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Tuesday, March 19, 1996
Four distinguished teachers
The 1996 winners of UW's
Teacher Award were announced at last night's meeting of the UW senate
meeting. And here they are:
It's the 21st spring that DTAs have been awarded; presentations will
come at the May convocation ceremonies.
News is coming soon
UW president James Downey told the senate meeting that there will
be an announcement "before the week is out" about restructuring of UW's
Several top appointments will be
necessary because of the retirement of one vice-president and
all four associate
provosts; a fifth associate provost was not replaced when his term ended
more than a year ago. And several senior department heads are leaving
Downey is expected to announce what positions are being created and
which departments will be responsible to them; then applications will
be invited for the senior posts.
On another matter, Downey said an announcement would come March 29
about UW staff and faculty with high salaries. Under
"sunshine" law passed in November, public sector
institutions have to make public the names and salaries of everyone
who earns more than $100,000 a year. Most Ontario universities will
be issuing the information for 1995 on the morning of March 29.
Fees ready for approval
The board of governors executive committee meets this afternoon,
getting ready for the April 2 board meeting, and will see a proposal
for 1996-97 tuition fees. Highlights:
Next fall, undergraduate students in engineering would be paying $2,019 per
term in tuition and co-op fees; those in regular arts programs in most
faculties, $1,468 per term.
- An increase of 19.8 per cent in undergraduate fees.
- No increase in the co-op fee.
- An increase of 23.8 per cent in fees for Canadian graduate
- A reduction in the fee for foreign "visa" graduate students, to
$4,000 per term for full-time students.
The year of the comet
Hyakutake is on its way to the vicinity of earth, and some
astronomers expect it to provide a more spectacular show
than Halley's Comet a decade ago. The
astronomy and astrophysics group
in UW's physics department is making the most of the occasion, with
special tours scheduled for next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at
Students vote for senators
vote later this month for an undergraduate representative on the
UW senate; see the details in tomorrow's Gazette or through UWinfo
And across campus, there's going to be a re-vote for two student
senator positions as the result of "irregularities at a number of
polling stations" when the original vote was held last month.
Up for grabs is a seat representing arts students and one representing
undergraduate students at large. Again, the information is in tomorrow's
UWinfo under "Secretariat".
Two lectures given today
- Nancy Mandell of York University's Centre for Feminist Research
speaks today on "Juggling Multiple Roles: Work and Family Demands". She's
brought to UW by the "committee on issues of gender and inclusivity"
of the faculty of applied health sciences. The talk starts at 3 p.m.
in Davis Centre room 1304.
- The St. Bede Lectures continue at Renison College; tonight at
7:30, Renison principal Gail Cuthbert Brandt speaks on "Living the
Faith in East Asia".
Chris Redmond -- firstname.lastname@example.org
and Public Affairs, University of Waterloo
(519) 888-4567 ext. 3004
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