Author: Mel

  • Dirty Secrets of the Oil Industry in Canada

    Dirty Secrets of the Oil Industry in Canada

    Friday, 26 November 2021 via Zoom Speaker: Bill Adams Lecture Summary: I will show how oil spills on our Canadian coasts are handled under a closed industry-controlled system that places priority on creating the impression of “world-class” capability to cleanup spilled oil which is not based on reality. The regulators are captured by the industry…

  • No Shhhing in the Library!

    No Shhhing in the Library!

    Friday, 29 October 2021 via Zoom Speaker: Christine Row Lecture Summary: I believe public libraries have entered a renaissance period. What were once quiet places filled with books are now vibrant and creative community spaces. From Halifax to Calgary, cities across Canada are choosing to showcase their creative innovative spirit through their public libraries. Not…

  • Should Universities Teach ‘Startup Culture’?

    Should Universities Teach ‘Startup Culture’?

    Friday, 24 September 2021 via Zoom Speaker: Chris Evans Lecture Summary: An emerging trend in university offerings is training in entrepreneurship through hands-on experience of what one might call “startup culture”. This is often described as an important learning experience for students. Why are universities devoting scarce resources to doing this? Is it an appropriate…