Wednesday February 23, 2022 | Daily Bulletin
Courses from Spring 2011 through Fall 2016 will be removed from LEARN
A message from Information Systems & Technology (IST).
On Tuesday, March 15th, Spring 2011 through Fall 2016 courses will be removed from LEARN. Community groups and master courses are not affected. Instructors who wish to keep a local copy of their course content are encouraged to do so Export the course component instructions provided by D2L Brightspace.
Instructors who prefer to transition their legacy teaching materials to Open Educational Resources (OER) as part of the course export process can contact Mike Chee, [email protected], Open Education Librarian, for assistance.
Instructors will receive this message directly. A first message about this work was passed on to the lecturers at the beginning of the fall semester 2021.
Black history in Waterloo in photos
This is an excerpt from an article originally published on Waterloo News.
Inspired by archive photos published with the October 2021 story, A brief history of Black experience at Waterloo, 1960s -1990s, Dr. Christopher Stuart Taylor, Associate Vice-President Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-racism, has an idea. He wanted the images of black faculty and students from our university‘s past to be displayed in large format in rooms around campus. With this idea, Library and Arts staff worked to uncover more archival photos of black faculty, students, and staff along with their history. Information and reflections were also shared by other campus members. The result is a poster series for Ujima Black History Month 2022.
Professor James Harris joined the School of Social Work at Renison College (now Renison University College) as a part-time lecturer in 1978 and became Associate Professor and Director of Social Work Studies in 1980. dr Harris wrote a chapter in Canadian Social Welfare – the first textbook based on Canada’s social welfare experience. In 1983 he developed the first distance learning social work course in Waterloo and in 1985 created a new course combining religion and social work practice.
Professor Murchison Callender joined the School of Optometry and Vision Science in 1968, the first black optometry faculty member in Canada and possibly North America. dr Callender was known as a wonderful teacher, particularly dedicated to graduate students, and was an internationally recognized expert in the fast-growing field of contact lenses from the 1970s until the early 2000s, when he retired.
Professor Donald M Amoroso (1926-1996) was born in Trinidad. He received his BA and MA from the University of Toronto and his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Waterloo. As a member of the Kitchener-Waterloo branch of the John Howard Society and consultant to the Ontario Correctional Services, one of Dr. Amoroso’s reactions to and attitudes towards pornography.
Professor Karl MH Bennett specializing in economic development with a focus on trade policy and finance. From 1981 to 1987 he was Chairman of the Department of Economics and retired in 2002. During his tenure at Waterloo he served on the Government of Canada Treasury Board in 1971 and 1982, on the UN Caribbean Regional Integration Advisory Team in 1975 and on the Ontario Premier’s Council on Economic Renewal from 1991 to 1995.
Engineering student Olatokunboh (Toks) Oshinowo (1939-2015) in 1966 while reading an issue of The motors. Oshinowo, formerly Nigerian, was President of the University of Waterloo Engineering Society and co-founder of the International Student Association. Moved to Waterloo for his co-op and chemical engineering programs, he came to Canada in 1962.
In a 1966 profile in the University of Waterloo Quarterly Report, he offered the following advice to students new to campus: “To know a country is to know its people at all levels and to feel at home and making friends depends on what you put into it.”
Students (from left to right) Ekwele Lobe (Lobe) Nwalipenyafrom Kumba, western Cameroon, Ronald S Edarifrom Kenya, Chukuma Nwachukufrom Nigeria and Oluremi (O’Remi) Balogunfrom Nigeria, posed with a globe to mark the launch of the 1966 fundraising campaign for the African Students Foundation, a private organization that raised tuition funds for African students studying like herself in schools in Canada.
Faye Blackwood photographed as Athlete of the Week in January 1980. She was inducted into the Waterloo Warriors Hall of Fame in 2000.
