It’s all about relationships

Today I noticed a tweet by a public relations worker at a local creative firm, Rob Batherson, who was pleased with the way an employee at the Hilton Fashion District Hotel in New York had dealt with an issue he was having. Obviously we all prefer when a company solves…

Cutting costs in healthcare

When provincial governments announce they will find ways to cut health care costs, they are usually, and rightly, met with an outcry that they will cut services. Fortunately, with the help of Industrial Engineering professionals and new medical and nursing grads who approach their fields with more open minds than…

Gotta love Engineering

Some people say that some weeks are crazier than others. When you're in Engineering, every week is crazy. An example of this is this week: I have over 25 hours of class, 10 hours of work, an exam, and four assignments. Not to mention a monthly beer tasting that I…

The first week with my Nexus S

I've been hemming and hawing about replacing my aging iPhone 3G, bought in mid-July of 2008. The phone was taking forever to complete everyday tasks such as opening apps to a usable state, loading web pages, and performing general functions. The battery was worn too, struggling to last the day.…

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.