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Monday, June 5, 1995
New vice-president expected
Members of UW's senate have been called for a special, confidential
meeting tonight (7:30 p.m., Needles Hall 3001). What's on the agenda
is a report from the nominating committee for vice-president (university
research), presumably in the form of a proposed name. If there's a
nominee and the senate approves, the name will then go to tomorrow's
regular meeting of the UW board of governors for final approval.
It'll be the first person at UW to hold that particular title. Research
has until now been the province of a "
dean of research", with Gary
Waller of the psychology department currently being the interim dean.
With the new appointment, UW will have
three vice-presidents. There are
already the vice-president (academic) and provost, Jim Kalbfleisch, and
the vice-president (university development), Roger Downer.
Presbyterians meet at UW
The 121st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada is
meeting at UW today through Friday. It's the annual meeting of the
national governing body for one of Canada's major Protestant churches.
The agenda (with the general title Unleashing the Laity) is expected
to be a mixture of administrative matters and church policy positions.
Sederunts, or business meetings, are being held in the Theatre of
the Arts, most mornings and afternoons (and Tuesday and Thursday
evenings). Delegates are staying in Village 1.
An unrelated ecclesiastical note: Westminster United Church, a local
congregation of the United Church of Canada, is holding its Sunday
morning worship at St. Paul's United College this summer, while its own
property becomes a building site. Westminster services begin at 10 a.m.
each Sunday at Wesley Chapel, St. Paul's. Information: 725-3164.
Environment week begins
The theme is "Alternative Forms of Transportation", as the office of
student issues of the
Federation of Students
sponsors Environment Week. Among the events scheduled:
- Film night, from 8:00 tonight in the great hall of the Campus
Centre (films to be announced).
- Celebration of the Earth, Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the
Womyn's Centre. "If you are intrigued by the notion of celebration
and circles . . . everyone is welcome."
- A bike workshop and potluck (now there's a combination) from 11:30
to 2:00 Wednesday in the Environmental Studies courtyard. "Members of
Recycle Cycles will be fixing bikes. There will be live music. Bring your
bike and some yummy food!"
- Information booths in the new section of the Campus Centre, Thursday
from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The UW-created solar car will be on display,
and "local environmentalists will share information about alternative forms
A couple of other announcements
The Campus Recreation Advisory Council is meeting today at
4:30 p.m. in Campus Centrae room 229.
Graphics Express in South Campus Hall has switched to summer hours.
From now through Labour Day, it'll be open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to
8 p.m.; Saturday noon to 4 p.m.; closed Sunday.
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