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My new job

A quick celebration/reflection post about being appointed as an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, at the University of Toronto.

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Resources and other notes from ICOTS 10

A collection of interesting resources, recommendations and bits and bobs from the 10th International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS) in Kyoto, Japan, 8 - 13 July. Thanks to the University of Auckland’s Department of Statistics for funding my attendance, and to my amazing co-author Anna Fergusson, @annafergussonnz, for letting me work with her.

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Twitter for Events

In a turn of fate I don’t totally understand in the last 4 years I have found myself paid to manage social media accounts and advising not-for-profits, local government teams, research groups and businesses on their social media presence. This summarises some of the things I have learned over the last few years.

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Future Fit

Are our kids future fit? Notes from the 21C Skills Lab public seminar on developing #FutureFit tamariki, some of my own musings and a blast from the past video that includes me from high school.

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Rainer Bromme on trust in science

Notes from a fantastic talk by Senior Professor Rainer Bromme called “Fraudulent results and failed replications: The effect of flawed research on the public’s trust in science”. Bromme is a Senior Professor (like Professor Emeritus) in Psychology at the University of Münster and he was speaking at the COMPASS Seminar Series.

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Stylish Academic Writing Workshop

These are my notes from a 1 1/2 hour workshop run by the Mathematics and Statistics PhD Writing Group. Big thank you to Rebecca Turner for organising and to Helen Sword for fitting us into a very busy schedule.

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