Happy Holidays from the Dean’s Blog!
December 11th, 2009


We will return next year on January 7, 2010 with another blog entry for you to enjoy. In the meantime, happy holidays from the Dean’s blog and thank you for your support in 2009!

Thanks to CoffeeGeek for sharing their photo via flickr and creative commons.

What’s the difference between them and us?
December 4th, 2009


What’s the difference between them and us? That’s what I always ask myself when I am in the USA at some conference or another. You can bet they don’t ask themselves the same question.  I am in lovely San Francisco, at the annual Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) event, with about a thousand or so of my colleagues, most of them strangers, some of them very good conference companions, indeed.  I know I’m not in Canada because the square on which my hotel sits boasts a skating rink surrounded by palm trees. That’s right, ice and palm trees.  Only in America, you say–or perhaps Dubai. (more…)