Wednesday, March 4, 2015
While this March brings moments of spring like weather there remains a real and I suggest a metaphoric ‘chill in the air’.  The metaphoric chill extends to our collective futures relative to the Alberta’s ‘current fiscal reality’.  For those of you who operate on daily revenue flow, uncertainty on revenues is a constant.  For those who operate in the contract/job bid/success world, revenue ups... Read More
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
So….ever wonder what’s on my desk? Tonight it is budget processes and plans for the Department and the College.  As a member of the Budget Committee I will be contributing to the operational plan of GPRC for 2015-2016.  Uncertainty remains relative to our base funds yet opportunity is being explored, relative to revenue generating ideas.  What remains my primary responsibility as Director Centre... Read More
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
In my new role at the CRI I find it particularly interesting that GPRC is considering moving towards becoming a Polytechnic University. According to ‘polytechnic’ means ‘of, relating to, or offering instruction in a variety of industrial arts, applied sciences, or technical subjects.’ I can’t imagine a better foundation for GPRC than to already have the CRI – a college department... Read More
Monday, December 8, 2014
Although cliché it is true.  Hard to believe that it is Christmas.  Having said that, it’s a wonderful time of the year – especially if you can take a few days with family and friends to catch some sleep, celebrate the season and hopefully, rejuvenate for the January rush.   When I sat down to craft this update, I was surprised at the number of changes to report this month.  First,... Read More
Monday, December 1, 2014
The Centre for Research & Innovation will be closed for a couple of days (Dec 1-3 2015) to accommodate painting.  But the phones and e-mail are still intact. We knew the carpet was coming and we were working around it.  When we returned to work today (Dec 1), we discovered that the painters had come early (good news) but it will take a couple of days (not so good news) to enable that to be... Read More