February 24, 2005

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Angerilli named to new post
VP-academic John Waterhouse has named Nello Angerilli, currently executive director of SFU international, associate VP-students and international on an acting basis until Aug. 31, 2006. The new appointment is effective on March 1 and comes after an external review of student services. Waterhouse says he has asked Angerilli to start the process of developing a strategic direction for student services and to develop structural, communications, resource and accountability plans.

Board approves re-appointments
The board of governors has approved two senior re-appointments. John Waterhouse will begin a new term as VP-academic and provost on Sept. 1. During his first term, Waterhouse oversaw a number of initiatives including the recruitment and retention of faculty, the implementation of a new information system, the establishment of the new faculty of health sciences, and the establishment of the new Surrey campus.

The board also re-appointed Jon Driver as dean of graduate studies for a three-year term, beginning on Sept. 1. Driver is recognized for his advocacy on behalf of students, his responsiveness to emerging issues and his creativity in problem solving.

Youth camps set for spring
A new youth camp at the Burnaby campus during spring break will offer soccer, golf, football, recreation and more from March 21-24. Check out the website at and click on “youth” to explore the possibilities. To register for spring break camps, call 604-291-4142 or 604-291-4906 or in person at the recreation office next to the pool, from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

One-woman show at Images
SFU's health, counselling and career centre is presenting a one-woman show called Dissolve written and performed by actress Meghan Gardiner. Dissolve combines Gardiner's dynamic energy, humour, rage and satire, in a unique performance that reveals the many untold stories of drugs and uninvited sex. Showtime is 5 p.m. on March 16 at Images theatre with a question period at 5:45 p.m., following the performance. There is no charge for admission.

Help with essays offered
The library and the health counselling and career centre are joining forces to provide students with the help they'll need to write better essays. Essay Architecture: An Essay Skills Fair will provide students with much needed essay assistance during the peak spring assignment period. Health counselling and career centre peer educators and SFU librarians will offer assistance in four topics: library research; style; topic and thesis; and grammar and editing. For more information about the free fair on March 3 from noon to 4 p.m. on the main floor of the Bennett library in the student lounge contact: Kim Minkus at 604-291-4304 or

Work begins on Surrey campus
“Opening 2006 - The future home of Simon Fraser University Surrey.” That's the message that SFU Surrey is proclaiming on a 20-foot-high banner at its new campus in Central City. The banner features a large image of interactive arts and technology student Phil Shen.

Work began in early February on the new campus facilities. A 250-seat lecture theatre will open in the fall of 2005, with the rest of the campus ready for occupancy in September 2006. It will occupy space in the mezzanine, podium and galleria sections of Central City, covering 200,375 square feet in all. Further expansion is planned for 2007 on two more floors of the galleria.

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