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Friday, March 29, 1996
UW salaries over $100,000
This morning UW is making public a list of employees who earned more
than $100,000 in 1995. Most universities are doing the same thing
today; like other public institutions covered by a new Ontario
"sunshine law", they are required to publish a list of names and
salaries by March 31 each year.
There are 52 people who earned more than $100,000 last year, with
president James Downey heading the list. It also includes both
vice-presidents, the eight deans, three of the associate provosts, the
university librarian, the director of computing services, and
The highest salaries on the list, in order:
A brief news release about the salary disclosure quotes Peter Sims,
the Kitchener lawyer who is
chair of UW's board of governors: "The University of Waterloo is a
well-run university with a first-class reputation that brings credit,
academic acclaim and economic growth to our community. The salaries
of the president, senior administrators and professors are
competitive with those in similar positions in Canadian post-secondary
education. . . .
- James Downey, president, $179,770
- Alan George, computer science professor and former provost, $151,117
- Jim Kalbfleisch, vice-president (academic) and provost, $142,678
- James Melvin, chair of the economics department, $139,601
- Phelim Boyle, professor of accountancy, $133,176
- John Waterhouse, professor of accountancy, $127,484
- William Scott, professor of accountancy, $122,311
- Robin Banks, associate provost (academic affairs), $121,831
- Roger Downer, vice-president (university relations), $115,273
"If you want to
attract and keep first-class, capable people then you have to remunerate
The full list of 52 names and salaries (plus taxable benefits) is
through UWinfo under Provost's Office.
Friday at the end of term
For more than a thousand UW students,
and more than a few professors,
it's the last day of
classes -- ever. Lectures for the winter term end today in the
faculties of mathematics and engineering. Now, all that lies ahead
is exams, and then convocation. (Students in the other four faculties
still have classes Monday and Tuesday.)
Among the faculty members who won't be teaching after this term is
John Brzozowski of computer science, and I hear that some of his
admirers showed up at his last lecture yesterday with a posy of
helium balloons to show their appreciation.
Today, across campus, it's Think Summer Day, sponsored by the
Community Campaign, through which staff, faculty and retirees have
supported the university with gifts of almost $3 million over the
past four years. If you see people dressed in what's euphemistically
called "summer casual" today, that would be why.
Music from student ensembles
Performing groups from the
department of music at
Conrad Grebel College are showing their mettle tonight and
tomorrow. This evening at 8, it's the UW Stage Band, performing
"cabaret-style" in the great hall of Conrad Grebel College, with music
by Moe Kaufman, Jim McGrath, Spyro Gyra, Hal Leonard and Duke
Ellington. Tomorrow night at 8, it's the University Choir, whose
concert will be at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in downtown
Kitchener. On the program: Missa Luba, described as
"a mass in Congolese style with tenor soloist and percussion", and
Ariel Ramirez Misa Criolia, "a folk mass based on traditions of
Today and this weekend
who turned math from a "department" into a "faculty" at UW,
will be speaking to
math students and faculty today
(2:30, Math and Computer room 2066) about the early days of mathematics
here. Wonder whether he'll also give a definitive answer about
which of the several candidates held by various old-timers on campus
is the real, the one and only, Pink Tie.
Today from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Festival Room, the dean of
arts hosts a reception for Dean's List
students and the 1996 arts faculty and staff retirees.
Sunday evening in the Humanities Theatre, Shantero Productions
present "A Canadian Tribute to Glenn Miller", the big-band leader who
was responsible for the likes of "String of Pearls" and "Chattanooga
Choo-Choo". A 22-piece orchestra recreates the Miller sound; John
McNab and The Fabulous Moonbeams provide the vocals. Tickets for
the 8 p.. concert are $23.50 (from the Humanities box office, ext. 4908).
Local volunteers wanted
Current requests from the Volunteer Action Centre:
- Human resources committee member -- A literacy program committed
to enhancing self-esteem and social skills requires volunteers with an
interest in the area of human resources to join their committee.
Responsibilities include attending meetings (first Monday of the
month from 6 to 8 p.m.), revising policies and helping to
formulate new policies and performance evaluation procedures.
This position will be of interest to volunteer management, social
work or social development studies students who are considering a
career in the not-for-profit sector. Listing 048-1276.
- Alzheimer Society of K-W volunteer companion -- volunteers in
this unique new program will visit and share activities with a person
with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia. This position will
help to reduce the individual's social isolation and provide
relief for family caregivers and requires caring, compassionate
volunteers. Fifteen hours of training will be provided and a
two-hour-a-week commitment for a year is required. Listing 128-1543.
What's in the Bulletin
I try to balance the serious news with light-hearted stuff in this
Daily Bulletin, but it's hard to know which way to lean. A memo
arrived from a faculty member a couple of days ago, urging me to
banish the "trivia" that he sees here. Readers' comments are welcome.
And as the
public service strike nears its end, have a pleasant weekend of
spring and freedom. . . .
Chris Redmond -- email@example.com
and Public Affairs, University of Waterloo
(519) 888-4567 ext. 3004
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