September 3, 1999
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Orientation for graduate teaching assistants: teaching symposiumUniversity Teaching Services (UTS) is organizing its 19th annual orientation for graduate teaching assistants at the beginning of the academic term this fall. Our 1999 Annual Orientation for Graduate Teaching Assistants' format is a symposium with 52 concurrent sessions and a selection of more than 55 videotapes. Sessions will be on a range of topics from various presenters.
The orientation will be held Sept. 7-9, 1999 during the day (9:00 am-7:00 pm) and on Sept. 14-16, 1999 in the evenings (5:00-8:30 pm). The sessions are free of charge and all graduate students are welcome to attend. For more information, visit the UTS web site at www.ualberta.ca/~uts/
Specialized Support and Disability Services Career DirectoryThe office of Specialized Support and Disability Services (SSDS) at the University of Alberta is creating a career resource directory for students and staff with disabilities. We are seeking interested professionals with disabilities (ideally university or college graduates) from across Canada who are willing to be mentors and provide career-related information to be included in the directory. These mentors, or career contacts, will make up a large part of the directory and will be a valuable resource for students and staff seeking individuals with similar disabilities. They will also assist by serving as role models for individuals who are interested in entering the same line of work and will provide advice and encouragement with their career pursuits. The database will include information on Web sites, organizations and agencies related to employment for people with disabilities and equity funding initiatives. The career contacts will provide information on areas such as assistive technology or devices used, their career paths, work-place challenges and solutions, and tips for finding work. Disclosure of any information is strictly voluntary. In addition, mentors can choose to contribute to the database without being contacted by students and staff.
We would like to stress that this is an informal project. SSDS will not match mentors with proteges and will not bind mentors to an agenda. Becoming a mentor will require only a minimal time commitment, although mentors are welcome to invest as much time as they desire. If you are interested in being a mentor or would like further information, contact:
1999 Edmonton AIDS/HIV WalkWe need your help! The 1999 Edmonton AIDS/HIV Walk needs help from the University Community to fight and prevent HIV/AIDS and to help improve the quality of life of those infected and affected by it. It happens Sunday, September 26 at Kinsmen Park at 10:00 AM. Get your friends, family, even your faculty involved! Register today as an individual or a team at 488-5742 or pick up a kit at #600, 10242-105 St.