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On Campus NEWS Current Edition: Friday, January 9, 1998

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University selects Home Depot tender for 23-acre tract east of campus

The University has accepted an offer from The Home Depot (Canada) to purchase a 23-acre site, just east of the campus, for an as yet undisclosed amount of money.

New urgency attends University's request for capital funding

The imminent collapse of the Physical Education Centre roof creates an obvious need for a new facility while underscoring the urgency of addressing the problems stemming from the dilapidated Thorvaldson Building.

Physical Education gamely re-establishes in the Williams Building

Physical Education classes continue in the brown brick building and the academic programs remain intact. But the economic, human, and community impact of the loss of the old facilities will be mammoth.

Feds approve $1.32 million in transitional funding for Saskatchewan Accelerator Laboratory

Just before Christmas, the Hon. Ralph Goodale, minister for natural resources, came to town and announced $1.32 million in transitional funding from Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) for the Saskatchewan Accelerator Laboratory (SAL), at the U of S.

U of S, U of R, and SaskTel sign partnership agreement

The University of Saskatchewan, the University of Regina, and SaskTel have signed a partnership agreement designed to benefit students both on and off campus.

Marken resigns as Native Studies head

Professor Ron Marken, acting head of the Department of Native Studies since August of 1996, has resigned from that position, effective December 31, 1997.

Tuition waived for education equity course

It's not often that a university waives tuition for its students. But the U of S is taking this unusual step to demonstrate its commitment to education equity.

Glen Makahonuk (1951-1997)

In tribute to this tireless lobbyist for justice in the workplace, we present the following tributes from eight persons who knew him.

Committee considers ways to improve safety on campus

Even the normally benign environment of the University campus can be hit with aggression and vandalism. To address that reality, and the fear it can engender, a 12-person Safety Audit Committee* has been looking into actual and perceived danger areas and "hot spots" and considering counter-actions.

Female engineer says women often marginalized in engineering

Dr. Elizabeth Cannon, one of five of NSERC's Women in Engineering and Science chairs, was on campus last month to discuss ways and means of encouraging young women to pursue post-secondary studies in engineering and science.

Universities give post-MacKay report

n November 28, Presidents George Ivany, U of S, and Donald Wells, U of R, talked to the media in Regina about collaborative efforts the two Universities have made since the release of the MacKay Report a year ago.

Education launches two Internet-based courses on learning technologies

Professor Barry Brown offers communication courses on a powerful new "platform" for teachers and administrators across the province.

Brown, Australian colleague co-developing first "living book"

Professor Brown and Dr. Roy Lundin, of the University of Technology, Brisbane, are pretty certain they have a world first.

Thieves are snatching laptops from unlocked offices

The ancient profession of thievery is alive and well on campus, and laptop computers are prime targets.

U of S biologist's polar bear research featured in National Geographic, NBC-TV, and ABC-TV

The renown of U of S polar bear specialist Malcolm Ramsay is on the rise. The U of S biologist was featured on NBC Television's Dateline, on December 14, and on The World of Discovery, a one-hour special on ABC Television, on December 15.

University looks to Supreme Court to hear case involving stone panels on Education Building

In the wake of an October, 1997, Saskatchewan Court of Appeal ruling against the University's insurance claim to replace the Tyndal stone panels on the Education Building, the institution is hoping that the Supreme Court will agree to accept its appeal of the Appeal Court's ruling.

23rd issue of Herstory wins belated publishing prize

For many observers, the awarding of the 1997 Saskatchewan Book Award for publishing to Herstory, the annual calendar/book produced by the Saskatoon Women's Calendar Collective, was long overdue.

Here comes CA*net II!

Dr. Kavanagh explains how this new, high-speed, cross-Canada network allows researchers" to do things you wouldn't have even thought about doing before."

DAVS studios used for major film project shot in Saskatoon

For two intense days last month, the Division of Audio Visual Services, Education Building, became the centre for a made-for-TV film shoot that brought some big show biz names to town.

1998 Sorokin Lecturer to discuss participatory research

In this year's Sorokin Lecture, the well known Canadian sociologist Dr. Stephen Richer will examine the limits and possibilities of participatory research as a catylyst for change.

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