Diabetes discovery

Document Sample
Diabetes discovery Powered By Docstoc
					                                                                                                                                                                             March 4, 2011
                                                                                                                                                                        Volume 18, Issue 14
                                                                                                                                                                   Publication Mail Agreement #40065156

                                       www.usask.ca/ocn ocn@usask.ca

$30M for nuclear research

With the announcement of $30
million in support over the next
seven years from the Government
of Saskatchewan, the U of S will
move ahead with establishing a
nuclear research centre.
     Building on a history of
nuclear research at the U of S—a
history that includes pioneering
the use of Cobalt 60 in cancer
treatment in the early 1950s—
establishing a centre for nuclear
research is the next step in
becoming an international leader
in this field.
     “It is a great day in the
province of Saskatchewan,” said
Saskatchewan Premier Brad
Wall at the announcement in the
Physics Building. “It is a great day
here on campus at the university.
Not because of anything that the
government did, has done or is
about to do, but because of the
critical mass that already exists
on this campus and because of
                                       Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall (left), Sylvia Fedoruk, professor emeritus, Rob Norris, Saskatchewan Minister of Advanced Education,          MaRk FeRguSon
See Centre, Page 2                     Employment and Immigration, and President Peter MacKinnon pose with a piece of a betatron used for cancer treatment in the past.

Diabetes discovery
Researchers link high-carbohydrate diet to disease
 Colleen MacPherson

A      two-year      investigation     because diabetes is one of the       the high fat, high carbohydrate            The work, which formed           that binds the MG, preventing
into skyrocketing rates of             most important health issues         North American diet has               the PhD thesis for Arti Dhar,         its harmful effects. What they
type 2 diabetes has led U of S         in North America,” said Desai.       always been a suspect in the          involved treating rats with           discovered was that the rats that
researchers to a major discovery       And the numbers are staggering.      development of the disease, the       higher-than-normal levels of          received MG alone developed
– a probable mechanism for how         In 2008, there were 1.66 million     underlying mechanisms have            MG and comparing the results          insulin resistance (a precursor
a high-carbohydrate diet causes        people living with diabetes in       eluded researchers, until now.        with those from rats that
the disease.                           Canada compared to 1.22 million      “People think that high fat in the    received MG along with a drug         See Next, Page 2
     The work by Kaushik Desai         in 2003, a whopping 36 per           diet causes harm,” said Desai,
and Lily Wu, professors in the         cent increase in just five years.    “but actually it’s the other way
Department of Pharmacology in          By 2010, the number of cases         around.
the College of Medicine, focused       in Canada was expected to be              “When we take in glucose
on methylglyoaxal (MG), which          three million. There is particular   in a well-balanced diet, its
is produced naturally as the body      concern about Aboriginal people      metabolism      produces      very
metabolizes glucose consumed           in Saskatchewan where the rate       small amounts of MG which
in carbohydrates. What they            of diabetes is three times that of   are handled very well by the
found was that high levels of MG       the general population, and the      body,” explained Desai. “But
produce all the features of type       average age of diagnosis is 48.7     high-glucose intake produces

2 diabetes, including damage to        years compared to 61.4 years.        so much MG that the enzymes
insulin producing cells in the              Many cases are appearing        that neutralize it are overloaded.
pancreas, insulin resistance and       with no history or genetic cause     That means MG interacts with
impairment of body tissue to use       of diabetes, said Desai, “so         other enzymes, disrupting their
glucose properly.                      it comes down to what we’re          normal function, and that’s
     “This is very exciting for us     www.usask.ca/ocn ocn@usask.ca
                                       eating and drinking.” While          where the problems begin.”            Diabetes researcher Kaushik Desai.                                           SHRF

           Inside                                                   Top teacher Page 3                                          Academic address Page 5
2                                                                                                                                                              March 4, 2011           ocn

Centre builds on past                                                                                               Next step will
From Page 1
                                   federal and provincial funding
                                   to support building a linear
                                                                            and northern development. It
                                                                            will, however, focus on three
                                                                                                                    focus on fructose
the storied history that allows us accelerator to research medical          main areas of research: nuclear                                               established fact, and even then,
                                                                                                                    From Page 1
to build on many, many isotope production, this funding                     medicine; nuclear science and                                                 “people are not going to give up
tomorrows.                         will also complement the existing        engineering;      and      materials    to, and feature of, diabetes),        drinking Coke and other high-
     “When it comes to nuclear cluster of facilities across campus.         science.                                had low insulin production by         sugar drinks. That will take lots
medicine, this is a very special        “The research that we                    “It’s absolutely key from the      the pancreas and had impaired         and lots of years and lots and
place,” continued Wall. “The       undertake in the key areas of            university’s perspective, this new      glucose tolerance tests. “We then     lots of counselling. But we’re
purpose of what we are about nuclear medicine, nuclear science              centre will help us attract top         tried to go deeper and deeper,”       confident in what we’ve found
                                               and engineering and          faculty and students to the U of S      he said, “down to the genetic         and we want to take it further.”
                                               new materials research       and create new opportunities            level” which revealed the genes            The next step in the research,
       … this new centre will help will research that is
                                                        complement          in Canada’s growing nuclear
                                                                            industry for our very well-trained
                                                                                                                    in the rats were not synthesizing
                                                                                                                    normal amounts of insulin.
                                                                                                                                                          funded by the Saskatchewan
                                                                                                                                                          Health Research Foundation, the
       us attract top faculty and              already underway at          graduates,” said MacKinnon.                  Even if insulin levels had       Heart and Stroke Foundation of
                                               the Canadian Light                The centre’s activities will       been normal, Desai said they          Saskatchewan and the Canadian
       students … and create new               Source synchrotron,          start this year with a small staff      found the rats were not effectively   Institutes of Health Research,
                                               at the Saskatchewan          co-ordinating research programs         moving glucose from blood to          will zero in on the role of fructose
       opportunities in Canada’s               Research      Council’s      across campus and with partner          cells where it is stored and used.    in diabetes onset. Fructose
                                               SLOWPOKE research            organizations. It is expected that      “This is the fundamental defect       consumption         has       almost
       growing nuclear industry.               reactor and at our           by 2016, the centre will create         in all diabetics. We found all the    doubled in the past 30 years, said
                                               u n ique -i n- C a n a d a   12 new faculty and six new staff        features of type 2 diabetes.”         Desai, thanks to high-fructose
       Peter MacKinnon                         tokamak          fusion      positions while also supporting              Desai said the results, set      corn syrup being the sweetener
                                               reactor     which       is   30 graduate students and post-          to be published in March in the       of choice in everything from
                                               housed, by the way,          doctoral fellows.                       prestigious American Diabetes         bread and juices to ketchup and
to announce today is that the in the lower level of this Physics                 “We will be the first university   Association journal Diabetes,         cereals. The question is whether
University of Saskatchewan and Building,” said U of S President             in Canada to lead a strategic           caused considerable excitement        glucose or fructose is more
the Province of Saskatchewan Peter MacKinnon.                               and interdisciplinary focus on          in the lab “but not with the first    harmful.
would recapture the leadership          Using       these      existing     nuclear studies, embracing both         sample. You wait for six or eight          “Those results will be
that was given us all those years  strengths, the centre will cover         the latest science across the entire    samples before you get really         more solid evidence, but this
ago, six decades ago.”             a broad range of fields of study         nuclear fuel cycle and the full         excited.”                             is still a breakthrough. We’re
     Coming on the heels of including                  environmental        environmental and social context             The researchers recognize it     really producing some exciting
January’s announcement of          remediation,       public     policy     of nuclear development,” said           could be three to five years before   results and people should know
                                                                            MacKinnon.                             their findings are considered         about it.” 

