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AVP and CTO Update June 1, 2020

Writing this weekly blog is a joy and also a privilege. There are no shortage of things to write about as we develop the McMaster IT Culture, advance our McMaster IT Vision, and as we work together to create a connected McMaster community. I keep a list of ideas so that I can dip into […]

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AVP and CTO Update, May 25, 2020

My leadership role at McMaster requires that I spend time learning and not just doing. I have written before in my blog about the Growth mindset and I believe very firmly that leaders require a growth mindset, with more adaptability and willingness to learn than anywhere else along the career ladder. We are steering strategy […]

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AVP and CTO Update, May 11, 2020

Good morning, colleagues Did you see the CF Snowbirds as they flew around southern Ontario on Sunday? It was a nice event to look forward to and fun to see. If you missed it, there are many great videos from various locations on Twitter. We just kicked off the Spring semester and, just like the […]

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AVP and CTO Update April 17, 2020

My beginning of the week message (pre-pandemic) has turned into an end of week message. Do I feel more inspired after a week of blitz working? Yes, I think it is fair to say that the experience of interacting with so many creative problem solvers through the week provides me with lots of inspiration once Friday […]

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AVP and CTO Update March 30, 2020

I anticipate that you had a good weekend and managed to unplug a little bit (or a lot) from the various sources of information coming your way, whether work or world news. I managed to take at least one day to do very little and it felt good. I can see signs of spring popping out […]

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AVP & CTO Update March 23, 2020

It was wonderful to have sunshine over the weekend and I hope you found time to decompress and to grab big gulps of fresh air. As we wake up to our new work-from-home reality this morning, I know there will be adjustments and some trepidation for this #NewNotNormal. I also imagine there will be some […]

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AVP & CTO Update March 19, 2020

Today is the start of the spring equinox! Spring is a time of rebirth, growth, fresh beginnings, new hope after the shorter, darker days of winter. Hang onto hope! It can fuel your spirit and give you energy. As of today, we will have very few people working on campus, with most of you at […]

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