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Winter 1986 Vol. 19. No. 1


PRESIDENT: Ross Pa rry, CSS '80 , PAST PRES IDENT: Glcn n Powc ll , OAC '62 .

SEN IO R VIC E-PRES IDE NT: Dr. Ron Ou",ney, O VC '61.

SECRETARY : Dr. We nd y Parker, OVC '7 1.

TREASURER Il. Ke ilh Harris, CBS 76. ASSOC IATE SECRETARY: Rosemary Clark, Mac '59.

VICE-PRESIDENTS : Jo hn Alviano, CSS '74 ; B . Ke ilh Harris, CBS

'76: Dav id Houghton , HA FA '75; Jean (Fuller) Hume, Mac '64; Art

Pc ppin, OAC '41; Margo Shoe maker, Arts '79; Barry Smilh, CPS ' 79;

Dr. Do nald Wilson, OVC '66.

D IR ECTO RS : Dcbbie (Na.s h) Chambcrs, Am '77: Barbara Chance,

CSS '74; Na n C hapma n, FACS '74 ; Karin D"v idson-Taylor, CBS '8 3;

Granl Lee, CSS '73 ; Bill Macdonald, Art s '78 ; Robert Munson, ODH

'63; Dan Rose, OAC '60; Rosemary (S c hn1iclt) S mllh , FACS '79: Dr

To ny van Dreume!. OVC '63 .

EX -OFFICIO DIRECTORS : Marjorie E. Millar, dir~ct o r, Departme n t of Alum n i lTai rs and De velopment; Ma rion McG ee, C5S ' 71, preside nt, College of S ocial Science Alu mni Associat ion; C aro le Rowsell, HA FA '74, presiden t, H otel and Food Administration Alumni Association ; Co nnie (Hauk a) Jas inskas , H .K. '76, president . H uman Kinetics Alumn i Associa lion; Dave Barrie, OAC ' 53 A, presid ent . OAC Al umni Associat ion; Jaye Robin so n, p res iden t, C entral Student Associa tion; Bonni e Kerslakc, FACS 'R2, p resident, Mac-FACS Alumni Association; D r Kenneth Gadd, OV C '56, p resident , OVC Alulllni Asso<: iation ; M ic hael Bedfo rd , prr5idrnt, G r aduate Studen ts Association; Linda Mc Kcnzie-Co rdick, A r1s '8 1, president , C o llege of Arts Alum n i As.socialion ; Lucas Van Veen , CPS '74, president, CPS Al umni Associalio n: David A irdr ic, CBS '82 , president, C o llege of Bio logical Science Alumni Assoc iation,

The Cue/ph Alumnus is pu bli shed four li mes each year, in Fe brua ry.

M"y, Au g ust " nd November, by Ihe De partmenl of A lu mni Af fai rs a nd

Development in co-operati on with Pub lic Rel alion s and Information, University of Guelph .

EDITOR , Derek.l. Wing, publi cali on s ma ''"ger, DepartmeJlI of Alum ni Affa irs and Deve lopmenl.

The Ed iloria l Commillee is co mprised of Derek Wing, ed itor: Marjo ri e E . Millar, director; Rosemary C lark, Mac '59 , ass;;la nl direclor, aU wilh Ihe De partmenl of A lumni Affai rs and Deve lopme nl, a nd Erich Barth , an direclor, Don ald Jose, OAC '49, med ia re lalio ns , a nd Douglas Wa lerslon, director, ail with Public Re lati ons and Information.

Undeli ered copies shou ld be ret urned to th. De parl ment of Alumni AlTairs an d Developmen t, U niver si ty of Guelph, Guelph, O ntario NIG 2Wl , Canada,

uelph alumni will have their very own place to come home to next Jul y - Alumni House, Board of Governors has approved in principle a Joint proposal by the University of Guelph Alumni Associati on and the seven college alumni associations to further develop the Alumni Carriage House as headqu arters for alumni associations, and to house the Department of Alumni Affairs and Develo pment. Bu ilt in 1888, the carriage house is one of the oldest buildings on campu s; the oldest is th e President's House built in 1882 _ O riginally the carri age house fo r the President's Hou se, the building was moved in the late 1920s to its present location on a hillt op on Arboretum Road near the East Residence complex, Two wings, one at each end , were added and, until the 1960s, it hou sed the University's shee p flock, and was know n as the Sheep Barn, In 1981 . the OAC Alumni Association proposed that the barn be renovated to provide a meeting pJace fo r alumni_ By 1984, the centre sect ion of the ilrst fl oor and the roof had been renovated through the Alma Mater Fund, and the building had been designated as " a building of historic and architectural interest" by the C ity of G uelph ,


On the Front Cover Gathered in fro nt of the Alumni Carriage House, the Alumni House building comm ittee are, from left to right: Nan cy Brown-Andison , OAC ' 79 ; Allan Blanthorn, department head, Planning (committee sec retary); Jean (Fuller) Hume, Mac ' 64; Larry Argue, OAC '58; Dr. Arthur Ferguson, OAC '38 and ove '50; Professor Ron Stoltz, School of Landscape Architecture ; Al Brown, director, Physical Resources (committee chainnan), and, from the Department of Alumni Affairs and Developme nt, Rosemary Clark, Mac '59 , assistant director, programs; Marjorie Millar, director (also on building committee), and Don Livingston , assistant director, development. 0

Perceptions and Reality

"We must by every possible means ensure that we are recognized for what we are and what we intend to be. In my view, we are a university that is striving for exceUence in all of its programs."


President Burl Mallhews, OAC '47.

It has become traditional at the University of Guelph in late fall to renect on wbat we bave accomplished in tbe past year, and to present plans for the future. Carrying on witb this custom, President Burt Matthews met witb fac:ulty and staH in November and Dec:ember. He desc:ribed many positive tbings that had happened at Guelph this past year, but expressed concern tbat tbese acc:omplisbments are not as widely known to the public and tbe business community as tbey migbt be. The essenc:e of his remarks follow. 2

e have seen continued increases in the average grades of entering students and the total number of research grants has increased, even though the amount of money available from the granting councils has been greatly constrained. We have also seen several other important developments: • Two Guelph faculty won Killam Fellow­ ships. • The CoSy electronic conterencing system was licensed to McGraw-Hill for use by BYTE magazine to set up a world-wide information exchange. • The University has embarked on Joint marketing ventures with several private firms for technology development on cam­ pus. • The University signed an agreement with IBM worth $4.8 million regarding the ap­ plication of computers in agriculture. • Three industrial research chairs (in animal biotechnology, in genetics for the improve­ ment of livestock, and in plant biotech­ nology) were established with funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Re­ search Council and industry. • A fourth research professorship has been established and funded completely by in­ dustry. It is clear that we have much to be proud of at the University of Guelph. We are being recognized, at least by a relatively limited constituency, for our excellence. It has been, however, a major concern to me that the University may not be seen by the broader constituencies as a place of excellence in teaching and in research; an institution at the forefront and worthy of support. Two studies were undertaken to deter­ mine public perceptions of the University of

Guelph. An evaluation of the liaison pro­ gram, which is aimed at high school stu­ dents, reveals that Guelph is best known for its agricultural, veterinary medicine and bio­ logical science programs and that teachers, students and parents consider the University of Guelph average in overall academic qual ity. In biological sciences, however, Guelph is perceived as being superior. As a result of this study, the University's liaison program is being modified to increase the awareness of students to the broader range of programs offered at Guelph. The second study addressed the atti­ tudes of people in the broader constituency of the University. Some knowledge of how the University is seen by others is important in our future planning and is particlJiarly important in determining the likelihood of success in any private fund raising program. The general disposition of constituents to­ wards the institution is as important as their attitudes about specific projects for which funds may be solicited. This latter study, carried out by a con­ sulting firm and based on interviews with 82 people identified by us, including alumni, revealed a very low level of knowlcdge about the University of Guelph, the quality of its academic programs, the University's finan­ cial circumstances, and fund raising efforts. On the positive side, interviewers found ex­ treme pride among Guelph alumni. The perceptions may not, and I believe, do not, reflect the reality that is th c Univer­ sity of Guelph, but it is the perceptions that we must address. We must work together to change the perceptions to more closely relate to reality, if we are to advance the Univel'sity academ­

ically and as a research in stitution , to say nothing of supp orting any program of fund raisin g. Some ac tion s have been taken and oth­ ers should be tak en over th e next few months to ac comp lish this change. • A new direc tor of Alumni Affairs and De­ velopment, Marjorie Mill ar, was appointed in March, 1985 . • The Uni vers ity must move from an infor­ mation offi ce mentality to a comp rehensive public relations program. A sea rch is under way for a new Director of Information and Publ ic Rel ati ons who will ensure that the broader co nstitu ency has a c lear unde r­ standing of the University, where it is goi ng, and how it hopes to ge t there. • Public relation s must be the active co n­ cern of every co llege and department, in­ deed every individual within the Univers ity. • It is essential that we ac hieve a broad understanding of, and the commitment of everyone to, th e aim s and objec ti ves of the insti tution. • Each college and admini strative unit must deve lop a clear and prec ise strategic plan in order to achieve its objecti ves in support of the aims and objecti ves of the Universi ty • We should reach out to peopl e in the pri­ vate sector and govern ment by every avail­ able means. One way of doing this is through college ad visory boards made up of senior people in the private sector. Thei r advi ce on existing or proposed academic prog rams may be of great benefit in the future evolu­ tion of ou r programs. Beyond that , we would have a cadre of more than 70 people who would have a better unde rstanding of th e goa ls, programs and ac hievements of the Univers ity. They would serve as an impor­ tant group among the Universit y'S outside constituency. The task ahead for us is ve ry large in­ deed. The steps we take now to improve our internal strategic planning, to enhance the work of Alumni Affairs and Development, to improve our publi c rel ati ons and com­ munications and to reach ou t to members of the gene ral public will have an import ant effect On wh at the University of Gue lph be­ comes in th e next five or ten years. We must begin or it wi ll never happe n. What we ca n do toge ther in the months immediately ahe ad will be as important as anything el se that we may attempt to do. 0

Signing th e University of C uelph/C ea c Can ada Ltd. agreement to market th e University's studem information system, leji to right: Harry Porteous. senior vice­ president. te chnology products group. Ceac; Han s Kleinll ei nz. vice -president . library systems , C eac; President Burt Mat/hews. and Charles Fagu s(ln , viCl:' ­ president, administration.

Greetings From the President The new year has brought excitement and a renewed sense of mission to the campus. We are embarking on programs to ensure that the business community, the general public and our ow n alumni know about the exciting things happening at the University of Guelph. I would like to meet as mallY of you as possible over the next few months to tell you about what is happening at Guelph and about our ambitious plans for the future . I have met with groups of faculty and staff on campus and I will be meeting with groups of alumni throughout the country. One of Guelph's greatest strengths is enthusiastic and loyal alumni all over the world. I hope you will be able to attend one of the alumni gatherings and share our vision of the future . Burt Matthews, OAC '47.

Dr. Matthews' meeting schedule is as/ollows. Wed. March 5, Florida . Fri . /lpriI25, Chicago. 1ile. April 29, Calgary. Wed. April 30, Edmolltoll .

Thur. May I , Willllipeg . Wed. JU1le ll , VaIlC/llI~er. Tue . May 6, OIlJlwa . TI,ur. July 17, Nwgara area. rue . May 13, MOlltreal. Thurs . July 24, Torollto Thur. May 15, Halifax.


ANew Home For Alumni Ross Parry, CSS '80.

A Message from UGAA President Ross Parry, CSS '80


am most pleased to take this opportunity to report to members of the Un ive rsity of Gue lph Alumni Assoc iation on some of the act iv ities the Association has underta ke n since our lune 1985 annual ge neral meeting. As indicated on the front cove r of th is issue, th e UGA A has undertaken an extremely ilnportant project - the provisio n of a new and permanent home for University of Guelph alumni . The Ca rriage House, one of the Uni ve rsity's old es t and most historic ca mpu s structures, will be renovated and, with an additional structure added, will acco mm odate the UGAA, its affili ate college a lumni asso­ c iati ons, and the Department of Alumni Affairs and Developmen t. The facility will be renamed Alumni House. The developme nt of this Prolect, includ­ ing obtaining the approva l of the lJG AA, the Alma Mater Fund Advisory Co uncil and the University of Guelph, has been aided imm ea­ surab ly by the tremend ous support and co­ operation rece ived from the seven co llege alumni associations - all of whom will co ntribute to th e fi nancin g of this project. Never before have the college alumni associa­ tions wo rked so closely toge the r. The results Will certainly be a firs t fo r our alumni. Alumni House, which will require strong fin ancial support from all of us, will provide lasting benefits that will add to the unity and stren gth of the UG AA. Renovation s to the Carriage House, plus expan sion, will cos t $800,000 with alumni providing $500,000 by va rious mea ns and the Uni ve rsity providing the remaining $300,000. I appeal to all alumni to enth us iastically support this projec t. Alumni House will be your hom e on campus , to use and enJoy for years to come. Alumni House is, without a doubt, the top priori ty for the UGAA but I want to bring yo u up to date on one more very important activity which is on-going. The UGAA Board of Directo rs approved, 4

Centre f oreground, Ihe Carriage House, which, afre r ren ovalions and with an addilion , will (fccommodale th e UGAA, ils afjiliale col/ege alumni associalions and Ihe Deparlmenr of Alumni Affa irs and Developm enl. Allhe bOllom of Ih e piClure is the ArborelLlm Road, 10lhe lefllhe East Ring Road, and at Ih e lOp ofth e picture Col/ege Avenue. Dead centre is the Easl Residence complex on DUlldas Lane. You are lo oking north.

in September, and has already established a Committee for Ncw Alumni Progra ms (CN AP). This co mmittee, under the chair­ manship of UGAA Senior Vice-President Or. Ron Downey, OVC '61, has been charged with the responsibili ty of recommendin g, to the UGAA , new ways and means of attracting the support and invol ve ment of th e Univer­ sity's newer alumni . Ro n has pu li ed togeth er a very strong co mmittee, and I' m confident that NAP will provide our Association wi th a bluepri nt for alumni programs for the next two to three yea rs. The co mmittee is due to repo rt to our Board of Directo rs in May on both program

propo sals and an implementation timetab le. J hope to tabl e the report at our annual general mee ting durin g Alumni Wee kend in June. Finally, on behalf of the UGAA, [ want to thank you fo r yo ur continued generous support and in vo lvement in the wo rk of alumni at the University. Your efforts add grea tly to th e ove rall qua lity of our Alma Mater. Sincerely,

Ross Parry, CSS '80, President, University of Guelp h Alumni Assoc iation.

They Kindle Fond MeDlories


chilly Saturday morning in November. Rain - the kind that soaks you to the bone in minutes - falls from a sullen sky A car, then another and anothe r, splashes ont o th e parking lot of The Elliott Home for The Aged on Metcalfe Street in Guelph. Half a doze n young people make a dash for the door, accompanied by a mini足 menagerie of dogs on leash es and cats clutched inside raincoat s. Safe inside, they hardly have time to doff their wet things before they're surrounded by seniors, petting the dogs and taking charge of the cats. The visitors were expected - eagerly looked forward to. They come every Saturday morning, from September to April , rain o r shine. They are memb ers of Omega Tau Sigma (OTS ) Delta Chapter, the OVC fraternity. They've made it their bus iness, for the last three years, to share their pets with the residents of the Elliott Home and Woolwich Lodge. It was frat brother Dr. Steve Noonan, OVC '83, who started the program early in 1983 . A growin g awa renes s of th e importance of the human/a nimal bond was making veterinarians consciou s of the deep sense of loss experienced by those for whom thi s bond is severed. There are many people who grew up as children with pets in the hou se a nd continued to have a dog or a cat around the place all their lives only to find them selves bereft of this famil iar relat ionship when sickness or age places them in a co mpanion-animal-free environment. Third-year OVC s tudent, Neil Embleton, from St. John's, New fo undland, and joint co-ordinator of the program with Sherri Rca, a second足 yea r student fro m Prescott, Ont., agree that the value of OTS 's Pet Visitation Service IS proved anew every week. "We're never short of volunteers" Nei[ claims. "The need is so obvious and the response so warm that we alway s know we're wanted. " Sherri Rea offers examples of newcomers to the Seniors' homes who, finding themsel ves in a n alien environment, resentful or unwillin g to accept their new s ituation, retre at into sil ence, refusin g to talk to anyone at a[1. "This may go on for week s" Sherri co ntinues, " then one of our volunteers goes in - with a dog , maybe - and at once you see a kind of light go on."

By John Hearn. Public Relations and Information

Lillian Andrews alld fri end.

Naomi Hyde remembers when.

At first they only reach o ut a hand to touch , and then pat or stroke the animal, and then , perhaps for the first time in many week s , the perso n wil[ speak. "He 's only a puppy", or " What's his name')", or " \ used to have a dog ... ' The ic e is broken , contact made, communication restored, and the se nior begins to come out of that s he iL The visit may be onl y once a week but the old folks have something to look forward to - a future - next weekend. Elljott Home resident Lilli a n Andrews does not see the party arrive . She's on her way back to her room'from a mid-morning snack when she hcars an electrifying so und - th e meow of a ca t. Her eyes brighten, her ste ps quicke n. The young vets have a lready dispersed with their animals, visiting seniors in their rooms. The lobby is empty except for a cardboard carri er box on th e sofa from which the in sistant meow s can be heard , and throug h one air-hole of which there protrudes the silky paw of a kitten . Lillian strokes the paw, loo ks cautious ly around and seeing no one who would say her nay, sw iftly opens th e box and in one swift swoop has the kitten safely in her arm s. No child ever had gre ater joy findin g a kitten under a Chri stmas tree. A few minutes later, fourth-year vet student , P-am Baker, stops by, bearil1g a long haired cat s howing signs of an aristocratic Persia n ancestry. Lillian Andrews is now torn between loya[ty to her kitten and a fierc e desire to cuddle lhe new-comer. Somehow s he manage s both. " It seems a [ittl e enough thing," Sherri Rea mu ses. "The actual time of con tac t between anyone of the sen iors and a dog or a cat may be no more than ten minutes. They're not alJ as free with their affections as Lill ian Andrew s. Often they do no more than reach o ut tentati vely, maybe just to touch , but it's enough. Our vo luntee rs go back cheerfully, week after week, with no do ubt in their mtnd s that it's worth it." It's worth it too for the volunteers at the other end of the huma n/a nimal bond . They find themselve s making contact with peopl e a full half-century away from them se lves in age - and gettin g some thing ['rom an ex perience which could , perhaps, be structured in no other way. [t "costs" them (if " cos ts" is the right word) a number of Saturday mornin gs - but the rewards are high, 0


Mike Sutherland,

Manager, Information Systems,

Alumni Affairs.

