Farewell UTM, and thank you for six wonderful years!

August 30, 2016

Tomorrow will be my last official day at UTM. After six years and two months in the service of this remarkable institution, I will be signing off and passing the baton to Professor Ulli Krull.

Debunking the myths: More on the value of university education

July 10, 2014

I have expressed my frustration in the past about the popular tendency to beat up on the universities and university education without evidence, and often in the face of the facts pointing exactly in the opposite direction. Here is an article from AUCC President Paul Davidson that thoughtfully exposes the risks of short-term and short-sighted thinking and argues for a more evidence-based approach to plann

Happy holidays! We have much to celebrate!

December 19, 2014

Happy Holidays, UTM—I wish you a most wonderful time with your loved ones!

While you enjoy the festivities and good life during this special time of the year, I hope you won’t forget to also unplug every now and then, rest a bit and recharge. You all surely deserve some R&R after what seems like a year of non-stop torrent of activity. And do also take a moment to pat yourself on the back for your part in helping to make 2014 a banner year for UTM.

Congratulations, Graduates!

April 29, 2015

The intimidating rows of chairs and tables have disappeared from the RAWC gymnasia and TFC—a sure sign that the exams are finally over! But wait, there was still one “Last Lecture” to go, delivered by our own illustrious alumna, Rumeet Billan, at yesterday’s reception for the graduating class. As she and the class valedictorian Nabil Arif spoke, an air of anticipation filled the Innovation Complex rotunda.

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