[updated June 21, 2016]
"break-the-ice" w.r.t. communication
JH will 'break the ice' with a short powerpoint presentation '120 second bio' telling you
a bit about where he was born and schooled, and the positions he had before coming to McGill.
On each subsequent class, one student will tell the rest of us a bit about him/herself. The main purpose is to
give you some practice in presentation skills, but starting with material where you are the expert and
where the focus and eyes will less on you and more on what pictures you show us.
On the first day, we will make a schedule of who will introduce her/himself when.
Possible ways for you to present yourself might be (a)
1 or 2 digital photos: e.g. from a
vacation or trip, or family, or showing the country/region/place you come from, etc. etc.
or (b) some items from your facebook or a similar social-networking site!
Putting the items into a presentation package is also a way to get familiar with Powerpoint, or
-- BETTER STILL --
with statisticians' favourite presentation tool: the
Beamer class in
LateX. Indeed, to start you off here is a useful Beamer link }