I’m including a disclaimer as part of my blog because I think that it’s important and responsible to be as forthcoming as possible about my affiliations as the author of a public/professional blog.
Disclaimers communicate information that is pertinent to both the creator and the reader of a blog. While the creator (at least in part) provides this information to avoid any serious confusion or misunderstanding about the relationship of the blog’s contents to the organization(s) with which the creator is associated, the reader (at least in part) may interpret the disclaimer as a ‘guide to reading’ that helps to put the blog’s content in perspective.
So, here is my disclaimer:
The postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent the positions, strategies, or opinions of any of the institutions with which I am affiliated, including the University of Waterloo and the University of Western Ontario.