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Spring Gillard
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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 […]

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 […]

Grassy High

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

Study Hammock

New seating at UBC. Great for “study” periods.

Mac in Home

If you’re a Mac owner and you live in the Vancouver area, take note. I’ve been using Macinhome as my tech consultants for years now – the best part is they make house calls! Whenever I’ve had something go wrong with my Mac that I can’t fix, I give them a call. It used to […]

Mission Accomplished

I went back to school in 2012 with the sole purpose of getting a full time job. I was tired of the freelance roller coaster. Last summer, I tested the waters and unexpectedly hooked a job at the UBC Learning Exchange. On the surface, “Coordinator of the English Conversation Program” didn’t seem to be related […]

Timely Wisdom

In addition to being summer solstice, today is National Aboriginal Day. I spent Friday morning at the Musqueam celebration. They had a day of festivities planned. In the opening remarks, the very funny MC, Gordon Grant, said we were to tell what we saw and heard. So this is my effort.

I browsed through a […]

Cedar & Bamboo

We’re hosting a cool event at the UBC Learning Exchange next week in partnership with the Chinese Cultural Centre. We’re screening Cedar & Bamboo, a film about the shared history of First Nations and Chinese immigrants in BC. Elder Larry Grant, who is of Musqueam and Chinese descent, will facilitate a discussion afterwards. The event […]