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The Five Types of Professors

After spending about five years in post-secondary education, I think I have figured it out: there are only about five different types of teachers who teach every single class in high school, college and university. 565 more words


On the power of academic protest (take academia back!)

If you work in the Canadian university system you have probably heard about what’s recently been happening at my school, Western University. Our president, chemical engineer Amit Chakma, is at the centre of a scandal about administrative pay: his contract permitted him… 1,126 more words


Digital Libraries Using Greenstone

For LIS9720, I created a digital library using Greenstone software. My library was about songs from the Eurovision Song Contest.

See below for a virtual tour. 6 more words

Science for the People: Severed

This week Science for the People is looking at our scientific curiosity – and morbid fascination – about the human body and its amazing anatomy. We’ll speak to anthropologist and author… 64 more words

This Mortal Coil

Thinking Thursday! Two Down, One to Go

Officially, the last day of term is tomorrow. As of Tuesday, however, I have finished with my second semester of my MLIS at Western University (or is it University of Western Ontario? 426 more words

Thinking Thursday

Chakma as Symptom

Like many of my fellow faculty, I am deeply concerned about the ongoing crisis at Western.  This crisis did not begin with the discovery of President Chakma’s outrageous double-dipping; it did not begin with the confusing and malignant misrepresentation of this double-dipping by Board of Governors Chair Shah as perhaps par for the course for sabbaticants; it began the moment that the idea of the university was turned into a product, into an object whose only value can be measured in quantitative, not qualitative terms.  1,072 more words