Wednesday, March 10, 2004 Volume 44, Number 12
Publications Mail Registration No. 40065122
After a long, cold winter, the campus is finally
slip-sliding into spring, with celebrations of
St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 and Noruz, the
Persian New Year, March 20, on the near
horizon. Also on the agenda as the vernal
equinox — a national holiday in Japan —
A chance to hear “an exceptionally
talented writer, at the very beginning of what
promises to be a very distinguished writing
career” is offered today as part of the
St. Jerome’s reading series. Karen Solie,
whose poetry collection, Short Haul Engine,
swept onto the literary scene in Canada
in 2001, will read this afternoon at 4 in
St. Jerome’s room 2009. One week later, on
March 17, same time and place, Newfoundland
novelist Donna Morrissey (Kit’s Law, Downhill
Chance) will read.
The Braunschweig exchange —
the longest-lasting engineering exchange
program at UW — will be the subject of a
presentation today at 4:30 p.m. in Davis
Centre room 1304. Information will be
available on the Technical University
Braunschweig, its program, and what it’s
like to live in the German city.
Alternatives Rocks — a benefit
concert for the UW-based environmental
magazine, Alternatives Journal — features
The Ludes, Jolly Llamas, and Masters and
Moderns tonight at 9 at the Starlight club,
47-A King Street in Waterloo. Tickets are
available at the Orange Money in Waterloo,
Encore Records in Kitchener, and Music in
Orbit in Guelph.
The annual conference of the
Philosophy Graduate Student Association will
be held on March 11 and 12 in Hagey Hall
room 334. Presentation topics include:
Epistemology, Philosophy of Language,
Photo: Barbara Elve
Logic, Aesthetics, Existentialism, and Moral
and Political Philosophy. The schedule
and abstracts are available online at
The focus will shift to the margins of
the queer community at the Rainbow Reels A school with a view is taking shape on the Grand River in Cambridge, with new windows installed in what will become the UW
Queer Films Festival, March 11 to 14, with school of architecture. The transformation of a former silk factory is proceeding with both interior and exterior renovations underway to prepare the
screenings at the Princess Cinema in school for its September 2004 opening.
Waterloo, and on campus in Davis Centre room
1302. Co-sponsored by the Waterloo Public
Interest Research Group and the Federation of
Students, the festival will open on Thursday,
March 11, at 9:15 p.m. with the Canadian
production, Girl King, at the Princess. Details
can be found at www.rainbowreels.org.
Engineering hiring instructors
Finalists will have their say
in the Sandford Fleming Foundation debate
competition on Friday, March 12, at noon
to develop work term courses
by Chris Redmond deliver the program.” proposal for the Professional Development
outside POETS in Carl Pollock Hall.
new unit of “nine or ten people, Sedra, who arrived as engineering dean for Engineering Students (PDEng) pro-
Students Hand-in-Hand is the title full-time” will be set up to operate last summer, has played a major role in gram, include professional responsibility,
of the student-organized HIV-AIDS seminar the courses that engineering getting the program communications, intellectual property,
on Saturday, March 13, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. students will soon be taking during their planned and information literacy, risk assessment, team
in Arts Lecture Hall. The free event will bring co-op work terms. approved. It got leadership and project management.
together scholars and activists to discuss The courses, dealing with such topics the final okay from PDEng is “the glue that will join the work
the global HIV and AIDS crisis, as well as as management, health and safety, and UW’s senate at the experience to the academic program,”
efforts in Canada to better understand and risk management, will make UW students February meeting. says Sedra.
control the disease. To register, email “even better,” says Adel Sedra, the dean Now, he doesn’t hide He says it’s something that will give UW
Photo: Barbara Elve
email@example.com. of engineering. his excitement at an edge in attracting top young people to
The first course will be ready in what’s coming. study engineering here. “If you look at the
UW puts out the welcome mat January 2005, in time for next fall’s 1A “Waterloo, which applications data,” the dean said, “the per-
for prospective students and their parents on engineering students to take it on their pioneered co-opera- centage of high school graduates in
Campus Day 2004, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on first work term. Eventually, five courses tive education, is Ontario who are electing to come to
Tuesday, March 16. This action-packed event are planned. Adel Sedra now taking this to a Waterloo as their first choice is going
is planned to provide an opportunity to learn “We are about to hire our first one new level,” he says. “We have been the down, and that has to be of concern. Our
more about academic programs, campus life, or two instructors,” the dean said in an best in technical education, and we will be competition has been doing a very good
and student services. Special presentations interview last week. “It’s a big operation…. the best now in the softer skills that engi- job of advertising themselves.” Now, he
include Financing, Co-op, Life of a UW student, We’re going to create an organizational neers need to succeed.” intends to blow Waterloo’s horn, telling
continued on page 2 unit in the faculty that will develop and Those “softer” skills, as set out in the continued on page 11
Inside: Robot steals the show at CEIT ◆ Fine arts scores a PREA ◆ UW drama goes downtown
2 UW Gazette March 10, 2004
UW meetings scheduled Enrolment dates University Policy 18 provides maximum opportunity for ably in information management or computer science
The following meetings, scheduled in the Spring 2004 undergraduate class enrol- promotion of regular, internal staff members. Those with extensive university experience and broad
next few days, are open to any interested ment appointments will occur March 8 to interested in applying for an available position are knowledge of university policies. Proven ability to col-
member of the UW community: April 3. Open enrolment begins April 5. invited to call Human Resources at extension 2524, for lect, store, analyze and report on data and trends as
• Senate finance committee, Friday, March more information or are welcome to visit during regu- well as experience developing policy alternatives,
12, at 10:30 a.m. in NH 3001. Fill out a form to graduate lar working hours to view a detailed job description. statements, positions or responses to various issues
• Pension and benefits committee, All students expecting to graduate at Human Resources is located in the General Services affecting the university, both internally and externally.
Thursday, March 18, at 8:30 a.m. in the Spring 2004 Convocation must Complex, Room 130. A current résumé is required Demonstrated project management, strategic plan-
NH 2004. submit an “Intention to Graduate” with your application. You may email résumés to: ning, analytical, organizational and leadership skills.
• Senate graduate and research council, form. Forms are available by visiting firstname.lastname@example.org. This list is also available for Proven ability to communicate effectively (both oral
Monday, March 22, at 10:30 a.m. in www.adm.uwaterloo.ca/inforeg/forms/ view on the Human Resources web site at: http:// and written) with a wide range of individuals. Sound
NH 3001. IntentionToGraduate.pdf for undergraduate www.adm.uwaterloo.ca:80/infohr/positions.html. judgment, tact, diplomacy and problem solving skills
• Senate, Monday, March 22, at 4:30 p.m. in and www.grad.uwaterloo.ca/forms/ are required as is an understanding of, and commit-
NH 3001. Convocation/intenttograd.pdf for graduate. Due to the number of applications received, we regret ment to higher education’s mission. Demonstrated
Hard copy forms are available from the that we can not respond to external applicants who ability to take initiative and work independently and
Health and safety meeting registrar’s office, the graduate studies apply to the vacancies listed below unless an inter- as a team member in a fast paced, highly computer-
The joint health and safety committee will office, or department offices. view is scheduled. ized and challenging environment. Superior analytical
meet on Thursday, March 25, from 1:30 to Convocation information will be mailed and research skills. Extensive experience in the
3 p.m. in NH 3004. Call Sheila Hurley, to the mailing address recorded in QUEST. (For non-union staff vacancies only, if there are no design and development of relational databases
ext. 3587 to confirm attendance. This is also the address to which diplomas qualified internal applications, a decision may be (ORACLE, ACCESS) required. Excellent computing
will be mailed for students who do not made, no earlier than seven working days from the skills including advanced level Microsoft Excel and
CECS dates for February 2004 attend convocation ceremonies. Spring job posting, to seek external candidates. All applica- Access experience.
Following are some important dates from 2004 convocation dates are June 16, 2 tions received after this decision will be treated on an
career services and cooperative services: p.m., applied health sciences, environmen- equal basis, without consideration of the internal sta- Graduate Admissions Coordinator. Mechanical
March 10: Job posting no. 7 available tal studies, and independent studies; June tus of the candidate). Engineering. Grade USG 4. Several years office experi-
by noon 17, 2 p.m. arts; June 18, 2 p.m. science; ence in a university environment. Working knowledge
March 11: Job posting no. 7 expires at June 19, 10 a.m. mathematics and 2 p.m. This job list becomes effective Wednesday, March 10, of university policies and procedures as they relate to
8 p.m. engineering. 2004 and should be removed on March 16, 2004. graduate studies preferred. Excellent computing skills
March 15: Job posting no. 8 available continued on page 15
by noon English proficiency exam Administrative Assistant. Institutional Analysis and
March 16: Job posting no. 8 expires at The English Language Proficiency Exam Planning. Grade USG 5. Several years university expe-
8 p.m. (ELPE) will be held for all faculties, on rience with superior administrative and support skills
March 17: Job posting no. 9 available Friday, April 2, at 7 p.m. in the PAC. including budget management. Superior interpersonal
by noon and diplomatic skills with the ability to work in a
March 18: Job posting no. 9 expires at Career assistants needed constantly changing and demanding environment.
8 p.m. Career services is looking for creative In-depth knowledge of the university environment,
April 20: Co-op status changed to “On students to fill a variety of volunteer people, policies, procedures and organizational struc-
Own-Self Imposed” if no Continuous positions. The positions are open to regu- ture. Ability to exercise independent judgment and to Electrical and Computer Engineering. Mostafa
Registration Form is handed in. lar and co-op students with strong inter- handle stressful situations. Strong attention to detail. Marei, “Novel Control Algorithms for Inverter-Based
personal and communication skills. Understanding of university protocol and public rela- Custom Power Conditioners.” Supervisors, Dr. M.
Volunteers will gain valuable job search, tions, particularly dealing with internal and external Salama and Dr. E. El-Saadany. Thesis on deposit in
marketing, and/or career-related skills by contacts. Excellent communication skills (both oral the engineering graduate studies office, CPH 4367,
promoting events and services or by help- and written) with proven computing skills using available for perusal and may be signed out overnight
ing other students with their career plan- Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Experience in until February 27; oral defence to be held Friday,
ning and job search. Applications are web site maintenance using html, Dreamweaver or March 12 at 10 a.m. in CEIT 3142.
available in career services, TC 1214, Fireworks would be an asset.
or at the student career assistant program: Kinesiology. Shelley Sandiford, “Acute Regulation of
continued from page 1 www.careerservices.uwaterloo.ca. Institutional Analyst. Institutional Analysis and Muscle NA+-K+-ATPase by Contractile Activity.”
and a session for students who plan to apply in The deadline is March 19. Planning. Grade USG 11/12. Master’s degree, prefer- Supervisor, Dr. Howie Green. Thesis on display in the
2005 or later. Printed Campus Day guides that faculty of applied health sciences, BMH 3120, and
detail the events will be available at the Visitors available for perusal until March 11; oral defence to
Centre in South Camps Hall, the Student Life be held Friday, March 12 at 1:30 p.m. in BMH 1035.
Centre, and other locations on campus. Florida vacation rental
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is the title of a workshop offered by TRACE on family home in Port Charlotte, located between “Numerical Simulations of Undrained Granular
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Computer room 5158. Open to all grad students Unclassified ads cost $3 for 25 words, cash in Gulf coast. Fully furnished, all amenities, three bed- deposit in the engineering graduate studies office,
and instructors at UW, the session will discuss advance. Ads must be submitted to the Gazette office, rooms, two bathrooms, large screened-in lanai/patio CPH 4367, available for perusal and may be signed
dealing with “disruptive or manipulative NH 3041, by noon on Monday. No ads by telephone, and swimming pool. No large pets. Please check out out overnight until March 19; oral defence to be held
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conflicts by establishing credibility and and/or call 747-1662. Photos available.