Just For T eRecord By Barbara Chance. Public Relations and Information


ith 44.000 of you Guelph grad uates li ving throu gho ut th e wor ld. and another 2.000 emergin g every yea r, keeping track of all o f you is no eas y job. But it's getting eas ier, thank s to a new computer system recentl y ad opted by the Department of Alumni Affairs and Developme nt. "The incredible growth in alumni information that need s to be handled was a major reason the Department purchased a Di gital VAX 111750 computer thi s summer, " says Marjorie Millar, director of Alumni Affairs and Deve loprnen t. Although the Departm ent's mass ive records have been computerized for many years. the old system allowed no direc t on-line access to the data, and required a lot of tedio us, time-con suming work to upc1ate and re trieve inform atio n. Alumni reco rd s were kept on card file s in a wall of filin g ca binets in the records 6

offic e, and to upda te th ose cards, clerks ha d to ship new information off to Co mputin g Services for keypunching. New, upda ted ca rd files wo uld be returned to th e records offic e, and these would be manuall y fil ed to replace th e old. To ge t so rted data ou t of the system , sllch as a li st of all the alumni who live in a particular city or who graduated with a ce rtain deg ree, the Depart ment wou ld have to put in a requ es t to Computing Services, the n wait for a printout of the information to arrive.

Increased Service To Alumni For Marge Mill ar, who usuall y needs informat io n " yes terday," a computer sys tem th at ca n access and update in formation at the push of a button, and sort th at informa tion on足 line, was " a mu st for increased se rvi ce to alumni and for quick re spon se to donors." Afte r rev iewing the software packages

avail able in Canada and the U.S., the Department found what it wanted in Fu nd Raising In fo rmati on System JV (FRIS) , a sophi sticated package produced by a Boston firm. The package "gets hi gh marks from users," she says , and is lIsed at many merican uni versiti es, including Dartmouth and Princeton. Once all alumni rec ords have been transferred to th e new system, it will prov ide support for all th e De pa rtme nt 's acti vities , from reco rd -keeping to raising funds, she says. For reco rd keepi ng, the accessibility of th e system will go a long way to he lp ensure the ac curacy of alumni informa tio n, says Mike Sutherland, manager of Alumni Affairs' information sys tem s. " The onl y way to know if it's acc urate is to access it, " he says. " We co uldn 't do that before." An additional boon for keeping the rec ords straight, he says , is the computer's enviab le ability to remember eve ry postal code and area code in North America. If someone en terin g an address or pho ne number into the sy ste m types in an incorrec t code, or ca n't read a grad uate'S hand writing on a chan ge-of- address ca rd, the co mputer automatically signals that an e lTor has been made an d prov ides the co rrec t code. Besides he lping make sure the Uni ver足 sity knows where its alumni are, the comp uter will also do its best to see they ge t their ma il - no matter how mu ch they move around.

Duplicate Mailing Eliminated As long as the co mpute r is supplied with the necessary in for matio n, it can follow alumni with their mail as they winter in Florida, summe r at Sauble Beach, or do grad uate work in Mozambique. Alumni ju st have to let th e University know th e ir comings and go ings , and the co mputer will au to足 maticall y transfer their mail from one locat ion to the other. Thanks to th e co mput er, Alumni Affai rs ca n now also mateh up all graduates who are married to eac h other, e liminati ng hundreds of dupl icate mail ings. One of th e biggest ad va ntages of the new sys tem. says Mike Sutherland, is its ability to sort inform ation on-line and target specific groups of alumni. If, for example. Marge Millar plans a trip to Winni peg, and wants to make con tac t with alumni while she's th ere, she Simpl y as ks th e co mputer to list all Guelph graduates li vin g in the Win nipeg area. (It does th at by sca nnin g the pos tal eocles.) If she wants a more spec ific li sting of Wi nnipeg alumni who are in vo lved in a parti cular field , such as ag ribu siness, the computer can tell her that. too. And if Alumni Affairs wants to run a se minar of interes t fo r a spec ific group of

people, such as those who are involved in volunteer work or those with yo ung children, the computer can targe t th ose alumni and place them on a se lected mailing li st for seminar informat ion. In the past, says Mike, the only option was to send "a mass mailing to all alumni , says 'This is the program we have, is anybody interest ed~ ' Now we can see where our grads' interests lie, and provide th em with programs th at meet their needs." Marge Mill ar says the targeting ski lls of the computer can ge t alumni more involved in the life of th e University by helping Alumni Affairs identify and contact grad uates who have expressed an interest in doing vo lunteer work for the University, or in taking a continuing education co urse. Other possible uses of the sorting func tion range from identifying the career paths of alumni 足 information of in teres t not only to Alumni Affairs, but to campus depart ments invol ved in st udent li aison, ca reer co unse lling and graduate st udies - to singling out all grad uates of a particul ar department on campus for someone planning a reunion. Although some of this informatio n on al umni was already avail able within the University's records, says Sutherland, "we couldn't retr ieve it. It Just sat there."

Matching Gift Link Much of th e in forma tion th at " just sat th ere" in the past ca n now provide sup port for the Un iversity's fund raising efforts as well. f' r exa mple, hundreds of Canadian and U.S . co mpanies have a matching gi ft program - whenever an empl oyee makes a contri bution to a uni versity, the firm will match the gift , or in some cases, double or triple it. Some lirms wi ll also match a con tribution made by an employee's spouse. "1l1e money is there just for the asking," says Marge Millar, but until. now, the University had no way of knowing Just whom it should ask. Now, wheneve r a don ati on is rece ived from an alumnus, the computer checks the donor's em ployer information, if available, then scans the list of matching gift companies. If the re 's a match , the computer signa ls th at a letter should be se nt to the employer involved . One of the few things the new computer can't do is get on the phone and track down alumni for more infor mation - th at's sti ll a job that only alumni records staff ca n do. And now, thanks to the co mputer, th ey' ll be able to do it more effectivel y, says Mike Sutherland, because of the time saved when updating the liles. In the pas t, "all we could really do was keep up with whe re alumni were living," he says. Now the University will be ab le to keep up with wha t they 're doing as well. 0

Those "Lost" Alumni

M ore than 10 per cent of Guelph's alumni are " lost." Not literally, of course, because presum ably th ey all know where they are. But the Uni versity doesn't - it has lost touch with them over the years, and has been un able to track them dow n. Looking for lost grads is a never-ending job - not Just because of the num ber who have been missing for some time and ge t more diffi cult to find with each passing year, but because of the number of new cases th at regul ar ly arise. Each year, ab out 10 per cent of Guelph's alumni move, says Mike Sutherland, and in so me cases, th ose alumni contac t the University to re port their change of address. Often, however, the move only becomes apparent when University mail comes back marked "add ress unkn ow n." Each time th e Guelph Alumnus is mailed out, for examp le, abo ut 250 of the 40,000 copies are returned to Alumni Affairs. Rec ord s staff begin to track down those lost grads immediately through a variety of sources , including last-know n telephone num bers, directory ass istance, city directories, parents, em ployers, high sc hools and professional assoc iations. They reg ul arl y check newspaper obituaries and clipping service files for any mention of a Guelph grad. It's important to look for alumni as soon a they go missing, says Mike, "because if you're not keepin g current, you're going to lose those people. And we can't afford to do that. "

Persistence Pays Off Trac ing lost grads, he says, is often "a hit-and-mi ss affair," requiring resourceful足 ness, pers istence and an occasional piece of luck. Recentl y, when records clerk Kim Irving had no leads on a grad who was runnin g a nursery in Toronto before he moved away, she decided to try contacting oth er people in the same business in th e city. On her first call , she found a Illan who didn't know the lost grad personally, but had heard of him , and knew where he had moved. When she co nt ac ted the grad, his reaction was, "How did you find me

here~" Sometimes yo u surpris e yourself finding these people, she says. On anot her occasio n. when records staff cont ac ted the las t-known emp loyer of a lo st grad. it turned out he had stopped work ing there three years before. By coincide nce, however, he ju st happened to be visiting hi s old office when th e University called. Of course, th e luck doe sn't always hold out. Recentl y, data processin g clerk Lynn Newell was hav in g troubl e tracing a grad in a rural area, so she tried calling someo ne with th e saille last name who lived on the same . rural route as the lost grad. It seemed onl y natura l that there might be some con nec tion, and sure enough, when Lynn told th e woman who answered where she was ca lling from, she was assured she had reached the right person. As the con versa ti on progressed, however, it turned out the wo man tbought th e cal.! was actually about her horse, which had been admitted to the clinic at the Oye - she had never heard of the grad Lynn was trying to trace.

Fewer Lost Grads On the first go- through after mail ings have been returned , Alumni Affa irs staff usuall y man age to track down about 50 per cent of the unkn own add resses, says Mike Sutherland. And after a few more tries, usuall y onl y abo ut 10 to 15 per cent of the cases ofter no leads at all . These " hardcore" cases are ofte n listed in the Guelph Alumnus, which always pro mpt s a number of reade rs to respond. There are actually fewe r missing grads now than in previous years - in 1979, the lost rate was 14 per cent - and Mike expects the rec ord to improve even more with the new computer system in Alumni Affairs. No t o nl y does the co mputer frce up more time for records staff to trace grads, he says, it makes it easier for th em to compile lists of those who are missing, and target informatio n that can be used to track them down. Any alumni planning a move are urged to notify the Departmen t of Alumni Affairs and Development re cords office. Room 006, John ston Ha ll. 0 7

Harnessing Ingenuity By Mary Cocivera, Communications Officer.

atican scholars, hog farmers, computer buffs and so ils engineers all have a common link - G uelph techno logy. The University of Guelph, like many o ther No rth American universiti es, is taking a mo re active role in moving di sc overies from campus laboratories into th e real world . Two completed patent s, licensing agreements, and overall closer relation s with industry are evidence th at these are bearing fruit. Scholars at the Vatican library are using an on-line library syste m developed by Un iversity of G uel ph librarians and GEAC C omputer Co mpany, Toronto. The system is used in so me 100 libraries in ten countries around the world, including such prestigious establis hme nts as th o se at the Smithsonian Institution and Princeton University. Hog fanners will soon have quite a different vi ew of Guelph ingenuity. A robotic sow (see arti c le page 25 thi s issu e), based o n tec hnology pioneered by Professor 1. Frank Hurnik, OA Ph . D. '71, Department of Animal and Poultry Science, made its debut at the 1986 agri cultural equipment shows. This mechanized surrogate sow provides milk when the natural sow cannot, or will not, nurse her piglets. Before the robotic sow even hit the marketplac e, it was attracting inte rest from farme rs in Denmark, Israel and several other countrie s as well as Canada. The robotic sow is being manufactured under lice nce from the Univers ity by Farmatic , a London, Ontario manufacturer of on-farm process control equipment.


BYTE Using CoSy When computer buffs in scores of countries s ubscribe to the new on-line BYTE information exchange (BIX), they communicate through a made-in-Guelph computer conferencing software syste m called CoSy. McGraw-Hi ll 's BYTE - the world's largest circulation microcomputer magazine


- searched high and low for a co nferen c ing software and chose CoSy fro m among sti ff competition. B YTE is us ing C oSy to li nk its far-flung editorial offices and other McG raw足 Hill operations are expected to ado ,lt CoSy for inter- office communication. The University licens ed the software to McG raw足 H ill. The federa l government se t th e stage for thi s new e ra in closer industry/university co足 operation in 1980 with a report prepared by the M in istry of State for Science and Technology (MOSST ). The report recommended that Canada expand its resea rch effort and that indu stry look to univers iti es for some of its re sea rch and development needs. As a result of thi s re port, the federal government initiated the Program for Industry/Laboratory Projects (PLLP) in biotechnology through the National Research Coun c il and introduced a program of faculty chair pos ition s , to be funded jointly by industry and the Natura l Sciences and Engin ee ring Researc h Cou ncil. The University of Guelph has established two such faculty chair positions and several more are being negotiated. Each chair entails a fiv e-year commitment for s ignificant indust ry funding.

Egg Producers' Chair The first-ever privately endowed faculty research ch air at the University of Guelph is furth e r evidence of closer relationships with indust ry. The Ontario Egg Producers' Marketing Board establis hed the resea rch chair with a $1 million endowment fund . The income from the fund will support the sal ary, technical and sec retari al staff and some of the res earc h of a scientist. Such a pos ition will generate more researc h grant in co me for the University. The Universi ty of G uelph has negotiated more than $1 million in contracts in

biotechnology throu gh pr LP, and leads Canadian universi ties in both the number of contracts and the dollar value of contracts awarded und er this program. Guelph has been able to respond effectively to th ese government initi ati ves th ro ugh the Office of Industrial Services , established as part of the Office of Research in 1982 . Ronald Dolynchuk , director of Industri al Services, is respo nsi ble for implementing, co-ordinating and manag ing the University's industrial strategy and for marketing thrc fruits of Guelph ingen uity. Two provincial grant programs have ena bled Indu strial Serv ices to expand. Christopher Ostrovski joined the staff in the spring of 1985 as technol ogy development officer. His position is part of a three-year contrac t with IDEA Corporation designed to support the identificat ion and marketing of technologies developed on campu s that have significant commercial poten tial. IDEA , an acronym for Innovati on Development for Employment Advancement, is an Ontario crown corporation funded through SILO (Board of Industrial Leadership and Development). IDEA , which represents one of the largest pools of technology-focused venture capital in Canada, was estabJi shed to encourage th e commercial development of new tec hnologies by new and es tablished Ontario companies. Guelph is one of ten provincial universities to benefit from IDEA' S $3 million support of commerc ial development on campuses.

research, people support and knowledge.

An Innovation Centre Joe is part of the innovation centre, establi shed within the Office of Industri al Serv ices at the U. of G . with fundin g from the Ontario Ministry of Indust ry, Trade an d Technology. The three-year program involves a com mitment of $6 million by the Min istry to establish 20 such innovation centres at provincial universities and community colleges. Joe also brings a valuable combination of technical and business ski ll s to th e University. It may seem as though the majority of research on cam pu s is industrially oriented . Such is not really the case. Indu strially supported research in the 84-85 fiscal year stiJ I amounted to Jess th an 10 per cent of the Universi ty 'S total external research fu ndin g. Ronald Dolynchuk says, "The value of industrial contracts is ex pected to increase in the coming years, but will always be balanced against the fundamental and gove rnment contract resea rch that is the mains tay of Guelph's ac tive research program." The University's industrial strategy was designed to not only prov ide incentives to campus inventors, but to ensure th at they and their inventions are protected . The strategy also provides for a fair financi al return to both inventor and the UniverSity. By providing th e support services to campu s inventors, the University relieves them of the housekee ping functions and lets them stick to what they do best - innovation.

An Enzyme Clipper "A bottomless well of ideas" is how Chri s Ostrovski describes the campus, after having spent nearly a year talkin g to Guelp h faculty and staff about their pet proJects. He becomes animated when he describes some of the ingenious processes and dev ices " made in Guelph ." An y university has its share of creative and productive people. Guelph perhaps is blessed with more than a fair share because many of the scientists and academics at Guelph are concerned with applicat ions. Among the two dozen or so ac tive cases on Chris' project board are an " enzyme cl ipper" that severs long chain protein molecules in a specific location, several di agnos tic tests, a sex ual risk board game, a beller mosquito trap, a di gitizing microscope that enhances the visual image, an element detector that requires very much lower levels of radiation than existing detectors, and a method of training athletes and others how to focus their concentration. If Chris' focu s is com bining campus laboratories and brains for ideas th at have commerc ial potential, then Joe Irvine, the University'S industrial liaison officer, is more focused toward outreach. He is assessi ng the needs and wants of industry for new products ,

Industrial Strategy Some res earch at Guelph has always had a commercial potential, but until th e University's indu strial strategy was implemented, there was not an effective way of moving these ideas and devel opments into the marketpl ace. The industrial strategy continues to reap benefits for both the University and campus inventors. Contact with indu stry gives Uni versity researchers a window on the "real" world. Short-term research contracts often lead to investigation of longer-term , more fundamental questions. Graduate students gain broader experience thro ugh ex posure to practical researc h problems. Contacts with industry also lead to placements for University co-op st udents or graduates. These contac ts with indu stry are building a significantl y hi gher profile for the University. Of nine in ventions brought forward in the 83-84 fiscal year, two were patented by the University. One, a hybrid ization process developed by Professor Wally Beversdorf, Dr. Larry Erickson, OAC Ph.D . '85, and Dr. Ian Grant, OAC Ph.D . '85, Department of Crop Science, has been licensed to Alleli x corporation for use in crop breeding

programs. The other patent covers a process for electrod epos ition of th in-film cadm ium selenide developed by Professor Michael Cocivera, Departme nt of Chemis try and Biochemistry. The other in ventions brought forward were either returned to the inventor for further development, were se nt to the Canadian Patents and Development Li mited, a federal age ncy, or licensed without patent to indu stry. Indu strial Services reviewed 14 disclosures in the ' 84- '85 fiscal year, and eight in the first eight month s of the '85-'86 fiscal year. The Allelix agreement is a good exam ple of th e closer industry/ university ties th at the federal government is eager to encourage. Allelix is a biotechnology development company, based in Mississauga, which focu ses its research and development on products in agriculture, ferme ntation , and medical diagnostics. In addition to arranging a licence to use the hybrid ization process, the company has funded the plant biotechnology industrial research chair throu gh the NSERC program , has hired a number of Guelph gradu ates, and has a research contract in the plant breeding area at Guelph. These arrangements represent technology transfe r at its best, observes Mr. Dol ynchuk. In the '84-'8 5 fisc al year, royal ties from the Uni ve rsity's licensing program netted $380,000, a sum that will increase as more inventions move throu gh the patenting and licensing stages. Building on th e substantial foundati on of industrially-orie nted research, the Office of Industrial Services will be entering a more proactive marketin g phase. The effecti ve matching of Guelph expertise and capability with indu stry's need s, an arrangement that has yielded substantial benefits in the past, will continue to be the basis on which the University of Guelph's industri al strategy grows.

