Promised are jugglers, line dancing, live music, all-beef hot dogs ($1), and "fun, fun, fun". I wouldn't be surprised if the vice-president (university relations), Roger Downer, and the co-chairs of the Community Campaign said a few fast words about how the fund-raising is going. And in previous years, I do seem to remember, there's been cake.
Does that mean Woolstencroft will be doing what deans habitually do on the day of the Community Campaign picnic, namely barbecuing wieners as fast as their little spatulas will go? Maybe so, but as one of the co-chairs of the Campaign (along with Judy McCrae of athletics and retired professor Ted Batke), Woolstencroft already has picnic duties to perform.
Says the memo, in part:
For most faculty and staff, the questionnaire will already contain their employment equity information and merely needs validation by its return with their signature. For others, a new questionnaire will need to be completed. There are clear instructions within the package about what is required.
The Employment Equity information is confidential and we would appreciate your assistance in ensuring that this information does not go astray. We have checked our listings very carefully but do not have accurate information on sabbatical leaves, layoffs, leaves of absence, extended sick leaves, maternity leaves or parental leaves.
If you are aware of individuals who will be away from the workforce for these reasons would you please send the envelopes to them or return the unopened envelopes to the Human Resources Department and provide us with a listing of current home addresses.
Please encourage the faculty, staff and graduate students in your area to complete the survey data. The data will be used to develop an accurate, confidential data base and will assist the University in meeting our obligations under the Provincial Employment Equity Act.
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