[Keystone Fund logo]

Daily Bulletin

University of Waterloo -- Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Yesterday's Bulletin | Previous days | UWevents | UWinfo home page

Wednesday, April 23, 1997

Many honours at convocation

Nineteen retired staff and faculty members are to receive special honours at next month's convocation ceremonies, and there will be honorary degrees to ten people, including one of the university's pioneers. The names were announced yesterday after getting final approval from the UW senate on Monday night.

To be honoured as "distinguished professor emeritus":

To be named "honorary member of the university": To receive honorary degrees: Val O'Donovan, chief executive of Com Dev Ltd., will be installed as UW's new chancellor, at the Wednesday, May 28, session of convocation. He'll speak that day, as students in applied health studies, environmental studies and independent studies graduate. Other speakers will be Dexter (May 29, arts); Smith (May 30, science); Stanton (May 31, morning, mathematics); and Bergsma (May 31, afternoon, engineering).

The keystone holds it together

Check out the logo at the top of this Bulletin: the lion and the keystone (the architectural feature at the top of a semicircular arch), which together symbolize the new Keystone Fund, being launched today.

It's the new name for the "faculty, staff and retirees annual appeal", which raises money each year for such UW projects as scholarships, bursaries, academic chairs, equipment and library resources. "We felt the need for a new focus," explains Bev Marshman of the applied math department, one of the co-chairs for the Fund. She describes the Keystone name, and the graphic that goes with it, as "something that would symbolize the efforts of faculty, staff and retirees not just for 1997, but for many years to come".

"The keystone is the essential element that holds all the other components of the structure in place and secure," Marshman says. "The committee found this a singularly apt description of the role of faculty and staff, past and present, within our university."

Representatives from each department will help promote the Keystone Fund and are meeting today for an orientation session. Co-chairs along with Marshman are Doug Morton (Davis Centre library), Marg Kerr-Lawson (optometry, retired), and Reg Friesen (chemistry, retired). Watch for the Fund to kick off next month when people across campus will receive their invitation to contribute to their favourite UW projects in 1997-98.

There's no Gazette today

If there were, this is the one-and-only "Positions Available" listing it would have:
Graphic Designer, Graphic Services, USG 8. 1 Year contract, renewable, contingent on funding. Requires a graduate of a recognized post-secondary graphic design program, with practical experience of five years and proven ability to product excellent graphic design. Candidates without full post-secondary credentials will be considered if there is several years of proven success in a fast-paced commercial design environment. Extensive knowledge of design, typography, photography, paper and the print production process. Computer literate, particularly as it relates to QuarkXPress, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Copywriting experience and ability to illustrate would be considered an asset. Capable of handling multiple projects and deadlines. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

The university welcomes and encourages applications from the designated employment equity groups: visible minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and aboriginal people. For more information call ext. 2524.

Happening today and tomorrow

Today is, according to the greeting card racks, Secretaries' Day, an event that hasn't been much recognized at UW in recent years. The University Club has cleverly turned it into "Staff Appreciation Day" and is offering a special "appreciation luncheon" today at $8.95 a head. Bosses who want to treat the crowd can call ext. 4088 to see if there are seats left.

A few spaces are still left for anyone wishing to attend the Sexual Harassment in the Workplace workshop this afternoon from 2 to 4:30 in Math and Computer 4068. It's part of the New Workplace Series of seminars, and a place can be reserved by phoning Tricia Loveday at ext. 2078.

It's also Canada Book Day, and the UW bookstore is offering a 15 per cent discount today on a number of Canadian titles, including Detroit Tigers by the history department's Patrick Harrigan. Also to mark Canada Book Day, Wilfrid Laurier University Press this afternoon presents a talk by Elisabeth Raab about her new book, And Peace Never Came, about her life before, in, and after the Auschwitz concentration camp (2 p.m., Paul Martin Centre, WLU).

Mike Lazaridis of Research in Motion, a UW spinoff firm, speaks this afternoon on "Getting the Web Ready for Wearable Wireless Internet Devices" (3:30, Davis Centre room 1302).

Tomorrow at 11 a.m., graduate student Everton de Oliveira of the computer science department will speak on "Growing Software: An Economic Analysis" (Davis Centre room 1331).

Tomorrow at 12 noon, poet (and retired UW librarian) Rienzi Crusz will read from his latest book, Beatitudes of Ice, in Dana Porter Library room 428.

Advance warning: the UW bookstore, UW Shop, Computer Store and Compuscape will all be closed for year-end inventory this Friday (and Saturday too, those of them that are usually open Saturdays).

Winding up the spring

I'll be away for the next couple of days; my colleague Barbara Elve will be preparing the Daily Bulletin tomorrow and Friday. See you next week.


April 23, 1992: Watbun, the 20-year-old Honeywell computer in the Math Faculty Computing Facility, is turned off forever.

Editor of the Daily Bulletin: Chris Redmond
Information and Public Affairs, University of Waterloo
credmond@watserv1.uwaterloo.ca -- (519) 888-4567 ext. 3004
Comments to the editor | About the Bulletin | Yesterday's Bulletin
Copyright © 1997 University of Waterloo