Campus Bulletin

<strong><u>Upcoming Events</u></strong>

<strong>October 2014</strong>

<strong>Kitchener Arts presents </strong>&ldquo;Attention Waterloo Region Artists!&rdquo; Call for proposals &mdash; City of Kitchener Artist in Residence opportunity for 2015. Engage your community, expand your practice, and create a memorable project. Deadline Thursday, October 30. For more info email

<strong>Thursday, October 30</strong>

<strong>Students in Solidarity:</strong> supporting the investigation into the many missing Aboriginal women and girls in Canada. Event begins at 9:30 a.m.&nbsp; at the Aboriginal Centre located at St. Paul&rsquo;s College. For more info or facebook.

<strong>Saturday, November 1</strong>

<strong>The Waterloo Chamber</strong> Players present &ldquo;As Those Who Came Before&rdquo; at Emmanuel United Church, 22 Bridgeport Road, W., Waterloo at 7:30 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will aid in the support of the family of Hrvjoe Peric. For info/tickets call 519-830-1627 or

<strong>Thursday, November 6</strong>

<strong>OSAP Repayment Information</strong> Session &mdash; The National Student Loan Service Centre is hosting two OSAP repayment seminars for UW students. Find out the how, what, and when of repaying your OSAP loan. 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Life Centre, Multi-purpose Room.

<strong>Saturday, November 15</strong>

<strong>Love of Music Marathon</strong> &mdash; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at First United Church, King and William Streets, Waterloo. Free concerts every hour featuring local musicians of all ages, professional and amateur, individuals and groups, with all kinds of music. Donations in support of KW Symphony. For more info

<strong>FREE: Diabetes and You</strong> Take Charge Expo &mdash; 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, Kitchener. Presentations, exhibitor displays and more! For info/pre-register 519-742-1481, ext 223.


<strong><u>Volunteers Needed</u></strong>

<strong>Trick or Eat volunteers </strong>needed. Come out and join the fun. For more info



<strong>International Sustainable Development</strong> Projects - C.L.O.U.D. Projects enable you to travel to a deserving partner community around the world, immerse yourself in a new culture, and actually make a difference in the lives of others. For more information visit or email

<strong>Pursuant to Policy 68</strong>, a committee on the position of vice-president, university research, has been established. The incumbent, Dr. George Dixon, is currently serving his second term in the position, and that term is due to expire in June 2015.

Policy 68 can be reviewed by following this link:

In accordance with paragraph 3.B of Policy 68, the committee is of the view that compelling reasons exist for appointing the incumbent to an additional two-year term, to expire June 30, 2017. The committee is interested in determining if there is strong support throughout the university for this reappointment.

According to the committee, the following are compelling reasons sufficient to justify reappointment:

1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; When the incumbent&rsquo;s term was renewed in 2012, evidence gathered during the consultation process indicated exemplary performance by the incumbent.

2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The university is in the midst of significant change in leadership positions, with a new vice-president, academic &amp; provost, the prospect of four new deans by July 1, 2015, a search for a new associate provost, graduate studies, and the continuing process to identify a new vice-president, university relations. There is a compelling need for stability in the Office of Research in these circumstances.

3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; With the possibility of the Canada First Research Excellence Fund, and many other important research programmes, the university is presented with opportunities that are unique to this generation and hold transformational potential. It is vital to the university&rsquo;s future that an experienced, dedicated leader be in place during this time.

All members of the university community are invited to submit their views on the reappointment of Dr. George Dixon as vice-president, university research for a two-year term to expire June 30, 2017.

Send your comments to University Secretary &amp; General Counsel Dr. Logan Atkinson, secretary to the committee, at, no later than Friday October 24, 2014. Alternatively, you may correspond or speak with any member of the committee. Names of committee members and contact information can be found by following this link:

All submissions will be kept in the strictest confidence.


<strong><u>Ongoing Events</u></strong>


<strong>BA? MA? MBA?</strong> If you&rsquo;re so smart why waste time and money? G.A.! Gamblers Anonymous meetings every Monday at 7 p.m., St. Marks Church, 825 King Street W., Kitchener (basement).


<strong>Learn magic, ventriloquism,</strong> juggling and take in lectures by professional entertainers at the KW Hat and Wand Magic Club. Meet on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Kind of Magic Shop, 321 Weber Street., N., Waterloo. All visitors welcome.


