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Thursday, April 24, 1997

Elections and enumeration

Enumerators for Elections Canada visited UW housing between April 10 and 16 to compile a permanent voters list, but may have missed some residents. A package of information containing a mail-in registration form should have been left by enumerators at each residence at which there was no response.

"I know they didn't hit everyone, because I live on campus and I wasn't done," said Leanne O'Donnell, residence life director for the housing department. As well, she has spoken with other staff living on campus who were missed by enumerators.

The procedure differed from last time, said O'Donnell, when dons were sworn in and paid by Elections Canada to conduct the count.

Anyone missed this time is advised to phone Elections Canada at 1-800-463-6868 for information. An eligible voter's name can be added to the list during the revision period, at the advance poll or at the regular poll.

Founders event is planned

UW's early movers and shakers will be honoured at the 40th Anniversary Founders Celebration on Tuesday, May 27, with a lecture by history professor Dr. Kenneth McLaughlin, "The Unconventional Founding of an Unconventional University," based on research he conducted for a history of the institution.

A plaque will be unveiled to pay tribute to the founders who, "faced with formidable circumstances, but unwilling to be daunted by them...were seized by the opportunity to organize a new university with programs which could respond to Canada's present and future needs and do it quickly," according to the invitation which is being sent to those who served on the board of governors from 1957 to 1962.

Now that exams are ending

Exams end today--with a sigh of relief for students and mountains of marking for their instructors. For university libraries, intersession hours begin today and continue through May 19.

Dana Porter is open today from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Davis Centre from 8 a.m. to midnight. Hours for Friday at both libraries are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and both are closed this weekend.

Next week, from April 28 to May 2, both libraries are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and closed the weekend of May 3 and 4. From May 5 to 8, Dana Porter is open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., with Davis Centre open from 8 a.m. to midnight. On Friday, May 9, hours at Dana Porter are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., with Davis Centre remaining open to 11 p.m. Both libraries are open the weekend of May 10 and 11, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Weekday hours for May 12 to 16 are from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Dana Porter, with Davis Centre open to midnight. On Friday, both libraries close an hour earlier. Both are open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the weekend of May 17 and 18.

The University Map and Design Library's hours for the next couple of weeks are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is closed the weekends of April 26 and 27, and May 3 and 4, and open May 17 and 18 from 1 to 5 p.m.

All libraries are closed on Victoria Day, May 19.

Graphics surveys its users

Take a few minutes to let graphic services know if it's doing a good job, and you could win a dinner for two. The carrot is "courtesy of our sponsor, The Document Company Xerox", which will spring for the meal at one of the area's finer restaurants, we are told.

"Our goals are to serve our customers well, in a variety of locations, meeting needs for creative materials in the best possible manner," says Colette Nevin, the department's new marketing manager. "We want to know your goals and whether we meet them with our services."

Copies of the survey are available through the graphic services pages on UWinfo, or by phoning ext. 6172 for a printed version. The new deadline for submission of surveys is Friday, May 9, with the dinner draw held on Monday, May 12.

Other announcements

"Lunch for the soul" is on the menu for a reading by poet Rienzi Crusz today at noon in the Dana Porter conference room 428. The retired UW librarian will read from his latest book, Beatitudes of Ice, and the audience is invited to bring lunch.

It's inventory time for the UW Shop, Bookstore, Computer Store and Compuscape tomorrow and Saturday. The stores will be closed both days.

Intrigued by Botrytis a.k.a. the Noble Rot? Find out more a month from today at the Niagara Wine Tour, sponsored by the UW staff association. In addition to the bus tour and wine tasting, the event offers a picnic lunch and barbecue supper. To reserve a space, contact Pat Martin at ext. 3566.

Spring football camp starts today, marking the beginning of the conference season at Ron Eydt Village. A busy conference schedule this summer includes bookings for the Ontario Folk Dance Camp, the 1997 World Horseshoe Pitchers Tournament, the Waterloo Busker Carnival, and the Fourth Conference on Finite Fields.

Barbara Elve

April 24, 1996: The senate finance committee meets, and hears that for the first time the parking department will be expected to make a profit for UW.

Editor of the Daily Bulletin: Chris Redmond
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