        Review of Associate
        Student and Enrolment Services Division

        In accordance with the Board-approved Search and Review
        Procedures for Senior Administrators, a committee has been
        established to review the performance of Associate
        Vice-President, Student and Enrolment Services Division
        (AVP, SESD), David Hannah in the penultimate year of his
        second review period.

        The review committee invites members of the university
        community to provide feedback on Dr. Hannah’s
        performance as Associate Vice-President, Student and
        Enrolment Services Division.

        Submissions can be made by letter or e-mail. Respondents
        are encouraged to use the framework of accountabilities
        (expectations) and competencies (skills) from the position
        profile to provide their feedback, although the review
        committee recognizes that not everyone can comment on
        each area. The profile is available on PAWS in the Provost’s
        Office group (files: AVP, SESD Review) or by contacting
        lori.auchstaetter@usask.ca. When making a submission by
        e-mail, respondents must include their name and affiliation
        in the body of the e-mail. Every e-mail submission will be
        acknowledged by return e-mail to confirm the authenticity
        of the author’s identity.

        All submissions received through this process will be
        considered by the review committee in raw form. A synopsis
        of the feedback will be prepared by the committee and
        provided to the incumbent. In the synopsis, all identifying
        information will be removed to protect the confidentiality
        of the respondents.

        Please make your confidential submission by 11 March
        2011, to Lori Auchstaetter, secretary to the review
        committee, Office of the Provost and Vice-President
        Academic (by e-mail: lori.auchstaetter@usask.ca, in hard
        copy: 208 College Building, or by fax: 966-4316).


                                                                             Doowah Design Inc.
                                                                             Client: RWB        Job no: 1725
                                                                             RWB Wonderland Saskatoon OnCampus Ad /CMYK /1/3 pageg Insertion: Feb 11
 ocn March 4, 2011                                                                                                                                                                     3

Hard work in class pays off
Phillips wins 3M Teaching Fellowship; eighth for U of S

When self-described “grinder”
                                                                                                                                                   This is the eighth 3M Fellowship
Fred Phillips—who credits
hard work above all else for                                                                                                                       for the U of S since the award’s
his success—heard that he was                                                                                                                      inception in 1986. Phillips joins
the recipient of a 3M National                                                                                                                     previous U of S winners: Baljit
Teaching Fellowship, his jaw hit                                                                                                                   Singh, professor of veterinary
the ground.                                                                                                                                        biomedical sciences in 2009,
     He was, to say the least, a                                                                                                                   Ernie Walker, professor of
bit surprised.                                                                                                                                     archaeology in 2007, John
     Phillips was about to sit                                                                                                                     Thompson, professor of
down for family game night                                                                                                                         sociology in 2005, Rick Schwier,
with his wife and two sons when                                                                                                                    professor of curriculum studies
he got the call telling him he                                                                                                                     in 2005, Len Gusthart, professor
was one of 10 teachers selected                                                                                                                    of kinesiology in 2002, Mel
to receive Canada’s highest                                                                                                                        Hosain, professor of civil
teaching honour. “When I                                                                                                                           engineering in 1994 and Ron
found out about the fellowship,                                                                                                                    Marken, professor of English
it was just a feeling of ‘wow’,”                                                                                                                   in 1987.
said Phillips, professor of
accounting and Baxter Scholar                                   Phillips
in the Edwards School of
Business.                          trouble. I think they notice the   mark by earning teaching
     The news, no doubt, would     help I give is what they need at   nominations and awards in                 I understand when and where students
have come as an even bigger        that moment.”                      his first year, and every year
surprise to a young Phillips who        It was his struggle that      after, including college-specific         may be struggling and how that could
did his undergraduate degree in    also helped him realize he had     awards, university-wide awards
accounting at the University of    a passion for the subject. So      and student-selected awards.
                                                                                                                lead to further trouble.
Manitoba. “I got a D in one of     he continued the “grind” and       In 2005-06, he received the               Fred Phillips
my undergrad classes and had       earned his doctorate degree in     university’s highest teaching
to take it over,” he confessed     accounting from the University     honour, the Master Teacher
with a chuckle. “I think           of Texas before coming to the      Award, becoming one of the          Learning in 2010.                      conduct research evaluating
struggling then is helping me      U of S to teach.                   youngest      recipients    ever.         “I sometimes feel like the       the effectiveness of different
now as an accounting professor.         His track record since        More recently, he was selected      accolades have grown larger            learning methods.
I understand when and where        arriving here in 1996 suggests     as the inaugural winner             than the true me and I need                  Whatever the reason for his
students may be struggling and     all that hard work is paying       of the Provost’s Award for          to race to catch up,” explained        teaching excellence, it didn’t go
how that could lead to further     off. Phillips quickly made his     Outstanding Innovation in           Phillips. “I always see room for       unnoticed by 3M Canada and
                                                                                                          improvement. I have so many            the Society for Teaching and
                                                                                                          incredible colleagues at the           Learning in Higher Education
from the archives                                                                                         Edwards School of Business, and        (STLHE),       which      selected
                                                                                                          throughout the university, that I      Phillips based on his excellence

