Quick update here, re: my plan for reading 12 (fiction) books in 12 months. March ended early with C.J. Tudor’s book, “The Hiding Place” which was a very decent read indeed! Tudor really is a fantastic author in my opinion. April, with typical end-of-semester shenanigans, saw me hit a hard pause on my reading adventures… Continue reading Reading adventures continue with “A Pho Love Story”
Students in my Winter 2021 ENSE 405 class Designing Apps for Collaboration & Learning explored building community software tools in support of the United Nation’s (UNs) 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In educating software engineers about the UN’s SDGs it is my hope that they take the idea out in industry – that the software… Continue reading Student-built software helping to address the UN’s Sustainability Development Goals
My student Jack Zhao and I, with funding from the University of Regina Community Engagement and Research Centre, worked with Regina Fire & Protective Services and the City of Regina IT Department to design and develop a 911 education app to assist with home fire safety training initiatives (this work stemming from one of my… Continue reading Student-built 911 education app going live!
Our research team presented at EngAGE’21. Our work, which extends the excellent work from our Software Systems Engineering capstone students (Nicolas Achter, Nickolas Schmidt, Nikolas Lendvoy, and Shayan Khan) seeks to explore how technology can support ageing at home. Please watch our presentation and comment away!
Exciting news! Ramona, Cheryl, Bill, and I (researchers and innovators from the Johnson Shoyama Grad School of Public Policy, Eden Care Communities, & the Faculty of Engineering) were successful in acquiring funding from SHRF to build on the excellent work by 2019-2020 Software Systems Engineering capstone students Nicolas Achter, Nickolas Schmidt, Nikolas Lendvoy, & Shayan… Continue reading New research explorations in virtual care
I recently read an article by Dave Cormier titled, After Cheggification – A way forward (Part 1) that I thought quite interesting (I’m also looking forward to Part 2+). I echo much of what Cormier discusses as you will read below. Brief summary: there are sites like Chegg (and others) that are advertised as student… Continue reading Ramblings on Cheggification & where we go from here
Having finished Helen Hoang’s book, “The Kiss Quotient” early I am able to continue my goal of 12 books in 12 months in 2021 early! First, Hoang’s “The Kiss Quotient” was a great read. The characters were lovely and the story very heartwarming. This said, I do feel the need to mention that this book… Continue reading Going into March with “The Hiding Place”
Having finished Kevin Kwan’s “Sex & Vanity” slightly early (what a great read! Check it out if you like his work. You won’t be disappointed! I now want to go to Capri, in the off-season that is…ha!), I was able to start early on my next book. With that, here’s my February read: Helen Hoang’s… Continue reading February with “The Kiss Quotient”
At the start of 2020, before what I like to call “the slide into the weird” I began the year off with a goal: To read one fiction/non-fiction book per month throughout the year (with preference to fiction). Why? Primarily for my mental well-being. To escape the normal rigamarole of my daily life and drift… Continue reading 12 books in 12 months starting with Kwan’s “Sex & Vanity”
Well – what can I say. 2020 simultaneously felt like the longest and fastest year that I can remember. Long, re: COVID. A friend posted on Facebook, Do I think of you guys often? Yes. Do I love you? Yes. Do I miss you? I mean, not really… I can relate. To the outside world,… Continue reading 2020 albums of the year