News in Brief
NEXT ‘RUMOUR MILL' SET
President Alastair Summerlee and provost Maureen Mancuso host their next “Rumour Mill” forum May 28 at noon in Room 103 of the University Centre. The quasi-monthly sessions are designed to give members of the University community a chance to separate fact from fiction when it comes to information circulating around campus. A podcast of the forum will later be available at www.uoguelph.ca/podcast.
TEACHING AND LEARNING CONFERENCE RUNS MAY 15
U of G's 20th annual Teaching and Learning Innovations Conference is May 15 in Rozanski Hall. This year's theme is “Looking Back, Moving Forward.” Questions to be explored are: What did U of G's teaching and learning environment and practices look like 20 years ago? What does higher education look like today? What innovations are being implemented or are just around the corner that will change the university educational landscape? The conference is sponsored by CBS, the College of Management and Economics, Open Learning, the Learning Commons and Teaching Support Services. For program details and registration, visit www.tss.uoguelph.ca/tli/index.cfm.
TV SERIES SET TO DEBUT
The Best Years, a new TV series starring the U of G campus, will make its debut May 22 at 10 p.m. on Global Television. Guelph's walkways and buildings will appear on the small screen as the fictitious university attended by characters in the series. Most of the scenes were shot last fall outside Macdonald Hall, Johnston Hall and OVC and along Winegard Walk. Many U of G students worked as extras in the film. All revenues generated from location fees were used to support students and the campus, ranging from residential programs to dealing with deferred maintenance and making improvements to parking lots.
NOMINATIONS DUE FOR EXEMPLARY STAFF AWARDS
The deadline for nominations for the President's Awards for Exemplary Staff Service is May 31. Terms of reference and nomination forms are available at www.uoguelph.ca/president/exemplaryservice.shtml or from the President's Office on Level 4 of the University Centre. For more information, contact Claire Alexander at Ext. 53098 or email@example.com.
MILLENNIUM FOUNDATION SUPPORT TOPS $30 MILLION
Since 1999, the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation has awarded a total of $30,123,421 in scholarships and bursaries to 9,999 U of G students. The foundation, which was created by the federal government in 1998 to increase access to post-secondary education, has invested some $790 million in Ontario, providing more than $132 million in 2006 alone. Nationwide, it has awarded $2.3 billion in bursaries and scholarships.