The Allen story                                                                                           feel like I need to continually get
                                                                                                          better just to catch up to them.”
                                                                                                                Phillips is quick to attribute
                                                                                                                                                 not just in teaching, but also in
                                                                                                                                                 mentorship and research in the
                                                                                                                                                 area of teaching and learning.
 Patrick Hayes, u of s archives
                                                                                                          his classroom success to an                  “It is truly special to
Here we have a portrait                                                                                   upbringing that taught him             be joining so many other
of William Allen taken a                                                                                  the value of working hard and          wonderful educators. But I
year before the creation of                                                                               striving for his best. That work       still don’t feel like I belong in
the University of Saskatch-                                                                               ethic propels him to make              their company,” said Phillips,
ewan (1907). He was born in                                                                               classes relevant for students,         who will be presented with the
England, near Bristol, in 1892,                                                                           answer student questions at            award at the annual STLHE
and immigrated to Canada                                                                                  all hours of the day, write            conference hosted at the U of S
with his family in 1911, taking                                                                           textbooks and case studies, and        June 15-18. 
out a homestead at Smiley,
Saskatchewan. He joined the
army in 1915, was wounded at
the Battle of the Somme in 1916
and was sent to the Beaufort
                                                                                                          PotashCorp supports
War Hospital to recuperate.
Discharged in 1917, Allen
enrolled at the University of
                                                                                                          student athletes
Saskatchewan as an associate                                                                              Student athletes got a financial       these from local corporations
student in Agriculture, trans-                                                                            boost from PotashCorp in               help our programs recruit and
ferring to the degree course                                                                              February with the announce-            retain the best and brightest
and graduating in 1922.                                                                                   ment of $150,000 gift in support       student athletes. These athletes
     His studies took him to                                                                              of Huskie Athletics.                   form the basis of our elite athletic
Harvard and Cornell Universi-                                                                                  Each of the 15 Huskie             teams, where they combine
ties where he earned a PhD in                                                                             Athletics teams will benefit           their athletic involvement with
1925. He returned to the U of S,                                                                          from the gift, which will help         their studies and everyday
organizing and serving as the                                                                             supplement team budgets, and           contributions to the university
first head of the Department                                                                              support student athletes in the        and to our community.”
of Farm Management. He                                                                                    Huskies Sport Health Centre.                PotashCorp has donated
resigned in 1938 to accept the                                                                                 “Huskie Athletics is very         more than $10 million to
position of the first Commis-                                                                             grateful for this contribution         the U of S, starting with the
sioner to Britain for Canadian                                                                            from PotashCorp,” said Basil           $5-million donation to create
Agriculture. In 1941, while                                                                               Hughton, athletic director.            the PotashCorp Centre at the
enroute to England, he lost his                                                                           “The generosity shown is truly         Edwards School of Business
life at sea when the steamship     U of S Archives, A-2129                                                tremendous and appreciated.            in 1998; and more recently
Nerissaa he was on was                                                                                    Each season the costs associated       another $5 million in 2005 for
torpedoed.                         cultural Economics. He is also     character inspired the respect      with running elite CIS teams,          upgrades to Griffiths Stadium
     The Allen Memorial Prize      memorialized with a plaque in      of many friends, especially the     like those we have at the              in PotashCorp Park to help
is awarded annually to the top     Convocation Hall which reads       farmers of Saskatchewan for         University of Saskatchewan,            Huskie Athletics host the 2006
graduating student in Agri-        in part: “His sincere, manly       whom he did so much.”              rises. Contributions such as           Vanier Cup. 
4                                                                                                                                                                                       March 4, 2011             ocn

Collaboration a
reality of science
I appreciate the reporting of my research programme (“Measuring
stress in birds”, On Campus News, 11 February 2011) on how
                   hormones in feathers give us insight into the
    letter         stressors faced by birds. However, there was a major
                   oversight that requires correction. The article failed
to recognize the efforts of Dr. Tracy Marchant of the Department of
Biology. From the very beginning, my work has been a collaborative
effort with Dr. Marchant. Together, she as an endocrinologist and
me as an ecologist, we put our heads together to ask questions about
stress that were impossible given current technologies. We changed
that by developing a technique to retrospectively analyse hormones
in feathers.
      More than just a correction to the article in On Campus News,
I think my point of who does what is important to discuss. The
reality of science today is that collaboration is not only desirable,
it is a necessity. Too often in academic circles we like to recognize
individuals: big names that bring in money and make headlines. In
reality, a team is always responsible for any productivity in a lab. It
is the work of technicians, the graduate students, and other types of
research associates that can, and should, take credit for productivity,
even when they may not directly contribute to hands-on work. To that
end it is my pleasure to recognize and thank Dr. Tracy Marchant, Dr.
Sonia Cabezas, Dr. Julio Blas, Graham Fairhurst, Dr. Juan Grande,
Maria Fachal, and Isa Luque. 
                                                     Gary R. Bortolotti
                                 Houston Professor of Ornithology, and
                                            Rawson Professor of Biology
                                                Department of Biology

Moving toward ‘an
honoured place’
                                                     for the future, he said, including
From Page 5
                                                     committed leadership across the
university today, more character                     institution, including governing                                                                                                               SciencecaRtoonSPluS.coM

and more identity.”                                  bodies, senior administrators,

                                                                                                        A fresh look at fresh water
     Moving forward, Fairbairn                       commitment leaders and the
said there will continue to be                       Council of Health Sciences Deans,
pressure points, one being                           to name a few.
recruiting       and        retaining                     In some future academic                        Karin Tate-Penna
diverse, academically promising                      address, the advances he described
undergraduates. He also identified                   as well as those yet to come will                  Outdoor enthusiasts and folks         manage excessive bacterial and
“an insufficient sense of common                     likely be reviewed, documenting                    with family cottages at one of        algal growth, which ultimately
purpose” as a barrier to change.                     “how today’s successes were                                        Sask atchewa n’s      effects water quality for drinking
“I think, at root, this is why it still              part of a decisive few years in                    grad            many bodies of        and recreation.”
takes too long to implement what
we have decided.” And continuing
                                                     the University of Saskatchewan’s
                                                     history, when we earned and were
                                                                                                        Profile         freshwater might
                                                                                                                        take a moment
                                                                                                                                                   Sereda, who once managed
                                                                                                                                              a hatchery at a fish farm on Lake
health-care needs will strain                        recognized for an honoured place                   to think about the quality of the     Diefenbaker, says that it was his
government finances, he said,                        among our peers.”                                  water in their favourite lake. Jeff   work at the fishery that inspired
and that could mean flat or even                          Both a transcript and a video                 Sereda does.                          him to pursue a university
reduced budgets.                                     of the academic address can be                          Sereda       is      presently   education in biology. He has
     But there are positive signs                    found on the provost’s website.                   completing his doctoral program       worked straight through the
                                                                                                        in biology, and he is concerned       completion of his BSc, and on
                                                                                                        with lake ecosystems, especially      to an MSc that segued into his
                                                                                                        the role phosphorus plays in          current program for a PhD. And
                                                                                                        limiting the growth of algae and      he has come full-circle — this

