Worth Sharing: Why people quit their jobs – Business Insider

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes What’s the point of hiring competent, creative people if you then don’t let them do what they’re good at? I’ve never understood that, but I’ve experienced this a number of times. Two of the three departments I taught for at … Continue reading

6 Great Interview Questions You Should Ask

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute These are really good. Any company that balks at answering these questions seems like one to stay away from. LearnVest- 6 Interview Questions You Should Ask. What’s the difference between a good employee in this role and a fantastic one? … Continue reading

Waiting for Heroes so we can clap.

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes Most people aren’t bad, merely weak. They will fall in behind anyone who is loud and claims to be righteous – even if they’re not.* We love to believe that the world is changed by heroes, and, since we aren’t … Continue reading

Yes, Women Do Code — But @hardaway still misses the point.

Approximate Reading Time: 4 minutes Her attempt at an apology just digs the hole deeper. Yes women do code. And I have found them all this week, for which I am grateful. Hardly (on both points I expect). I am on the board of a … Continue reading

Academics Anonymous: an open letter to university ‘leaders’

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Academics Anonymous: an open letter to university ‘leaders’ | Higher Education Network | Guardian Professional I LOVE this. Attention University of Calgary – especially the VPs, Deans, Assoc. Deans,…. It takes more than saying you’re great. Clearly you are good … Continue reading

Academic assholes and the circle of niceness | The Thesis Whisperer

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes THIS explains why I got such a hard time in two of the Faculties where I studied and taught at UCalgary. Department Heads, Deans & Associate Deans: once this kind of culture gets started, only those who are assholes can … Continue reading

Six things that will demoralise staff | smh.com.au

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes Six things that will demoralise staff | smh.com.au. Boy, this sure hits home. These are all reasons I left the University of Calgary. It’s also why I am happy to teach courses at Mount Royal University – they do very … Continue reading

Programmer privilege: As an Asian male computer science major, everyone gave me the benefit of the doubt.

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Programmer privilege: As an Asian male computer science major, everyone gave me the benefit of the doubt.. “For every white or Asian male expert programmer you know, imagine a parallel universe where they were of another ethnicity and/or gender.” Yup. … Continue reading