Journal article on Canadian CSR published

It’s not Science magazine but managed to get this academic article published..

A review of Canadian corporate sustainable development reports

inĀ Journal of Global Responsibility


Greg Davis, Cory Searcy, (2010) “A review of Canadian corporate sustainable development reports”, Journal of Global Responsibility, Vol. 1 Iss: 2, pp.316 – 329

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Thesis Handed In

After almost two years at it, my masters thesis was submitted last Friday.

“Learning from Third Party Certified Environmental Management Systems in Local Authority Organizations”


Cities face immense environmental challenges with limited resources to implement management solutions. Relevant trends in the private sector toward third party certification to external environmental management standards have yet to be fully embraced by governing Local Authorities (LAs). As the first city in North America to obtain ISO 14001 certification, the City of Calgary is examined as a case study of the implementation of a certified Environmental Management System (EMS) from impetus through to ongoing effects on learning. Investigation demonstrates that the unique characteristics of LA organizations are important factors in considering the strengths and challenges of using a voluntary external standard to establish environmental priorities. While LAs must understand the risk of over-emphasizing the standard itself, an informed approach increases organizational transparency and accountability, and enables collective problem solving. The certification process is a motivating surrogate force for cities which typically lack the competitive pressure found in for-profit sectors.



Bronze at COPA Ontario Tourney

Managed a bronze at recent Copa Ontario jiu-jistu tournament at Ryerson University in Toronto. Video below of my first two fights (these are large files ~70MB).

1st Fight

2nd Fight

Girlfriend was working the camera but it ran of memory for the fight I lost.. for real..

* Note to self: no more fasting on tournament days.. match times are always delayed!

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