Things have been quiet in the IWW union over the holidays. I need to research some sister union web sites for CUPE4600 before next Tuesday. I should be able to do that tomorrow or tonight or on Friday or Thursday late at night. I am also working on New Years day and Saturday night shift.
Tuesday, December 30, 2003
Monday, December 29, 2003
Saturday, December 27, 2003
Is the sociological outlook of Durkeim against psychological and Darwinistic explanations. I think it is. Occupations and work are not psychological but in fact they are one social fact one social variable in the equations of life.
Friday, December 26, 2003
Wednesday, December 24, 2003
I participated in nominating our Green Party candidate and was on the nightly news at this public meeting. I brought my new 2004 criminal code pocket version with me to the meeting.
I have been enjoying reading the outlines for this coming term's fourth year and third year law courses. I am sticking with LAWS4204 ecommerce legal issues and LAWS4307 medical issues in criminal law for the winter term. I might take a course in risk and liability for volunteers but maybe Kung Fu instead.
Friday, December 19, 2003
I read some more of the small book for LAWS2003. I read about contracts, and torts in that book.
I borrowed a book on Offender Assessment, which I will report on later during the holidays.
Today I started and am almost finished reading Johnston, L., Reinventing Governance: The Case of Private Policing in McKenzie, I. K. & Bull R., ed. Criminal Justice Research, Inspiration, influence and ideation (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2002) pp. 135-158. This is interesting as I am a private security officer so this book relates to my work.
I finished reading McKenzie, I. K., Beyong Behaviourism: Police Culture Revisted in McKenzie, I. K. & Bull R., ed. Criminal Justice Research, Inspiration, influence and ideation (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2002) pp.53-77, this monrning and must say this was a difficult read and rather boring as the author believes in psychology.
I attended the math department Christmas Lunch. I gave the office a Christmas card and also gave one to the Paul Menton centre at school.
I did some volunteering at city hall on city roads and accessibility. I also volunteered a little with the green party as we prepare to nominate our candidate for the next federal election.
I am also reading a book on safety which also relates to my work. The book was written in Germany, so the English is not perfect.
I saw a book on sale today at the school book store on TRUE BASIC and might buy it if I can get to the book store after the holidays and it is still there. I have some ideas on studying the BASIC language to a greater extent than I know it now. It may seem outdated but TRUE BASIC apparently allows the use of object oriented programming.
Monday, December 15, 2003
I did very little study for LAWS3205 this morning. But I did reread my last four major papers.
I finished the paper describing a query software written in prolog for searching MATHML that is math XML files on the web.
STAT4501 will be tough this winter if I do decide to take it.
Today was a busy day for academic email. I got three emails from professors. I also got a survey and completed it on the web for the University of Helsinki magazine.
Sunday, December 14, 2003
Saturday, December 13, 2003
After talking with my brother and father I may only study law courses this winter. Then this summer I will study first year sociology. Then next year two second year sociology courses one in research the other in famous sociologists and their theories. Then I will take the summer off in 2005. Then in 2005-2006 I will complete LAWS3907 and another LAWS4xxx along with SOCI4xxx or SOCI5xxx courses. Then in 2006-2007 I will complete more SOCI upper year courses and be done in June 2007. At least that is one plan.
Friday, December 12, 2003
Tuesday, December 09, 2003
Sunday, December 07, 2003
Saturday, December 06, 2003
Thursday, December 04, 2003
I completed reading the case of Lloyds Bank Ltd. v. Bundy (1974) 3 All E.R. 757 (C.A.) yesterday morning. This morning I read Harry v. Kreutziger (1978), 95 D.L.R. (3d) 231 (B.C.C.A.)
I read a fellow worker's paper on F.B.I. counter intelligence programs that targetted radical groups in the 1960's and 1970's.
Wednesday, December 03, 2003
GEOG 3105 [0.5 credit] (formerly 45.315*)
Climate and Atmospheric Change
The global climate system, with emphasis on global change variability over the historical and modern periods; the changing composition of the atmosphere and its impact on climate; analysis and interpretation of climatic and atmospheric data; modeling of climate systems.
STAT 4501 [0.5 credit] (formerly 70.451*)
Introduction to probability, characteristic functions, probability distributions, limit theorems.
LAWS 4204 [0.5 credit]
Legal Issues in eCommerce
An examination of selected legal topics relevant to the conduct of electronic commerce. Topics include types of regulation, government support, jurisdiction challenges, contract disputes and consumer protection. Court and alternative dispute resolution policy of Domain Names challenges are also included.
LAWS 4307 [0.5 credit] (formerly 51.437*)
Medical Criminal Law Issues
Legal-medical issues, conflicts and relationships in the field of social control. Topics include mental disorder and criminal liability, diversion of offenders to civil commitment in hospital, insanity, automatism, fitness to stand trial, prediction of dangerousness, regulation of psychoactive drugs
I will only be studying two of the above 4 courses. I need to choose which ones.
We are covering chapters 10, 15-19, & 21 on the exam. I have read chapters 15-17 as of today. I have also read parts of chapter 10 and parts of chapter 18. Also a large part of chapter 19 we do not need to read. That is the Law Society Act. So Basically I have to complete reading chapters 10 &18, read a case in chapter 19 and read chapter 21 for the exam.
This Act will not be covered on the exam for LAWS3205.
Tuesday, December 02, 2003
Monday, December 01, 2003
I have my last LAWS3205 class today and the professor promised it would be short. Today we cover consumer organisations.
I will try to drop by Professor Billig's office of see about studying MATH4809 this winter. I would take this course with two algonquin courses in information security.