Tecbno-Business Park The industrialization of uni versity research is now here more evident than in the University's techno-bu siness park, 40 ac res of land adjacent to the campus where govern ment agencIes or businesses with close ties to University of Guelph researc h will locate. The Agric ulture Canada laboratory building, now nearing complet ion , is an indication of things to come. The industrial park is an excellent location for new or existing companies in fields related to the special expertise at the University of Guelph. Tenants will have access to the University's researc h scientists, services and fac ilities, the library and other support services. What is good for these firms will also be good for the University. Tenant firms will hire summer or co-op st udents and will contract research. 0 9

Guelph Soil Instrument Has Earned

Worldwide Distribution

By Mary Cocivera, Communications Officer drainage, irrigation systems and landfill s ites. With the growing concern about ~eepage of toxic materials from waste dispos al sites, such meas urements are becoming increasingly important. Jim Smith, a Master's student with Professor Elrick, has conducted preliminary field testing of the Guelph permeameter for the Ontario Mini stry of the Environment in Hamilton. The ministry is interested in having accurate on-site permeability measurements both of soil and of the materials used by contractors to make the liner and cap at landfill sites. Soilmoisture Equipment, Inc., of Santa Barbara, California, U.S .A ., launched the Guelph permeameter into the marketplace last Measuring the permeability and absorbtion qualities of soil with the new instrument they November and Percy Skaling, company developed are: I to r, grad student Dan Reynolds, technician Norm Baumgartner, and president, says the instrument fits into an Professor Dave Elrick, OAC '53, all of the Departmelll of Land Resource Science. existing market. The permeameter is the first device speeds the flow of water into the soil. n instrument des igned at the University licen sed by the University to a firm for of Guelph is being manufactured by a Current methods, such as infiltrometer manufacture. California firm and sold worldwide to soil and percolation tests, do not account for The company is a leading manufacturer sorptive forces and, as a result, often seriously scientists, hydrogeologists and drainage and distributor of instruments for extraction overestimate permeability. The overestimate engineers. and measurement of so il moi sture. Its prod­ can be anywhere from a factor of 1.5 for The Guelph permeameter, a field instru­ ucts playa major role in the development of sandy soil to a factor of SO or more for clay. ment used to measure the rate of water flow good farming practices, he says, and for that Taking measurements with the per­ through soil, was designed by Land Resource reason, are important in Third World develop­ meameter involves making an auger hole two Science Professor David Elrick, OAC '53; ment. or four inches in diameter and any desired Ph.D. student Dan Reynolds and technician Ronald Dolynchuk, Director of Industrial depth up to three feet. Water, which is poured Norber t Baumgartner. Services, says the licensing agreement spec­ into the top of the permeameter, maintain s a Doreen Lee, OAC 'SI, a Master's gradu­ . ifies that the instrument will be called the steady depth of water in the auger well. The ate. did field comparisons of the permeameter " Guelph permeameter" and makes provision permeability and sorptivity of the soil are and other techniques for her thesis research. for ongoing techni ca l support by the Guelph proportional to the rate at which the water The techniques currently in use are not researchers. flows out of the tube and into the well. particularly accurate and often require several In negotiatmg the contract , the Univer­ trained people and hours or days to complete The Land Resource Science design team sity acted as an agent for the Ontario Mini stry has two prototype permeameters - a large­ one measurement. of Agriculture and Food (OMAF) which diameter model for sand and loam soils and a Elegant in its simplicity, the permea­ provided significant funds to develop the meter represents a breakthrough on several narrow-diameter model for clay. instrument. Proceeds from the li cence will Dr. Elrick and the research team began fronts. The instrum ent, a six -foot-long plastic flow back to the University. developing the permeameter about four years tube, is small enough to be taken almost any­ The OMAF share will be channelled where. One person could carry several per­ ago. As a Ph. D. project, Dan Reynolds is back into the research area and the Univer­ meameters, plus all other required equipment, developing a sound theoretical basis for the sity's share will be distributed according to its into remote areas to make meas urements. measurements and establishing mathematical Inventions Policy. The research that led to coefficients for the conversion of readings It 's also durable. Because it doesn 't have development of the permeameter was sup­ moving part s or delicate electronics, the tube from the permeameter to measurements of ported by Agriculture Canada and the Natural can withstand rough field conditions without soil permeability and sorptivity. Science and Engineering Research Council as suffering ill effects. One measurement of soil They are optimistic that the permeameter well as O M AF will be widely used because it is cost ef­ permeability with the instrument usually takes Dr. Elrick, a self-styled roving ambas­ fective, fast, acc urate and portable. Em­ an hour or less to complete. sador for the Guelph permeameter, has taken A significant feature of the Guelph per­ phasizing its portability, Norbert Baumgartner model s to Senegal and Malaysia. When Soil­ meameter is that it takes into consideration notes that measureme nts could be made be­ moisture Equipme nt , Inc. begins tween rows of corn without disturbing the the multiple factors that affect water flow manufacturing, the instrument will become an through soil. Measurements taken with the in­ field. international traveller in its own right, con­ Soil pe rmeability measurements are strument account for both the forces pu shing tributing to irriga tion, drainage and waste water into the soil and suction action that needed when designing septic systems, farm management projects around the world. 0



Summer Campus '86, July 7-11, It's a Gift!

By Andrea Mudry Fawcett, Public Relations and Information umm er C ampu s means many differe nt things to many different people, and alumni are no exce ption . For Richard Baren­ dregt, OAC ODH '56, Summer C a mpus '85 was, qu ite s imply, a gi ft. Daughter, Cheryl Barendrcgt, CSS '83, decided th at the perfect Fa lher's Day present was a day on campus tak in g Summer C ampu s co urse "Stress Management." "The experie nce was we ll worthwhile," according to Ri chard, a tobacco farmer in the Union area. " It was a pleasure to again see the campu s , which has grown int o an ex ce l­ lent faCility. " C heryl came along too, took anoth er co urse, "Un leashin g Your Creative Genius," and stayed the full week. " The co urses are rel ax ing since there are no exams," she says "and I really enjoyed talking with the students on cam pus." A hi g h school sc ience teach er in Hamilt o n, Keith Van Eyk, CBS '74, wanted to do some thing different." Besides coo ling orf at the pool a nd havin g lunch at the Bullring, he put in a very full week of conversati onal French. Keith fou nd that his lecturer, Mada me Od ette Perrault , "gave us a real feelin g for Fre nc h Canadian cu lture and soc iety a~ well as for the language. ., Summer Campus is " like going home" for Ruth Porteous. Mac '56. " Flower Ar­ ranging," and " He rbs and Re incarn atio n" are some of th e co urses R uth has taken over the years. For Summer Campus '86 , diversity - of courses , recreati on and entertainment - re ­ main s the hallm ark. Summe r Campu s


manager, Ka th y Freeburn , is in the process of se lecting " that perfec t mix of courses for all ages and taste s, " which w iJl make the week another resou nd ing success. Old favourite s such as "Beekeepin g , " " Writing the Short Story," "The Fre nc h Language," "Ca lligraph y" and "Painting" are sure to be included. So me stimul at ing new co urses in c lude" Entrepre neur,h ip," " Fo r­ mula for Career Success , " "A Hi story of Lond o n," and "The Art of Dea ling with Diffi cult People. " Courses vary in length from o ne to Ii ve days. Teens over age 16 can register in ma ny of the regular cou rses. Younge r children can c hoose fro m the extensive slate of day ca mps at the Guelph YM/ YWCA, whi ch includes eq ue stri an and sai Iing camps. Reg istrati on and bus ing to and from the Guelph campu, are arranged by Uni versity personnel.

Computer Camp '86

12 to 16-year-olds,

July 6 -12 aud 13-19

August 10·16 and 17-23

"I learned a lot in one week ." "The free compute r time was great. " " I liked being able to study at my ow n pace." Clearly, from the comment s, Computer Camp means many different things to the 12 to 16-year-old participants who comm ute or live on campus Now into its fourth suc cessful year, the camp has been strea mlined to accommodate all levels o f computing experti se from begin­ ner to advanced . The University has the hard ware, software, and spec ialists to provide

June 9·13

Coming Events March 8·9

expert tai lo r-made instruction. Campers spe nd a min imum of five hours each day in co mputer labs working o n basi c program de s ign, ope rating sy stem s, artific ial intelligence and problem so lvin g. And afte r­ wards, they e nJoy movies, rec reati o nal sw immin g , and outdoor barbe cues. While a cam per doesn't need to be a whi z kid to attend, a rec omme ndation from a math ema tic s, sc ience, or data processing te ache r is required. Scholarships, awarded fo r acade mic sta nding, are available, a nd the deadline for app licati on is May I.

Drama Camp '86

12 to 16.year.olds, July 6-12,

14 to 18-year-olds, July 20 - Aug_ 2

The c urta in goes up on a new sce ne for Drama C amp '86. To acco mmoda te more mature th esp ian s and returning ca mpers , a two-week session , directed towa rds staging a full production, has been added. At both camps, the University'S fac ulty, professional-quality theatre, and costumes and pro ps departments provide an imme rsion ex ­ perience. Prac tical exercises in a ll as pects of theatre - ac tin g, sce nery-buil d in g, li ghtin g and sou nd - are stressed together wi th spec ialty areas such as mime an d thealresport. Each day, after the curtain fa ll s o n th ea tre ac tivities , ca mpers· have a rich array of recrea tion a nd entertainment to enjoy. co ntact Continuing Education, Room 160, John sto n HaJl, University of G ue lph , Guelph, Ont. NIG 2W I. (5 19) 824-4120, E xt. 3956. 0

U of G's 8th Annual Human Sexuality Conference. "Changing Nature of Sexual Relationships: Sexual Scripts and Lifestyles Today."

College Royal Open House 20·22 ALUMNI WEEKEND '86.

13·15 Ontario Institute of Agrolo. gists Annual Conference. "Agricultural Trade_" To be held


Annual Meetings:


in Cornwa ll, Ont.

April 4·5


OAC . Mac­ FAC S , OVC , A rt s, CSS , CPS and U of G Alu mni Associations.


Alumni Pancake and Maple Syrup Festival.

Agricultural Institute of Can· ada Annual Conference, Uni· versity of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask. "Age of Information." Fo r details, contact


Alumni Night at the Races, Mohawk Raceway.

the Institute at l5l Slate r Street, Suite 907, Ottawa, Ontario K I P 5H4 or phone (613) 232-9459.

OAC Alumni Association Curling Bonspiel.



Alumni Affairs Appointments

Mary Cocivera.

Mary Cocivera has joined the Department of Alumni Affairs and Development as Communications Officer. The name may sound familiar - Mary's writing and her byline have appeared in the Guelph Alum­ lUIS, the University News Bulletin and other University publications since 1969. Moving from the University's Depart ­ ment of Information Services to Alumni Affairs give thi s experienced writer a new

set of challenge s and a different set of au ­ diences to entertain , educate and persuade. As an undergraduate at Wh itman Col­ lege, in Washingt on State, M ary majored in chemistry, but changed direction by com­ pletIng a M aster's program in science jour­ nalism at Boston University. Before coming to the University of Guelph, she worked at Bell Tel ephone L aboratories , M urray H ill, New Jersey. The science background has been invaluable in telling the University's research story through FACS sheets, Ch em Trends, Research Guelph , news releases and brochures. A s Communication s Officer with Alumni Affairs, she will concentrate on pre­ paring materials for the University's impen­ ding capit al campai gn, formulating pro­ posals to foundation s and corporations, and communicating to alumni and friends of the University. 0

Immersion in France The University of Tours in the fabulous Chateaux Country offers one month language courses for beginners to advanced students of French . Afternoons are free to enjoy faculty-conducted excursions in the beautiful Loire Valley, Brittany, Normandy, etc. Our low rate includes scheduled return flrghts to Paris, university residence accommodation, most meals, tuition, group transfers from Paris! Departures on June 29, July 30 and August 29 . Inclusive prices from Toronto, Montreal $1995.00 Edmonton, Calgary $2248.00 Vancouver $2298.00 Special add-on rates from other major Canadian cities Other language programs offered: Immersion in Spain and Immersion in Germany. Departure dates available upon request. Regular monthly departures now available. Call or write for full details

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Correction Dear Editor: I was very disappointed in reading your re­ cent article in the Fall 1985 issue of th e "Guelph Alumnus" entitled "Th e Wine­ gard Medal- A Tale ofTen Winners." You state that " Th e previous winners of the Winegu ard Medal were contacted recently . .. " and "(h ere was no responsefrom Mary Saunders . " Infact, you failed to contact me. . I can only conclude that you either didn 't make much ofan effort, or Canada Post is to blame. In any case , since you never con­ firmed that you reached me , I resel1l the implication of the article that I merely chose to ignore a request for information. In this light , I would appreciate a printed clarifica­ tioll in an upcoming issue of the " Guelph Alumnu s. "

Laurie Malleau, HAFA '83.

Laurie Malleau, H AFA ' 83,.has joined the Department of Alumni Affairs and Develop­ ment as Special Events Co-ordinator. She returns to Guelph after working as a food­ service s manager with Saga Management Serv ices and Canada's Wonderland and, most recently, as program co-ordinator at Ryerson Poly technical Institute. Laurie will draw on her experience from Ryerson where she initiated and co-ordinated educational and cultural programs designed for alumni, students, faculty, and staff. As an undergraduate at Guelph , Laurie was a hou se advisor with the Department of Residences and a student manager with the Department of Foodservices. She looks for­ ward to renewing acquaintances with stu­ dents, faculty and staff. A s Special Events Co-ordinator in Alumni Affairs, Laurie will be involved in the planning of the annual Alumni Weekend, class reunion s and spe ­ cial program s for the University's II Alumni Associations, 0

Perhaps of interest in retrospect : after graduation from Guelph, I obtained a Ph .D. (1982) in Medical Gen eticsfrom the University of Toront o while on an NSERC 1967 Centennial Scien ce Scholarship. Ithen did three years of post-doctoral training in molecular biology at the Hospilal f or Sick Children in Toronto . Currently, I am an NSERC Industrial Fellow at Allelix In c., a biotechnology firm in Missismuga, Ont. I am married to .fohn R. Rattray, who works in the field of computer artificial intel­ ligen ce. I trust that this clears up the situarion. I have always been proud to be a Guelph grad and hope that I shall continue to have rea­ son to be. Yours sincerely, Mary E, Saunders , CBS '77 Dear Mary:

Please acc ept my sincere apology. We

mailed a letter to you and assumed that you

received it - a somewhat naive thing to do.

Thanks for your letter - and r enjoyed our

phone conversation. Ed.

Guelph Alumni Express Satisfaction With University in Recent Survey early 90 per ce nt of Guelph alumni res ponding to a mail survey during the su mmer sa id they had positive and warm feelin gs towards th eir University. The alumni survey was carried out under a federally­ sponso red Summer Employment Experience Development (SEED) program . Martin Campbell, a fourth-year student in the College of Social Science, served as project officer for the survey, which ge nerated over 6,000 respon ses from the University's far­ fiung alumni . The survey was designed to update biographical information and to acertain some attitudes and feeling s about the University's various alumni associations. Thi s information will assist in offering prog rams and services that meet the needs of alumni. Up-to-date biographical informati on is esse ntial for the Un ive rsity to keep in tou ch with its graduates. Faced with a daunting pile of responses , which by summer's end was nearing two metres in height , project organizers did the analysis of alumni attitudes based on a random sa mpling of the


alumni master list. The sa mple reflected the relative distribution of graduates from the individual colleges. Guelph alumni probably keep their feel ings positive through frequent contact with the campu s. Nearly 36 per cent of the respondents had been in contact with, or visited, the niversity within th e last six months, for social visits, se minars, business meetings or reunions. Guelph alumni apparently want to keep in touch with each othe r. Nearly 70 per cent indicated that they would appreciate having an alumni directory, either for their college alumni association or for the University of Guelph Alumni Association. 111e Gu elph Alumnus keeps graduates informed. Nearly 98 per cent of the respondents said they read at least some parts of the magazine . Graduates apparently want to read morc ab out graduates and their acti vities and more articles about resea rch. Future issues will reflect these reader preferences. What do alumni see as the fun ction of an alumni association? All but 10 per cent believed that the associations should organize reuni ons, provide com munication betwee n alumni and the University and participate in fund raising. Alumni were supportive of fund raisi ng for the University. Most said that alumni , corporations and private foundations should be the main sources of funds. Alumni said they co ntributed to the University because they know the ir gifts help to support students and faculty and provide necessary facilities , because they believe in higher education, and becau se they feel gratitude fo r their ow n education. 0

Nominations Sought for Alumnus of Honour


Alumni Medal of Achievement

• The ALUMNUS OF HONOUR was established to recognize an alumnus who has brought great honour to his or her A Ima Mater through a significant contribution to one or more of the following: a national cause for Canada; service to the community, the world of science or education; leadership in business or alumni affairs . • The ALUMNI MEDAL OF ACHIEVEMENT was established to recognize a recent graduate (within the past ten years) who has brought distinction to his or her Alma Mater through contribu­ tions to country, community, or profession. Present members of the UGAA Board of Directors or full-time employees of the University of Guelph should NOT be considered for these awards. All nominees should be living at the time of nomination and should NOT be advised of the nomination. If you are aware of an alumnus whom you feel should be considered for either of these awards, the UGAA Honours and Awards Committee ask that you submit the name of the nominee and, if applicable, a list of names and addresses of colleagues, friends, community leaders who will provide supporting information on the nominee to: Jean (Fuller) Hume, Mac '64, Chairman, Honours and Awards Committee, University of Guelph Alumni Association, Department of Alumni Affairs and Development, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario NIG 2W1. This office will send to you , and all supporting parties, a standard nomination form which must be completed and returned to the above office by April 1, 1986.


College of Physical Science Alumni Assoc. SCIMP

Editor: Bob Winkel

Honoured in '85

Dr, John Simp son was awarded Ih e Royal Society's Rutherfo rd Medal in Physics in recognition of his world f amous experi­ ments on the properties of neutrinos, H e has recently made very sensitive m easure­ ments of th e upper limit on th e neutrino's mass, Currently he is searching for neu­ trinoless doublej3-decay with a Canadian ­ built ultra-low-background Ce det ector, which is deployed in a saltmine near Wind­ so r, Ontario ,

Outstanding Teaching O utstanding teaching was rec og­ nized at the th ird ann ual Uni versity of G ue lph Faculty Association's profes­ sorial teaching awards cere mony. A di st inguished professor award went to Professor Henry Malik, De part­ ment of Mathemat ics and Statistics, who was cited as a n excepti onal scholar and an effective comm unica ­ tor to his students, H is concern and interes t in his un dergrad uates and graduate students' academic welfare was also noted, Dr. Malik's teach ing sty le was laude d, part ic ula rly his cl ar ity, tho ro ugh n e ss and lo gical approach,


Chemical Destruction of PCBs

By Nigel Bunce and Jim Hunt P C Bs ( polychlorinated biphenyl s) have bee n much in the news lately, and most readers will be aware that these materi a ls. whi c h have been used as th e fluid s inside large sca le transformers, are a pressin g en­ vironme ntal problem, The magnitude ofthc prob lem is shown by the fact tha t, in the U,S" there are reck ­ oned to be 65,000 tons of PCBs still in service in power trans formers. These sub­ stan ces mu st be disposed ot' as the transfor­ mers co me to the e nd of their wo rkin g lives over th e nex t 20 years, The impress ion is around that PCBs mu st inevitab ly end up co ntaminati ng the e nvironment, as th ese old u'ansformers and the ir contents are" thrown out. " Indeed, all around O nta rio the re are many places whe re PC Bs are being stored pending ultimate di s­ posaL This disposal is a problem which we as a society mu st face. It 's not that scientists have drawn a blank as far as methods of destroying PCB s are concerned, Several processes have al ­ read y been devel ope d, and as research con­ tinues new and improv e d m e thod s for de s troyin g PCBs are being discovered and reported in the ch e mical literature, Th e real stumbling bloc k is that nobody wants to have a PCB disposal plant as a ne ighbo ur. The most widely promo ted method for PC B di sposa l is high temperature incine ra­ tion. PC Bs the mselves do not burn, but ad­ mi xed with fu e l oil they are converted into carbo n dioxide, water va po ur, and hydrogen chloride, Of these, on ly the last is a potentia l pollutio n proble m , but , fortunately, it is o ne of the more eas ily removed pollutant gases, As long ago as 1976-1977, the St. Law­ rence Cement Compan y used mi xture s of oils and PCBs as the fuels to convert lime­ stone mto cement. The cement absorbed the hydroge n chl o ride preventing its escape to the atmosphere, These tests we re conducted unde r the auspi ces of the O ntario Ministry of the En­ vironment and res ulted in a destruction effi­ cienc y of 99,986 per cent of the PCBs, Test­ ing was stopped la te in 1977 foll owin g public and news med ia outcries agai ns t the process, Ironicall y, the St. Lawre nce Ce ment Company received an environmental award for the process, as a significant contribution to envi ronmental improveme nt. Since 1977 , much more researc h on PCB incineration has been do ne, especiall y in the U.S . It's now known th at for the be st PCB destruction efficiency the substa nces must be oxid ized a t a temperature of around