    ocnOn Campus News                                                                                   bacteria in fresh water. More
                                                                                                        precisely, Sereda studies the
                                                                                                        effects of ultraviolet radiation
                                                                                                        on phosphorus cycles in lakes,
                                                                                                                                              spring, he is starting a post-doc
                                                                                                                                              position with Howard Wheater,
                                                                                                                                              Canada Excellence Research
                                                                                                                                              Chair in Water Security, that will
                                                                                                                                                                                    freedom to learn, explore, and
On Campus News is published 20 times per year by University of Saskatchewan Communications.             research that has not been            see him back at Lake Diefenbaker.     expand my research into new
It is distributed to all U of S faculty, staff, graduate students and members of governing bodies, as   undertaken until now.                       He is excited by the prospect   areas of interest. My long-term
well as to others in the university community, related organizations, some Saskatchewan govern-
ment officials and news media. Subscriptions are available for $20 per year. Story and photo ideas           “We do not understand            of more fieldwork, research           goals are to pursue a career in
are welcome. Advertising rates are available online or on request. On Campus News aims to               the influence that ultraviolet        and writing. “I found my work         academics. I have a real passion
provide a forum for the sharing of timely news, information and opinions about events and               radiation     may       have     on   on ultraviolet radiation most         for both teaching and research.”
issues of interest to the University of Saskatchewan community.
                                                                                                        phosphorus cycling whether            exciting, primarily because                Sereda’s work has been
The views and opinions expressed by writers of letters to the                                           indirectly, by altering dissolved-    this is a new and emerging field      funded in part by his supervisor’s
editor and viewpoints do not necessarily reflect those of the
                                                                                                        nutrient availability, or directly    and I have published the first        NSERC Discovery Grant, a
University of Saskatchewan or On Campus News.
                                                                                                        through the effects on aquatic        comprehensive study on the            U of S Graduate Scholarship,
                                                                                                        organisms and their ability           effects of ultraviolet radiation      the Ted Hammer Limnology
Editor: Colleen MacPherson
Writer: Kris Foster                                                                                     to acquire, release, and/or           on phosphorus cycling in lakes.       Scholarship,    a     Fish    and
Designer: Brian Kachur                                                                                  regenerate phosphorus,” he            My research will be influential in    Wildlife Development Fund
Editorial Advisory Board: Sherri Cheung, Patrick Hayes, Carla Vipond,                                   explains. “My research has            directing future research in the      scholarship from Saskatchewan
Sharon Scott, Gillian Muir, Sandra Ribeiro, David York, Steve Jimbo                                     focused      on      characterizing   field.”                               Environment, and a Malcom A.
                                                                                                        and quantifying these poorly               Sereda, who is supervised by     Ramsay Memorial Award. 
                                                                                                        understood pathways in the            Jeff Hudson, says that his studies
ISSN: 1195-7654                PUBLICATIONS MAIL AGREEMENT NO. 40065156                                 phosphorus cycles of lakes.           have been the perfect balance          Karin Tate-Penna writes profiles
                                                                                                        With our new understanding            between lab and fieldwork, as                      of graduate students
                               501–121 RESEARCH DR                                                      of how phosphorus is supplied         well as between theoretical and             for the College of Graduate
                               SASKATOON, SK S7N 1K2                                                    to bacteria and algae, lake           applied research. “(Hudson) has                   Studies and Research.
                               Email: communications@usask.ca
                                                                                                        managers can better control or        always provided me with the
 ocn March 4, 2011                                                                                                                                                                          5

The difference planning makes
Provost’s academic
address 2011
 Colleen MacPherson

Ten years on, collective and           school on probation, debilitating
deliberate planning at the U of S      budget cuts, a structural deficit
has turned many good ideas into        and a reputation in decline. He
reality but the provost believes the   quoted then-provost Michael
next few years could be the most       Atkinson from a similar address
exciting time of change yet in the     in 1999: “Our situation is … one
history of the institution.            of incredible stress.”
      In his annual academic                 The provost and vice-
address, this year held March 1        president academic then discussed       Provost Brett Fairbairn                                                                           DaviD Stobbe
before a crowd of about 250 in         the intention of the planning
Convocation Hall, Brett Fairbairn      process, which he summed up in a        aims to do,” even in its yet-to-be-   to increased funding from many       – “extraordinarily promising,
pointed out that while there is        single word – change. “Change is        approved third plan which will        fronts for student awards. “This     talented and dedicated” new
no guarantee about what lies           at the heart of planning, and is the    focus on research, Aboriginal         is what openness, collegiality and   faculty; recruitment targets for
ahead, “we shape our future as         most human and the most social          engagement, program and service       participatory planning looks like    graduate students met; research
we can, and planning is how we         part of planning,” he said. “But we     innovation, and the local and         in practice.”                        revenue up; satisfied students; and
do it. It makes us active agents       meant to change, and planning           globe sense of community.                  Fairbairn also discussed the    measurable improvement in the
in our own story … (and) I think       was the mechanism to do so.”                   With identified priorities     tough decisions made “in ways        university’s reputation.
it is worth the time, energy and             For Fairbairn, the key            comes the ability to make decisions   consistent with widely discussed          “I would mention one
creativity of … every member of        development through years               that support those priorities.        university priorities,” including    other difference that integrated
our University of Saskatchewan         of planning has been the                Fairbairn pointed out three –         the $10 million in budget            planning has made: the university
community.”                            identification of clear academic        the need to recruit outstanding       adjustments carried out over the     is now more visible,” he said, less
      This year’s speech, titled       priorities. “Before integrated          faculty led to investment in          past couple of years. “We provide    a collection of separate units.
What Difference Does Planning          planning, the university had many       faculty compensation; capital         for our financial future through     “We trust more. We share more.
Make?, saw Fairbairn take a            priorities, which is to say that as a   planning focused on the student       carefully chosen and decisive        We expect more of each other.
retrospective look at planning         whole university, we had none at        experience and research to            investments,” he said.               There is more university in our
at the U of S starting with the        all.” Today, the priorities are well    support those priorities; and the          The result, he said, has
circumstances it faced a decade        defined and well known. “No one         priority of supporting students led   been clear positive outcomes         See Moving, Page 4
ago. These included the lingering      need be in any doubt about that
effects of a strike, a medical         the University of Saskatchewan

                                                                                                         Which Mark Wouters Did
        The Proofreading Process                                                                         You Buy a House From?
                          Presented by EAC Saskatchewan
  Tuesday, 19 April 2011 / 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  Western Development Museum / Saskatoon

  What does it take to be a good proofreader? What skills do you need?
  This one-day seminar will answer these questions and focus on the
  all-important process for effective proofreading. Topics include how to
  mark copy, the difference between proofreading and copy editing, and
  computers and proofreading. Regardless of your background, you will
  learn how to exercise sound judgement in your decisions about what to               More Wrinkles In The Face Means
  mark and what to leave alone.
        Presenter Ruth Wilson is an instructor in the Writing and                     Fewer Wrinkles In The Transaction.
  Publishing Program and the Summer Publishing Workshops at
  Simon Fraser University, where she teaches proofreading, editing,                   Helping People With
  and plain language skills.
                                                                                      Real Estate For Over Thirty Years!
                                            For More InForMatIon
                          eMaIl saskatchewan@edItors.ca or go to
                                                                                                                                          MARK WOUTERS 933-0000

    Free Public Noon-Hour Events on Campus
    • March 21, Convocation Hall: “Synchronized                • March 24, Convocation Hall: “Climate
      Swimming: How citizens, scientists and other               Uncertainty: What it Means for Water
      species can work together for water right                  Planning and Policy – Recent Results from
      now” – 2010 Governor General’s Award-winning               Saskatchewan and Arizona”— Canada
      author Allan Casey                                         Research Chair John Pomeroy and Patricia
    • March 22, Convocation Hall: “Water Security
      and the Perfect Storm” – Howard Wheater,
                                                                 Gober of the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate
                                                                 School of Public Policy
      Canada Excellence Research Chair in Water
                                                               • March 25, Neatby-Timlin Theatre: “The
                                                                 Selenium Solution” – Mindfield Inc. film on                              means
    • March 23, Convocation Hall: “Detecting
                                                                 the search for an antidote to poisoned water
                                                                 in Bangladesh, with introduction by Canada
      Unknown Chemical Toxins in the Environment: Research Chairs Ingrid Pickering and Graham
                                                                                                                                                                   to Us...
      the Case of PFCs” – Canada Research Chair                  George
      John Giesy                                                                                                             U OF S WATER WEEK
                                                               EVENING EVENT
                                                               Canadian Premiere of James M. David’s “Strange                M A RC H 2 1-25
    Organized by U of S Research Communications and the
                                                               and Mysterious Waters” performed by the U of S
    campus CERC office. For more information, contact: 966-8014 Wind Orchestra at the Quance Theatre, Education
    or visit www.usask.ca/water                                Building, March 25 at 7:30 p.m.

