Tag: Canada

  • Please Replace Our Ship

    Please Replace Our Ship

    Last night, I attended the SS Ethie Dinner Theatre at the Nurse Myra Bennett for the Performing Arts-Fortis Theatre in Cow Head, Newfoundland. I left the theatre thinking about the modern manifestation of, please, can you replace our ship with something that works?

  • I’m Here Reacting | #OurLondonFamily

    Trigger Warning: This post contains discussion of the recent terrorist attack in London, Ontario and documents my experience of hearing the news. I was sitting in a warehouse in Halifax, waiting to be called to set, when I found out about the terrorist attack in London, Ontario. I heard the news from my dad, in […]

  • Learning About Vision from A Blueprint for Dramatic Change

    Learning About Vision from A Blueprint for Dramatic Change

    Riche’s article reminds me of the importance of visioning, a practice known elsewhere and otherwise as imagining or dreaming. Riche does these things in this article and I’m going to bet that he can do it, in part, because he practices storytelling and creating.

  • A Walk at Walden

    [I assure you that I hand wrote this in a journal beside the pond] It’s almost surreal sitting at the edge of Walden Pond. Walden is the site of Henry David Thoreau’s reflective work of the same name. Today, Walden is part of the Massachusetts Park system. Almost every English student comes across Thoreau at […]

  • Beavers in Cooperstown

    I went for a run tonight just outside of Cooperstown, NY. It was more for exploration purposes than for intense cardio. Running and observing seem to be part of how I try to take in, process and begin to understand new places. I like my roaming runs because they allow me to see places that […]

  • THE GREAT STUDENT DILEMMA | FINDING ‘SCHOLA’

    As students at universities around the country fight through the last few weeks of exams and assignments I felt the urge to write something. Universities are increasingly becoming aware of the impacts of student stress, but I still find myself frustrated with the willing acceptance of ‘stress’ as a necessary part of the university experience. […]

  • Mismanaging Alleged Mismanagement: Big Island Lake Cree Nation

    Mismanaging Alleged Mismanagement: Big Island Lake Cree Nation

    http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/12/17/first-nation-chief-council-accused-of-spending-bands-social-assistance-money-on-personal-items-face-audit/ This article is a little bit old, but I wanted to take a moment to draw attention to something that has bothered me since I read it for the first time. The issue outlined in the article is framed as one of political corruption, financial mismanagement and loss of public trust. If you haven’t […]

  • #idlenomore

    What is the #idlenomore movement? Better still, have you even heard of #idlenomore? I’m hoping that by now news of this movement has made its way into the consciousness of at least a quiet majority of people, but I know that like many other grassroots movements, the Canadian mainstream will be hesitant to recognize its […]

  • Tonight Matters

    One year ago I wrote a blog post about the One Love Rally. I talked about how, inexplicably perhaps, I felt like something had shifted about the culture at Western. Today, having experienced a second Orientation Week with the One Love Rally, I am still somewhat tentative to proclaim Western to be a fully accepting […]

  • A Strong Voice

    Western has another President of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA). On Wednesday the USC’s VP UA Alysha Li was elected to be the President of OUSA for the 2012/13 year. Alysha’s Presidency will provide OUSA with a passionate leader with a vision for stable, consistent and effective advocacy efforts. Alysha’s belief in the importance […]