Knowledge Creation Through Social Interaction and Whether “Information” Really Exists (by Kathleen Green)

On February 6th, we had a conversation during our bi-weekly BILD meeting about terminology – using the kind of terminology that is in line with our understandings of the world and knowledge and what we want our research to be all about. Among other things, we went back and forth about the words “triangulation,” “data,” and “information.” As I walked down to the library, after the meeting, I tried to work through, in my head, what it is that I think about all of this. I had the feeling that I hadn’t articulated my thoughts very well, because my thoughts on the matter aren’t very organized in my own mind. It seems to me that I’ll have to articulate it at some point in an effort to explain why I’ve done, what I plan to do, and what I think doing this will allow me to know and why that knowledge is useful. I decided that I needed to write it out.
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“Don’t ‘force’ me to love you; let me love you ‘myself’”: A Franco/Québeco-phile repertoire as a response to the counter-discourse (by Mehdi Babaei)

On January 25, 2015, the news was spread through the Québec Immigration Minister announcing that Québec is preparing a major reform of its immigration policy. The news came along after rather shocking news released by The Institut de la statistique du Québec in December 2014, reporting that Québec’s net loss (the net result on interprovincial migration) in 2013 was 13,100 people–– including a large number of skilled immigrant residents–– who chose either Ontario or Alberta for their next immigration destination. Thus what seems to be Québec’s brain drain is Ontario and Alberta’s brain gain.
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