Archive for the 'Politics' Category

Deciding to Open University Campuses Will be Harder Than Closing Them

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

In Ontario, local communities around universities will be empowered in influencing the decision to re-open university campuses because of the autonomy each university demonstrated when closing campuses. On March 12, 2020, Alex Usher amusingly offered to “eat his hat” if Ontario universities did not close campuses within a half-hour of the provincial government closing primary and […]

Approaches to Medical Students During a Pandemic

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

The credentials universities and related regulatory bodies confer have a value in the achievement, rigour and knowledge they symbolize or imply. But perhaps these concepts are for a time when the public need is equal to supply, a pandemic introduces an imbalance. Universities around the world have suspended large gatherings to reduce transmission, many medical […]

Comparing Ontario University Strategic Mandate Agreements

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

As part of my Masters of Education, I completed an independent study, the subject of which was reviewing all of the current Ontario Universities Strategic Mandate Agreements (SMAs). The most interesting part: The SMA2 Metrics Power BI dashboard. Why? It seemed to me like I might be the first person to read all the SMA2s […]

10 Strategies & Arguments for Rob Ford’s Appeal

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Here are some strategies and arguments Toronto Mayor Rob Ford could submit to the judge for his appeal of his dismissal from office over a conflict of interest conviction: Submit your argument on city letterhead, that always looks impressive. Argue that you can’t be convicted of violating a law you never read.  Your testimony was […]

On Vancouver Riots and Mob Justice 2.0

Monday, June 20th, 2011

I’ve been listening to and reading about the aftermath of the Vancouver riots and I still can’t muster up any sympathy for those outed as suspects in the rampage “by the internet”. The specific example of Nathan Kotylak is the most interesting at the moment. He appears to have paid the highest cost for his […]