Employment Opportunity: Assistant Professor Sustainability & Environmental Sciences (0.8 FTE) University Campus Fryslan (UCF) invites applications for a motivated colleague at the level of Assistant Professor Sustainability & Environmental Sciences. You are expected to contribute to the development of the educational and research domain of earth system sciences, environmental studies and science and technology studies, … Continue reading Seeking new colleague!
In the academic year 2017-18, I had the pleasure of being visiting fellow at the Pufendorf Institute at the University of Lund, in the DATA theme. Interdisciplinarity was a recurring topic in the exchanges with members of the theme group and the other visiting scholars. In particular, I had the opportunity of speaking on this … Continue reading The why of interdisciplinarity
A wonderful way to enjoy the places I go... with warmest thanks to the hosting clubs for their hospitality. SwimIn Leiden And a Swim Run with the Ottawa Triathlon Club and my little brother (first row, left, showing off his brand new garmin).
Sunday 17 June was the big day: the Speedman Triathlon. It was hugely fun is the best way to summarise the event. With a time of 1 hour 30 minutes and 40 seconds, I was quite pleased. As expected the swim was quite fast; I surprised myself by finishing the cycling (22km) 6 minutes faster […]
Anna Pillinger, Stefan Lasser, Harrie Mort, Tzu-Min Chang (photo), Anne Beaulieu and participants of the course “Energy and Big Data: Transition and the informational turn in Energy.” University of Vienna, Summer Term, 2018. On a crisp Friday morning the students of the seminar class “Big Data and Energy: Transition in the Informational Turn in Energy” … Continue reading Energy Transition in the wild: an Excursion to Seestadt
On Friday 27 April, a memorial was held at Concordia University to honour the life and work of Abby Lippman. While I couldn't attend, I did wear trainers on Friday, with a nod to what was her footwear staple, decades before this became fashionable. Trainers fit her life--Abby liked to run things. Important things. McGill … Continue reading In memoriam Abby Lippman
The first race of the season! In the run up to this event, I spent an hour or so in a great little cafe thinking through my goals for this race. The location was actually part of the exercize: Spaak is a newish cyclist hangout in Groningen. Henrieke Wijnsma, one of organisers of the Women … Continue reading Zwemloop 2018
In April, I will start a new project at the CWTS, the centre for science and technology studies at Leiden University. It will focus on increasing the impact of the work of the centre and the project will run for the rest of 2018. I will write more about the objectives of the project in … Continue reading A new project with CWTS
Bonne fête mon chat! What a milestone. For you, legal adulthood. For me, tipping from parenthood into co-adulthood. Don't misunderstand the term: you will always be my child. You will always be the only person who ever was my baby. This birthday highlights that my role will be shifting from carer to supporter, and that … Continue reading Dix-huit
Full of dedication these past weeks, I’ve been doing serious research into the world of Viennese patisserie. My criteria were 1. Delicious-looking, 2. New and 3. Chocolate. Though for the sake of number 2, I sometimes skipped the 3rd criteria. The photographic evidence demonstrates the diversity attained: Also discovered, as a result of this exercise: … Continue reading Pi Day Report