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Friday, March 12 at www.trace.uwaterloo.ca/ Let me correct the grammar, spelling and style of your Transcription services “Modeling of Thermal Joint Resistance for Sphere-
workhp.html. manuscript, document, technical report or thesis. Transcription of audio tapes/digital files provided Flat Contacts in a Vacuum.” Supervisor, Dr. J.R.
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March 10, 2004 UW Gazette 3
New $36.5 million centre aids collaboration
between environmental and IT researchers
from UW media relations Funding of $27.5 million was allocated Canada’s competitive position in the global exhibit with geologically significant miner-
W’s new Centre for Environmental for CEIT through the Ontario government’s marketplace and contribute to the contin- als and gems.
and Information Technology (EIT), SuperBuild and Access to Opportunities ued health and well-being of its citizens. The museum is located in the March
bringing together researchers to programs. An additional $9 million in pri- Environmental responsibility has been Networks Exhibit Atrium along with a 9.14-
solve complex environmental problems vate sector funds is being raised. built into the design of the centre, includ- metre (30-foot) monolith rock installed in
and expand the frontiers of information Inter-disciplinary research teams at the ing a heat recovery system, improved insu- the foundation as a centrepiece. The slab of
technology, officially opened last month. centre work to find innovative solutions to lation levels and window glass that vertical metamorphic rock called gneiss
The $36.5-million centre is one of four complex research problems and build on reduces heat gain from the sun. rises from the basement to the second floor.
building projects with a total cost of $61.1 Waterloo’s strong record of technology Relocated to the centre is the Earth The atrium is named to honor a dona-
million at UW that have been funded under transfer to the private sector through the Sciences Museum, with its two famous tion to CEIT by Terry Matthews, chairman
the Ontario government’s SuperBuild pro- creation of spin-off companies. The trans- dinosaur replicas — Albertosaurus and and chief executive officer, March
gram. Provincial support was matched by fer of innovative technologies will increase Parasaurolophus — and the Great Lakes Networks of Ottawa.
contributions from the university, students
and private donations.
The 15,800-square-metre (170,000-
square-foot), five-storey centre combines
teams of experts from the faculties of engi-
neering, environmental studies, mathemat-
ics and science. It houses a 150-seat lec-
ture theatre and 19 specialized
laboratories for teaching and research.
The centre is also home to the Waterloo
Institute for Groundwater Research — a
leading research priority of the university.
“This project addresses a huge need
here as Waterloo has the biggest source of
information technology and environmental
science graduates in Canada,” said UW
president David Johnston.
“The new centre provides urgently
needed space for many kinds of environ-
mental and information-technology teach-
ing and research, and encourages inter-
disciplinary interaction among faculty,
students and staff,” he added. “It rein-
forces some of Waterloo’s strengths and
concentrates more expertise in these
areas of study than anywhere else in the
David Caplan, Ontario’s minister of pub-
lic infrastructure renewal, said this is an
example of the province’s major invest-
ment to strengthen universities.
“This commitment is a key component
of the Ontario government’s comprehen-
sive plan to prepare and expand post-sec-
ondary institutions so that we meet
Photo: Barbara Elve
today’s needs and build for tomorrow.”
Students vote In the best tradition of R2D2, SCORBOT-ER 111 — a.k.a. Robot Scissorshand — stole the show last month by deftly cutting a ribbon to officially open the new
Centre for Environmental and Information Technology. The ceremonies attracted a host of VIPs, who beamed as the little robot, on loan from the electrical
this week and computer engineering department, performed the ritual snip. From left: Bob Harding, chair, UW board of governors and Campaign Waterloo; Ted Arnott,
MPP Waterloo-Wellington; John Milloy, MPP Kitchener Centre; Elizabeth Witmer, MPP Kitchener-Waterloo; UW president David Johnston; and David
on national Caplan, Ontario minister of public infrastructure renewal. Also in the line-up, but not quite in the photo was dean of engineering Adel Sedra.
organization UW outreach activity will develop programming skills
ndergraduate students vote
today and tomorrow on whether
to maintain their membership in Microsoft agreement funds online course
the Canadian Alliance of Student
Associations — one of two rival
aimed at secondary school students
The UW Federation of Students has “partnership” with Microsoft Corp. “The first contract provides funding to well as interact with simulations of the test
been a member of CASA since it was is working well, says a memo from support online learning development equipment in operation. Seven other
created in 1995, largely by groups dis- the electrical and computer engi- through the revision of existing laboratory courses will be enhanced over the next
satisfied with the existing Canadian neering department, where the joint work studies and courseware in a total of 10 two years. It is estimated that a total of
Federation of Students. Since then, on online learning is based. courses. The courses covered by the approximately 10,000 students will benefit
CASA has had a reputation as less con- E&CE has announced that a web site is terms of the first contract range from from Microsoft Canada’s support of the
frontational than CFS, more inclined to now available with updates on what’s second-year courses on electronics to online learning initiatives.
promote students’ interests through being done. “Thanks to the UW Microsoft advanced fourth-year courses in wireless “The high school outreach course, referred
conventional lobbying on Parliament Online Learning Initiatives (MOLI) in elec- communication theory. to as ECE 050, will be the first of its kind in
Hill. The organization takes some of the trical and computer engineering,” the “The second contract provides funding to Canada. The course has been designed to
credit for increased federal support for memo says, “undergraduate students will support the development of a new high provide high-school students with an under-
education and improved tax credits for continue to have access to world-class school outreach course designed to instruct standing of the fundamentals of computing
students in recent federal budgets. laboratory studies and courseware.” prospective students in the use of comput- and computer programming. Students will be
Critics respond that CASA has The $2 million arrangement with ers and programming languages. This taught a variety of computer languages
achieved little, and at a high cost. The Microsoft was originally announced in the course, when launched in the fall of 2004, including C#, C++, and Visual Basic using a
Federation spends about $35,000 a year summer of 2002, and quickly led to charges will provide secondary school students with combination of lecture notes, animations,
on CASA fees and travel to CASA that the big software company was “buying” access to state-of-the-art software develop- and videos delivered electronically.
events. Pros and cons were raised at a its way into UW classrooms with the part of ment tools and online courseware. “In the fall of 2004, it is expected that
series of open meetings in the Student the funding that would support the use of “Five co-operative education students participation in the course will be limited.
Life Centre over the past week. Microsoft’s C# programming language in have been employed to develop the online However, this course will eventually be
The vote today is a yes-or-no choice E&CE courses. (The rest of the agreement laboratory studies and courseware under available to a wide audience of high school
on whether the UW Federation should involved research projects and didn’t come the terms of the contracts. So far, enhance- students across Canada. It is expected that
continue as a member of CASA. in for the same kind of criticism.) ments have been made to three existing this course will also serve as a learning
Online polls (www.feds.ca) are open Things were smoothed out by June 2003, courses. Among the highlights, a com- tool for students entering first-year pro-
from 8 a.m. today to 8 p.m. tomorrow. when a more detailed agreement was pletely new virtual laboratory study has grams who wish to acquire a solid founda-
Electronic polling stations will be open reached, the department’s memo says. been created to assist students with pre- tion in computer programming.
from 9 to 4 today and tomorrow in Arts “Over the past nine months, substantial paring to use advanced test equipment in Development of the course is currently in
Lecture, Carl Pollock Hall, Math and progress has been made towards meeting second-year and third-year electronics lab- progress with completion of the first draft
Computer, Davis Centre, Environmental the ambitious goals of this partnership…. oratories. Students can learn more about of the course materials expected some-
Studies I and the Student Life Centre. Two contracts have been signed. the test equipment used in the course as time in August.”
4 UW Gazette March 10, 2004
‘A disgrace in the classroom’? No way,
says prof’s book on psychology teaching
by Barbara Elve What he found: “The excellence of the
here are times — “briefly anguishing teaching was most striking. The critics were
periods at the end of a course” — just flat wrong. It wasn’t true. I left classes
when Doug Crowne wonders if he’s walking on air, feeling all was right with the
doing a good job as a teacher. world. I came out with a whole bunch of
The fact that he retired 11 years ago ideas that I then incorporated here.”
doesn’t keep him from still pondering that Crowne observed classes taught by
question. A Distinguished Professor “very senior distinguished professors to
Emeritus, he’s currently teaching a third-year grad TAs,” as well as “different ways of
personality theory course for the psychology solving the numbers problem.” There were
department “because I enjoy it. I certainly big classes with small discussion sections
don’t do it for the money,” he laughs. taught by TAs, and small sections taught
Aside from “the gnaw of self-scrutiny,” by grad students.
Crowne is aware of the scrutiny his profes- And teaching has benefited from technol-
sion has been under “for the past 15 years, ogy, he discovered. “A good PowerPoint
both in this country and in the U.S.” presentation can be wonderfully engaging.”
Among the charges: “We’re a disgrace in Crowne wrote the book not for the
the classroom, we get away with bloody critics — “they won’t be the slightest bit
murder in sloughing off most of our teach- impressed” — but for “the people who
ing onto teaching assistants who are even would have read the critics, who have
more incompetent than we are, and we sons and daughters in university and
spend our time dithering over trivial wonder if they’re getting value for their
research and conning granting agencies to money,” as well as for his colleagues.
give us the money to do it. “It’s about teaching, and what is taught:
Initially, said Crowne, “I was really kind the intellectual qualifications of my disci-
of offended by this stuff.” Then he won- pline.” The odyssey takes readers on an
dered, “Can it really be true?” entertaining review of PSYCH 101 in which
He decided to use a sabbatical to find Crowne not only critiques the form, but the
out if the accusations laid in the “tar-and- substance of the lectures, fleshing them out
feather literature” had any validity. His with his own asides and adding insights to
method: to sit in on introductory psychol- presentations he deems too cursory.
ogy courses taught at a cross-section of He sets the stage for each visit with a
major U.S. universities. description of the architecture of the cam-
PSYCH 101 was a familiar course. pus (enhanced with sketches by his wife,
Crowne had taught it ever since he arrived Sandy), and even tosses in the odd restau-
at UW in 1971. An elective open to stu- rant review.
dents across campus, the classes are large In the end, he assigns letter grades to
— traditionally about 300, a figure that each school, with only one failing to make
more than doubled “with the Harris cuts.” the grade. His standards are demanding.
Photo: Barbara Elve
With such immense classes, “it’s a Of one professor, he notes: “He did an
challenge to engage students who have intellectually solid job with it, but there
no initial interest in the subject. You have was a definite austerity, an uncompromis-
to find ways to capture their imagination.” ing straight-and-narrow sticking to the
In addition, those who teach the course facts without much illustration, anecdote,
“need to master the whole of psychology Doug Crowne or intensity of feeling in its shaping.
to be able to lecture accurately and con- “You don’t woo a lover or an intro class
vincingly about it.” ductory psychology as one would hear it at the university’s window to see the room austerely, and it takes some experience
Crowne’s quest to discover how the Berkeley on a Wednesday in October, within, the intellectual life of beginning with lovers and intro classes to figure that
teaching of that course fares is chronicled Stanford the next Tuesday, Michigan and students. I take the reader on a personal out. I chalked up the formality to newness
in In Search of Psyche (Philadelphia: Ohio State in the same week in February, adventure to give an unmatched portrait at the game, a remediable deficiency.”
