Study habits in the Library–do you prefer digital pages or print?

digital or print for studying? Now that many course documents are available on Moodle, Blackboard or other formats, why are so many students choosing to print their course notes and powerpoint presentations?  Is there something to this choice? It turns out that there are differences in reading comprehension-- discussed in this study by Anne Mangen … Continue reading Study habits in the Library–do you prefer digital pages or print?

Canadian veterans and the ethics of politics

Now that there is an election at stake, the Conservatives are pouring more money into supporting veterans.  According to Kris Sims, someone allowed to speak on behalf of the Conservative campaign, "More than 250 case workers and Veterans Affairs staff are being hired nationally," she said in an email. She also said the government has created a … Continue reading Canadian veterans and the ethics of politics

The UBC president’s resignation–challenging the status quo

From the Globe and Mail's Gary Mason on Sept. 1:  "Mr. Gupta looked at some numbers and began questioning them. For instance, in 2009-10, total faculty at UBC’s Vancouver campus numbered 3,242. By 2014-15, that figure had only increased by 28, or 0.9 per cent. Now let’s look at staff, specifically the category of management … Continue reading The UBC president’s resignation–challenging the status quo