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Guy Dugas

Instructor (1996-2007) and Chair of Accounting and Computer Education (2007-2013) in the School of Business and Fine Arts. HG member and blog admin/editor since 2013.

A bittersweet celebration

I count myself privileged to have been invited, along with about a dozen other RRC veterans, to Nancy and Paul Wheatley’s bittersweet 50th wedding anniversary celebration. Held yesterday evening at the Leaf in Assiniboine Park, “moving” only begins to express its effect on the assembled family and friends.

Second past the post. Brilliant!

An exciting new electoral reform proposal called Second-Past-the-Post (SPTP) was introduced today. FVBC President Antony Hodgson said, “Many Canadians are deeply concerned that the way we vote now ignores the voices of half the voters and prevents their concerns from being represented in Parliament.  They got seriously pissed off when Justin Trudeau promised over 1800 times in the runup to the 2015 election to fix things and then said “Oops – just kidding – my bad”…

ChatGPT: a data privacy nightmare

Following our posting of the February 5th piece entitled ChatGPT and you, HG member Dale Watts asked whether “utilizing this system might add my name to lists that result in unsolicited advertising or unanticipated intrusion”. Well, you don’t even have to use ChatGPT to be worried. If you’ve […]

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds!

Calling all you children of the 60s, especially those who loved the Beatles. “Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song” of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the first album I ever bought. And this has nothing to do with Paul turning 80 this year. […]


“I like the mountains because they make me feel small. They help me sort out what’s important in life.” Mark Obmascik Yes, the Rockies can make a prairie boy feel very small. I have returned many times over the years, but more as admirer than adventurer. I am […]

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