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Notes on the Arts and Humanities Working Group

What might university self-governance look like?

In theory this question has a simple answer: university self-governance should look like my institution, Western University. Western possesses all of the mechanisms for self-government and faculty engagement that we have long come to expect at institutions of higher education. 1,642 more words

Teaching the ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ at Western University

It was my absolute pleasure to have worked with the Canadian Operatic Arts Association (COAA) at Western University these past few weeks. http://www.music.uwo.ca/outreach/images-pdf/coaa_aedoBrochure14-15.pdf  The faculty is topnotch and the students worked very hard absorbing a great deal of information in a very short time, just over three weeks. 171 more words


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