1,000 degrees C, and mu st be III the co m­ bu stion zo ne for several sec ond s, Below about 750 de grees, destruction is not com­ plete, while at about 800 degrees the PCB s are chan ged , in small amount , in to othe r un desirable pollutants, H ig h temperature co mbu stion is thu s essentia l, but reports from the ,S , are most encouragin g. In one test burn at an oil-fired power station , the Florida Powe r and Light Co. achieved a des tructi o n effic ien cy of 99,9997 per cent when PCBs were burned in smitll amounts of fuel oil. Inc ineration is not the only PC B de­ struction method that has bee n in vestigated. Re ac tion with reactive metal s such as so ­ dium has bee n studied und er labora tory con­ dition s , as have th e effects of ultra violet light (see following re search item) a nd el ec ­ tric discharges, among others. Rece ntly, in the scientific journal En­ vironmental Science and Tec hn o log y, a Du tch group reported that PCBs could be dechlorinated (wh ich in effect renders the m combustible and henee e nvironmenta ll y not a problem) by heatin the m to about 900 degrees C in the presence of hydrogen, The hydrogen reacts with the chlorine atoms in the PCB molecules, re moving the m as hy­ drogen chl o ride. The remainder of the PCB molecule is predominantly converted to ben zene, which can be burned, One thing is certain: chemical destruc­ tion of PCB s has to be better than the current options - di sposa l in landfill sites , sto rage, or transport over lon g distances to storage sites with a ll the possib ilities tha t these methods have for spi lis and leak s, 0

WeUington CoUege


Al umni of Wellington College rece ntl y held a re union to celebrate the 20th Anniver­ sary of the founding o f We llingt on College and the University of G ue lph. Wellington co llege, which e nco mpa ss ed B,Sc . and B , A . degrees at th e then new ni vcrsi ty, al so initiated the three- semes ter system, an innovative a lternati ve to the regula r program then extant. In 1969, We lling ton Co ll ege was sepa­ rated into the Co lleges of Arts , Socia l Sci­ en ce and Physical Science, e ac h havi ng responsibi lity ove r the disc iplines in the ir domain. 0

"Star Wars" Concerns A

Guelph initiative played a ro le in the Canadian decision not to Join the U.S. "Star Wars" ballistic missile de fen ce program, says Professor Janet Wood , Depart ment of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Faculty, staff and graduate students at Guelph , and several other universities, signed declarations opposing Canadian par­ ticipation on the grounds that it would result in a major escalatIOn of th e arms race and the destabilization of the already precarious nuclear balance. Janet Wood, as well as Depart men t of Physics professors George Renninger and Bernie Nickel, and Chemistry and Bio­ chem istry professor David Josephy , were involved in the initi ative in conjunction with the national Science for Peace group. The Guelph declaration had more than 400 sig­ natures, including those of President Burt Matthews. OAC '47 , and Vice President Academic, Howard Clark . Copies of the declarations from the Uni versities of Guelph and Waterloo, along with a brief on Canadian research participa­ tion in the strategic defence initiati ve, were presented to a special joint Senate/House of Commons committee on Canada's interna­ tional rel at ions at sittings in Toronto. A repon of the submissions and the committee 's interim repon to Parliament have now been published as issues 10 and 18 of the committee proceedings, and are available from the Canadia n Governme nt

Publi shing Centre, Supply and Services Canada, Ottawa, Ontario KIA OS9. The Guelph scientists emphasize, how­ ever, that concerns still remain, particulady on the issue of Canad ian industrial partici­ pation in U.S . defence contra ts. They urge faculty and staff to make their feelin gs known on Canadian participation in the stra-

tegic defence initiative by contacting gov­ ernment policy mak ers. These include for mer U. ofG . presi­ dent and now Guelph MP William Wine­ gard, chairman of the standing committee on external affairs and national defence: Prime Minister Brian Mulroney; Douglas Roche, Canadian ambassador for disarma­ ment, Erik Nielsen, minister of national de­ fence; and Joe Clark, secretaJY of state for external affairs. 0

Th ese are som e of Ihe recipienls and presenlers al Ihe recent Physics Awards Presentation. L 10 r are: Professor Robin Ollahead, chairman, Departmenl of Physics ; Eric Tribe, Bramplon, recipiel1l of the W. C. Blackwood Memorial Enll'ance Scholarship il1 Physics; Marjorie Ward, Toronto, who presented Ihe Blackwood Scholarship; David Deforge, N iagara Falls, and Jeff Moir, Chatham who bOlh received entrance scholarships and Honors Physics/Biophysics entrance scholarships, and Jamie Polmn, Windsor, a semeSler 3 sludel1l in Physics, who rece ived an early in -course sch olarship.

The Dr. D.d. McLellan Award

Ontario Veterinary College Alumni Assoc. OVC ALUMNI NEWS


Dr. Cliff Barker. '41.

N amed in memOlY of the late Dr. David John McLellan, ' 17, an award of $2 ,000 is available, annuaJJy, to a student having com­ pleted Semester 8 of the D. V.M. program at the Ontario Veterinary College. The successful student will have ob­ tained the hi ghest standing in the courses in which equine contagious diseases are taught ; i.e. Equine Medicine and SurgeIY, EquineClinics, and Health Management for Companion and Sporting Animals. The award represents the inc ome from an endowment of $20,000, half of whic h was received from the es tate of Dr. McLellan, who died in August of 1981, and the remainder from the estate of his wife, Margaret, following her death in August of 1984. The first Dr. D.1. McLellan Award wilJ be presented during 1986. Born in 1891, in Wyoming, Ontario, Dr. McLellan enlisted in the Imperial Army immediately following hi s graduation. Commissioned as a lieutenan t (veterinary),

he proceeded to England and wa~ assigned to the C anadian Veterinary Corps as a captain. As a ve terinaJY surgeon with the 13th Canadian Field Arti llery Brigade he saw ser­ vice in France and Belgium. While in general practice in Wood ville, Ont., from 1920 to 1922, he met Margaret Stodd ard , a local school teacher. They were married in 1923. Dr. McLellan joined the federal gov­ ernment's Veterinary Inspection Service in 1922 and , during the next 35 years, was assigned to the posts in Montreal, Que., and Halifax , N.S., Monc ton, N.B., Peter­ borough and Toronto. He retired to Lindsay, Ont. , in 1957 but, from 1961 to 1971, came out of retirement to work for the Ontario Racing Commission as a veteri narian during the annua l racing sea­ sons. He was a life member of the Ontario Veterinary Association and served as presi­ dent in 1949. 0 15


In the

Gu elph Alumnus Summer issue 1985, I included an item on an OVC sterling silver watch charm belonging to the late Dr. Kenneth C hester, '07 , and suggested there was a similarity between the c harm and a logo appearing in the 1885 book of Andrew Smith titled Velerinary NOles. I stated " there is good evidence thu s to support the statement of Dr. Chester that the watch charm crest was the original crest of the OV e. Strangel y though, the OVC sta­ tionery of the 1890s does not utilize the crest

Schofield Lecture

T he 1985 Schofield Memorial Lecture was gi ven by Dr. Calvin W. Schwabe, Professo r of Epidemiology, School of Veterin a ry Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Califor­ nia, Davis, U.S.A. Professor Schwabe carried his large au­ dience far back in medical history to show how comparative medicine ~ far from being a relatively new idea of questionable

value to mankind ~ had already been iden­ tified, at the very dawn of medical science, as the key guarantor of medical progress. Dr. Schwabe was introduced by Dr. William Mitchell, '49, and thanked by Dr. Wayne Martin, '67 , both of whom were students of Dr. Schwabe. Dr. Ole Nielsen, '56 , OVC Dean , presented the Schofield Lecture Award to Dr. Schwabe. 0

L. 10 r: Dean Ole Nielsen, '56; Dr. Wayne Marlin, '67; Schofield Memorial lecturer Dr. Calvil! Schwabe, and Dr. William Mil chI'll, '49.

Class of '60 Celebrated Dear Edilor: The weekend of October 4, 1985, was a memorable one in Ihe history of OVC class 01'60. Thai is when 27 classmales and lheir spouses celebraled 25 years since gradua­ lion. Of nO/e was Ihe presence of Ihe honor­ ary c/ass president Chuck Roe, '50, and his wife, Lil, and Ihe hiRhlighl of lhe feslivilies wa s a banquel, held al Ihe Old Slone Inn, Niagara Falls. On Ihis occasion, each parlieipant re­ /aled whal had transpired during lhe pasl25 years, and il was very gralifying III learn Ihal all oflhe class 01'60 are alive and wel/. I! was a pleasure 10 meel each olher afler so many years , especially when people had come from Brilish Columbia, Nova


ScO/ia and all of Ihe provinces in berween, from the Uniled SWles and from Trinidad. We all are Rreally indebll'd 10 Ih e com­ millee Ihal made Ihe arranRemenls, and especially 10 chairman Bill Combe and his Class of OVC '60

but rather a drawing of the latest addition to the College." In a book donated by the estate of Dr. R. V.L. "Vern" Walker, '26, of Ottawa ti­ tl ed The Praclice of Veleril1ary Medicine , published by lA. Carveth and Co, Toronto, in 1895 , the same crest as used in Velerinary No/('s by Andrew Smith is shown. It would seem therefore that the crest or logo was the property of the lA . Carveth publ ishing company This poses the ques­ tion ~ was the charm really the original crest of the OVC? III 1896, Andrew Smith did not use the so-ca lled original crest on stat ionery, as evidenced by the few ]etters of the College of that era. Ed . 0


T he inaugural meeting of the Canadian As­ sociation for The Advancement of Veterin­ ary Parasitology was held at the OVC , in July, 1984 . Since that time, the Association has grown to 24 members and has published Vol. I, No. 1 of a newsletter. The current president is Dr. Harry j. Smith, '58, Animal Pathology Laboratory, Agriculture Canada, PO Box 1410, Sack­ ville, N.R. EOA 3CO. Fo r in formation write to the secretary­ treasurer, Dr. Owen J. Siocombe, '61, De­ partment of Pathology, On tario Ve terinary College, University of Guelph , G uelph, Ont. NIG 2WL Dr. Slocombe is also the editor of the newsletter. 0

wife , Kalhy, for organizing such a splendid reunion .

Dr. Peter Wybellga, '60, PO. Box 34, F/orenceville , N .B., EO} IKO.

Macdonald Institute -

FamUy and Consumer

Studies Alumni Assoc.


Carol Telford-Pittman. '75.

B.A. Sc. Awards T he 1985 award s rece ption fo r Co llege of Fa mily a nd Consumer Stud ies students was held in October. Thi s a nnu al presen tatio n prov ides a n o pportuni ty for faculty, a lumni, sc holarship do nors a nd stu de nts to celebrate ac hi eve men ts a nd re cog ni ze indi v idu a l effo rts to ac hieve exce ll e nc e in the pursuit of know ledge. Bonnie Kerslake, '82, pre side nt o f Mac- FAC S Alumni Assoc iati o n, assisted by Stephanie Spurr, '84, and Liz O'Neil, M.Sc. '84, were available to pres ent awards, on behalf of the Associa tion , to the fo ll owing stud en ts:

Mac·FACS AA Play Facility

Project Design Unveiled

H ig hli gh tin g thi s year 's M ac -FAC S Alumni Assoc iatio n Se m inar " A S peci al Place for C hildre n, " he ld in Oc to be r, was the offi c ia l un ve ilin g of the desig n fo r the Mac-FACS Alumni Assoc iation'S play fac il­ ity project. The fac ility will be a part o f th e Depa rtme nt o f Fa mil y S tudi es progra m. The redeve lo pment plans have bee n ap­ proved for funding by the Alm a Mater Fund Adv iso ry Coun c il and th e Ma c -FAC S Alumni Association spec ia l projec t com­ mittee, compri sin g Linda Markle, '73, c ha iIfle rs on; Bonnie Kerslake, '82; Gail

Murray, '78; Reta Weigel, '77, and Barb Stuart, college liai so n. Po lly Hill, of Pol ly H ill As soc iates, Ottawa, key no te speake r at the seminar, was ch osen by the committee to redes ign the pl ay area. The goa ls of the project are to create a setting that will prov ide an o ptimu m learning s ituati on fo r c hild re n; to e nh ance th e Un iversi ty's resea rch fac ilities , and to

create a teac hin g e nviro nme nt th at wi ll at­ trac t na tio na l interest in the Child Stud ies pro gram at the Uni ve rsity o f Gu e lph. To move pl a ns ahead further, Owe n Scott , of Landplan Co ll abo rative Ltd ., has bee n hi red to work w ith Poll y Hill to e n­ han ce the lea ming areas with plantings an d land mOUl d in g. Con tinu ed fun d rai s ing is esse ntial if th e projec t is to re ac h co mpleti o n as planned . A mail ca nvass has bee n co mpleted cove rin g indu s try, a lum ni , a nd pa re nts w hose child re n have bee n part of th e la b sch ool progra m ove r the years. As we ll , the Assoc iati on will be spo nsoring raffl es and a childre n's program . Ma ny a lumni have made ge ne ro us do ­ nati ons to the outdoor play fac ility projec t, and we wish to recogn ize the m . Do nati o ns have been rece ived from th ose on th e ac­ com panyi ng list.

M a rga re t S. McCready Gr a duat e Scho larship: Judith Kitching , Se mester 3, Applied Huma n Nu trition; Michele Ander­ son, Se mester 4 , Housing. Th e fo llow ing sc hol ars hip winners are all majorin g in Applied Hum an N utrition . Mac- FACS Alumni Associatio n G radu ate Scho larship: Eleanor E. Wein, Semester I; Loretta D. Francesco, Se meste r I. Ann e E. Barbe r M e m o rial S c ho l­ ars hip : Melissa Forrest, Se meste r 5 .

Des ign dewils of Ihe Association's outdoor pillY fllc ilily project f or Fllmily Si udies were un veiled at Ih e Mac -FACS Alumni Associolion Seminar. Wilh Ihe display Ilre, lefl, prOJeci commillee mem bers Gail Murray, ' 78; Ritll Weigle, ' 77, and Linda M arkle, ' 73, chairper­ son . Righi are.facility designer Polly Hill, Owen SCOll, OAC '65 , of Landplan Col/aboralive Ltd. , and Association President Bon nie Ker.l-!Ilke , '82.

Mac -FACS Alumni Associa tion Se­ mester 4 or 5 Sc ho larshi p: Joan Hunt, Se mester 5 . Mac- FACS Alumni Ass oc ia tion Se ­ mester 2 Scholars hip: Margarit Ragaz. Mac -FACS Alumni Ass ocia tio n En­ tra nc e Schol a rsh ip : Heather Kembley, Krista Sawler, and Marnie Filek. Mac -FACS Alumni Association Cen­ tenni al Scholarshi p: Anita Romaniw, Se­ me ster I. Susana Yeung, Semester 1. 0

At Ih e Mllc -FACS Alumni Associatio n Sem inar. L to r Ilre keynote speaker Polly Hill . and speakers Brenda Wiseman , '73 , und Jeffrey Wilson , with Associat ion 1st Vice -President Liz O'Nei l, '74, and President Bon nie Kerslllke , '82. 17

Donors to Mac·fACS Outdoor Play Facility Project

Susan Bain Allen, '72 Doris Austen , '34 Rich ard Barham, Dean Patricia Beauchamp, ' 77 Su sa n Beckerson, '76 Kathryn Benes, '80 L.,",. Sirk , OAC '30 Judith (Lang) Bond , ' 62 Louisa Brill , Ho n. Pres., '54 Joan Wenze l Broadfoot , '57 Julie Burch, ' 68 Cheryl Burney, '76 Margaret Burdsale, '4 I Ginny Campbe ll, '70 Doroth y Campbell, ' 55 Nan Chapman, '84 Aliso n Ch ard , ' 79 Kathryn Chri s , '74 M. Loi s Clipsham , ' 22 Mary Coyle, ' 74 Jean Davi dso n, ' 33 Anne-Louise Denmark, '73 Marga ret Doll ar, '83 Dianne Dowling , ' 73 Nancy Duncan, '69 Pau line Edmond, '76 Mary Fenn-Dunbar, '82 Sue Fittante, '8 1 A.L. Gouge, CSS '69 Jud y Ha ll , ' 57D Joan Ha milton, '55 Jeanne Hartley, '75

Ca therine Heinri ch , '80 Linda Hines, '66 Lorraine Holding, '71 Judy Horton, '73 Katherine Houghto n, '8 5 F Howson, '38 Elsie Iverso n, '64 Suzanne Judges, '80 Nora Ka ne, ' 83 Mary Kezi s, '72 The resa Krame r, parent P. Jane Kreig, '7 6 S he rry Lee, '79 Sue Ann Lync h, '75 Grace Macdouga ll, '35 Jeanne MacKay, '37 Jan Main , '72 Brenda Malvern, '6 8 Eliza beth Mannell, '8 1 Frances Manson , '32 Marion McConac hie, '33 Margaret McC read y, retired Principal Katherine McGuire, '78 Laurel Mc In tos h, ' 75 Marilyn Millar, '71 Bette Miller, '59 Marsha Moles, '3 6 Gail Murray '78 Mo na Nesbitt , '79 Kathryn NotweJI , '74 Margaret Palmer, '8 1

Marian Penhale, , 3 I A. Ruth Pepp in, '41 Ma rilyn Philip, '7 1 Beverly Prout , '75 C atherine Ralston, '71 He len Ray, '64 Ann Read, '6 6 Susan Roome, '82 Karen Ross , ' 73 L. Jean Sabis ton, '49 Jea n Sabry, Fac u Ity Denni s & Diane Sansom , OAC '70A a nd '71 Joan ne Selves, '82

Ola Shoom , '52 Lill ian Ske lton, '37 Cathy SJegers-M artin , '78 Margaret Smith , '3 3 S usan Smyth , ' 84 Valerie Allen-Sprague, ' 75 Elsa S tewart, ' 32 Marie Stitt, '75 Marcell e Story, ' 78 Doris Stringer, '40 R .A H . Tayl or, ' 37 Janet Taylor, '78 Ann Tries , '8 2 Sa ndra Van Binsbe rge n, '63

Mac-FACS AA Outdoor Play Facility Project Donation Here is my gift of $_ __ _ __ _ _ _ 0 Cheque, payable to University of Guclph .

