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Meet the Spring 2014 Convocation Honorary Doctorates

Thu, 2014-05-29 17:29

WADE DAVIS (Doctor of Science), School of Continuing Studies – Tuesday, May 27, at 6 p.m.

Canadian ethnographer, writer, photographer, filmmaker and scholar Wade Davis has lived with and studied a rich variety of indigenous groups and published many books, including One River, a finalist for the Governor General’s Award, and Into the Silence which captured the prestigious 2012 Samuel Johnson Prize.

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Mindfulness reminds us we are human beings, not human doings

Tue, 2014-05-06 12:35

By Neale McDevitt

For the cynics among us, the term ‘mindfulness’ evokes feelings of derision and dismissiveness. Our vague understanding of the word conjures up images of a long-bearded yogi sitting cross-legged on a mountain peak, lost in endless meditation. “It must be nice to meditate all day,” we sneer, “too bad I have answer my emails before I leave work, make dinner for the family, drive my daughter to soccer and finish a report for tomorrow morning.”

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The right chemistry: workshop brings together grad students from different faculties for one common goal

By Neale McDevitt

If women are from Venus and men are from Mars, as asserted in the 1992 best-selling book by American author and relationship counselor John Gray, then it might also hold true that chemists are from Saturn, engineers are from Mercury and business people are from Jupiter, so different are their respective worlds.

But, as with men and women, chemists, engineers and business people often find themselves working together, hoping to forge a partnership that is both lasting and mutually beneficial.

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