  U of S ad_wide.indd 1                                                                                                                                                       25/02/11 3:25 PM
6                                                                                                                                                                                               March 4, 2011                     ocn

Coming Events
   Seminars/lectures                         WCVM Events
                                              Room 2115, WcvM
                                                                                            Paul Sartison, multi-faith co-ordinator, at
                                                                                            653-2509.                                         conferences                                • March 23, noon-1 pm, convocation
                                                                                                                                                                                            Hall, presentation Detecting
                                              • March 8, 12:30-1:30 pm, Robert and                                                                                                          unknown chemical toxins in the
Sorokin Lecture                                                                             Service Award Nominations                      Energy Policy Conference                         environment: the case of PFcs with
• March 31, 7:30 pm, neatby-timlin              virginia Rausch visiting Professorship,
                                                Dr. Hana Weingartl, cFia, Winnipeg,         the office of the President is now             the Johnson-Shoyama graduate School              John giesy, canada Research chair in
  theatre, the 42nd annual Sorokin                                                          accepting nominations for the 2011             of Public Policy presents taking charge:         environmental toxicology
                                                presents Pathogenesis of nipah virus
  lecture features andrea Doucet,                                                           President’s Service awards, a twice–           towards an integrated energy Policy for        • March 24, noon-1 pm, convocation
                                                in swine
  carleton university, who will present                                                     annual recognition of the dedication           Saskatchewan March 29 at the Ramada              Hall, presentation climate uncertainty:
                                              • March 9, 12:30-1:30 pm, Robert and
  breadwinning Moms and caregiving                                                          and commitment of non–academic                                                                  What it Means for Water Planning
                                                virginia Rausch visiting Professorship,                                                    Hotel in Regina. the event will bring
  Dads: a Quiet Revolution, a Resilient                                                                                                                                                     and Policy – recent results from
                                                Dr. Hana Weingartl, cFia, Winnipeg,         employees. the award includes $1,000           together energy leaders and academics
  Problem, and one Persistent Puzzle            presents emergence of zoonotic                                                                                                              Saskatchewan and arizona with John
                                                                                            and the choice of a specially–designed         to share experiences from this province
                                                viruses – the pig connection                                                                                                                Pomeroy, canada Research chair in
                                                                                            ring or pin. For information or to obtain      and other jurisdictions. online registration
Law Lectures                                  • March 29, 12:30-1:30 pm, Dlt Smith
                                                                                                                                                                                            Water Resources and climate change,
                                                                                            a nomination form, contact the office          is available until March 22 at www.              and Patricia gober, Professor, Johnson
• March 7, noon, Room 150, Mlt lecture          Short term visitorship, Dr. Matthias
  theatre, college of law, teresa Scassa,                                                   of the President at 966–6613 or visit          schoolofpublicpolicy.sk.ca. For more             Shoyama graduate School of Public
                                                ochs, Hannover Medical School,              the president’s website: www.usask.ca/
  cRc in information law, university of                                                                                                    information, call (306)585-5869.                 Policy
                                                germany, presents Quantitative
  ottawa, presents ambush Marketing                                                         president                                                                                     • March 25, noon-1 pm, neatby-timlin
                                                microscopic analysis of the pulmonary
• March 14, noon, Room 150, Mlt lecture
                                                                                                                                           Medicine Research Day                            theatre, The Selenium Solution film
                                                surfactant system                           Coffee with the Chancellor
  theatre, college of law, Peter grant,                                                                                                    the college of Medicine’s 18th annual            screening; introduction by ingrid
                                              Microbiology and Immunology                   chancellor vera Pezer is hosting a coffee      life and Health Sciences Research Day            Pickering, canada Research chair in
  grant native law, vancouver, bc, presents
                                                                                            conversation time on the second Friday         will take place March 11 in the education        Molecular environmental Science and
  aboriginal law and aboriginal title         Series                                        of each month from 2:30-3:30 pm at the                                                          graham george, canada Research
                                              4 pm, Room b6 Health Sciences building                                                       building. the event includes poster
Israeli Scholar Lecture                                                                     Starbucks in the Murray library. coffee                                                         chair in X-ray absorption Spectroscopy
                                               • March 10, biomedical Sciences                                                             displays and a keynote address by John
• March 10, 4:30 pm, neatby-timlin                                                          and space is available for up to six people.                                                  • March 25, 7:30 pm, Quance theatre,
                                                 Divisional Speaker abigail Salyers,                                                       cross on enlightened management,                 canadian premiere of Strange and
  theatre, David Menashri, tel aviv              university of illinois at urbana-                                                         innovation and organizational success.           Mysterious Waters by David James
  university/oxford university, presents
  iran: Domestic challenges and Regional
                                                 champaign, presents the human
                                                 intestinal tract: a hotbed of antibiotic      arts                                       More information is available on the
                                                                                                                                           college website.
                                                                                                                                                                                            performed by the u of S Wind
  Ramifications                                  resistance gene transfer
                                               • March 17, christopher Rudulier, PhD                                                       Science/Research Symposium
Women’s Theatre and Drama
• March 30, 4:30-5:30 pm, Room 161
                                                 student seminar, supervisor Peter
                                                 bretscher, presents cD4 t cell number
                                                                                            the english graduate Students course
                                                                                            council presents readings by Holly
                                                                                                                                           the colleges of Medicine and veterinary
                                                                                                                                           Medicine present the 2011 Reproductive
                                                                                                                                                                                             courses/Workshops
  John Mitchell building, kym bird,              controls the th1/th2 Phenotype:            luhning, author of newly published
                                                                                                                                           Science and Medicine Research                  WSEP Safety Training Courses
  professor at York university, presents         Mechanism and implication for Disease      Quiver, and Jennifer Still, poet and author
  “the aspirations of my Sex”: theatre                                                      of Nest, March 4 at 1:30 pm in the gSa         Symposium March 18 from 8 am-5 pm in           Register at www.usask.ca/wsep/web_
  and the question of women in fin de                                                       commons.                                       the graduate Student commons. More             course
  siecle and early twentieth canada           Geography and Planning                                                                       information and registration at 966-8625.       • biosafety: March 7, March 10, 8:30
                                              Colloquia                                     Mozart Specials                                                                                  am-4 pm
J.M. Boving Lecture                                                                         • March 5 and 6, 7:30 pm, Quance               STLHE Conference                                • biosafety Refresher: March 22, 12:30-
                                              Fridays at 3:30 pm in Room 146 kirk Hall
• March 31, 7:30 pm, Room 18 edwards           • March 4, Sandra beardsall presents           theatre, selected scenes from early and      the Society of teaching and learning              4:30 pm
  School of business, the Department                                                          late operas of Mozart. tickets available     in Higher education (StlHe) annual              • Standard First aid w/cPR a: april 6 and
                                                 talking to Strangers: Feminist Women
  of economics is presenting the                                                              at the door. For more information            conference will take place at the u of S          7, 8 am-4:30 pm
                                                 in ecumenism (international Women’s
  inaugural J.M boving lecture where             Day public lecture)                          contact garry gable at 966-6180              June 15-18. For more information, see           • laboratory Safety: March 17, april 20,
  Dani Rodrick, Hariri Professor of            • March 11, kai Wang presents optical                                                       stlhe2011.usask.ca                                8:30 am-4:30 pm
                                                                                            Greystone Singers Winter
  international Political economy, John          and Radar Remote Sensed Data in                                                                                                           • Radiation Safety: March 23, 8:30
  F. kennedy School of government at                                                        Concert                                        Research Poster Day                               am-4:30 pm
                                                 large-area Wildlife Habitat Mapping        • March 13, 3 pm, knox united church,
  Harvard university, will present the                                                                                                     the Western college of veterinary               • Safety orientation for employees:
                                                                                              838 Spadina crescent east, the
  globalization Paradox.                      Philosophy in the Community                     greystone Singers, directed by gerald        Medicine graduate Student Poster Day              March 21, april 4, 1-3 pm
                                              7 pm, the Refinery, 609 Dufferin ave.           langner, present their winter concert.       will take place March 10 from 9:30 am-3         • Safety orientation for Supervisors:
WRTC Seminar                                  www.usask.ca/philosophy/                        tickets available from choir members,        pm on the second floor of the WcvM                March 16, april 14, 9-noon
For more information or to register,           • March 9, anthony Jenkins presents            Mcnally-Robinson booksellers or at           building. Students will be attendfing their     • transportation of Dangerous goods
contact the Western Regional training            Skepticism and the Fate of Philosophy        the door. For more information contact       posters between 12:30-1:30 pm.                    (Receiver): March 24, 11-noon
centre for Health Services Research at                                                        gerald langner at 966-6185                                                                   • transportation of Dangerous goods
                                                                                                                                           Falls Prevention Conference                       (Refresher): March 8, 1-4 pm
 • March 11, 11 am-12:30 pm, Studio b            Miscellany                                Dancing on the Prairies
                                                                                            • March 25, 7:30 pm, Quance theatre,
                                                                                                                                           the Falls Prevention in Seniors across          • transportation of Dangerous goods by
