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On Campus NEWS Current Edition: Friday, March 13, 1998

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Diefenbaker Canada Centre obliged to embark on its own fundraising

President Ivany has announced a major change in the funding mechanism of the Diefenbaker Canada Centre.

U of S collaborates to develop 'Super Saturday' program for Aboriginal children

It sounds like a shopping event at K-Mart. But the only shopping that will take place in the Super Saturday program that's been developed between the University and the Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) is shopping for young students.

University and Faculty Association reach a three-year settlement

After almost three years of negotiating, the University and the Faculty Association have reached a three-year collective agreement extending to June 30, 1998.

Saskatchewan Universities launch joint human resources initiative

Saskatchewan's Universities have announced a joint human resources initiative designed to enhance the development and performance of their employees.

Atkinson discusses our emerging academic agenda

Vice-president Michael Atkinson says an academic agenda, stemming in large measure from an inexorable erosion of public financial support, is emerging at the University with implications for its very character and function.

Renowned writer, scholar to give public lecture

Professor Jean Bethke Elshtain, well known author of many books and well over 200 articles and reviews in both learned journals and journals of civic opinion, will be on campus this month to give a public lecture entitled "The Perils of the Public Intellectual."

Nobel laureate in chemistry to give public lectures on atmosphere

Dr. Sherwood Rowland, who was part of a research team that won the 1995 Nobel Award in chemistry for its work on atmospheric chemistry, is the 1998 J.W.T Spinks Lecturer.

Ranking mathematician to give public lecture on how girls, boys relate to computers

Professor Maria Klawe, vice-president (student affairs and academic services), UBC, and the current holder of the NSERC-IBM Chair for Women in Science and Engineering - one of five such in Canada - will be on campus on March 26 to deliver a public lecture entitled "Mathematics, Computer Games, and Your Child's Career," in 1B71 Engineering, at 7:30 p.m.

International scientists begin $2-million study of mild brain injury (MBI) at University

Scientists from Saskatchewan and Sweden have been meeting at the University this week to begin a $2.1-million study on Mild Brain Injury (MBI) that will last four years.

Efforts continue to keep the best and the brightest

At its February meeting, the Board of Governors approved the establishment of an endowed trust fund to ensure the continuation of the President's First and Best Scholarships as well as the Chancellor's Scholarships.

University medical research projects get funding

By allocating an additional $29 million to the Medical Research Council (MRC) this year, last month's federal budget restored MRC funding for two U of S medical research projects - those of Drs. Peter Bretscher and Steven Lewis.

Wal-Mart contributes to pharmacy practice teaching facility

Wal-Mart Canada Inc. has made a $30,000 donation toward the establishment of a skills development environment in Pharmacy and Nutrition.

Voting underway for second Web Awards

The 1998 Web Awards are underway. Web users are encouraged to vote for their favorite web sites on the CWIS between March 10 and April 9.

Anti-Racism Day

A series of five articles, written by Michelle Boulton, in recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21)

Sensitive Issues brochure

A brochure on the University's new "sensitive issues" initiative was inserted into the March 13 issue of OCN. To put this information in context, see the article on the initiative in the February 27 issue of OCN. The brochure is available on-line and in hard-copy format. For further information, contact communications@usask.ca

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