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Life After Guelph

Careers Ni gh t, spon so red by the Mac ­ FACS Alumni Associ at io n, was, o nc e agai n, a rousingly successful eve nt. Undergraduates ga thered to enj oy a light dinner prov ided by the As sociation. Following this, nine alu mn i panel members briefly described their current jobs and re­ viewed career path decisions. Jane Morley, OAC M.Sc. '81, a ca­ reer coun se llor with the Universit y of Guel ph 's Counsell ing and Student Reso urce Centre, explained co-operative education pl ans for the Coll ege and al so the reso urce centre services ava ilab le to all University of Guelph students. Lorraine Holding, ' 71, and her com­ mittee including Liz O'Neil , '74, M .Sc. ' 83; Laura Hobbs, '86; Sheryle Ver­ hoeven, '85; Dr. Kathy Brophy, faculty representative, and Donna Webb, alumni liaison co -ordinator, Departmen t of Alumni Affairs and Development, were pleased with the en thusi as tic response to Careers Nigh t. As the conclusion of the even ing, th e Mac-FACS Alumni Association Board of Directors hos ted a dinner for panel mem­ bers:

Lori (Mapplebeck) Moran, '76, Con­ sumer Studies. Lori is consumer education co-ordinator at the Consumer Informati on 18

Eli zabeth Van Die pen, '3 6 Olive Wallace., ret. rae. Rita Wei gel, ' 77 Kath ry n Weston , '73 Erin We tmore, '83 Marjori e White, re t. rae . Nancy Patte rson Wic kson, '74 B renda Wisem an, '73 Donn a WooJcOIt, '69 L. Margaret Wood , '39 Grabrie ll e Zwee rma n, '8 2 Gu e lph Bran ch Mac -FACS AA Burlington Branc h Mac-fACS AA Co leco Corporatio n 0

Cent re, Toronto. She conducts in- se rvice training for adult and communi ty educators , and develops cons um er ed ucation resource material s.

Cindy (Hertzinger) Fiss, '77, Famil y Studies. Cindy is ac tin g co-ordin ator, Child Life Department, C hildren'S Hospital of Western Ont ario, London. This department strives to meet the psycho-social needs of child re n while they are in hospital. Carolyn Redden , '84, Human Nutriti on. As a nutritioni st with the Can ad ian Cat­ tl eme n's Association, Beef Inform at ion Centre, Toronto, Carolyn is responsible for developing education al materials and con­ ducting teacher worksh ops providing nutri­ ti onal information on beef. Patsy (Wallis) Marshall , '74, M.Sc. ' 75, Family Studies. Patsy is co-ordinator of edu­ cation at Homewood Sanitarium, Guelph. Her depa rtm en t plans and imple ments ori­ en tation for all new employees, and con­ ducts j ob skill development programs in order to help staff in job enrichment. Paula (Sands) Shewfelt, '78, Child Stud­ ies. Paula is speech and language reso urce teacher for th e Simcoe County Board of Education, Midl and. She assesses children

with speech and language problems and fo l­ lows up with programs to remedy them.

Mimmi (Espensen ) Moroz, '83, Co n­ sumer Studies. Mimmi is community co­ ordinator and general manager, By-de-Mo­ len Co-operative Homes Inc., Brampton. She is res pon sible, thro ugh a Board of Di­ rectors, for the ge neral operation and fi nan­ cia l ad ministration of community volunteer work for a 98-unit townho use complex . Marilyn Sewell, ' 78, Human Nutrition . From 1979 until 198 5, when she made an occupational change. Marilyn was a consul­ tant for the Farm Safety Association Inc. of Ontario. She serviced a fi eld area from Oshawa to Kingston, promoting farm safety to a varie ty of groups in the agric ultural communi ty. Sarah (Legresley ) White, '81, Family Studies. Sarah is a grad uate student in th e Department of Family Studies at the Univer­ sity of Guel ph , study ing in th e Marriage & Famil y Therapy Program. She is also a teac hin g assistant. Brenda (Pushelberg) Van Veen, '73 and ' 77, ChilJ Studies. Brenda is head teacher in th e Toddler Program, Department of Family Studies , University of Guelph . She instructs the third-year practicum co urse. She was previously director of Day Care Services for th e Region of Waterloo. 0

The occasion was the presentation, to Sarah Boyd, rhird from left, oflhe first C lass ofMac '38 Gerontology Graduate Scholarship award of $1,000. With Sarah are members of the Year '38 scholarship commillee. They are , I to r: Jean (Nairn) Carter, Peggy (Arnold) Black, Ellen Downie, Doris (Zinkanll ) Durranr an d Dr. Helen AbeLL. M embers missing from the picture are Mary (Counter) Kelly, Belty (Adams) Walberg and Dr. Mary Singer.

June Conference on Sexuality P lanning is well under way for the Eighth Annual Human Sexuality Conference; " The Changing Nature of Relationships: Sexual Scripts and Lifestyles Today", June 9-11, 1986. The three main speakers are:

Mac '38 Gerontology Graduate Scholarship The Macdonald institute Class of '38 has established a trust fund that now provides an annual scholarship of $1,000, tenable for one year, for full-time graduate study and research in the Department of Family Stud­ il-s in the field of Social Gerontology. To date, the fund has reached $15,500. Year '38 members intend to continue their campaign until 1988 in order to reach their new goal of $20,000, which will enable them to fund two $1,000 scholarships. They sincerely thank all persons who have contributed to the project and urge all to remember the fund in their annual contribution to the Alma Mater Fund. Please designate "Mac '38 Scholarship Fund, Gerontology Gradu­ ate Research" on your cheques. Thank you.

Dr. Pepper Schwartz, an associate pro­ fessor of sociology and women's studies, University of Washington. She has coo­ ducted several studies of di ffercnt sexual lifestyles and is co-author of American Cou­ ples: Mon ey, Work and Sex. She is quoted widely in the popular media and has written articles for Ms., Redbook and Ladies H ome Journal. Dr. Schwartz has made numerou s television appearances including " The To­ day Show " and "The Phil Dooahue Show."

Brian McNaught, an award winning free­ lance writer, lecturer and certified sex coun­ se llor. He has contributed to numerous jour­ nal s including the National C atholic Reporter and the U.S. Catholic. His essay, " A Di sturbed Peace" received the Ca tholic Press Award for best magazine artic le of 1976. A lively and thought-provoking speaker, Bri a n M c Naught has travelled throughou t Nonh America speaking to pro­ fessional and university audiences about ho­ mosexuality. Dr. Joseph LoPiccolo, a professor of psy­ chology and psyc hiatry at Tex as A&M Uni­ versity. and director of the progra m for Clinical Studies. Dr. LoPiccolo has pub­ lished numerous articles in the area of sex ual dysfunct ion. an d two books: Be coming Orgasmic: A Sexual Growth Pro gram for Women (with 1. Heiman and L. LoPiccolo), and the Handbook of Sex Therapy. 0

"The Changing Nature

of Relationships:

Sexual Scripts & Lifestyles Today"

The 8th Annual Guelph Conference on Sexuality

June 9·11, 1986


Sponsored by the Department of Family Studies and the

Division of Continuing Education. University of Guelph.

For further information contact:

Continuing Education,

University of Guelph.

Guelph. Ontario. Canada NIG 2Wl.

(519) 824.4120, E:Kt. 3951.


College of Arts Alumni Association DELPHA

Editor: Terry Ayer, '84.


Professor Carole Stewart.


of us are " philoso phe rs" to the ex te nt that, co nsci o us ly o r o the rw ise, we subsc ri be to so me ki nd o f value syste m , some no ti o n of re ality, some vis io n o f good a nd ev il. But th at does not make us philosophers in the acade m ic sense, says Professor Carole Stewart, recent Iy ap po inted c hai rm an of the Department of Philoso phy. Dr. Stewart, who jo ined the De part ­ ment of Philosophy in 1966 afte r co mpl eting her Ph. D. at the University of Lo ndon, says that although her departme nt main tains a primary dedication to pure phil osop hy, it has a lso responded to the fact that most of its stude nt s are majoring in o the r discip lines and a pplied ph iloso ph y. As a result , courses in the ph i losoph y of law, sc ie nce, ag ri­ culture, li terature, re li g io n a nd po liti cs fi g­ ure prominentl y in the ca le nda r. The Departme nt has "a s pec ia l res po n­ s ibili ty in relation to o the r Uni ve rs ity ac ­ ti vitie s ," she says. " This is one of th e histo rica l roles of phil osophy, and individ­ ual faculty are very muc h invo lved in suc h iss ues as creation/evolution, lifesty les, stu d ­ ies in the area of mind/ brain/body re la tio n­ ships and, of course, the many critica l issues of societal ethics, ranging all the way fro m animal rights to abortion." 0


Printshop Breakthrough

By George Todd, Chairman, Department of Fine Art.

Artists , perhaps mo re th an anyo ne else, know that beauty a nd ugl iness are re ally very little re moved fro m one anoth er. For one thing, arti sts constan tl y fli rt with bo th in the content of thei r art . Mo re elemen tarily, artists often impose beauty upon materials which are, in themse lves , rathe r gro ss. In­ creasingly, art is ts are discove ri ng frig hten­ ing vari atio ns o n thi s lalle r the me in th e form of tox ic substa nces a mong th e things they commo nl y use to make art . It's in thi s contex t tha t o ne mu st co n­ side r a rece nt breakthro ug h in the prints ho p of the Uni vers ity's De partme nt of Fine Art. Th is occ urred in connec tio n wi th on e of the mo re no xious heal th ha zards - the fumes associated with the use of so lvents at certai n stages in the silkscree n printing process. Working togethe r throug hout the past year's Winter semes ter, Professor Gene Chu, technician Stuart Oxley and the stu­ dents in course #13 -243 , Se ri g rap hy (th e technical terms for the silksc reen process), overcame a number of d iffi c u lti es alo ng the ro a d to devel o pin g a me th od fo r us ing new ly-c reated wa te r-based inks (as opposed to the custo mary oi l-based inks). The ad van­ tages of the water-based ink s a re s impl e, but ex tre mel y s ign ifi ca nt: the inks give o ff ve ry few fumes and to clea n a sc ree n afte r print­ in g, a je t o f wate r largely suffices. Cop in g with the new inks was no sma ll mailer. While the basic idea of s il kscreening re ma in e d the same, th e wa ter-based inks fun ctioned quite differentl y from th ei r pred­ ecessors, and there was no lite rature co n­ cerning the use of these new mate ri als.

New Exciting Prints Thus the Guelph prints hop, alread y k nown for its innovative teac hing me th ods - its very large stud y collecti on of mas te r prints is the envy of fi ne art prog ram s ac ross the count ry - has sco red anothe r first, and already is re apin g benefits in the fo rm o f new and exc iting k ind s o f print s. Art lovers, including a lumn i of co urse, will be able to s ha re in these be nefi ts as co lo urful silkscree n prints make the ir ret urn to the se mi- an nual sale of prints by the stu­ de nt s. These sa les, introduced in the late ' 60 s , have provided funds to buy the mas ter prints for the study collection. The collection is no mean affair, co n­ ta ining original works by such masters as Re mbrandt, Goya, K6J1witz, Matisse, Pic as ­ so and . more recently, Motherwe ll. The

Professor Gene Chu developed a method for using water-based inks f or serigra­ phy, the silk screen process.

mos t recen t purchases were two very fine wo rks from the ' 60s by Canadian art is t Jack Ni c hol s , who deserves to be be lle r known by a neg ligent Canadian public. The colourful silkscreen prints always have been a big attraction at thes e s ales (not everyo ne is able to appreciate the two bas ic " co lo urs" - black and white). But fo r the pas t seve ra l yea rs these popul a r items have bee n absen t beca use, three ye ars ago, the De part men t of Fine Art suspe nded the offe r­ ing of se ri gra ph y. The concern over tox ic ity ca me to a head at the time. More and mo re lite ra ture was a ppearing, po inting o ut the da ngers. The Uni ve rs ity'S S afe ty/Sec uri ty Departme nt was reac hin g the e nd of its toler­ ance. The s tude nt s, fo r their part , forwarded a mass ive petiti on to the University pres i­ de nt. Two eve nt s have virtually eliminated the difficulty. One, of course, was the de­ ve lo pme nt o f water-based inks. The other was the installation of a powerful new ve n­ til atio n syste m for the sculpture and print studi os in Zavit z Hall - the exclusive ho me of the Fi ne Art program. Now the s mall

He rolls theDl in Elora

Inhis way, Bill Litlle, '74, pioneered Cana­ dian Studies by focusing the content of hi s general arts pTogram on th e Canadian per­ spective. His interest in film dates back to lecturer Rex Buckle and the University of Guelph film courses he attended. A lifelong resident of the Elora/Fergus area, Bill was naturally attracted to Elora's Gorge inema, and became the owner/operator when the business became available last year. The Gorge Cinema, with a seating ca­ pacity of 120, is a repertory cinema that special izes in foreign films of a cult, classic, or commercial nature. The cinema was be­ gun by a group of graduates from the Ryer­ so n Pol ytechnical Institute in 1974, and is housed in the renovated Commercial Hotel on Mill Street. The building was erected in 1848. Repertory cinema has rarely survived in small settlements, and small towns such as Fergus and Harri ston have lost their movie theatres. One reason for th e survival of the

amount of varsol required to remove certain "block out" materials from the screens will pose no serious problem. As intimated, the image in serigraphy is obtained by blocking out part of the screen with resistant material s. The ink is then forced through the remaining portion of the screen, being deposited onto a surface under pressure. The ugly part used to start when it came time to clean up. Then came into play such things as varsol, screenwash (a strong fatty sol vent), denatured alcohol, lacquer thinner, and so on. But no more. What were some of the problems en­ countered with the new inks') For one thing, even thou gh the shop was using the best inks on the market, after printing a second colour the surface became shiny in a quite unaccep­ table manner, Working with the manufacturer, whose products are made primarily for commercial purposes , Professor Chu and hi s research group came up with a formula that provides a flat fini sh. As frequently happens in the art world, this amounted to a happy accident. Not only were the surfaces now flat, they were flat in a manner that gave a soft "deep" allure to those surfaces. Another major problem concerned both viscosity and consistency. The shop employs hand-printing methods, naturally, but the new inks dried too quickly for such methods. The shop experimented with sev­ eral retardants before finding something

Bill LillIe, '74, owner of Elora's Gorge Cinema, and daughter Billie , age 4.

Gorge Cinema is its use of the 16-millimetre camera (one of the few remaining in opera­ tion in Canada) and the fact that the cinema has developed a fine reputation for showing

suitable but, with the possibility of opening up additional aesthetic avenues through the use of different drying speeds, there will continue to be experimentation. Many of the traditional materials, methods and tricks used with oil-based inks also were no longer applicable. For in stance, simple stencil s became a problem because the film stencils used had a gelatin base. Thi s problem was solved by taking the cut­ film method a step further by using a photo­ sensitive screen method.

quality movies from whatever source is available worldwide. In other words, if you want to see internat ional films, which are not shown at local theatres because of dis­ tribution co ntracts with Ho llywood, try the Gorge Cinema. The repertory theatre is an alternative to first-run movie houses. Specific-int res t films, such as "Carme n, " are played for short runs of two or three days. Almost al­ w,ayo , foreign films are heard in their orig­ inal language with sub-titles. Among the more popular films at this time, Bill tells me, are the Australian productions. The Gorge Ci nema has a second func­ tion in that it acts as a local movie theatre (complete with popcorn) on weekends. Matinees are available for children, and com mercial Hollywood films are shown but, unlik e other local theatres, Bill can pick and choose his commercial films so that on ly quality is offered. A recent innovation was a rousing suc­ cess. Bill fe atured two real oldies - black and white silent movies "G randma's Boy" with Haro ld Lloyd, made in 1922, and "Black Pirate" with Douglas Fairbanks, 1926. Along with the vintage movies, Bill imported sile nt-film piano accompanist Charles Hofmann , age 72, of Toronto Film Festival fame. The two movies were limited to single showings on the same day. In orderto be aware of upcoming films, the Gorge Cinema has made available a membership club for $6 a year. Membership benefits include: direct mail of film pro­ grams; a newsletter regarding the content of each film, and the reduction of admis­ sion price from $3.75 to $2.99. The address of the Gorge Cinema, which is open year-round, is 43 Mill Street, Elora, Ont. NOB ISO 0

New Possibilitie s The new inks presented new pos ­ sibilities as well as new problems. The most exciting to date introduces a fa ctor not pres­ ent in silkscreen before, the gestural drawing factor. It is now possible, it was dis covered in an enlightened moment, to draw directly onto the scree n. The re sult closely resembles the crayon work of a lithograph. The refined drawing quality now available opens up nearly limitless artistic possibilities. Professor Chu, who spent considerable time experimenting with the new inks dur­ ing his development semeste r last fall, in addition to pushing forward his re search on lithographic methods , is rightfully proud of the Department's ac hievement in serigraphy. He is quick to point out that the tireless work of technician Stuart Oxley, together with the patience of the students, made it all possible. 0



Department of Philosophy: Profes sor Hugo Meynell, Department of Religious Studies, Universi ty of Calgary, Alberta. March 3 to 7. Professor Kristen Shrader-Frechette, Department of Philosophy, University of Florida, March 23 to 29.

Department of Drama: Artist in Residence. Simon Johnstone, direc­ tor at Strattord 1985 . January 6 to the end of February. He will be directing a Sh ake­ spearian production. 0 21


College of Social Science Alumni Assoc. PEGAS·US

Editor: Dorothy Barnes, '78.


