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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 better tomorrow

Guy is a volunteer guide at Vancouver’s Nitobe Memorial Garden, widely considered to be among the finest Japanese gardens outside of Japan. It commemorates Dr. Inazo Nitobe, arguably the world’s most famous Asian when he died in 1933. Though few of us will merit a memorial garden, we […]

A Celebration of (Retired) Life

Judging by our most recent string of obituaries, our blog is in danger of succumbing to one of COVID-19’s most devastating side-effects: social distancing. Yes, unless we can find a remedy, I fear we may lose readers to more uplifting Websites like theuselessweb.com.

Forget social distancing

“Loneliness does not come from having no people around you, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to you.”— C.G. Jung No, I am neither a COVID-19 denier or fake news evangelist. But my favourite public broadcaster has helped me recognize that “social distancing” is […]

I should be so earnest and smug

Those of us who know no other social media than the HG blog may have missed the rise of Twitter’s poet laureate, Brian Bilston. (Twitter is that social networking service on which users, such as Donald Trump, post messages known as “tweets”.) I did have a Twitter account once. […]

Election Trivia

OK, let’s get in the mood. Why October 21? Unless called sooner (and at least 36 days after the last election), a federal election must be held on the 3rd Monday of October in the 4th calendar year following the previous federal election. Our last election was on […]

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