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A Tale of Two Speeches

My husband and I both have research talks to deliver tomorrow morning. He got up this morning, finished his slides, kissed the kids good-bye and was picked up early by airport transfer so he'd arrive in time to have a good dinner and decent sleep before the event. Before my talk (7am tomorrow morning!) I [...]

By |2017-06-01T10:00:25-04:00May 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

As a first generation professor, things I wish I’d known

I ended my first year class with a pep talk — the usual "now would be a good time to open the textbook in preparation for next week's final exam" plus some insights as a First Generation Professor (FGP). This year I delivered the pep talk as a newly-tenured professor, a surreal experience given where [...]

By |2019-04-22T19:42:14-04:00April 13th, 2017|Teach|Comments Off on As a first generation professor, things I wish I’d known

Mr. Floatie and Mortality: World Water Day

Today is World Water Day, an international event to celebrate and highlight freshwater issues. This year's theme is wastewater – the sullied water that flows down our drains and is flushed from our toilets. In Victoria, the recent decision to provide tertiary treatment of Mr. Floatie before he's dumped in the ocean is a wastewater [...]

By |2017-03-22T13:10:04-04:00March 22nd, 2017|General Water|0 Comments

In Memoriam: Arthur Lieberman

A very long time ago, I was a second-year student studying at the University of Haifa's overseas program. 'Professor Lieberman' played such a huge and influential role in my life. He introduced me to the beauty of ecology, wrote reference letters for scholarships and doctoral studies, and was my academic mentor for many years. The packages of newspaper clippings [...]

By |2016-08-10T12:51:27-04:00August 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

World Water Day Article in the Globe and Mail

Today is World Water Day, and experts everywhere are sounding the alarm about water problems. We’ll learn about children in distant lands who die from drinking contaminated water and women who suffer sexual assault because they don’t have access to private toilets. We’ll see photographs of urban flooding and the damage it has caused to [...]

By |2016-03-22T13:05:23-04:00March 22nd, 2016|General Water, Write|0 Comments

It came from the water

I'm pleased to announce that a new article, It came from the water, has just been published in Alternatives Journal. The article was written with two members of my research team, Stephanie Cote and Hanna Ross. Read the Article

By |2016-08-09T16:56:58-04:00November 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Teachable moments and the guy who picks up my recycling

Standing at the end of the driveway, waiting for the school bus with my kids, we were early enough to see the recycling truck making its way down the street. "Great - teachable moment!" thinks the Environmental-Professor/Mum. And I begin to link virtues of recycling, the Magic School Bus episode and a low(er) consumption lifestyle. [...]

By |2016-03-22T13:00:47-04:00November 7th, 2015|Community, News, Reality, Teach|0 Comments

An interdisciplinary workshop on emotion, cognition, and water decisions

Workshop attendee Katie Kish (above) has written today's blog post about the event On August 10th and 11th, top scholars in the fields of Terror Management Theory (TMT), water research, and governance gathered to discuss the relevance of emotions in water governance and decision making, and how this might apply to future research. [...]

By |2015-10-13T17:28:06-04:00August 24th, 2015|News, Research, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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