Category Archives: Community of Scholars

Old Guard Suspension

McMaster suspensions, without pay, fall of 2013. Five senior faculty at the business school. Summary of report that led to suspensions is here. The toxicity

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Divide

Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows: When I was an honours student in the Sociology Department of the University of Saskatchewan in 1973 and 1974, the Department was divided between Marxist and non-Marxist faculty. The grapevine alerted us that if … Continue reading

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Missing The Blend

In Accounting Theory, so much research relating to efficiency of contracts and how to develop contract that best motivates manager to act in the best interest of business owners. Such a major research focus on the part of so many … Continue reading

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A Very Different Kind of Place

Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows: The world has become a very different kind of place, and people haven’t fully adjusted yet. You can’t beat up an African American, or even shoot him. A bystander may be filming you on … Continue reading

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Things she said: weaponized fragility

Things she said Broke me down and left me shattered From Stephen Maher, “Jordan Peterson and the big mistake of university censors“. Maclean’s, November 17, 2017: But there is something sick-making about the growing bureaucratization of safe spaces, the culture … Continue reading

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Runs with my life

From an article by Holton Shulman, “U of O prof translates letters between Leo Tolstoy and wife“, The Fulcrum 78:10 (November 6, 2017): University of Ottawa Russian literature professor Andrew Donskov is no stranger to Leo Tolstoy. His entire professional … Continue reading

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Form and Substance

Recall in the academic world, how some were so very excited to form a new committee for this or that. Sometimes it seemed that they would almost be salivating at the prospect of more committee meetings. Spending much time on … Continue reading

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Periphery

Neil Remington Abramson, a recently-retired professor from the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, returned to the campus and commented as follows: It strikes me that 25 years ago, when I started here at Simon Fraser University, none of … Continue reading

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Not Quite Effective

Came across a box of overheads. The ones one would write on, with non-permanent ink, so that they could be reused. Environmentally responsible, dontcha know. So responsible The students, when evaluating the course (in this case, Business Law) would comment, … Continue reading

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Student Protection II

In relation to “The Ripper and Student Protection“, concerning a senior professor feeling he had let his students down in relation to a certain area of a course, and not wanting his students to be penalized accordingly on a final … Continue reading

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