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Monday, July 8, 2013



  • myHRinfo downtime coming Thursday
  • Principal gets extension on assignment
  • Monday's assortment of announcements


  • Editor:
  • Brandon Sweet
  • Communications and Public Affairs


myHRinfo downtime coming Thursday

Human Resources and Information Systems and Technology (IST) will be taking myHRinfo offline on Thursday, July 11 at 4:30 p.m. to support maintenance and regulatory updates.  The downtime will last until Monday, July 15 at 8:30 a.m.

During this period, Users will not be able to login or to make changes to any information using myHRinfo.

Bi-weekly payroll advices for the July 12 pay date will be available for viewing on July 11 until 4:30 p.m.

Anyone requiring additional information is encouraged to contact a member of the HRMS/HR Operations Team:

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Graham Brown, (left) and Larry Swatuk (right) as they greet the Hon. Lloyd Axworthy prior to the 2012 Stanley Knowles Humanitarian Service Lecture.
Principal gets extension on assignment

The Board of Governors of St. Paul's University College has announced that Graham Brown will continue to serve as St. Paul's principal through August 2016.

Brown began his tenure as Principal in 1999.

Pictured above are Graham Brown, (left) and Larry Swatuk (right) as they greet the Hon. Lloyd Axworthy prior to the 2012 Stanley Knowles Humanitarian Service Lecture.

According to a statement released by the university college, under Brown's leadership, St. Paul's "has expanded with the addition of the Graduate Apartment building, a 250 seat lecture theatre and the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre. Dr. Brown has also helped forge a strong partnership between St. Paul’s and the Faculty of Environment resulting in the International Development program and the Environment Living Learning Community.  Other recent initiatives include the recently announced GreenHouse Innovation Community and a strategy to make operations more environmentally sustainable."

St. Paul's board chair Bob Rosehart says the board is looking forward to building upon these and other initiatives and that Brown “has the full confidence of the Board which recognizes the contribution he has made to the University College during his time as Principal.”

For his part, Principal Brown said he is “excited about working with highly talented colleagues on the Board, staff and faculty to complete laying a solid foundation for St. Paul’s future academic role at Waterloo.”


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Monday's assortment of announcements

The Turnkey Desk in the Student Life Centre now has Empire Theatres tickets available for only $7.50 while quantities last. You may wish to use these as soon as possible, given recent announcements.

Human Resources is reporting the retirements of the following faculty members:

  • Adel Sedra, who started at the university in July 2003 as Dean of Engineering;
  • Leonard Enns, who began working in July 1977 at Conrad Grebel University College as a lecturer and who retires as Professor; and
  • Stephen McColl, who started at the university in August 1977 in Kinesiology as an Assistant Professor and ended it as an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems.

Tomorrow you may notice a few more media trucks on campus than usual as shareholders converge for BlackBerry's Annual General Meeting, which will be held at the Humanities Theatre. In particular, the Business News Network and CTV will be setting up an outdoor studio in the Dana Porter quad that will be in operation from the early morning to afternoon. Keep an eye out for power cables and that sort of thing if you're walking through the area. There will likely be vehicles parked on the Ring Road and on the path outside Modern Languages as well.


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Link of the day

The Unsolved Murder of Harry Oakes

When and where

ReLeaf Financial Student Launchpad: Workshop 1 - Create Your Plan, Monday, July 8, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., EV3 4408. Details.

The Centre for Career Action presents Your Social Media Strategy, Tuesday, July 9, 2:00 p.m., TC 1208. Details.

VeloCity Campus Customer Discovery #2: How to Build a Launch Page, Wednesday, July 10, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., EV3 4412. Details.

UW Farm Market, Thursday, July 11, Student Life Centre lower level, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

myHRinfo down for maintenance from Thursday, July 11 at 4:30 p.m. to Monday, July 15 at 8:30 a.m.

"What's Your Problem?" featuring Larry Smith, Thursday, July 11, 4:30 p.m., B1 271. Space is limited. Register and reserve your spot now.


Student Consultation Group - uWaterloo Student Portal, Tuesday, July 16, 12:00 p.m., SSO multipurpose room. Details.

UWRC Book Club featuring ML Stedman's "The Light Between Oceans", Wednesday, July 17, 12:00 p.m., LIB 407.

Weight Watchers At Work series begins Thursday, July 18, 12:00 p.m., PAS 2438. For info call ext. 32012.

UW Farm Market, Thursday, July 18, SLC lower level, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

UWSA special general meeting, Tuesday, July 23, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., PHY 145. Details.

UW Farm Market, Thursday, July 25, SLC lower level, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

VeloCity Demo Day and Venture Fund Finals, Thursday, July 25, 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., SLC Great Hall.

ChemEd 2013 conference, Sunday, July 28 to Thursday, August 1. Details.

WatRISQ seminar featuring Roger Lee, associate professor of mathematics, University of Chicago, "Variance Swaps on Time-Changed Markov Processes," Monday, July 29, 4:00 p.m., M3 3127.

Spring Term lectures end, Tuesday, July 30 (which is a Monday class schedule).

Pre-examination study days, Wednesday, July 31 to Monday, August 5.

Civic Holiday, Monday, August 5, university closed.

Drop, Penalty 2 Period ends, Monday, August 5.

3rd Annual Conference on Quantum Cryptography, Monday, August 5 to Friday, August 9, Institute for Quantum Computing. Details.

On-campus examinations begin, Tuesday, August 6.

Online class examination days, Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10.

Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students, Monday, August 12 to Friday, August 16, Institute for Quantum Computing. Details.


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