Xlibris), published last fall. Harvard and Yale in the early spring. of the daily happenings in university class- Crowne — who himself is not above
“The reader,” he says, “encounters intro- “Sitting in on classes is a way to peer in room, the substance and the style….” continued on page 10
English professor finds 19th century literature
holds clues to 21st century environmental issues
by Bob Whitton with the natural world in their part of New
nglish professor Andrew McMurry is England (including the disappearance of
turning to systems theory to explore the forested areas around Concord,
the writings of two 19th-century Massachusetts). This was a region that
Americans — and shed new light on today’s was clearly beginning to feel the impact of
environmental and ecological issues. growing ruralization and urbanization in
The writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson the United States in the period from 1800
and Henry Thoreau show they, too, were to 1850 and beyond.
concerned with matters that worry many Thoreau is renowned for having spent
of today’s environmental scholars, he said. the winters of 1845 and 1846 in a famous
McMurry’s academic interests are in experiment — living in a hut he built at
rhetoric and professional writing, and 19th Walden Pond. This resulted in his book,
century American literature. He has Walden. Emerson also had a deep love of
written a book on the latter subject, nature. After a brief period as a minister in
Environmental Renaissance: Emerson, Boston, he withdrew and travelled widely
Thoreau and the Systems of Nature, which as a lecturer, itinerate preacher and essay-
was published last November. His goal is ist — known as the “Sage of Concord.”
to understand why human societies make His writings, after a number of European
waste of their environments and are seem- tours, continued to deal not only with the
ingly unable to do otherwise. Parthenon, the Sphinx, Etna and Vesuvius,
“Why are we so good at preserving a but also with the pickerel weed in bloom,
relationship with the environment that wild geese honking in the sky, Monadnock
may well be suicidal?” he asks. and Katahdin, Wall Street, cotton mills and
“Sustainability, conservation, renewability, Quincy granite.
cleanup — these words might prompt one
to suppose that a renaissance of environ- ‘More of us are pessimistic’
mental health actually exists or is on the “There is increasing recognition that the
horizon. But nothing is truly being sus- arrangement we’ve made with the natural
tained, conserved, renewed or cleaned up. environment and the ecosystem is fatally
We are rapidly outstripping the planet’s flawed, and more and more of us are pessi-
Photo: Barbara Elve
capacity to support us.” mistic about the future of humankind, soci-
He refers to the literary apprehensions ety, the whole world-system,” McMurry said.
of Thoreau and Emerson concerning the “We realize that our way of being pres-
precariousness of the natural world and its ents a danger to our children’s and grand-
uncertain future over the last century and children’s futures. We are aware that
a half. They often dealt in their writings continued on page 6 Andrew McMurry
March 10, 2004 UW Gazette 5
Nine more young researchers receive
$150,000 ‘excellence’ awards from province
from UW media relations and combinatorics and optimization. ranging from simple signal-processing fil- “The Premier’s Research Excellence
ine UW faculty members are recipi- The new PREA awardees and their ters to high-performance microprocessors. Award will allow me to expand vital areas
ents of the Premier’s Research projects are: • Otman Basir, systems design engineer- of my current research program in Impact
Excellence Awards (PREA) that aim • Mark Aagaard, electrical and computer ing, “Biologically Inspired Sensory Biomechanics and significantly advance an
to encourage innovation among Ontario’s engineering, “Verified Design Patterns for Modules for Intelligent Vehicles.” emerging area of research in numerical
best and brightest young researchers Pipelined Circuits.” The award will enable Basir to investi- modelling of trauma to the human body,”
within 10 years of receiving their PhDs. “In the design of digital hardware sys- gate and develop innovative biologically Cronin says. “The techniques and knowl-
The researchers will each get $150,000 tems, such as microprocessors, design inspired sensors and sensing techniques edge developed in this area will lead
over the next five years, with $100,000 in engineers usually choose evolutionary with emphasis on intelligent transporta- towards the development of a ‘virtual
provincial money and $50,000 from univer- solutions over radical innovations,” tion systems in the car industry. human’ for use in assessing and improving
sity or corporate co-sponsors. The funding Aagaard explains. “Even if the radical inno- The research should result in significant automotive vehicle crashworthiness.”
supports graduate students, post-doctoral vations would provide significant benefits publication activity in the field of intelli- • Krzysztof Czarnecki, electrical and com-
fellows and other young researchers work- in performance, area or power, engineers gent transportation systems design tech- puter engineering, “Generative Domain
ing with the PREA recipients. are hesitant to explore new regions of the nologies that can be commercialized. Modelling for Rapid Software Application
The latest UW PREA recipients come design space for fear of introducing bugs It will also result in the training of high- Development.”
from across campus, including the depart- into their hardware.” calibre researchers and graduate students The award will help Czarnecki launch
ments of fine arts, psychology, civil engi- The PREA funding will enable Aagaard to in this emerging research area. a research program aimed at improving
neering, electrical and computer engineer- recruit a post-doctoral fellow to develop • Duane Cronin, mechanical engineering, productivity and quality in software
ing, mechanical engineering, systems verified design patterns for pipe-lined “Advanced Numerical Modeling of Trauma development through generative
design engineering, applied mathematics, circuits, used in digital-hardware systems to the Human Body.” continued on page 11
First PREA in fine arts awarded to UW
for research by artists, art historians
by Barbara Elve
he dictum that those who do not learn
from history are doomed to repeat it
speaks not only to those in the politi-
cal realm, but also to those attempting to
carve a creative niche in the art world.
“An artist who wants to innovate must
have an acute historical knowledge,”
explains fine arts professor Robert Linsley.
“You can’t create unless you know what’s
already been done.”
It’s a concept he attempts to convey to
his students — and the basis for Linsley’s
current study, “Painting as a Paradigm for
Conceptual, Sculptural and Installation
Practices Since the Late 1960s.” The
research is the first fine arts project in the
province to receive an Ontario Premier’s
Research Excellence Award.
Linsley’s $150,000 PREA award will fund
an investigation into “a period of art in
the late 1960s when many artists gave
up painting and began to work with sculp-
Photo: Barbara Elve
ture — but sculpture that was informed by
the fundamental properties of abstract
The phenomenon, he adds, was “very
specific to their times.” It was expressed
by such American artists as Robert Investigating the relationship between two-dimensional and three-dimensional art since the late 1960s, are, from left, principal researcher Robert
Smithson and Eva Hesse, who, influenced Linsley, with winter term co-researchers, artist Mike Murphy and art historian Shep Steiner.
by the paintings of Jackson Pollock, cre-
ated three-dimensional works using such post-doctoral fellows and other young employs will include art history research- tribute substantially to the development of
media as fiberglass, wire, rope (Hesse) and researchers to assist with the research. ers, as well as artists “making original contemporary art in Ontario. For too long,
tons of earth and rock arranged by bull- He believes Canadians are in a unique work dealing with the same ideas. art in the province has been oblivious to
dozer (Smithson). position — “we’re not as chauvinistic as “They will present their work in semi- theoretical concerns current in the inter-
Linsley, who describes himself as “a rare Americans” — to bring together perspec- nars, lectures and exhibitions, both in national art world.” As well, he believes it
bird” in being both a published scholar and tives from both continents. Waterloo and abroad. At least once each will complement the university’s strengths
a practicing artist, will lead the investigation The two-pronged project will break new year, our department will sponsor a con- in “computer graphics and other visual
into abstract painting and sculpture of the ground, he adds, in employing both ference combined with an exhibition that technologies… (marking) the beginning of
period from 1967 to 1972 in both the U.S. research and creative streams. The doc- will present research results.” a new cycle in the relationship between
and France, employing graduate students, toral and post-doctoral students Linsley Linsley predicts the program “will con- technology and art.”
Psychology professor is mourned St. Jerome’s professor remembered
iva Kunda, a faculty member in UW’s psychology department since 1992, erard T. (Gerry) Campbell, a faculty member in philosophy at St. Jerome’s
died February 24. University since 1967, died February 29 “after an extended battle with
Kunda was on sabbatical leave this term, and had been fighting cancer for cancer,” the college announced. He had been on long-term disability leave
some time. She is survived by her husband, Paul Thagard of UW’s department of for the past year. He was 61.
philosophy, and their two sons. A memorial service was held at A graduate of Western and Laval, Campbell taught in a range of philosophical
Conrad Grebel University College. fields: ethics, logic and metaphysics. He had a strong interest in Roman Catholic
A graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, she did education, wrote on the subject and served for six years (1991-
her graduate work at the University of Michigan and came to 97) as a trustee for the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.
UW from the faculty at Princeton. In 1980 he received one of UW’s Distinguished Teacher
Praised as a star researcher in her field of social psychology, Awards. “He taught me in the classroom,” one former student
and someone who succeeded in balancing work with personal said at that time, “but I am even more grateful for the hours he
life, she was author of the 1999 book Social Cognition: Making spent with me and others over coffee and at his home, answer-
Sense of People. Last year she received a major grant from the ing our questions and, what is more, not afraid to talk of things
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for work on that concerned our vocations in life.” Another student com-
“Understanding and overcoming cultural divides.” pared him to Socrates, “leading his students through the maze
In 2001 her work on “stereotyping” was described at length in a UW news of implications involved in their convictions and assisting them
release. “In one of our studies,” she said then, “we found that UW students apply in putting order in their thoughts and belief.”
negative female stereotypes to a female professor if they get a bad grade from her.” He is survived by his wife, Martha, their nine children, and nine grandchildren.
She also looked at racial stereotypes, professional stereotypes, and the different A funeral service was held at St. John’s Roman Catholic Church. Memorial
expectations faced by introverts and extroverts. donations to the St. Thomas Aquinas Philosophy Bursary Fund at St. Jerome’s
Donations in her memory can be made the Grand River Foundation Cancer Centre. are suggested.
6 UW Gazette March 10, 2004
UW engineering students raised more than $1,400 for the Super Cities Walk for MS last weekend with 20 participants pulling a Grand River Transit bus in the 28th annual Bus Push.
Organizers termed the effort “a resounding success showing the community that the students enrolled in this program are interested in giving back to Kitchener-Waterloo.”
