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Monday, February 4, 2013



  • New AVP International takes office
  • You are here, or maybe somewhere over there
  • Notes as February gets underway


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  • Brandon Sweet
  • Communications and Public Affairs


New AVP International takes office

Nello Angerilli.Nello Angerilli starts work as the university's new associate vice-president, international today.

The Associate Vice-President, International works with several partners to develop and execute the university's international strategic plan, while leading Waterloo International, the central office created to provide leadership to university’s international activities and to co-ordinate the implementation of our internationalization plans.

Born and raised in Trail, B.C., Angerilli earned a bachelor of science degree and PhD in biological sciences at Simon Fraser University. He lived in Indonesia for 10 years while working on a development project for the university. After returning to Canada in 1999, Angerilli held a number of administrative positions at Simon Fraser, including associate vice-president, students and international. He has been pro-vice-chancellor, student services and international, at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand since 2010.

Angerilli succeeds Jean-Jacques Van Vlasselaer, the interim associate vice-president international. Van Vlasselaer joined Waterloo in 2010 as special adviser to the president, a role that he has continued to fill while leading Waterloo International, and will now be working as senior advisor to the president.


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You are here, or maybe over there

The University of Waterloo's main campus, that is, the area that lies between University Avenue and Bearinger Road and is occupied by academic buildings, residences, the David Johnston Research + Technology Park, and an environmental reserve, is the biggest swath of university property, but by no means is it the only one, as an annual report to the board of governors shows.

As part of the agenda material for tomorrow's meeting, the governors have received a two-page report from its building and properties committee that outlines land owned by the university, and several places where the university leases real estate.

The grand total? 1,112 acres, and 7.9 million square feet of indoor space.

Most of that space sits on the main campus. Traditionally divided into "south" and "north" campuses by Columbia Street, the main campus has a total of 961 acres and 7,330,941 square feet of building area. The campus is home to about 55 major buildings, not counting the buildings in the research and technology park, which are mostly occupied by entities other than the university.

But wait, there's more. The university owns nine pieces of land within a 45-minute drive of the ring road, including:

  • an ecological reserve at Rockwood Gorge near Guelph, 18 acres set aside for environmental research;
  • the Tri-University Library Facility, also known as the Annex, in Guelph;
  • a small research facility in Aberfoyle, south of Guelph, which is currently leased to a biofilter manufacturer;
  • an ecological reserve at Spongey Lake near Baden, west of Kitchener, with 79 acres also used for environmental work;
  • the School of Architecture in downtown Cambridge on Melville Street on the banks of the Grand River;
  • a small parking lot across from the School of Architecture on River Street;
  • the Health Sciences Campus at Victoria and King Streets in Kitchener, built on the old Epton Industries site;
  • a three-acre property on Victoria Street in Kitchener - the former Ontario Seed Company warehouse - acquired in 2005 when the health sciences campus was in development; and
  • the Waterloo Stratford Campus building located at the former CNR railway yard at St. Patrick Street in Stratford.

The land and space that the university leases is even more diverse. In Waterloo, there are the Waterloo Tennis Club courts beside University Stadium on Seagram Drive; parking lot E on Seagram Drive; office space for the Economic Development Program at 145 Columbia Street; the Fire Research Facility at the regional landfill site on Erb Street; the Pavement and Transport Technology Facility, also at the landfill site; office space for the Conrad Centre for Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology in the Accelerator Building at 295 Hagey Boulevard; office space on the seventh floor of Allen Square at 180 King Street South, used by the Faculty of Arts for the Masters of Public Service program; and space in the CIGI Campus used for the Balsillie School of International Affairs.

In Kitchener, there's the current home of the Centre for Extended Learning at 335 Gage Street; the Critical Media Lab at 158 King Street West (formerly the Artery Gallery); medical space in the historic downtown Victoria School; office space for the Alternatives magazine in the old PUC building at 191-195 King Street West; and the VeloCity Garage space in the Communitech Hub, located in the old Lang Tannery building.

Elsewhere in Ontario, there is the Architecture annex at 7 Grad Avenue in Cambridge; a twelfth-floor suite in the MaRS building on Bay Street in downtown Toronto; office space at 6 Wellington Street in Stratford; and the Summit Centre for the Environment on Forbes Hill Drive in Huntsville.

The university's leased space outside of Canada includes studio and office space in Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere Italy, home to the architecture school’s Rome program; a suite in an office building in Shanghai used by the Faculty of Mathematics; and a nineteenth-floor space in the Malahon Centre in the Central District of Hong Kong, home to the recently-opened Hong Kong recruitment office.


