Krista Kais-Prial

Krista has studied law in Montreal and is lawyer-in-training in Toronto. Last fall, Krista became a visiting student at the University of Tartu Faculty of Law, where her grandfather once studied. She is retracing her roots, relearning the language, and studying the development of EU law in post-Soviet Europe.

A Canadian in the Tartu University Academic Women’s Choir

A Canadian-Estonian Krista Kais-Prial writes about her experience in the University of Tartu’s Academic Women’s Choir in Estonia. The first time I saw the Tartu University Academic Women’s Choir performing live was last summer in Toronto. The concert was lovely – the repertoire was beautiful, the ladies in the choir …

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My grandmother’s shoes, my grandfather’s hat – my rediscovery of Tartu

My grandparents grew up in Tartu, leaving after WWII to escape the Soviet occupation. This is a little story of  how I rediscovered the intellectual capital of Estonia. I was shocked when my Canadian university approved my visiting student application. To Tartu? Really? Many Canadians couldn’t even point to Estonia …

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