Tuesday, March 24, 2009

  • UW offers summer programs for children
  • University in search of a provost
  • Other notes from across the campus
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  • Chris Redmond
  • Communications and Public Affairs
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UW offers summer programs for children

March break is over and parents are thinking about summer activities for their kids. So here’s the annual list of children’s camps and similar events that will be happening at UW this summer season. Details are available on the community relations web site.

Arts Computer Experience (ACE): a summer day camp “where children will experience hours of fun while learning exciting and interesting aspects of art, computers, drama and music combined with outdoor activities and swimming.” Open to children ages 7-12 years by December 2009, the camp runs four two-week sessions, June 29 through August 21. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 daily. Cost is $325 to $350 depending on session. Contact: Marsha Wendell, ext. 35939, ace@ watarts.uwaterloo.ca.

Engineering Science Quest (ESQ): a student-run program, now in its 19th year, that “explores new horizons in engineering and science, giving children an opportunity to see, touch, invent, design, create, and experiment.” ESQ has two streams of camp programming: engineering and science camp, and ExXtreme technology camp. Camps offer low instructor/camper ratios and are run in partnership with the faculties of engineering and science. Open to children entering grades 1-9 in fall 2009, camps run weekly from June 29 to August 28, and do operate on holidays. Multiple weeks of programming available for all grade levels. Cost is $212 per five-day week, except $250 for the ExXtreme program. Camp hours are 9:00 to 4:00. Contact: ext. 35239, info@ esq.uwaterloo.ca.

Hildegard Marsden Day Nursery Summer Camp: “This program of fun-filled indoor and outdoor activities emphasizes the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional growth of young children. Activities include science projects, swimming, large and fine motor activities, songs, co-operative games, field trips, and more.” Open to children ages 4 to 6 years; weekly sessions are offered in July and August. Cost is $200 per five-day week; $160 per four-day week. Contact: Stacey Reid or Karen Hinnigen, ext. 35437.

Klemmer Farmhouse Co-operative Nursery Summer Program: “This fun-filled weekly program involves crafts, water play, music, and games combined with field trips and outdoor play programs. Children may register for one or more weeks. Hot lunch and snacks are provided.” Open to children 2 1/2 to 5 years old; hours are 7:30 to 5:30. Cost is $150 per five-day week and $140 per four-day week. Contact: Lori Clayfield, 519-885-5181, klemmer@ watserv1.uwaterloo.ca.

Ontario Mennonite Music Camp: “twelve fun-filled days of Music Camp. Boys and girls (age 12 to 16) with a love for music and all levels of musical ability are welcome. Create lifetime friendships as you participate in choir, instrumental music, individual coaching, drama, swimming, outdoor activities, campfires, field trips, camper-planned chapels, visits by professional artists, and a concert for family and friends. Campers and university-trained counsellors are housed in the UW dormitory rooms of Conrad Grebel University College.” Camp runs August 9-21; cost is $725. Contact: hrturman@ sympatico.ca, ext. 24226.

The listing also includes several academic outreach programs, including a week-long Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students aimed at kids in Grade 11, hosted by the Institute for Quantum Computing; the annual Shad Valley program for top students in grades 11 and 12; and events hosted by Waterloo Unlimited at the Centre for Knowledge Integration.

In addition there are a number of sports opportunities: boys’ volleyball camp, August 19-22; girls’ hockey school (August 10-14 or 11-15); hockey camps between August 4 and September 4; girls’ field hockey camp, August 31 through September 2; girls’ volleyball camp, held July 6-10, 13-17 or 20-24. Again, details are on the community relations web site.

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University in search of a provost

Text of an ad that will appear in tomorrow's Globe and Mail

The University of Waterloo (UW) invites nominations, applications and expressions of interest for the position of Vice-President, Academic & Provost.

Located in the Waterloo Region of Ontario, the University of Waterloo's ambition is to pursue global excellence and to seize opportunities for Canada. The University has developed a reputation for producing leaders of tomorrow through the excellence and relevance of its undergraduate and graduate education delivered through six Faculties (Applied Health Sciences, Arts, Engineering, Environment, Mathematics and Science) and four federated/ affiliated universities and colleges. The University is also home to seven Faculty-based professional schools based within the Faculties (Accounting and Finance, Architecture, International Affairs, Computer Science, Optometry, Pharmacy, and Planning). Outstanding faculty, leading research, highly qualified support staff and excellent students combine to create an environment that encourages creative intellectual work and high achievement. The University, established in 1957, has satellite campuses located in Cambridge and Kitchener, and planned for Stratford and the United Arab Emirates. UW offers its 28,000 full- and part-time students a full range of programs in the humanities and social sciences, as well as in engineering and the natural and mathematical sciences and has the largest post-secondary co-operative education program in the world. Further information can be found at www.uwaterloo.ca.

