News in Brief
INTERIM DIRECTORS NAMED
John Cassidy, manager of distance education and DE learning technologies, has agreed to serve as interim director of the Office of Open Learning following the retirement of Virginia Gray after more than 35 years at U of G. Prof. Steve Lynch, Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM), has been appointed interim HTM director following the appointment of Prof. Marion Joppe to a University Research Chair.
U OF G HOSTS PROVINCIAL, NATIONAL VP MEETINGS
U of G is hosting meetings of the Ontario Council of Academic Vice-Presidents and the National Association of Vice-Presidents, Academic, this week. During their stay, participants will tour the new science complex and attend a dinner designed by local cookbook author and Canadian food activist Anita Stewart. The menu features foods that have been developed through research at U of G, from the Yukon Gold potato to maple syrup ribbon ice cream.
GO ENG GIRL RUNS OCT. 13
U of G is one of 15 Ontario universities hosting a free one-day event for girls in grades 7 to 10 and their parents to showcase career opportunities in engineering and to encourage young women's interest in the field. Go ENG Girl runs Oct. 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 1307 of the Thornbrough Building. For more information, visit www.ospe.on.ca/goenggirl.
FORUM TO BE PODCAST
As part of the Masai Project: For Africa, for AIDS, for Hope, U of G is hosting a free public forum featuring doctors and volunteers who have worked on the front lines in Africa Oct. 10 at 5:30 p.m. in OVC's Lifetime Learning Centre. A podcast of the forum will be available on U of G's website next week. In addition, U of G students have launched the Masai Project College Challenge, with the seven colleges challenging each other to donate funds to the initiative.
FROM LAB TO MARKETPLACE
U of G is taking part in a conference aimed at moving food-related research from the lab to the marketplace. “Research to Receptors” is a three-part series organized by MaRS Landing in co-operation with C4 and the Golden Horseshoe Biosciences Network. The inaugural series includes a session in Guelph Oct. 11 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Springfield Golf and Country Club.
GUELPH GRAD TO SPEAK ON CAREER ADVANCEMENT
Professional speaker Dave Howlett, a 1981 B.Sc. graduate of U of G, will present “Knocking Down Silos,” a seminar on career advancement, Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in War Memorial Hall. Registration is required at Ext. 53170 or email@example.com. Monetary and food donations will be accepted, with all proceeds going to the Central Student Association food bank.