Tag: university Posts

The Burden Of A Student

Written on October 2nd, 2011

While many people advocate going to school and getting an education, the reality is that education costs are more expensive than most people realize. Canada thankfully provides reasonably priced educations compared to the rest of the world, but it is far from free. Given that I grew up in Chilliwack, and that I had to move out to Vancouver to attend UBC, I spent approximately $11,000 per 8-month period, which included housing on the UBC campus along with a university food program (which tasted fairly similar to prison food, I imagine). Of those costs, approximately $3,000 went towards tuition, $1,000 […]

The Final Stretch of Hospital Music

Written on July 25th, 2007

As most people who read my blog know, a few weeks ago I was down in Las Vegas hanging out near a pool with Matt Good along with a handful of his friends and fans, one of which was Vancouver blogger and now good friend, Rebecca Bollwitt. Matt gave a small acoustic performance that night, mainly consisting of material off his forthcoming album, Hospital Music. Hospital Music, for those who haven’t been following, is Matthew Good’s 7th full-length album, and was recorded after a rather difficult period in Matt’s life, something that is discussed in detail on his personal website: […]

Four Years In Review

Written on June 26th, 2006

Wow.. Four years doing my master’s degree.. Where does the time go? It seems like only yesterday the wheels of the 737 came off the ground at the Ottawa airport, and I was heading back home to Vancouver to pick up my old life, and start a master’s degree in EE. And here am I, 11pm, only a few hours to go before it’s all over. It’s weird looking back on things like this.. I remember starting school again, thinking it would be so much different from my undergrad, only to realize that after a few classes, nothing really had […]