ENTER LONDON'S AMAZING TREE QUEST

Now until July 31

Did you know some of the most spectacular trees in London are on our campus? From now until July 31, join ReForest London in a quest to find London's amazing trees. Prizes will be awarded in eight categories, including Favourite, Best Story, Spookiest and new this year, Best Company Tree and Tree Inspired Art. To learn more about how to nominate and vote for London's amazing trees, visit www.reforestlondon.ca.


TERRY O'REILLY: AUTHOR EVENT

June 4 at 12:30 p.m.

Masonville Public Library, 30 North Centre Rd., London

Reading, book sale and signing • Free admission • Limited seating, so arrive early.

Terry O'Reilly is the award-winning co-founder of Pirate Radio and Television in Toronto and New York. Together with Mike Tennant, he created the CBC Radio series O'Reilly on Advertising and The Age of Persuasion.

For more information, contact Carolyn Young, 519-661-3520 x 88251 or ccyoung@uwo.ca. Please contact Carolyn Young 519-661-3520 x 88251 or ccyoung@uwo.ca if you require information in an alternate format, or if any other arrangements are required to make this event accessible to you.


WINDERMERE MANOR PRESENTS ... THE MOTIVATIONAL LUNCH SERIES: PART 1

Wednesday, June 16 at 12 noon

Keynote speaker and hot buffet lunch. For more information, call 519-858-1414 x 430 or visit : www.windermeremanor.com.


CELEBRATE FATHER'S DAY AT WINDERMERE MANOR

Sunday, June 20 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

For more information, visit : www.windermeremanor.com.


THE BOOK STORE'S SUMMER SIDEWALK SALE

July 13 - 16

Concrete Beach, University Community Centre

Save on clothing and books at our sizzling summer clearance!
 



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


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Cliff Fielder, Joyce Hui, Ann Jones, Neil Kellock, Gitta Kulczycki, Amanda Lai, Emmet A. Lecompte, Bruce Maslen, Elaine Roswell, Brandon Watson, Carolyn Young


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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:


As another academic year comes to an end, I'm not sure about everyone else but my thoughts turn to the wonderful pursuits made possible by warm weather. When work hours permit, I take great satisfaction in touring my yard in the evening to see what new little plant has sprung from the ground and to appreciate whatever is in bloom at the moment. Another fellow gardener, Michael Yuhasz from the Campus Computer Store, sent me a picture of his irises. Aren't they awesome! Seeing the great abundance of worms in my composts, I think of fishing - surely those juicy specimens have got to land me one or two! I'm already looking forward to heading north in July to pick blueberries-sorry, but the grocery store ones are but a poor substitute. And some summertime poolside reading sounds pretty fine to me.

When our last ROC report was issued, we were in the early going of the LTC strike. I was so grateful that the labour dispute was settled and students could resume taking buses when they returned after Christmas. Those who volunteered to drive vans, offer rides, and otherwise provide assistance had the chance to forge some pretty neat relationships with our students. Thanks to all those who helped out!

It was a busy second semester. Highlights included the announcement of a new Advanced Manufacturing Park, where the WindEEE research project will be located, in collaboration with the City of London and Fanshawe College; the commencement of renovations in our Physics and Astronomy Building; and the very exciting announcement that world renowned neuroscientist Dr. Adrian Owen will be joining Western as a Canada Excellence Research Chair.


  The winter weather was comparatively kinder, with much less snow and precipitation. I'm sure our groundskeepers appreciated the bit of reprieve compared to last winter! Also, it was a relief not to have to contend with significant flooding on campus this winter and early spring. We had a successful mock emergency exercise, a chemical spill and fire in the Chemistry Building, on May 3. These exercises are important learning opportunities: developing skills we hope we need never call upon but which are essential in the event of a real emergency.

We need to acknowledge the biggest achievement of course, which doesn't garner the headlines but is why we are all here, the successful completion of another year by some 35,000 students. Everyone has a role in achieving this milestone-so congratulations and thank you!

In closing, I hope everyone has the opportunity for a break over the summer, to pursue whatever favorite pastimes warm weather offers to you!


Another fellow gardener, Michael Yuhasz from the Campus Computer Store, sent me a picture of his irises.




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