Creativity Unbound ... Pushing the Perimeter
From the 2005 Friends of the Library Lecture brochure:
"During the past five years, Howard Burton has transformed the twin visions of a world-class research institute and national educational/outreach programs into a thriving reality.
The result is Perimeter Institute — an independent, non-profit, resident-based organization dedicated to exploring foundational issues in theoretical physics at the very highest international standards while sharing the joy of scientific inquiry and discovery with students, teachers, and the general public via a full spectrum of enrichment programs that are delivered from coast to coast.
As Executive Director, Burton directs all aspects of the Institute's research and outreach initiatives by working with the Institute's Board of Directors, Advisory Council, and the full-time research staff. He is also responsible for recruiting top researchers to participate in this cutting-edge think-tank.
Burton received a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Philosophy, plus an Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Toronto. Following his studies at the University of Toronto, he received a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Waterloo. Published in 1998, Howard Burton's PhD dissertation is entitled 'On the Palatini Variation and Connection Theories of Gravity.'
Burton writes a regular column in The Record and has initiated a myriad of programs. He is responsible for the Perimeter Institute's educational outreach program involving monthly public lectures attracting audiences of over 500 people. Attracting high school students worldwide, Burton has also initiated the Institute's International Summer School for Young Physicists. Other outreach contributions include the annual Einstein Plus National Teacher's Workshop and other teacher and student seminars held across Canada.
In addition to his scientific interests, Burton has a deep abiding passion for music, theatre, and literature.
May 17, 2005"
The Friends of the Library is a group of alumni, faculty, staff, and local community members interested in promoting the collections, services, and needs of the University of Waterloo Library.
The Friends are proud to salute the following University of Waterloo writers, artists, and musicians who have had works published in 2004.
|Author||Title of Work|
|Andrews, Gordon C.||Canadian Professional Engineering and Geoscience: Practice and Ethics|
|Andrews, Gordon C.
Aplevich, J. Dwight
Fraser, Roydon A.
Ratz, Herbert C.
|Introduction to Professional Engineering in Canada|
|Bow, Patricia||Chimpanzee Rescue: Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife|
|The Bone Flute|
|Burns, Catherine M.||Ecological Interface Design|
|Bury, Rhiannon||Cyberspaces of Their Own: Female Fandoms Online|
|Carrington, Peter||Models and Methods in Social Network Analysis|
|Curchin, Leonard A.||The Romanization of Central Spain: Complexity, Diversity and Change in a Provincial Hinterland|
|Dagg, Anne Innis||"Love of Shopping" Is Not a Gene: Problems with Darwinian Psychology|
|Dawson, Lorne L.||Religion Online: Finding Faith on the Internet|
|Denton, Diana||Spirituality, Action, & Pedagogy: Teaching from the Heart|
|Holistic Learning and Spirituality in Education: Breaking New Ground|
Lackenbauer, P. Whitney
|The Hidden Pierre Elliot Trudeau: The Faith Behind the Politics|
|Epp, Marlene||Sisters or Strangers: Immigrant, Ethnic, and Racialized Women in Canadian History|
|Farrelly, Colin||An Introduction to Contemporary Political Theory|
|Funk, Nathan C.||Ameen Rihani: Bridging East and West: A Pioneering Call for Arab-American Understanding|
|Gardner, James Alan||Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Man of Bronze|
|Goyder, John||Technology and Society: A Canadian Perspective|
|Gutiérrez, Mariela A.||Rosario Ferré en su Edad de Oro|
|Havitz, Mark||The Diverse Worlds of Unemployed Adults: Consequences for Leisure, Lifestyle, and Well-being|
|Hollands, K. G. Terry||Thermal Radiation Fundamentals|
|Jernigan, Kim||The New Quarterly: Canadian Writers & Writing|
|Leung, Bosco||VLSI for Wireless Communication|
|Lyons, Harriet||Irregular Connections: A History of Anthropology and Sexuality|
|McGill, Stuart||Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance|
|Nelson, Adie||Gender in Canada|
|Law & Society|
|Sociology: Your Compass for a New World|
|Poirier, Guy||Littérature et culture francophones de Colombie-Britannique: espaces culturels francophones|
|Reimer, A. James||Paul Tillich: Theologian of Nature, Culture and Politics|
|Das Gebet als Grundakt des Glaubens: Philosophisch-theologische Überlegungen zum Gebetsverständnis Paul Tillichs|
|Sedra, Adel||Microelectronic Circuits|
|Seljak, David||Religion and Ethnicity in Canada|
|Semple, John C.||An Introduction to Fungi, Algae and Plants: Their Morphology, Classification and Evolution|
|Socken, Paul G.||Intimate Strangers: The Letters of Margaret Laurence & Gabrielle Roy|
|Stern, Pamela R.||Historical Dictionary of the Inuit|
|Ward, Owen||Applied Bioremediation and Phytoremediation|
|Biodegradation and Bioremediation|
|Weaver, Carol Ann||Awakenings (music CD)
Journey Begun (music CD)
The Daughter of Olapa (music CD)
Dancing Rivers (music CD)
|Westhues, Kenneth||Workplace Mobbing in Academe: Reports from Twenty Universities|
|Zanna, Mark P.||The Compleat Academic: A Career Guide|
|Cultural and Social Behavior (The Ontario Symposium, vol. 10)|
|The Handbook of Attitudes|