St. Margaret’s Burns Dinner in New Toronto – November 8, 2014

I’m pleased to share the following message from Terence Grier. Contact me if you want to get in touch with him. Here’s the flyer (which has the address and registration details): Burns flyer 2014 Message from Terence Grier: Dear Friends: Our annual Robbie Burns Dinner This is always an enjoyable occasion. Tickets are $50 but […]

David Hulchanski’s “Three Cities Within Toronto” map closely matches the Oct. 27, 2014 ward by ward mayoral election results

David Hulchanski’s “Three Cities” map can be accessed here. An Oct. 27, 2014 CBC article that features a ward by ward map of the Oct. 27, 2014 mayoral electoral results can be accessed here. Updates, including Oct. 29, 2014 article by David Hulchanski An Oct. 29, 2014 Spacing article by David Hulchanski is entitled: “Toronto’s […]

The research defies what we’ve been told: How We Learn (2014) and The Handbook of Language Socialization (2014)

I’ve recently had the opportunity to encounter many resources that address how we absorb information. Among the resources is a book entitled How We Learn: The Surprising Truth about When, Where, and Why It Happens (2014). A blurb at the Toronto Public Library website notes: Thinking, Fast and Slow (2011) “In the tradition of The […]

History of Turkey, Armenia, and the Kurdish people

By way of background about Turkey, an Oct. 21, 2014 CBC article is entitled: “ISIS fight: Outside help for Kurds in Kobani could mark turning point: Turkey to let Kurdish peshmerga fighters from Iraq cross into Syria as U.S. air-drops supplies.” An Oct. 26, 2014 Reuters article is entitled: “Syrian Kurds repulse Islamic State attack […]

Turkish Delight : Travel report by David Godley

I am pleased to share with you the following report (with photos, which I’ve inserted at random) from David Godley, who has previously written articles for this website, on topics related to urban planning as well as previous vacation trips that David has enjoyed:   Turkish Delight by David Godley Turkey may have boundaries with […]

Toronto Star endorses Russ Ford as ideal Councillor candidate in Ward 6

An Oct. 20, 2014 Toronto Star editorial notes: “We need city-builders, not more skinflints obsessed with bureaucratic gravy. Russ Ford is a strong community activist and executive director of the LAMP Community Health Centre whose slogan is: ‘Get to know a different Ford.’ He would be far more effective than incumbent Mark Grimes, a painfully low-key councillor […]

Ward 6 candidate Russ Ford runs with polarizing last name – Oct. 18, 2014 CBC article

You can read the article here. The opening paragraphs reads: “Russ Ford has learned not to take it personally when people slam doors in his face. “Sometimes I get doors slammed in my face because people think I’m one of them,” he said. The Ward 6 candidate makes it clear pretty quickly – he’s not […]

Research using video recordings can gather more information about bullying than is the case with interviews and surveys

Aside from bullying, Marjorie H. Goodwin (2006) focuses on collaboration and political agency

The Hidden Life of Girls (2006) is not solely about bullying and exclusion. It’s also about coordination, collaboration, agency, political action and the pursuit of justice, equity, and fairness. The latter pursuits occur among cliques and groups of students in a broad range of school settings. The research indicates that students who choose to engage […]

The Humber River starts at Ontario’s Niagara Escarpment; experience shows it’s best to not build housing on its flood plain