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Jeff Toole

Mr. Toole “T-Money” is the English teacher in the Global Perspectives program. He is the “young, hip” teacher of the program, and always jokes around with the class; having a witty comeback for everything. His favorite quotes throughout the semester have been ”Rock and roll” and “Bingo, Bango, Bongo!”. Mr. Toole has fully immersed himself into the Global Perspectives life, as he enjoys working and connecting with engaged students while traveling the world together. T-Money enjoys the projects done in Europe, as well as the Colony to Nationhood presentations. Nonetheless, outside of Global, Mr. Toole has the unique hobbies of being awesome and cashing cheques.When asked what he would do with a limitless credit card, fulfilling his travel itch, Mr. Toole would buy houses all over the world. If Mr. Toole were deserted on a desert island, and could only bring 3 objects, he would bring, #1 a picture of Rock Goddess Liz Phair, #2 a copy of 100 years of solitude, and #3 paper and a pencil.

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Rob Ruttan

Mr. Ruttan or Rob Francis Charles Ruttan is not only the spirituality teacher for the course but the world issues teacher as well. One thing that is most interesting about Mr. Ruttan is that he is also a philosophy teacher. So the three words he had written down as the lesson plan for his two periods suddenly expand into a two hour class discussion. When Mr. Ruttan was asked his age, we were promptly told to go climb a tree. One of our favourite quotes from Mr. Ruttan would be when he was encouraging the class to be pithy and he said that we should “pith all over our work”. When asked what his seven values in life were Mr. Ruttan replied with “Time, family, silence, music, ideas, peacefulness and blue cheese”. Thus, leading us to the discovery that Mr. Ruttan is a blue cheese fanatic and after a short discussion leading Mr. Ruttan to the discovery that people in this world dislike blue cheese. Mr. Ruttan has not only taught us about many different religions and numerous topics in relation to them but he has taught us in a much more enjoyable way for us to learn. One that few of us have experienced before.


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Jamie Babcock

It is hard to find words to explain who Mr. Babcock is. He was born in North Bay, Ontario on an unknown date. Mr. Babcock is known for wearing khaki shorts, phrases such as “Okay Cats” and “There’s more than one way to skin a cat”, and he is also noted for being focused on being physically active. But now it is time to get real about Mr. Babcock. He is one of the most caring and invested teachers I have ever met. To him it does not matter what kind of student you are, he will help you succeed and support you the whole way. He is an amazing English and History teacher; trust me about it, I have had him for both! The best part about Mr. Babcock is how he relates to students and how open he is… and when I say open, I mean OPEN. You will understand this after you get the joyous privilege of hearing his story about the birth of his son and the cone head he had. Mr. B is a relaxed and laid back man, but he will always stand up when he sees something is wrong. He is very well rounded, with years of travelling experience around the world. Mr. Babcock has a beautiful family, his wife Rebecca, son Matt and daughter Ryen, all of whom will be joining us in Germany. I cannot tell you of all the times Mr. Babcock has gone out of his way for me and other students. He is an amazing person in all aspects and one of the most respectable role models I can think of.