733
Courses Studied
10
Guiding Concentrations
72
Learning Modules

master’s degree noun

Definition of master’s degree

: the best bowl of porridge you can get at university

A master’s degree is an academic program of study in which you master a specific subject to an advanced level of theoretical understanding and professional proficiency.

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A master’s is neither a well-earned bachelor’s degree in three or more years of being a procrastinating party animal, nor is it a PhD attempting to light a candle with a bazooka.

A master’s is the Goldilocks degree… not too hot and not too cold.

Just as the Earth is ideally positioned in the Goldilocks zone of our Sun’s warmth, a master’s degree is just the right temperature for sustaining life.

In other words… you can actually do something with a master’s degree and I wanted its life sustaining porridge in my belly.

But I didn’t want to specialise in only one specific area.

That’s not who I am and that’s not what the world needs.

I wanted to do something more purposeful… and that master’s degree didn’t exist, so I got to brewing my own bowl of porridge.

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Years of Work
10
Final Projects Undertaken (Being Undertaken)
330
Diplomas Obtained

transdisciplinary adjective

Definition of transdisciplinary

: when a bowl of porridge is no longer a bowl of porridge 

To master a discipline is to attain excellence in a specific field of expertise, but to transcend beyond a discipline is to forge a new type of expertise in the great and terrifying unknown we so often refer to as… thinking outside of the box.

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Mistakenly used interchangeably with interdisciplinary – to employ the knowledge and methods of two or more disciplines – transdisciplinary is best explained by thinking outside of the box of oats from which we are now going to make two bowls of porridge.

One bowl is blueberry porridge and the other is banana porridge, two distinct bowls with two different flavours.

Now, what can be done with them?

An interdisciplinarian might taste a few spoonfuls of each, but, by the interdisciplinarian’s nature, the two bowls would soon be combined together into one bowl of blueberry and banana porridge.

A new bowl of porridge made up of elements of the original two bowls would then exist… but, at the end of this process, you still have a bowl of porridge, which the interdisciplinarian will most likely gobble up.

A transdisciplinarian, on the other hand, would take the bowl of blueberry porridge and combine it with the bowl of banana porridge.

He would do this not solely because he wanted a bigger amount of porridge, but because he is curious to see if dried porridge is strong enough to use as an adhesive to hold together a makeshift cabinet he is constructing.

A cabinet he very much wants to smell like bananas and blueberries.

Now those bowls of porridge have been transformed into something else entirely…

MTA Major 1

Sustainable
Globalisation

5 Concentrations

305 Courses

32 Learning Modules

114 Diplomas

5 Final Projects

102 courses arranged into 8 learning modules

18 diplomas earned

Capstoned in 1 final project

Sustainable Globalisation

60 courses arranged into 6 learning modules

48 diplomas earned

Capstoned in 1 final project

Sustainable Globalisation

41 courses arranged into 5 learning modules

19 diplomas earned

Capstoned in 1 final project

Sustainable Globalisation

60 courses arranged into 6 learning modules

9 diplomas earned

Capstoned in 1 final project

Sustainable Globalisation

42 courses arranged into 6 learning modules

20 diplomas earned

Capstoned in 1 final project

MTA Major 2

Creative
Enterprise

5 Concentrations

428 Courses

38 Learning Modules

216 Diplomas

5 Final Projects

85 courses arranged into 8 learning modules

27 diplomas earned

Capstoned in 1 final project

Creative Enterprise

97 courses arranged into 8 learning modules

37 diplomas earned

Capstoned in 1 final project

Creative Enterprise

69 courses arranged into 10 learning modules

40 diplomas earned

Capstoned in 1 final project

Creative Enterprise

89 courses arranged into 7 learning modules

63 diplomas earned

Capstoned in 1 final project

Creative Enterprise

84 courses arranged into 8 learning modules

49 diplomas earned

Capstoned in 1 final project

I built my own postgraduate education in Sustainable Globalisation and Creative Enterprise so I could…

Become a flexible thinker and proactive problem solver who can always create new opportunities out of the personal, professional and planetary challenges we will all face in the fast-evolving 21st-century.

application noun

: definition coming just as soon as I think of something witty and relevant to write