   (eMaP), education building, Sara allin,                                                                                                 the continuum of care conference,                 air/Road (Shipper): March 14, 8:30-4:30 pm
   postdoctoral fellow, university of
                                              International Women’s Day                       the Wind orchestra, directed by Darrin
                                                                                                                                           a collaboration between continuing
   toronto, presents examining aspects        Event                                           oehlerking, presents a concert entitled                                                     Edwards School of Business,
                                                                                              Dancing on the Prairies that will feature    Physical therapy education at the u of
   of equity in canada’s Health System.       the canadian Federation of university                                                        S and the Saskatoon Falls Prevention
                                                                                                                                                                                          Business Advisory Services
                                                                                              works by bukvich, Stravinsky, Reed and
                                              Women presents an international                 Woolfenden. tickets available at the         consortium, Saskatoon Health Region,           For information call 966-8686, email bas@
Bob McDonald Lecture                          Women’s Day event March 8 at 7 pm in            door. For more information contact           will take place March 24 and 25. the           edwards.usask.ca or visit www.edwards.
• March 7, 7 pm, neatby-timlin lecture        the auditorium at the Frances Morrison          Darrin oehlerking at 966-1370                conference will provide an evidence-           usask.ca/programs/bas
  theatre, bob McDonald, host of the          library. the evening includes a united                                                                                                       • March 7-8, Financial Management for
                                                                                                                                           based update on the interdisciplinary
  popular cbc science show Quirks and         nations webcast plus local speakers and       College Art Galleries                                                                            non-Financial Managers
  Quarks, will present What if everything                                                                                                  approach to prevention of falls in
                                              discussion.                                   until april 9, the college art galleries are                                                   • March 16-18. the Project Management
  You know is Wrong?, a historical look at                                                                                                 older adults in three primary practice            course
                                                                                            featuring an exhibition of work by Jon
  how science has continuously shown          Celebrating Teaching                                                                         areas: acute care, long term care and           • april 11-13, Regina, the business
                                                                                            Sasaki entitled good intentions.
  that human perception of the universe       the gwenna Moss centre for teaching                                                          community.For details and registration,           analyst’s course
  is incorrect.                               effectiveness will hold the u of S            Contemporary Music Recital                     visit http://www.usask.ca/cpte/                 • May 27-June 3, Waskesiu, the effective
                                              celebration of teaching april 27 from         • March 29, 7:30 pm, Quance theatre,           Fallsconf-2011/index.php.                         executive Program
English Research Colloquium                   3:30-5 pm in convocation Hall. contact          the contemporary Music ensemble
• March 4, 3:30 pm, Digital Research                                                          presents a recital entitled …feel the        Breaking the Silence                           Lunch and Learn
                                              the centre for more information.
  centre, 145 arts, Marcel Decoste,                                                           air of different planets that features       the college of education is sponsoring         • March 17, noon-1 pm, Rom 280
  university of Regina, presents “(anD        Library Dean’s Award                            music by orlando lasso, Ferenc liszt,        the 14th annual breaking the Silence             administration, the Health and
  You get FaR too MucH PublicitY                                                              béla bartók, clarence barlow, gyula          conference March 18-19. at 7:30 pm on            Wellness Resource centre presents
                                              nominations are open for the university         csapó and others in the transcriptions
  alReaDY WHoeveR You aRe)”: gossip,          library Dean’s award for excellence, a                                                       March 18, Marci McDonald, author of the          Healthy eating When eating out. to
  celebrity and Modernist authorship in                                                       of csapó, the ensemble director.                                                              register, call 966-4300.
                                              recognition of exemplary service or work        voluntary admission. For information         armageddon Factor: the Rise of christian
  evelyn Waugh’s vile bodies                                                                                                               nationalism in canada (2010), will make
                                              toward fulfilling the library’s mission.        contact gyula csapó at 966-6186                                                             Centre for Continuing and
                                              More information and nomination forms                                                        a special presentation entitled Religion       Distance Education
Governor General Lecture Series                                                             Composition Recital
                                              can be found at library.usask.ca or by                                                       and Politics: Where in Heaven’s name is
• March 25, noon, convocation Hall, the                                                                                                                                                   For information, go to www.ccde.usask.ca
                                              calling 966-6094.                             • March 31, 7:30 pm, Quance theatre,           canada going?. For full details, visit the
  u of S, the cbc and the Royal Society of                                                    works by gilian leson and Ryan                                                              or call 966-5539.
  canada are featuring clyde Hertzman,                                                                                                     conference website at www.usask.ca/
                                              Quiet Day Retreat                               goetz from the composition classes                                                          to register please call 966-5539.
  cRc in Population Health and Human                                                                                                       education/breaking-the-silence/index.
                                              the university’s ecumenical chaplaincy          of Professor gyula csapó will be                                                            Employee Development Programs
  Development, ubc, presenting a                                                                                                           htm
                                              (anglican, Presbyterian, united) is             presented. voluntary admission. For
  governor general lecture entitled                                                           information contact gyula csapó at           Water Week                                     • crucial conversations, March 22 and 29
  are we the people we need to be?            sponsoring a meditative day based on the                                                                                                    • u of S – covey leadership Program (u
                                                                                              966-6186                                     a number of events will take place across
  early human development and the             documentary into great Silence March                                                                                                          of S employees only), Sept. 19 – Dec. 8
                                              12 from 10 am – 4 pm in the u of S Multi-                                                    campus to mark Water Week March 21-25.
  challenges of the 21st century                                                            Jazz Ensemble Final Concert                    For more information, go to www.usask.
                                                                                                                                                                                          • adult & continuing education Program
                                              faith centre, Rugby chapel. Registration      • april 1, 7:30 pm, Quance theatre, the                                                       • introduction to emerging
Veterinary Microbiology                       deadline is March 9. For more information,                                                   ca/water
                                                                                              Jazz ensemble presents its final concert                                                      technologies, March 5 and 12
                                                                                                                                            • March 21, noon-1 pm, convocation
Seminar Series                                contact university chaplain ursula Wiig at      under the direction of Mark DeJong.
                                                                                                                                              Hall, Synchronized Swimming: How            • Facilitating online group interaction,
12:30 p.m., lecture theatre – viDo            966-8500.                                       tickets available at the door. For more                                                       March 23 and 30
                                                                                              information contact the Department of           citizens, scientists and other species
 • March 4, Jean Potter presents epithelial                                                                                                   can work together for water right now       • business & leadership Programs
                                              Speaking Competition                            Music at 966-6185
   cell signaling in innate immune                                                                                                            with 2010 governor general’s award-         • customer Service excellence, March 15
   responses to infection                     the annual kent Phillips Public Speaking
                                                                                            Kenderdine Exhibition                             winning author allan casey                  • Servant leadership in the Workplace,
                                              competition, sponsored by the Ron                                                                                                             March 16
 • March 18, Suresh tikoo presents                                                          on view until March 18 is JaYce SallouM         • March 22, 10 am-5 pm, Physics 175,
                                              and Jan graham centre for the Study of
   non-Human adenovirus                                                                     and kHaDiM ali (the heart that has no             World Water Day Student and Young           • leading change in changing times,
                                              communication, takes place March 7 from                                                         Professional Workshop                         March 23
                                              5:30-7 pm in Physics 107. to register, call   love/pain/generosity is not a heart) in the
Neural Systems Lecture                                                                                                                      • March 22, noon-1 pm, convocation            • integrative leadership: taking
                                              966-5277.                                     kenderdine art gallery.
• March 25, 2 pm, Room b450 Health                                                                                                            Hall, public lecture Water Security           leadership to the next level, april 5-7
  Sciences, the neural Systems and
                                              Buddhist Meditation                           Elixir Concert                                    and the Perfect Storm with Howard           • leadership conference 2011
  Plasticity Research groups presents                                                       • March 12, 7:30 pm, convocation Hall,            Wheater, canada excellence Research         • May 4-5, to register or for more
  kurt Haas, Dept. of cellular and            all members of the campus community                                                             chair in Water Security
                                                                                              the elixir ensemble presents works                                                            information, visit learntolead.usask.
  Physiological Sciences and the brain        are invited for meditation and                  by tchaikovsky, Paganini and vivaldi,         • March 23, 10:30-11:30 am, convocation
                                              conversation tuesdays from 11:45                                                                                                              ca/2011
  Research centre, ubc, who will deliver                                                      among others. tickets available at              Hall, seminar unanswered Questions
  imaging Structural and Functional           am-12:45 pm in the Multi-Faith centre           elixirensemble.com, Mcnally Robinson            in Predicting the Hydrologic impacts        Winter Art Classes
  plasticity in the intact and awake          (Rugby chapel, next to the grad Student         booksellers, Place Riel kiosk or at the         of climate change with Dennis               • Watercolour i, Fri, Sat, Sun, april
  developing brain                            commons). For information, contact              door.                                           lettenmeier, university of Washington         8,9,10,15,16,17
 ocn March 4, 2011                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7

