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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

  • Hockey Warriors to play Outdoor Classic
  • UWRC cookbook project seeks recipes
  • Meetings, seminars, and other notes
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  • Brandon Sweet
  • Communications and Public Affairs

Hockey Warriors to play Outdoor Classic

A media release from Ontario University Athletics (OUA)

Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and the Hamilton Bulldogs have announced the inaugural OUA Outdoor Classic, featuring two games to be played as part of the 2012 AHL Outdoor Classic, presented by Molson Canadian and Boston Pizza. Ivor Wynne Stadium will play host to the Waterloo Warriors as they take on the Brock Badgers on Sunday, January 22 at 1 p.m. OUA women’s hockey will also be showcased as the UOIT Ridgebacks host the Brock Badgers to kick off OUA Outdoor Classic action on Thursday, January 19 at 3 p.m.

“We’re very excited at the opportunity to partner with OUA for this event,” said Hamilton Bulldogs Owner and Chairman Michael Andlauer. “These games represent exactly what will hopefully be the legacy of the 2012 AHL Outdoor Classic: the celebration of hockey as a sport and game that everyone can enjoy.”

“Ontario University Athletics is extremely grateful to Michael Andlauer and the Hamilton Bulldogs for this opportunity,” said Ward Dilse, OUA Executive Director. “As an organization, we’re always looking to enhance the experience for our student-athletes. Thanks to the Bulldogs and their generosity, these OUA hockey teams will experience a truly Canadian pastime.”

The OUA Outdoor Classic will be a historic event for CIS hockey. Although playing outdoors was common for a few universities prior to World War I, this will be the first time since then that a regular season outdoor game will be played between two Canadian university teams.

“We like playing at home. There’s no doubt about it,” said coach Brian Bourque whose third-place Warriors own an on-campus record of 6-1-1 this season. “But it was too good of an opportunity to turn down and we’re all really excited about the game.”

The matchup between Waterloo and Brock promises to bring great action to the local crowd. After bursting out of the gate with four wins in their first five games of the season and garnering a national ranking, the Warriors were faced with a reality check during a three game losing skid.

So far in 2012 the Warriors have yet to find themselves in the win column but still manage to sit third in the West with an 11-5-3 record. Fourth place Brock sits at .500, and will use the OUA Outdoor Classic to spark momentum as the playoff push approaches. The last time these teams clashed, Brock walked away with a 5-2 win.

Assistant captain of the Warriors Kirt Hill sits second in OUA scoring with 30 points (16g, 14a) and eagerly awaits the Outdoor Classic. “It’s an exciting time for the whole team and a great opportunity to play the game we all love in the great outdoors,” mentioned Hill.

When asked whether or not the Warriors will change their approach to the game Hill responded by saying, “we’ll have to keep it simple while taking in an atmosphere we aren’t accustomed to.”

Tickets for the OUA Outdoor Classic men’s game will be on sale at the Beechwood gate entrance to Ivor Wynne Stadium, beginning at noon on game day. Adult tickets are 10 dollars, while students can gain entry for five dollars.

Advance ticket purchases will be available during Waterloo’s home game on January 14, beginning at 7 p.m. Brock hockey fans can purchase tickets during the Badgers’ home tilt against the York Lions on January 20. All tickets are cash only. Admittance to the OUA Outdoor Classic women’s game is free of charge.

In addition, there is a special offer for University of Waterloo attendees looking for cheaper tickets to the "2012 PepsiCo Alumni/Celebrity Game" that will feature Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs alumni on Friday, January 20 and the "2012 Boston Pizza Steeltown Showdown" between the Hamilton Bulldogs and the Toronto Marlies.

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UWRC cookbook project seeks recipes

The University of Waterloo Recreation Committee (UWRC) is launching a project that deals with a topic of interest to all members of the university community — food.

The "Bring Your Lunch to Work" cookbook project, funded by a special initiatives grant through the Staff Excellence Fund, aims to bring together ideas from across campus about healthy, easy to prepare meal ideas. This project will put together a "bring your lunch to work" cookbook based on recipes submitted by staff members campus-wide. The recreation committee, made up of six volunteers, will administer the project.

