Paging Imagination: The Art of Picture Books

Students and visitors to the Lakeshore Campus got to peek into the world of the designers and illustrators who coloured their childhoods at Paging Imagination: The Art of Picture Books last Friday. The works of illustrators like Michael Martchenko (known for his longstanding partnership with author Robert Munsch), Barbara Reid, Oleg Lipchenko, David Anderson and … Continue reading Paging Imagination: The Art of Picture Books

Plagiarism and Fabrication: The Blight of Journalism (OP-ED)

It’s the first thing a journalism student hears upon acceptance into J-school: don’t plagiarize. It’s beaten into our heads from the moment we walk through the door, and its consequences effectively branded upon our minds for semesters to come. Yet, this doesn’t seem to stop some of the less ethically-bound among us from lifting as little … Continue reading Plagiarism and Fabrication: The Blight of Journalism (OP-ED)

Aspiring Musician? Don’t Quit Your Day Job

Originally written for eccentricobserver.com. Contrary to what you might have heard, music doesn’t pay the bills. Well, only certain kinds of music anyway. Piracy and a general lack of interest in physical purchases might have slowed the otherwise continuous cash flow for today’s shimmering pop stars, but the almost-universal unawareness of the more avant-garde side … Continue reading Aspiring Musician? Don’t Quit Your Day Job

Heavy Metal: The Little Fish in a Big Pond

Originally written for eccentricobserver.com. Metal has always been an outsider’s pleasure. Its abrasive tones and unconventional structure are more than often overwhelming for the passive listener. One needs to look no further than to note the sheer volume of Toronto’s Top 40 “hit music” radio stations that accompany us on our morning commutes versus metal-oriented … Continue reading Heavy Metal: The Little Fish in a Big Pond