Letter by letter McMaster professor who opened seat for Omar Khadr launches new initiative to promote friendship and hospitality
Sep17

Letter by letter McMaster professor who opened seat for Omar Khadr launches new initiative to promote friendship and hospitality

Omar Khadr is a polarizing figure, considered by some to be a terrorist and others a child soldier. But English professor David L. Clark sees a deep connection between the young men and women he teaches at McMaster and Mr. Khadr, one that he hopes to foster. Mr. Khadr was born in Toronto in 1986, and spent his early life between Canada and Pakistan. He was captured at the age of 15 in Afghanistan following a firefight with the...

Creative freedom limits creativity
Mar06

Creative freedom limits creativity

Calculus class tends to involve more rational expressions than artistic ones. Then again, once math started involving more letters than numbers, maybe I shouldn’t have been surprised to find myself searching for other ways to pass time in grade 12 calc. Perhaps it was the transcendental caffeination I underwent before the 8:05 class, or the inspiring topography of my teacher’s ancient face, or just the result of boredom and a nice...