The Murgatroyd Diary and Resources

Deep Thoughts from The North and More Serious Materials



Author, imagineer and creative consultant, Stephen was Dean of the School of Business at Athabasca University and creator of the world's first online MBA. A prolific writer, frequent broadcaster and keynote speaker, Stephen lives and works from a base in Edmonton, Alberta.

Putting Students Before the Test: Mental Health, PISA and the Testing Madness

The evidence is clear. The pandemic had a significant and substantive impact on the well-being of students of school age in Canada and around the world. A meta-analysis of the impact of social isolation shows that it leads to increased... Continue Reading →

Back and It’s 2022

Music and Me For the last few years I have made a point of exploring lesser-known classical music. As someone who listens to a lot of music every single day – I am a writer and music is simply part... Continue Reading →

May 2021

May 7th Let’s take a walk around the world and see what is happening… Fishermen from France are at odds with Jersey and have been blockading the port of  St Hellier’s  – a British protectorate. They are upset with license... Continue Reading →

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April 2021

Still on restrained movement, still experiencing COVID in the community, still struggling to make sense...

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MARCH 2021

Vaccines, herd immunity, building back better - are we any nearer to normal?

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February 2021

Well Trump is out but not down and change is everywhere.

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January 2021

A new year, new hope, new challenges. Everyone says 2020 was a really strange year...let's hope 2021 is an improvement...

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December 2020

What a year! As it comes to a close, we capture key experiences and events...

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November 2020

Well its the strange season in the US - a time of hope, fear and worry...

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