Week of June 19-26, 1995
Drug law controversy...New federal guide lines on minor drug-
possession laws have provoked a controversy. Among the SFU
experts watching with interest is Bryan Nadeau, a psycho-
pharmacologist and PhD student in psychology. Nadeau, who
studies drugs and behavior, played a major role in the Canada
component of the recent SFU-WHO cocaine study, and
can speak to the current debate and upcoming C-7 bill.
City of Bits...New kinds of communities are being
- Bryan Nadeau, 291-8572 (h) 291-5909 (w)
formed on the information highway and William Mitchell,
dean of architecture and planning at MIT, is a world
authority on these emerging virtual cities and other aspects
of the digital telecommunications revolution. He's teaching a
one-week,image and vision intensive at the SFU studios on
Alexander St., June 19-23, and will give a public lecture
"City of Bits" (the title of his just-published book) at
#200-1140 Homer St., Thursday, June 22 at 7 p.m., ($5, at the
door). Media/pr has review copies and bios, etc. For those on
the net, Mitchell's site is unprecedented;
Unique fishing season opening...
- Tanya Petreman 291- 4672
- Alex. St. 253-3599 254-3557
Continuing studies in science is co-sponsoring an"early
summer gathering" in Ucluelet, Sunday, June 25, at 1 p.m.
at the Lions Hall. It coincides with the opening of the
fishing season and the gathering of hundreds of fishers in
the area. Speakers from the Mar. 31 conference: "Getting the
Missing Fish Story Straight" are featured. The conference
gave voice to a wide range of concerns and cries for a public
SFU hosts wrestling's Canada Cup...
- Patricia Gallaugher 291-4653
Athletes from Cuba, South Korea, Japan, Australia and the
U.S. are competing in the Canada Cup international wrestling
championships on the Burnaby campus, June 23-24. It's being
held outside Ontario for the first time and includes Common-
wealth-gold SFU athletes: Selwyn Tam (52 kg), Craig Roberts
(68), Scott Bianco (90) and Justin Abdou (82).
SFU-UCFV: a winning partnership...
Among the degrees and certificates being granted at the
University College of the Fraser Valley's convocation,
(Thursday, June 22, 2 p.m., the Alliance Church in
Chilliwack) are 30 SFU degrees, including for the first time,
bachelor of science degrees. The dean's medal winners are
Jaclyn Rea who spearheaded the lobby for UCFV's university
status and Richard Peachey, a 46-year-old returning student
who earned a 4.21 cumulative grade point average.
Summer '95 photos and features...
- Bob Warick, UCFV 864-4611
One of Canada's largest, longest-running and most successful
sports camps and summer programs opens on the
Burnaby campus this week, along with a new program,
Science Alive! Call media/pr for more information.
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