Dalhousie-NSAC Merger

As a former Dalhousie Senator, I'm quite pleased to see that a long-time partner, the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, is looking to merge with Dalhousie. The main reasons that I support this are that Nova Scotia has too many different universities, both Dal and NSAC benefit from increased collaboration and…

The Loaded Levy

I'm currently involved in a campaign that stinks: the "Loaded Ladle Levy" it's some triple-alliteration designed to take away our hard-earned money. The meat of the argument is expressed on the "no" campaign website, facebook fan page, and on www.punditry.ca. The synopsis of the argument: you pay, they eat.

DSU Exec blow through their budgets

I've embedded the DSU budget revisions for the year. The following items really piqued my curiosity, as they show significant changes from the budget approved in April. (sorry the embedded file is hard to understand) An increase of $2,958.15 for governance and external lobbying (Total $174,479.75) An increase of $2,229.16…

Questions for the DSU Executive

These questions will be asked of the Dalhousie Student Union Executive at the next council meeting on November 17, 2010, in regard to the Homecoming concerts which lost the DSU upward of $30,000 due to poor planning and mismanagement. It was revealed on November 10, 2010 that the University bailed…

Ottawa musings

It's time to slow things down a notch. Ottawa has been unbearably hot this week, and that's no fun. I've been experimenting with a few projects, namely a vermicomposter (worm bin), and some balcony planters. I've been modifying both, and hopefully I'll have an even better setup next summer (with…

The cost of the BP Oil Spill

I've decided to take a moment and weigh in on this spill. There's lot's of talk about the financial cost of the spill, the environmental cost of the spill, and other factors. This short post will discuss the energy loss of the spill. Renewable energy is becoming more and more…

New site

Well. That was fun. I opted to build myself a new website, powered by WordPressµ, which will allow me more flexibility in building websites for people. I'm still working out the kinks, but it's nearly ready. The downside? I somehow messed up my old website, which I had intended to…