Blackwood, who was a member of the Warrior track team from 1976 to 1981, graduated from Waterloo with a BSc Hons Kinesiology in 1981 and embarked on a full career in track and field. Her achievements include being the 1986 indoor and outdoor national champion in the 60m and 100m hurdles and coaching the Canadian Paralympic team for the 1992 Barcelona and 1996 Atlanta games.
Julia Gordon worked in the library from 1966 to 1968, left to study library science at the University of Toronto, then returned to Waterloo in 1977 and remained there until her retirement in 2004. She has held various positions including assistant director of cataloging, and was a retired Applied Health Sciences librarian.
Based on available information, Yuli was (to those who knew her well) the first and only black full-time librarian to work at the University of Waterloo Library.
Nigerian engineering students (left to right) Adesanya (Ade) Akadri, Oluremi (O’Remi) Balogunand Samuel Ilechukwu (1941-2013) Chatting with Douglas Wright, Dean of Engineering in 1961.
When drafted in 1966 (from left to right) Douglas V. Gonderhonorary doctor of law, General AGL McNaughtonHonorary Doctor of Engineering, Oluremi (O’Remi) BalogunGraduate engineer, Dean Douglas Wrightand Chukuma NwachukuGraduate engineer.
All archive photos courtesy of the University of Waterloo Library. Special Collections & Archives, Kitchener-Waterloo Record Photographic Negative Collection and Archives of the University of Waterloo, Graphic Services fonds.
Special thanks to Danielle Robichaud, Digital Archivist, Special Collections & Archives.
Learn more about Ujima Black History Month.
Come on, everyone, come to the Together|Ensemble conference
A message from the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Canada.
The University of Waterloo is hosting a major national conference on sustainability next week.
Together|Ensemble is Canada’s national conference dedicated to tracking progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The conference represents a whole-of-society approach to addressing Canada’s toughest sustainable development challenges and brings together the private sector, academia, government and civil society.
Progress on the SDGs will require unprecedented cross-sector collaboration and innovation affecting all aspects of Canadian society. Working together, we can ignite the transformations needed to achieve the ambitious SDGs agenda.
The University of Waterloo is proud to be the main organizer of this national dialogue.
Together|Ensemble will take place virtually from March 2nd to 4th.
Two SJU Students Attend Virtual Meeting With Pope; More information
“St. Jerome’s University is pleased to support SJU students Brendan Whittle and Claudia Defazio, who will represent Canada at Loyola University Chicago’s upcoming virtual meeting with Pope Francis,” St. Jerome’s University said in a statement. “Building Bridges: A Synodal Encounter between Pope Francis and University Students” will take place on February 24, 2022 and will include students from North, Central and South America. Register at: https://www.luc.edu/popefrancis/.
The Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute (Waterloo.AI) hosts a Co-financing of AI applied research projects Virtual event on Thursday, February 24 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. “The funding agencies Mitacs, NSERC and the Ontario Center of Innovation (OCI) will each present co-funding opportunities for applied AI research projects,” says a statement from Waterloo .AI. “Important insights for both industry and academia are understanding each individual program and further opportunities for pooled voting.”
Visit the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute website for more information.
Just a reminder that there will be Refresher clinics in the basement of the Student Life Center, in the old W Store location today from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and on Thursday, February 24 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m
The Booster Clinics, operated by the Region of Waterloo Public Health and supported by Health Services, are available to anyone in the Waterloo community who meets them cantonal admission requirements. No appointment is required.
In addition, the Region of Waterloo Public Health has announced that this will be the case back for two more pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics on February 28 and March 2:
- Monday February 28th, 1:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.;
- Wednesday March 2nd, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m
National Public Radio (NPR) podcast. “shortwave” recently an interview with Waterloo graduate (and Canada’s Drag Race Candidate) Kyne santos celebrates the beauty of math (and drag).
The advisory group practice hasextended the application period for the Advisor Conference 2022: Riding the Wave of Change. Submissions are possible untilThursday March 3rd. If you need assistance developing your proposal idea or contextualizing it as part of academic guidance, please email [email protected] to be connected with a member of the Professional Development Task Force.