Friday July 23, 2004
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Here is a third listing of faculty members who have gone on sabbatical leave as of July 1, and what they're going to do with their months free of teaching and administrative work. The summaries are taken from reports to the UW board of governors, which has to approve all sabbaticals.
Patrick Harrigan of history is taking a six-month sabbatical: "I will be interviewing for and then writing a commissioned article-length history of the Canadian Council of Deans and Administrators of Physical Education Faculties. This is part of my larger History of the Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union, funded by SSHRC."
Laura Johnson of planning is also taking six months: "I will complete a monograph on the social, labour force, and employment policy impacts of home-based telework. In particular, I will address the issue of involuntary telework; an estimated 40% of Canada's teleworkers work at home at their employer's initiative. I will rely on a combination of data from my ongoing SSHRC-funded case study of telework in one large, financial sector workplace, and other available data."
Trudi Bunting (right) of geography and planning will take two six-month sabbaticals -- July through December this year and again in 2005: "The proposed research concerns the need for urban intensification. The leave will support my on-going SSHRC-supported research on suburban and peripheral growth in Canadian metropolitan areas. There are three levels of investigation: identifying and explaining growth trends, 1971-2001; detailing and classifying different outward growth patterns in five case-study CMAs; assessing current policy against real-world observed trends."
Brian Hendley of philosophy, a former dean of arts, will be on sabbatical for six months: "I plan to situate John Dewey's 'radical pragmatism' in the context of classical and contemporary American pragmatism and use it to explain his views on education, ethics, inquiry, and the formation of a democratic community. The study will conclude with my own thoughts on education and society, the culmination of a long career of blending academic theory and practice at Waterloo."
Keith Hipel of systems design engineering will take a six-month sabbatical: "Research will be pursued for advancing the concept of multiple participant decision making as a fundamental characteristic within and across complex adaptive systems. Specific research topics include preference modelling, ethical value systems, developing new solution concepts and related policies for defining how decision makers may behave under conflict, and applying these methodologies to the conflict of values arising over the proposed export of water in bulk quantities from Canada."
On this week's list from the human resources department:
Longer descriptions are available on the HR web site.
Next week, students at Waterloo and Laurier will show their enthusiasm for the environment and the community by helping to clean them up. The event, called Get Up! Clean Up! was planned by UW's Federation of Students and Wilfrid Laurier University's Students' Union. It takes place Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m.
The event was first held in March when 25 students pitched in to help other members of the community clean up the streets and yards around Keats Way. The area that WLUSU and the UW Feds are targeting on Tuesday is bounded by Columbia, Albert, University, and Lester. The City of Waterloo has provided garbage pickers, bags, and gloves.
This event has generated interest from both the Sugarbush Neighbourhood Association, in which the area lies, and city councillor Mark Whaley, who has offered himself as a volunteer. FEDS and WLUSU will be hosting a barbecue immediately after the event with prizes and gifts for the volunteers.
For more information contact Becky Wroe, FEDS President, at ext. 2478 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
"The last day to file an Intention to Graduate form is August 1, 2004, for students expecting to graduate at fall convocation, October 23," says a memo from the registrar's office.
"If you submitted an Intent for spring convocation but were unable to fulfil degree requirements, you must submit a new Intention to Graduate form for fall 2004.
"The address to which convocation information will be mailed is the 'mailing' address recorded in Quest. Please note that this is the address to which diplomas will be mailed for students who do not attend the ceremony. (Graduate studies: mailing is to the 'home' address after convocation, or 'mailing' address if no 'home' address exists.)
"Ceremonies for applied health sciences and arts begin at 10 a.m.; engineering, environmental studies, indepeendent studies, mathematics and science begin at 2 p.m."
This notice comes from Wish Leonard, manager of resource sharing at the UW Library. Dana Porter Library will be open 24 hours a day from Monday, July 26, 8 a.m. to Saturday, August 14 at midnight, closing only from 3 to 8 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays for systems maintenance. Dana Porter is currently open from 8 a.m. till midnight; the extended hours are to accommodate students studying for exams. “For the past two terms we had extended the building hours at the Davis Library to be open 24 hours with a closing on Sunday mornings to allow for system maintenance,” Leonard says. “Since Davis is closed this term we decided to keep Porter Library open. This is somewhat more complex as Porter is a much larger library, and we had to accommodate two closures for system maintenance. We have found that many students do use these extended hours to study and appreciate the security the Library offers.”
The UW Recreation Committee has tickets for the musical comedy Nunsense at Theatre Cambridge on Saturday, July 31, at 8 p.m. For those unfamiliar with the play here’s a teaser from the theatre’s website: “Convent cook Sister Julia (Child of God) has accidentally poisoned 52 of her fellow sisters with a botulism-laced vichyssoise. The surviving nuns have only enough cash to bury 48 of their dearly departed; the other four are in the freezer. Nunsense is a benefit variety concert staged by the Little Sisters of Hoboken to raise money for a proper burial for the 'frozen four' before the health inspector comes.” You can reserve tickets at $24.50 per person (that’s $5 less than the box-office price) by emailing UWRC@admmail.uwaterloo.ca no later than Tuesday, July 27.
Here’s a reminder that Saturday will be the last day for first-time students to enroll. Open enrolment begins July 26. Details are at the Registrar’s Office.