- The notice in the April 23 issue of OCN
regarding the date for the next Council meeting should have
read Thursday, May 20.
- Our apologies for misplacing the hours for the Snelgrove
Gallery - namely, Mon. to Fri.: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat.: 12 - 5 p.m.
1999-2000 ASPA Executive
The new ASPA executive is in place, following elections held on
campus recently. Moving into the 1999-2000 term that
began May 1 are (back): Wendy Bates, member-at-large;
Mark Jagoe, member -at-large; Tim
Archer, past-president; Bill Wallace, president-elect;
Dave Bocking, member-at-large; Barb
Gillis, secretary; (front): Rob
Schultz, president; Lynn Guina, member-at-large; and
Greg Parchomchuk, treasurer. Not present for photo were
Mel Smith and Laurel Kelly, both members-at-large.
Mister and Mrs. Mallard have set up home by the small ponds
between the NRC and Engineering Buildings. So if
you've got some noontime bread crumbs to spare, drop by and toss them
Graffiti grotesquerie continues to spread about the city - with virtually
everyone, it seems, not bothering to cover it over! Once again, some
pinhead has gone to pains to leave his 'tag' on the retaining wall in the
well alongside the Arts Building-Library tunnel.
Dr. Alan Ng, a family physician in Saskatoon, was recently on
campus with his 18-month-old daughter
Rhiannon, who seemed to enjoy walking from object to object in the
Mary Spinks (Strelioff), wife of
Dr. J.W.T. Spinks, died in Saskatoon on April 24, at
the age of 89. She grew up on a farm near Arelee,
SK, and married Dr. Spinks in 1939.
During the Second World War, she was active in Red Cross work,
being among the first of those who were trained in that
agency's Voluntary Aides Division (VAD), in Saskatoon.
In Vancouver, she helped to train UBC women in Red
Cross work and later served in the VAD at St. Mary's Hospital,
She took more than an ordinary interest in the
non-academic aspects of University development and
entertained hundreds of students, faculty, and visiting scholars in
her home. She accompanied her husband on many of his
travels, during which her liking for people and her
working knowledge of languages were an asset.
Dr. Bharat Malik, a Saskatoon surgeon who was
on the clinical teaching staff of the Department of Surgery, U of
S, died in Saskatoon on April 20, following a brief illness.
Since emigrating to Canada in 1973, he had been on the
staff of all three Saskatoon hospitals and for a time worked as a
senior Cancer Clinic associate. He is survived by his wife
and children and various relatives.
Dr. Victor Pollak, who retired from
Mechanical Engineering in 1984, died after a brief illness on April
29, while vacationing in St. Thomas, the Virgin Islands, at
the age of 82.
Born in Vienna, he was an only child and was
predeceased by both parents at an early age. He was raised by
his father's brother, a family doctor, in what was
then Czechoslovakia. After high school he moved to
Prague, where he studied electrical engineering and medicine.
After the invasion by Hitler, his education was interrupted
and he was sent to the Nazi concentration camp, Theresienstadt. He was
a small group of survivors who were liberated after
four years of imprisonment.
He returned to Prague and completed a degree in
electrical engineering. In the late '40s, he went
to Beijing to assist the Chinese in the installation
and operation of a new power grid. After suffering many more
years of oppression in Communist Eastern Europe, Pollak
was invited by the King of Denmark to join the Technical
University of Denmark.
In 1966, he moved to Saskatoon as professor of electrical engineering,
becoming chair of the Division of Biomedical Engineering in
1970 and developing it into a world-recognized department.
In 1980, he received a Doctor of Science degree for
outstanding work in biomedical engineering. He sat on a host of national
and international committees and held an honorary professorship
in biomedical engineering at Aachen Medical School, Germany.
Until near his death, Dr. Pollak continued to write and study.
He was a member of the Saskatoon Jewish community and was
well-liked and respected by students, faculty, and friends.
Alice Caplin (Hazen) who retired as an associate
professor, Nursing, in 1984, died in Saskatoon on April 28,
after suffering the debilitating effects of Alzheimer's, disease, at the
She took her R.N. at the Hospital for Sick
Children, Toronto, and subsequently was employed there.
She later obtained a Diploma in Public Health Nursing at
the University of Toronto then joined the Victorian Order of
Nursing, in Montreal and Saskatoon, and later the Saskatoon Deaf School.
She also held supervisory positions at the
After earning her BSN at the U of S and her master's degree
at Wayne State, Michigan, she joined the Nursing faculty at
the U of S in 1966 and was awarded tenure in 1968.
She was an active member of the community, serving
as chairwoman of the Family Planning Advisory
Committee for the provincial government, chair of the
Community Health Services Association, president of
Planned Parenthood,, executive member of the Faculty
Association, provincial representative of the Saskatoon Low
Housing Authority, board member of Saskatoon Co-op
Association, president of Local Chapter of Canadian Association
of University School of Nursing, and an active member of
their National and Regional Association.
She was also active in the Saskatchewan Register
Nurses Association at both local and provincial levels.
Some Singular Signs
- Automatic washing machines: Please remove
all your clothes when the light goes out.
- Bargain basement upstairs.
- Would the person who took the step ladder
yesterday please bring it back or further steps will be taken.
- We exchange anything - bicycles, washing
machines etc. Why not bring your wife and get a wonderful bargain?
- The town hall is closed until opening. It will remain
closed after being opened. Open tomorrow.
- Out to lunch: if not back by five, out for dinner also.
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