McGee, '81.


the President "Itwas a very good year" are words from a pop ul ar so ng. Yes, for your CSS Alumni Assoc iati on it was a good year. Membership in the Assoc iation's life membership pro­ gram increased by approximately 9 per cent. During that " good year" your Associa­ ti on sponsored a wine and cheese party for gradu atin g CSS students, and Alumni We ekend events including a pancake break­ fas t and a fam il y picnic. We also held di s­ cuss ions with many assoc iates regardin g the eva lu ation of the CSS B.A . degree. Close li aison with facul ty and students was main­ tained and ex tended. This yea r, we will continue to support these programs, and al so to develop new ones for our alumni . One of the exciting prospec ts we hope to develop is a sy m­ pos ium on a topi c of interest to CSS alu mn i. To continue these important programs we want and need your support, both morall y and fi nancially. We will continue to keep our member­ ship aware of the progress and development of these innovations, and the development of th e C SSA A, through both the Gu e lph Alumnus and separate newsletters. On behalf of your Board of Directors, I would like to in vite you to aid us in ou r worthy endeavo urs by joining the Coll ege of Soc ial Sc ience Alumni Association. Please use the printed application form below. Re­ member, our Association's newsletter is se nt to members onl y. 0 22

Our Urban Geographer

Elizabeth Bloomfield came to Guelph from New Zealand , when her husba nd Gerald to ok up an appo intm ent in the Department of Geograph y 17 years ago. A sessional lecturer with the Depallment of History, she is an urban geog rapher and has studied variou s aspects of urbani za ti on in New Zealand and th e Pac ific Islands. Ar riv in g in so uth e rn Ont ari o, th e Bloomfie lds were fasc inated by the many factories in the smaller cit ies, towns and even villages. In the geograp hy courses she taught as a sess ional lecturer at Guelph dur­ ing the yea rs 1969 to 1977, an increasing amount of attention was paid to the human geography and cultural landscape of south­ ern Ontario. In 1977 , Eli zabe th embarked on a doc­ toral program spec ializing in urb an history, a field of stu dy wh ich had just been boosted by the fi rst Canad ian confere nce on urban history orga ni zed at Guelph by Professor Gil Stelter. For her thes is research topic, EI iz­ abe th c hose th e urb an deve lo pment of Kitchene r Wcrlin until 1916) and Waterloo between 1870 and 1930. She di scovered th at Berlin/Kitchener had been the fas test growing industrial town in so ut he rn Ontari o dur ing this period, ris­ in g from 50th in va lue of industrial produc­ ti on in 1870 to 8th in 1900 and 5th in 1930. Berlin's busin ess and community elite had promoted a deliberate "industrial policy" from the 1870s , by encouraging manufac­ turers with cash bonu se s and tax exemp­ tions. Since completin g her Ph. D. thesis in 198 1, Elizabeth Bl oomfie ld has pursued her research interest in more ge nera l questions of urba n-industri al development in southern Ontario. Most of thi s research has been con­ ducted as a " pri vate scho lar", but Elizabeth

Urban/industrial growth re­ searchers . Ito r, standing. Peter Mc­ Caskell, M.Sc. '78, Dr. Elizabeth Bloomfie ld , Ph.D. , 81; Dr. Gerald Bloomfield and, seated , Janine Grant , ' 83.

he ld a postdoctoral fellow ship from th e Social Sciences and Humanities Research Counc il of Canada (SSHRCC), in the De­ partment of His to ry at Gue lp h fo r two yea rs. She al so rece ived grants fro m the Histo rica l Atlas of Canada Project (Uni ve rsit y of Toronto) to support her co mparati ve work on urb an-indu stri al growth processes in southern Ontari o. In Ap ril , 1985, she was awa rded a SSHRCC grant of nearl y $26,000 to com­ puterize th e 187 1 ma nu script cens us of in­ dustriaJ establishme nts in 140 urban places, a uniquely valuable so urce. While thi s was a "Private Scholar" award, the project is shel­ tered by the Departm ent of Geogra ph y by virtue of Gerald Bloomfie ld's role as co­ investigator. Elizabeth and Gerald Bloo mfield share a major co nce rn fo r th e well- be ing of Ontario's auti stic children and you ng adults and their families. Their so n Andrew was diagnosed in 1972 as suffering from auti sm , a severe developmental disabili ty in com­ municatio n and soc ialization. Gerald has served on the board of di­ rectors of th e Ontario Soc iety for Autisti c Children since its form ati on in 1973, and has been president for th e past two yea rs. Eli z­ abeth was in stru ment al in orga ni zin g the Well ington Cou nty chapter nearl y te n years ago and is ac ti ve in advocacy and the admin­ istra tion of summer and rel ief programs , which employ Guelph stu de nt s in psychol­ ogy and child studies. The Bloo mfi elds , on behalf of the So­ ciety, have Ju st publi shed a unique reference work, Annotut ed B ib liog raphy of Au/ism, 1943 -1983 co mpil ed by Department of Fam­ ily Studi es professor Andor Tari, with a fo reword by Department of Psyc hology pro­ fessor Victor Lotter. lh is work is already attrac ting attenti on all ove r the world. 0

A Leap to Success

Grant L~, '73 , M.A. ' 78, failed to com­ plete grade 13, and when thi s happened he gave up all hope of fulfilling his dream of graduating from the Univers ity of G uelph. In 1967. he left his home town of Fer­ gus to travel through Canada, the U S., and En gland. Between travelling times he worked as a farm labourer and in an iron foundry. Though hesitant, in 1969 Grant still had the desire to continue his education and he sat the entrance examinations to G uelph under the mature student program . How­ ever. Grant's hopes of acceptance were not high, and before the results were out he was once more off on hi s travels. Imagine his surprise when he received word that he had passed the exam and was invited to join the B.A. Program. Without hesitation, he returned to Ontario to com­ mence studies and to change hi s whole life­ sty le. In 1971 Grant married Mabini, whom he had known since 1969, and who had been instrumental in encouraging him to return to the academic world. Grant's first goal, an undergraduate degree in geography, was achieved in 1973. During these three years he commuted to Guelph to study, held a part-time job and took on the role of hus­ band and father. You mi ght think that Grant was ready to rest on hi s laurels at this point , but not Grant. He had enjoyed his day s at Guelph and had developed a strong sense of respon­ s ibility. He had graduated from the newly

College of Biological Science Alumni Assoc. BIO-ALUMNI NEWS


Marie (Boissonneault) Rush, 'SO.

for marketing profess ional services; the Halton Hi ll s Committee of Adjustment; the Il aiton chapter of the Urban Deve lopme nt Institute; and is treasurer for the CSSAA . Wh ile it's said, " He who he s itates is lost," this did not happen for Grant. He hesitated, th en looked at options and leaped - to success. 0

Wyborn House In carly

Grant Lee. '73.

formed College of Social Science and had become involved in the fledgling CSS Alumni Association. He became a member of the founding board of directors and has since been activel y involved with the Asso­ ciation as treasurer. Following a prolonged period of unem­ ployment, Mabini persuaded and encour­ aged Grant to return to his studies, which he did, after facing more difficulties with quali­ fication s and finan ces. Neverthe less , Grant obtained a Master's degree in geography in 1978, and was successful in obtaining a planning and marketing position with the Proctor Redfern group. He currently hold s the position of marketing co-ordinator and is respon sible for the marketing program. Grant's growing confidence in hi s abil­ ities have led him to offer his services in man y areas. You might say he's paying his dues by serving on many boards, suc h as the Toronto chapter of the U.S.-based society

CBSAA Barbecue A nother year has swept by and all we're left with are a few extra pounds and a lot of good memories. One of those good memorie s focuses on the CBSAA alumni Rockwood barbecue - Alumni Weekend '85. As in previous years during Alumni Weekend, a hard-core group of alumni gathered together for a weekend of fun. As hal f of the barbec ue team , I can truly say that the steaks and bun s hit the spot, several times in fact. The main event of the day was the cat­ fish-catching contest. The catfish were ex­ cited into a fren zy the moment the lines arched over the st ill pond. The outstanding

November, a referendum

was held by the College of Social

Sci e n ce Student Gov ern ment

(CSSSG) in order to obtain permi s­

s ion from the student s of the College

to se ll Wyborn Hou se. The results

were as follows:

Total votes cast 371

Total "yes" . .. .... 235

Total "no" ... . ... 99

Tolal spoiled .. .... 37

Plans are now under way to sell

Wyborn House. It is listed with E.E.

Bennett Rea l Estate Ltd., Wiarton,

Ontario. The li sted price is $39,900 .

Wyborn House was purchased

by the CSSSG in 1972 for $13,000.

The house was to act as a place where

groups could go on retreats and plan

their acti vities for the year, and for the

recreation of Social Science students.

Wyborn Hou se is located just south

of Wiarton, a 21/~- hour dri ve north of


field of contestants included two fish doctors. After a gruelling three hours of fishing,

the winners were named . Cam Portl, '77,

and Mike PorU for the most catfish caught;

Keith HarriS, '76, and Joe Harris for the

largest catfish caught; Clrris Wren, '77,

and Hillary Wren for the larges t number of

aqua spec ies landed. (A lthough Doug

Holdway, '76, had a mediocre catch, he

made a good showi ng at the supper table.)

What I'm leading up to (in my own

devious way) is to give you an early warning

s ignal for Alumni Weekend '86, June 20-22 , when, once again, we'll be makin g lots of smoke and barbecueing lots of good food for CBS alumni. Mark your calendars now I Plan to be there l Details will follow. 0

8. Keith Harris, B.Sc. '76 Director, C BSAA 23


President's Message

Dave Airdrie, '82.

As president of the CBS Alumni Associa­ tion, I believe that the best way for us to get feedback from you is to inform you, when­ ever possible, about our activities. Thi s forum seems to be the ideal place to begin, and I hope that you agree. One of our major concerns has been the lack of communication between the CBSAA and undergraduates. Many of you probably had little or no contact with the CBSAA during your undergrad years, and we feel that it's a necessary step in enhancing knowledge of the Assoc iation. Furthermore, we hope to become more involved with the undergraduate annual Careers Night and, possibly, other events. A committee has been set up to an'ange a reunion for 10th anniversary graduates. Class of '76 grads will be contacted for a possi ble reunion at Alumni Weekend, '86, June 20-22. Anyone from this class inter­ ested in helpi ng out would be welcome. If you're interested, please contact us through the Alumni Affairs office, (519) 824-4120. Congratulations to Kevin Cockell, B.Sc. '83, for winning the $1,000 CBSAA graduate scho larship for 1985. This is the second award Kevin has won from us. He was the recipient of an undergraduate scholarship. Finally, thanks to all of you who be­ came Association members before Sep­ tember '85. As a result, we now have over 800 members, or 30 per cent of know n CBS al umni. Your participation will help us to continue current activities and possibly take on new projects. The CBS AA is relatively young ­ yet becoming very active and well organized. Members of our Board of Directors put many hours into variou s projects, volun­ taril y, for you. We need your participation to make it all worthwhile.lfyou can help us, or see a need that should be addressed, drop us a line. We're interested. 0 24

Wddlife Museum Growing

F or most of the last ten years, Wayne King has worked in the Department of Zoology at Guelph as a wildlife technician. HIS duties have included laboratory and field course in­ struction, setting up displays and making presentations to the ge neral public visiting the Department on tours. The most important part of his job, though, has been to create a first-class wild­ life museum for use by faculty, staff and students in teach ing labs. However, his job was reclassified in 1981 and he became full­ time curator of the museum. It took perseverance, patien ce, good business sense and lots of hustle on Wayne's part to build the museum from a small teac h­ ing collection into what it is today Although small compared to many mu­ seu ms, the Department of Zoology wildlife museum has approximately 5,000 speci­ mens of birds and mammals and has an esti­ mated value of over $250,000. The museum has received recognition from institutions outside of Canada, and Wayne has received requests from several museums in the United States for loaner specimens. The process of development has been a slow one but that can be expected for a museum that is a one-man shop. "I have to work in stages" explains Wayne . "After deciding the job I'll do next, whether it's preparing study ski ns for the freeze drier or a skeletal mount for the ornithology course, I work on as many specimens as ] can for a period of time before starting into another project which already seems overdue. This ensures quantity as well as quality." It can take from weeks to months to properly pre­ pare a large skeleton. Organizations including the Royal Ontario Museum, the Metro Toronto Zoo, the African Lion Safari and the Ontario Vet­ erinary College have assisted in adding a number of quality specimens to the collec­ tion. Often, when an animal dies at a zoo or wildlife park, Wayne is offered the remains for the museum collection. If desired, the

Wayne King, Zoology museum curalor, Wilh one of his constmerions.

spec imen is picked up as soon as possible. This working relationship has resulted in the addition of an ostrich, an emu, and a cheetah. These have become very valuable to faculty and students. The collection in­ cludes a com plete giraffe skeleton (14 feet tall) which, unfortunately, has to remain un­ assembled due to space requirements. In the not too distant future, it's hoped that the museum will acquire the additional space needed so that many more valuable specimens can be displayed for instructor and student use. Way ne assures us that he presently has enough spec imens to work on for the next few years even if he stopped collecting today. 0 Note: Anotherfascinating museum a ll cam ­ pus, the Anatomy Resource Centre in the Ontario Ve terinary College, is headed by Dr. Vicki de Kleer, ove '56, This museum contains skeletal preparations of domestic (including a teaching collection of skulls of purebred dogs) and wild mammals and birds of North America, as well as more exotic forms from Africa and Australia in­ cluding apes and monkeys.

THE COLLEGE OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION Cordially Invites You To The Association's Annual General Meeting College Royal Weekend Saturday, March 8 at 11:00 a.m. Room 441, University Centre Luncheon Follows

Ontario Agricultural College Alumni Assoc. OAC ALUMNI NEWS

Surrogate Sow Available Soon By Ann Middleton, Information Services



Dr. Harvey W. Caldwell, '51.

"Stone" Has Returned To Roost Dear Alumni: Som e 56 years ago, in October, 1929, th e originaL Frederick W. Stone farm house, Moreton Lodge, with its adjoining dor­ mitory wings and known as the OAC OLd Residence, was torn down to make way for the new OAC Administration Buildin g and Residence now known as Johnston Hall. President Dr. George Christie, a good friend of my father, Ernie Hales, want ed to get rid of some of the Old Residence stones and my father needed CUI stones to build a foundation for his new barn on Acme Farm , a half-miLe south of the Co llege. These hand-cUi stones, with the touch of a Scotch mason, were used to build one of the finest barn foundations in all of Ontario. As the last member of the Hales family to own the now subdivided Acme Farm , i realize th e sentimental value of these stones. The developer gave, the Alumni received, and these historical ,Hones, aboUi 200 of them, varying in size from 8" x 6" x 6" to 24" X 8" X 6", are now carefully stored at the University of Guelph. What is needed is some good ideas. What can be buiLt with these sacred stones? Th e University isfortunate to get th em back. Perhaps something could be built on cam­ pus ofa lasting nalLlre that would be a credit to our founding alumni . Ma y we hear from you.? Alf Haies, '34, 12 Wolfond Crescent Guelph, Ontario NIG 2B7

surrogate sow developed at the Uni ver­ sity of Guelph and being marketed by Farm­ atic, a Canadi an farm equ ipment firm, will soo n be available to farmers to save piglets that would otherwise die. The mac hine is th e brain c hild of Depa rtment of Animal and Poultry Sc ience professor Frank Hurnik, Ph.D. '7J, and was designed by Don Gordon, co-ordinator of the University's Schoo l of Eng ineering Research and Development Laboratory. Farmatic president Eric Jarmain ex.­ plains that attempts have bee n made to de­ ve lop an artificial sow in the past, but there had been limited success. " This model has a number of uniqu e features developed by Frank Hurnik," he says. The animals are fed from birth to wean­ ing at three to fou r weeks by the machine. These are pi glets that may be runts, or re­ jected by motht;rs with in sufficie nt milk. They s hare a pen with th eir mechanical mother, and don't seem to mind her stainless stee l Aank s. The milk, carefully formulated to the animals' stage of devel opment, is de­ livered to the pigs throu gh rubber nipples, Ju st like the ones on bab y bottles The whole operation is co ntrolled by the farmer on a microcomputer that tai lors th e amo unt of milk, length of feed and spac­ Ing betwee n feeds to the age of the animals. Over several years, the mach ine has been refined from an oc topu s-like apparatus ca­ pable of feeding four litters to a portab le " moth er" for eight piglets. As a re su lt of thi s innovation, feeding

time in the pig pen has come a long way fro m Old MacDonald's Farm. The modern sce ne is more like thi s Eight baby pigs drowse in a corner of their pen under the caress of a hea t lamp. The lamp goes off. Porcine "music" begins to play - sou nds of motherly grunts and squeals that lure th e animals over to the feed er whe re other heat lamps have switc hed on invitingly. Eac h piglet nuzzles up to a favorite nipple, happt/y sucking. At the end of feeding time, the music sw itches off, the heat lamps dim, the milk Aow dries up and the lamps switch on in the sleeping co mer. The piglets toddle away repl ete. Susan De Boer, '81, who is com plet­ ing her Mas ter of Science degree on re­ sea rch related to th e su rrogate sow, says that she was somewhat su rpri sed to discover that many piglets prefer the artificial mother. In an ex. periment where piglets were put in a pen with an artifi cial pig and a real mothe r pig, Susan di scovered th at 40 per ce nt of the babies prefelTed the surroga te. " I co ncluded techno logy can compete successfull y with nature if it's designed correctly," she ob­ serves. An other gradu ate student , Dr. Nora Lewis, CBS '76, M.Sc. '79, now a facu lty member at the Un iversity of Saskatchewan, did her Ph.D . '83 research on the su rrogate sow. Farmatic, Canada's leading manufac­ turers of on-farm feed processing sys te ms, will show th e new machine at fa rm shows this year. Meanwhile the Unive rsity is look­ ing into patenting the apparatus. 0

Post-Mortem - Nigeria Style

Dear Alumni: James Herriot has wrillen many delightful /ales of his ve terinary experiences in the Yorkshire dales - of midnight calvin gs , prolapsed uteri , mad dogs etc. - usually tales which end happily ever after. Here all th e Nigerian dales, th e sub-Sahara desert, the animals beha ve milch the same; they eat dawa (gllinea corn) , th ey drink ruwa (water), they sleep and they get sick -that's where the difference exists. Th ey don 't get Canadian diseases, they get tropical diseases - rinderp est , streptothricosis, bovine malignallt catarrh - the list sometimes seems endless und the tales don't always end happily ever after. It wouldn't be so bad If medical supplies were

always readily available, bill at times there are no antibiotics and then you're helpless, knowing what should be done yet unable to do anythin f? Several weeks af?o we had a suspected outbreak of rinderpest on the farm which resu lted in the natural death of eight animals and the necessary culling of two others. With the veterinary officer away on holidays and no other vet left to rep lace him, itook it upon myself to do a post-mortem on three of the dead allimals . As b{/d luck would have it, th ese deaths occurred late Friday night, so by Saturday morning the mrcasses were well stiffened and carrying that odour that only dead ani­ contd. on p26. 25


mals can wear (Chann el No. 47, f think, is the reference number). Being somewhat short-slajJed on \veekends, f decided 10 con­ dUel these post -mortems single -handed. After gathering up my post -m ortem kit; bucket of water, one small towel, my Swiss Army knife and one hacksaw blade, f marched off to the callie graveyard. As f squnfled on my haunches, hal­ anced against one of th e deceased cows, trying to gouge my way Ihrough the inch­ thick hide of its neighbour, a depressing thought came to my mind: f'm not a vet ­ erinarian and having only seen three post­ mortems performed in my emire school career, f probably wouldn' t recognize an inflamed spleen from a normal one. A while later, after glan cing at my watch and seeing that I'd been hacking away at this carcass for over two hours with

only a five-inch triangl e carved out of its flank, it began to dawn on me thaI perhap s a Swiss Army knife was 1101 th e besttoolforrhe job, and neilher ;),(15 th e hacksaw blade us il lacked atrame 10 hold il. As my head began spinning wilh Ihe 4rC heat ofthe day, it occurred 10 me Ihal f could easily pass OUI with hear slroke al on)' minute belween Ihese two dead cows and no one would come looking for me. Then our Macdougall clan mafia came 10 mind: "Vic­ tory or D eath" - so f plugged on. By afternoon sallah (prayers) lfinal/y had Ih e "specimens" thar f wantedfor laho­ rawry examin at ion - (/ section of liiJio hone, a seClion ofintestine, a section ofliver and a seerion ofilln g. f wearily trudg ed hack 10 my fridgel ess home and quickly popped my specimens into tiny bOllles, wilh alcohol to preserve them !/Iuil Monda)' when the

Com Yields Can Be Doubled

T he Uni versity of Guelph has come up with a meth od that takes some of the guesswork out of predic tin g corn yields. The method, the brainchild of Prores­

sor Thys Tollenaar, Ph.D. '76, Depart­ ment of Crop Science , is to feed a micro­ computer with selected data gathered from ten locations across O ntario and one in Manitoba. After running thi s information through a large number of mathematical equations. an esti­ mated yield can be arrived at. Dr. To ll enaar's com yield predictor is upd ated weekly a nd conta ins three general informa tio n grou ps. The first g roup of infor­ mation contain s the average corn yield and average climatic informa tion for a previous ten- year period. The second group of information in the predictor JS measurements of climate and crop data for the current growing season. Thi s comes from stations in Harrow. Ridge town, Mount Brydges. Staffa, Wood­ stoc k, Palmerston, Elora, C ambridge, An ­ caster, Ottawa, and Brandon. Manitoba. The third group of information predicts how much the corn crop should yield at harvest time. l 11is includes leaf area index measurements and crop dry-weight predic­ tions. The project is funded solely by the De­ partment of Crop Science and has both lon g­ and s hort-te rm goals. The long- tefln goal is to stud y the co rn crop as a grow ing system, and find out where its weak points are and how vario us g rowin g components relate. This informa-


offices in Kana would be open. When I reached th e diagnostic labora ­ lory early Monday morning and proudly handed over my specim ens 10 the docror ill charge. he looked 01 Ih e degeneraled masses offlesh in Ihe bOil II's and promptly told his assistant 10 get rid of them. Only by biting my lower lip did f keep myself from thro/lling the man. Life's like Ihot. Leslie Macdougall , B.Se.(Agr.) '82 Livestock Officel; CUSO. Tiga LIBC, Tiga , Kano State, N ip,eria. Since writing this leller, Leslie returned to Canada, was married to Peter Ball, and, wilh her husband, has returned to Nigeria. Besl wishes Leslie and Peler.

