Wednesday, July 28, 2004
Chinese consul-general Chen Xiaoling met with Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty in February.
The meeting is scheduled for 10:30 this morning at the University Club, says a media advisory from the UW media relations office.
Accompanying the delegation, it says, will be Chen Xiaoling, consul general of the People's Republic of China, and two consular staff, along with Leslie Marchant and Philip Wong, from the Government of Ontario, and Richard Ling, from the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais.
The province of Ontario and Jiangsu Province (which has a population of more than 65 million) enjoy a special relationship, developed over the past two decades as a result of a twinning agreement signed in 1985. In recognition of the strong linkages that have been established, the provincial government organized a special luncheon for the delegation in Toronto yesterday, and the Lieutenant Governor held a dinner last night at Queen's Park.
UW has also forged strong ties with Jiangsu Province. Geography professor Geoffrey Wall has worked extensively in Jiangsu -- an economically booming area inland from Shanghai, centred on the historic city of Nanjing -- and currently holds a $3.9 million Canadian International Development contract for the "Ecoplan" project. Involving collaboration with Nanjing and Dalian Universities and the department of land, environment and resources in nearby Hainan province, Ecoplan is a program "to help Chinese coastal communities manage substantial development pressure".
As well, Renison College has a continuing working relationship with the Jiangsu education department. Last October, the college's English Language Institute welcomed the first group of 29 post-secondary teachers from Jiangsu for an eight-week training session.
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Architecture student thesis exhibition, today through August
4, Environmental Studies II.
Pre-departure meeting for students going on work term in the United States with CDS sponsorship agency, 4:30, Tatham Centre room 2218 (or tomorrow 9:30 a.m., same place). Meeting for students going to the US with other sponsorship agencies, Thursday 4:30. Meeting for students going to other countries for fall work term, Thursday 2:30, with follow-up meeting August 5.
Certificate in University Teaching research paper presentations, Thursday 10 a.m., Math and Computer room 5158.
Shad Valley program open house, Thursday 1:30 to 4:30, Conrad Grebel University College great hall.
Mathcad Symposium with presentations on the use of Mathcad in various disciplines, Thursday 1 to 5 p.m., Davis Centre room 1301, details online.
Spiritual Heritage Education Network presents Meenakshi Bauri, "Consciousness from a Different Perspective", Thursday 7 p.m., Math and Computer room 4021.
Alumni night at Tennis Masters Canada, Thursday 7 p.m., Rexall Centre, York University, details online.
We welcomed 64 donors from the Engineering faculty, and 72 from Math. Since the start of the Engineering vs Math challenge last fall, the Math faculty has contributed 131 donations, with Engineering coming in at 105 donations. Amazing results -- and very appreciated by all of us at Canadian Blood Services.
The summer is a time when blood donations traditionally drop, while the demand for blood remains constant. Canadian Blood Services is encouraging Canadians to give blood regularly. By giving blood, you will help ensure there is an adequate supply of blood and blood products for those who may need it this summer.
Many thanks to Nancy O'Neil, Co-ordinator, Bookings SLC, for her continued support of the blood program. As usual, the students working the Turnkey Desk during the clinic were a great help -- we couldn't have done it without you.
While only about 3.5 per cent of eligible Canadians donate blood, every minute of every day someone in Canada needs blood. If you are, or have been a donor or a recipient, you know the importance a donation can make to the life of someone in need. That need is increasing every year. Hospital demand for blood is increasing annually due to the increase in the number of patients being treated, the aging population, more aggressive medical procedures and an increase in complex surgeries.
The next donor clinics will be held in the SLC from Monday, October 25, until Friday, October 29. Anyone who donated at the July clinics will be eligible to donate again at that time. We look forward to seeing you then!
Longer descriptions are available on the HR web site. As always, "The university welcomes and encourages applications from the designated employment equity groups: visible minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and aboriginal people."