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Thursday, January 30, 1997

Conference talks about links

Links among science, technology, law and business will be explored at a two-day conference hosted by UW's faculty of science starting this morning.

The third annual Science/Technology and Business/Law Partnerships conference deals with innovation and technology transfer, the knowledge-based economy's educational challenges, financing technological innovations from prototype to product, and intellectual property management. The themes will be addressed by technical and legal experts, business professionals, academics and students.

"As technological developments are introduced at an ever-increasing pace, there is a strong demand for individuals with a depth of understanding of both science and its implementation in the world of business and government," says biology professor Morton Globus, one of the conference organizers.

Several speakers from the corporate world will be joined by Jim Brox of UW's economics department, Melanie Campbell of optometry, John Cherry of earth sciences and Larry Smith of economics. Scott Carson, dean of business at Wilfrid Laurier University, will also speak. Two panel discussions will involve students from UW and Syracuse University. Topics are "Strategies for Positioning Yourself in the Knowledge-Based Economy" and "International Lure of Technology-Based Careers."

UW president James Downey will speak at the conference banquet tonight at the Waterloo Inn. Most conference sessions will be taking place in Davis Centre room 1302.

Service remembers Gary Buckley

The registrar's office invites all faculty, staff and retirees to a memorial service for Gary Buckley, former assistant registrar, who died September 19 after a long battle with cancer.

The memorial service will be held Friday beginning at 3:30 in Siegfried Hall, St. Jerome's College.

A memorial fund has been established in Buckley's name, and donations can be sent to the development office, South Campus Hall. A tree will be planted in his memory in the spring. More information: Pat Kalyn in the registrar's office, ext. 2264.

The library buys a system

The libraries of UW, Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Guelph have finally signed a contract for a new system that will include catalogues, circulation records and other data for all three libraries. Says an announcement from UW chief librarian Murray Shepherd:

"On January 28th, the Tri-University Libraries and Endeavor Information Systems concluded their negotiations and signed the licensing agreement to purchase the Voyager Library System for the three University Libraries. This milestone means that we can begin to implement Voyager almost immediately.

"By early February, the Voyager software will be mounted on a server at the University of Waterloo and testing of the system can begin. As with the installation of any major system, there are a number of projects and steps that need to take place before we can go 'live'. The Project Implementation Team (Linda Cracknell, Mark Haslett, Dave Kibble, George Loney, Linda Teather) will have a schedule of milestones available in the next few weeks. . . .

"We want to thank all of the members of the three library staffs for their support, efforts and patience during the evaluation, selection and negotiation process over the past 20 months. This contract strengthens the Tri University Libraries initiative. We are now positioned to enable comprehensive delivery of shared resources and services to our user community."

Staff training sessions coming

The winter "Get Up and Grow" brochure from the staff training and development program should be along any day, says Tricia Loveday in the human resources department. She draws attention to a few features of interest: The brochure will be sent to staff members individually, along with information about how to register for training sessions.

On Vanessa Redgrave's birthday

The education ministry has given UW $50,000 again this year "to continue our efforts to provide a safer campus environment", says UW safety director Kevin Stewart. Proposals for use of the funds are due at Stewart's office by February 14, and will be reviewed by the personal safety committee. Among the criteria: "To continue to improve safety on campus through support for the programs dealing with women's safety, sexual harassment and violence against women."

An open house about the Student Information Systems Project will be held tomorrow from 10 a.m. to noon in Math and Computer room 4020. The key audience: faculty advisors, department secretaries, managers in academic support areas.

Lorna Marsden, president of Wilfrid Laurier University, has been named president of York University effective July 1. Before coming to WLU, Marsden was a Liberal member of the Senate of Canada; before that, a sociology professor.

The UW staff association has announced the date for its open meeting about staff salary issues: Monday, March 3. The meeting will be held at noon hour in the Humanities Theatre.


January 30, 1970: Biologist George Wald of Harvard University gives the first Hagey Lecture.

Editor of the Daily Bulletin: Chris Redmond
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