" but we don't have a clue as to what the reaso n is The sho rt-term goal of the project is more directly related to current fa rm use. He sees its predictio ns as useful to a farmer 's marketin g strategy. D r. Tollenaar's predictions can be used by a farmer to determi ne how the com crop is shaping up around the province_ It also' gives the famle r a handle on what yield is expected in hi s area. Th is info rmation e nables farmers to make better decisions on marketi ng by knowing wh at they may be up against in the marketplace. It also can help them make sure they don't ovc rpredict their crop yield and pU l too muc h on a future contract. The project is in its second year of operation. Professor ToJienaar says the esti­ mates are very close to actual yields and are acc urate as lon g as the weather isn't exce p­ tion al. 0

Dr. Thys Tollenaar, '76. Department of Crop Science.

tion will in tum be handed over to corn breeders and production people. The main focus of the long-term goal is to increase corn yields. Yields can be dou­ bled in field-grown corn if the right informa­ t ion can be discovered abou t a corn cro p's weak points. Dr. Tollenaar points out that there are a number of things about which we don't know spec ific details in relationship to cro p growin g. One such exa mple is the effect so il stru c ture has on the growth of a pl ant. " We know it has a tremendou s effect." he says,

Good Show A

team of four OAC B .Sc. (A gr.) stud ents represented the U niversity at an inter­ collegiate dairy cattle judging contest a t Eastern States E xposition, West Springfield. Mass. In Judging five breeds of da iry cattle. th e tea m placed first in Jerseys and sixth overall among II entries. Team members were Doug Karn , Neil McCutcheon, Paul Velthuis and Henry Verhoog. all me mbers ofOAC '86. Their coach was Professor Don Grieve, '55, De partment of Animal and Poultry Science. 0



D oes anyone remember the old" Victory" chair that for many years graced the Massey Library') After several years in storage this solid piece of Victoriana has been du sted and polished and resides in sq uat splendour in the Ma cdonald Stewart Room at the McLaughl in Li brary. The curious are informed by a bra,s plaque that this is a " Queen Victoria Jubilee Chair, made of oak fro m H. M .S. "Victory," presented by the late James Jan Way, OAC '20, to the O ntario Agricultural College. " Apparently Ian Way purchased the chair from an auction in 1953 and donated it to the College the same year - appropri-

Lane Award to Martin

Professor Larry .I. Martin was awarded the Stewart Lane Commemorative Award for 1985. Established in 198 3 in honour of Professor Stewart Lane, who retired afte r 37 years with the School of Agricu ltural Eco­ nomics and Extension Education (S AEEE ), donations now prov ide for an annual award of ab ou t $2,000. The awa rd is bestowed o n a faculty member in the Department of Agricultural Econ omics and Business for o utstanding contributions benefiting the agricultural community. Criteria include effe cti ve ness in teaching and the ability to conceptualize and apply new extension and teaching method s. Dr. Martin came to Guelph in 1972, beco m ing a full professor in SAEEE in 1983 . He teaches bot h undergraduate and graduate courses , and was involved in re­ organi zing the undergraduate major. He was honorary president, OAC C lass of ' 83. I-Ie is a member of two national co m­ mittees, and one provincial committee con­ cerned with agriculture and economics, and is also an adviser to three provincial com­ modity committees. Dr. Martin sa id he is "very honoured to recei ve the award; it's an indication that my work is recog nized and apprec iated." The award wil.l further his current research, which focuses on the problems a nd strat-

Stewart Lane, left , and Professor Lar­ ry Marl in, Sch ool of Agricultural Economics and Extension Education . egics of ma rketing, and the impact of vari­ ous government policie s on li ve tock produce rs.

OAC Dean Freeman McEwen chai red the selection committee, which in­ cluded Elmer Menzie, chairman of Agri­ cultural Economics and Business, as well as government and industry represent ati ves. Stewart Lane prese nted the award certificate to Dr. M artin at the annual 1.S . Mc Lean Memorial Lecture. 0

OAC Alumni Foundation Awards OAC's "Victory" chair.

atel y enough , the year of Q ueen ElIzabeth 's coronation. The chair was originally purchased in 1899 by Stansfield G reenwood, of Peter­ borough , on a trip to London, England. [t was inherited by his daughter, whose mar­ ried name was Killaly, from who se home it was eve ntually auctioned. llle chair ha s e laborate carvings in­ cluding the royal monogram " VR " on the back with laurel leaves surrounding the year 1837, Q uee n Victoria's asc ensio n to the throne, and 1897, the 60th yea r of her reign. The H. M .S. "Victory" was Lord Nelson's flagship on which the famou s admiral died in 1805 during the Ba ttle of Trafalgar. And, by the way, docs anyone know any­ thing about a large bra,s be l! made in 1909 in Chavornay (sic), France, and e ngraved with Antmo (sic) Agricultural College? 0

Gordon Nixon, '37, chairmllll, OAC Alumni Foundlllio/1, second from lefl, front row, with slud!'/lIS who were each awarded Foundalion enlwnce scholarships valued at $2,400. Blick row, 110 r: Jim Vrolyk, Ruhen Woods, Arnold Mosterr, Christoph er Gillard al1l1 Ralph SprenKer. Centre row. Christopher Gheysen, Rene Vanacker, Paul Haig and Jam es Hous e. From row: Kirsten Bell, Lynn McLauKhlin and Anne Joselin. 27

Grad News Grad News Grad News Grad News


Horace "Shorty" Whillans, OAC '21, and his wife, Thelma, can be reached at 1363, Chattaway Avenue, Ottawa, Ont KIH 7S2.


Hugh Elliott, OAC '23, is still en­ joying retirement He and his wife, Irene, are locataed at R.R . #2, Cambridge. '24JoDathan " J.B." Nelson, OAC '24, retired from the Ontario De­ partment of Agriculture in 1964. He and his wife, Edna, reside in Guelph at 36 Ken­ sington St Their daughter, Janet Nelson, OAC '69 and Ph. D. '76, is a nutritionist with Elanco, London, Ont


Jim Baker, OAC ' 28 , is retired but still very active. He's one of the live-wires involved as dedicataed volunteers with the U of G Alumni Association 's Alumni-in-Action Group.


Gordon Wright, OAC '33, and his wife, Ruth (Baker), Mac '37, can be reached at Box 806, Alliston, Ont. LOM lAO. They are bu sily involved in planning the Alumni Florida Reunion for March 5, 1986.


Roy "Doc" Sinclair, OAC '36 and '39, is enjoying retirement at 204-405 Waverly St., Th under Bay.


AI Bennett, OAC '38, a chemical

engineer, is sel f employed as a con­

sultant. His firm, Alan Bennett and Associ­

ates , Oakville, provides expertise in the

petroleum and chemical applications field.

Harold "Kitch" Kitching, OAC '38, is president of Terranmec Services Int. Ltd., Moffat. He and his son, John, ' 57, are farm equipment importers and consultants for land development


Rober t "S mile r" Robertson, OAC '44 , has retired - in a sense. His years as a high school teacher are behind him and he's now raising beef on R.R. #3 , Rockwood .


Larry Dunlop, OAC '55A , is a district manager with Ral ston Purina Canada Inc ., Woodstock. Hi s home address is R. R. #~, Wa\laceburg. Harry Nash , OAC '55, is the proprietor of Mr. Music Box, P.o. Box 61, 207, Queen's Quay West, Toronto. 28

Mary (Fraser) Le.'lch, FACS '55 , is a res­ taurant owner in Kings ville.

Doug Sargeant, OAC '67, is Pastor of the Liberty Baptist Church, Thornhill.



Jack "Sarge" Sargent, OAC '58 and '62 , tells us he's the president of John S. Sargent Ltd. Inc., 4959 Olson Memorial Highway, Golden Valley, Min­ nesota, U.S. A. 55422. (What's your line of business Sarge? Ed.) William Van Kinkel, OAC '58, is a pri­ mary product s inspector with Agriculture Canada, Guelph.


Nick Davison, OAC '60A, is the chairman of Torsay Turkeys Ltd ., Compton Holt, Marldon, Nr. Paignton , Dev­ on , England TQ3 ITA. Patrick "Sam" Mellon, OAC '60A , is the owner of P.M . Farms (Quebec) golf course consultants. His address is 5760 Monk­ land Avenue, Montreal, Quebec.


Don Ward, OAC '61 , is an instruc­ tor at The Southern Alberta In stitute of Technology, Calgary, Alta. I-Ie and his wife, Fern (Read), Mac '60, can be con­ tacted via General Delivery, Millarville, Alta. TOL IKO.


Bill Baxter, OAC '62, and his wife Carol (Fitches), Mac '62, live in Lindsay. Bill is a farm management spe­ cialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agri­ culture and Food.


George M usgrove, OAC '63, is with the Canadian Embass y in Rome, Italy. He tells us he is a minister­ counsellor.


Jim MacMiUan, OAC '64, and his wife, Joan (Bradford), Mac '64 , live in Winni peg, Man. Jim is chairman, DepaI1ment of Agricultural Economics , University of Manitoba.


Randal "Roy" Froebelius, OAC '65A , is president of Smith Labo­ ratory Services, Toronto.


John Elder, OAC '66A , is a sales representative with Huron Tractors Ltd. , Exeter.


Christopher Hume, OAC '67, is

the director of business develop­

ment, O. Germany, Inc. , Troy, Mich. , U.S.A.

Don Richards, OAC '68A, is as­ sistant manager, Chas. Richards and Sons Ltd., Stouffville. John Young , CSS '68, works for the depaI1­ ment of justice, Government of Quebec. He and his wife, Renee, live in Sainte-Foy. "Zook" Zucchiatti, CPS '68, is practising dentistry in Terrace, B.C. He tells us that hi s hobbie s include Chito Ryu Karate, deep-sea fi shing, open-water diving, water polo, hunt­ ing and gardening. He is planning a trip to Japan thi s year. (Let's know your impres­ sion s Zook. Ed.)


Gordon Pyzer, CSS '69 and '71, is a Northern Ontario Policy Officer with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Re­ sources , Thunder Bay. His wife is Lynda (Kyte), CSS '80 . Aija (Sa lnajs ) Shakes, CSS ' 69, is a teacher with the Toronto Board of Educa­ tion. She and her husband, Allan, live in Toronto. AI Stewart, OAC '69, is a deputy regional director, Ministry of Natural Resources, London,Ont. Eddie Taylor, CSS '69, is a teacher at Dawson College, Montreal, Que.

G, Katherine (Taylor) Young, CSS '69, and '70 , lives in Sombra, with husband Gerald , OAC '70. Katherine is the mother of three, Trina, 7 , Colin , S, and Kyle, 3. Rai sing her family is the focus of her activities.


Eli zabeth "Elly" (van Zoeken) Bowen, CSS '70, is an employ­ ment representative with Maritime Tel. and Te l. Co. , Ltd., Ha lifax. , N.S. She and hus­ band, William Bowen, CSS '71 and '7 3, live in Halifax. . Linda (Nolson) Cameron , CSS '70, IS a teacher/con sultant with the Scarborough Board of Educati on. She and her hu sband, Bruce, Jive in Unionville. Bob Escb, CPS '70 , is now working as an education officer for the Ministry of Educa­ tion, London, Ont. , but has taken up resi­ dence at R.R. #6 , Guelph.

Blain Horsley, CSS '70, is head, Geogra­ phy Department, Agincourt Collegiate. He and hi s wife, Marjorie (Mair), Arts '70, live in Toronto.

Pat (MacPherson) Jack, C SS ' 70 , is a qualified teac her although not presently working. She lives in Eng land where hus­ band, Michael, OAC '70, is with the Com­ monwealth De velopm e nt Corporation, London. Peter Mosher, OAC Ph.D. '70, IS direct o r, Bureau of Agricultural Production, Depart­ ment of Agriculture, Augusta, Maine, U.s. A. Gladys (Lichtenberger) Schoenwald , CS S '70, is a core French teacher with the Niagara South Board of Education. She lives in Fort Eric.

Bill "Sly" Schleihauf, CSS '72, is a teacher with the Elgin County Board of Edu­ cation, St. Thomas. L aila (Sirman) Taber, CSS '72, is an ed u­ cation officer with the Ministry of Educa­ tion, Nepea n. She lives in Ottawa. Ann (Ellis) Thompson, C SS '72, is a crisis worker with the City of a lgary Police Ser­ vice. She and hu sband, Richard, OAC '79, live in C algary. Alan Vaughan , OAC BLA '72, is e mployed with the Government of the No rthwest Ter­ ritories , and is deputy commissioner, NWT pavilion, Expo '86. He and his wife , Eliz­ abeth , live in North Vancouver, B.C.


Bernadette (Kilcoyne) Wainwright, CSS '70, is a social worker at University Hospi­ tal, London , Ont. She and hu sband, Paul , live in London.

Mary (Turk) Baker, CSS '73 , is an instructor, Hospital Educational Services, St. Joseph 's Hospital, London, Ont. She lives in Lucan and te lls her hobbies include house building, ha ndicrafts , reading and gardening.

Margaret (Watson ) Willis, FACS '70 , IS an instructor with Sheridan College, Brampton.

Sheridan "Sheri" (Macdonald ) Barker, CSS '73, is an employment sta ndards of. ficer with the Ministry of Labo ur, Kitchener.


Barendregt, OAC '7 IA, is president, S undown Farm s Ltd.,

Union. Doug MacKay, CSS '71 , is a pro bation officer with the Ministry of Community and Social Services, London , Ont. He and wife, Judy (Patterson), CSS '71. live in London. Ronald A. Martin, CPS M.Sc . '71. is man­ age r of Cellular Tox icology for Parke-Davis Research Institute, Mississauga. Bob McKay, CSS '7 1, is a teacher with the Halton Board of Education. He and wife, Monica, live in Acton.


Heather Baylis, OAC '72, is a senior analyst with Imper ial To­ bacco Ltd., Mo ntreal , Que. Lorraine " Inky" Ceccheto, C SS '72, is a social worker at McMaster University Med i­ cal Centre, Hamilton . Wayne Cross, CSS '72, is a vice- principal with the C ity of York Board of Education. Susan (Stojanovic ) Glenn, FACS '72 , is an admini strative assistant with Me mco Inc., Unionvill e. Barry Radford, CSS '72. is a co mmuni ca­ tions planner with the Ontari o M inistry of Natural Resources, Toront o.

Joyce (Capperaud) Bauer, SS ' 73, is an A .C.T. program direct or with the reg; o nal municipality of Ottawa-Carlton. Hu sband, John, CSS '73 , is an investigat or for the Solic itor General, Ottawa.

Anne (Nood ) Wild, CSS '73, lives in Rich­ mond, B .C. with husband James.


Doug Archer, CPS '74, Scar­ borough, is quality control man­ ager with Nabi sco Brand Ltd. Marena "May" II ill Bartos, CS S ' 74, is a bookkeeper for Gifford Realty Inc., Nor­ folk, Va., U.S .A May and hu sb and , David, live in Virgi nia Beac h, Va. Phil Bender, OAC '74, and M.Sc . '85, Rural Exte nsion Studies, has returned to Santa Cruz, Bolivia, with his family for a five-ye ar mral development assignment ­ with the Mennonite Central Committee. Donna Lawrence, CSS '74, is a teacher for the visually impaired, School District #27 , Williams Lake, B.C. David MacLean, CSS '74, is a n assist ant manager with Petro-Canada, Toronto. David is married and lives with hi s wife, Iris , in Markham. Juanita Olsen-Glover, CS S '74 , is director of the Boys' and G irl s' Clubs of Edmonton. partne rs program . Her husband is Donald Glover, OAC '75 . Karen (Alderson) Rutledge, FACS '74, is a teacher with the Lambton Co unty Board of Educatio n, Sarnia.


Nancy (Clark ) Allison, CSS '73, is a teache r with the Durham Board of Edu ca­ tion, Oshawa.

David Dow, OAC ' 75 Eng., is an area service manager with John Deere Ltd ., Grimsby.

Ron Green, OAC '73 , is employed as a water resources engineer with Indian and Northern Affairs Ca nada, Vancouver, B.

Jackie (Lemon) Gidnet, C SS '75, is a psy­ chometrist with the Halton separate school board, Burlington.

Edward Wayne Hall, CSS '73 , is head teacher with the Waterloo County Board of Education, Human Resources. He and his wife, Rosie (Torres), CSS '77, live in Kit c hener. Rose is a human resources teacher with the Waterloo Co unty Boa rd of Education.

Denyse (Gilmour ) Gillies , C SS '75. is owner of J B. R. C an ada Ltd. , Cal gary, Alt a. Grant Vernon Gooding, C SS '75, is a landscape as s ist ant at Tuitman's G arden Centre, Acton . G rant and wife, Marilyn (McNabb), OAC ' 83, live in M ilton.

Herbert Huffman , CS S '73, is a practising lawyer with t he firm of Brechin and Huffman, Hamilton. Since gradua ting from Guelph he has trave lled in England, Ger­ many, Ital y and Holland.

Laura (Petersen) Head, C SS '75, live s in Surrey, B.C.

Glen Kyle, CSS '73, is a tative for Paul Reve re Life Calgary, Alta. He received the University of the West

Heather Kyle-Wheeler, C SS '75, is a youth worker with Frontenac Youth Service, Os hawa. She lives in Port Hope. She has an interesting history of trave l since gradua­ tion. Two years, 1977-79, were spe nt in Is­ rael, the fir st year on a kibbut z in a Hebrew study/work program . In 1980-8 1 she was in cun/d. over

sales represe n­ Insurance Co. , an M.Sc. from Indies in 1975.

Pat Maloney, CSS '73 , is president of O. and I. Sports Inc. , Brampton.

Kevin Kennedy, CSS '75, is re g io nal man­ ager for Labatts, Waterloo.


Greece. She was a volunteer for Youth With A M iss ion on a I 60-passenger Re lief Minis­ try ship. She was in S weden and Holland in 1981 and, by 1984, she was married and working in E ngland. In O ctober' 84 Heather e nded her seven-year absence and returned to C anada.

Rod Woods, CSS '76, is manager, servi ce

Brian Lawrence, C SS '78, is staff accoun­

performance e va lu a ti o n , Canada Post , Windsor.

tan t with Hid e Houghton, Chartered Ac­ countants, London, Ont. H e and wife, Nancy, live in St. 1homas.

