Family Welcome events need volunteers
A message from Housing and Residences and the Student Success Office.
Waterloo staff and faculty members are invited to join Housing and Residences in welcoming the incoming undergraduate class to campus on September 6 and 7.
Family Welcome events are hosted on the Labour Day weekend to welcome incoming students to their new home and to celebrate the start of their University of Waterloo career with their families. Volunteers will be greeting families in Housing and Residence buildings or visiting with them at Fed Hall.
Creating a strong sense of community for our students from day one is important. Your participation in these events allows our students and their families to meet the faculty and staff members that will help shape their fantastic experience at Waterloo.
If you have any questions please contact Ben McDonald at extension 31890 or by emailing email@example.com.
Register to be a part of Family Welcome events on LEADS using your UWaterloo user ID. Lunch will be provided for all volunteers.
The event schedules are as follows:
Sunday, September 6
Monday, September 7
You can register for an event by clicking on the link that best suits your schedule.
Writing Centre to hold Open House event
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to come to the Writing Centre Open House on Wednesday, September 16 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 p.m. The Writing Centre will showcase its activities to support writing and communication, which include:
- writing appointments;
- course support;
- graduate tutorials;
- drop-in locations;
- the Writing Centre Learning Resources; and
- Dissertation Boot Camp.
Attendees will have the opportunity to help the Writing Centre celebrate the launch of WriteOnline.ca, a new online resource site for writing lab reports, case study reports, and reflective essays.
WriteOnline.ca was created by the Writing Centres of the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, and the University of Guelph, funded through the Council of Ontario Universities (COU).
Feel free to drop by throughout the afternoon. An official welcome by Mario Coniglio, associate vice-president, academic is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m.
Remembering Donna Wilhelm and Anupam Banerji
Current staff member Donna Wilhelm, who worked as a housekeeper in Village One, died August 23. Donna began working for Housing and Residences in August 1994. She is survived by her husband, Larry and her two children.
Friends and colleagues can pay their respects at the Westmount Memorial Celebration Centre at 1001 Ottawa Street South in Kitchener on Thursday, August 27 at 2:00 p.m. The service to celebrate Donna's life will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the funeral home's chapel.
Retired professor Anupam Banerji also died August 23. Professor Banerji began his career at Waterloo in May 1970 in the School of Architecture as an associate professor. His research areas included architectural acoustics, modern architecture, Eastern and Western architecture. He was granted tenure in July 1977 and was named full professor in July 1988. Professor Banerji also taught in the School of Planning and taught courses in environmental design. He was an accomplished painter and in 1981 also designed the addition for the then-100 year-old Graduate House. He retired in May 2003.
Professor Banerji is survived by his three children.
The visitation and service will be held at the Erb and Good Funeral Home in Waterloo, with the visitation on Friday, August 28 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and the service on Saturday, August 29 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Human Resources is reporting the following faculty retirements, effective September 1, 2015:
- Frank Zorzitto, who started at the University in July 1975. He retires as Professor in Pure Mathematics.
- Wing-Ki Liu, whose start date was July 1980, retires as Professor in Physics and Astronomy.
- J. David Fuller, who started at Waterloo in September 1979, retires as Professor in Management Sciences.
- Mary Louise Kattides, who started at the University in September 1996, retires as Associate Professor in Environment and Resource Studies.
- Ajit Singh, who joined the University in September 1993, retires as Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering.