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July 26, 2016

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As an undergraduate, as a mechanism for managing emotional instability, I developed a doctrine in which I would try to maintain five independent streams of activity in life: each important to me, and capable of going well or badly. A typical undergraduate set might include academic coursework; the debate society; photography; perhaps a romantic relationship; […]

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Early this afternoon, I photographed a rally at Queen’s Park calling on the provincial government to remediate mercury contamination around Grassy Narrows which they authorized over fifty years ago. Later, I took some portraits of a past professor of mine.

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In each year of my PhD, I have applied for all the summer teaching assistant (TA) positions offered in the Department of Political Science (and, after second year, in the School of the Environment too). I never heard anything back as the result of my applications, including for frequently-advertised ’emergency’ positions and jobs in statistics […]

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Violet

May 18, 2016

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Having finally finished grading the second set of late essay assignments, I am now calculating the participation grades for my tutorials in the fall and winter term. The profile of attendance across time isn’t as flat as one might like, but doesn’t look too dismal: On Wednesday, I am invigilating the final exam, which we […]

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My friend Rosie organized a Massey expedition to the former-brickworks-turned-community-space in the Don Valley. It was a nice break from grading (and hourly email complaints for students demanding essay and participation grades). I’m still recuperating a bit from the divestment setback, along with a string of other recent minor misfortunes, so getting out into Toronto’s […]

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I had a photo gig from 12:00pm to 2:00pm on Monday, followed by post-processing and uploading. I then had a fossil fuel divestment meeting that ran officially from 7:00pm to 9:30 or so, but which flowed into an animated and informative discussion that continued until 11:30pm. I am meeting with a divestment sub-group to talk […]

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