Distractions, reflections

David Ing, at large … Sometimes, my mind wanders

Currently Viewing Posts in family

2015/06/13 U. Waterloo convocation

The family convened in Waterloo to see Adam receive his Master’s diploma at convocation.
Adam completed his master’s thesis in September, and then moved to the Detroit area in October to take a job.  The timing put him into convocation with the spring 2015 group.  From Toronto, we picked up his grandfather and drove towards Waterloo, while he came from the other direction.  We converged in Waterloo for lunch at a local restaurant that serves northern-style Chinese dumplings.

di_20150613_110050_graceandhealthypremiumdumplings_family.jpg

Over at the PAC, Adam had already registered ahead for his black academic gown.

di_20150613_121615_uwaterloo_pac_ahi_gown_selection.jpg

We were early enough to be at the front of the line into the gymnasium where the ceremonies would be held.

di_20150613_122229_uwaterloo_pac_doors_brothers.jpg

Diana and I opted for a more strategic stage right position for photography.  This separated us from our sons and their grandfather, who chose the bleachers on the other side.

di_20150613_134914_uwaterloo_convocation_bleachers.jpg

When the procession started, people stood up to get a view.

di_20150613_132150_uwaterloo_convocation_procession.jpg

The procession came down the middle of the gym.  Adam’s group was to be seated towards the front.

di_20150613_132455_uwaterloo_convocation_ahi_procession.jpg

All of the graduates were asked to rise at the beginning of the ceremony. Continue reading2015/06/13 U. Waterloo convocation

2014/11/17 Killin Award at Ryerson University

Ryan was honoured to receive the Killin Family Award for leadership in the Business Technology Management program at Ryerson University.
At the fall 2014 awards ceremony, Ryan was presented the Killin Family Award by Dr. Franklyn Prescod, of the Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management, at Ryerson University.

This award is for a full time student currently enrolled in the Business Technology Management program and who demonstrates leadership qualities and a commitment to entrepreneurial pursuits while maintaining overall academic proficiency.

di_20141119_203114_ryerson_killinaward_ryaning_franklynprescod.jpg

The gift was donated by Ken Killin, (Business Mgmt ’82), a volunteer member of the Ted Rogers School of Management Campaign Cabinet, and his wife, Linda Killin (Lab Tech, ’81) matched by the Ontario Trust for Student Support.

2013/07/04-05 Suzhou

A 24-hour stopover in Suzhou allowed enough time to visit Jinji Lake and Pingjiang Road, but rainy weather deterred us from visiting the classical gardens.
On our 26-day journey, we only scheduled 24 hours in Suzhou.  The city is on the main train line between Beijing to Shanghai — actually only an hour east of Shanghai.  We arrived at Suzhou North Railway Station, and had a long taxi ride to our hotel west of the Jinghang Canal.  Thus gave us an experience of suburban Suzhou, with Yushan Lu station nearby the shopping mall.

di_20130704_045814_suzhou_yushanlustation.jpg

With Jinji Lake a destination sight, we rode the not-very-busy subway at rush hour through the city centre to the east side at Dongfang Zhimen (Gate of the Orient) station.  The building outside that subway stop looked to be a concert hall with no performances that day.

di_20130704_053440_suzhou_dongfanzhimen_station_music.jpg

Jinji (Golden Rooster) Lake is manmade.  Knowing that, the concrete shore is less surprising.

di_20130704_053632_suzhou_jinji_lake_plaza.jpg

After dinner, we walked along the shore in the dark.  Vendors featured lit-up toys.

di_20130704_065940_suzhou_jinji_lake_shore_vendors.jpg

Looking westward, the higher buildings in central Suzhou were prominent.

Continue reading2013/07/04-05 Suzhou

2013/06/29-07/03 Beijing

Four days of family vacation in Bejing included the China Ethnic Culture Park, the Ming Tombs, Great Wall at Badaling, Forbidden City, Xidan, and the 798 Art Zone.
In the ultimate family trip, we started a 26-day journey of China and Vietnam in Beijing. By the end of the trip, we would have 8 people in the group. On our first stop in Beijing, five of us flew together.

We picked a hotel near the Olympics site.  We knew the location was by the Beitucheng metro station in north central Beijing, but hadn’t appreciated that there would be a pond just east.

di_20130629_211730_beijing_holidayinn_express_minzuyuan_pond.jpg

[See the album of 23 Pearson-Beijing webphotos (with a slideshow option)]

The pond east of the hotel is on the west side of the Chinese Ethnic Culture Park.  Headed out for sightseeing on our first morning in Beijing, we thought that we might spend an hour or two in the culture park, and then move on.  Once inside, we rediscovered the park was much larger than anticipated.  The existence of the park focused on ethnicity is itself a surprise, as the vast majority of the country is populated by Han Chinese.  The south end includes reproductions of buildings in the Uyghur style, as would be found in the Xinjiang northwestern region of China.

di_20130629_223124_chineseethnic_museum_view_east_uygur.jpg

On the east side of the Ethnic Park was a large bridge depicting the She (Hakka) region in southwest China.

di_20130629_225838_chineseethnicmuseum_she_bridge.jpg

From the Gelo house, we could look at stream depicting the Maonan ethnic minority, both from the southern China.

