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This year’s Walter Gordon Symposium was a thought-provoking discussion on public policy. I also got to ask what, despite all the training beforehand, was the most surprising thing about flying in the space shuttle.

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Brief update beta

March 26, 2015

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Thanks to 72 hours spent awake and a star team of quick-turnaround proofreaders, we were able to get an updated version of the fossil fuel divestment brief to the ad hoc committee in time for their meeting tomorrow. Also, there is a union meeting happening right now to decide if the strike should go to […]

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After working on the brief from 10am to nearly midnight yesterday, I decided to go to sleep without learning the result of the latest CUPE 3902 ratification vote. I had a difficult time of it, experiencing the worst headache I can remember for almost the entire night. I found that putting pressure on one part […]

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I am in a bit of a vise right now. Nobody else can finish the fossil fuel divestment brief update, but the strike and picket duties are ongoing. Even totally neglecting my PhD work, reconciling the two is impossible. And now I have come down with a cold. The prospect of pulling back from union […]

Today

March 17, 2015

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Take the bus to U of T Mississauga, reading for my markets and justice class on the way Picket and photography shift in Mississauga Keep reading on the bus back Markets and justice seminar Work on the brief and photo post-processing Toronto350.org weekly planning meeting Work on the brief and photo post-processing Hopefully tomorrow’s shift […]

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I was back on the picket lines today, completing my second week with 20 hours of official duties (basically not counting all the time spent post-processing photos from the strike). After the day’s picketing ended, there was an informal meeting at the strike HQ where people discussed yesterday’s meeting, the prospects for escalation, and other […]

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The inequalities of being at U of T are weirdly mixed together and overlapping in my life now. It’s weird to live in one of the most expensive parts of Canada, but regularly find it worthwhile to walk for 90 minutes rather than spend $3 for the subway. It’s weird to be at one of […]

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Prioritization

March 10, 2015

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Today I had to pull out from an academic collaboration because I don’t have time for that, striking, preparing my PhD research proposal, finding somewhere to live after Massey, and updating the fossil fuel divestment brief. This is a further illustration of why it is probably pointless to aspire to any sort of long-term work […]

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Nothing follows up a day of photographing union rallies like a lavish dinner with a live expert reading of a ghost story, followed by a raucous party.

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Within the next month or so, Toronto350.org needs to finish updating the fossil fuel divestment brief. I also need to substantially develop my PhD research proposal and find a supervisor. Furthermore, I need somewhere to live after Massey College, and of course there is now 20 hours a week of strike picket duty. As such, […]

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