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Chip

2018-01-08

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Today I had my final time-specific academic obligation for 2017: invigilating the midterm for the US politics course I am helping to teach. Over the next couple of weeks, I will be grading two sets of midterms and preparing and submitting my response to the comments from the research ethics board on my dissertation project. […]

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This term’s first big batch of grading — essays for my Canadian politics course — is due no later than Monday evening. Please wish me fortitude in getting through the last three dozen. I believe basically everyone finds grading stressful and tedious. It invalidates my ordinary procrastination flowchart, since it is always possible to devote […]

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2014: Clara 2013: The scale of our energy challenge, Lauren 2011: The Hound of the Baskervilles 2010: Ottawa solar power workshops, Six Easy Pieces 2009: Anthropogenic climate change: evidence from isotopic ratios, The IPCC, climate, and consensus 2008: Oil tanker captured off Somalia, Climate change and forest management 2007: IPCC 4AR SPM, The Bottom Billion, […]

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On October 10th I submitted the proposed research ethics protocol for my PhD research to the University of Toronto’s Office of Research Ethics. My committee thought that the subject protection risks were minimal enough to make a delegated review adequate, but I learned today that the protocol has been escalated to the full-REB meeting on […]

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This fall, it has been a bit sad to spend my first September at U of T after finishing my five years as a Massey College Junior Fellow: not getting invited to orientation events, or told about the official college photo. Massey has had an enormous influence over my time at U of T, and […]

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Sky above

2017-09-11

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2017-09-03

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The University of Toronto Department of Political Science website lists the requirements for completing a PhD: Field 1 (Canadian Politics: 2012-13) Field 2 (Public Policy: 2013-14) Qualitative Methods Requirement (2014) Quantitative Methods Requirement (waived from undergrad and Oxford MPhil coursework) Field Examination in Field 1 and Field 2 (February 2014 and January 2016) Thesis Committee […]

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