“We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to excercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.” -Max de Pree
This quote has reminded me of how important it is to preserve space where people can come to reflect and heal from every day stresses and problems. It also makes me happy to say that McMaster is located by such a nice stretch of land as Cootes Paradise because when stress begins to overwhelm me I go for a stroll through Cootes and all is calm. We need to continue to preserve spaces such as this and limit construction especially near areas where eco systems are so diverse and unique. -Vanja S.