My writing covers a variety of topics. In the past, I have written about public policy, student leadership, entrepreneurship, marketing, and technology.
I like writing open letters for a couple of reasons. First; they are opportunities to reach decision-makers on issues I care about. Second; by their very nature, open letters introduce an additional level of accountability on the recipient. Third, by publicly putting my name behind the things I express, I expose myself to that same level of accountability – this keeps me sharp and requires me to continually evaluate and update my worldview.
- Letter to the Editor – Re: “Cycling in Sundresses” article (June 2018)
- Letter to the Editor – Balanced dialogue at McMaster University (June 2018)
- Open Letter – In Support of McMaster’s Protest Guidelines (March 2018)
- The Death of Nuance (March 2017)
- Planting Trees to Deter Tobogganing Makes the Hill More Dangerous (January 2015)
Other Published Articles
- “Letter to the Editor: McMaster’s protest guidelines” (The Silhouette, March 2018)
- “How we used Kickstarter to build a sustainable company” (Globe & Mail, July 2015)
- “The infamous Hamilton tobogganing bylaw” (Raise The Hammer, January 2015)
- “Engineering societies tackle student challenges” (Hamilton Spectator, May 2014)
- “Why students are natural entrepreneurs” (Globe & Mail, October 2013)
- “Six people you’ll meet during orientation week” (Maclean’s On Campus, August 2013)
“Higher Learning” Blog
I also used to operate a blog called “Higher Learning”, which addressed a wide variety of topics related to student life in Canada. Although the blog is no longer operational, an archived version can be viewed here. I have also included some of my favorite articles below.