English professor finds 19th century literature
holds clues to 21st century environmental issues
continued from page 4 emerge out of communication itself, and Science (along with the technological fixes At present there is much hand wringing,
environmental degradation is occurring, those, such as nature, that don’t. Thus, science seeks to environmental troubles), but no sense of a clear path to follow. One
and that it may have already reached a McMurry is “always interested in those he says, is itself both the solution and part common suggestion is to make use of new
point that will overwhelm civilization as who try to change the world solely with of the problem. technologies to solve the problems tech-
we know it. There is a new skepticism their words” because “nature doesn’t tell “We know that 500 years ago, Europe nology itself has already created.
emerging that questions what science can us what it wants; only humans can speak was still heavily forested, but it was gradu- “But that may not work,” McMurry cau-
do to help with the problem.” for nature.” ally denuded as the technologies of agri- tions. “It may be too late already. Or, the
He adds: “Some of the problems of the So the question is: How does one com- culture improved. This led to a series of solutions (from remedial technologies) may
past we no longer have to face, of course. municate one’s concerns about nature to environmental disasters that had their be worse than the problems we are trying to
For instance, there was a time when, here others, such as what one has witnessed in own social and political repercussions. cure. We will have to figure out new answers
in North America, vast forests were the decline of animals and plants? Since Elsewhere, over-irrigation, in support of to some very tough problems using guide-
denuded to help keep pioneers warm in nature provides none of its own testimony, farm crops, led inevitably to a buildup of lines that may not predict very accurately
winter and to clear the land for crops…. we’re left to examine what we ourselves salts in the soil, notably in Mesopotamia. how the solutions will play out. One thing is
But today we can see that, in New England say on nature’s behalf. Know-how rarely stops to anticipate the clear: A new global politics must emerge —
for example, many of those formerly defor- “You can only motivate concern for dangers that know-how creates. Much of and very quickly — that is capable of man-
ested areas have returned, and may now nature in human language; and in the end, what passes as the history of civilization aging anxiety, risk, scarcity, and crisis so
even exceed in coverage what Emerson the degradation of nature is really just a ought to be rewritten as the history of that the earth does not become a vast life-
and Thoreau would have noticed. The failure of human communication. If we civilization plus environment.” boat, with North America and Europe occu-
trees are back. cannot address this failure to speak for When it came to the Europeanization of pying all the seats while the rest of the
“But this is little comfort, for on the the ultimate Other…then that in itself says the New World, the immigrants from world clings to the gunwales.”
other hand, we have new worries…about a lot about us, about a certain human France, England, Spain and other lands
the disappearance of the ozone layer, incapacity to push past reckless self- brought with them exotic species includ- Hope ‘a prerequisite for survival’
climate change, the greenhouse effect, the absorption. If such self-absorption is ing horses that killed off or participated in Though McMurry is not very sanguine
melting of polar ice caps…problems which inherent and irremediable, well, at least the killing off both of people and other ani- about earth’s chances, what might save
Thoreau and Emerson could never have we know what we’re up against even if it is mals (e.g., the bison). These were essen- much of the world population and some of
imagined. These problems signify the not obvious what to do about it.” tially impacts of European civilization. the planet’s living creatures may have to
almost geologic magnitude of the human Confronting just that sort of self-absorp- (The story was later repeated in both do with the fact that humans can be very
presence on earth. Thoreau once said of tion, Thoreau said he wished to “speak a Australia and New Zealand.) creative when pressed, and also that they
the enemies of nature, ‘Thank God they word for nature” — as an intermediary or In the 1700s, people began to be inter- have a pervading sense of hope, which is
cannot fly and lay waste the skies.’ Well, advocate, not a self-interested party. ested in the impact they were having on itself a prerequisite for survival. How can
now we and our effluents do fly, and the McMurry says Thoreau was seeking an the New World. In the 1800s, Darwin’s the study of classic literary figures help?
sky itself is in jeopardy.” “ecocentric” position, putting Emerson’s writings made possible a new ecological “Great writers always seem to be in ahead
Despite their ignorance of these kinds of epistemological concerns under the same awareness: that is, people started to of their time — and even ours. That is
perils, McMurry thinks the kind of environ- rubric, even though the latter held a more understand better how bad things can get because they have already generalized the
mental awareness espoused by Thoreau “anthropocentric” view about what nature when even a single species is removed problems of human frailty that are at the
and Emerson may yet serve us as a “tool meant for humankind. from the web of existence. Today the root of what we are now facing.”
box” that we can use to rebuild our envi- entire planet is undergoing changes of Thus Emerson and Thoreau still can
ronmental epistemology — the framework Science is ‘part of the problem’ such magnitude that we cannot begin to articulate for us not the answers to our
we use for creating environmental knowl- Growing up in Waterloo Region and having appreciate what the long-range conse- environmental problems but the basic
edge, its presuppositions and foundations, a father, grandfather and great-grandfather quences will be. We know the risks; but human contradictions that led to them in
and its extent and validity. who were geography professors interested how do we convert worry about them into the first place. They tell us, in effect, that
in resources conservation inspired effective action? The problems seem so the problems we face are never solved by
‘Humans can speak for nature’ McMurry to take his undergraduate degree big and their socio-economic causes so looking for answers outside ourselves.
According to the new “systems theory,” in biology. But he began to find himself unalterable that the frequent result of What appear to be environmental prob-
the concern is to try to understand how increasingly interested in studying conser- anxiety is simply more anxiety. lems are in fact problems of the human
communication bridges the gap between vation issues from the perspective of the The question, he feels, is: How might we system. “In this respect, they still speak to
people and systems, such as society, that humanities rather than the sciences. best channel our anxiety and our concern? us today,” McMurry concludes.
March 10, 2004 UW Gazette 7
Geography grad student seeks input
in Waterloo land development study
and development issues typically development at the edges of cities. Phase • To provide greater accessibility to plan- providing criteria relevant to assessing
arouse a great deal of debate among two of the project, to be implemented after ning decision processes by supplementing such development proposals.
groups of people with opposing phase one is completed, will use a subset (but not replacing) community planning This study has been reviewed and
interests. The potential for this contro- of these criteria to allow participants to workshops. received ethics clearance through the
versy is present in all communities, and assess the various 3D scenarios (generated • To provide decision makers with a office of research ethics. Anyone with com-
one of the major challenges faced by plan- with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) means of balancing the needs of all partici- ments or concerns resulting from partici-
ners is the need to provide everyone a fair technology) using techniques developed in pants in planning processes through the pation in this study is invited to contact
opportunity to participate in land develop- the field of multi-criteria analysis. Together use of multi-criteria analysis. Susan Sykes, director, office of research
ment debates and then to incorporate all the visionPlan tool comprises a planning Students, staff, and faculty at UW are ethics, at ext. 6005 or by email at
perspectives in a final decision process. decision support system. welcome to participate in the first phase of email@example.com.
Philip Lam, a graduate student in the The goals of the project are: the visionPlan project by visiting the The results of this academic study will
department of geography, is currently con- • To provide members of the community visionPlan web site, registering on-line, only be used to fulfill the requirements for
ducting a study to assess public participa- with a means of visualising potential land reading background documentation on the Lam’s Master’s thesis and will not, under
tion in evaluating land development developments and other physical changes proposed developments in question, view- any circumstance, be used for any other
options using the Internet and 3D visualisa- before they happen. ing the sites as they currently are, and purpose.
tion of a set of potential development sce-
narios prior to development approval. The
development in question is currently under
review by the City of Waterloo and involves
three sites adjacent to one another on the
northwest side of the city (adjacent to the
UW engineering students
Wilmot Line off Erb Street West).
The two-phase study will be conducted
using an on-line tool named visionPlan
excel in national competition
(http://toa.uwaterloo.ca/visionplan/) W engineering students competed proven. alert message to facilitate the prompt
designed by Lam and his advisor Brent successfully in the annual Canadian A first-place prize was awarded to Hsiao- delivery of medical assistance to the user.
Hall. In phase one, visionPlan seeks to elicit Engineering Competition (CEC) last Chien Lin (computer engineering) in the A second-place prize went to Elliot
from participants, after they have viewed weekend at McMaster University in Editorial Communications category. He Smith and Jay Detsky (systems design
the sites on-line and read documentation Hamilton, bringing home two first places, provided an editorial from a personal engineering) for their Corporate Design
concerning the developments, criteria that one second place, and a fourth place. viewpoint, “Tactical Nuclear Weapons: The entry, “Adaptive Delay System (ADS) for
they feel are important in assessing land “UW students generally excel at the pro- Right Direction For Nuclear Technology?” Sound Reinforcement.” The ADS is a new
vincial level, but this is the first year in Hsiao presented his view that the current method for synchronizing sound through-
recent memory where we have had such initiative to produce sub-kiloton nuclear out an audience during a concert, in order
strong success against the rest of the coun- weapons has inherent dangers that pose a to compensate for electrical impulses that
Couple’s gift try at the national competition,” said sys-
tems design engineering professor David
tremendous threat to the world.
Another first-place prize was captured
travel faster to the speakers than the
sound that travels from the stage. Their
helps revamp Clausi, who acted as the UW coordinator
for the event. “All of our provincial UW win-
by the team of Robyn Paul, Matthew
Cheung, Ksenia Golod, and Jordanna Kwok
project was supervised by systems design
engineering professor Stephen Birkett and
ners succeeded at this national competi- (computer engineering) in the was sponsored by Straight Street Services
library space tion and deserve special recognition.”
The CEC only accepts entries based on
Entrepreneurial Design category. Their M-
CED–Mobile Cardiac Emergency Medical
(an audio technical service company
based in Kitchener).
half-million-dollar gift to UW is going the top two competitors from each provin- Services (EMS) Dispatcher is a system In the Parliamentary Debate category, a
to make a big difference on the third cial engineering championship, he added, designed to collect and analyze real-time fourth-place prize was earned by the team
floor of the Dana Porter Library, creating a very competitive atmosphere, cardiac data for a user. When detecting a of Adam Kaufman and Melanie Blass (sys-
says an announcement in the UW library’s since all of entrants are accomplished and heart attack, the system sends a wireless tems design engineering).
“The Library recently celebrated a lead-
ership gift from Peter and Betty Sims. The
$500,000 gift to Campaign Waterloo will be
used to renovate the third floor of the
Dana Porter Library. The renovation plans
Parents’ gifts support faculties
include building an enclosed reading room he annual “Parents in Partnership” in the field I will be working in. This will course, will support those that gave them
that will also house current periodicals, appeal went into the mail a few days increase the quality of my education and a good start in their professional careers.
enhancing individual and group study ago — cards inviting the parents of will help to ensure that I can apply the skills I am proud to be asked to support UW.”
spaces, and updating furnishings and UW students, and recent alumni, to make a I am learning at UW in the workforce.” And another: “I enjoy giving to Waterloo
study carrels. contribution to the university’s annual fund. Finally, there are testimonials from par- because I know I’m helping my daughter
“Peter and Betty Sims are respected “This year,” says Shelley Rudd of the UW ents. Says one of them: “I hope our chil- to receive a quality education, and to
leaders in the K-W community who have development office, “we created three simi- dren will be good ambassadors for their build on the foundation of values I’ve
demonstrated a passion and commitment lar postcards to target parents of first-year respective alma maters and in due already taught her.”
to education. Peter’s father, Kenneth, was students, parents of second- to fourth-year
on the founding board of UW. Peter joined students, and parents of alumni.”
the university’s board of governors in 1986 The program has been going on since
and served as the chair from 1994-1997. 1992, as a way of attracting financial sup-
“During the same time (and a first in the port for enrichment of UW’s activities.
Campus Response Team shows skills
history of Canadian higher education), Parents mostly give to academic depart- from math student Nathan Douglas tions to test the skills that the team is learn-
Betty also served as the chair of the board ments, according to the Parents in ast month, the University of Waterloo ing, situations ranging from drug overdoses,
of Wilfrid Laurier University. Their enlight- Partnership web site, although there are Campus Response Team (UWCRT) to bar fights, to electrocutions.
ened public service has also benefited also some gifts for libraries, scholarships, headed to Peterborough for the This year’s Operation Campus Wide will
numerous causes, local hospitals, and ser- co-op and athletics. national conference of Campus Emergency be happening on Saturday, March 13, from
vice organizations. “Established in 1992,” says the web site, Responders. The four-day conference noon to 5 p.m. Participation will be open to
“The gift from Peter and Betty will create “the Parents in Partnership program included seminars with topics ranging from all of the university community. CRT is look-
an innovative learning and research space encourages parents of UW students to take providing first aid to people with disabili- ing for volunteers to act as casualties in
for our students and faculty now and in an active role in supporting excellence in ties, to working with advanced equipment mock scenarios. It’s guaranteed to be a
the future.” education by making financial contribu- used by the fire and ambulance services. unique experience; food and fun times will
tions to unique projects across campus. Following three days of seminars, meet- be provided. Only a few hours of your time
Last year, the Parents in Partnership pro- ings, and plain fun, a team of three UWCRT are required. Anyone interested can send an
gram raised almost $300,000…. members competed against the other uni- email to firstname.lastname@example.org
“All donations to the Parents in versity first aid response teams. Mock sce- to find out more.
