Category Archives: notes

Webinar Notes: Shifting Mental Models to Advance Systems Change

Title: Shifting Mental Models to Advance Systems Change Offered by: FSG, New Profit, and the Collective Impact Forum. Speakers: -Tammy Heinz, Program Officer, Hogg Foundation -Hayling Price, Senior Consultant, FSG-Darrell Scott, Founder, PushBlack-Julie Sweetland, Vice President for Strategy and Innovation, Frameworks … Continue reading

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Recap of the 2019 Canadian Evaluation Society conference

This year’s conference was in Halifax and, as always, it was a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with my evaluation friends, make some wonderful new friends, to pause and reflect on my practice, and to learn a thing or two. And … Continue reading

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Recap of the Canadian Evaluation Society’s 2017 national conference

The Canadian Evaluation Society’s national conference was held right here in Vancouver last month! I was one of the program co-chairs for the conference and I have to say that it was pretty awesome to see a year and a … Continue reading

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On Flexibility in Evaluation Design

Been doing some reading as I work on developing an evaluation plan for a complex program that will be implemented at many sites. Here are some notes from a few papers that I’ve read – I think if anything links … Continue reading

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Canadian Evaluation Society 2016 conference recap

I recently spent a week at the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES)’s 2016 national conference in St. John’s, NL. I’ve been to the CES national conference twice before – 2010 in Victoria, BC and 2014 in Ottawa, ON – as well as … Continue reading

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Reflections from the Canadian Evaluation Society 2014 Conference

I had the good fortune of being able to the attend the 35th annual conference of the Canadian Evaluation Society that was held at the Ottawa Convention Centre from June 16-18, 2014. I’d only been to one CES conference previously, … Continue reading

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Intro to Philosophy – Week 7 – Time Travel

this module focused on the paradoxes of time travel and some ways to defend the logical possibility of backwards time travel (mostly from a David Lewis paper) time travel involves: external time = “time as it is registered by the world … Continue reading

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Intro to Philosophy – Week 3 – Philosophy of the Mind

Cartesian dualism: the body is made of material stuff (i.e., stuff that has “extension” (i.e., takes up space)) and the mind is made of immaterial stuff (i.e., does not have extension) Princess Elizabeth of Bohemia was a student of Decartes … Continue reading

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Intro to Philosophy – Week 2 – Epistemology

Epistemology studying and theorising about our knowledge of the world. we have lots of information, but how do we tell good information from bad information? “propositional knowledge” = knowledge that a certain proposition is the case “proposition” = what is … Continue reading

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Report on “Delivering the Benefits of Digital Health Care”

A report on “Delivering the benefits of digital health care” from Nuffield Trust in the UK recently came across my desk. It covers a bigger scope of technology than the project I’m working on (which is a project about transforming … Continue reading

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