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    My Thesis Chair is busy watching Sumo wrestling...

    Courtney Healey Oct 15 '08 0

    One of the most exciting programs at UBC SALA is the Tokyo from Vancouver Study Abroad which runs every 1.5 years and is going on right now. The full 18-credit semester is run by the irrepressible, Professor George Wagner, students set up a new studio space and participate in three different classes that all function as venues for exploring the city.

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    Unfortunately my schedule never quite matched up with TfV's and the closest I get to Tokyo are sporadic emails with Prof. Wagner, my Thesis advisor come January...

    Since I hit the ground running on my return to Vancouver last Saturday, and have been thrown full force into the 6th week of the semester... History 2 mid-term on Tuesday... can you say Dom-Ino House... There has also been some tension over forming Thesis Committees for Spring.

    UBC requires a full-time Design Faculty member as Chair + two other people, most students choose a second faculty member, though for scheduling the school has started to discourage this, and then one or more members of the local design community. The outside person doesn't necessarily have to be an architect.

    I'd been a little stressed that I hadn't heard from George in a while, and maybe he'd changed his mind, I couldn't remember every really receiving a definitive "yes" and the professor I am working with now, on my GP1, Sherry McKay, is a Historian and can't mentor the design thesis. Having some nightmares about getting stuck with some Chair-by-lottery, I send George a semi-frantic email... Apparently, I'm "insane" and he's just been really busy watching Sumo wrestling. Phew! Thesis_Crisis_#142 successfully averted...

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