News in Brief
A GREEN CHALLENGE
U of G students, staff and faculty are encouraged to find greener ways to get to campus as part of this year's Commuter Challenge, a nationwide week-long event that runs during National Environment Week June 1 to 7. The campaign aims to reduce the number of single-occupancy vehicles driven to work by encouraging people to take public transportation, car-pool, walk, bike or Rollerblade. Both the city and the University will be awarding prizes. To register, visit www.commuterchallenge.ca, type “Guelph” into the “Community” box and list your workplace as U of G. Hard-copy log sheets will also be distributed to departments across campus.
Following recent natural disasters in China, Myanmar and the United States, members of the University community are reminded that counselling services are always available to help students and employees, including during times of global distress. These services include Counselling Services at Ext. 53244, the Multi-Faith Resource Team at Ext. 52392, the Centre for International Programs at Ext. 53954 and academic advisers and program counsellors. Faculty and staff can also access the Employee Assistance Program at Ext. 52133.
DEADLINE FOR EXEMPLARY STAFF AWARDS NEARS
May 31 is the deadline to submit nominations for the President's Awards for Exemplary Staff Service. The awards recognize employees who have demonstrated outstanding service and/or who have made significant contributions to the University community beyond what is expected of their position. For more information, visit www.uoguelph.ca/president/exemplaryservice, call Claire Alexander at Ext. 53098 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2008 LEAVE FOR CHANGE LAUNCH SET FOR JUNE 6
Members of the University are invited to join president Alastair Summerlee and community partners for the launch of the 2008 Leave for Change program June 6 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the McLaughlin Library Learning Commons. It's an opportunity to meet the U of G employees who will spend their holidays this year volunteering in a developing country.