Partnership program count towards the narios were set up to evaluate the teams’ As well, on Monday, March 15, from
University’s broader Campaign Waterloo: skills; some situations included a motor 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., CRT will be hosting
Building a Talent Trust, an initiative to vehicle accident, a house party gone a nutrition seminar in the SLC great hall. All
culminate in 2007.” wrong, and a disaster in a chemistry lab. members of the university community are
On the web site, each faculty has a brief After an exciting time in Peterborough, welcome to come out and enjoy a session
pitch for its priorities. From engineering, the UWCRT decided that they would dem- about healthy eating and weight loss.
for example: “Your gift helps provide onstrate the capabilities of their team in And as a final note, CRT is holding
important teaching support in the form of the Great Hall of the SLC. Many people recruitment for the summer and fall terms.
endowed funds for equipment, scholar- came out and watched as our members If you are interested in getting involved,
ships, computer resources, and research conducted triage, and treated life-threaten- learning more first aid, and helping your
support. Please contribute towards the ing injuries. You see them at the bars fellow students, then pick up an applica-
excellence fund for the engineering depart- every week — the team felt that it was tion in the CRT office (SLC room 2141) or
ment of your choice.” time to show all of the university commu- check out the team online and fill out an
The site also quotes a number of stu- nity exactly what the CRT can do. electronic application. In order to qualify
dents, such as Jackie Lee of third-year sci- CRT runs large mock first aid scenarios for the team you must be currently certi-
ence: “The support of parents to the regularly in order to train its members. fied in Standard First Aid and CPR level C.
University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Science Every term the team runs a day of scenarios, Any questions or comments about the
Equipment Fund (WATSEF) keeps university dubbed Operation Campus Wide (OCW). team can be sent to email@example.com
Peter and Betty Sims equipment up-to-date with equipment used OCW allows the team trainer to devise situa- or call the office at ext. 3296.
8 UW Gazette March 10, 2004
All students now eligible for Enterprise Services
from Olaf Naese, co-operative education and career • Provides pre-launch venture assessment may also match an undergraduate’s own Services will continue to provide an array of
services and mentoring investments up to $6,000. This award is on-campus services designed to “nurture the
nterprise Co-op, a business advisory • Has access to business planning resources only available for undergraduates planning university’s well-known enterprise culture.”
and mentoring service for UW co-op • Gives referrals to lawyers, accountants to return to UW and run a venture full-time Students interested in discussing an
students, has expanded its services and other relevant professionals during a work or summer term. entrepreneurial venture should call Ana or
to reach out to enterprising students in • Offers work term and post-launch men- Over the past three years, the Enterprise Renee at ext. 6065 to book a confidential
the regular stream. The service has been toring and evaluation for up to one year Co-op initiative has offered business appointment, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
renamed UW Enterprise Services to reflect • Makes referrals to investor or funding advice to more than 300 students, and has UW Enterprise Services is led by John
its expansion to assist all enterprising UW sources, where appropriate approved 40 enterprising ventures. Of Cullen Consulting, and assisted by local
undergraduates. • Gives advice on how to become an these ventures, 15 received some funding entrepreneurs and business advisors.
The expanded UW Enterprise Services: Intrapreneur or even a Social Entrepreneur. to match their own investment. Enterprise Services is funded by The John
• Answers business start-up questions In addition to these advisory and men- Working closely with other business ser- Dobson Foundation, UW Microsoft Alumni,
from students toring services, UW Enterprise Services vices, such as UW Innovate, UW Enterprise and UW itself.
UW library works on easier access to theses
W library staff are taking part in a Theses Canada advisory committee and its pletion by the end of 2004, will support vices as Dissertation Express and the full
pilot project meant to increase technical sub-committee. Partners in the new optional procedures for Canadian uni- text index Digital Dissertations.
access to the life-work of Canadian project, besides UW, are Library and versities to submit electronic theses Several Canadian universities have active
graduate students, says the library’s elec- Archives Canada and Université Laval. directly to Theses Canada.” electronic thesis submission programs. At
tronic newsletter. Says the newsletter: “The pilot project is Currently, through a contract between universities where students submit elec-
“The Project’s purpose,” says the newsletter, the second phase in the development of the the National Library and the American com- tronic theses to their graduate studies
“is to provide a model for Canadian universities Theses Canada Portal, a portal that pro- pany UMI (formerly University Microfilms office, the electronic version is forwarded to
to submit electronic theses directly to Theses vides access to bibliographic records in the International), Canadian universities submit UMI. Electronic submission has been an
Canada as well as provide a metadata structure LAC collection, with some abstracts, and PhD theses for microfilming. The filmed option at UW since 1999. Theses can be sub-
that Theses Canada can recommend.” also includes free access to full-text elec- version is then included in the National mitted in PDF or converted to PDF in the
Christine Jewell, acting head of the tronic versions of theses processed by LAC Library’s microfiche archive. Since 1998, graduate studies office. The library main-
library’s interlibrary loan and document from 1998 to 2002 (about 45,000 theses). UMI has digitized these theses to make tains a database of electronically submitted
delivery section, is a member of the “The pilot project, scheduled for com- them available for sale through such ser- theses, which will now be made available
through the Theses Canada portal as well.
The newsletter continues: “Access to
the theses in the UW Electronic Thesis
Optometrists battle dry, itchy eyes Database depends upon the metadata sub-
mitted by the student. The metadata con-
at contact lens research centre sist of author identification and thesis
identification, including keywords and an
abstract. The library, under the direction
f contact lenses make your eyes dry and healthier, more convenient, and more all aspects of contact lens wear. of Bill Oldfield, has developed a program
itchy, the world experts on what to do comfortable lenses on the market in Says Sivak: “We reimburse participants at that harvests these records.
about it are nearby, at UW’s centre for recent years. rate of approximately $15 per hour (with “With this program, we have made our
contact lens research. “The contact lens industry has made total commitment based on the time com- theses available to searchers of the union
The centre, part of the school of optom- some progress in recent years by improv- mitment required by a study), and contact catalogue of the Networked Digital Library
etry, was recently approved by UW’s sen- ing the effectiveness of rewetting drops lenses and solutions are provided for the of Theses and Dissertations…an interna-
ate to operate for another five years. “Our and developing lens materials that retain duration of the study.” Anyone who might tional movement to increase access to
five-year report will be available online moisture more effectively, but a number of be interested in being a research subject can ETDs (electronic theses and dissertations)
shortly,” writes Alisa Sivak, communica- mysteries remain to be answered.” call 888-4539, email rexton@sciborg, or check and support efforts of institutions around
tions coordinator for the centre. That’s the role of the UW centre, “the the centre’s web site for more details. the world to build ETD programs.”
She describes the dry-eye problem that largest facility of its kind in North America
some of the centre’s research is seeking to and the second largest in the world. It has
solve: “Approximately one in two developed an international reputation for
Canadians who wear contact lenses com-
plain that their eyes feel dry, itchy or irri-
tated when wearing their lenses. Typically,
expertise in research geared towards
answering questions fundamental to the
search for effective solutions to dry eye
Magazine writing contest
they find themselves reducing their wear-
ing time or, in many cases, ceasing contact
symptoms and other contact lens related
conjures up summer days
lens wear altogether. These so-called con- Researchers at the centre — headed by he groundhog saw his shadow. car trips and the summer polio closed all
tact lens ‘dropouts’ number almost two faculty members Desmond Fonn, Lyndon The birds are still in Florida. Even the pools are also most welcome.”
million people annually in North America. Jones, and Trefford Simpson — are carry- the skunks are still asleep. But The Entries to the contest must be post-
“A thin layer of lubricating tears is ing out studies investigating why eyes feel New Quarterly wants you to shake off the marked by March 31. An entry fee of $25
spread over the surface of a healthy eye dry, whether different people experience snow and think about The Summer Place. comes with a one-year subscription to
with every blink of the eyelid. Contact different dry eye symptoms, the best way The Summer Place is the sultry theme The New Quarterly. One-year (four-issue)
lenses can disrupt this fragile layer so that to measure discomfort and what makes for the Waterloo literary magazine’s writ- subscriptions are normally $36. Writers
the tears evaporate more rapidly, and they natural tears so effective at keeping the ing contest, with $1,500 worth of prizes. can include one story, or one article, or up
may also interfere with the production of eye moist and healthy. There are $300 first prizes and $200 sec- to five poems per entry. Writers wishing to
natural oils that maximize the tears’ time Sivak says the CCLR has worked in part- ond prizes in each of three categories: submit an additional piece may include an
on the eye’s surface. As a result, with each nership with the contact lens industry Story, Poetry, and Creative Non-Fiction. extra reading fee of $10 per story, article,
blink the eyelid rubs over a dry lens sur- since 1988, providing research support in First-place winners will be published in or group of poems (without subscription)
face, creating the sensation of dryness. the development of materials and products The New Quarterly. or $25 entry fee (with a gift subscription).
“Most people attracted to the conve- and developing state-of-the-art technology What does The New Quarterly mean by Entries should include a cover letter with
nience of contact lenses have been able to and techniques. And, she says, researchers The Summer Place? “There’s something the writer’s name, contact information, and
take advantage of significant advances in are always looking for people to partici- about summertime,” says editor Kim the titles of the pieces submitted. The name
contact lens technology that have put pate in clinical research studies relating to Jernigan. “It’s about being young, being in of the writer should not appear on the piece
love, being out under the sky. The Summer itself. Manuscripts will not be returned, but
Place is that place in your memory — that writers may include a self-addressed stamped
warm place in your heart where you’re still envelope for notification of contest results.
young, where nothing has been decided.” Send entries to: The New Quarterly Contest,
That said, she adds: “We don’t want to St. Jerome’s University, 200 University Avenue
limit the writer’s imagination. God-awful West, Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G3.
GG award winner talks writing
in Waterloo’s literary magazine
hen Canadian novelist Douglas Course in The New Quarterly will instruct
Glover won the most readers on the fine art of break-
recent Governor ing text into globs (Glover’s own
General’s Award for his novel Elle, coinage); the six ways to keep
the editors at The New Quarterly your dialogue from turning into a
celebrated. The Waterloo-based ping-pong match; and the virtues
Photo: Laura von Rosk
literary magazine had just pub- of the word “passion.” And, of
lished Glover’s A Short Course course, much more.
in Narrative Structure: a pair of The issue which contains
sharp, sassy, and eminently Glover’s articles, no. 87, is still on
useful articles on writing fiction. newsstands, or can be ordered
One article was on short stories, Douglas Glover from The New Quarterly. It also
the other on novels. features And Let the River Answer,
While no substitute for sitting in on one a multi-media documentary about the
of Glover’s writing classes, the Short Walkerton Water Stories Project.
March 10, 2004 UW Gazette 9
10 UW Gazette March 10, 2004
UW Magazine explores connections
between UW and Stratford Festival
W’s many links with the Stratford that talk about Juliet, particularly focusing Elizabethan Theatre, which has been held at actors and experts.
