Posts tagged “Poverty”

Too poor for science

I went to an awesome conference in my subfield a few weeks ago. The location was gorgeous, I got my own room, the talks were all well prepared and about stuff I’m gaga over. There were enough acquaintances attending to feel comfortable and enough new folks to make some useful connections. Plus, the conference sponsors […]

Escaping poverty

I drove through an Indian Reserve on a class trip this weekend. Homes were rundown and ramshackle, with junk piled helter-skelter. I was deeply uncomfortable without knowing exactly why. Then one of my classmates ‘explained’ that the houses looked so bad because the First Nations people of the area owned the houses communally, with no […]