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The University is officially requesting that the provincial government
guarantee a $75-million debt-financing initiative
for the three capital projects the institution regards as most urgent -
the Thorvaldson Building, the west wing of the
Administration Building, and the Physical Education Centre.
The POS Pilot Plant, the University's contract r&d facility for
agri-product industries, has announced a $1.5 million
expansion that will better enable it to develop grains and oil seeds into
end-use products ready for marketing.
This year,the award-winning Certificate in Agriculture Program (CAP)
presented Certificates in Agriculture to 33
individuals who have completed the requirements of the program.
On April 24, the Prairie Horticulture Certificate Program (PHC), which can
be completed at home by those interested
in the horticulture industry, presented the first graduate of the program
- Karen Hall, of Forget, SK - at Agriculture's
annual Diploma and Certificates Convocation.
From May 17 to May 20, the Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre - an
organization committed to developing new plays
and the craft of play-writing - will be hosting, for the first time in
Saskatoon, The Spring Festival of New Plays.
On April 20, the Division of Audio Visual Services and the Audio Visual
Committee of Council sponsored a
presentation entitled "Poetry, Prose, and Polynomials."
At its 1998 Spring Convocation (May 19-21), the University will present
honorary doctoral degrees to Sharon Capeling-Alakija, a U of S graduate and senior United
nations official, and Bill Shurniak, a Saskatchewan-raised, self-made
financier with close connections to Hong Kong magnates.
Dr. Che Kan Leong, a professor in the Department for the Education of
Exceptional Children, College of
Education, has been on the U of S faculty since 1969.
Professor Jim Greer, of the Department of Computer Science, is the new
recipient of the University's Master Teacher Award.
The University's Distinguished Researcher Award will go to law professor
Ron Cuming, an internationally respected
expert and reformer in commercial law.
Evelyn Peters, a clerk-steno III in the Department of Biology, is the
newest recipient of the President's Service Award,
established four years ago to "recognize staff members who have made
outstanding contributions to the learning and working environment of the
Concerned about its corporate image and having some hope that another
University-land site may become available,
Home Depot (Canada) has withdrawn its bid for the 20-hectare plot just
east of the University.
The defamation lawsuit launched by four Education professors last November
against the StarPhoenix and Professor Bob Carlson, of Educational
Foundations, remains unresolved, mediation procedures having been
The first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system in Saskatchewan
designated for animal-based research and
veterinary use arrived at the University last week.
The College of Dentistry has a new state-of-the-art simulation clinic that
will allow students to learn dental techniques
using a simulated patient with artificial teeth and jaws.
The College of Graduate Studies and Research sponsors an optional short
course in ethics, GSR985, which is offered
early in each academic year for entering graduate students.
The Web Awards Wind-Up took place on April 30. Corinne Szwydky, Kevin
Lowey, and Earl Fogel, the University's central webmasters, hosted the
With references to slowing the "brain drain" of Saskatchewan's top
students, Dwain Lingenfelter, deputy premier
and crown investments corporation minister, has announced the creation of
20 discipline-specific SaskEnergy
Scholarships worth a total of $100,000 annually.
The Veterinary Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) and the Alberta
Research Council (ARC) recently signed an
agreement to work together in specific research projects.
Last Friday, CUPE 1975 held a rally in the Nobel Plaza/Bowl area to
protest what its 1,700 workers see as lagging
contract talks with the employer.
As future food service managers and administrative dietitians, students in
Pharmacy and Nutrition's BSc(Nutrition)
program have benefited from a practicum provided by food service staff at
University Food Services.
Professor John Courtney, of Political Studies, has been awarded a Killam
Research Fellowship to study the future of electoral representation in
If you enjoy auctions and like the idea of helping students in Medicine,
Graduates of the doctoral program in clinical psychology at the University
of Saskatchewan have done very well on the requisite examination for
licensing of psychologists in Canada and the US.