Associate VP Named
Prof. Alastair Summerlee, acting associate vice-president (academic) and former dean of graduate studies, has been named associate vice-president (academic).
Three Receive Premier's Research Excellence Awards
Premier's Research Excellence Awards (PREA) intended to help researchers attract and retain talented graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and research associates.
Wasn't That a Party?
Three U of G presidents, five Ontario ministers of agriculture, five deputy ministers and four Ontario Agricultural College deans mingled with almost 600 party-goers at an April 30 reunion on campus to commemorate the relationship between the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and U of G, which began 125 years ago with the founding of OAC.
Make Sure Agreements Meet Guidelines: Hearty
Confidentiality agreements - contracts between researchers and private companies limiting the disclosure of information about research-related developments - have come into the national spotlight recently and are likely to become more prevalent as industry-sponsored research grows, says Connie Hearty, U of G's director for business development in the Office of Research.
CSAHS Names First Winner of Student Volunteer Award
The College of Social and Applied Human Sciences (CSAHS) has named the winner of its first-ever Student Volunteer Award.
More Students Go the Distance
Efforts to boost spring enrolment at U of G are paying off. As of April 30, there were more than 4,300 registrations for spring distance courses, compared with 3,241 last year.
Winegard Professor to Visit Computing and Information Science
The Department of Computing and Information Science (CIS) will play host this month to Winegard visiting professor Arun Majumdar, chair of the department of computer science and engi- neering at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur.
Advanced Analytical Network Will Co-ordinate Equipment, Expertise
Analytical science research and development at U of G is getting a boost, thanks to a new Advanced Analytical Network (AAN) that will co-ordinate the University's major analytical research equipment, skills and knowledge.
German Microbiologist Named Wellcome Visitor
Karlheinz Altendorf, a microbiology professor at Germany's Universität Osnabrück, will visit U of G May 25 to 28 as Wellcome Visiting Professor in the Basic Medical Sciences.
Canned Meat Destined for Yugoslavian Refugees
Refugees and others affected by the war in the former Yugoslavia will be receiving more than 50,000 pounds of beef, thanks to the Mennonite Central Committee and U of G.
Breaking into Soy Business
There's more to soybeans than just tofu and animal feed. That was clear last month as 14 U of G student teams presented their entries in the annual Project SOY (Soybean Opportunities for Youth).
In The News
ART CENTRE OFFICIALLY
MICROSCOPY SOCIETY MEETS
MAY 26 TO 28
The Microscopy Society of Canada will hold its annual general meeting May 26 to 28 at U of G. Discussion will focus on imaging as it applies to all areas of microscopic endeavour. Topics include "Image Processing and Analysis" with John Russ of North Carolina State University and "Telepresence Analytical Electron Microscopy" with Nestor Zaluzec of the Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago. For more information, visit the Web site www.uoguelph.ca/botany/rootlab/msc99.htm, call Prof. George Harauz, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Ext. 2535, or send e-mail to email@example.com.
OFYS SEEKS FAMILY MEMBERS OF
STUDENTS FOR PANEL DISCUSSION
The Office of First-Year Studies (OFYS) is looking for U of G faculty or staff who are (or were) parents (or partners) of students attending the University to participate in a panel discussion at the upcoming START for Families program. A companion program to START, the summer orientation program for entering students co-ordinated by OFYS, START for Families will run June 26 and July 6, 17 and 23. For more information, call Roberta Mason, OFYS co-ordinator of entering-year programs, at Ext. 2365.
GRYPHON CAMP GETS
ON TRACK FOR SUMMER
The Gryphon Track and Field Camp for children eight and up returns this summer, featuring the expertise of three members of Canada's National Track and Field Team. Camp director is Gryphon head coach Dave Scott-Thomas, who represented Canada at the 1996 Olympic games and has coached national teams in Japan, Northern Ireland and the Cayman Islands. Head instructor is Ian Carswell, who competed at last year's Commonwealth Games and is a 2000 Olympic Games hopeful in the 5,000-metre run. The third member of the team is heptathlete Gaby Szanto. Two camp sessions are planned - July 12 to 23 and Aug. 9 to 13. For more information, call Ext. 3430.