Tag: london

  • Reasonable Resignations   

    Reasonable Resignations    

    Allowing our failures to walk among us. Is it reasonable to ask leaders to resign?   I’ve been mulling this over since I was invited to sign an open letter to the Pillar Nonprofit Network’s Board of Directors, asking for its members to resign and support a transition to new leadership. Upon first reading, I […]

  • 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 […]

  • In The End, Stories Are All That We Have

    In The End, Stories Are All That We Have

    Today I had the pleasure of addressing the graduates at Medix College in London, Ontario. It was a truly powerful experience to be part of this particular graduation ceremony. Thank you to Gerry Slattery at Medix for the opportunity and to the graduates, friends and family who permitted me to take up 15 minutes of their […]

  • 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. […]

  • Living My Imagination Out Loud: What ‘Gypsy’ Meant to Me

    It’s hard to know what to write about my experience with MTP’s production of Gypsy. For those of you who don’t know, I spent a portion of the last few months rehearsing for a part in the show and just finished a seven show run at the Palace Theatre. I find myself struggling to articulate […]

  • 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 […]

  • Thanks for the Dress Rehearsal. Get Ready for Showtime.

    For those of you who don’t know, the University’s elections infrastructure was hacked on Tuesday night. It could not be confirmed that vote counts were not tampered with so the University made the decision to invalidate the election. Aside from the fact that I’m sure we’d like this to be over now, I think this […]

  • Windermere Cafe Gig Renewed for November

    Tom McIntosh and I will continue to play our Friday night gig at Windermere Cafe through the months of October and November. Join us every Friday night for live music from 5pm-9pm. Let us know if you have any song requests!

  • Engagement: More Than a Buzz Word

    Okay, so last issue I got the formal welcome thing out of the way. From now on I’m not going to give you some sort of generic Students’ Council missive. In fact, what I want to do is give you a window into some of the things that I’m passionate about. Ultimately, you probably don’t […]