Shakespearean Festival, a half-hour on the issue of Juliet as the embodiment of UW repeatedly and involved scholarly discus- • Waterloo graduates, in drama and other
drive away, are described in a beauty. ‘Romeo says, “I never saw true sions at Waterloo and excursions to Stratford. fields, who are now part of the Stratford
detailed article that was published in the beauty until this night.” That’s typical of • UW faculty members’ work for Stratford company, including Alec Cooper, master
most recent issue of the UW Magazine and romantic love, which reduces various publications and special events, and visits electrician at Stratford, whose UW degree
has been made available on the web. forms of beauty to one, singular object of a to the UW drama department by Stratford is in biology.
Writes Kelley Teahen, the Festival’s media man’s gaze. Juliet’s beauty is a special kind;
manager and author of the Magazine article: given the imagery of the play, we associate
“Since 1957, when the University of Waterloo
was founded and the Stratford Festival opened
its first permanent theatre, ideas, expertise,
Juliet with youthfulness, delicacy and
light.’ He notes that the actresses playing
Juliet, when interviewed, expressed fear
Psych snoop reaffirms faith
and even people have flowed both ways.”
Prominent in the article is Ted McGee, an
they were not young enough for the role
(Juliet is a few weeks shy of 14) and several
in university teaching quality
English professor at St. Jerome’s University spoke of not being beautiful enough…. continued from page 4 and made a second one. His leg lifted and
who has served on the Festival’s board of “McGee is working on a conference donning a “fright wig” or resorting to magic completed the third step. For an instant,
governors. “His scholarship is also inspired paper about his research, which will tricks to make a point — contrasts that not one of us could have doubted that
by the Festival,” Teahen writes, “particu- include other interesting connections, example with one by another prof, who what we saw was one side of the ambula-
larly his latest research on the ideals of from the politics of Quebec actress Louise attempts to illustrate how each leg of a cock- tory repertoire of a monstrous insect.”
beauty as portrayed by Juliet.” Marleau’s appearance as Juliet in 1968 to roach is “driven by a neural metronome.” Crown concludes: “What I saw as an
Stratford has produced Romeo and Juliet how costume establishes the characteriza- By way of illustration, “he gave a demon- academic peeping Tom affirmed my faith
eight times, and McGee has taken detailed tion of Juliet’s mother, Lady Capulet.” stration of front-to-back, lagged cockroach in the discipline I have given my career
looks at actual costumes — many of them Other Waterloo-Stratford connections leg movement, an absolutely incredible to,” but insists that psychology profs don’t
still exist in the Festival’s warehouses — that are discussed in Teahen’s article: metamorphosis before our very eyes of hold the patent on good teaching. “The
and production documents such as cos- • The design of the Theatre of the Arts, professor into a cockroach. Lifting his story I have told would not have been
tume drawings and fabric swatches. built for UW in 1961 and modelled on right arm to shoulder height, he made a different for any of the other principal
Says the article: “In addition, he has Stratford’s then-daring Festival Theatre. swimming motion and then, in rapid suc- disciplines had I come from one of them.
researched reviews and feature articles • The International Conference on cession, tucked his elbow tight to his side The university can be proud of that.”
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Nine young profs receive research excellence awards
continued from page 5 broad range of nano-researchers through success and an enhanced quality of life in Public-Key Cryptosystems.”
technologies. The project will lead to the relevant national and international net- Ontario and Canada. The award will enable “I anticipate exciting joint work on
tool prototypes and case studies. works. work to develop scientific protocols for current and new public-key crypto-
• Derek Koehler, psychology, “Individual “Since nano-science is an extremely inspection, assessment and refurbishment graphic schemes, both in terms of theo-
Retirement Savings and Credit Card rapidly developing area, it is imperative to of power transmission systems. retical investigations and practical
Debt: Good Intentions, Optimistic stay alert of the ongoing research activity,” “The research results of the program are implementations,” Teske says.
Predictions and Costly Decisions.” he says. expected to reduce the operating costs, “Disseminating our results in print
“Much of my research concerns how • Mahesh Pandey, civil engineering, improve the efficiency and prolong the and presentations will result in
people make predictions and plans,” “Risk Assessment and Cost Effective service life of critical engineering systems increased confidence in currently
Koehler says, adding that the award will Management of Energy Systems and in power generation and transmission deployed cryptographic tools and will
allow him to extend his research to the Infrastructure.” facilities,” Pandey says. provide guidance for future applications
topic of financial planning and decision- Improvement in power generation and • Edlyn Teske, combinatorics and opti- in sectors such as electronic commerce
making. transmission capacity is key to economic mization, “Number-Theoretic Security of or homeland security.”
Koehler will probe the role of overly
optimistic predictions regarding future
financial expenditures in the tendency of
many individuals to accumulate credit
card debt and save insufficiently for
retirement. Engineering faculty hiring instructors
By investigating how people predict
their future spending and saving, the
research will help to provide a founda-
to develop co-op work term courses
tion for development of tools that continued from page 1 for Learning and Teaching Through students, although PDEng is an addition
Canadians can use to more realistically the world that UW engineering graduates Technology, the dean said. to their total workload. “We don’t want
evaluate their financial future and take “will be that much better” because of what Sedra pointed to a traditional weak- them to spend a lot more time,” he
the steps necessary to make it brighter. they’ll get from PDEng. ness in “soft skills” courses for engi- insisted. “We think it can be done with
• Robert Linsley, fine arts, “Painting as a Sedra said employers’ comments about neers: “That stuff becomes very boring something like one evening a week” for
Paradigm for Conceptual, Sculptural and young engineers always touch on the need if you don’t do it in context.” But he about three months of a work term.
Installation Practices Since the Late for communications, teamwork, leader- thinks PDEng has solved the problem: Keeping the workload to a reasonable
1960s.” ship, and ethical responsibility. “Almost all “They’ll be able to use the workplace level is one reason the PDEng courses
Linsley will supervise historical engineering disciplines involve interacting experience as the lab component.” will be graded on a “credit, no credit”
research on abstract painting and sculp- with people — your boss, your customers For example, a student will read some basis rather than given marks, which
ture of the period from 1967 to 1972 and — and ability to communicate, ability to theoretical material about leadership might encourage students to spend
original creative work by young artists. lead…. Of course our graduates acquire styles one evening during a work term, hours grubbing for extra points.
The aim of the research is to explore that stuff on the job, but we’ll now be able then go to the job the next day and see He said he doesn’t know the total cost
why abstract painting became the to accelerate it quite a bit.” real-life managers at work. A few days of the program — “we’re just working
source for new directions in sculpture The idea is for students to take one of later, the student can write an assignment out the business plan.” Students won’t
and installation, and how an understand- the PDEng courses on each of five work about leadership using on-the-job observa- pay any extra fee for PDEng, the pro-
ing of that history can enable new terms. Background material will be deliv- tions as the basis for drawing conclusions. posal that went to senate made clear.
departures in contemporary art. ered electronically in most cases — he’s “They’re seeing it in context,” he “The best thing about the University
• Zoran Miskovic, applied math, looking at a format like the UW one system emphasized. “This material is not kind of Waterloo,” Sedra concluded, “is the
“Interactions of Nano-Particles with now used to deliver some credit courses of abstract stuff that they’re reading — undergraduate engineering students.
Matter.” through distance education and also on they go to work and observe what They’re a cut above, with how articulate
Besides forming a research group in the campus. they’re learning in action.” they are, a certain degree of maturity.
area of interactions of nano-particles, the To develop the courses, engineering is Sedra said the engineering faculty is We want to make them even better, and
award will help Miskovic’s group establish drawing on expertise from UW’s dis- determined that the new courses will take greater advantage of the co-op
contacts and initiate collaborations with a tance education office and the Centre take “not a great deal of effort” from the experience.”
12 UW Gazette March 10, 2004
Audience will don costumes, play a role
in site-specific drama staged in Kitchener
says Houston, with the loading dock as “trying to facilitate the vision of these “an inert leftover of a dream about prog-
intake cavity, the freight elevator as esoph- young artists, creating a weave of their ress, modernity.”
agus. The audience will also visit the work, trying to develop their work as per- Two tours will be conducted each eve-
heart, the brain and the groin. formers…as ‘theatre artists,’ who think ning, one at 7 p.m. and another at 9 p.m.
As for the set, he explains, “we try to let about their relationship to the larger com- Tickets —$12, $10 for students and seniors
the environment speak for itself, using munity, about language, identity, imagery. — are available at the UW box office, ext.
found objects — objects with imbedded “I’m trying to help them see they can 4908, or at the door of the Lang Building,
memory — as much as possible.” create theatre from almost anything,” even 184 Joseph Street, Kitchener. Tickets are
Houston sees his role as director as from the hulking remains of a building — limited to 50 people per tour.
Photo: Barbara Elve
by Barbara Elve
he audience will be asked to play an
unfamiliar role when the UW drama
department takes its production of
Mimetic Flesh to the site of the former Lang
Tannery in downtown Kitchener.
Site-specific theatre — written for and
performed in a particular space — repre-
sents a “movement away from a perfor-
mance space where the living, breathing
audience is denied,” explains drama
professor Andy Houston, director of the
production. Traditionally, audiences are
instructed to refrain from speaking, cough-
ing, rattling candy wrappers, eating, drink-
ing, moving — and reminded to turn off
their cell phones. It’s not unusual to find
people falling asleep in such environ-
ments; Houston admits he has.
Instead, the audience at UW’s first site-
specific production will be asked to wear
comfortable shoes and sign a waiver as
“a way of preparing them for an experi-
ence where they will have to be careful,”
says Houston. “It’s a potentially dangerous
Those who pass that hurdle will be out-
fitted with Tyvek suits, “a kind of mem-
brane or skin” uniform that defines their
role as something like “work-study stu-
dents.” The audience will experience the
performance as a tour of the site, being
asked “to trust that we’ll guide you
What will transpire may be estranging,
even “transformational…activating sen-
sual qualities of live experience closer to a
rave than anything you’d find in local live
theatre,” he laughs.
Houston’s students have been “devising
the performance,” creating characters
along the way that “in some way go
through a process of self-discovery
through their body.”
Drawing on their own experience, as
well as on research in the special collec-
tions sections of the Dana Porter and
Kitchener Public Libraries, old newspa-
pers, and conversations with locals who
are familiar with the history of the build-
ing, students have fleshed out such char-
acters as a factory foreman and another
based loosely on a descendent of the Fine arts professor Doug Kirton offers a critique of work by Caroline Larsen in preparation for the annual exhibition highlighting
Langs. A number of “decidedly immigrant works by fourth-year honours fine arts students. The graduation show for students with a studio specialization features painters, draughtsmen,
characters” explore political and cultural sculptors, and work in mixed media. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. The show runs through April 4 in
tensions in the factory. the East Campus Hall galleries. Photo: Peter Hussell
The building itself is conceived as body,
March 10, 2004 UW Gazette 13
Matt Mains, swimming
A fourth-year math student, Mains
won three bronze medals at this
weekend’s CIS Championships
Warriors take provincial gold hosted by the University of Toronto.
