Turbulent mixing, multiphase flow and process kinetics University of Saskatchewan College of Engineering
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FUN: McMaster Convocation Address

June 12, 2024

Convocation address on receipt of Honorary Doctorate from McMaster, June 2024.

Exponential adventures…Covid week 4

April 19, 2020

Today I’m going to tackle a few graphs for friends that are looking for a better understanding of exponentials and log scales. Nothing too deep…just a few examples to put things in context. It is now 4 weeks since we left our normal lives behind. I’ve been slowing down my feed and commentary as reality…

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Playing with the Data…2 weeks in…April 1

April 6, 2020

My vote for favorite image goes to Only in Canada…thanks for the meme! March 31, 2020 The news in Canada…I am compiling Covid data tonight by province, because no-one seems to plot what I want to see…and the differences in news pages by province made me laugh: Alberta had the most amazing data, graphs, and…

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Simulating an Epidemic

April 5, 2020

This blog was originally posted to facebook on April 2, 2020 and captured quite a bit of interest. Since my facebook account is private, I wanted to make it more widely available. Hey Peeps…a couple of you reached out to me tonight…including the evening news…with some snarky comments about the government having a hard time…

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Canadian Universities Lead the OECD in Delivering a Skilled Workforce

April 5, 2020

I have, for some time, wondered if universities are keeping up with the changing demands of our workforce, and if we are delivering on the promises made by the visionary leaders who founded our country. It turns out we are delivering. This op-ed was published in The Toronto Star on January 13, 2020, and again,…

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30 Years Later…Moving Forward, Building Strength, Inspiring Change

April 5, 2020

I want to start this post by thanking my colleague, Mary Wells, for engaging Engineering Deans Canada and Engineers Canada in a nation-wide project to mark the 30th anniversary of the shooting at Ecole Polytechnique. She is a wonderful colleague, and her partnership on this journey made a heart-wrenching job meaningful. The full project is…

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Water Wings – Weaving a Web of Safety, Adventure, and Joy

September 14, 2019

I was delighted to have this guest column published in the Star Phoenix – Saskatoon – on September 5, 2019. It talks about the wonderful gifts fathers give their children, the balance of safety, independence, and interdependence, and the ways we learn resilience. My hope is that this will open discussion about some of the…

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Margaret Ann Armour – a remarkable life

May 26, 2019

Margaret Ann Armour was a remarkable colleague, and one of the strongest people I have known. It is remarkable to me she died only a few hours before Concordia’s convocation where she was to speak to graduates and receive an honorary degree. I can imagine her frustration that she would “cause a fuss.” She would…

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Small Acts of Nationhood

July 1, 2018

On this 151st Canada Day I have just arrived back to Saskatoon from a week in Puerto Rico with my NAMF colleagues. The Puerto Rican hospitality and food was outstanding and we had a fabulous conference. You are a remarkable people. On the way there and back I had to deal with US security, which…

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Carrie Fisher aka Princess Leia RIP

December 31, 2016

I got the news that Carrie Fisher died two days after seeing Rogue 1. As always, Princess Leia’s appearance on the screen made my heart leap with hope and excitement in a way that no male hero ever will. She gave my generation of women exactly what her character held up with her final line…

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