This afternoon, I am pleased and excited to inform all of you that I have accepted a secondment to Environment Canada during my sabbatical year from July 2012 through June 2013. I will be a visiting scholar at Environment Canada, and hope to be involved in many aspects of their work over the next year. My hope is that this opportunity will provide me with hands-on experience which will improve my research and my teaching – I love teaching environmental policy design and I expect it will be a very valuable experience to participate in it.
Along with all of the challenges of picking up my life and re-locating to Ottawa for a year, there will also be some necessary changes which will affect this blog as well as my Twitter account. Effective immediately, I will have little to no on-line presence, and I will not be posting further updates until after I have returned to the confines of the academy.
Over the past year and a half, I have benefited immensely from the conversations, corrections, arguments, and criticisms which have come through this blog and through Twitter. I have learned more over the past 18 months than I could have imagined when I started this adventure, and for that I am very thankful to each of you.
I hope you will keep my FrogBlog in your bookmarks and Google Reader feeds until my return, as I would like to pick up this conversation with you again then. Somehow, I doubt we’ll have stopped talking about energy and the environment by Canada Day 2013. In the meantime, you can reach me at my personal email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the best,