Patrick Lam

Thoughts and travels of Patrick Lam

October: midway through Fall term

More research, two multi-day hikes, and a judo tournament. Like a middle of a non-teaching term.

September: more research, some trips

Normal month in a non-teaching term. Making progress with research. Executing and planning trips, though not far afield (South Island).

August: staying in Canada longer than expected, for good reasons

Was going to go to NZ on August 6 but finally went on August 21, after a judo grading. I hope that I’ve finished everything for Spring term teaching now finally, and can get back to research (and seeing more of NZ).

Reflections on judo grades

I graded for godan (5th dan) on the competitior stream recently. What does it all mean?

July: last month of classes for Spring, plus some trips

5 weekends, 5 trips; now in Waterloo to close out the term (and do lots of marking). July less brutal than June.