• Watercolour ii, Fri, Sat, Sun, april          • blackboard learn grade book, March             with brad Wuetherick and Sheryl             • March 29, 3:30-4:30 pm, tea with Jim
  8,9,10,15,16,17                                 17, 3-4:30 pm, $0 for faculty, staff; n/a      Mills, gMcte. Session 4: High-impact          greer, director, ulc and guest adam           Submit
• Portrait Photography, Sat, Sun, March
  12,13, april 9, 10
                                                  for others
                                                • Make the Most of Your Mac, March
                                                                                                 educational activities: Service
                                                                                                 learning, internships, and Practicum
                                                                                                                                               baxter-Jones, acting dean, college of
                                                                                                                                                                                             Coming Events
• glass Mosaics i, Fri. Sat. Sun, april           18, 1:30-3 pm, $0 for faculty, staff &         experiences                                 • april 7, 10-noon, implementing High-          next ocn: Fri., March 18, 2011
  15,16,17 (Weekend)                              students; n/a for others                     • March 25, 2 - 3:30 pm, imagine that!          impact educational activities with brad       Deadline: thurs., March 10, 2011 at 5 p.m.
• glass Fusion iii, Sat, Sun, March 12, 13      • MS access Fundamentals, March 14 &             using a Habermassian perspective              Wuetherick and Sheryl Mills, gMcte.           email information to ocn@usask.ca, fax
  (Weekend)                                       16, 1:30-4:30 pm, $150 for faculty, staff      to optimize the classroom learning            Session 5: High-impact educational            to 966-6815 or use the submission form
                                                  & students; $185 for others                    environment with Phillip lee,                 activities: collaborative assignments/        on www.usask.ca/ocn
Easter Break Art Camp
• ages 6 to 12, Monday – Friday, april 25       • MS excel Mastering analysis, March             Sociology                                     Projects and Writing-intensive courses
  – 29, 9 am–4 pm, $225                           7 & 9, 9-noon, $150 for faculty, staff &
                                                  students; $185 for others
• extended time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm $20
  per student                                   • MS office 2010 What’s new, March
                                                  18, 3-4:15 pm, $0 for faculty, staff &                                                        You are invited to the 14th Annual
                                                                                                                                                 Breaking the Silence
Community Music Education                         students; $75 for others
Program                                         • MS PowerPoint Fundamentals, March
• Spring infant/toddler classes starting

