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Wednesday, January 10, 1996
Faculty talk of unionization
holds an open meeting today to let professors discuss the proposal that
the association move towards certification as a union under the Ontario
Labour Relations Act.
The meeting is to run from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Physics room 145. All are
welcome. Sally Gunz of UW's school of accountancy will be the chair, and
there are two speakers: Doug Lorimer of the history department at
Wilfrid Laurier University, in favour of certification, and Roy Cameron
of UW's health studies department, against certification.
Each speaker will give a brief presentation, after which there will be
time for questions and discussion.
Faculty at many Canadian universities --
Laurier University to the
Memorial University of
Newfoundland -- are already unionized, with an affiliation to the
Canadian Association of University Teachers. The most recent faculty
association to join that category, early last fall, was the one at
Queen's University. At other institutions, including Toronto, Guelph
and Waterloo, faculty have not been unionized, but organized through
"special plan" agreements and other arrangements.
The executive of the UW faculty association
is now pushing for union
certification, and in December a general meeting of the association
voted to take the next steps in that direction.
Big doings in food services
"All eateries except Brubakers will close from 3:00 until 4:30 for a
very important staff meeting," is the word from UW's food services
department. "Please excuse any inconvenience."
When the village serveries reopen at 4:30 today, by the way, it'll be
"Food from the Orient" night -- egg drop soup, stir-fries, egg rolls,
vegetarian options, and desserts including "pineapple rice pudding,
hot banana fritters, and Ceylonese love cake".
About the Hagey Bonspiel
This morning's Gazette says the annual curling event is scheduled for
February 17. Guess what: the date has been changed to March 9, according
to Patti Cook, energetic organizer. She writes:
It is an inexpensive day full of laughter and fun, not intended as
a competition but as an event for the beginner or experienced
curler -- a great way to meet faculty and staff from across campus
in a social atmosphere.
Oh, and there's food, both lunch and dinner. More details in the
Gazette next week, or from Cook at plcook@icr.
Much is happening today
And today at 10 a.m., co-op students can pick up that mystical
document, the "master copy co-op record", essential to the placement
process for spring work term jobs.
By the way, I said in yesterday's Daily Bulletin that fall work
reports were due last evening in Needles Hall; I've since been advised
that the deadline for mathematics students is today, in the Math and
Computer building. Apologies to anybody who got an unnecessary shock.
- The Ontario legislature committee examining Bill 26 holds a day
of hearings at the Valhalla Inn in downtown Kitchener.
- Conrad Grebel College holds a 4:30 p.m. chapel service on
the theme "The Diverse Christian Traditions Among Us".
- Kingston writer Steven Heighton gives a reading at 3:30 p.m.
at St. Jerome's College room 221.
- Ian Goldberg, much-publicized graduate of UW's computer science
program, and now a graduate student at Berkeley, makes a visit back
to Waterloo, and will give a talk this evening for the Computer
Science Club. His topic: Internet security. The talk is scheduled
for 7:30 p.m.; the CSC (csc@math, Math and Computer room 3036)
should know what room it'll be in.
- Clubs Days continue in the Student Life Centre -- your chance
to find out about the cultural group, recreational activity, or
political lobby of your choice.
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