"It is our hope that this initiative will motivate staff to try new recipes, to promote conversation with their colleagues, and to make and bring their lunches more frequently," says UWRC member and Centre for Teaching Excellence instructional developer Monica Vesely.

The cookbook will present one recipe for each week of the year that includes ingredient lists, preparation and storage information as well as dietary notes. "We will have a dietician working with us to review the recipes," says Vesely.

Submitting a recipe is as simple as requesting a recipe submission form at UWRC@ Recipe categories include sandwiches and wraps, salads, soups, sweets, and spreads and dips.

"At the bottom of the form, tell us a bit about yourself and be sure to sign the two statements at the bottom of the page," says Vesely. "Recipes will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Recipe writing tips can also be requested at the same email address.

The finished cookbook will include a brief introduction of each contributor, which, according to Vesely, "serves as a stepping stone in UWRC's "getting-to-know-one-another" mandate." Successful contributors will be announced through the UWRC mailing list and web page. There will be a launch event in the spring.

The University of Waterloo Recreation Committee was established in April 2004 to enrich the quality of life of uWaterloo employees and retirees.

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Meetings, seminars, and other notes

The Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (I.B.M.B.) Seminar Series is hosting Prof. Moira Glerum, Department of Biology, University of Waterloo this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. in room C2-361. Professor Glerum will be presenting a seminar on "Metals and Microfluidics: My Adventures with Mitochondria".

The University of Waterloo Sustainability Project (UWSP) is holding two general volunteer meetings on Wednesday, January 18, and Thursday, January 19, at 5:00 p.m. in EV2 2002, and a Volunteer Exhibition will be taking place on Thursday, January 19 between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. in the Student Life Centre multipurpose room.

The next installment of the Education Credit Union's Lunch 'n Learn series takes place on Thursday, January 26 at 12:05 p.m. in the Davis Centre, room 1302. Investment advisor Eva Englehutt of Credential Securities will be delivering a talk on retirement income planning. As always, sandwiches and beverages will be provided by the Education Credit Union. RSVP by Friday, January 20 to reserve a seat at the event by calling 519-772-3050 or sending an email to janinew@ The event is co-sponsored by the University of Waterloo Staff Association.

Nominations are still open for undergraduate student senate positions. Nominations are being requested for the following undergraduate student seats on Senate:

Faculty Seats

  • One student elected by/from the full-time undergraduate students in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, term May 1, 2012 to April 30, 2013.
  • One student elected by/from the full-time undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts, term May 1, 2012 to April 30, 2014.
  • One student elected by/from the full-time undergraduate students in the Faculty of Environment, term May 1, 2012 to April 30, 2014.
  • One student elected by/from the full-time undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science, term May 1, 2012 to April 30, 2014.

At-large Seats

  • One student elected by/from the full-time undergraduate students, term May 1, 2012 to April 30, 2013.
  • One student elected by/from the full-time undergraduate students, term May 1, 2012 to April 30, 2014.

The nomination form is available online. At least five nominators are required in each case. Completed nomination forms should be submitted to the Chief Returning Officer, Secretariat, Needles Hall, Room 3060, no later than 3:30 p.m., Monday, January 23, 2012. Elections, if necessary, will coincide with the annual Federation of Students elections.

Finally, a government campus outreach team will be in the Student Life Centre promoting awareness of the new 30 per cent provincial tuition grant on Wednesday, January 18 as part of a publicity campaign at Ontario universities and colleges. Bookmarks and flyers are already in circulation to promote the tuition rebate.


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Link of the day

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When and where

Renison Used Book Sale continues daily, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., until Thursday, January 19.

Mathematics grad studies info session for undergrads, Tuesday, January 17, 4:30 p.m., MC 2065.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, January 18-25.

Water Institute seminar: Dr. Roland Hall, Department of Biology, University of Waterloo. "Information across broad spatial and temporal scales is important for water resource management: A case study from the Peace-Athabasca Delta." Wednesday, January 18, 11:30 a.m., DC 1302.

