Staff of the Campus Bookstore have been providing food and water to a pair of Canada geese nesting in foliage alongside the patio outside their windows on the lower level of the CAW Student Centre.
They have dubbed the female “Lucy” and keep an eye on her as she roosts atop a clutch of eggs.
“She’s pretty sweet,” says book buyer Jackie Imeson. “You can tell she’s going to make a good mother by how she cares for those eggs.”
Imeson says several of her co-workers have taken to bringing out fresh water and food, and cleaning up the birds’ waste. They have joked about holding contests to predict a hatch date and even to name the chicks.
“We already know we’ll be calling the first one Ryan,” she says. “Ryan Gosling.”