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President Ivany has announced a major change in the funding mechanism of
the Diefenbaker Canada Centre.
It sounds like a shopping event at K-Mart. But the only shopping that
will take place in the Super Saturday program that's been developed
between the University and the Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) is shopping
for young students.
After almost three years of negotiating, the University and the Faculty
Association have reached a three-year collective
agreement extending to June 30, 1998.
Saskatchewan's Universities have announced a joint human resources
initiative designed to enhance the development and
performance of their employees.
Vice-president Michael Atkinson says an academic agenda, stemming in large
measure from an inexorable erosion of
public financial support, is emerging at the University with implications
for its very character and function.
Professor Jean Bethke Elshtain, well known author of many books and well
over 200 articles and reviews in both
learned journals and journals of civic opinion, will be on campus this
month to give a public lecture entitled "The Perils of the
Dr. Sherwood Rowland, who was part of a research team that won the 1995
Nobel Award in chemistry for its work on
atmospheric chemistry, is the 1998 J.W.T Spinks Lecturer.
Professor Maria Klawe, vice-president (student affairs and academic
services), UBC, and the current holder of the
NSERC-IBM Chair for Women in Science and Engineering - one of five such in
Canada - will be on campus on March 26 to
deliver a public lecture entitled "Mathematics, Computer Games, and Your
Child's Career," in 1B71 Engineering, at 7:30
Scientists from Saskatchewan and Sweden have been meeting at the
University this week to begin a $2.1-million study on
Mild Brain Injury (MBI) that will last four years.
At its February meeting, the Board of Governors approved the establishment
of an endowed trust fund to ensure the
continuation of the President's First and Best Scholarships as well as the
By allocating an additional $29 million to the Medical Research Council
(MRC) this year, last month's federal budget
restored MRC funding for two U of S medical research projects - those of
Drs. Peter Bretscher and Steven Lewis.
Wal-Mart Canada Inc. has made a $30,000 donation toward the establishment
of a skills development environment in
Pharmacy and Nutrition.
The 1998 Web Awards are underway. Web users are encouraged to vote for
their favorite web sites on the CWIS between
March 10 and April 9.
A series of five articles, written by Michelle Boulton, in recognition of
the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March
Sensitive Issues brochure
A brochure on the
University's new "sensitive issues" initiative
was inserted into the March 13 issue of OCN.
To put this information in context, see
the article on the initiative in the
issue of OCN. The brochure is available on-line and in hard-copy
format. For further
information, contact email@example.com