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Engage (Address to the incoming students, UBC Arts, September 7th, 2010)

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Imagine that it’s your first day at the University. You know almost no one. You’re lost, and you have to ask directions everywhere you go. You’ve just moved into an apartment, and you’re surrounded by cardboard boxes and unpacked Scandinavian furniture. You’re deathly afraid of making a mistake, and of course you’re anxious about the […]

A “rock band” moment or two (September 7th—Imagine Day)

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

[Note: My first few blog entries will be a little post facto, as they’re being added late.] I have to hand it to UBC – it’s an institution that surely knows how to make an impression. Within an hour of arriving for work, I was looking at the first of two groups comprising over 1,500 […]

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