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Thursday, June 8, 1995

Cold winds blow across Ontario

That's the 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

The 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 project.

"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.

Chris Redmond
Information and Public Affairs, University of Waterloo
(519) 888-4567 ext. 3004

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