John and Kay Sweeney
"Several friends of John and Kay" are behind the campaign to raise the half-million dollars, the college says in announcing tonight's dinner and celebration at the Waterloo Inn. Tickets for tonight are $100 a head. John English, UW history professor and retiring Member of Parliament for Kitchener, is chair of the Sweeney Campaign and will speak tonight.
The announcement says that Kay and John Sweeney "embody the ideal Christian family through their service to church, community and country". John Sweeney began his career as a teacher and principal, and became the first director of education for the Waterloo County Separate School Board. From 1975 to 1990 he represented Kitchener-Wilmot in the Ontario legislature, and for part of that time he served as Ontario ministry of community and social services, minister of municipal affairs, and minister of housing. More recently he spend time as planner-in-residence in the UW school of urban and regional planning, and has been chancellor of St. Jerome's. Along with Kay, "a homebody and amateur gardener", he has been involved in service activities and in raising ten children.
He was already a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada when he came to UW's "department of mathematics" in 1962. Later becoming a Fellow of the (original) Royal Society and adding many other honours to his c.v., he retired in 1986 and now ranks as "distinguished professor emeritus".
His mathematical specialty is graph theory -- the field best known to lay people through the famous four-colour problem -- and the event in his honour is a symposium that features six of the world's leading experts in that field, from the United States, England and Denmark. Proceedings begin at 1:30 tomorrow and wind up with a banquet Saturday night. Tutte himself will give the last talk of the symposium, at 3:30 Saturday afternoon; the talks are being given in Davis Centre room 1350.
Tutte's seminar today, for the department of combinatorics and optimization, is on "The Discovery of the 1-Factor Theorem" and will begin at 11:00 in Math and Computer room 5158.
Elections Canada lists these seekers for office (listed here in random order):
Across Canada, the election, now 18 days away, sees almost 19 million Canadians eligible to vote in 301 ridings. The Elections Canada phone number for voters' list information is (800) 463-6868, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Carousel Dance Centre has the second performance of its May concert tonight at 7:00 in the Humanities Theatre.
Tomorrow is the last day for textbook returns at the UW bookstore. And here's a reminder that the store, along with the UW Shop, will be closed this Saturday, as well as Monday, the Victoria Day holiday. (Check tomorrow's Bulletin for information, as much as I have, about what services are and aren't in operation over the long weekend.)
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