He finished third in the 100m and
200m breaststroke and the 200m IM,
as indoor hockey season ends in which he had a life-time personal
best. He will now set his focus on
Olympic trials taking place this
he Warriors claimed gold at the as the Warriors blanked the always Beth Nordemann added the insurance summer.
weekend’s OUA Indoor Hockey tough Varsity Blues 2-0. marker in the second half as Waterloo
Championships, which took place In the Gold Medal match, Waterloo’s shut-out the York Lions 2-0 to win the Beth Nordemann, indoor hockey
in Waterloo at the Physical Activities Janelle Witzel scored in the first half and 2004 Championship. Nordemann, a fifth-year recreation
Complex. The York Lions finished sec- and business student, led the Warriors
ond while the Toronto Blues claimed the to the OUA Gold Medal this past week-
In the Warriors’ semi-final match
Swimmers score personal bests, end at the OUA Indoor Hockey
Championships. She scored the
against Toronto, Jenny Crawford and
Meagan Wilson scored for Waterloo
bring home medals from nationals Warriors’ second goal in the finals
to secure the victory
while netminder Katie McNeil was solid Meanwhile, over the weekend the finals. This was to be the same fate for
national swim championships were the other events in which she competed
hosted by the University of Toronto. despite posting a lifetime best of 2:45.58
Representing Waterloo were Jen Sweny, in the 200 breast on the second day for
Matt Mains and Danny Parsons. 23rd place and 36.13 for the 50 breast for
On day one, all three team members 25th place.
swam the 100 breast and Parsons added Mains continued to medal on each day,
the 400 IM. Mains finished third with a but the colour this year was all bronze as
Track and field time of 1:02.03 and Parsons was 14th he was third in the 200 breast (2:13.01)
March 11-13, CIS Championships at University (1:04.91 heat time, which was a personal and 200 IM (2:04.52). All of his times were
of Windsor best). Sweny had a solid heat swim of faster than at the OUA championships
1:17.30 but didn’t qualify for the evening but just not fast enough this year to gar-
ner a gold or silver. Parsons also contin-
ued to qualify for the evening consola-
tion finals in the 200 and 50 breaststroke.
OUA West Semi-Final Playoffs In the 200 he posted a 2:25.33 both dur-
Brock 66, Warriors 49 ing the heats and finals for 16th place
overall, while in the 50 he had a 30.03 in
Men’s hockey the morning and a 30.20 in the afternoon
OUA Far-West Semi-Finals Playoffs for an 11th place finish.
Indoor hockey Swimming Lakehead 5, Warriors 1 This ends the 2003-2004 swim season
Warriors 3, Lefties (local club Final Standings, Men Lakehead 12, Warriors 1 for the Warriors, but the team will still
team) 0 1. UBC, 521.5 be making practices for the remainder
Warriors 1, Carleton 0 2. Calgary, 479 Track and field of the term. For Mains it will be a con-
Queen’s 5, Warriors 2 3. Univ. de Montreal, 322 OUA championships, tinuation of the progression towards the
U of T 4, Warriors 3 15. Warriors, 73 Final Team Standings Olympic trials, while for most of the rest
Guelph 4, Warriors 2 Women: of the team it is preparation for next
U of T 5, Warriors 2 Men’s basketball 1. Toronto (163) year’s swim season. There are a number
Queen’s Alumni 6, Warriors 3 OUA West Quarter-Final Playoffs 2. Windsor (141) of swimmers who also compete in tri-
Warriors 4, York 3 Warriors 66, Laurier 63 3. Western (95.5) athlons throughout the summer months
OUA Championships at Waterloo: OUA West Semi-Final Playoffs 9. Warriors (8) to ensure that they will be fit for next
Semi-Final: York 5, Guelph 1 McMaster 83, Warriors 60 Men: season.
Semi-Final: Warriors 2, Toronto 0 1. Windsor (172)
Bronze Medal: Toronto 3, Guelph 2 Women’s basketball 2. Western (89.5)
Gold Medal: Warriors 2, York 0 OUA West Quarter-Final Playoffs 3. Queen’s (83)
Warriors 56, Guelph 37 7. Warriors (38)
14 UW Gazette March 10, 2004
conducted by Jan Narveson misguided) style — with many apings Gilbert and Sullivan program, with the
February 28 from the Mozart Serenade K. 360, as I help of Brian Jackson, conductor, and
The Philharmonic Choir with the K-W realized. Alex Mustakas who wasn’t there but
Symphony, Marcel Beaulieu, bass, Howard who got up a fine cast of stars from the
Dyck conducting, performed Bruckner’s March 1 Drayton Festival, etc.
Psalm 150, Leonard Enns’ the Silver Cord, We said it would be “one of the events of A variety of items in the first half
and Boito’s Prologue to Mefistofele. the season.” Perhaps better to say that it included unusual selections such as from
This Bruckner item is a masterpiece was THE event of the season: The Princess Ia and much of Pineapple Poll,
as well as a work of exaltation that’s nice Lafayette String Quartet, their violinists introducing singers Rebecca Poff (bril-
to listen to on top of it. The Enns was newly equipped with lovely old Italian liant) and Eddie Glen (excellent). But top
the great interest of this evening. It’s instruments since their great Beethoven of the evening was a frothy, sizzling
incredibly dour for the most part — series here back In April 2000. performance of Trial by Jury
lyrics from Ecclesiastes, and the music In Mozart’s Quartet (concert version). Ried
tells it like Ecc. thought it was. We espe- in F, K. 421, the Spencer as the Usher was
cially liked the orchestral parts, such as Lafayette specialized outstanding, indeed per-
the thrilling opening bars. Solo lines are in exquisite: exqui- fect; all the principals
a problem in this sort of work, not site everything — were excellent — hats
entirely solved, we thought. At the end, sound, execution, turns off to the lot. Because of
there’s just a touch of light. Maybe not of phrase, balance. Trial, this was one of
enough? It’s a tough listen, then, but a We’ve heard more dra- the best Pops events ever.
worthwhile one. matic accounts, but
As to the Boito, it is a gas, and Marcel none with such taste and March 7
Beaulieu with his rich resonant voice refinement. The Shostakovich At the KWCMS Music
was in his element; the kiddie choir was no. 3 is a powerful work, and we Room, two math profs who are
pretty good, the Phil choir was great, aren’t persuaded that it would top-class musicians: Catherine
and the K-W Symphony very good but be possible to perform it more beauti- Sulem of U of T, violin, and Sydney
not at its best. But what an interesting fully than this. As to Beethoven’s op. 59 Bulman-Fleming of WLU, piano, per-
evening! no. 1 in F major, we had not supposed formed Mozart, K. 454 in Bb; Prokofiev,
we’d live to see it better done than on Five Melodies; and Faure, Sonata no. 1,
February 29 their previous outing, but we have to op. 13.
Wellington Winds presented Bach to the admit they were even finer this time. There was a nice musicality about all
Organ, with Jan Overduin, organist. The old story about some famous pia- this, and Sulem has excellent intonation
Apparently there is doubt that Bach’s nist, saying to another, “Well, you do it and ample technical command. Her tone
Toccata and Fugue in Dis by Bach — your way, and I’ll do it Beethoven’s!” is not so glossy as some, but it is warm
incredible thought for the day! Anyway, kept coming to mind — it was, simply, and pleasant, and she understands the
it is indeed for organ, and the arrange- definitive. Fortunately a packed Music music, as does her gifted pianist, who
ment for winds is plausible but it would Room was there to witness these glories played with his usual accuracy and
be more effective if it were spiffier. — and despite the enormous length of authority. The musical selections were
Other reasonably nice things went on this concert, to hear also an encore, the top-class and despite some unpleasant-
too, but the hit of the afternoon was finale to Haydn’s op. 76 no. 4, that was, ness from the weather gods, this event
PDQ Bach’s really funny Serenade for an again, the last word in refinement, vivac- was reasonably attended. Pretty impres-
Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion, ity and sheer beauty of sound. An eve- sive from two people who devote their
which is a caricaturistic piece in high(ly ning, as one present put it, to die for. working days to something very differ-
ent from music!
The New Berlin Chamber Ensemble in a
program entirely devoted to its old
favorites — Blue Rondo à la Turk, selec-
tions from Carmen, various other things, Reminder: All events at start at 8 p.m. unless
all very well done with each players uti- otherwise noted.
lizing two or three or four instruments
as the hour went by. Outstanding: March 10
Aubade, from Prokofiev’s Romeo and At 12:30 p.m. in the Conrad Grebel College Chapel:
Juliet — brilliant arrangement, and Veronika Cherniak, violin, and Elene Klyucharova,
expertly played. But then, it pretty much piano. Classics for violin/piano by a remarkable
all was. young Russian violin prodigy with an outstanding
Ukrainian/Canadian pianist. Free.
WLU student composers performed March 10
their work at the WLU Recital Hall. In the At the KWCMS Music Room, one of Canada’s most
past some of these events have been famous duos, prize-winners and veterans of multi-
outstanding. This, alas, was mostly not, continent performances: Elizabeth Dolin, cello, and
but there was one notable exception: Bernadene Blaha, piano. Beethoven, Variations on
Ronnie Moos’ “A Dreadful Cold” which Handel; Sonata no. 3 op 69; Samuel Dolin,
was both brilliantly organized, inge- Variables; Mendelssohn, Sonata in D. Tickets [A]
nious, and hilarious at once. are $20 (students $10, seniors $15) from the UW
box office; Words Worth Books and Twelfth Night
March 5 Music in downtown Waterloo. Reserve, 886-1673
At Centre in the Square, the K-W or email@example.com.
Symphony Pops concert featured a continued on page 15
March 10, 2004 UW Gazette 15
At WLU Theatre Auditorium, a Music Festival
co-sponsored by NuMus and SunDance, featuring
Aboriginal music and dance, etc.
continued from page 14 At 3 p.m., the WLU Jazz Ensemble, at the Recital Hall;
March 12/13 $10/$5 at the door. continued from page 2 Proven aptitude for detail and accuracy with an ability
Mahler’s mighty Symphony no. 3 featuring the using WordPerfect, Word, Excel and WINQ. Excellent to handle difficult situations with tact and diplomacy.
London and K-W orchestras combined, under the March 21 communication (oral and written), interpersonal, ana- Special event co-ordination experience. Strong com-
direction of Orchestra London’s Timothy Vernon, a At 8 p.m. at the KWCMS Music Room, Kontraste Köln lytical, and organizational skills. Demonstrated prob- puting skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and
veteran Mahlerian; plus soloists and women’s and (Sylvie Kraus, violin; Christian Goosses, viola; Werner lem-solving skills required to deal with student inqui- email. Knowledge of university policies, procedures
children’s choirs. The longest of Mahler’s sympho- Matzke, cello), and Ludwig Semerjian, fortepiano. ries. Proven aptitude for attention to detail and ability and structure as well as financial systems would be an
nies (and that’s saying a lot!), its first movement is Three top-notch German classical string players, from to manage multiple demands. Demonstrated ability to asset. Willingness to work in a Mac environment and
about the length of, say, Beethoven’s Seventh the famed Concerto Köln orchestra; plus brilliant work independently and as part of a team in a busy occasionally work outside normal working hours.
Symphony. It is an invocation and evocation of Canadian fortepianist, veteran of extensive European environment. Knowledge of Dreamweaver MX an
Nature, with various depictions, and it culminates and American concertizing (including two for us) asset. Some post-secondary education an asset. The university welcomes and encourages applications
in a huge adagio finale that is one of the wonders perform Mozart: both of the famed Piano Quartets, from the designated employment equity groups: vis-
in the whole realm of music. In short — you have K. 478 in G; and K. 493 in Eb; and Alexander Pössinger Administrative Secretary. Institute for Quantum ible minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and
to go! Phone 578-1570 for tickets. (1767-1827) Triosatzt, op. 36. Tickets [A+] $25/$20/ Computing. Grade USG 4. Extensive administrative aboriginal people. For more information call University
$15. experience preferably in an academic and research of Waterloo 885-1211 ext. 2524.
