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Many Thanks

This is a copy of the acknowledgements in my MA thesis. So many people got me to the finish line.

I would like to thank my supervisor Rob VanWynsberghe for his infinite patience with me as I wrote so very many lengthy versions of every chapter. Despite all the reading he was doing, he also […]

Moving Force

My thesis is now available in the great library in the sky. The title is Moving force: case study of a sustainability tour as a potential vehicle to enhance application of learning. The abstract is below.

Despite concentrated efforts by sustainability practitioners and educators around the world, very little progress has been made in terms […]

Celebration Time

A week ago Friday, I successfully defended my Master of Arts thesis at UBC, entitled Moving Force: Case study of a sustainability tour as a potential vehicle to enhance application of learning. I will post a link to the thesis once it is uploaded to the great vault in the sky. My degree will be […]

Pause

Taking a break from blogging until I wrap up my MA degree. On the final stretch, but miles to go.

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

By Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.

His house is in the village though;

October 28th, 2015 | Tags: , , | Category: Art, blog | Leave a comment

Too Tart

I bought myself a yummy pumpkin tart from Terra Breads over Thanksgiving. But the liner left a bad taste in my mouth. They used to use tin cupcake liners, which are recyclable. Now they are using a plasticized paper shell, which is not. The “retail performance” manager informed me that they do use compostable takeout […]

Art of Resistance and Liberation

I’m presenting with a fellow student on behalf of the Learning Exchange at this adult ed conference at U.Vic this coming weekend. Looking forward to the social justice tour of downtown Victoria on Saturday afternoon.

A radical celebration for social and environmental change with a focus on (de)colonisation, resurgence, and allyship

The ART OF […]

Viaduct Vote

This week City Council will be making a crucial decision on the future of the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts. After five years of study, consultation, and engagement, the City is on the verge of a once-in-a-generation city-building opportunity for Vancouver. Click here to find out more about the viaducts proposal.

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Casting a Vote for All

Reposting this from November 2011. There’s a very important federal election tomorrow. Please vote.

I just got back from voting in my municipal election. Every time I vote I get choked up. I guess it’s that “rush of democracy” as one Facebook friend described it this morning.

I remember when I was growing up, my […]

Happiness

Saw this poster at the new UBC sub during opening week. An appropriate message for my birthday – which is today!

Grassy High

Nice use of a slope outside the new Student Union Building at UBC. Can’t have enough seating around campus.