STUDENT HOUSING DIRECTOR NAMED
Heather Lane, dean of students at Victoria College, University of
Toronto, has been named director of Student Housing Services, effective
Aug. 20. She succeeds Allan McInnis, who retires Aug. 31 after 28
years at U of G. Lane holds a B.A.Sc. and M.Sc. from Guelph and
a PhD in higher education administration from Bowling Green State
University. At Victoria College, she is responsible for all aspects
of student life outside the classroom, including residence programming,
advising student governments, orientation and judicial and student
activities. She is also secretary/treasurer of the Canadian Association
of College and University Student Services.
MANCINI TO HEAD CENTRE
Bruno Mancini has been
appointed director of the Counselling and Student Development Centre,
effective May 1. This is a new centre, created out of a renewal
exercise in Student Affairs. As director, Mancini will be responsible
for students with disabilities, for personal and psychological counselling
and for the Campus Ministry. He first joined the University in 1979.
FOUR NOMINATED FOR STAFF SEAT ON B OF G
Four members of the University community have been nominated for
a staff seat on Board of Governors. They are Sue Bennett of the
OAC dean's office/library, Virginia Gray of the Office of Open Learning,
John Lynch of Laboratory Services and Michael Mandeville of Physical
Resources. Mail ballots for the election were distributed earlier
this month and must be returned by May 31 to the Board Secretariat
on Level 4 of the University Centre. Results will be considered
by B of G at its June 14 meeting.
NEW SCHEDULE OF DATES EFFECTIVE SUMMER 2002
At the April meeting of Senate, a new schedule of dates was adopted,
which included the elimination of the special schedule classes.
This new schedule of dates does not come into effect until summer
2002, so special schedule classes will continue for both the fall
2001 and winter 2002 semesters. In planning for the new schedule,
departments with special needs such as laboratory assignment, work
groups and lab orientation are invited to contact the office of
the associate vice-president (academic) for assistance. Send e-mail
COU RELEASES REPORTS
The Council of Ontario Universities recently published its biennial
report for 1998 to 2000 and has just released Facts and Figures
2000: A Compendium of Statistics on Ontario Universities. For copies,
call 416-979-2165, Ext. 236, or visit the Web site www.cou.on.ca.
In this issue...
New Frontier in Space Program Opens
Life on Mars is one step closer to reality. U of G officially opened its
Controlled Environment Systems Research Facility May 14 and launched a
new element of the country's space program - sustaining life in deep space.
Study Answers Mystery Deep in Earth
For the first time, researchers - including U of G microbiology professor
Terry Beveridge - have a direct measurement of how life manages to survive
miles beneath the Earth's surface without complex food and air.
Singer, Veterinarian Will Receive Honorary
Canadian singer Burton Cummings and Peter Doherty, the first veterinarian
to win a Nobel Prize, will receive honorary degrees from U of G during
summer convocation ceremonies June 5 to 8. Some 1,887 degrees and diplomas
will also be awarded.
OGS Awards to 135 Students
There will be more graduate scholarship winners on campus next fall, and
they will be a little richer than their predecessors.
2001/2002 NSERC Grants
Robotics Could Help Rehabilitate Injured
Strokes, traffic accidents, sports mishaps - they can all cause injuries
requiring physical therapy and rehabilitation. One of the better ways
of treating these injuries, particularly when limbs are involved, is through
physical therapy requiring patients to repeat a motion or task.
Study to Shed Light on Women's Musical
Women have been involved with music - through singing, performing, composing
- probably since man - and woman - first began banging sticks on stones.
S@GE Camp Welcomes Science Fiction Writer
Award-winning science fiction writer Robert Sawyer is at Guelph this month,
teaching students enrolled in U of G's popular S@GE camp.
Male Victims of Sexual Abuse Sought for
Men who were victims of sexual abuse as children are being sought for
a new groundbreaking study in the Department of Family Relations and Applied