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Notes as February gets underway

The University of Waterloo Staff Association (UWSA) is offering three student awards, each valued at $500, and applications are now open. Two are aimed at undergraduate students, and one is being offered to graduate students. One of the undergraduate awards is proudly sponsored and funded by the Education Credit Union. Eligibility requirements are straightforward - the recipient must be a full or part-time student in a degree program at the University of Waterloo and must be either a member of the UWSA, or the spouse, child, grandchild, or dependent of a UWSA member. More details about the undergraduate and graduate awards are available on the UWSA website. The application deadline for the winter 2013 term is Friday, February 15.

The Registrar's Office is reminding students that class enrollment appointments are due this week. Students can check when their enrollment appointment has been assigned in Quest. Students who have already chosen courses but who have decided not to continue at the university are being encouraged to speak to their advisor before withdrawing. An Undergraduate Notice of Withdrawal is required. Once a student's class enrollment appointment has ended, he or she will have to wait until February 11 (open enrollment) to make any course changes in Quest.


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Registrar's Office closure tomorrow

The Registrar’s Office and Student Awards & Financial Aid will be closed on Tuesday, February 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for an office event.

Link of the day

World Cancer Day

When and where

Imaginus Poster Sale, Monday, February 4 to Thursday, February 6, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. on February 6), Student Life Centre Great Hall.

Senate Executive Council meeting, Monday, February 4, 3:30 p.m., NH 3004.

The KW Linux User Group presents "A grassRoots History of the Early Hi-tech Community in KW", Monday, February 4, St. John's Kitchen, 97 Victoria St. North, Kitchener. Details.

Board of Governors meeting, Tuesday, February 5, 1:30 p.m., EIT 3142.

Turkish Students Association presents Turkish Classes at UW, Tuesday, February 5, and Tuesdays thereafter, 5:00 p.m., RCH 106. Details.

MDEI Program Information Session, Wednesday, February 6, 12:00 p.m., Communitech Hub, P2P room. Details.

Noon Hour Concert series featuring the Crusell Trio, "Classical music on original instruments: No valves and not enough keys!" Wednesday, February 6, 12:30 p.m., Conrad Grebel University College Chapel.

The Reading Series at St. Jerome's featuring Anne Michaels, Wednesday, February 6, 4:30 p.m., STJ 3027. Details.

Waterloo Stratford Campus Master Talks, Wednesday, February 6, 7:30 p.m., Stratford Campus.

Gustav Bakos Observatory Tour, Wednesday, February 6, 8:00 p.m., PHY 308

UW Drama Department presents On Love, Wednesday, February 6 to Saturday, February 9, Hagey Hall 180.

Kitchener Public Library Ideas and Issues Lecture Series featuring Professor Gary Bruce, Department of History, "Displaying animals…and humans: The Berlin Zoo in German History," Wednesday, February 6, 12:00 p.m., Forest Heights Community Library, Kitchener.

Visiting Humphrey Professor in Feminist Philosophy talk featuring Anita M. Superson, University of Kentucky, “ The Right to Bodily Autonomy and the Abortion Controversy”, Wednesday, February 6, 12:00 p.m., HH, 373. Details.

Observations and Free Inquiries seminar featuring Hamid Tizhoosh, Systems Design Engineering, "The Myth of Nonviolence," Thursday, February 7, 5:30 p.m., E5 6004. Details.

Deadline for Amit and Meena Chakma Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student nominations, Friday, February 8.

History Speaker Series featuring Prof. Lynne Taylor, associate professor, history department, "“In the Children's Best Interests”: Unaccompanied Children in Germany, 1945-1949,"
Friday, February 8, 1:00-2:00 p.m., Hagey Hall 117. Details.

Conrad Grebel presents Prof. Gerald Gerbrandt, Canadian Mennonite University, "Where the Church Thinks: The Role of the Christian Scholar," Friday, February 8, 7:00 p.m. Details.

FASS presents FASS for President, Thursday, February 7, 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 8, 7:00 p.m., Saturday, February 9, 7:00 p.m. All shows at the Humanities Theatre. Details.

University of Waterloo Chinese Student and Scholars Association (UWCSSA) 2013 Spring Festival Gala, Sunday, February 10, 7:30 p.m., Humanities Theatre. Details.

Town Hall Meeting, Tuesday, February 12, 3:00 p.m., Humanities Theatre.

UWRC Book Club meeting, featuring "The House I Loved" by Tatiana de Rosnay, Wednesday, February 20, 12:00 p.m., LIB 407.

Retirement party for Linda Kieswetter, Wednesday, February 20, 3:30 p.m., University Club. RSVP to Karen Browne, ext. 31743.


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