March 13 intense environment. Proven ability to handle confi-
The DaCapo Chamber Choir, directed by Leonard March 24 dential information and interact in a professional man-
Enns, presents “Equinox — equality between day The Canadian Chamber Ensemble at First United ner with visitors, faculty, staff and students. Excellent Post your event
and night” at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Waterloo, features Leslie De’Ath, piano and organizational ability required to work in a fast-paced To list an event in the on-line UWevents calendar,
Church, Kitchener (corner of Duke and Water). The harpsichord: Gesualdo, Brass Quintet; Albinoni, Oboe environment with multiple tasks and demands. log on to www.uwevents.uwaterloo.ca. After
evening will also feature a number of selections by concerto in D; Vivaldi, Violin Concerto (La Tempesta), Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. approval, the event should appear within 24 hours.
local composers, Barrie Cabena, Tim Corlis, Jeff Concerto for flute, oboe and bassoon; Scarlatti,
Enns and Leonard Enns. Tickets are available in Sonata, arranged for brass quintet; Brahms, Trio in
advance from choir members: $15, students/ A op 114.
seniors $10, eyeGO $5.
March 14 March 27, the Borealis Quartet from Vancouver per-
At 3 p.m., the WLU Baroque Ensemble at the forms at the KWCMS Music Room. Rocketed to prom-
Recital Hall; $10/$5 at the door. Michael Purves- inence in the past couple of years, this is the first
Smith directs. local concert by this newly eminent group: Beethoven
no. 2 in G; Kelly-Marie Murphy, Another Little Piece of
March 16 My Heart (1999); Schubert, Qt. no14 (“Death and the
At noon in the WLU Recital Hall: Music At Noon Maiden”). Tickets, prices, as on March 10.
features Joseph Petric, accordion; Norman Forget,
oboe, and Boyd Mcdonald, piano.
March 17 Get the word out
At 12:30 p.m. in the Conrad Grebel College Chapel: The Gazette is read by faculty,
Without Words Jazz Trio, with Tara Davidson, Laila
Biali and Karine Chapdelaine.
staff, and students across campus.
For information on advertising in
March 17 the Gazette call Janet Rohrbach at
At the KWCMS Music Room, Flavio Varani, piano,
a brilliant Brazilian, world-travelled, famed for pas-
888-4567, ext. 3605.
sion and virtuosity. On the program: Bach, Italian
Concerto; Chopin, Ballade in Ab, Scherzo in Bb;
Almeida Prado, Toccata dos Bentevis; Ravel, Jeux
d’eau, Alborada del grazioso; Debussy, Preludes;
Liszt, Mephisto Waltz. Same prices, availability as
on March 10.
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16 UW Gazette March 10, 2004
graduate students will be invited to com- instructors face at least occasional con-
plete the web-based survey over a flicts,” say the two leaders for the work-
two-week period beginning February 25. shop, Geneviéve Desmarais and Kate Hoye,
The results will help us understand the “with graduate teaching assistants being
future of paper and electronic reserves.” primary targets. Such challenges can be
unpleasant and disturbing, but you can
Concrete sled slides in second help to minimize their frequency and
Correction about Mennonite artist enrichment for various parts of the univer- Return of the Sledi — civil engineering’s impact.” A “tip sheet” on the subject is
A correction to an article in the “Stage and sity, in spite of a general budget cut. He said entry in the 2004 Great Northern Concrete available on the teaching resources web
Studio” section of the last Gazette: It turns 18 of the positions have been parcelled out Toboggan Race — slid to a second-place fin- site (www.trace.uwaterloo.ca).
out that all four members of the Mennonite among the faculties, and the other seven will ish among 19 teams, with top braking hon-
Artists Collective, who currently have a be the subject of negotiation and sharing ours to boot. The University of Calgary took Hockey school in August
show in the East Campus Hall gallery, are arrangements. For example: a position in first place in the competition hosted by A brochure has just gone out inviting boys
UW alumni. The gallery’s publicity had said “green business” is being created, to be Carleton University, with the University of and girls, aged six to 14, to spend a week at
that three of the four were UW grads, the shared half-and-half by the faculty of envi- Toronto finishing in third. UW “shooting to score.” It says: “This unique
fourth being Paul Janzen. Janzen is, like the ronmental studies and the Centre for camp will provide each participant the
others, an alumnus — but while they’re all Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology. Earth sciences curls for cancer opportunity to develop individual hockey
fine arts graduates, his degree is in math. The fourth annual Hopespring Cancer skills in a challenging, fun environment. Each
Undergraduate calendar is out Support Centre Curling Fundraiser, orga- participant will receive over 14 hours of on-
Senate briefed on pharmacy plans The science complex figures on the cover nized by the Earth Sciences Alumni ice instruction during 11 sessions.”
UW officials are talking to their counterparts of the brand-new 2004-05 undergraduate Corporate Challenge group — a small group Youngsters will spend about four hours a
at the University of Toronto about a possible calendar in its printed version. It appeared of earth sciences alumni, largely from local day at the Columbia Icefield — starting time
school of pharmacy at Waterloo, the univer- just in time for “Pick Your Plan Week” environmental companies was held Sunday depends on age — and instructors will
sity senate was told at its late February meet- March 1-5, for students who need to change at the Westmount Golf and Country Club. include Warrior head coach Karl Taylor, his
ing. Toronto is currently the only Ontario uni- their major, minor or option. Single copies The event, which last year raised $9,600 for assistant coaches and some team members.
versity that trains pharmacists, but a UW of the calendar are available to registered Hopespring , is run in memory of Gail More information: phone ext. 2635.
pharmacy school has been suggested as part students at the registrar’s office in Needles Bendig of the earth sciences department,
of plans for a “health sciences campus” in Hall, at no charge. Extra copies are for sale who died in 1997. Two teams from within Remembering Nelson Dunsmoor
downtown Kitchener. Provost Amit Chakma ($10) at the UW bookstore in South Campus the earth sciences department were among A former member of UW’s staff, Nelson
told the senate meeting that things are at a Hall. In a sign of the times, there’s a new the 16 entries in the bonspiel. Dunsmoor, died January 26, the human
“very early stage,” and that much depends on sentence in the calendar this year, right up resources department reports. He was build-
all the approvals that must fall into place, front on page 2: “The on-line Calendar is the Faculty concern about PeopleSoft ing supervisor in the Married Student
including Kitchener city council, which has official up-to-date record of courses.” The president of the faculty association, Apartments — the complex that’s now UW
given preliminary support for the downtown Catherine Schryer, writes in the latest issue Place — from 1970 until his retirement in 1985.
development. He said UW and U of T are Staff retirement is noted of the association’s Forum that the faculty
working towards a “non-binding memo of Waltraud Hermann retired from UW’s staff relations committee has been, as it said it Award for Waterloo chemist
understanding” on the pharmacy issue. A sat- on February 1, the human resources would do, discussing the PeopleSoft com- A recently-appointed UW faculty member
ellite campus of the U of T school has been department notes. A housekeeper in Ron puter system. “Our position,” says Schryer, has received the Medal for Excellence
discussed, with possible joint degrees, but Eydt Villege, she had been working at UW “is that academic concerns must predomi- awarded by the International Academy of
again it’s just a preliminary idea, he stressed. since 1987. nate and that a software system cannot Quantum Molecular Sciences. The award-
overrule such concerns. We have secured winner is “our newly appointed theoretical
Fine arts prof remembered Graphics asks for customer ratings ongoing updates on the system and prom- chemistry faculty member, Marcel Nooijen,”
An exhibition opened on the weekend at Here’s a note from Susan Schaefer in UW ises that all academic units will be con- writes George Dixon, the dean of science.
Kitchener’s Joseph Schneider Haus Graphics: “Graphics has sent out a survey sulted on the implementation.” The medal is for “a young member of the
museum in memory of Michael Bird, in the mail to our on-campus customers ask- scientific community who has distinguished
Renison College professor of religious stud- ing them to rate our services — are we mak- Planning prof receives award himself by pioneering an important contri-
ies and fine arts who died last fall. Bird was ing the grade? If anyone did not receive a Planning professor Laura Johnson has bution” before the age of 40.
a collector of folk art himself, as well as a survey, but would like to respond, an elec- received the 2004 National Women in
consultant to the Haus on dozens of exhibi- tronic version is available. We are interested Planning Award from the American Budget draft due Friday
tions over the past thirty years. “He revived in all comments and encourage anyone on Planning Association. The award reads: The UW senate’s finance committee will be
and kept alive the work of many fine artists campus to let us know how we are doing.” “Johnson has devoted her career to explor- meeting Friday (10:30 a.m. in Needles Hall
from this region,” says a news release ing community supports for employed room 3001) and will see a draft budget for
announcing the current show, which Remembering Paul Morrison women and their families. Johnson’s stud- the university for the coming year. Agenda
includes items from a large collection he A long-time member of UW’s biology ies of child care services, alternative work material from the office of provost Amit
donated to the Haus several years ago. department, who retired in 1993, died on environments, and family-friendly work- Chakma is showing a sketched-out budget
“Bird’s Favourites: A Folk Art Tribute” February 3. He was 77. Paul Elmor Morrison places and communities have provided crit- based on zero tuition fee increases (in
continues through April 18. was a faculty member for more than 30 ical resources for advocates on behalf of accordance with the Liberal government’s
years. After retirement he lived for some women. Her 2003 book, The Co-Workplace, campaign promise) but a five per cent
‘Beyond the double cohort’ time in British Columbia, and more recently is a fascinating account of the historical increase in the co-op fee. There is, however,
The city of Waterloo held a symposium last returned to Waterloo. He is survived by his perspective on how home-based work is a hypothetical “tuition offset grant,” one
week on “student-community relations wife, Ethel, as well as children, grandchil- beginning to change policies on parental estimate of how much extra funding the
beyond the double cohort,” which got under dren and great-grandchildren. Memorial leave and the availability of alternative government might provide because of the
way with a panel discussion featuring donations to the Heart and Stroke work environments in Canada and beyond.” fee freeze: about $3 million. The budget calls
Waterloo mayor Herb Epp and his counter- Foundation or to Benton Street Baptist for a general two per cent cut in departmen-
part from the nearby city of Brantford. “The Church were suggested. Conflict management for instructors tal spending, with sizeable increases in
purpose of the conference is to share the best A workshop on that topic is being held “strategic” areas. Altogether spending
practices on how university students and Feminist philosopher is coming today (and repeated next Tuesday), orga- would be up about six per cent from the
towns relate,” said city planner Dan Currie. A memo is at hand announcing this year’s nized by the teaching resource office. “Most current fiscal year, which ends April 30.
Brantford’s mayor told the panel audience holder of the Humphrey Professorship in
how municipal spending to attract a Wilfrid Feminist Philosophy — or, as she is to be
Laurier University campus to Brantford was called hereafter, “Humphrey Professor of
thoroughly worth while. And Waterloo Epp Feminist Philosophy II.” She is Marilyn
said there’s no alternative to solving the Frye of Michigan State University, who will
remaining housing problems in Kitchener- be here for the spring term, teaching a
Waterloo: “A community that cannot meet its senior and graduate course on “Modern
housing needs is an incomplete community.” Feminism” and a reading course, and giving
Epp also warned that “the issue has the two public lectures. The professorship was
potential to overwhelm the many positive established by Anne (Humphrey) Minas, a
contributions of the two universities.” retired UW faculty member, in memory of
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