Published by Communications and Public Affairs (519) 824-4120, Ext. 56982 or 53338
March 10, 1999
Campus days, art exhibits highlights of upcoming events
GET TO KNOW U OF G DURING CAMPUS DAYS
The program on Wednesday and Thursday will begin at 10 a.m. with a student panel discussion about being a U of G student. At 11 a.m., faculty, staff and students will be available for consultations. The 12:30 p.m. "Academic Notes" session will provide detailed information about degree programs, major specializations, course requirements and university learning. At 1:30 p.m., student guides will give campus tours of various academic departments, athletic facilities and residences. Campus tours also will be available Friday at 10 and 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Friday's tours leave from the main level in the University Centre. For information on Campus Days, call (519) 824-4120 Ext. 8712 or 8713.
Spears' presentation will be held in MacKinnon 203. Spears is a poet, artist and science fiction writer whose collections, How to Read Faces and The Word for Sand, both won the Pat Lowther Award. The Word for Sand also won the Governor General's Award for poetry, and poems collected in Human Acts won the CBC Literary Prize. Crummey, author of Hard Light, will read from his new book from noon to 1 p.m. in MacKinnon 317.
Many of the pieces to be displayed were acquired through the efforts of OAC. For example, The Harvester, a sculpture by Florence Wyle, was purchased by the OAC class of 1947 on its 40th anniversary, and in 1991, the class of 1951 purchased a watercolour by Barry McCarthy entitled "Early Morning Sunbreak." Individual alumni also have contributed to the collection in recent years. The exhibit "A.J. Casson: An Artist's Life," will include 80 examples of oils, watercolours and commercial work of the Group of Seven artist who was also a promoter of Canadian art. He is known for immortalizing small villages in Ontario. Casson was a founding member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour and a highly respected graphic designer and illustrator. For information on the two exhibits, contact the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre at 837-0010.
The event will feature Irwin Pronk from GFTC, Larry Wallace, risk manager at J.M. Schneider, and Doreen Moore of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, as well as a representative from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. For information, contact Jennifer McCreary at (519) 821-1246 Ext. 5026.
For media questions on any of the above events, contact Communications and Public Affairs, (519) 824-4120 Ext. 3338.