WALLIN, DWIVEDI TO RECEIVE HONORARY DEGREES
U of G chancellor Pamela Wallin will receive an honorary degree from the University of Alberta during its June convocation. University professor emeritus O.P. Dwivedi of the Department of Political Science will receive the University of Waterloo's inaugural honorary degree in environmental science.
KUDOS FOR YOUNG ENGINEER
First-year environmental engineering student Rebecca Swabey has been named one of three top undergraduate engineering students in the country by the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation. She will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship next month during the annual general meeting of Engineers Canada in Quebec City.
NATIONAL COACH NAMED
Chris O'Rourke, head coach of the Gryphon men's basketball team, has been named head coach of Canada's men's basketball team for the 25th Summer Universiade, which runs July 1 to 12, 2009, in Belgrade, Serbia.
LA STUDENTS ARE BLOOMING
A group of third-year undergraduate landscape architecture students earned kudos at this year's Canada Blooms Show in Toronto. A garden designed by Danielle Bushore, Jeff Fenske, Daniella Giovanatto, Andrew MacDougald, Catherine Mann, Adam Chamberlin and Matt Sloan received the Outstanding Outdoor Entertainment Area Prize, an honourable mention for universal access and the People's Choice Garden Award. They worked on the design with local landscape architect and Guelph graduate Paul Brydges and Kevin Forestell of Forestell Designed Landscapes.
SWIMMER HEADED TO BEIJING
First-year Gryphon swimmer Samantha Whiteside of New Hamburg has been selected to represent Canada at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Youth Camp in August. The camp brings together more than 400 youth from around the world. She will also participate in the Olympic Torch Relay Aug. 7 in Beijing.
BOOK READY TO LAUNCH
Retired geography professor Fred Dahms will officially launch his new book, Wellington County, May 5 at 7 p.m. at the Bookshelf E-bar.
ARTIST EXHIBITS WORKS
New artworks by Bill MacDonald of Physical Resources are part of a group exhibition called “Continuum” running until May 17 at the Barber Gallery.
RETIREMENT RECEPTION SET
A reception will be held April 30 for Prof. Robert Keates, Molecular and Cellular Biology, who is retiring after more than 30 years at U of G. It runs from 3 to 5 p.m. in the University Club. If you plan to attend, RSVP by April 24 to Laleh Hatefi at email@example.com or Ext. 53362. For more information, visit www.uoguelph.ca/mcb.