A faculty member at UW since 1969, McBoyle has conducted research on climatology and global warming, including the impact of climate change on the skiing industry. He served as chair of his department for a three- year term and has been associate dean (undergraduate studies) on three separate occasions for a total of nearly 10 years. He was one of the first winners of UW's Distinguished Teacher Award.
"His reappointment was recommended unanimously by the Nominating Committee established under UW Policy #45, and was approved earlier this week at meetings of the Senate and the Board Executive Committee," said the memo from president James Downey.
Thompson's current term as dean runs through 1998; the new appointment takes him through June 30, 2001. Only Robin Banks in arts has ever served as long as 11 years as a UW dean.
"Dean Thompson has provided strong leadership to the Faculty of Science through a difficult period," Downey wrote, "and has also contributed significantly at the university level. I am grateful that John is willing to serve an additional term as Dean, and I look forward to working with him."
Two other deans' terms expire in 1998: Jack Kalbfleisch in mathematics and David Burns in engineering. Nominating committees for those two posts are still at work, and a committee is getting organized to seek a successor for Bob Norman, dean of applied health sciences, who has resigned effective August 1.
Keynote speaker at the Waterloo Forum today will be Marius Grinius, director of the Southeast Asia division of the federal department of foreign affairs, who is to talk about Canadian policy challenges in the Asia-Pacific region. His speech begins at 8 p.m. in Conrad Grebel's Great Hall.
"Southern Ontario has a rich diversity of people with expertise and experience in foreign policy issues, and in the Waterloo Forum they will work with government officials and other invited experts to develop specific policy options," says Ernie Regehr, policy and public affairs director for Project Ploughshares, based at Grebel, which organized the event.
"The forum is an important effort to broaden the foreign policy-making process and provide the opportunity for Canadians with a particular stake and interest in Canada's international relations to put their concerns and proposals in front of government."
The Waterloo Forum, one of four parallel sessions to be held across the country, will issue a report to the federal government through the Canadian Centre for Foreign Policy Development. The results of the consultative process will be presented to the government in advance of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit that Canada will host in Vancouver in November.
The Ontario education ministry announced on Friday that the latest restructuring of the high school program in the province is being delayed for a year, to the fall of 1999. Its chief features are a return to "streaming" of grade 9 students, and a reduction from five years of high school education to four. The change means that youngsters entering grade 7 this fall will be the first to go through Ontario secondary schools under the new rules.
Angie Ferguson of the institutional analysis and planning office can tell her co-workers this morning about an achievement some golfers never manage: a hole-in-one. Her feat came on the par 3, 6th hole at Elmira, where she hit a 5-iron from about 155 yards. A spy reports that she apparently didn't actually see the ball drop in the cup, as she had watched it to see that it was headed onto the green, then bent down to pick up her tee. The screams of the rest of her foursome were the first indication she had. Now, people are checking the rosters for the Matthews Golf Classic this Wednesday to see whether she's on their team.
Applied studies students in particular are invited to a presentation this evening at the University Club: "Why should business hire liberal arts students?" The speaker is Nick Culverwell of Andersen Consulting; he'll speak from 6 to 7 p.m., with a wine and cheese reception to follow. Information and RSVP: Christine Woods in the arts special programs office, phone ext. 2119.
June 23, 1976: The Gazette publishes an angry letter purporting to be from the Karl Friedrich Gauss Foundation, maintaining that the great mathematician (1777) is still living and is "the spiritual leader of humankind".
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