When professors Sheila Ager and Riemer Faber convened the first international conference under the Waterloo Institute for Hellenistic Studies in 2008, they may not have anticipated the outcome. But the conference called ‘Belonging and Isolation in the Hellenistic World’ has materialized five years later in a University of Toronto Press publication of the same name.
The Department of Classical Studies at the University of Waterloo was saddened this summer by the death of our long-time colleague and friend, Sally Haag. Sally had been a member of Classical Studies at Waterloo since the 1960s, long before Classical Studies became an independent department; she retired in 1996. A true philologist, with a great love of languages, Sally was a dedicated and inspiring teacher whose abilities were recognized by the University in 1993 when she received the Distinguished Teacher Award.
The Department of Classical Studies is this academic year (Sept. 2013 - April 2014) hosting two visiting researchers, whose work focuses on the history, literature and culture of Late Antiquity. Their visits are funded through an Early Researcher Award generously granted by the Government of Ontario.
Dr. Roberta Franchi, who has held research positions previously in Florence, Vienna and in Aarhus, Denmark, is visiting the department as a post-doctoral fellow.
"Effective May 1, 2005, in accordance with the 2003 Faculty Salary Settlement, the University of Waterloo established an Outstanding Performance Fund to reward faculty members for outstanding contribution in teaching and scholarship," writes Vice-President, Academic & Provost Geoff McBoyle. "I am very pleased to announce the award recipients for 2013, and would like to take this opportunity to congratulate them for their outstanding contributions to the University of Waterloo."
Arranged by faculty, among the 2013 winners for Arts was Sheila Ager.