The bulk of the money, more than $10.2 million, comes in "operating" grants for faculty members and University Research Fellows. There are also half a dozen "infrastructure grants", including $264,000 to support the general work of the Institute for Computer Research, and more than $2 million in equipment grants.
Detailed information on this year's NSERC results have been sent across campus by the UW office of research, which has something else to celebrate this week: a new Web page, accessible through UWinfo. Among the many things it provides is a link to the Community of Science, a massive American database of researchers and their interests.
Bob Byron, LiberalCandidates in Waterloo North, as well as Kitchener and Kitchener-Wilmot ridings, have been invited to a public meeting in UW's Theatre of the Arts this Wednesday, May 31, at 12 noon. UW's Federation of Students, and counterpart groups at Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College, are sponsoring the event.
Sandra Kryn, Family Coalition Party
Hugh Miller, New Democratic Party
Blaine Watson, Natural Law Party
Elizabeth Witmer, Progressive Conservative
And let me apologize to Michele Mosca, the valedictorian on behalf of science students, to whom I referred in the feminine gender in Friday's Daily Bulletin. "Michele Mosca is very much a male," says one of the several people who promptly advised me of my error. "He is also the recipient of the Alumni Gold Medal in mathematics." I also heard from Mosca himself: "It's certainly not the first time someone has assumed that I'm female," he understandingly said. (As a "Chris", I've had the same thing happen to me more than once.)
At both convocation sessions on Saturday, graduands were introduced and received their degrees three at a time, the same as had been done experimentally on Thursday. The tradition has been two at a time for bachelor's degrees, but convocations have been getting pretty long, and it looks as though three at a time will be standard from now on.
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