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Tuesday, March 31, 1998

  • UW lists $100,000 salaries
  • Summer programs for kids
  • A letter to the editor
  • The events of a summery day
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UW lists $100,000 salaries

UW is issuing a list today -- as Ontario law requires -- of employees who were paid more than $100,000 in 1997. The list contains the names of 90 people at UW, sharply up from 49 in the 1996 list (and 54 in 1995).

It includes the president, two vice-presidents, nine people who were deans during part or all of 1997, the president of St. Jerome's University, the four associate provosts (last year only one of them was on the list), the university librarian, the director of teaching resources, and the medical director of health services, plus 71 faculty members.

It's the third year for the annual ritual of announcing salaries, as required by the Public Service Salary Disclosure Act. Universities, hospitals and government agencies across the province are making similar spreadsheets public this morning.

Heading the UW list is university president James Downey, whose salary is listed at $198,667, plus $1,805 in reportable benefits. Other top salaries, in order, with figures rounded to the nearest dollar:

Among the names not on the list is that of UW's third vice-president, Ian Lithgow, VP (university relations); that could be because he started work at UW part-way through 1997.

A full list should be available this morning from the UW news bureau Web page, and will appear in Wednesday's Gazette.

Summer programs for kids

A list of UW summer programs for children has been prepared by the community relations office:

Arts Computer Experience (ACE)
A summer day camp for children ages seven to 12 years, where the emphasis is on learning while having fun. ACE offers instruction in art, computers, drama and music combined with outdoor games, activities and swimming. The camp runs four two-week sessions throughout July and August, 8:30 - 4:30 daily. Cost is $270 for sessions I, II and IV and $250 for session III (shortened by the Civic holiday). Program begins July 6. Contact: Susan Andrews 888-4567, ext. 2005 or the ACE Director ext. 5939.

Engineering Science Quest (ESQ)
Engineering Science Quest is a member of YES Camps of Canada, winner of the Michael Smith Award for excellence in the promotion of science to young people across Canada. The goal of this UW student-run program is to explore new horizons in engineering and science by giving children an opportunity to see, touch, invent, design, create, and experiment in five distinct camps for children in grades 3-12. Our ExXtreme Camping program for high school students focuses on the world of computers and technology. Camps run weekly from July 6 to August 28 at $150 per week and $175 per week for ExXtreme Camping. Contact Jenny Tapley, Sarah Kerr or Greg Bridgett 888-4567, ext. 5239 or by email at directors@esq.uwaterloo.ca.

Environmental Experience Camps
UW's Heritage Resources Centre (HRC), Faculty of Environmental Studies, will offer weekly summer day camps in July and August. Children ages 8-11 are welcome to come and enjoy the environment in interactive and exciting ways. Promoting young citizens' awareness and participation in community life is a central aim. Day camps run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Children will explore natural and human activity within the Grand River Watershed. The program will include fun activities in water and on the land such as plant & animal exploration and arts & crafts. Projects will reveal our effects on the changing environment around us. Cost is $130 per 5-day week. Contact HRC, 888-4567, ext. 2072.

Hildegard Marsden Day Nursery Summer Camp
A program full of fun outdoor activities with emphasis on the intellectual, physical, social and emotional growth of young children ages 2 1/2 to six years. Activities include science projects, swimming, large and fine motor activities, songs, co-operative games, field trips and much more! The child-staff ratio is eight campers for each childhood educator. Each week offers different trips and activities. Minimum weekly sessions are offered for July and August. Cost is $120 per five-day week; $100 for the four-day week camp. Programs begin on June 29. Contact: Alicia Smith or Tracy Recoskie, 888-4567, ext. 5437.

Klemmer Farmhouse Co-operative Nursery Summer Program
A fun-filled weekly program for children ages 2 1/2 years to six years. Crafts, water play, music and games are combined with field trips and outdoor play programs. Children may register for one or more weeks. Hot lunch and snacks are provided. The child-staff ratio is eight children for each ECE teacher. Cost is $125 per 5-day week and $100 four day week. Contact: Janice Horvath 885-5181.

Ontario Mennonite Music Camp (OMMC)
Are you looking for an exciting camping experience? Then join us for 12 fun-filled days of Music Camp! We welcome boys and girls ages 12 to 16 years with a love for music and some basic music training. Come create lifetime friendships as you participate in choir, instrumental music, private coaching, a musical theatre production, crazy outdoor activities, campfires, field trips, camper planned chapels, concerts by professional artists, and a concert for family and friends. Now in our 15th year, OMMC gladly receives campers from many Christian denominations. Campers and University-trained counselors are housed in the dormitory rooms of Conrad Grebel College located on the UW campus. Aug. 16-28. Cost is $475, plus non-refundable deposit of $25 before June 15, or $50 after June 15. Contact Julia Richards, 885-0220, ext. 226.

Paintin' Place Adventures
A weekly summer program for children ages 2 1/2 to six years. Activities include crafts, music, cooking, sports, field trips, songs and games. The child-staff ratio is eight children for each ECE teacher. Each week offers a new theme and activities. Nutritious lunch and snacks included. Weekly sessions are offered for July and August. Cost is $120 per five-day week; $100 for the four-day week. Contact Kim Cox, 888-4030.

A letter to the editor

I reported Thursday on that evening's exhibition of art by UW engineering students, and Park Reilly, distinguished professor emeritus in the chemical engineering department, was moved to respond, thus:
You endorse, at least to the extent of quoting it, the statement of Alex Pak, "Believe it or not, there are a lot of creative people in engineering at UW." I do not know what excuse Mr. Pak has for making it, but it is of the same nature as a statement that there is no creativity in our fine arts department.

The entire essence of engineering is creativity. How could anyone design a bridge, a fractionating column, a new automobile engine without creativity? Designing a bridge is creating it. Creativity is the very basis of the old saw that an engineer is someone who can do for one dollar what any damn fool can do for two dollars. Now if you want to discuss creativity in the visual arts, that is a different matter; it is a question of definition. Some engineers have it and some have not. If his statement had been, "Believe it or not, there exist many people in engineering at UW who show creativity in the visual arts," it would have been reasonable, though it certainly would not have been hard to believe.

The events of a summery day

The senate finance committee meets this morning (Needles Hall room 3001, 10:30 a.m.) to begin discussions of UW's 1998-99 budget.

The "Films for Awareness" series at Conrad Grebel College continues with a showing of "The Innocent" (12 noon, Grebel room 267).

Lawyer Larry Skoog will be at the Student Life Centre from 4 to 6 p.m. for a workshop on changes in the Ontario Landlord-Tenant Act and how they are likely to affect students. Not too favourably, Skoog says: "This change in the law may encourage some landlords to harass tenants out of their apartments in order to increase rents." The provincial government says the Tenant Protection Act will, in fact, encourage construction of new rental accommodation, which should benefit tenants. Skoog's workshop today is sponsored by the Waterloo Public Interest Research Group.

[Icon] The St. Bede Lecture series continues at Renison College, as the Christian season of Lent moves toward Easter. This evening at 7:30, in the Renison chapel, Darrol Bryant and Michael Bird of the Renison faculty talk on "These Many Faces: Images of Jesus in World Art".

CAR


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