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Productivity in the context of academic research is an unusual phenomenon. While elements like data entry may have a pretty direct and straightforward relationship between effort and outcomes, coming up with new ideas and writing can both involve a lot of unpredictability and spontaneity. Academic productivity is also social, or at least networked. The extent […]

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Where have all the activists gone? The Varsity By Anna Osterberg Published: 7:28 pm, 17 May 2019

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Yesterday the Massey College Governing Board announced that they have selected Hugh Segal’s successor as the head of Massey College. Their message says: “Massey College is delighted to welcome Nathalie Des Rosiers as its new Principal. She is a distinguished scholar and respected leader who, throughout an impressive career, has shown a deep respect and […]

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In their 2019 Financial System Review the Bank of Canada identifies assessing climate-related risks as an activity they have started to undertake. The CBC reports: Climate change threatens ‘both the economy and the financial system,’ says Bank of Canada

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This week’s Economist is reporting about the growing danger of armed conflict between the United States and Iran: The brewing conflict between America and Iran As America and Iran act tough, the risk of conflict is growing President Donald Trump’s fixation with undoing “Barack Obama’s signature diplomatic achievement” in the form of the Joint Comprehensive […]

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This feels overall like it has been an unsatisfying month. I’ve been sick the whole time and reading week was neither relaxing nor productive. Now another blast of grading is beginning. Hopefully I can finally get over this cold and back to productive PhD work.

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