Irwin DeVries passed away last week. He will be missed so much, by so many of us. His career in education spanned five decades: he was at the Open Learning Agency in the early eighties, and over the years he made immense contributions to the Justice Institute of BC, TRU Open Learning (retiring as our […]

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TRU participates in a program called Leave for Change, which “matches the needs of partners in developing countries with the skills of Canadian partner organizations to build capacity at both ends”. Essentially, employees donate vacation time toward volunteer assignments managed by the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and TRU covers additional expenses. I know […]

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Hits, misses and runs

Some things I might have posted to Twitter… if Twitter wasn’t run by this guy. So yes. Elon Musk picked a fight with a wheelchair-using Icelandic entrepreneur with muscular distrophy on a public twitter thread, hoping to humiliate a parasitic do-nothing employee, and instead revealed the damage done as he continues to smash his $44 […]

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Preamble, post-ramble

People responded kindly after that last post, and otherwise been reaching out and asking about the trip south with Jim Groom, which is appreciated. One week ago, after an epic jaunt that included nine stops across California and Oregon, I returned home late at night, and woke up the next day to a full inbox […]

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