Last week, Bill 22 passed first reading in the British Columbia legislature. The bill purports to “strengthen access to information” (by introducing a fee for freedom of information requests) and “protect people’s privacy” (by weakening provisions such as data residency requirements which encourage the use of Canadian hosting). The bill has support from leaders in […]Read more "Just give up, I guess"
So, a year like no other has rolled into another year like no other. Along with most of Canadian higher ed, TRU has resumed on-campus instruction and staffing, though so far the sense of “back to normal” has eluded me. I suppose normalcy always was an illusion. The office has a pleasant vibe and delightful […]Read more "Changing lanes"
For some at my university, the spring break is here. For us, not so much. Our Winter 2021 semester rolled straight into Spring/Summer session, still almost entirely taught virtually. Like many of you, we definitely wear the scars of the past year, and we are under no illusions that the anticipated return to campus in […]Read more "Re-emergence"
I have been wanting to write an “update” post for some time, but with so much going down, I didn’t know where to begin. So when Anne-Marie Scott suggested we do a follow-up on our OER20 conversations from last March about the OpenETC, I was grateful. It’s always fun, stimulating and rewarding to talk with […]Read more "Temperature Check"
I haven’t taken a day off in over a month (including weekends), and it was only last week, and with medication, that I began to sleep more than three hours a night. I am keeping an eye on the Help Desk over the Easter weekend, and if it gets busy this post will never reach […]Read more "Don’t follow thought leaders, and watch out for subtweeters"