Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
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Community and Student Supervision

During the month of December I am participating in #reverb14 as a means of getting my writing habits back on track. I will be altering the prompts as needed to fit within the scope of this blog. Today’s prompt: Victory Laps: What was your biggest accomplishment this year?  I was fortunate to be part of…
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Peer Review: Letting Go Of Doubt

During the month of December I am participating in #reverb14 as a means of getting my writing habits back on track. I will be altering the prompts as needed to fit within the scope of this blog. Today’s prompt: Letting go: Next year I’m letting go of…A couple of longstanding project I’ve been working on…
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Changing Expectations: Parenthood and Work Balance

I’ve started, rewritten, and deleted this post a few times.  I’ve been struggling with how to broach a topic that is intrinsically personal – pregnancy, parenthood, and workplace expectations – but has a need to be discussed more broadly.  My partner and I are approaching a life changing event, the birth of our first child. …
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Walking Tours and Public Art in Chicago

Four Seasons, Chagall. I recently spent a few days in Chicago, Illinois.  This is the seventh post in a series about the museums, architecture, public gardens, and art I visited while there.  The first post can be viewed here. While researching things to do in Chicago I came across the itinerary for a self guided…
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Ethel Stein Master Weaver Exhibit

Ethel Stein. Portrait, 1999. Art Institute of Chicago. I recently spent a few days in Chicago, Illinois.  This is the fifth post in a series about the museums, architecture, public gardens, and art I visited while there.  The first post can be viewed here. One of my favourite exhibits during my visit to the Art…
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Lurie Garden Walking Tour

I recently spent a few days in Chicago, Illinois.  This is the third post in a series about the museums, architecture, public gardens, and art I visited while there.  The first post can be viewed here. The less formal gardens in Millennium Park are complemented by the Lurie Garden.  The five acre garden that makes…
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Parks, Public Art, and Community Gardens

I recently spent a few days in Chicago, Illinois.  This is the second post in a series about the museums, architecture, public gardens, and art I visited while there.  The first post can be viewed here.One of my favourite mornings in Chicago was spent wondering around Millennium Park and the numerous public gardens in the…
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When You Work In A Museum: Museum Dance Off

The When You Work In A Museum site is in the midst of running a Museum Dance Off contest.  The contest features amusing videos put together by museum staff across the globe.  The contest started three weeks ago with entries from 22 museums in 8 countries from 4 continents. The final round of the Dance…
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Museum Visitor Experience and Learning Styles

The majority of my visits to museums, art galleries, and other heritage sites are undertaken with people I’m connected with through work, by myself, or with my partner.  These visits are normally slow paced and allow for plenty of time for reading and contemplation.  I enjoy looking at displays, reading text panels, checking out different…
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Canadian History at the ROM

First Peoples Gallery. As previously mentioned I recently spent a day at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM).  One of the aspects that I struggled with during my visit was the sections of the museum devoted to Canada.  The first floor of the ROM contains the Sigmund Samuel Gallery of Canada and the Daphne Cockwell Gallery…
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