Opinion

COVID-19, Opinion

Unprecedented Times?

COVID-19 and the 1918–1920 Spanish Influenza Pandemic at the University of Guelph hortly after classes began in the fall term of 1918, Byron Jenvey, a professor of agriculture economics at the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC), went to his doctor’s office after feeling ill. The doctor did some tests, took Jenvey’s […]

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In Conversation with Sharma

n 2019, a small group of students began to circulate a petition to get Political Science Professor Ajay Sharma on a tenure track. I met with Sharma earlier this month to discuss his career and his approach to teaching. During our 45-minute talk, he told me that after the petition […]

Opinion

The Era of Bad News

Understanding “Disaster Fatigue” and How To Fight It   have lately found the news junkie in me becoming increasingly pessimistic. Over the last few months, years really, the news has been interesting but increasingly morbid. Just recently, and still ongoing, the impact of the climate crisis has been demolishing coastal […]

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How I Began to Read More

It may seem difficult, but I promise with daily discipline, reading can become routine I loved to read as a child. But as time went on, other hobbies began to occupy my time. The practice of reading was unfortunately neglected. This changed at the end of 2017. I told myself […]