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Thursday, June 8, 1995
Cold winds blow across Ontario
weather forecast, not an election prediction! But it is indeed
election day in Ontario, with the polls open from 9 a.m. to
8 p.m. in the southern part of the province. Voters living right here
on campus are casting their ballots in the great hall of Village 1.
About international opportunities
student affairs office is working on a project "to improve the
accessibility of information regarding international opportunities" for
UW students. "Studying, working, volunteering, courses, athletics or
any other program which takes students abroad" counts as an
"international opportunity", says Amber Wallace, who's working on
"The first, and now completed, phase involved researching all the
international opportunities at UW," she says. "Within the next year, a
detailed list of all of these opportunities will be available on UWinfo
and at the
Career Resource Centre."
Now, Wallace is coordinating a survey aimed at students "who have
participated in an international opportunity", those "who are interested
in international opportunities", and those "who are not aware of
international opportunities". You can get the survey this week and next
from the turnkey desk in the Student Life Centre (formerly the
Campus Centre), or by
e-mailing her at a2wallac@artscourse.
Or a special booth will be set up on the second floor of the Student Life
Centre on Monday from 10:30 to 12:30 and Tuesday from 2:30 to 4:30.
Workshops on family violence
Workshops on preventing violence in the family are being held today and
tomorrow at Renison College. "We will be exploring dynamic healing
approaches in the treatment of child sexual abuse," says social work
professor Dale Payne. One workshop is on "therapeutic storytelling" for
traumatized children; the other is about the assessment and treatment
of sex offenders. More information: 884-4400 ext. 629.
Also happening this day
A local group is being set up for those interested in
Virtual Reality. The inaugural meeting will be held at 4:30 today
in Davis Centre room 1302.
Bernie Roehl of the electrical and computer
engineering department will give a brief presentation on the current
state of the art and important recent developments in the field. "A brief
summary of the recent Meckler VR conference in San Jose will also be
given," he says. All are welcome.
UW's solar car Midnight Sun III, unveiled yesterday on a much sunnier
day than we have today, will be on display from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in
the Student Life Centre. Information booths are also planned, as
Environment Week ("alternative forms of transportation") continues.
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