Interesting…

Today we ventured to the Proletariart art exhibit within the university. There were several interesting pieces of “art” such as the one pictured below. It looks to me like there is an individual in this painting that’s a mixture of Charlie Brown and Colonel Sanders? I like this piece of art. And then you have…

Interviews for Sustainable Site Remediation course

Today the interns began interviewing  experts who contributed to the remediation of different sites in Cape Breton such as the cleaning up of the Tar Ponds and the responsible and sustainable closures of old mines. There is a course being offered at the Verschuren Centre at Cape Breton University that will be one week of…

Proletariart

CBU is hosting a people’s art exhibit from February 3rd to April 13th, 2017. A few of the interns intended to visit the exhibit on February 9th but it was closed due to an illness. Once they are able to visit the art exhibit, pictures from said exhibit will follow.

The Winter Warlock strikes

Well today is a no go as far as work goes. The Winter Warlock brought freezing rain and snow mixed and made it extremely unsafe to make the trip to CBU. Back to work tomorrow.

Touring Two Churches in Whitney Pier

Today the interns went on two separate tours of two churches in Whitney Pier. The first was St. Mary’s Polish church which burned a few years ago but was re-built. The second church that the interns had a tour of was Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church. This was more of an in depth tour with…

Meeting Shaun Majumder

At the beginning of this week there was an intern networking conference held in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Tuesday, January 31st 2017. The interns traveled from Cape Breton University  to Halifax the day before on Monday because it takes over 4 hours to make the trip from Sydney to Halifax. The conference was to be held…

Digitizing the Bras d’Or Collection

Today Amanda McNeil showed us how to scan and digitize documents from the CBU library’s “Bras D’Or Collection”. The idea is that my fellow interns and I will scan old documents from the CBU library documenting several historical happenings in Cape Breton over the years (the tar ponds for example) and digitize them making them readily…

The Green Book

Today at the Centre for Sound Communities we were treated to a play written by Juanita Peters called “The Green Book”. The play centres around an African American couple from Nova Scotia as they travel through the segregated United States of America so that the male character Carl could visit his sister in Los Angeles….

Digital Intern Networking Conference

We ventured to Halifax on Monday, the 30th of January to prepare for a digital intern conference early Tuesday morning at the Lord Nelson hotel. There were several speakers at this conference and many other interns in attendance as well.

Road Trip!

Hitting the road today to go to Halifax for a conference tomorrow! Meeting with some other interns. Interested to see how this is going to work out…

I’ve Hit A Wall

I worked with Lyndon and Rowan (as well as Laura, Sarah, Nicole & Paul) to create new exemplary collaborative poetry sites on WordPress for Mark Silverberg to look at and possibly choose from. We used 3 different themes using all of the same information for him to examine. The three amigos (myself, Rowan and Lyndon)…