Introduction to the Hi! Book Launch

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Trying to design a book launch, I came up with the idea of it being ‘More than a book launch.’ I thought it needed a great introduction. Then Peter and I were talking, and I asked him to do the

Responding to a tragedy – moving on

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After he was hired upon graduating from university, a student asked for a few months to take a break and do some climbing in Australia, etc. A new climbing friend he met, ended up falling to his death on one

Grabbing a moment with John Shields

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Reflecting on a couple of opportunities of meeting a remarkable stranger.

Learning outside the box

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A parent and teacher reflect on the challenges for diverse learning styled students in our schools, and power of wilderness learning.

A conference reception that jazzed attendees

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It was designed to encourage Canadian scientists and researchers to make new connections at an international conference. People stayed much longer than organizers dreamed… and conferred deeply with each other.

Reconfiguring a church

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A visitor from Florida tells a story or reshaping/ reconfiguring a large church. When what you’re doing is not having an impact…consider reconfiguring what you’re doing. Reconfigure: to change the shape or formation of; remodel; restructure

Power of story telling in business and science

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Scientists will be much better communicators if they understood and practiced good story telling.

After a Focus Interview at a conference reception

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Loved the reaction, the stimulation at a conference reception, which followed a whole day of presentations. It was to run from 6-9pm… Many folks stayed and talked till past 10.

Learning the real impact of her teaching

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Teaching music to a boy who did nothing. He sat like a rock in class, not participating. Then his mother told her that music was his favourite class….

Math Walk and Talk

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This math prof is a true traveler on campus finds students talking to him as he walks between classes to discuss math topics. Part of his approach is differentiating between work and play in approaching math problems.