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SURP 2008 – 2010
SURP 2008 – 2010

In September 2008 I wrote my first SURP-related blog entry.  I was hoping to have some more inspired thoughts for my last entry in an attempt to jive with the first, yet my head remains firmly incapacitated from a very long night of liver abuse.  So I don’t.  I’ve just got this photo. Two years.  […]

Beer Tasting with Big Rock Brewery
Beer Tasting with Big Rock Brewery

Every once in awhile Queen’s Alumni Association holds events such as networking 101, wine tasting and how to tie-a-tie.  I’m already quite good with the double windsor, and I don’t like wine.  There.  I said it. I do like beer and was quite happy when I heard that Big Rock Brewery was holding a beer-tasting […]

Brig. General Jonathan Vance @ Queen’s U
Brig. General Jonathan Vance @ Queen’s U

I had a great opportunity to hear Brigadier-General Jonathan Vance speak yesterday via the School of Policy Studies (the folks who inhabit the bottom four floors of Robert Sutherland).  Given the nature of campus activism among under-graduates and media flamers in regards to the often touchy topic of Afghanistan and Canada, the talk was advertised […]

Winter Ride

The uber-urban citizens of Copenhagen ride like crazy during the winter. Canadians…who like to pride themselves on their rustic hardiness and terrified of winter and snow.  I’ve the one or two public meetings I’ve attended regarding transportation (one was in terms of transit, the other, cycling) tortured cries of “what about the snow?” in an […]

Campus Space
Campus Space

Interestingly enough, I was thinking about public spaces this morning as I walked through the desolate, abandoned landscape that is Queen’s University – Reading Week Edition.  One of the things I admire about the Queen’s campus is the way it effortlessly incorporates itself within the surrounding urban space, streets and fabric. The municipal streets slice […]

Thought Police

From the Montreal Gazette…also on national radio. It would be hilarious if it were not so chilling: Queen’s University will hire six “facilitators” who will listen in on student conversations, vigilant against incorrect speech. Officially, says the University’s website, these incognito “intergroup facilitators,” will “respond to, stimulate and invite engagement across difference and tensions that […]

AutoMAD

Yeah, I’m still around – but don’t expect any big post in the next few weeks.  If you do, it is because I need to bust myself away from the super-duper exciting world of planning school examination/project period. I swear, I will die at my computer…while using AutoCAD.  I’m not kidding when I say my […]

Coffee and Gyms

I’m not generally against coffee house background music, provided it adhere within the confines of the term ‘background music, tubed music, canned music or even shit music’.  Several places of coffee persuasion can be found within the limestone quarry of Queen’s campus and the particular one I am patronizing at the moment chooses to play […]

Stauffer Library

I was a bit of a library/book nerd when I was an undergrad (actually, probably ever since I became a library helper in grade 5).  Having such an occupation would involve numerous hours browsing around looking for interesting items in a university library.  That’s right…in a university library looking for non-fiction books to read that […]

Words that make you sound smart

Some new vocabulary I picked up courtesy of the very academic read that is Peter Hall’s Cities of Tomorrow. apologia – a formal defence or justification gordian knot – an excedingly complicated problem or deadlock acerbic – sour or bitter in taste doggerel – crudely or irregularly fashioned verse, often of a humorous or burlesque […]

Kingston, Ontario and SURP

Initial impressions. The Good: – Good big basement suite with a private beach. – Well organized orientation and I’m slightly jealous of the undergrads who are going through a very entertaining Frosh experience….something that was totally absent at UVic when I did my first degree there. – Compact campus which is essentially adjacent to a […]

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