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August 2019
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Tag: education

A Good Old Fashioned Walk to School

Last night while watching the news I was drawn in by a story about the Burlington Elementary school district. It was a walk to school program, encouraging parents and children to walk to school instead of driving. Like many of the surrounding suburbs of Toronto, Burlington has larger homes on bigger properties and streets that […]

Education Revelation

It’s back to school. Some students are changing courses, adjusting schedules, even changing majors – and I fall into all of those categories. My undergraduate engineering program was in structural (civil) engineering. I studied structures, concrete, steel, wood, wind … anything and everything to do with structural engineering. Although I never thought I would work […]

Back To School Recommendations

Fall is definitely in the air here in Toronto – I had to use the defroster and the seat warmers this morning – but that also mean that back to school time is just around the corner. For most students day 1 is next Tuesday, September 8th. This back to school stuff got me thinking […]

A Green Education

It’s not just about the engineering, life sciences, arts, law, medicine, etc. programs anymore, today more post-secondary schools are offering ‘green’ education programs. From the technical college programs, to the theoretical undergraduate courses to the more advanced graduate programs more schools are capturing the growing ‘green’ economy. But of course, you have to offer the […]

What courses to take next year?

It’s that time of the year when students are scrambling to pick their courses for the year (myself included). What courses do they take that both inspire them and open up doors for their future working careers? When looking at the courses available this morning I was required to request permission from the instructor to […]

Alice Waters' Slow Food Movement: Part 2

Remember Home Economics? The class that you about cooking, sewing, knitting when you were in grade school. I also took a class called Active, Health Living in University, which talked about nutrition, how the human body works and even had a 1hr per week activity component to it. The Edible Schoolyard Waters has a different […]

Sustainability and Campuses

As a follow up to last week’s Green Building Festival Here in Toronto I thought I would talk about Green Initiatives and Sustainability on Campus. With three universities attending, U of T, York and Ryerson, I mentioned (here) that they all spoke to their campus ‘greening.’ By the time the roundtable discussions were over I […]