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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.
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
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.
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.
The University of Saskatchewan, the University of Regina, and SaskTel have
signed a partnership agreement designed to
benefit students both on and off campus.
Professor Ron Marken, acting head of the Department of Native Studies
since August of 1996, has resigned from that
position, effective December 31, 1997.
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.
In tribute to this tireless lobbyist for justice in the workplace, we
present the following tributes from eight persons who knew
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
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.
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.
Professor Barry Brown offers communication courses on a powerful new
"platform" for teachers and administrators across the province.
Professor Brown and Dr. Roy Lundin, of the University of Technology,
Brisbane, are pretty certain they have a world first.
The ancient profession of thievery is alive and well on campus, and laptop
computers are prime targets.
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.
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.
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
Dr. Kavanagh explains how this new, high-speed, cross-Canada network
allows researchers" to do things you wouldn't have even thought about
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.
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.