As a key member of the senior management team, reporting to the President, the Vice-President, Academic & Provost provides leadership in all matters, academic, financial and material, and has particular responsibility for setting and encouraging a high academic standard of scholarly activity within the University. The Vice-President, Academic & Provost is responsible for overseeing and upholding policies and for maintaining the intellectual quality of the University. In particular, the Vice-President, Academic & Provost should foster an environment which promotes excellence in teaching and research. The six Faculty Deans, two Associate Vice-Presidents (Academic and International), four Associate Provosts (Academic & Student Affairs, Human Resources & Student Services, Information Systems & Technology, and Graduate Studies) report to the Vice-President, Academic & Provost, who also carries operational and budgetary authority and responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the University and serves as Vice-Chair of Senate.

The successful candidate for this key position will have strong academic credentials; the ability to lead and inspire; a commitment to innovation and excellence in research, teaching and administration; proven organizational, interpersonal, communication and team-building skills; and planning and budget management acumen.

UW respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, but nominations and expressions of interest are invited from any qualified member of the global community. Also, please see www.hr.uwaterloo.ca.

The initial five-year appointment will commence on July 1, 2009, or as soon as possible thereafter, and may be renewed for a further five years. Consideration of candidates will begin in April. Written nominations, applications, or expressions of interest should be submitted in confidence to Janet Wright & Associates Inc., 174 Bedford Road, Toronto, Ontario M5R 2K9; fax (416) 923-8311, uwprovost@ jwasearch.com.

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[Pink ribbon]Other notes from across the campus

A memo from Anne Jenson in the department of electrical and computer engineering brings word that the people in ECE are holding a “Pink Day” today in honour of a fellow staff member who is having cancer surgery. “We want everyone to come, bring their loonies and toonies and buy a pink ribbon and a treat. We are urging everyone to wear pink on Tuesday.” Proceeds from the event will go to the annual Weekend to End Breast Cancer fund-raiser. “I think we all have been touched by this horrid disease in some way,” the message goes on. “I urge you to participate in this very worthy cause, for a co-worker and friend, or as a tribute to the person you know who has had to deal with this terrible disease.” The idea seems to be spreading — at day's end yesterday I was hearing from other parts of campus that were also planning a Pink Day, and appropriate treats for sale as a fund-raiser.

There’s still room, I’m told, to get in on an “innovation economy” event taking place a week from now. Details and buzzwords: “You care about the economy and Ontario’s role in promoting innovation as an engine for positive change. You’ve got ideas worth sharing and want to know what others think about the way forward in our growing knowledge economy. That’s why you won’t want to miss AgendaCamp Waterloo. TVO’s flagship current affairs program, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, continues its five-city tour exploring the changing nature of Ontario’s regional economies — and the resulting social impact on our communities. The fifth and final of the On the Road specials will focus on Ontario’s innovation economy, and will take place in Waterloo on March 29 and 30. Marrying internet-based social media and face-to-face interaction, the AgendaCamp brings together community leaders, policy makers, members of the public, program guests, anchor Steve Paikin and invited bloggers to problem solve around the major economic issues. Ideas arising from AgendaCamp will be incorporated into the next evening’s live broadcast. To attend AgendaCamp on Sunday, March 29, and the live broadcast of The Agenda with Steve Paikin on Monday, March 30, you must register online. Space is limited.”

[Shot from surveillance camera]The UW police are supporting Waterloo Regional Police in trying to identify the two men in the photo at left, taken during a theft and fraud incident at a local gas bar on February 26. • Applications are due by Wednesday (at the visitors centre in South Campus Hall) for slots as Student Ambassadors for the coming year. • A couple of recent Daily Bulletins referred to the "Environmental Students Society", but in fact the student group in the smallest of UW's six faculties is the Environment Students Society, with no -al suffix.

The Department of Fine Arts reports that it's planning a trip to Berlin during reading week in February 2010. "Course credit is available in Fine Arts, Germanic and Slavic, or History. The trip will include excursions to Dresden and Potsdam. Cost: $2,400. This includes flights, accommodation, breakfasts, coach trips, and most admission fees. For more information, please contact Joan Coutu at jmcoutu@ uwaterloo.ca as soon as possible. First payment is due in mid-September. "


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Link of the day

Ferlinghetti is 90

When and where

‘Turn Off the TV’ book sale outside UW bookstore, South Campus Hall, Tuesday-Wednesday 9:30 to 4:30.

