WINDERMERE MANOR'S MOTIVATIONAL LUNCH SERIES

Tue Nov 23rd - Sarah Hilton
Wed Jan 12th - Sue Regier
Thu Feb 17th - Linda Jack
Wed Mar  9th - Sheila Stevenson
Wed Apr 13th - Beth Sutherland
Wed May 11th - Geoff Evans
Wed Jun 15th - Andrew Schieblet

For tickets and/or more information, visit www.windermeremanor.com or call 519 858-1414 Ext. 430.


HOLIDAY SALE

December 7 - 9, 2010
@ The Book Store at Western and Books Plus

Save on books, clothing, giftware and more!


IT'S ONCE AGAIN TIME TO ENJOY SOME DELICIOUS FESTIVE FARE...

Nov. 29th - Dec. 2nd
@ UCC Centre Spot

Dec. 7th - 23rd
@ Michael's Dining Room

For more information, visit www.has.uwo.ca/hospitality


CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS @ WINDERMERE MANOR

Festive Lunch Buffet
Nov. 29th - Dec. 24th
11:30 am - 1 pm

Festive Sunday Brunch Series
Dec. 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th
10 am - 2 pm

Christmas Day Dinner Buffet
Dec. 25th, 4 pm - 7:30 pm

New Year's Eve Dinner Feature
Dec. 31st, 5 pm - 8 pm

New Year's Day Brunch
Jan. 1st, 11 am - 2:30 pm

For more information, visit www.windermeremanor.com or call 519 858-1414 Ext. 430.


2011 TRIBUTE EVENINGS AT WINDERMERE MANOR

Fri. Feb. 4th
The Ultimate Tribute to Bon Jovi "Livin' on a Prayer"

Fri. March 4th
Tribute to Rod Stewart "Havin' a Party"

Fri. April 8th
World's Best Tribute to Billy Joel "Piano Man"

For more information, visit www.windermeremanor.com or call 519 858-1414 Ext. 430.
 



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  Published three times per year by Resources and Operations Communications, The University of Western Ontario


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Heather Bishop, Ruth Harland, Gitta Kulczycki, Emmet Lecompte, Jerry Minler, Elaine Roswell, Ashley Royer, Janet Smith, Brandon Watson, Carolyn Young, Anne Zok


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WEB
Kelvin Wu


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Gitta’s Message

Gitta Kulczycki, Vice-President, Resources & Operations, gitta@uwo.ca


Gitta Kulczyki, Vice President of Resources and Operations


Dear Colleagues in the Resources & Operations portfolio:


Well, we certainly have another busy academic year in full swing. We greeted slightly over 4,700 first-year students in September... almost a record. Our residences are more than full and in fact, our Housing colleagues rented a number of units in a building just outside the Richmond gates to accommodate some of our upper year students. As we trend to a higher first year class into future years, we are re-examining our on-campus housing needs and may well be expanding again. Who'd have thought!

On October 13th, we held our semi-annual Resources & Operations leaders retreat, including lead hands and supervisors from across the portfolio. This session included updates on the initiatives underway both at the University, in general, and in our portfolio, in particular (and there are MANY). If these have not already been shared with you, by all means check in with your leaders so you too can receive the updates. I have to say, my favourite part of each of these retreats is the presentation of the "Helping Hands" awards from the last recipients to the new ones they individually have chosen. Their stories of service are so inspiring and reinforce that no one's job is "an island".


  The 2010 Canadian University Report was recently published by the Globe and Mail. Once again, and for the ninth year in a row, Western was #1 amongst large universities (those with enrolment above 22,000 students). We can all take pride in helping to contribute to "the best student experience" but in particular, congratulations to our portfolio colleagues in food services, physical plant, and residences for the number one rankings achieved in areas they are predominantly responsible for. I also note with interest, the category of "environmental commitment", where we tied for second; we have so many environmental initiatives underway - let's target first place for that one too next year!!

On October 28th, I had the real pleasure of attending the convocation to see our former president, Dr. Paul Davenport, receive his honorary degree. What struck me as I watched the graduates cross the stage on Thursday was the pages of doctoral and masters students listed in the program. We've been expanding our graduate enrolment for some years now; this was very tangible evidence of our success in that regard.

October also marked the passing of Peggy Bugler, the larger than life matriarch of the Financial Services group. She will be missed by all who knew her (and those were many); we can take comfort in the memory of her laughter and her incredible sense of humour.

There are new faces too, including my new assistant Stephanie Zeleny, who joined my office from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, replacing Karen Lewis who retired to California at the end of July. Karen is now happily ensconced in the life of her son and grandsons although I know she misses everyone here. If you've not met Stephanie, take a moment to introduce yourself if you're calling or visiting my office.

Fall has definitely arrived and forecasts of snow are just around the corner. It's time to finish putting the flower beds away and plant those spring bulbs that offer so much delight come April. As someone recently said to me, without winter we cannot look forward to spring. How true!



From left to right: Chris Poblocki, Dave O'Halloran, Andy Merucci, John Hampson, Marg Paul - presenting to Michelle Lynch who was unable to attend, Colleen Peckham, Mary Peterson, Larry Warden, Adam Rybka. Congratulations to all recipients - past and present.


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