Category Archives: Montreal Reflections

Class Photo Time

From 1984, when first starting university teaching, until 1994 and the commencement of House of Commons employment, used to take photos of the classes. Towards the end of the class, would have the camera and advise the students that I … Continue reading

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Michael Hogben

So in the midst of the suspension proceedings. Farhad Simyar saying I have arranged a meeting. Please be there. Meeting with the union person, Michael Hogben. President of the Faculty Association. Late in the day, on the Loyola campus. Gentle, … Continue reading

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Ghost of Commerce

When an instructor at Concordia University, 1987-1992, did not venture out into the city much. Felt it was unfair to family, to develop any sort of social life, while away. So stayed around the Guy Metro Building and, later, around … Continue reading

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Fred Zwirz

Fred Zwirz, 1932-2006. Nearly making it to 74. Fortunately, a permanent obituary has been maintained. Described as having “worked most of his life in Montreal as a Chartered Accountant and a Lecturer at Concordia University”. Made an obituary comment: I … Continue reading

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Deep Blue

Just when I thought I finally learned my lesson well There’s more to this than meets the eye Sometimes wonder if students appreciate that most of the pedagogical assistance is in the instructor’s discretion. No obligation to set the course … Continue reading

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Residential

So he works in Edmonton and lives in Calgary. For some reason, the employer is to pay for his choice as to where to live: Redford aide racks up $9,000 in bills staying in one of Edmonton’s most expensive hotels … Continue reading

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C’est En Face, Ou…

Something about Montreal. Grabs you in the move. Says you better get it. Remember being very much affected when first seeing Réjeanne Padovani in the 1970s. How some guy ends up as part of the pavement, when building the Montreal … Continue reading

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