Employment-Skills Mismatch

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure and privilege of chatting with a group of Waterloo Unlimited students. Waterloo Unlimited is based out of the University of Waterloo, within the Centre for Knowledge Integration, and offers enrichment opportunities to high school students of all grade levels wishing to get a taste of academia. When I…

Viewpoint: The Value of Certifications

In today’s earlier post, I discussed the problems with certifications – they’re expensive, they are offered by a multitude of privately-owned companies, and they are required for jobs on top of an expensive university education. I was rightfully corrected by one of my wonderful readers on the importance of certifications; certifications are undoubtedly a useful…

On the Light Side of Life

Although deeply introspective yesterday, a recent fit of socializing has really drawn me out into a more spontaneous mental space and I’ve been reflecting a lot on travel. I still strongly identify with the idea of taking a Gap Year (see my blog post here), as I’m still travel-curious and coming to a point in my…