thus ending my physical commitment, my mental and emotional commitment to this space will continue. For that reason, it is not the end of my time here.

I look forward to seeing what comes next in my career, at this space and with the future of diabetes work. Thank you all for following me and my journey here. Have a meaningful day.

Avi Shaver

Me giving a tour on World Diabetes Day 2021

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