University of Waterloo
Thursday, May 4, 1995
About the quality of life
A forum has been scheduled for next Wednesday, May 10, to talk about
"quality of life for faculty, staff and students" at Waterloo. It's being
organized by the
working group on quality of life
set up by UW's Commission on Institutional Planning. The forum will run
from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. that day on the third floor of the new
mall wing of the Campus Centre.
People are invited to come and talk about any "aspects of quality of life
they deem relevant, whether positive or negative, specific or general",
an invitation says. The working group is interpreting "quality of life"
to include everything from workload to safety, child care to morale,
counselling to scheduling.
What's happening today
It's the last day to register for the spring term.
Late fees are payable starting tomorrow, the registrar's office says,
at $10 for the first day and $3 for each succeeding day. (The "absolute
last day to register" is June 30, but you'd run up quite a bill in
late fees if you waited that long.)
Heritage Resources Centre in the faculty of environmental studies
has a day-long seminar running today, on "Changes in Ontario Land
Use Law". It's in Davis Centre room 1302.
The Pragma Council, which advises the
school of urban and regional planning, is meeting all day today and
until noon tomorrow. Topic of the spring conference is "Canada: Government
Issues in the 90's and Options for Re-Structuring". Most sessions are in
the Environmental Studies I building, but dinner tonight will be in the
Laurel Room, South Campus Hall. Mississauga's outspoken mayor, Hazel
McCallion, is a "patron" of the Pragma Council and will be the after-dinner
speaker. Student awards and presentations will also follow the meal.
A youth convention of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada brings some
1,200 delegates to the Village 2 conference centre, today through
Satire at the Humanities Theatre
"The Wild Guys", by Andrew Wreggitt and Rebecca Shaw, hits the theatre
at 8:00 tonight, brought to town (from the Vancouver Arts Club Theatre)
by the city's Waterloo Showtime series.
It's described as a "satirical look at men", in particular four men on
a "sensitivity weekend" in the bush.
Tickets are available at 886-2375.
"Four dead in Ohio"
Those of us for whom the shootings at Kent State University were a
landmark event are feeling very old. Sandy Scheuer, Allison Krause,
Jeff Miller and Bill Schroeder died 25 years ago today -- May 4, 1970.
The events of that day have not been forgotten at Kent State itself,
which this week has been holding a big-name symposium on "Legacies of
Protest. Among other
observations at the Ohio campus:
a candlelight vigil overnight, a production of the same play that was
going on at Kent State the week of the shooting, and an
"informal forum with faculty and staff sharing their experiences in
finishing the academic quarter after the May 4 incident led to the
closing of the University". Peter, Paul and Mary perform at Kent
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