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Good news for those of you who have been experiencing withdrawal pains
following the closure of the
Physical Education Centre last December: the pool in the Physical
Education Centre (PEC) is again open for
use and the Upper Gymnasium will reopen May 4.
More than $600,000 in new funding from the Saskatchewan Agriculture
Development Fund (ADF) has been allotted to seven livestock research
projects at the University of Saskatchewan.
The University telephone system software was upgraded on April 18.
To date, the average donation to a fundraising drive the University
Library launched last month is more than double the suggested amount.
The University and the Government of Saskatchewan have agreed to forge a
new partnership to provide top-quality laboratory services for the
diagnosis of animal diseases.
Dean John Stewart, Agriculture, and Eric Upshall, minister of Agriculture
and Food, recently announced the establishment of a chair in
transportation economics in the Department of Agricultural Economics.
Dr. Christopher Lind, who has been a faculty member of St. Andrew's
College and Professor of Church and Society since 1985, has been appointed
its president, effective July 1, 1998.
Dr. Ahlam Mansour, of the College of Nursing, has received a $20,000 grant
from the Canadian Breast Cancer Research Initiative (CBCRI) to conduct a
feasibility study of the effects of Reiki.
On May 1, the University will honor employees at the 1998 Long Service
Awards Banquet, for service extending at least 25 years.
The recent relocation of Canada's seedbank from Ottawa to Agriculture and
Agri Food Canada's Research Centre on campus means greater convenience for
University plant breeders, says Dr. Ken Richards, manager of the Plant
Gene Resources of Canada - more commonly known as the Seed Bank.
Since last fall, Astra Pharma, an international pharmaceutical company,
has been contributing thousands of dollars to help modernize the
Pharmacy and Nutrition curriculum.
The College of Commerce and Computer Systems Technology Services at the
SIAST Kelsey Campus, Saskatoon, have entered into an agreement with the
Muttart Foundation, a charitable Edmonton-based organization to fund
students' consulting services.
On Saturday, June 27, and Sunday, June 28, the Meewasin Foundation will be
sponsoring the city's first Meewasin Dragon Boat Special.
The U of S International (USI) Office, 216 Kirk Hall, reminds the
University community that the deadline for nominations for the first
George Ivany Internationalization Award is May 31.
The pilot year of delivering televised College of Agriculture degree
credit courses in Saskatchewan has been deemed a success and these courses
will be offered again in the 1998-99 academic year.