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... Continue Reading →

[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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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.... Continue Reading →

#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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

A Few Thoughts on Jack

I don't profess to be an expert on the topic of Jack Layton and would never attempt to provide definitive commentary on his passing. However, I do want to share a few things that Mr. Layton (Jack) made me think about. It strikes me that Jack Layton would have appreciated knowing that he made us... Continue Reading →

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