di_20130629_230650_chineseethnicmuseum_gelo_view_maonan_stream.jpg

Prominent in the middle of the Ethnic OPark was a reproduction of the triple pagodas, as found near Dali City in southwestern Yunnan, Continue reading2013/06/29-07/03 Beijing

2013/06/13 EKI Convocation, U. of Toronto

Our second son, Eric, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts granted by St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto.
On June 13, 2013, Eric was conferred the degree of Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.  He chatted for moment with President David Naylor, and then shook the hand of Chancellor Michael Wilson.

di_20130613_144352_convocation_eki_davidnaylor.jpg

Studying in the Faculty of Arts and Science, Eric’s degree was granted by St. Michael’s College.  The scene was a little quieter in the college quadrangle, in front of the sculpture titled Michael (after the archangel) by Anne Allardyce.

di_20130613_161256_convocation_eki_diploma_michaelsculpture_anneallardyce.jpg

[See the Convocation-EKI album of 14 webphotos (with a slideshow option)]

Eric is continuing to pursue the career as an entrepreneur that he started while still a student.

2012/06/20 AHI Convocation, U. of Toronto

Our eldest son passed a milestone by receiving his bachelor’s degree in applied science.
On June 20, 2012, Adam was conferred the degree of Bachelor of Applied Science by the University of Toronto.  Following tradition, the ceremony was conducted at Convocation Hall.

20120620_103229_convocationhall_conferred_di.jpg

On the front campus with University College in the background, Adam preferred some unconventional poses.

20120620_105802_convocation_diploma_dy.jpg

[See the Convocation album of 55 webphotos (with a slideshow option)]

Adam is continuing with graduate studies at the University of Waterloo.

  • Recent Posts

  • Archives

  • RSS on Coevolving

    • Whom, when + where do Systems Changes situate?
      The third of four lectures for the Systemic Design course at OCADU covered value(s), the science of service systems, and the socio-technical systems perspective.
    • Why (Intervene in) Systems Changes?
      A lecture on ecological systems for the OCADU SFI master's program opened up opportunities to discuss wei and wuwei, and get beyond an anthropocentric perspective the Canadian beaver in its habitat.
    • Are Systems Changes Different from System + Change?
      The second session of the Systemic Design course in the OCADU SFI master's program was an opportunity to share the current state of knowledge on Systems Change, in light of recent interest in Systems Change and Theory of Change.
    • Ecology and Economy: Systems Changes Ahead?
      A workshop with David L. Hawk at the CANSEE meeting in May 2019 led to an invitation to publish an article, "Ecology and Economy: Systems Changes Ahead?" in WEI Magazine.
    • Open Learning Commons, with the Digital Life Collective
      Questions about governance of online social communities led to launching on the Open Learning Commons and the Digital Life Collective, while issues of content moderation on a Facebook Group has reignited.
    • Services methods in a process framework
      Organizations interested in scaling up (or scaling out) might revisit methods and tools associated with a process framework for mass-customizing service delivery engagements developed at IBM in the mid-1990s and early 2000s.
  • RSS on Media Queue

  • RSS on Ing Brief

    • Plans as resources for action (Suchman, 1988)
      Two ways of thinking about practice put (i) “plans as determinants of action”, and (ii) “plans as resources for action”. The latter has become a convention, particularly through research into Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW). While the more durable explanation appears the Suchman (1987) book (specifically section “8.2 Plans as […]
    • The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago
      Does “the best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago and the second best time is now” date back further than 1988? It is time to look long and hard at the value of the urban forest and create the broad-based efforts — in research, funding and citizen participation — needed to improve […]
    • 2019/11/05 13:15 “Barriers to Data Science Adoption: Why Existing Frameworks Aren’t Working”, Workshop at CASCON-Evoke, Markham, Ontario
      Workshop led by @RohanAlexander and @prof_lyons at #CASCONxEvoke on "Barriers to Data Science Adoption: Why Existing Frameworks Aren't Working". For discussion purposes the challenges are grouped within three themes: regulatory; investment; and workforce.
    • Own opinion, but not facts
      “You are entitled to your own opinions, but not to your own facts” by #DanielPatrickMoynihan is predated on @Freakonomics by #BernardMBaruch 1950 “Every man has a right to his own opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts”. Source: “There Are Opinions, And Then There Are Facts” | Fred Shapiro […]
    • R programming is from S, influenced by APL
      History of data science tools has evolved to #rstats of the 1990s, from the S-Language at Bell Labs in the 1970s, and the
    • Bullshit, Politics, and the Democratic Power of Satire | Paul Babbitt | 2013
      Satire can be an antidote, says Prof. #PaulBabbitt @muleriders , to #bullshit (c.f. rhetoric; hypocrisy; crocodile tears; propaganda; intellectual dishonesty; politeness, etiquette and civility; commonsense and conventional wisdom; symbolic votes; platitudes and valence issues).
  • Meta

  • Translate

  • 
  • moments. daviding.com

    Random selections from the past year
  • Creative Commons License
    This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
    Theme modified from DevDmBootstrap4 by Danny Machal