Studies Find Day Care Is Falling Short
The majority of children in day-care programs in Canada are not receiving the stimulation they need for good development of social, language and thinking skills, two new studies involving U of G researchers have found.
Two to Receive Honorary Degrees at Fall Convocation Ceremonies
U of G will award two honorary degrees and about 650 degrees and diplomas during fall convocation ceremonies Oct. 16 to 18 in War Memorial Hall.
Pension Contribution Holiday Approved for Employees
U of G employees will see an increase in their take-home pay this week, following the Board of Governors' decision to waive employee contributions to the University pension plans for a year, beginning with the Oct. 12 pay.
Be a Sport for the United Way
Want to work your way to the top? You can do it for a good cause by signing on with the U of G contingent of United Way supporters who will climb the CN Tower Oct. 22.
Welcoming a New Addition
U of G Workforce Analysis Will Strengthen Employment Equity Efforts on Campus
A recent analysis of U of G's workforce is an important step that will strengthen employment equity efforts on campus, says Pat Case, director of the Human Rights and Equity Office (HREO).
Funding Available for Women's Campus Safety Initiatives
The Women's Campus Safety Initiatives Committee invites creative, innovative proposals from all members of the University of Guelph community to receive support under the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities' annual grant for women's safety initiatives.
Gryphon Club Hall of Fame to Induct Seven
The Gryphon Club Hall of Fame will induct seven new members Oct. 13 during Homecoming Weekend.
Harry Potter to Touch Down at SkyDome
A U of G sessional drama instructor will infuse Toronto's SkyDome with the magic of imagination to kick off the J.K. Rowlings reading of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, as part of the International Festival of Authors.
New Planning Director to Guide Building Program
He's handled building and renovation projects that run the gamut from sports complexes, seniors' homes, schools and municipal buildings to churches, museums, offices and, most recently, the initial restoration of the former Lincoln Country courthouse in St. Catharines, built in 1849.
Callings Author to Speak
The Centre for Families, Work and Well-Being and the Ecumenical Campus Ministry are hosting talks and a workshop by author Gregg Levoy Oct. 27 and 28.
HOPPER LECTURE SET
POVERTY AND HUNGER FOCUS OF WORLD FOOD DAY SESSION
To mark World Food Day, U of G and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank will present a satellite presentation and panel discussion on "Poverty and Hunger: The Tragic Link" Oct. 16 from noon to 2 p.m. in Peter Clark Hall. The video teleconference will feature Amartya Sen, a Nobel Laureate in economics and an expert on hunger alleviation and food security. For more details, call Prof. Eric Beauchamp at Ext. 3239 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
STEPHEN LEWIS KICKS OFF ENVIRONMENTAL SERIES
Stephen Lewis, former Canadian ambassador to the UN, will deliver the first lecture in the Faculty of Environmental Sciences' 2000 Kenneth Hammond Lectures on Environment, Energy and Re- sources. Lewis will discuss "Politics, Resources and the Environment: A Witch's Brew?" Oct. 12. Next up is University of Western Ontario geologist William Fyfe, who explains "Needed New Systems for Truly Sustainable Life Support and a Positive Planetary Experience for All People" Oct. 19. On Oct. 26, the topic is "Water, Population and Environment: Challenges for the 21st Century" with Sandra Postel of the U.S. Global Water Policy Project. Lectures begin at 7 p.m. at War Memorial Hall. Admission is free.
LEADERSHIP AWARDS OFFERED
Applications are being sought for the Gordon Nixon Leadership Awards, established in recognition of 1937 OAC graduate Gordon Nixon for his contributions to student life and fund-raising at U of G. Annual grant funding of $10,000, provided by the Annual Fund, is available to campus-based student organizations to support significant new initiatives that promote student involvement, service and leadership. Application deadline is Oct. 31. Applications are available at firstname.lastname@example.org or the University Centre Info Desk.
FAIR EXPLORES EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADS
Career Services is sponsoring "Beyond Graduation: An Educational Opportunities Fair" Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the University Centre courtyard.