CATEGORY / education

COVID19: How Do We Open Schools?

by Raywat Deonandan, PhD
Epidemiologist & Associate Professor
University of Ottawa
(I add my credentials to these COVID-19 blog posts in case they get shared. I want readers to know that my opinion is supposedly an educated and informed one)

The most common questions from journalists I’ve received in the past couple of weeks all concern either mask-wearing or school re-openings. I’ve tackled the mask thing in two previous posts here and here. (more…)

School Administrating in a Time of Pandemic

As regular readers might know, this year I foolishly agreed to be the Undergraduate Director of our program. I figured it was my duty as a good corporate citizen to step up and serve, even though it’s a tiresome role filled with frustrations and endless crises. (more…)

Trivia Night With the Pop Health PhD Students

It’s another installment of the rolling Raywat Deonandan trivia competition! This time the competitors were a small selection of PhD students in Population Health. I had just given them a presentation on how to write an op-ed, and we retired to Cafe Nostalgica for beer and trivia. (more…)

Thanking John Polanyi

There’s a personal anecdote that I tell almost every one of my undergraduate classes. I’ve blogged about it multiple times, as well. (I did it for the my 50th birthday post, back in 2016 when I won an education award, and a 2014 post which was actually all about this anecdote).

But why not do it again? (more…)

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