The $1.8 million Campaign for Renison, carried on as part of Campaign Waterloo, was the college's first major fund-raising drive since the 1960s. "In recognition of the essential nature of the needs being addressed, our donors have provided overwhelming support," said the principal. "This achievement has allowed Renison to make substantial improvements and additions to the university's classroom, library and residential facilities with no draw on the public purse." Renison built an entire new wing containing a larger chapel, dining hall and kitchen complex.
The college's administrative wing houses an enlarged library, which is the repository for UW's collections related to social development studies, East Asian studies and Anglicanism, as well as a new seminar room. In addition, two wheelchair-accessible classrooms, an elevator for the physically disabled, and two new student lounges have been constructed.
Alumni and outside friends provided much of the funding, but so did faculty, staff and students. For example, Renison students endorsed a voluntary fee assessment of $25 per term through which they will donate a total of $100,000 to the campaign over a five-year period.
The grants program fosters innovations in teaching through technology developments. The program is part of a donation by the Bank of Montreal to support learning technologies development at the University. Researchers are invited to submit proposals. . . . A four-page (paper) application form is available from the Associate Director, Learning Technologies, TRACE, MC 4055, to whom completed applications should be sent. . . . Applications must be received in the TRACE Office by July 1 for the summer competition.More information? Poterski is at trace@watserv1. Tom Carey, associate director (learning technologies) in TRACE, is at tcarey@watserv1, phone ext. 6054.
Towards the bottom of my "Canadian Universities" page, one of the pointers goes to "Canadian Universities Online News", which is maintained at the University of Western Ontario. Check out that one and you'll see links to -- for example -- the much respected newspaper Au fil des evenements at Universite Laval in Quebec City, and to news releases from such places as Carleton, Alberta and Guelph. Or you can click all the way back to this Daily Bulletin.
If you're interested in news specifically from Waterloo, though, the route to follow is to go back to the UWinfo home page and click "News". The UW News page has links not just to the Bulletin, the Gazette and the news bureau's news releases, but also Imprint, MathNews and (in season) the athletics department's scoreboard.
And it has a direct pointer to a page about the Special Early Retirement Program, which my office has been maintaining as a convenient source of information about who's leaving and the multi-million-dollar program that's helping them go. That page can be found at http://www.adm.uwaterloo.ca:80/infoipa/early.html.
I noticed a car entering campus this morning with the Ontario licence plate ETHICS. Wonder whether it's a UW person (but I've never seen it before, so perhaps not) or a visitor. . . .
Marie Michael, who was UW's first demonstrator in chemistry, died on Thursday. "Many thousands of students went through first-year chemistry labs under her sympathetic care," writes Reg Friesen, assistant dean of science. Since her retirement she's continued to be a keen supporter of the university.
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