Rick Irving's Guestbook Submissions
I remember when I went to my first senate meeting. Rick, Schulich's seasoned representation at Senate, was there. Completely green, I asked, "so, Rick, what am I supposed to do here", expecting some elaborate answer about defending the values of democratic self-governance, the important of academic policy debates and such. Instead, Rick just said, "Well, If you can bring some reason to this madness, you've done your job." It's his brilliant way of helping you without telling you what to do, which I have come to appreciate very much and will continue to seek out. Also, I have since found this particular piece of advice very helpful in a surprisingly broad range of instances.