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Tuesday, June 13, 1995

Groundwater partners will meet

The first annual meeting of partners for the Waterloo Centre for Groundwater Research is taking place this weekend at the Waterloo Inn. It brings together researchers from the UW-based centre (an Ontario "centre of excellence") and people from the industrial firms with which it works, as well as consultants and government people.

Friday evening's session includes the judging of 27 "posters" summarizing graduate student work. Saturday, a day-long session includes presentations by UW researchers, including Emil Frind, talking about new trends in the modeling of groundwater phenomena, and David Blowes, speaking on the Canadian mining industry and its impact on groundwater resources.

Information: Leanne Gelsthorpe, communications officer for WCGR, which is patiently waiting for the construction of the Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering, and meanwhile is based in the B. F. Goodrich Building on Columbia Street. She's at ext. 5003, e-mail wcgr@sciborg.

Accounting course shown off

ANITA, "a new introduction to accounting", is an accountancy course developed at UW and given its first trial at UW and at Universite Laval. It's based on a "core concepts" model developed by Karen Pincus, of the University of Southern California, who was at UW June 5 as keynote speaker for a conference about ANITA.

"There's a lot of experimentation with these models," said Jack Hanna of UW's school of accountancy. Some 60 people attended the conference, including 17 from UW and 34 from other Canadian institutions. Among those attending was Gordon H. Copperthwaite, whose $500,000 gift two years ago launched the UW-based Centre for Professional Accounting Education, now named in his honour.

Talking about sexual harassment

The "New Workplace" series, sponsored by the human resources department and the ethical behaviour and human rights office, has a session tomorrow, Thursday, about "sexual harassment in the workplace". There are a couple of last-minute openings for the session; interested faculty and staff should call Marg Letter at ext. 6645 to sign up. The session runs from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

Utility shutdowns are noted

Tonight from 6 to 10 p.m. electrical power (and heating, cooling and ventilation) will be shut off in all of Carl Pollock Hall and Engineering 1. "Computing equipment should be shut down in an orderly fashion," the plant operations department suggests.

Tomorrow, fire standpipes will be out of operation in all of Village I from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for maintenance work.

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

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