Archive for August, 2009

A Shout Out

To the AMS, and Fincom in particular for helping fund my trip to Ottawa to attend the CIS AGM. You can read the articles I wrote about it here and here. If you are hoping to go to a conference, event, or have a special project in mind, I strongly encourage you to apply for [...]

AMS Council: August 19, 2009

It’s so nice out today. Can’t we all just go sit on the Knoll and have council there? Highlights: A visit from Pierre Ouillet and Brian Sullivan Tom Dvorak’s EPIC Sunglasses tan Bonjour Pierre Ouillet Pierre Ouillet (UBC’s VP Finance, Resources and Operations) is here with Brian Sullivan to talk about structural deficits in the [...]

The Downside of Automatic Enrolment

The Faculty of Graduate Studies (FoGS) recently implemented “automated continuous thesis registration”, which works as follows: “Starting in Summer 2009, when students register in a thesis or dissertation course once, their registration in that course will automatically roll each term until the end of the student’s program (excepting if they are on leave).’ On the [...]

Campus Shows: Fall 2009

This year, the Ubyssey will have more resources invested in their culture section (one editor last year; this year there are two), with fewer resources going into news (two editors last year; this year only one). They now have a culture blog and, I believe, a paid culture staffer over the summer. Correction: Apparently the [...]

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