                                                  21, 1:30-4:30 pm, $0 for faculty, staff &
  in april, six-week sessions on tuesday          students; $100 for others
  mornings for age 0-3 years.
                                                • MS PowerPoint Fundamentals Plus,
• FanFaRe! choir is taking ongoing                March 23, 1:30-4:30 pm, $0 for faculty,
  registration – ages 7 – 12.                     staff & students; $100 for others                                                                  Sponsored by the College of Education
• Summer Music camps for ages 3-7
  offered in July                               • MS Word Fundamentals, March 14 &                                                                        University of Saskatchewan
                                                  16, 9-noon, $150 for faculty, staff &
U of S Master Gardener Workshop
• u of S Master gardener Spring Renewal
                                                  students; $185 for others
                                                • MS Word Fundamentals Plus, March
                                                                                                                                                               March 18-19, 2011
  Workshop March 5, 9 am-4:30 pm.                 28 & March 29, 1:30-4:30 pm, $150 for
  keynote speaker is Sara Williams.               faculty, staff & students; $185 for others
  $78.75 (full day including lunch) or
  $40.95 (half day without lunch). call
                                                • MS Word Styles, outlining and toc,
                                                  March 4 or March 25, 1:30-3pm, $0 for
                                                                                                                                              Marci McDonald
  966-5539 to register.                                                                                                                       Author: The Armageddon Factor:
                                                  faculty, staff & students; $75 for others
Language Centre Programs                        • MS Word Footnotes, Figures & Master                                                         The Rise of Christian Nationalism in Canada
For information or to register call               Documents, March 11, 3-4:30 pm, $0 for
                                                  faculty, staff & students; $75 for others
                                                                                                                                              “Where in Heaven’s
english language Spring term classes            • Pixel Perfect – How to Work with
 • effective Writing & grammar, Mon &             images, March 17, 10-noon, $75 for
   Wed, 5-7 pm, april 11 – June 6, $310.00
 • Spoken english, tues & thurs. 7-9 pm,
                                                  faculty, staff & students; $100 for others
                                                • SaS introduction, March 15 & 17, 6:30-
                                                                                                                                               Name Is Canada
   april 12 – June 2, $310.00                     9:30 pm, $0 for faculty, staff & students;
 • Pronunciation, thurs., 7-9 pm, april
   14-June 16, $205.00
                                                  $130 for others
                                                • SPSS introduction, March 7 & 8, 6:30-
 • listening & notetaking, thurs. 2:30-           9:30 pm, $0 for faculty, staff & students;
   4:30 pm, april 14-June 2, $170.00              $130 for others
 • effective Reading Skills, tues. 4:45-6:45    • Wiki Fundamentals, March 4,1:30-3 pm                                                                   Program and registration information:
   pm, april 12-May 31, $170.00                   or March 18, 3-4:30 pm, $0 for faculty,                                                             www.usask.ca/education/breaking-the-silence
 • teFl intensive Program, July 11-aug. 6         staff & students; n/a for others
                                                • additional workshops, seminars and
Verbal Judo                                       custom training is available at its.
campus Safety is offering verbal Judo,            training@usask.ca or visit http://
tactical communication - Dealing with             training.usask.ca
difficult people. cost is $25. to register,
call 966-5555                                   Gwenna Moss Centre
 • March 22, 1-5pm                              For more information or to register go to
 • april 19, 1-5pm                              www.usask.ca/gmcte or call 966-2231
                                                 • March 8, 3:30-4:30 pm, teaching
                                                                                                                                                                                   Nominate an individual or team
 • april 27, 1-5pm                                                                                                                                                                 for the University Library Dean’s
                                                   effectiveness afternoon (tea) with Jim
Information Technology Services                    greer and guest lorna butler, dean,                                                                                             Award for Excellence today!
Training                                           college of nursing
For information or to register, call             • March 10, 10-noon, implementing
966-4866 or go to www.training.usask.ca.           High-impact educational activities
                                                   with brad Wuetherick and Sheryl
 • adobe acrobat Pro intro, March 21 and           Mills, gMcte. Session 3: High-impact
   23, or april 11 and 13, 1:30-4:30 pm, $0        educational activities: Diversity/global
   for faculty, staff & students; $185 for         learning and common intellectual
   others                                          experiences
 • adobe acrobat Pro inter, april 5 &            • March 16, 2-3:30 pm, Student
   7, 9-noon, $150 for faculty, staff &            evaluations of teaching - online
   students; $185 for others                       with SeeQ with Jim greer, director,
 • adobe Dreamweaver intro, March 29 &             university learning centre
   31, 1:30-4:30 pm, $150 for faculty, staff     • • March 21, 2-3:30 pm, an exercise in
   & students; $185 for others                     communication - international Day for
 • adobe inDesign intro, March 22 &                the elimination of Racism with tereigh
   24, 9-noon, $150 for faculty, staff &           ewert-bauer, gMcte, and lisa krol,
   students; $185 for others                       ccDe
 • adobe Photoshop intro, March 22 & 24,         • March 22, 3:30-4:30 pm, tea with Jim
   1:30-4:30 pm, $250 for faculty, staff &         greer, director, university learning
   students; $300 for others                       centre, and guest vicki Williamson,
 • arcgiS introduction, March 8 & 9, 6:30-         dean, libraries
   9:30 pm, $0 for faculty, staff & students;    • March 23, 3:30-4:30 pm, teaching in
   $185 for others                                 canada with Mel Hosain, professor
 • blackboard learn Fundamentals, March            emeritus, college of engineering
   10, 2-3:30 pm or March 17, 1:30-3 pm,         • March 24, 10-noon, implementing
   $0 for faculty, staff; n/a for others           High-impact educational activities
                                                                                                            University Library Dean’s Award
                                                                                                                for Excellence
                                                                                                            Have you received exceptional service/work
                                                                                                            from a University Library employee or team?
                                                                                                            Awards Information                     All members of the University Library community (e.g. library
                                                                                                                                                   employees, patrons, suppliers, etc.) are invited to submit
                                                                                                            The Awards Nominate an                 nominations for the award.
                                                                                                            individual or a team who has
                                                                                                            demonstrated exemplary                 The nomination form may be submitted by an individual or group.
                                                                                                            service/work toward fulfilling
                                                                                                            the library’s mission.                 More information on the award and appropriate nomination forms
                                                                                                                                                   can be found at library.usask.ca or by contacting the Executive
                                                                                                            The Criteria All library               Assistant to the Dean at library.ea@usask.ca or 966-6094.
                                                                                                            employees holding continuing
                                                                                                            appointments are eligible for          Completed nomination forms must be marked confidential and
                                                                                                            nomination.                            submitted to the Library Executive Assistant no later than the last
                                                                                                                                                   working day in March.

                                                                                                      library.usask.ca/info/initiatives/deansaward.php                                           University Library
8                                                                    March 4, 2011         ocn

MaRk FeRguSon

                                         Here’s another campus close-up. Have you seen this
                                         anywhere on campus? If you have, let us know. Send
                                         your answer in an email to Campus Close-up. We’ll draw
                                         one winner for all the correct entries for each issue of
                                         On Campus News. Those names go into the draw for the
                                         grand prize—an iPad from the Campus Computer Store—
                                         that will take place at the end of the publishing year.
                                         Send your answer to:

The Reveal
The Campus Close-up photo in
our Feb. 11 issue proved to be a
tough one. To find it, you have
to visit the Museum of Antiq-
uities in the College Building.
There, on the back of the replica
of Crouching Aphrodite, is the
small hand, thought to be that
of Aphrodite’s son Eros, the
winged boy-god of love. The
original of the mid-third century
B.C. statue can be found in the
Louvre in Paris.
The winner of the Feb. 11 draw is
James Pepler, executive assistant
to the vice-president of finance
and resources. Congratulations
to James whose name goes into
the drum for the final draw in
May for the iPad grand prize. 

Shared By: