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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… Continue Reading Comparing Ontario University Strategic Mandate Agreements

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… Continue Reading 10 Strategies & Arguments for Rob Ford’s Appeal

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… Continue Reading On Vancouver Riots and Mob Justice 2.0

Speak out on Copyright in Canada

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

The Conservative party’s take on Copyright reform, Bill C-32, is working its way through the parliamentary process. The last two copyright reform bills in Canada have died on the order paper, so it’s about time we revisit copyright as the Conservative government looks long in the tooth. The Bill C-32 Legislative Committee has invited Canadians… Continue Reading Speak out on Copyright in Canada

Rescue of the Chilean miners

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

The rescue of the Chilean miners has been a great triumph of engineering and the human spirt. Congratulations to the nation of Chile and everyone involved. What a great story, and what great television. I started watching the first three miners rescued last night and watched a more of the rescues on-line at work. The… Continue Reading Rescue of the Chilean miners