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Posted March 12, 2012 by Zhenyi Li

In one recent meeting with RRU faculty and staff, a senior faculty member told us a story on how his music teacher taught him about playing music. He is over 65 now and he did not tell us when that music lesson took place. But he remembers it well and shared it with us when we were busy discussing how RRU’s teaching and learning would differentiate RRU from other universities: each table sat 5 to 8 people with over 100 pages files spread on it. The music student, now a professor at RRU, was nervous about his performance and focused on accuracy of each note he played.

Posted February 17, 2012 by Phillip Vannini

First time I ever drove on an ice road, this week. First, just the eastern arm of the MacKenzie River right by the town of Inuvik, and then much more...

First, Tuktoyaktuk. More or less 200km northeast of Inuvik, right on the Beaufort Sea. Which meant my very first time driving ON the ocean. Not by the ocean. ON the ocean. You need to drive on the Beaufort Sea for about 25kms to reach Tuk. Driving on the ocean almost beats riding a ferry on it.

Posted January 5, 2012 by Zhenyi Li

(acceptance speech from November 2011)