Thoughts on culture, education, and having been a Canadian in the US
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Welcome to Canada

Had a wonderful few days in Edmonton where I was giving a paper at the “Transplanting Canada” colloquium put on by the Canadian Literature Centre at the University of Alberta. Click here for a PDF of the conference program if you’re interested to learn more about what went on there.

It was really great to see such exciting things happening at the U of A these days. There are many new young faculty there and a herd of super-smart graduate students (they travel in herds on the prairies). Meeting many old and new friends from across the country and hearing some really interesting talks made this one of the best conference experiences I have had.

The folks at the CLC who planned the conference thought of everything, by the way, including hiring this guy to greet potential conference goers as they drove in to Canada.

(okay, everything I said above was true except for this last part)


1 John Smithson { 03.16.09 at 2:17 pm }

Hahah nice video. Everytime a car went past the beaver it sent a shiver down my spine

2 Charter Jet Service { 08.18.09 at 11:51 pm }

lol, great video. The ending of it is great, looked like he was performing for the camera.

3 Inflatable Hot Tubs { 09.04.09 at 11:01 pm }

Oh my lord what a wonderful video. Has me in suspense the whole time.

4 jmebish { 09.28.09 at 7:25 pm }

Holy cow, I was holding my breath the whole time. Great video, and a damn lucky beaver.

5 Simon { 11.05.09 at 3:22 am }

wow i’m so glad you got it off the road. I’ve gotta say i jumped a couple of times on that one.

6 { 12.02.09 at 3:59 pm }

Wow, that is a little hair raising isn’t it. Very lucky he didn’t get hit. Great video, thanks.

7 Anonymous { 04.27.10 at 3:59 am }

whoaaa i’m holding my breath the whole time. Great video though. Wanna adopt the beaver.