Yume (Peace) Project: folding paper cranes to send to Hiroshima, today and Wednesday, Student Life Centre great hall.

Deloitte Speakers Series presents Michael Malcolm, former UW faculty member, founder of Kaleidescape Inc., “Creating a Technology-Based Company” 11:30, Davis Centre room 1302, reservations e-mail c3hudson@ uwaterloo.ca.

New faculty lunch-and-learn: “Documenting Your Teaching for Tenure and Promotion”, 11:45 a.m., Flex Lab, Dana Porter Library. Details.

Oxford Brookes University, England, information session about master’s programs, hosted by school of planning, 12:00 to 2:00, Environment I courtyard.

End-of-term recitals by UW music students today, Wednesday and March 30, 12:30 p.m., Conrad Grebel UC chapel.

Germanic and Slavic studies presents Simon Richter, University of Pennsylvania, “Reading with Hiccups: Goethe’s ‘Faust’ and the Eco-Linguistics of ‘Here’” 2:00, Tatham Centre room 2218.

Career workshop: “Work Search Strategies” 2:30, Tatham Centre room 1208. Details.

Alumni panel: “Success with an Arts Graduate Degree” 4:30, Tatham Centre room 2218. Details.

Project Ploughshares and Waterloo Public Interest Research Group present Stephen Starr, Physicians for Social Responsibility, “Yes We Can! Banish the Bomb and Avoid Climate Catastrophe” 4:30 p.m., Conrad Grebel UC great hall.

Alumni event in Baltimore: Networking reception 6:00 to 8:00, James Joyce Irish Pub. Details.

Muslim Student Association end-of-term dinner 6:30 p.m., Student Life Centre lower atrium. Details.

Systems design engineering student project showcase, Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Davis Centre foyer.

Career workshops Wednesday: “Career Interest Assessment” 10:30, Tatham Centre room 1113; “All About GMAT” 5:00, TC 2218; “Are You Thinking About an MBA?” 5:30, TC 2218. Details.

PDEng alumni lecture: Edward Drennan and Eric Jelinsky, “Getting Employed: What It Takes During These Challenging Times”, Wednesday 11:30, Davis Centre room 1302.

Smarter Health seminar: Gail Crook, Canadian Health Information Management Association, “The Crucial Role of HIM Professionals on the eHealth Team” Wednesday 3 p.m., Davis Centre room 1302. Details.

Applied complexity and innovation seminar: Brad Bass, University of Toronto, “Revitalizing Central Place Theory”, Wednesday 3:00, University Club. Details.

Reading series at St. Jerome’s University: Camilla Gibb, Giller Prize nominee, Wednesday 4:00 p.m., StJ room 3027.

Waterloo Public Interest Research Group 35th Birthday Bash, Thursday 11:00 to 3:00, great hall, Student Life Centre.

Surplus sale of UW furnishings and equipment Thursday 12:30 to 2:00, East Campus Hall.

Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology program information session Thursday 4:00, 295 Hagey Boulevard. Details.

Fine arts graduating student exhibition, “As the Crow Flies”, opening reception Thursday 5:00 to 8:00, East Campus Hall; exhibition continues through April 10 in Render art gallery.

‘Waterloo Bell — Bell for Kepler’ lecture by artist Royden Rabinowitch, at Institute for Quantum Computing, 475 Wes Graham Way, Thursday 7:00 p.m. Details.

Conrad Grebel University College Bechtel Lectures: Ched Meyers and Elaine Enns, “Restorative Justice and Theology”, March 26 and 27, 7:30 p.m., Grebel great hall. Details.

Federation of Students general meeting Friday 1:00, Student Life Centre great hall. Details.

Sugar and Spice party sponsored by Graduate Student Association to support K-W Outreach Program for children in need, Friday 8 p.m., Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. Details and tickets.

Warrior Weekend activities in the Student Life Centre, Friday and Saturday evenings: movies, food, crafts, dance show, UW Idol. Details.

TD Canada Trust Walter Bean Visiting Professorship: András Szöllösi-Nagy, Unesco, “Water for the 21st Century: Will There Be Any?” March 31, 3:30, Humanities Theatre.

Orchestra @ UWaterloo spring concert, music by Rimsky-Korsakov, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn, April 2, 8:00 p.m., Humanities Theatre. Details.

Winter term classes end Friday, April 3; exams April 8-24. Unofficial winter term grades appear in Quest beginning April 27. Grades become official May 25.

Noel Hynes, retired from UW department of biology, memorial service April 4, 10 a.m., Conrad Grebel Chapel. Guestbook and obituary online.

‘Single and Sexy’ auditions for 2009 production, April 6, 4:00 to 8:00, Humanities Theatre, information ext. 36358.

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