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Colleges, check the research—your numbers don’t add up

KINGSTON, ONT.—When a St. Lawrence College professor asked her MPP for his support to end the current labour dispute between college faculty and their employer, here is how he responded: “I do not view the use of contract or sessional … Continue reading

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Construction crew shuts down project to support striking professors’ push for contract talks to resume

  October 27, 2017 Construction on St. Lawrence College’s new multi-million-dollar Student Life and Innovation Centre was halted Friday morning as workers honoured the picket lines, refusing to cross in a show of support for striking college faculty members. “When … Continue reading

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Read all about it! First-year writing assignment leads to jobs

I probably should have posted this press release earlier. The college where I work, St. Lawrence College, here in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, has issued a news release to local media that aims to spread the word about the successes of … Continue reading

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“Get the students to do the work”

Back in 2008 when I first committed to developing a mentorship program for my first-year college advertising students, one of the first people I went to for advice on how to go about it was the associate dean at the … Continue reading

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Sharing personal lives with students creates a powerful “weave”

Online magazine columnist Leslie Harpold wrote that one of the keys to a powerful thank-you is to tell the reader how they fit into the fabric of your life. I’ve taught many writing lessons using an article that Harpold wrote … Continue reading

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Mountain biking as a metaphor for life

Just like life, there are ups and downs in mountain biking Going downhill is easy and fast and fun But it’s only the exhausting uphill grind that makes the descent so gratifying. Just like life, there are bumps in the … Continue reading

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Life is a lesson in adventure, not a guilt trip

I’ve always considered myself a lifelong adventurer. Not a hardcore adventurer, but an adventurer nonetheless. Indeed, after graduating university, most of my friends started searching for “real jobs” while I worked as a landscape gardener so I could travel the … Continue reading

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