Meet Us Monday – Shalyn Arejola and her trip to Thailand!

It was great to be able to end 2014, and begin 2015, with a trip to Thailand. I visited Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket.

Some highlights of the trip I would like to share, in no particular order, include:

  • Spending the day with newly rescued Elephants. These elephants were rescued from being abused (logging, trekking, circus, etc). The rule was that we were there fore the elephants, not the other way around. We fed and bathed them. No riding :-). They were a pleasure to spend the day with.

Genesis Fertility Centre employee visits an elephant sanctuary in Thailand.

  • Food, food and more food! So many things to eat, so little time. We tried lots of street food, restaurants that didn’t have any English on their menu (these were the best!), and my favorite of all, the Northern Thailand Specialty “Khao Soi.” It is a curry-based broth with both soft and crispy noodles.

A Genesis Fertility Centre employee enjoys some Khao Soi while visiting Thailand

  • New Years Eve in Chiang Mai – The floating lanterns everywhere made me feel like I was in a storybook. They were beautiful to watch and fun to light up and release with our 2015 wishes scribbled on them.

A Genesis Fertility employee spends her New Year in Thailand.

  • Thai Cooking Class – Besides learning to cook delicious food, we got to tour and learn the main Thai ingredients at the market.

A Genesis Fertility Centre employee takes a cooking class while vacationing in Thailand

  • The view of Bangkok from skybar – one of the most spectacular views I’ve ever seen.

Genesis Fertility Centre employee visits Thailand

  • Colors and details – Thailand is such a colorful country. I lost count of the different taxi colors that existed in Bangkok. And their architecture (specially the temples) have such intricate details. It was beautiful.

Genesis Fertility Centre employee visits Thailand


There were so many other places I wanted to explore and so many more things to do. Clearly, two weeks was not enough. But now it’s back to work with all of the lovely people at Genesis Fertility Centre!  See you soon!


Meet Us Monday: Jas Grewal

Andrologist at Genesis Fertility Centre in Vancouver


Hi there! My name is Jas! You will find me in the laboratory where I work as an Andrologist.

I was born in Coventry (west midlands) UK and went on to graduate from the University of Nottingham. I arrived in Canada in 2008 and I love my life here! I never tire of Vancouver’s beauty. Every morning on the drive into work the mountains take my breath away.

Speaking of Vancouver’s finest… I met my husband out here so it looks like I’m here to stay! My immediate family still live in England and I miss them very much, but with technology such as FaceTime the world definitely feels like a much smaller place.

I love cups of tea and watching Coronation Street when I get home from work, so I guess some things never change! On my days off I like to spend my time catching up with my family and friends. The weather has been great this summer for BBQ’s.

I’ve been very fortunate to be able to travel a fair bit. One of my most treasured memories was our honeymoon to Tanzania and Zanzibar. I often find myself missing the golden plains of Africa on Monday mornings!

But, in all honesty I do love coming to work. My coworkers and I are a close team. Outside of work we spend time with each other. We care for our patients and also take care of each other. We all take immense pride in what we do. It’s a wonderful feeling making a difference in the lives of others.

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