This is one of the reasons academia (and Toronto) is so awesome.
Today we had a going away party for our colleague, Sunne, who has taken a position at the Beijing University. We had some food and socialized, and we also wrote a ‘good bye’ on the chalk board all in our native tongues. In no particular order, you will find: English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Hebrew, Ancient Greek, German, Farsi, Mandarin, and Klingon. Also the equation: . The last two were written by professors.