- OHL veteran joins Warriors hockey team
- What's open and closed these days
- Brandon Sweet
- Communications and Public Affairs
Sporting purple as athletes went for gold: video camera operator Kevin Doerr spent the last few weeks in London covering the 2012 Olympic Games for CTV Southwestern Ontario, something he's done five times since the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.
This time, his partner Lisa Schneider, who works in civil and environmental engineering, sent him off with a Waterloo Engineering t-shirt so he could sport some local colour overseas.
OHL veteran joins Warriors hockey team
The Waterloo men's hockey team has landed one of the top recruits in the country, Colin Behenna who played the past four years with the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).
Behenna of Waterloo, Ont., returns to his hometown to suit up for the black and gold in 2012-13. The 5-foot-8, speedy centreman will quickly fill the void left by Chris Ray (Kelowna) who has been the face of the men's hockey program for the past several years.
Behenna's numbers speak for themselves, tallying a career year with the Colts in 2010-11, notching 88 points (33g, 55a) in just 67 games as an assistant captain. Those 88 points were good for 12th overall in league scoring. He followed up that career year in 2011-12 with 74 points in 61 games played, this time as the captain. Behenna was even labeled as one of the top 10 underrated, overage players in the OHL last season by “The Hockey Writers".
Prior to his OHL playing days, Behenna was a member of the Waterloo Siskins who play in the Midwest Junior Hockey League (MJHL) while his minor hockey was played with the Waterloo Wolves.
“We are very excited to have Colin join the Warrior Hockey program,” commented head coach Brian Bourque. “He exemplifies exactly what we are looking for in a recruit as he is an excellent student, has strong leadership skills, and is a talented player who competes hard in everything he does.”
Behenna will make his Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) debut when the Warriors open up their season at home on Thursday, October 11 against cross-town rivals, Laurier Golden Hawks.
What's open and closed these days
With exams over, the university enters that intersessional interregnum separating the Spring and Fall terms, when it doesn't exactly shut down, but it doesn't exactly run at full tilt, either.
For one thing, it becomes slightly more difficult to grab a coffee on campus, as many food services outlets have changed their hours:
- Brubaker's and the Subway outlet in the Student Life Centre are closed between August 13 and 24, re-opening August 27.
- REVelation in Ron Eydt Village closed its doors Friday, August 10 and will remain closed until Sunday, September 12.
- ML's Diner in Modern Languages is closed from August 13 to September 9, reopening September 10.
- The Williams Fresh Café in Environment 3 is closed from August 13 to September 9, reopening September 10.
- The School of Optometry's Eye Opener is closed from August 13 to 17.
A number of outlets are operating with reduced hours and will be closed weekends, including:
- Browser's in the Dana Porter Library, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday to Friday
- Tim Hortons in the Student Life Centre, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday
- Tim Hortons in the Davis Centre, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday
- Tim Hortons in South Campus Hall, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday
Tim Hortons in Modern Languages is open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Still others are open for now, but will be closing soon:
- Bon Appetit in the Davis Centre will shut its doors on Monday, August 20 and reopen September 5.
- The Student Life Centre Tim Hortons will close from August 27 to 31.
In addition, the Library is operating under intersession hours from August 11 to September 9. Dana Porter is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, and from noon to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The Davis Centre Library is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and from noon to 5:00 p.m. on weekends.
The Physical Activities Complex (PAC) is closed from August 11 to September 4, with the Columbia Icefield facility remaining open Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekends.
Most retail services outlets appear to be open, with the exception of the Media.doc location in the Dana Porter library, which is closed from August 13 to September 3. The Media.doc in EIT has returned to regular operating hours along with the locations in MC and DC, which are open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and closed weekends.
And there's no change at all to some of the university's vital services: the university police (519-888-4911) will be at work around the clock, the Student Life Centre (519–888-4434) will be open 7/24, and the central plant will monitor campus buildings (maintenance emergencies, ext. 33793).
WatIAM downtime tomorrow
WatIAM will be undergoing maintenance on Tuesday, August 14 from 7:00 a.m. to noon, according to Information Systems and Technology (IST).
During that time, the system will be unavailable for users to change their passwords, for new accounts to be created, for account activations to be completed, or SPML queries or calls to be completed in the system. Nor will the search tool be available.
IST reports that myHRinfo, Quest, JobMine, and Waterloo LEARN will be available.
Contact the IST Helpdesk at ext. 84357 with any questions.
Link of the day
When and where
Chemistry Department Seminar Series featuring Prof. Hans Reissig, Institut für Chemie und Biochemie - Organische Chemie, Free University of Berlin, "Samarium Diiodide Induced Cyclizations – Our Way to Strychnine," Monday, August 13, 11:00 a.m., C2-361.
Institute for Computer Research Seminar featuring Dr. Baining Guo, Deputy Managing Director, Microsoft Research Asia, “The Future of Natural User Interaction,” Tuesday, August 14, 2:00 p.m., DC 1302.
UWRC Book Club, "The Sentimentalists" by Johanna Skibsrud, Wednesday, August 15, 12:00 p.m., LIB 407.
Retirement celebration for Judy Richardson, Thursday, August 16, 3:00 p.m., Gage Ave. RSVP to Janet Moser, ext. 32025 or jmoser@ uwaterloo.ca by noon Monday, August 13.
Two Weeks at WATERLOO: A Summer School for Women in Math public lecture featuring Charmaine Dean, Dean of Science, Western University, Historical Trends in Forest Fires: Assessing Insurance and Health Effects," Thursday, August 16, reception from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in DC 1301, lecture from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in DC 1302.
Mathematics Faculty Honeybun Reunion, Saturday, August 18. Details.
CTE656 Getting Started in LEARN, session 0039, Tuesday, August 21, 10:00 a.m., FLEX Lab, LIB 329. Register through myHRinfo.
International Spouses event: "Singin' in the Rain" (with Gene Kelly) Sunday, August 26 at 1:00 p.m. Must pre-register. See website for details.
Fall 2012 Promissory Notes and payments are due August 27.
CTE656 Getting Started in LEARN, session 0040, Wednesday, August 29, 1:00 p.m., FLEX Lab, LIB 329. Register through myHRinfo.
Perspectives on Academic Freedom conference, Tuesday, September 6, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Waterloo Inn. Details.
Weight Watchers At Work registration session Tuesday, September 6, 12:15, PAS 2438, info at ext. 32218.
UWRC Book Club, "Lakeland" by Allan Casey (Region of Waterloo One Book, One Community selection), Wednesday, September 19, 12:00 p.m., LIB 407.