Tuesday, September 27, 2016
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The redesign of the Daily Bulletin is moving into its next phase with the introduction of an e-newsletter version.
Beginning this week, faculty and staff members will find their uwaterloo email addresses subscribed to a MailChimp-based e-newsletter that will contain highlights of the day's feature articles, photos, and links to more information.
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This e-newsletter is an addition to, and not a replacement for, the web-based Daily Bulletin, which has been online in some way, shape or form since May 1993.
Waterloo marches to Take Back the Night
This is the latest in a series of #UWCommunity stories that feature Waterloo in the community.
Last Thursday, the University of Waterloo marched alongside our community in Waterloo Region’s annual Take Back the Night (TBTN) march.
Working with the Federation of Students’ Women’s Centre, TBTN provided an important opportunity for UWaterloo students, staff and faculty to increase awareness about and call for an end to violence against women, children, and trans*people.
Participating in TBTN is one more step in ensuring our campus and the community in which we call home is an inclusive and safe space for people of all genders. Check out the highlights:
Remembering Michael Craton
"We are sad to announce the passing of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Michael Craton, FRHS, FRSC (History Department) on September 21," says a note from the History department.
Born in London, England, Craton joined the University of Waterloo in 1966 as an assistant professor. His research focus included Caribbean slavery, particularly slave revolts, Bahamanian history, and British imperial history.
He was named Associate Professor in 1970 and was made a full professor in 1975. He served as as Dean of Men at Renison College from 1967 to 1968.
Among his publications were A History of the Bahamas (1962), Sinews of Empire: A Short History of British Slavery (1974), Testing the Chains: Resistance to Slavery in the British West Indies (1983),
In 1997, Professor Craton was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada as "the most eminent scholar in Caribbean history of his generation."
He retired in September 1997.
"There will be a celebration of Michael’s life and his many contributions to the University of Waterloo at the University Club, Tuesday September 27th, at 5:30 p.m.," says the statement from the History department. "Refreshments will be served, and the Club parking lot will be open."
He is survived by his spouse Patricia.
Retail Services' Bookstore Concourse Sale will take place from October 3 to October 5, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the South Campus Hall concourse. Genres as diverse as science fiction, history, cookbooks, mathematics, manga and graphic novels, literary classics, and biographies will be up for grabs.
The Arts Undergraduate Office will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 28.
The Warrior Tailgate Charity Food Truck event will be taking place on Thursday, September 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the David Johnston Research + Technology Park's TechTown building.
Your favourite four-wheeled food purveyors will be parked and ready to pass out the goodies for the cost of a donation. There will be games. There will be giveaways. Indeed, there will be raffles. All proceeds will be donated to the R+T Park Tenant's Fund at the KW Community Foundation in support of local charities and community projects.
The voting period for the WPIRG fee referendum continues today. Students are being asked to vote on whether or not to keep the mandatory, refundable WPIRG fee of $4.75 per academic term, or remove it. Voting continues until September 28. The results will be released publicly on Thursday, September 29.