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  • Mike MacLean commented on the blog Music for studying January 9, 2018 - 10:12am
    Good tip Meaghan! I default to our public broadcaster (CBC Radio 2) but I will have to give AU Library a look-see. At one time one of our academics (David Gregory) incorporated his music course with a gig at CKUA. I remember seeing the rows and rows...
  • Mike MacLean published a blog post 60 Minute ACCESS Challenge: Wheelchair for half the day November 26, 2014 - 3:56pm
    I finally took Carrie Anton up on her invitation to take the 60 Minute ACCESS Challenge. Based on the number of emails I sent to Carrie I must be a little challenged in some way.. very grateful for the patience and glad I finally tried this...
    • What a day hey Mike?

      Thanks for taking me up on the ACCESS Challenge. There are so many things that we do take for granted. I know people at AU are caring and helpful. Thanks for reminding us.

      The next step is incorporating what we've learned about barriers to access, keeping it top of mind when we plan spaces, acquisitions, IT, logistics for meetings, and the general state of someone’s when in pain. Many people that I know, who use a wheelchair are very cheery. But their reality often has medical problems arising by nature of sitting for long periods of time.

      Thanks for taking part. Your experience has some great learnings for everyone.


      Carrie Anton November 26, 2014 - 4:41pm

    • I also did this challenge for a couple of hours.  I found that small spaces were quite difficult and had to push things out of my way a couple of times.  Ramps onto things were fine, but only when I could hit them head on.  If was getting onto them at an angle I sometimes couldn't make it and had to try again.

      Colin Elliott November 28, 2014 - 10:49am

    • Excellent! What a bunch of champions you guys are!

      Colin also did vision simulations.Comment here:


      Carrie Anton November 29, 2014 - 6:17am

  • Mike MacLean posted to the wire November 24, 2014 - 5:27pm
    Groovy. Gave it a couple of minutes and sounded great.
  • Mike MacLean commented on the blog 60 Minute ACCESS Challenge November 24, 2014 - 5:18pm
    I will be taking the Rock and Roll challenge tomorrow and it struck me that just the return trip from one building to the other will present a significant trial. So the campaign is working right away, because my head space just changed dramatically.
  • Mike MacLean posted to the wire March 21, 2014 - 9:54am
    Atwood's engineered people at the end of the novel (don't *think* that's a spoiler..) lead me to consider the hardware vs. wetware race
  • Mike MacLean posted to the wire March 21, 2014 - 9:52am
    Why did I read Atwood, or why have I yet to view "Gravity?" Or why (this thread)? Darn it, Ken, I am confused.
  • Mike MacLean posted to the wire March 21, 2014 - 8:17am
    Finished Atwood's "The Day of the Flood' last night, but haven't settled down to see "Gravity" yet :)
  • Mike MacLean posted to the wire March 20, 2014 - 2:38pm
    Wait.. 'post-humanism' meaning a tradition of secular philosophy over the centuries, or are we talking jet-boots and laser eyes?
  • Mike MacLean posted to the wire March 20, 2014 - 2:36pm
    Sounds good to me.
  • Mike MacLean commented on the photo AU faculty and staff march to the Alberta legislature, Edmonton October 18, 2013 - 2:04pm
    Good to see these images and thank you for sharing, Mark. We also had a great turn-out to our dinner at the Agriplex in Athabasca. Elected officials from the Town and County attended, though not as many as I'd have liked. The layoffs here in town...
  • Mike MacLean posted on Margaret Anderson's message board November 16, 2010 - 7:38pm
  • Mike MacLean has a new avatar November 8, 2010 - 5:00pm
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