Tag Archives: Opinion

5 Stages of Recovering from Academia

Hi.  My name is Lauren and I am a Recovering Academic.  It has been 2 years and 6 months since I was in graduate studies and I have a good full-time job in my field.  Yet, there are times, usually … Continue reading

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Good-Bye STEP

Today the Alberta Budget dropped and the news is not good for local heritage and history institutions or the students who keeps them going in the summer months.  The Student Temporary Employment Program, or STEP, was suspended.  This is not … Continue reading

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Stop the Great Canmore Rabbit Invasion

Canmore need to take drastic action about the bunnies. Action that should have been taken twenty years ago when the rabbits were only in South Canmore Continue reading

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Lessons from Environmental History: Success Through Past Failures

Pivotal moments in Canadian environmentalism are not restricted to successes; failures to produce change and instances where institutions created to promote a more sustainable way of living are also important. Continue reading

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“The End is Nigh!”

This blog began as a place to reflect on the plethora of books and articles history doctoral students must read for comprehensive examinations. Somewhere in the middle of comps this blog became more about dissertation research and ideas that don’t … Continue reading

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We are here.

Thirty-eight years ago today the crew of Apollo 17 took a photograph from space that would become known as “The Blue Marble.” Continue reading

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In Defence of the Unhyphenated Canadian

At the beginning of October the Globe and Mail ran a special on the state of multiculturalism in Canada. Being a Toronto based newspaper, the stories had an urban bias and spoke more to the anxieties of the city which … Continue reading

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