Tag Archives: innovation

China: empires come and empires go … and come back again

The New York Times is running a 5-part series on China, and it makes for fascinating reading and plenty of thinking. The first article, this past Saturday, was entitled “The Land that failed to fail”. The second article appeared almost immediately … Continue reading

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The end of eating?

The other day, as a group of us grappled with the important question of the meaning of life (hey, someone’s got to figure it out!), a young colleague suggested that humans have evolved into far more complicated beings than was … Continue reading

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Sorry, but why do people keep saying that Donald Trump is the leader of the free world??

As most people around the world grow increasingly concerned about the erratic tweets, threats and general behaviour of the new president of the U.S., it interests me – actually, it astounds me – that in the midst of articles and … Continue reading

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Privacy, security, and cybersecurity: what’s it all about

This has been Homecoming Weekend at our local university, the University of New Brunswick (UNB). It’s been a glorious early fall weekend for alumni to gather and reminisce. Yesterday morning, as part of the festivities, an enthusiastic crowd of computer … Continue reading

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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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