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Nurturing our students, ensuring our future

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend our university’s annual Computer Science Research Expo, which is a day filled with student poster sessions, student and faculty research presentations, and industry panel discussions. I hadn’t had the luxury … Continue reading

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Musings of a former retiree

I’ve had the unusual opportunity this year of finding myself interrupting a happy, fruitful retirement – 5 years in – to return to work for a year. I thought it might be useful to any of you who are presented … Continue reading

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Réflexion sur l’entrepreneurship au Nouveau-Brunswick

Note again: With apologies to non-French readers, this is another exercise in French. If any of my former students or IT colleagues read the final paragraph of this post and think I am referring to them as “old students”, “anciens” … Continue reading

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Outsourcing, the IT industry, and talk-show radio

Why is it that I have to keep being reminded – over and over again – that much of what we read or hear in the media is missing context.  Why is it that I continue, year after year, to … Continue reading

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5 mentoring tips for women

There have been a striking number of articles about women in business and politics in the past six months or so: the lack of women on corporate boards, the successful use of quotas for women on boards in Europe, the … Continue reading

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Using personality tests – may be good for you, good for your business

I recently received an intriguing email invitation to try out a new personality test that was being promoted, with the suggestion that I might like to blog about it.  Many of you will have heard of some of the well-utilized … Continue reading

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What motivates you? Can technology help?

Most of us have something that we procrastinate about, maybe even more than one thing.  We are all good at coming up with some excuse or other about why we’re putting off what’s good for us … or what has … Continue reading

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Small-scale farming – an African success story

In previous posts I have mentioned the enormous risks farmers accept when choosing farming as their livelihood.  In previous posts I have also discussed the reality that the family farm as we know it is becoming an endangered species.  While … Continue reading

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