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On Campus NEWS Current Edition: Friday, May 8, 1998

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University seeks government guarantee in $75-million debt-financing initiative

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.

POS Pilot Plant announces $1.5 million expansion

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.

Agriculture Certificate Program holds annual graduation

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.

Hort Certificate Program presents first graduate

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.

Saskatchewan playwrights to host new plays festival

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.

Multimedia presentation

On April 20, the Division of Audio Visual Services and the Audio Visual Committee of Council sponsored a presentation entitled "Poetry, Prose, and Polynomials."

Convocation News: Two Saskatchewan natives to receive honorary degrees

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.

Convocation News: Education professor to receive Earned Doctor of Letters

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.

Convocation News: Computer scientist wins Master Teacher Award

Professor Jim Greer, of the Department of Computer Science, is the new recipient of the University's Master Teacher Award.

Convocation News: Distinguished Researcher Award goes to law professor

The University's Distinguished Researcher Award will go to law professor Ron Cuming, an internationally respected expert and reformer in commercial law.

Convocation News: Clerk-steno to receive President's Service Award

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 University."

Home Depot withdraws bid to build east of University, expresses interest in new University-land location

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.

Mediation process fails in professors' defamation lawsuit against StarPhoenix and Carlson

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 unsuccessful.

MRI system for veterinarians arrives at University

The first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system in Saskatchewan designated for animal-based research and veterinary use arrived at the University last week.

Clinical simulation facility opens in Dentistry

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.

Scope of graduate short course in ethics to be expanded in the fall

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.

1997-98 Web Awards presented

The Web Awards Wind-Up took place on April 30. Corinne Szwydky, Kevin Lowey, and Earl Fogel, the University's central webmasters, hosted the event.

SaskEnergy Scholarships encourage students to stay in Saskatchewan

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.

VIDO and Alberta Research Council sign agreement to cooperate on research projects

The Veterinary Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) and the Alberta Research Council (ARC) recently signed an agreement to work together in specific research projects.

CUPE 1975 holds rally

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.

Practicum with Campus Food Services leads U of S nutrition students to internships in U.S.A.

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.

Courtney wins prestigious Killam Fellowship

Professor John Courtney, of Political Studies, has been awarded a Killam Research Fellowship to study the future of electoral representation in Canada.

Auction proceeds to fund scholarships in Medicine

If you enjoy auctions and like the idea of helping students in Medicine, read on.

Clinical psychology PhD graduates gain high marks on licensing examination

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.

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