IN THIS PUBLICATION:
- HONOURING THE HEALERS
Feb. 21 - 22, the Native Access Program to Nursing will host an Aboriginal Nursing Gathering called "Honouring the Healers", in the Delta Rm., Travelodge Hotel. The two-day gathering will focus on Aboriginal Nursing, but is not restricted to Aboriginal Nurse participation. Community members or people interested in health and healing are invited. The gathering will have an Elders circle, Aboriginal Nurses Panel, Native Counseling Services and a number of displays on Methods of Healing such as Reiki, Accupressure, Reflexology, Elders Teachings on the Medicine Wheel. Banquet and entertainment on Feb. 21. For info. contact Native Access Program to Nursing at 933-5792 or 966-6224 or call Sandy Brown at 978-1348. Cost is $50 for employed and $10 for students/unemployed. Banquet tickets are extra.
- ENGINEERING DISTINGUISHED GRAD LECTURER MACKENZIE MEMORIAL LECTURE/BANQUET
At 6:30 p.m., Wed., March 8 Dr. Cecil F. Shewchuk, the College of Engineerings Distinguished Graduate Lecturer for the year 2000, will deliver the 2000 C.J. Mackenzie Memorial Lecture, during the lecture and banquet evening, at the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel. Dr. Shewchucks theme will be "An Idea is Not Enough".
Dr. Shewchuk was born in Saskatoon and has a Bachelor of Engineering Science in Chemical Engineering from the U of S and a doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge. He is involved with many entrepreneurial ventures in application software development, and was was the University of Western Ontarios Systems Analysis, Control and Design Activity (SACDA) from 1974-95. Shewchuks work has had a major impoact on processing industries like pulp and paper, and chemical processing, and he has received international attention. For info. call Dr. A.K. Dalai in Chemical Engineering, -4771 or
- FACULTY CLUB & BOFFINS
The U of S Faculty Club and Boffins Club (Innovation Place) hold a variety of special events, including holiday pubs, cooking classes and entertainment nights. For info. call Faculty Club at 7777 or Boffins at 249-5344.
- Have breakfast with U of S Pres. Peter MacKinnon, Fridays 7:30 - 8:45 a.m. at the Faculty Club.
- Feb. 27 Family Dinner at the Faculty Club.
- "BREAKING THE SILENCE" CONFERENCE GAYS & LESBIANS IN OUR SCHOOLS
March 17-18 in the Quance Theatre, Education Bldg., the College of Education sponsors the third annual Breaking the Silence conference, on Gays and Lesbians in Our Schools, dealing with the experience of gay and lesbian students and educators, and issues such as homophobia. Features speakers including three-time Olympic swimming medalist Mark Tewksbury, Sask. Fedn. of Labour Pres. Barb Byers, Gens Hellquist, and a panel with education organization representatives. For info. call Prof. Don Cochrane, -7521, fax 7549, e-mail
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- HUMAN RESOURCES DIV. (2)
- Making Laughter Work for You is a one-day workshop that aims to help people enjoy their work while tapping into humour. Healthy humour helps reduce stress, build morale, increase creativity, manage ongoing change, and have fun! February 29 comes only once every four years. Why not spend it in this popular, interactive workshop. Feb. 29th, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more information, refer to your Partners in Learning program calendar or call Barb Meier at 966-6272.
- Fundamentals of Financial Planning for Managers is a half-day workshop for deans, department heads and senior administrators. Facilitators Beryl Lepage and Terry Summers will take participants through operations planning, budgeting, and reporting within the context of the U of S. The underlying concepts of business planning will be presented with the aim of assisting participants to develop strategies related to financial planning and management. March 9, 1000, 9:00 a.m. 12:00 noon, Room 12, Main Library.
To register, fill out the registration form at the back of your Partners in Learning calendar or call Barb Meier at 6272 to obtain a form.
Deans, department heads and senior administrators watch for the half-day workshop Making Effective Decisions, March 21/2000.
- NOMINATION FOR WOMEN OF DISTINCTION AWARDS
The YWCA of Saskatoon will present the 19th annual Women of Distinction Awards Dinner, March 29, at the Saskatoon Centennial Auditorium. It is now accepting nominations.
Do you know a woman who has inspired, led, taught or shown leadership and dedication to her work, be it paid or volunteer? If you do, why not nominate her in one of 11 categories? Nomination forms can be picked up at the YWCA of Saskatoon, 510 25 St. E., or by calling Peggy at 244-7034, ext. 21. Deadline for nominations is Feb. 18.
