It’s been a busy few weeks. Just got back from Portugal, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal.
Some days were a little foggier than others.
International Digital Transformation School was great. Thanks, particularly to the organizers from University of Texas-Austin, and University of Porto.
Lots of amazing research, speakers, good food, conversation, ideas, walking, views. So wonderful to have a whole new network of interesting friends and colleagues, from Portugal of course, Columbia to Texas to the U.K., Morrocco to Egypt to India, and Vancouver to home, sweet, homes.
My favourite topics? Often related to the presentations and the presenters themselves. And there is something good to say about each and every one of them. If you’re interested in the presentations, you could check out the rapporteur notes here.
Having been ably transformed by discussions on digital futures, I made my way back to Halifax.
Here, the fickle nature of weather in the summer was ably demonstrated just in the last couple of days.
A fabulous electrical and thunder storm. Loads of rain. A ton of lightning and rolling clouds in yellow and green skies. Early hail and then more rain, rain, rain.
Besides working on my thesis proposal, and unpacking file boxes full of articles and research, I’ve been preparing for the next strategic planning session with the Canada Dance Festival. An amazing board, already making things transform for the Festival. It’s a privilege and a delight to be working with them.
Yup. I’m officially a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar. And thrilled to pieces about it.
It’s a huge honour, enabling me to conduct my research full-time and seek out other researchers and promising game-changers. Transformative. For me.
Quite a time for me. Reminds me how incredibly grateful I am for those who support and those who challenge, especially those who so capably do both.