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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
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.
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