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Thursday, March 14, 1996
Reorganization of co-op department
The proposed new structure of the
co-operative education and career services, reported in yesterday's
Gazette, is official now. Bruce Lumsden, director of CECS,
says the plan has had approval from UW's top management and
has been circulated to the staff in the department. The final
version isn't much different from the proposals reported in
Said Lumsden in a March 8 memo to his staff:
Our organizational structure must be responsive to the fluctuations
that occur within and around the University environment. An
unstable economic climate, inefficient deployment of our human
resources, increased emphasis on accountability to our fee-paying
students as well as a firm desire to position our University well
in today's competitive co-op market necessitated this review
and the proposal to restructure the CECS department. . . .
The next step is appointment of the three senior managers who, with
Lumsden, will make up the department's "executive group". The three
will head the new major units that will make up CECS: "field
services", "program services" and "systems and administrative
services". Lumsden said yesterday that he expects to have those
appointments made "in the next few days or so" and that the three
leaders will all come from within the department.
We will be going through some turbulent times as the University
experiences pressures of a magnitude not known to us before. Some
of the traditional structures of the University may in fact change
which no doubt will affect the CECS department.
Art show is opening
"Through the Generosity of Others" opens today at the
in Modern Languages. It's an exhibition of works from UW's permanent
collection -- many of which have been seen over the years on the walls
of various offices and lounges around campus. There will be an informal
opening reception at 4:00 this afternoon in the gallery; all are welcome.
About retirement benefits
A meeting that was announced for today, for people "concerned about health benefits, the early
retirement package and the problems the University has
created for us", has been postponed. It will be held March
21, a week from today, at 4 p.m. in Math and Computer room
4058, says the organizer, John Towler of Renison College.
To talk of many things
- The drama department's cycle of one-act plays in the studio theatre,
Humanities room 180, continues. Today at 12:30 it's "Top Girls", and
at 8 p.m. "Salt Water Moon" and "It's Called the Sugar Plum". Admission is
on a pay-what-you-can basis.
- British architect Peter Salter speaks at 8 p.m. in the Environmental
Studies "green room", in the next of the Arriscraft Lecture series.
- Heather Nova ("with guest Paul McLeod" plays the Bombshelter
- The Student Life Centre today hosts "Casually Yours", a clothing sale for
staff, faculty and students. A portion of sales will go towards Feed the
Children, says Daniel Shipp at the SLC office.
Birthday greetings today
It's a special day for Kay Harrison of computing services.
It'll be her last birthday as a UW staff member, as she's taking
retirement April 1.
Harrison joined the university in 1969 on a part-time basis, and worked
for what was then "office services" in at least 11 different
departments. In 1975 she joined computing services, later moving
to its spinoff, the Computer Store, and last year back to DCS
itself. A goodbye celebration for her is planned at the
University Club on Thursday, March 28, from 4 to 6 p.m. RSVPs go
to Pat Lafranier at ext. 6433, pllafran@dcs1.
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