Daily updates

I have applied to live in the Innis College residence from May 9th to Saturday, August 29th. This is the maximum range they allow. Rather than go back to Morrison Hall, which has individual dorm-style rooms and no stoves, I am trying a residence where 4-5 people share a suite and kitchen facilities are more […]

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April

April 13, 2015

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During the next few days, I need to grade all of my students’ essays and final exams from this term. On Friday, we are formally presenting our argument to the fossil fuel divestment ad hoc committee. Then, I have a paper to write for my markets and justice course for the 21st. Finally, I need […]

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Tonight, we are proofreading the brief update for the final time. On Friday, I am getting copies printed.

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April

March 29, 2015

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Close on the heels of the last period of exceptional activity, another such span is just beginning. Today, I need to write a paper on Ross Zucker’s Democratic Distributive Justice, to be submitted by 6pm. Monday, there is a Toronto350.org board meeting, where we will hopefully be able to finalize our by-laws. There is also […]

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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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