November 26, 1999 Volume 7, Number 7


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COVER STORIES

University now ready for Jan. 1, 2000 thanks to Y2K project

When asked what will happen when the clocks tick past midnight on Dec. 31, Bob Eaton says alternately: "Nothing", and "Likely not much."

But because all the experts have that bit of uncertainty, Eaton – Y2K Project Manager for the U of S – says the University has undertaken "a huge remediation effort" to minimize any problems and handle whatever happens in the first few days of January, 2000.

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Ag-Ec Dept. gains $millions in research grants

Jack Stabler says when the University of Saskatchewan’s funding tightened over the past decade, and departments faced cuts to their staff and programs, he and his colleagues in the Dept. of Agricultural Economics knew they faced a fundamental question:

"We can either sit and shrink, or be aggressive and grow."

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U of S asks province to ‘ante up’

In its drive to bolster the quality of instruction and research, the U of S is telling the Saskatchewan government it’s time to emulate the federal government and begin to reinvest in the University.

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We remember

At a noon-hour Remembrance Day ceremony at the Memorial Gate, members of the U of S community, young and old, lay wreaths to remember those from the University who fell in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War. They are watched by, from left in the background: U of S Chaplain Colin Clay; Prof. Rabbi Roger Pavey (Religious Studies); and Prof. James Mullens (Head, Religious Studies). The three, who led the moving service, presented readings from the Christian, Jewish and Buddhist traditions and led participants through prayer, a hymn, and two minutes of silence. About 50 people took part in the Nov. 11 ceremony, including U of S Pres. Peter MacKinnon, who earlier in the day represented the University at the service at Saskatchewan Place – attended by more than 7,000 people and one of Canada’s largest Remembrance Day ceremonies.





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