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On Campus NEWS Current Edition: Friday, January 23, 1998

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Task force to formulate contingency plan should Thorvaldson crisis arise

Caught short by the roof-distress crisis in the old PEC hangar last month, the University has formed a 16-person task force to determine what options it would have if a safety emergency should force a closure, or partial closure, of the Thorvaldson Building.

U of S appoints new dean of Law

The University has appointed a new dean of the College of Law. Professor Kent Roach, currently an associate professor of law and criminology at the University of Toronto, will begin a five-year term as dean of Law on July 1.

Committee formed to invite PRCC expansion ideas

The University of Saskatchewan Students' Union (USSU) has formed the Place Riel Expansion Committee to invite opinions as to what the campus community thinks should done to improve Place Riel Campus Centre.

Pioneer pediatrician and breastfeeding advocate honored

Dr. John Gerrard was honored recently for his pioneering achievements in pediatrics in Saskatoon and for his longstanding advocacy of the benefits of breast-feeding.

City education group invites "Educators of Distinction" nominations

A Saskatoon foundation that promotes inner city education is again planning to honor educators who are making a difference in their sphere.

Premier Romanow to speak to Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference in Saskatoon

Premier Roy Romanow will be a luncheon speaker at the fifth Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference, to be held at the Saskatoon Inn, on Friday, February 20.

U of S alumna to give first Grass Foundation Lecture on this campus

On Friday, February 6, Dr. Freda Miller, of the Montreal Neurological Institute, will give the prestigious Grass Foundation Lecture, for the first time on the U of S campus.

Fundraising efforts underway for Colonsay Observatory

Preliminary construction has begun on the joint U of S/ Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Observatory site, near Colonsay

Sleaford School worthy of restoration and protection, says lobbyist

It all started with a coincidence. About a year ago, Terry Beebe, who works on campus as a seasonal grounds keeper, received a phone call from a woman in England who was trying to figure out her family tree. She shared the same great-grandmother as Beebe and wanted to ask him some questions.

High school students Experience Us!

If you're on campus on Monday, February 2, you can expect to see hundreds of high school students touring colleges, listening to special lectures, and generally discovering what the University is all about.

For more information, contact the Communications Office.