TOWN HALL MEETING TO DISCUSS MASTER PLAN
The Campus Master Plan Advisory Committee invites the University
community to attend a town hall meeting Feb. 28 at noon in Peter
Clark. This is the committee's second such meeting and will include
a presentation on a working paper completed by the University's
consultants. The paper is a summary of work in progress and includes
an assessment of campus physical systems, a draft list of planning
principles, and explorations or planning concepts that illustrate
possible responses to the issues raised during the consultation
process last fall. This information will be available on the Web
and at the library.
FINAL UW TALLY TOPS GOAL
The United Way 2001 campus campaign collected a total of $267,540
to support local charities, says campus co-chair Prof. Bev Kay,
Land Resource Science. "Givings exceeded our goal by a whopping
nine per cent. Thanks to everyone for helping to make the fundraising
drive so successful."
Former U of G chancellor Pauline McGibbon was remembered at a memorial
service Jan. 31 at the Arboretum. McGibbon, who served U of G from
1977 to 1983, died Dec. 14 at age 91. Offering tributes to the former
Ontario lieutenant-governor were president Mordechai Rozanski; former
academic vice-president Howard Clark; Ken Murray, former chair of
Board of Governors; former College of Arts dean Murdo MacKinnon;
and student senator Kendra Holliday.
TALKS TO FOCUS ON EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
Teaching Support Services, the Office of Open Learning and McGraw-Hill
Ryerson are hosting an educational technology conference Feb. 22
and 23 in the Thornbrough Building. The theme is "Student Success:
Learning With Technology." For more information, visit the
Web site www.open.uoguelph.ca/edtech.
WINTER BREAK SET
This year's winter semester break runs Feb. 18 to 22. Classes will
resume Feb. 25.
OLDTIMERS HOCKEY TOURNEY FEB. 21 AND 22 ON CAMPUS
U of G will host the 25th annual University Oldtimers Faculty and
Staff Hockey Tournament Feb. 21 and 22. The tournament will also
feature teams from Lakehead, York, McGill, Wilfrid Laurier and Waterloo.
Thursday's games run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the gold rink.
Friday's games are in the red rink, beginning at 9 a.m. and wrapping
up with the final at 2 p.m. For more information, call Prof. Rich
Moccia at Ext. 6216.
In this issue...
Guelph to Offer One of Canada's Largest
U of G's ongoing efforts to attract the most talented students have received
a major boost with the creation of one of the largest doctoral scholarships
CFI Awards $18M to U of G Research
U of G received more than $18 million - its largest-ever allocation -
from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Jan. 30.
Renowned Scientists, Author to Receive
Renowned U.S. scientist Stephen Jay Gould, author Barry Callaghan and
biologist William Costerton will receive honorary degrees at winter convocation
Feb. 20 and 21.
University Celebration Marks Chancellor's
Music, banners, hundreds of red and gold balloons and a giant cake were
all part of U of G's Jan. 29 celebration of chancellor Lincoln Alexander's
Informal Meetings to Discuss Campus
Informal meetings over coffee and muffins are being held across campus
to provide information on the community campaign and answer individual
questions from faculty, staff and students.
OAC Dean Launches International Advisory
New OAC dean Craig Pearson is making good on his promise to "set
big goals in short time frames" for the college.
Sweden's Former PM to Chair Council
OAC's international advisory council will be chaired by Ola Ullsten, a
former prime minister of Sweden who received an honorary doctorate from
Guelph in 1999.
New Committee to Focus on Information
U of G is organizing its first-ever campus-wide consultative committee
for recommending policy and strategic directions regarding the use of
Applications Rise, Guelph-Humber
Applications to the University of Guelph are up nearly 24 per cent this
year, with the number of secondary students making Guelph their first
choice increasing by more than 15 per cent, according to figures released
last week by the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC).
Archives Find Home in Library
The archival records for CCL: Canadian Children's Literature, which
recently celebrated its 100th issue and its 25th year of publication at
Guelph, will soon be available for research and viewing in the reading
room of the U of G Library's archival and special collections section.