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#19582

OMG: There is one factor holding UW back from joining the ranks of renowned universities such as MIT and Harvard: the size of our blackboard chalk.

Size matters.

10 comments

  1. No. There are many more factors.

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  2. I'm sensing a reference to Walter Lewin and his ability to draw perfectly dashed lines with large diameter chalk in one swooping motion...

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  3. Waterloo is the MIT of the north in terms of the opportunity here for serious though

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  4. Most of the kids here are as smart as those at MIT. We just don't have the money or international prestige.

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    1. nope, waterloo is like 7th IN CANADA

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  5. Macleans ranks us 2nd or 3rd. But the metric is skewed against us imo because our arts program is taken seriously. Waterloo has a bigger pmath program (and hence we have more classes) than UofT and for academic math only UofT can even claim to be in competitive league.

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    1. TIL i should've gone to lakehead for pmath - big fish in small pond and all that

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    2. only a fool would value the Macleans rankings, look at QS or World University rankings.

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  6. The only people who think UW is MIT caliber are UW students... go figure.

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  7. I don't understand. Is the chalk here too... small? But I like thin chalk better. Thick chalk is awkward for the hand and often develops large flat areas at the head, which make it difficult to write neatly. This chalk is much better. As for length, the longer pieces tend to break anyway, so medium length is ideal for me.

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