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Monday, June 12, 1995

It's Bike to Work Week

Downtown dignitaries are getting into the act, with "a mayoral ride" from Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital to Kitchener City Hall this morning. Among the sponsors of Bike to Work Week is the Waterloo Public Interest Research Group, WPIRG, whence Al Revesz writes with this note: "Employers are encouraged to make available safe storage, changing facilities, and relaxed dress codes for participants during the week."

The party's 19 days away

The celebration of Canada's 128th birthday, that is -- the Canada Day parade, music, rejoicings and fireworks on UW's north campus. "This is your chance to be part of K-W's largest Canada Day celebration," says Alex Johnson of UW's community relations office. "Volunteers are needed in all areas, so come out and paint a face or judge the Olympics this July 1. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to wish Canada a happy birthday." For more information, you can call Eric Sutherland, student chair of the event, at ext. 6265 or e-mail esutherl@undergrad.math.

Events this summer week

Elderhostel sessions at Conrad Grebel College began yesterday, as did a research conference sponsored by the Institute for Improvement in Quality and Productivity (Sunday through Wednesday in Village 2).

"The Web as a Cultural Phenomenon" is the title of a talk scheduled for Wednesday: Prabhakar Ragde of the computer science department is the speaker, and the Computer Science Club is the audience. Time: 3:30 p.m. Place: Math and Computer room 4040.

Says Ragde's abstract: "This talk will not discuss HTML syntax, tell you how to use a WWW browser, or give a list of cool URLs. So what's left? Only some loosely-structured reflections on what the growing popularity of the Web says about the people (from hackers to novices) who currently use it, and what the implications might be for general society. The talk will take a cautiously optimistic tone, and should be accessible to the interested layperson."

Thursday night, "A Canadian Tribute to Glenn Miller" comes to the Humanities Theatre. Tickets: 888-4908.

And a note from graphic services

The copy centre in the Dana Porter Library will be closing early today, at 6 p.m. Evening service is available as usual at the Davis Centre and at Graphics Express in South Campus Hall.

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

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