The Future

I just got home from a four-day adventure in Toronto. What kind of adventure? Only the kind of adventure that involves the Ontario Universities’ Fair – an event that sees about 120,000 students and parents converge on the Metro Toronto Convention Centre to learn about all of the various programs that the universities in Ontario offer.

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All The Feels

Several months ago I was sitting in my office trying to get some work done in the few moments I had between meeting with students, meeting with community partners, prepping for class, or filling in the seemingly endless pablum that is administrative forms. I was tired – exhausted to be honest. I’m pretty sure it was mid-semester, […]

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For those who have been keeping track, you’ll know that I’ve been a faculty member in the School of Computer Science at the University of Guelph since January of 2011. What you might not know is that my position was a 5 year contractually limited position with an expiry date of December 31, 2015.

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Because Holy Himalaya

So the big adventure begins in a few days. I’ve just finished submitting all of the grades for CIS3750, CIS4900, and CIS4910. I have only the grades for MATH4600 to complete, and a few other academic loose-ends to tie up before I go.

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Twenty Years

Twenty years ago I arrived on the University of Guelph campus with several boxes full of most of my earthly possessions. Those that stayed behind at my parents’ house were, I thought, either unimportant, or not befitting the hallowed halls of my new home away from home. As my parents dropped me off at Mills […]

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A Pi-Day Weekend

Happy belated Pi-Day all y’all. For those unaware, Pi-Day (March 14th) is the mathiest of math days; unless you also observe Tau-Day (June 28th) – which I do. Since tau is equal to 2 pi, Tau-Day must be equal to 2 Pi-Days, and 2 Pi-Days is better than 1 Pi-Day, so by definition Tau-Day would […]

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I’m Wearing A Stupid Grin

About two months ago – maybe longer – I learned that I had won a teaching award when one of my colleagues congratulated me out of the blue. At the time I had no idea what they were talking about, so I replied with a puzzled look. It’s then that they realized my confusion. They […]

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