- POGO PEDIATRICS, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY
On Feb. 24 - 26, the 46th Annual POGO - Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology Conference will be held at the Regina Inn and Regina General Hospital. Guest faculty include Dr. Harold Drutz, Professor and Head, Section of Urogynecology, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Toronto, Dr. Robert H.A. Haslam, Emeritus, Professor Pediatrics and Neurology, University of Toronto, and Emeritus, Chair of Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto and Dr. Margaret L. Morris, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clinical Practice Unit, University of Manitoba. For info. call Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development, (306)766-4016.
- PRAGUE 2000: 30 APRIL - 12 MAY
Field trip to Prague, Czech Republic, will take place over the period 30 April - 12 May. The field study will concentrate on urban design and architecture in Central Europe with Prague as a case study. The field trip, listed as GEOG. 398.3, is part of the University of Saskatchewan Spring Intersession, administered by the Extension Division. For further details visit
- SYMPOSIUM ON PREVENTION OF STROKE & HEART DISEASE
Sat., April 1, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., U of S Retirees Association and the Heart and Stroke Association of Saskatchewan will hold a symposium on "The Prevention of Stroke and Heart Disease" in Quance Theatre, Educ. Bldg. Issues will include: What are considered the normal systolic and diastolic pressures? and When should you and your doctor be concerned? Speakers include Dr. W.E. DeCoteau, Prof. of Medicine and Head of the U of S Geriatric Department, Dr. C.R. Wells, Assoc. Prof. of Medicine, U of S, Dr. T.W. Wilson, Prof. of Medicine and Head of the Hypertension Clinic, RUH.
- THERAPEUTICS UPDATE 2000 CONFERENCE
A conference presented by Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development and Continuing Pharmacy Education, will be held Mar. 24 - 25, at the Saskatoon Inn. Guest faculty are Dr. Elaine Jolly, Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Menopause, Ottawa Hospital, Dr. David Lau, Professor of Medicine and Director, Julia McFarlane Diabetes Research Centre, University of Calgary and Dr. James McCormack, Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia. For info. call CME & Professional Development, 7795.
- COMPUTING SERVICES TRAINING (4)
Computing Services offers a series of Information Technology hands-on workshops and short seminars that are free to U of S faculty, staff, and students. To register, call the DCS secretaries at 966-4866. Please register at least one week before the course. Visit our web site at
for detailed course descriptions and a complete course schedule.
- Web Seminar: HTML Forms. Feb. 24: 12:00-1:00 (noon hour). This noon-hour seminar shows how to add forms to web pages. Visitors can use these to leave comments, request more information, etc. Topics discussed include the mechanics of adding forms to web pages, and some of the tools available on campus for processing these forms. The participant should be experienced in developing web pages using the HTML language (as taught in the WWW Development course). To register for this seminar, send e-mail to
- WWW Development Workshop: Feb. 29 and March 2, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Learn how to build and maintain pages on the World Wide Web. This workshop takes you step by step through how to build web pages at the U of S. The course assumes you have no prior web development experience.
- Internet Tour Workshop: March 9, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Learn how to use resources available on the Internet. This workshop shows how to use your web browser to find information within the U of S web site, and on other web sites around the world.
- Internet Tools for Windows Workshop: March 14, 1:30-4:30 (afternoon) This workshop explains how to connect your office or home MS-Windows computer to the Internet. It then goes on to show how to set up and use common Internet tools like Telnet, FTP, Electronic Mail (using Netscape) and Newsgroups.
- U OF S OBSERVATORY VIEWING
The U of S on-campus observatory will be open to the public on Saturday evenings from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. The observatory is located one block north of Wiggins Ave. and College Dr. Admission is free. On clear evenings, visitors may look through the telescope to view the moons of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn, and other celestial objects. The observatory also has an Adopt-a-Star program that offers a unique gift for stargazers. For info., call the recorded Astronomy Information Line at 966-6429.
- U OF S VICE-PRESIDENT ON THE ACADEMIC AGENDA
Wed., March 1, at 11:30 a.m., Michael Atkinson, U of S Vice-President (Academic) will give an address entitled "The Academic Agenda: What do we owe our Students?" in Place Riel Theatre. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend this presentation.
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