Monthly Archives: April 2012

Lessons from a published op ed

Yeah, but I’m not Eddie Greenspan. That’s what I thought last December when Globe and Mail op ed page editor, Natasha Hassan claimed to a room full of Osgoode Hall profs that her paper’s online commentary hub was an enormously influential … Continue reading

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Opening lines – make ‘em work

“No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy, would have supposed her born to be a heroine.” “Tap-dancing child abuser. That’s what The Sunday New York Times from March 8, 1993, had called Vivi.” “But, you may … Continue reading

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Calgary Herald Editorial Page Analysis – More Women’s Opinions Needed

Readers often overlook the byline of a story indicating the writer’s name, and although reading an article without knowing who wrote it will still leave you informed, when it comes to commentary, bylines can provide insights into what kind of … Continue reading

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University President Rocks

Top 4 Reasons I’m a fan of Dr. Maria Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd University in Claremont, CA #1: She’s been actively challenging stereotypes about science and engineering in a bid to encourage more women to pursue such fields for … Continue reading

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Millions Reached by Informed Opinions Grads

Through our Writing Compelling Commentary workshops, Informed Opinions is connecting with a growing number of impressive Canadian women boasting a broad range of expertise. Many who have participated in our training, have used the skills we teach to craft and … Continue reading

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