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Thursday, May 9, 1996

It's going to be dirtier

Individual offices will be cleaned only once a week from now on, says Tom Galloway, UW's manager of custodial services. The change chiefly means that wastebaskets won't be emptied every night. And that, Galloway suggests, means that people shouldn't plan to leave food waste in their office trash.

Cleaning will still be done every night in classrooms, lunchrooms and common work areas, Galloway said.

The change is the result of staff cuts: the custodial section of the plant operations department is losing 17 people to the early retirement program.

Money for wireless technology

A five-year gift to UW from Ericsson Communications Canada is being announced today, at a noon event in Toronto and a 5 p.m. event back at UW. The money is being given, says the UW news bureau in an advance announcement, "to establish a wireless engineering graduate program for wireless-technology research".

Ontario premier Mike Harris is expected to be on hand at the Toronto event in the Sutton Place Hotel, along with dignitaries from Ericsson and UW. Back on campus, the 5 p.m. launch event is to take place in the Davis Centre lounge.

Everybody's blood is needed

"I just got back from the blood donor clinic," a faculty member said in a note to me last week, "and traffic there is very slow this morning." Blood is needed just about all the time, as the Red Cross maintains its blood bank to cope with scheduled surgery and unexpected trauma.

There are occasional special clinics on campus, but you can donate blood any week and just about any day. Current schedule, according to the local branch of the Red Cross:

The permanent clinic is at 186 King Street North in Waterloo. "Phone 744-6110 to check on how busy they are," my correspondent suggests.

There's a special clinic set for next Wednesday, May 15, from 1:30 to 8 p.m. at the Rink in the Park, on Seagram Drive.

The usual Red Cross caveats apply: bring identification, be prepared to answer some questions, eat within four hours before you come.

Conference on child development

The Ninth Biennial UW Conference on Child Development, sponsored by the psychology department, begins today, with some 150 delegates expected at the Village II conference centre.

Keynote speaker today is Robert Cairns of the University of North Carolina, talking (Village II great hall at 4 p.m.) on "Attachment at 30 Years". Tomorrow's speaker (same place and time) is David Olson of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, on "Writing and the Mind: How Literacy Affects Cognitive Development". Many other papers are also on the program, including (according to a quick count) 20 with authors or co-authors from UW.

There's a reception tonight, and a banquet Friday night at the University Club.

And some final notes

Andre Chang and Debra Richardson, chairpeople (is "chairpeople" a word?) for the Math Grad Committee, send this note:
Are you in math and planning to graduate in 1997? Do you want a bunch of strangers to control what becomes of your final year? The Math Grad Committee is holding an organizational meeting (today) at 4:30 pm, in MC 4064.
They can be reached at mgc@undergrad.math.

The WATMIMS group in the management sciences department has what's described as "an Agile Manufacturing Workshop" set for next Wednesday. WATMIMS is Waterloo Management of Integrated Manufacturing Systems, and Agile Manufacturing apparently means what it sounds like. Topics for the workshop include "lean manufacturing", "manufacturing flexibility", "just-in-time sequencing", and "alignment of expectations for effective manufacturing". Wednesday's event will be held at the Valhalla Inn in Kitchener; information is available at ext. 4519, e-mail sjtucker@mimstar.watstar.

Chris Redmond -- credmond@watserv1.uwaterloo.ca
Information and Public Affairs, University of Waterloo
(519) 888-4567 ext. 3004

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