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On Campus NEWS Current Edition: Friday, March 27, 1998

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U of S well pleased with budget allotments to the institution

Laura Kennedy, assistant vice-president (financial services), says she's "euphoric - at least for a little while" with the additional $18 million the provincial government provided both the Universities in last week's budget.

Biotechnology initiative receives $1.5 million in government support

To the provincial government, training in biotechnology spells j-o-b-s. For this reason, Janice MacKinnon, minister of economic and cooperative development, was on campus recently to announce a $1.5-million contribution from its $6-million Strategic Initiatives Fund to a new biotechnology initiative at the U of S.

Saskatoon crop scientist bequeathes $1.5 million to establish research scholarship

The late Dr. R.P. ("Bob") Knowles, LLD'96, a veteran research scientist with the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Station, Saskatoon, has bequeathed about $1.5 million to the University for the establishment of the Robert P. Knowles Scholarship Fund.

The March 19 budget allots over $3 million to Prairie Swine Centre

March 19 budget specified a capital allotment of $3 million to the University's Prairie Swine Centre (PSC), located near Floral, SK, plus an additional $300,000 a year, for three years, for expansion of its research activities.

Some timely notes for F and G Lot users, night parkers, and meter-pluggers

The Traffic and Parking Office wishes to pass along some notes to motorists.

More reaction to the March 19 budget

Prior to last week's budget, we asked some faculty members and support staff: What's your response to the provincial government's funding allocation to the University of Saskatchewan in its March 19 budget?

Bio-Informatics Unit swaps beakers and bottles for bits and bytes

The University's Bio-Informatics Unit (BU) researches diseases such as AIDS and Alzheimer's, but not in the way most people would expect.

Province allocates $2 million capital funding for Food Industry Centre on campus

Construction on campus of another agriculture-related building is imminent.

Notable archaeologist to visit campus

The Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology Program, U of S, will be hosting a visit next week by a notable Canadian archaeologist.

U of S/Wilfrid Laurier archaeological partnership creates dig opportunities in Middle East

There's a practical research component to Professor Daviau's visit. Arrangements were recently solidified for an archaeological partnership involving Professor Daviau's Wilfrid Laurier University and the U of S.

King's College scholar to give public lecture

Eighteenth-Century Studies (ECS) at the U of S will be hosting a public lecture by Dr. Anne Goldgar, a writer/academic who currently is a lecturer at King's College, London, England.

The Englishman's Boy short-listed for world's richest book award

Guy Vanderhaeghe's Governor-General's Award-winning novel The Englishman's Boy has been shortlisted for the prestigious 1998 International IMPAC Dublin literary award.

Film to commemorate University's 90th anniversary

In honor of the University's 90th Anniversary, the U of S Audio Visual Committee is producing a film entitled A University of the People.

City of Saskatoon honors two University programs

On March 20, in anticipation of the International Day for the Elimination of Racism, March 21, two U of S staffers accepted 'Living in Harmony' awards from the City of Saskatoon's Race Relations Committee.

Nutrition Centre savors success by allowing students to apply knowledge

The University's Nutrition Resource and Volunteer Centre is unique in Canada. Unlike similar centres across the country, it provides Nutrition and Dietetics students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge.

Eight more medical research projects funded

With $200,000 in new provincial government bridge funding, to be matched by the Medical Research Council of Canada, eight more research projects in Medicine will remain viable for the time being.

Second Professional Development Day a success

Organizers of the University's second Professional Development Day say the February 17 event was a thorough success.

Canada Food Guide teaches healthier eating, corrects misconceptions

Did you know that the Canada Food Guide encourages people to consume fat? It's true: consuming fat in small quantities is recommended because it contains vitamins that can't be found anywhere else and it's necessary for efficient metabolism.

Little stinkers set up house on campus

Spring is in the air and so is the fulsome fragrance of skunks.

Global TV to carry campus news item each Friday

Beginning March 27, Global TV - Channel 3 on cable - will be launching a weekly news item on campus happenings.

Nominations encouraged for President's Educational Web Site Award

Members of the campus community are encouraged to submit nominations for the President's Educational Site Award.

For more information, contact the Communications Office.