On/Off Campus News and Notices
United Way: United Way Rummage Sale
Thursday, October 14, 2010
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
United Way: United Way Super Sub Day
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
United Way: Research Services Flea Market
Friday, October 22, 2010
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
United Way: Office of the Registrar Pie in the Face Day
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
1:30 AM - 3:30 PM
United Way: Campus Recreation Zombie Thriller Dance
Friday, October 29, 2010
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
United Way: Research Services Pumpkin Carving Contest
Friday, October 29, 2010
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
United Way: Campus United Way Campaign Auction
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - Tuesday, October 26, 2010
United Way: Supply Management Services Be Seen in Jeans
Monday, October 25, 2010 - Friday, October 29, 2010
Human Resource Services is participating in the Canada Savings Bonds online E-Campaign.
The E-Campaign is a secure online environment that allows monthly paid staff to sign up for the Canada Savings Bonds payroll deduction or make changes to existing plans.
By participating in the Payroll Savings Program your bond purchases are deducted monthly and start earning interest immediately. Monthly paid staff will be able to access the E-Campaign site from October 4 to October 31.
How to participate for the first time:
1. Decide on the amount you would like to contribute per month
2. Go to https://www.e-campaign.csb.gc.ca
3. Select your preferred language and scroll down to Option 3
4. Complete the online form using Organization ID: 12206
Once you are signed up, your automatic deductions will start in December and continue until you want to make a change or stop your purchase. You can access your bonds at any time online at http://csb.gc.ca/employees by selecting Manage My Payroll Savings Plan.
Important Updates for October 2010:
1. Canadians will no longer be able to open new Government sponsored Canada RSP (Retirement Savings Plan) or Canada RIF (Retirement Income Fund) accounts.
This change means that employees will no longer be able to open new Canada RSP plans. Employees who currently contribute to a Canada RSP plan through payroll deductions will be able to either increase or decrease contributions.
2. Canada Savings Bonds will mature at the end of their individual terms.
As per their terms and conditions, Canada Savings Bonds will mature at the end of their term. At that time, Canada Savings bonds purchased in the Payroll Savings Program will either be rolled over in the next available series or paid out. You will be notified at the appropriate time.
3. The Canada Savings Bonds Program sales period will be shortened from six to two months.
If you have any questions please visit http://www.csb.gc.ca or contact the Canada Savings Bonds office at 1-877-899-3599
Meet and Greet for MCC of the American Fisheries Society
The Mid-Canada Chapter (MCC) of the American Fisheries Society is having a meet and greet on Thursday, October 27 (starting at 5 pm), at Mikey's Juke Joint and Eatery at 18th Street and 10th Avenue, SW, Calgary (which has live music, good food, beer, etc.).
More information about this event is posted on the MCC website at http://www.midcanadaafs.org/wordpress/
It is for both members and non-members, and should be considered as a chance for all aquatic types to get to know each other better and, hopefully, a chance for the MCC to recruit a few new members.
Applied Aquatics will sponsor a couple of rounds and the MCC will put in $100 or so for appetizers.
If anyone is interested in attending this event please contact Brianne Lunn (firstname.lastname@example.org) to carpool or feel free to just show up!
2011 2nd World Congress on Computer Science and Information Engineering (CSIE 2011)
17-19 June 2011£¬ Changchun, China
Call for Papers & Exhibits
CSIE 2011 intends to be a global forum for researchers and engineers to present and discuss recent advances and new techniques in computer science and information engineering. Topics of interests include, but are not limited to, data mining & data engineering, intelligent systems, software engineering, computer applications, communications & networking, computer hardware, VLSI, & embedded systems, multimedia & signal processing, computer control, robotics, and automation.
All papers in the CSIE 2011 conference proceedings will be indexed in Ei Compendex and ISTP, as well as included in the IEEE Xplore (The previous conference CSIE 2009 has already been indexed in Ei Compendex and included in the IEEE Xplore). IEEE Catalog Number: CFP1160F-PRT. ISBN: 978-1-4244-8361-7.
Changchun is the capital city of Jilin province, situated in the central section of China's northeast region. There are many natural attractions to entertain residents and visitors around Changchun. The grand Changbai Mountain renowned for its spectacular landscape, charming scenery, glamorous legends, as well as rich resources and products, has been praised as the first mountain in the northeast, outstanding as one of the China¡¯s top-ten famous mountains. Other attractions in or around Changchun include Songhua lake (Songhuahu), Jingyue Lake (Jingyuetan), Changchun Movie Wonderland, Changchun Puppet Palace (Weihuanggong), Changchun World Sculpture Park, and Changchun World Landscape Park, etc.
Paper Submission Deadline:
20 September 2010 5 November 2010 (Extended)
Review Notification: 6 December 2010
Final Paper and Author Registration Deadline: 6 January 2011
If you have any inquiries, please email us at CSIE2011@cust.edu.cn
The 2010 Gairdner Foundation Symposium ¨C Distinguished Speaker ¨C Tuesday, Oct.26, 2010
Please see the poster.
Learning Management System Announcement
The University of Alberta has been using Blackboard Vista (aka WebCT) as its centrally supported Learning Management System (LMS) since 1998. Blackboard has announced that support for Vista will terminate as of January 2013. This forces the University to adopt a new LMS for eClass.
After five months of consultations, the decision has been made to centrally adopt Moodle. Over the next two and a half years, we will work with faculties, departments, and instructors to migrate Vista courses into Moodle and educate the university community on the new LMS. This is a huge project, as it affects over 6,000 courses, the instructors of these courses, and most students on campus. There will be strong central support to ensure a smooth transition.
We are in the process of putting into place:
There will be regular communications to the community on the progress of the migration.
Instructors please do not stop developing new content in Vista. The conversion to Moodle will be largely automated, meaning that your new content will be moved to the new LMS at the appropriate time.
Note that the LMS decision only affects the centrally-supported LMS. Usage of the central LMS is not mandated.