And as the days tick away, job posting #5 goes up today in the co-op department. Interviews for spring term jobs start next week.
A total of 30 students from universities across Canada were presented with the scholarships by Governor General Roméo LeBlanc at a ceremony held at Rideau Hall. The scholarships were established in 1991 and 1992 to foster a higher awareness in environmental engineering and sciences, as well as encouraging some of Canada's brightest future scientists to pursue studies and careers in those fields.
The awards, each worth $1,500, were established under the Canada Scholarships program of Industry Canada and are sponsored by DuPont Canada.
Ricci is the author of a sensational trilogy: Lives of the Saints (1990), In a Glass House (1993), and Where She Has Gone (1997). Published in nine countries and translated into seven languages, Lives of the Saints won the Governor General's Award, the F. G. Bressani Prize, and the Smithbooks-Books First Novel Award in Canada. In England, Ricci's work was also awarded the Betty Trask Award and the Winifred Holtby Prize. Reviewing Where She Has Gone in Quill & Quire, Stephen Smith describes the work as "a magnificent novel in its own right, beautifully balanced, expertly paced, and executed in a prose that's so sure, so smooth in its operations, so expressive, that it might be said to hum with a natural life."
Ricci's reading is sponsored by the St. Jerome's English Department and the Canada Council.
The director of the fractals project, Ed Vrscay of the applied math department, says he is both pleased and embarrassed about the listing. Only a few days ago, he says, he and his colleagues were lamenting about how badly the page needed cleaning and updating.
In addition to featuring the research at Waterloo on fractal and wavelet approximation methods, the WFCP website includes a "Bragzone", in which fractal researchers around the world have been comparing various fractal compression algorithms, and a "Fractals Repository" of current research papers from sites worldwide. These facilities were created by John Kominek, a former graduate student in computer science who also worked as a researcher in the fractals project.
Among the other UW-based web pages listed by StudyWeb are these:
The career development seminar series continues: tomorrow at 10:30, it's "Interview Skills: Selling Your Skills", to be held in Needles Hall room 1020. The career resource centre on the first floor of NH has more information about the seminars as well as other career development resources.
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