Category Archives: Education – Post-Secondary

Trailer

Teaching financial accounting at Algonquin College, at various points, 1985 and 1986. The financial accounting course that would be taught at a university was cut into two or three smaller sections. Many of the students attempting to improve life circumstances. … Continue reading

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Future, Past

Was teaching at Algonquin College during the summer of 1992. Both administering and developing a distance education course in Commercial Law. Thought I was also in a classroom, but can’t remember. What is remembered is walking past the computer lab, … Continue reading

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Rewarding Past and Future

Came across article in The Fulcrum, University of Ottawa student newspaper, in relation to Alex Trebek Leadership Award. Article by Ellie Sabourin, “Faculty of Education graduate gets first Alex Trebek Leadership Award“, August 30, 2017. In terms of the purpose … 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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No one ever complained

In relation to “Petition“, Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows: The only class I ever had with 100% on the final was first year Classical Greek. All year I had an A average but I got B on the final … Continue reading

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She thinks she’s so smart

Attack on expertise, on intelligence. Genna Buck interviews Tom Nichols: No one listens to experts anymore, Ottawa Metro, March 23, 2017. What he says, what he says People don’t want to talk about it [anti-intellectualism], but it’s because of the … Continue reading

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National

Asked the class how many students whose first language is not French take classes in French. Very few hands up. Very regrettable at the University of Ottawa, a bilingual university offering substantially parallel programs in both Official Languages of Canada. … Continue reading

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