2016 in Review: My Favourite Things

I’ll cut right to the chase: here’s the things that fascinated me, captivated me, challenged me, and inspired me in 2016. Concise list up front, more information follows. Rotary International & RYLA Jordan B. Peterson Island (Aldous Huxley) Small Data (Martin Lindstrom) Once Upon a Time (Season 1) Slate Star Codex Deadpool AlphaGo Donald Trump Rotary International & RYLA It …

Iceland Travel Review

Since I spent most of September 2016 gallivanting around Iceland, I’ve been getting a bunch of questions about the place; what it’s like, things to do, travel budgets, and so on… so I figured I’d take some time and put all my thoughts in one place. A quick summary of my trip; Flew to Iceland on the night of September …

Some Things I Learned From Running 30k for the First Time

The Around the Bay Road Race is North America’s oldest foot race, first held in 1894. It is a challenging course that starts in Hamilton’s downtown core, extends through Hamilton’s industrial sector, up and down the rolling hills on Burlington’s North Shore Boulevard, and finally back to Hamilton. This year, it was held on April 3, 2016. As someone who …

Explaining Password Strength at a Grade 10 Math Level

Throughout primary and secondary school, one of my biggest challenges in math class was finding situations where the stuff I was learning was actually applicable or relevant to ‘real life’. One of my strongest memories from high school math was when a test had me use factorials to calculate the chance of any one person winning the Lotto 6/49 in …

Four Ways to Get Sponsorship for Student Initiatives

Between 2013 and 2014, I wrote a blog at higher-learning.ca covering a wide variety of student-centric concerns. I have archived some of these posts here since that website no longer exists. For more information on my student leadership experience, please click here. As many student leaders know, one of the most challenging parts of being in charge of a club, …

Networking for University Students

Between 2013 and 2014, I wrote a blog at higher-learning.ca covering a wide variety of student-centric concerns. I have archived some of these posts here since that website no longer exists. For more information on my student leadership experience, please click here. “For many university students (even professionals), networking is seen as sleazy, try-hard, and fake… just like the cringe-worthy …

“Bridge That Gap” – Students Lack Skills, Says Study

Between 2013 and 2014, I wrote a blog at higher-learning.ca covering a wide variety of student-centric concerns. I have archived some of these posts here since that website no longer exists. For more information on my student leadership experience, please click here. Chegg, a company devoted to providing online resources for students, recently conducted a study where they interviewed university …

Tony Lee: 27 Incredible Years Of Hypnosis & Tequila

Between 2013 and 2014, I wrote a blog at higher-learning.ca covering a wide variety of student-centric concerns. I have archived some of these posts here since that website no longer exists. For more information on my student leadership experience, please click here. “He’s been touring Canada, shooting tequila, getting people naked, and killing piglets for 27 years. Most people with …

Dropping Out to Succeed: Entrepreneurs In University

Between 2013 and 2014, I wrote a blog at higher-learning.ca covering a wide variety of student-centric concerns. I have archived some of these posts here since that website no longer exists. For more information on my student leadership experience, please click here. Recently, I attended a event for the planning of an entrepreneurship centre at my university. It’s a collaborative …

3 Ways to Pass Every Class

A lot of Canadian university students struggle with balancing classes, work, and their social lives. Increasing numbers of students work part-time during school to offset outrageous student debt, and many more have significant time commitments in the form of sports teams, family obligations, and extracurriculars. I’ve been there. I have almost always worked at least 12 hours a week at …