AROUND THE BLOCK

October 16, 2009 — What (more) is in a name?

Posted in Uncategorized by nicktaylorvaisey on October 28, 2009

Featured interview:

  • Travis Boisvenue: local arts journalist and University of Ottawa alumnus [Download] [iTunes]

If this show had a Friend of the Show award, Travis would be a repeat winner. He came on and gave his two cents about what should go into an on-campus naming policy and whether or not certain names shouldn’t be on buildings.

October 9, 2009 — How to name a building

Posted in Uncategorized by nicktaylorvaisey on October 16, 2009

Featured interviews:

  • Vincent Duckworth: Calgary-based consultant who advises schools about their on-campus naming policies — [Download] [iTunes]
  • Gaétan-Philippe Beaulière: external commissioner of the Graduate Students’ Association at the University of Ottawa — [Download] [iTunes]

Immediately following a panel discussion on naming policies at the University of Ottawa, Around the Block tackled the issue by interviewing a Calgary consultant who spends some of his time advising universities and colleges on how to go about creating and using a naming policy for university assets.

We asked him about the advice he gives to schools. Who should be at the table when the policy is created? Do they need to be summoned every time a new building or faculty is named? Can names be easily removed?

During the second half of the show, we discussed the issue with Gaétan-Philippe Beaulière, the external commissioner of the Graduate Students’ Association at the University of Ottawa. He attended the panel and offered his thoughts.