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Young professor looking chipper in the 1950s

Humour Matters – The dangers of LPS (Long-term Professor Syndrome)

I knew I was in trouble when I considered becoming a public intellectual. Maybe it was all those university seminars on media outreach, filled with useful tips on simplifying your ideas, staying on message, and targeting relevant audiences. Or, maybe it was the e-mails I receive, surprisingly frequently, from people across the country asking me obscure questions about Canadian history – wanting me to settle bar bets, peruse documents on family history, or suggest leads on anachronistic municipal policies in