<strong><u>Student Opportunity</u></strong>

<strong>Mystery Shoppers wanted &mdash;</strong> ideal candidates are focused, detail-oriented communicators who follow directions well and can keep details confidential. This is a one-time gig and once completed successfully, the candidate and their guest will receive a meal for free. Please send your resume to Must love food.


<strong><u>Volunteer Tutors</u></strong>

Looking for teaching experience? Want to give back to the community? Become a volunteer tutor with Frontier College today! We are a literacy organization committed to enriching the lives of children and youth by improving their literacy. For info email or call 519.496.3079.


<strong><u>Centre for Career Action Workshops</u></strong>


<strong>Sign-up is required</strong> for all workshops. Chart info at



<strong>Tuesday, October 28 and Wednesday, October 29 &mdash;</strong>&nbsp; 2:30 to 5:30p.m., SLC Great Hall &mdash; Post-Degree Days (series of workshops).

<strong>Wednesday, October 29</strong> &mdash; 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., TC 1112 &mdash; Career Exploration and Decision Making.

<strong>Monday, November 3</strong> &mdash; 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., TC 1208 &mdash; Part I, Make Networking Count. Note: Work Search is a prerequisite for this workshop. Part II, Monday, November 10, TC 1208, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

<strong>Tuesday, November 4 </strong>&mdash; 2:30 to 4 p.m., TC 1208 &mdash; Work Search Strategies. Note: Work Search is a prerequisite for this workshop.

<strong>Wednesday, November 5</strong> &mdash; 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., TC 1208 &mdash; Interview Skills: Preparing for Questions. Note: Interview Skills is a prerequisite for this workshop.

<strong>Thursday, November 6</strong> &mdash; 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., TC 2218 &mdash; Resume Tips: Think Like an Employer. Note: Resume writing is a prerequisite for this workshop.

<strong>Friday, November 7</strong> &mdash; 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., TC 1208 &mdash; Interview Skills: Proving Your Skills. Note: Interview Skills is a prerequisite for this workshop.

<strong>Wednesday, November 12</strong> &mdash; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., TC 1208 &mdash; Choosing a Major.

Secrets for Global Success (presented by Jean-Marc Hachey) &mdash; 12:30 to 2 p.m., TC 2218.

<strong>Thursday, November 13</strong> &mdash; 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., TC 2218 &mdash; Business Etiquette and Professionalism.

<strong>Monday, November 17</strong> &mdash; 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., TC 1214 &mdash; Exploring Your Personality Type (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator). Two-session workshop: attend the first session to learn about your personality type and preferences for learning and decision making. In the second session, discover how to apply your Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to explore potential careers.

Workshops for Graduate

Students and Post-Docs:

Academic Interview Speaker panel: faculty members in attendance &mdash; Monday, November 3 1:30-3:00 TC 2218.

Preparing to Have Difficult Conversations With Your Supervisor &mdash;

Tuesday, November 4 10:30-12:30 TC 2218.

Non-academic Work Search and Networking &mdash; Wednesday, November 5 1:30-3:00 TC 1208.

Mitacs: Foundations of Project Management II (2-day workshop)

Monday, November 10 9:00-5:00 TC 2218 and Tuesday, November 11 9:00-5:00 TC 2218.

Secrets for Global Success (Presented by Jean-Marc Hachey) &mdash; Tuesday, November 11 5:00-6:30 TC 2218.

Writing CVs and Cover Letters &mdash; Wednesday, November 12 10:30-12:00 TC 1208.

Interview Skills for Academic Positions &mdash; Thursday, November 13 12:30-2:00 TC 1208.

Careers Beyond Academia &mdash; Wednesday, November 19 10:30-12:00 TC 2218.

Successfully Negotiating Academic Job Offers &mdash; Tuesday, November 25 10:30-12:00 TC 1208.



<strong><u>Help Wanted</u></strong>

<strong>Weekend counsellors and </strong>relief staff to work in homes for individuals with developmental challenges. Minimum eight-month commitment. Paid positions. Send resume to Human Resources, KW Habilitation Services, 108 Sydney Street, Kitchener, ON N2G 3V2.

<strong>Systems Administrator</strong>

Responsibilities include maintaining and strengthening Imprint&rsquo;s office network system, troubleshooting, and liaising with Imprint&rsquo;s server administration contractors.

The ideal candidate will have webmail server administration experience, as well as familiarity with medium-scale Linux network administration, SAMBA file management, Windows XP and Mac OS workstations, LDAP authentication and Apache admin.

Email your resume to or bring it to SLC room 1116


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