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Monthly Archives: June 2011

CURA Research Assistant Designs New Website

The Small Cities Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) and the Faculty of Arts are delighted to announce the launch of the newly-designed CURA website (created by Emily Hope, an undergraduate RA and Visual Arts student at TRU). In a recent review of CURA websites, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada praised Emily’s work […]

Possible Futures: Blended Learning and Transforming Higher Education

Last week I participated in an all-day Workshop exploring possibilities for blended learning at TRU. Our Workshop’s keynote speaker was Anya Kamenetz—and as preparation for the event, participants were asked to read her recently published article, “How Web-Savvy Edupunks Are Transforming American Higher Education,” a fast-paced overview of education 2.0 and how open educational content, […]

Convocation 2011

At Friday’s Convocation I had the privilege of sharing the stage with our Class of 2011–including the recipient of this year’s Honorary Doctor of Letters, Nelofer Pazira. A Canadian filmmaker, author and journalist, Dr. Pazira grew up in Kabul, Afghanistan, before escaping to Pakistan in 1989 and emigrating to Moncton, New Brunswick the following year. […]