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Friday, November 28, 2008

Anti-academic plot

Okay, is it me, or do the most interesting events in Canadian politics always seem to happen riiiiight at the beginning or the end of the Canadian university semester?

10 comments:

seaninsaskatchewan said...

not to mention on a workday...good thing the boss is out of province!

Devin Johnston said...

I know! With a paper and final exams all coming in the next two weeks, this will surely ruin my law school career.

Idealistic Pragmatist said...

Devin,

I can beat that--I have a journal article deadline and a book chapter deadline, both of THIS WEEKEND. They are truly out to get me.

olaf said...

IP

I have a journal article deadline and a book chapter deadline, both of THIS WEEKEND

There is no doub that Harper is hell bent on taking down all ideological or partisan rivals and banishing then from the Canadian political spectrum for good and all, but I don't think he can be held entirely accountable for your failure to time manage. :)

Idealistic Pragmatist said...

Olaf,

It's totally his fault! I mean, who else's could it possibly be? Come ON.

dietcoupon said...

York University workers have been on strike for four weeks now, so for those students this is all happening in the midst of a great academic limbo!

Matt said...

I've got two courses worth of marking to complete. Augh. It would figure that this would erupt two days after my last seminar on Canadian political history.

Josh said...

Ah, but you know what the best part is? If this coalition lasts more than six months, it will be seen as wildly exceeding expectations. Coalition NOW!

David said...

Yeah seriously, I have about 9000 words left to write before I can really "pay attention" to any of this stuff.

MSS said...

I'm a happy professor about now. You see, you were so kind as to have an election set for the very week in which I was introducing electoral systems, and now you are having some extremely interesting post-election politics just as it is about final-exam time.

Thanks, Canada!