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Monday, May 6, 1996
Co-op employers meet today
Advisory Council, representing employers of co-op students and other
friends of UW in the business world, holds its spring meeting on campus
tonight and tomorrow. Activities start with a reception and dinner, tonight
at the Village 2 conference centre; the dinner speaker will be
co-op math student Carlton O'Flaherty.
Later in the evening Don Hathaway, president of People Tech Inc., will
speak on "Management of Significant Corporate Change".
Tomorrow there will be separate meetings for WAC members interested in
the work of the various faculties, and then briefings from UW officials
about the state of co-op education, the early retirement program,
the university budget, and distance and continuing education.
A couple of meetings today
The engineering faculty council will be meeting at 3:30 in
Carl Pollock Hall room 3385. Among the agenda items is a retooling of
the graduate program in the
management sciences department (its
program is at the master's degree level). Says a memo from Niall Fraser,
associate chair in the department:
Recent limitations on teaching resources make it difficult for us to offer
our graduate courses as frequently as we have in the past. In order to
avoid confusion to students, we have chosen to list in the calendar only
those courses taught yearly as 600-level courses, and list all other
regularly taught courses at the 700-level. The 700-level courses will
be labeled as taught as demand and resources permit.
The International Graduate Student Committee, an offshoot of the
Graduate Student Association, has its first meeting of the spring term
today at noon on the second floor of the Graduate House. "Meetings are
open to any graduate students, and their wives and husbands can
participate as well," writes IGSC chair Claudia Iturriaga. "You can
make suggestions of what you consider international students need, help
organizing events and meet students from other departments."
Volunteers are wanted
The local Volunteer Action Centre is looking for people. . . .
The Volunteer Action Centre is at 742-8610.
- Youth volunteers: "If you are 13 years of age or older, there
are many volunteer opportunities for you. You could help at a fun
centre, a sports camp, or with a dance program. If you are 14 years old
and have Bronze Medallion, you could be involved in aquatics. Interviews
will be held in May and June so call now for more information." Listing
- Weekend interpreter: "This heritage site and art gallery is looking
for friendly volunteers who are able to talk about heritage and the
arts. Volunteers will welcome visitors to the gallery, answer questions,
take class registrations and provide telephone reception. This is a
great opportunity to spend four and a half hours on Saturday or Sunday
afternoons in a unique cultural facility meeting a variety of
people." Listing 150-1312.
Awards announced for convocation
It won't be long until spring convocation -- May 22 through 25 in a
total of five sessions. Announcements have arrived of two of the people
who will be specially honoured this spring.
Winner of the Governor-General's Gold Medal, for highest
achievement on a PhD program, will be Vahid Tarokh, who received his
doctorate in electrical engineering last fall.
Winner of the J. W. Graham Medal in Computing and Innovation, which goes
each year to a Waterloo alumnus, will be William Reeves, a 1974 math
graduate who has done innovative work in computer animation, being
involved in such films as "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan", "Toy Story" and
"Young Sherlock Holmes". He received an Academy Award in 1988 for
the best animated short film.
While he's at UW, Reeves will give an illustrated public lecture about
his work ("Toy Story: Computer Animation Goes to Infinity and
Beyond"), on May 21 at 2:30 in the Theatre of the Arts.
Chris Redmond -- firstname.lastname@example.org
and Public Affairs, University of Waterloo
(519) 888-4567 ext. 3004
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