UWRC Brown Bag Lunch event "Learning to Soar" featuring holistic lifestyle coach Jeremy Tracey, Tuesday, January 18, 12:00 p.m., NH1116.

UW Biomedical Discussion Group, featuring Dr. Howard Dobson, VP Research and Development, CanCog Technologies, "The Dog as a Natural Model of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Age Related Conditions," Wednesday, January 18, 2:30 p.m., PHY 150.

Chinese New Year at Mudies, Wednesday, January 18, 4:30.

MDEI Student showcase, Wednesday, January 18, 5:00 p.m., Waterloo Stratford Campus.

Mennonite/s Writing in Canada: The First 50 Years lecture series featuring David Waltner-Toews “From A Brotherly Phillippic to Tante Tina to the mysteries of disease, death and transformation: Mennonite reflections on a life of poetry and science,” Wednesday, January 18, Conrad Grebel College Chapel, 7:00 p.m.

Allen Loney, President and CEO of Great West Life lecture, Thursday, January 19, 2:30, DC 1350, reception 3:00 p.m., in Math 3 second floor alcove. Register online by Monday, January 16.

Centre for Career Action Webinar: Writing an A+ resume, Thursday, January 19, 4:30 p.m. Details.

Pension and benefits committee Friday, January 20, 8:30, Needles Hall room 3004.

Engineering Alumni Ski Day, Friday, January 20, Osler Bluff Ski Club, 8:30 a.m.

Knowledge Integration Seminar: My Experience with the Beyond Borders program, featuring speaker Brilé Anderson, Friday, January 20, 2:30 p.m., St. Paul's University College room 105.

Centre for Family Business, based at Conrad Grebel U College , lunch seminar, “What Is CFIB Doing to Assist Family Businesses?” Friday, January 20, 11:00, Bingemans Conference Centre.

Fantastic Alumni, Faculty and Staff Day Saturday, January 21, 1:00 p.m., Physical Activities Complex.

Ecumenical Prayer Service, Sunday, January 22, 7:00 p.m., Notre Dame Chapel. Refreshments to follow.

Official Chinese New Year at Chopsticks, Bon Appetit Monday, January 23, 5:00, featuring a live performance by the Central Ontario Chinese Cultural Centre Lion Dancers.

Drop, No Penalty Period ends January 23.

Volunteer/Internship Fair Tuesday, January 24, 11:00 a.m., Student Life Centre Great Hall.

uWaterloo NYC alumni event, Tuesday, January 24, The Hurricane Club, 360 Park Avenue, New York, New York. Register online.

Noon hour concert, Ben Bolt-Martin, acoustic and electronic solo cello, Wednesday, January 25, 12:30 p.m., Conrad Grebel University College Chapel. Free admission.

Canada's Digital Economy, 49 Pixels Study Wednesday, January 25, 5:30 p.m., Waterloo Stratford Campus.

Centre for Career Action Webinar: Perfecting your interview skills, Wednesday, January 25, 4:30 p.m. Details.

Maintaining Mental Fitness for Life, Thursday, January 26, 12:00 p.m., DC 1304.

Surplus sale of furniture and equipment, Thursday, January 26, 12:30 to 2:00, East Campus Hall.

VeloCity Venture Fund finals, Thursday, January 26, 3:00 p.m., Davis Centre foyer.

uWaterloo alumni networking event in Bermuda, Thursday, January 26, 6:00 p.m., Fairmont Hamilton Princess, Bermuda.

Benjamin Eby lecture with Professor Jim Pankratz "Gandhi and Mennonites in India" Friday, January 27, 7:30 p.m.  Details.

Knowledge Integration Seminar: John Baker, founder, president, and CEO, Desire2Learn, Friday, January 27 2:30 p.m., St. Paul's University College room 105.

AIDS Awareness Fundraiser, Race for Dignity, Saturday, January 28, 9:30 a.m., SLC Great Hall, hosted by UW Dignitas Youth Club.

Petition to the Registrar to Register Late form required after January 31 to become fees arranged.

Dr. Edward Breuer lecture: "Can Jews and Christians be friends?" Tuesday, January 31, 7:30 p.m., Siegfried Hall, St. Jerome's University, free and open to all.

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