Applications were actually being accepted all last week; there was "a good response", says UW provost Jim Kalbfleisch. Applications received January 8 through 12 will be included with the ones that come in by 4:30 today, and they'll all be ranked on a point system (age plus years of service) if by any chance there are so many applications that not everybody can be accepted before the money runs out. The pension fund has set aside $35 million to fund the special early retirement program.
Assuming that the money isn't used up today, applications will be accepted again tomorrow at the human resources office. And so on, day by day, until February 16.
By some time tomorrow, there's expected to be a report on how many eligible people applied for retirement today. Look for news in the Daily Bulletin on Wednesday.
Also on the senate's agenda is the usual range of business, along with reports from Renison College and from the university librarian (about resource sharing among Ontario university libraries).
The University of Waterloo is seeking a Chancellor to succeed Dr. Sylvia Ostry whose term ends April 30, 1997. The new Chancellor will take office in the spring of 1997 for a three-year term. Duties include being a member of the Senate and Board of Governors, presiding at Convocation ceremonies, and chairing the Presidential Nominating/Review Committee.
Any member of the University community/UW alumni is invited to send nominations by March 15, 1996 to Lois Claxton, Secretary of the Chancellor Nominating Committee, University Secretariat. Nominees must be Canadian citizens. Nominations should be accompanied by a resume if possible. All nominations will be treated in confidence.
An "Export Info Night" is scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday) from 4:30 to 5:30 in Davis Centre room 1302; it'll be repeated in the same room Wednesday at 12 noon. Then this Friday and Saturday there will be three seminars that go into the issues in more detail. The Career Resource Centre in Needles Hall has more information and is accepting reservations.
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