Joanne (Gordon) McCallum, C SS '75, is

Harold Bell, C SS '77 , is a crim ino logis t

a graduate architect with Bobrow/Fieldman ,


Douglas Armstrong, C SS '77, is a controller for Warna C o. of Can­ ada, Ltd., Pierrefonds, Que.

Kin cardine.

with the Mini stry of Correctional Services, Ottawa.

Marlene (Pfaff) Oatman, CSS '75, M .A. ' 78, is a sessional lecture r Departme nt of

Cathy Blake, CSS ' 77 , is co-ordinator, spe­

Famil y Studies , Un iversity of G uelph.

Margaret Williams, FACS '75, is a die ti­ tian-educator w ith the Jewish G e neral Hos­ pital , Montreal, Que.


Lorene Archdekin, CSS ' 76, is

senior planner with Reid C row th e r Ltd. , C al gary, A lta. Be lated congratul ati ons to Lorene. Last year s he completed th e iron ­ man triathlon in Hawaii swimming 2.4 miles, cycling 11 2 miles and runnin g 26.2 miles in 14 hours , 44 minutes.

Bill Basken'iIIe, OAC '76, Jives and work s in S imcoe as supervisor of resource plan­ ning, Long Point Region Conservation Au­ thority.

Pat (Unsworth ) Cox, CSS ' 76, is vice­ pres ident, Association of C anadian Pe nsion M anagement, Toronto.

Maryjane Cripps-Walter, CSS '76, is a social worker w ith the Etobicoke Mental Health C ntre. She and husband , John, '73, live in Mississau ga.

Henry John Kater, CSS '76 , is a teacher, Beacon C hristian HS , St. Catharines.

Barbara MarShall-Milewski, FACS '76 , is a public hea lth ins pector wi th the Scar­ bo rou g h D e partm en t of H e a lt h, Scar­ borough.

Bob Sinasac, OAC '76, is the pas tor of the Un ited C hurch of Canada, Das hwood.

Murray "Moe" Stevenson, OAC '76, is the sa les marketin g representative, eas tern Ontario, for Sa nex Chemicals, Mis sissauga.

cial eve nts, w it h th e Addiction Research Foundation, Toronto.

Eric Green, CSS '77 , is a heavy duty me­ c hani c wi th the c ity of C a lgary mechani ca l services department. George Penrose, 0 C '77, is quality as­ surance m a nager, America n Hospi tal Sup­ ply, Canada Ltd. , Brantford. Doug Rapley, CSS ' 77, is O tt awa region manager of food se rvices for The Bay Co., Rideau Centre, Ottawa.

Sandy Walker, CPS '77, is an instruc tor (in Chemistry?) at Malespina College, Nanai­ mo, B .C.

Steve Wolff, OAC '77A, is a s taff member with Gifcraft Ltd., Toron to. He and his wife, Bea, live in King City.


Richard Allerton, OAC BLA '78, is a principal landscape architect with Northwood Associates, D esboro. His wife, Kim , is a grad ofOAC '81. Blaine Bell, CSS '78, is a teacher with the Bruce Co unty Board of Education, Chesley.

Deborah Ondercin-Bourne, CS S '78 , is a teacher w ith the Ha milton Board of Educa­ tion. H usba nd, Geoffrey, CSS '78, is with W. B . Hamilton Shoes Ltd.

Brian Burechails, CSS '78, is owner of the Bage l Binn , Waterl oo. Brian's w ife is Bar­ bara (Wierzbicki), FACS '76. Patricia (Loyd) Edwards, FACS 78, is food services manager, Eatons , H amilton. William Gibson, OAC '78, is ass istant


Fran Trant-Belanger, CSS '76 , is a hum a n

manager, Toronto Dominion Bank, Tre nton .

resources career counsellor with Stat istic s C anada , Ottawa.

Deborah (Pyke) King, CSS '78, has two

Brooke Windsor, CSS ' 76, is a ch ild care counsellor with Community Alternatives Ltd., Calgary, Alt a.

part-time positions, as supply teacher w ith York Region Board of Edu cation and as a residential counsellor with the Newmarket Association for the Ment ally Re tarded.

Phil Mannell, CSS '78, is sales manager with Provincial Gas, 51.. Catharines. Phil and wife, Dale, FACS '78, live in Fenwick. Margaretha "G raf" (Haase ) Ramsay, CS S '78, is a library clerk with the Niagara Fa ll s Public Library

Dennis Ridgeway, OAC '78A, is the pro­ prietor of Ridgeway's Interior Landsca ping, Ferous. He is married to Patty (McGarry), H A FA '83.

Peggy Sasiela CSS '78, is v ice president, Summit Consult ing G roup Ltd ., M arkham.

Kathy (MacKay ) Savenkoff, CSS '78 , IS a sa les representative with Spring C res t C us­ tom Draperies, Regina, Sask. Catherine Smith, FACS ' 78, is a p la nning officer with the Ontario M inistry of Com­ munity and Social Services, Sault Ste. Marie.

Debbie Stacey, CPS '78, is doing grad uate studies at the University of Water loo.


Alan Gleason, II AFA '79, is a qu al it y insurance auditor with Whitespot Limited, Vancouver, B.C. Chuck Jacobs, OAC '79, is reg io na l man ­ ager, Northern Ontario, O nt ario M inistry of Agriculture and Food. He and hi s wife , Marlene (Boland), H A FA '78, l ive in Azilda, near Sudbury.

Eleanor Littlejohns, OAC '79, is a co un­ sellor with Ca nada Emp loymen t and lmmi-' gration Canada, In gerso ll.

Scott "Klmbics" McKibbon, OAC ' 79A, is dairy farming near Mo unt Hope.

Carol (Weeks) Ring, OAC '79, is the as­ sistant co ntro ll er, Mc Keo ug h a nd Sons, Chatham. Her hu sba nd is Dennis Ring, OAC '78


Glenn Boyd , OAC '80 Eng., is a

fi e ld e ng ineer with Comp uta log ­ G earhart, Grand Prairie, Alta.

Charles FranciS, C BS '80, is d o ing an M .Sc. o n cave sw iftJets of Malaysia, with Fred Cooke as supervi so r, at Queen's Uni­ vers ity, Kin gsto n. He spent th e s umme r of '8 5 in Europe, stud y in g birds in Finland and the U.K.

Cathy Haley, C BS '80, and husband, Bob Lawson , CB S '77 , have se t up their own computer business, Parkridge Computer Systems Inc ., with another Gue lph grad, Mark Ashworth, CPS '80, in Oa kville.

ternal Affairs , Ottawa. Her hu sband, Brad Gilmour, OAC '81, is a senior agri cultural economist with the G rains Uni t, Com­ modity M arkets Anal ysis D ivi sion, Agri­ culture Canada, Ottawa.

Alison "Ali" Paine , OAC '80 and M.S c. '83 , is a reg istration specialist w ith the Ag­ ricultural Products De partment , E. I. du­ Pont, Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A. She tell s us that re gis tering pest icides with the Environmental Protec tion Agency is just as diffi c ult as it is with Agric ulture Canada. Ali is married to Ra ffi Indejikian, and they fllan to return to Canada upon completion of his Ph . D. program at the Univers ity of Pennsylvania.

Carl McGee , FACS '81. is a clinical nutri­ tioni s t with Chedoke- McM aster Hos pitals , Ha milton.

Jim Peters, CPS '80, is Unix marketing man ager for ATT, Toronto. Rick Proctor, CBS ' 80, writes that he will be working in Canberra, Aust ra lia, for two years as the technical manager for I. P. Sharp Associates (the people who bring you Sharp APL on campus). Guel ph grads are more than welcome to drop and see Rick if they happen to be passing throu gh Au stralia. Janet (Ki rcher) Sippel, CBS '80 , and hu s­ band Rob , CBS '80 , (Computer Science) had thei r fir st child, Dann y, in March '85. Janet is involved with the Guelph Field Nat­ uralists and Junior Naturali sts (arranging field trips), while Rob work s as a program­ mer/analyst with the On-Line Da ta Corp., Kitchener.

Syh'ia van Walsum, CBS '80 , travelle d through Europe this past year, visiting rela­ tives, birding and s ight -see ing in The Nethe rland s , Bel g ium, West G e rmany and Fran ce. She's prese nt Iy working as an ac ­ countan t clerk in Mi ss issau ga and is heavily involve d w ith the South Pee l Naturalist s Club . C. Jim Warren, OAC '80, is completing a Ph . D . program with the De partment of Crop Science, Univers ity of Alberta, Edmonton.


Kim (Northwood) Allerton, OAC BLA '8 1, is preside nt and principal landscape arc hitect, Northwood Associates, Landsca pe Architects Ltd. Desboro. Jane Anne ( Wetheral j Goebel, FACS '81, is a lab tec hnician with the Department of Fi sheries and Ocea n, Fishin g and Industry Services, Toron to. Patricia Malikail, OAC ' 81 , is employed with the Fore ign Service Office, Anglo­ phone Africa Divi sion , Dep artment of Ex­

Kerry Snyder, M . A. '8 1, is a landsca pe" architect with Pl anviron Design Group Ltd ., Edmonton, Alta. Anthony Ten Westeneind , OAC ' 81, is a stoc kbroke r with Ri c hardson Greenshields , Oshawa. He and his wife, Elizabeth (Charles), HK '78, live in Port Perry. Lynda Wozniak , FACS '81, is a qu a lity control supe rvi sor with West o n Bake rie s Ltd., Toronto.


Susan Hughson, OAC '82, lives in Frede ricton, N. B ., and is sel f employed as a riding instru c to r. Keith Mantesso, HAFA ' 82 , is general manager, Gray Line Boa t Tours, Toronto. Nancy Noecker, OAC '82, is a red meat advisor with the Ontario Department of Ag­ ri culture and Food, Lindsay.


Karen Graves, FACS ' 83, is infor­ mation services manager with the Canadian Restaurant and Foodse rvices As­ sociation, Toronto. Sharon Mann, FACS '8 3, isa c linicaldieti­ tian with Port Arthur Gen era l Hos pit a l, Thunder Bay. Anne Mathieson, FACS '83, is a base food services officer with the Department of Na­ ti o nal Defence in Ottawa. Carolynne O'Connell, FACS ' 83, is a re ­ s ide ntial counsellor for the M iss issauga As­ soc iati o n for the Me ntally Re tarded , Mi ss is­ sauga. Margaret Sepape, FACS '83, is a front line protection soc ial worker with No rth Coch­ rane District Family Services , Kapu skas in g. Richard Steckler, C PS '83, li ves in Gue lph and work s for ITT as a so ftware e ngi neer. Jerome Trudell, OAC '83 (E ng.) is a drain­ age sys te ms en gineer with Tod gh am and Case Inc., Consulting Eng in ee rs , Chatham . He and his wife, Catherine (Cadotte ), FACS '84, live in Paincourt.


Catherine (Holdsworth ) Ander­ son, PS '84, Wh itby, is teaching for the Durham Region Roman Catholic Se pa rate School Board, Os hawa. Terry Bergeer, OAC '84A , is territory man ­ ager, Shur-G ain, St. Ma rys. Nora Gaudette. OAC '84, is a lab tec hni­ cian wi th We stech Agriculture Ltd ., Alber­ to n, P.E .1. She lives in nearby Ti g nish. Sigrid Grimm, CPS '84, who was reported (in the Summe r '85 issue of the Cuc/ph A lumnu s) as promoting soft ware with cour­ age, brains and heart for Emeral d City Re search, Toronto, is now with Be ll- North­ ern Re search, Offi ce Product s Divisi o n, Toronto. Theresa Paolasini, FACS ' 84, is a techni ca l ass istant with Ass oc iated Bisc uits of Ca n­ ada Ltd., Toronto. Brenda Ryan, OAC ' 84, is manager, P. E .1. Soil and Crop [mprovement Association Ltd. , C harlottetown. Her home address is Flat River, Be ll e River Post Office, P.E .!. Dan Scheele, OAC '84A, is farm man ager, Fri s ia Farms Ltd ., R.R . #5 , Guelph . Shek Tan, C PS '84, is an analyst/program­ mer with Octal Information Systems, Se­ langor, Malaysia. Jennifer S nowball, OAC '84 , advises th at she is the ass istant manage r of The Body Shop, Ottawa.


Bonnie (Bremner) Sutton, OAC ODH '85, is with the Canada Post Corp. She is the postmaster at Carcross, Yukon , N . W.T She and her hu s band , Le nard, can be reached throu gh Box 44, Carcross , YOB I BO . Charles Duncan, OAC ODH '8 5 , is a ce me te ry supervi so r with the Pa rk s and Recreation Dept. , City of Sas katoon , Sask. John Gilbert, OAC OD H '85, is parks fore­ man , City of Lethbridge, Alt a. David Kerry, OAC O DH '8 5 , is a teacher with the London, Ont. , Board of Edu ca tion. Martin Kiefer. OAC '8 5 , is a foreman with Butle r Farms Ltd . , Campbell ville. He and hi s wife, Joanne (McFarlane), FACS ' 85 , live in G uelph . Barry Lozinsk)', O AC OD H '85, is a parks fore man with the Ci ty of Ed mont o n, Alt a. con/d. over 31

John Mate, OAC ODH '85, is grounds su­ perintendent with th e C anyo n Meadows Golf and Country Club, C algary, Alta.

Green Siwale, OAC M.Sc. '85, isatraining officer with the M inistry of Agriculture and Water Development, Lusa ka, Zambia.

Trevor Mcintyre, OAC M.L.A. '85, is a landscape architect with The Landscape Collaborative Ltd., Saskatoon, Sask.

James Worton, OAC M .L.A . '85, is an interpretation officer with the Oil Sands In­ terpre tation in Fort McMurray, Alta. 0


Elizabeth A. (Cick ie) Morris , Mac '4 1, in Oakville, September

9 , 1985. Cyrus B. Siemon, '41, died on November 27,1985, in Braden ton, Florida, following a lengthy illness. His home was in Ni agara Falls,Ont.


In Memoriam


Annie L. (Fleming) McK innon , Mac '06 , October 9, 1985 , in

Audrey Harrison, Mac ' 30, in To ronto. Not ice recei ved Octobe r 9 , 1985.



Elizabeth R. (Master) Hare, Mac ' 15 , in Oshawa. No ti ce received October I I , 1985. H . Myron Holmes, OAC '15, died in Ray­ mond , Al ta. Date of death and details not availabl e.


Dorothy M. Crowe, Mac '20, Oc ­ tober 30, 1985, in G uelph.

Angus B . Jackson , OAC ' 20, died o n Nove mb e r 27, 1985, at hi s h ome in Hamilton. He was in hi s 93rd year.


Hebert L. Atkinson , OAC '22A and ' 30, died in October 16 . 1985, at hi s home in Guelph. He was in his 88 th year.


Mary N. ( Williams ) Raithby, Mac ' 24, in May, 1985, in G ue lph . She was th e wife of the late Professor George Raithby, OAC '20 a nd '22 , c ha ir­ mall of the Department of Animal Science and the first fonner member of th e faculty of the University of Guelph to be honoured with th e title of Professor Emeritus when that distinct ion was established in 1974 .


Dorothy Irene (S choles ) Win ­ ters, Mac '25, Decem ber 198 I , in

Ottawa .


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Mart )' T. (Beattie) Cheatham, Mac '3 1, in Tilisonbu rg. No ti ce re­ ceived Octobe r 21, 1985.


Mildred Hazel Charland, Mac '35, spring 1985, in Copper Cliff.

Peter " Pete" G. Newell, OAC '35, of Bowmanville. died on October 19, 1985, at Sunnyb rook Med ical Cen tre, Toronto. He was in hi s 75th year. Hc was tw ice awa rded the Military Cross fo r bravery while se rvin g with the Canadian Army's Carlet on and York Regime nt in It aly during World War Two. Following the war, he managed to ­ bacco farms and a lumber business in New­ castle. Seriou s injuries susta ined in a car accident led to hi s being an ou tpatient of Su nn ybrook for the past nin e years.


Robert N. Postle, OAC '36, died in Ari ss Date of death and detail s not available. Marion L. (Hopkins) Sleep, Mac '36, in Midland, July 10, 1985. Dr. Stanley Norris Ward, OVC '36 , 23 Tweed le Street, Glen Will iams, O nt. L 7G 3S6, died o n Nove mbe r 25, 1985 .


Mildred E. Chart, Hono rary Mac '26, October 6, '85, in Gue lph. Alice L. (Uay) Benson, Mac '28, Marc h I, 1985, in Ottawa.

Margaret Eliza (Hardy) Ross , Mac '29, June 2, 1985, in Red­ wood City, California, U.S.A .


Mary Kathleen (Stalker) Skinner, Mac ' 30, August 16, 1985, in S imcoe.

Mar i on George Goodbrand , Mac '30, July 1985, in orth Bay.

A. Earl Fahl , OAC '38A and '4 1, died on October 20, 1985, at the Royal Victoria H os pital, Barrie. He was in his 7 I st year. He wa s a past exhibit manage r of the Wes tern Fair Association. ' 4 0Jesse C . Andrew, OAC '40A, died on August 22, 1985 , at The Pines Farm , We st Point, Indiana, U .S.A. He was in hi s 68t h yea r. He was a two-term Republi can Indiana state senator from Tip­ pecanoe County, and a well-kn own York­ shire hog breeder.

e.G. Robbins , (Mrs) Mac '4 2, in Burl ing to n. Notice recei ved Oc ­ tobe r I , 1985 .


Dr. George C. Cilley, O VC '45, 37 Iron Wor ks Road, Co ncord , New Hamps hire, USA. 03301, died on November 8, 198 5


Dr. H.G. "Guy" Nurse, O VC ' 50, 20075 Ba ltrec Court, G rosse Pointe Woods, M ichigan, U. SA 48236, died o n Oc tober 2 , 1985 .


Dr. John Dunning "Jack" Davis, OVC ' 51 ,4923 Charlestown Road, New Alba ny, Indiana, U .S .A . 47150, died on Jun e 3, 1985. Dr. John Edward Reeves, OVC '5 1, Brid ge St., Has tin gs , ant. KOL I YO, died on June 29, 1985

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Ronald "Ron " Wolfe, OAC ' 54A, died on September 4, 1985, at hi s home in Dobbinton. He was ill hi s 53 rd year. Ron was recogni zed by Bruce a nd Grey counties in Ma rch , J 985 , as the recipient of the Tommy Cooper Award as th e farm leade r having made the greatest contribution to ag­ riculture and rural living in Bruce and Grey He was a past president of the Bruce County 'a ttlemen's Association and th e Br uce Cou nty Soi l a nd Crop Improvement Asso ­ ciati on.


Dr. Ronald Golden North , OYC ' 55,2 Gillesp ie Lane, Morristow n, New Je rsey, U.S.A. 07960, died o n August 20, 1985.


Kingsford R. Kalepa, OAC '69, died in Solwezi, Zambia. Date of dea th a nd details not ava il able. Dr. Mer vin T. Rowan, OVC '69, who prac­ ti sed in Neilbmg, Sask., has been reported deceased as of September 26, 1985.


Or. Derek Edward White , OYC '70, 1885 West Syde, Kamloops, B.C. V2 B 7B9, died on October 25,1985.


Rajnis h Mohan , H AFA '82, in Kanootrav, Bahrain, Arabian G ulf. Not ice rece ived September 26, 1985. 0


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