Monday, May 18, 2015

New real estate player means new writing gig

An old buddy of mine recently started working for a new luxury real estate brokerage in town, Engel and Volkers. At the same time, I was looking for real estate story ideas for a potential new writing gig. And so, my first piece for The Globe and Mail was born today. Wrote a piece for the new Calgary Real Estate section about why E&V would launch in the midst of an economic slump. Seems the timing is working out well for them branding-wise. Worked out for me writing-wise. Isn't it nice when things all work out?

Friday, May 8, 2015

Nanotech gets a boost at Queen's U

What seems like a million years ago, you know, back when people just started to post editorial content online ONLY, I helped launch a website with the Canadian Foundation for Innovation. It was a cool experience, figuring out the differences between online and print editorial, and showcasing some of the finest research taking place in Canada.

Several incarnations later, continues to provide great online editorial showcasing research in Canada. I've just recently contributed a piece about a new nanotech lab that opened at Queen's University, which will help researchers take their experiments into the real world. Amazing stuff--that nanotechnology!