Updated website launched
On Nov. 24, the University Library launched the 2005 edition of its website
on Saskatchewan Resources for Sexual Diversity.
The new site – at http://library.usask.ca/spcoll/srsd/ – contains
updated and new materials, including a national bibliography and videography
of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and two spirit (GLBTT) materials,
as well as the latest version of the index to Saskatoon-published Perceptions,
the longest running gay and lesbian newsmagazine in Canada.
The launch event included release of former Library staff member Neil
Richards’ Celebrating a History of Diversity, a chronology of gay
and lesbian life in Saskatchewan.
Flu shots up
Campus people flocked to get flu shots this year. Community Safety Manager
Janice Lavoie says 1,248 faculty, staff and students came for vaccinations
at the Nov. 15-17 flu clinic, a 40-per-cent increase over last year.
Lavoie says an increase in nursing staff handled the higher numbers without
large lineups. She notes the Department of Health, Safety & Environment
hosts the clinic and subsidizes the cost. And, a growing number of campus
units are paying the fee for their staff to get the shots, to help reduce
absenteeism due to illness.
UVic makes waves
VICTORIA – A project led by the University of Victoria will make
oceanographic history this month when the most advanced cabled seafloor
observatory is set in place in the waters of Saanich Inlet, north of the
The Victoria Experimental Network Under the Sea (VENUS) uses fibre optic
cables and instruments to continuously feed data, sound and images from
the ocean floor to labs, classrooms, science centres and individual homes
via the internet.
Building at U of A
EDMONTON – The University of Alberta campus is dotted with construction
sites as work progresses on: Agri-Food Discovery Place ($18 million):
Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science ($285 million); Health
Research Innovation Facility ($292 million); Health Sciences Ambulatory
Learning Centre (with the Capital Health Region – $577 million);
Markin/CNRL Natural Resources Engineering Facility ($65 million); National
Institute for Nanotechnology ($52 million); and, Zeidler Ledcor Centre
(clinical training/gastrointestinal health centre – $7 million).
Other projects on campus include the $174-million Mazankowski Alberta
Heart Institute, a $100-million extension of the city’s LRT, and
a $32-million renovation of the Jubilee Auditorium.
$22m to McGill
MONTREAL – McGill University announced Nov. 17 receipt of a $22-million
donation from the Canadian Credit Management Foundation and its president
and CEO Marcel Desautels, the largest single gift ever made to a Canadian
business or management faculty.
The money will fund several initiatives including three endowed chairs
in business leadership, six annual scholars’ awards, a visiting
scholars program, scholarships and fellowships, enhancement of teaching
and research facilities, and improved student services.
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