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On Campus NEWS Current Edition: Friday, April 24, 1998

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PEC pool, gymnasium re-open

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.

New funding announced for livestock research in WCVM, VIDO, and Agriculture

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.

Telephone system upgraded

The University telephone system software was upgraded on April 18.

Library launches Title Match '98 fundraiser

To date, the average donation to a fundraising drive the University Library launched last month is more than double the suggested amount.

U of S and province reach accord on provision of veterinary diagnostic services in the province

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.

Transportation chair established

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.

St. Andrew's College appoints new president

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.

Nursing researcher receives funding for unconventional breast cancer therapy

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.

Employees to be honored at Long Service Awards Banquet

On May 1, the University will honor employees at the 1998 Long Service Awards Banquet, for service extending at least 25 years.

National seedbank moved to U of S from Ottawa

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.

Astra Pharma helping to modernize Pharmacy and Nutrition

Since last fall, Astra Pharma, an international pharmaceutical company, has been contributing thousands of dollars to help modernize the Pharmacy and Nutrition curriculum.

Charitable organization supports students' consulting services

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.

Dragon Boat racing anyone?

On Saturday, June 27, and Sunday, June 28, the Meewasin Foundation will be sponsoring the city's first Meewasin Dragon Boat Special.

Nominations invited for George Ivany Internationalization Award

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.

Pilot year for televised agriculture course successful

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.

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