Ontario Plays Host:
June 4-7, McMaster University, Hamilton, CPREA annual conference and the Learned Societies meetings.
Playing For Peace
Young musicians in Toronto present their second annual peace concert May 22 at St. Matthew’s United Church, St. Clair West and Rushton Road at 8 pm. Organizer is Mary Lee.
Beginning July 1, Michael Lanphier will take up duties as Master of McLaughlin College at York U. Chester Sadowski begins a term as chairman of the department of natural sciences at Atkinson College, York, at the same time.
From the Toronto Star; Gordin Kaplan, V.P. (Research) at the U. of Alberta, warned that Canada’s era as a rich and successful nation is ending and survival depends on adapting to change. He said his university has been encouraging industry to become involved in advanced technology and has spun off a dozen firms.
William Epstein (April, 1987 Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists): “Clearly the [U.S.] step-by-step approach to a nuclear test ban is illusory. It would lead to endless charges of violations and undermine the NPT. The only sure and sound way to end the nuclear arms race is to negotiate a total ban.”
The complete text is available from the SfP Bulletin.
Australian National University, Canberra, is sponsoring a major international conference, “Security and Arms Control in the North Pacific” at the university Aug. 12- 14. “Canada’s Security Policy” will be discussed by Douglas Ross, Institute of International Relations, UBC.
May 21-24, European Conference on Radiation Health and Medical Management of Radiation Recipients, in Amsterdam. For more information contact Rosalie Bertell, 67 Mowat Ave., Suite 343, Toronto M6K 3F3.
The Board of Directors of Science for Peace will host a delegation of 22 Soviet visitors to Toronto May 18.
The idea for York University’s June 10-13 conference, OUTSIDE THE NUCLEAR CLUB, came from a “get-together” of York faculty members called by Atkinson College Professor Wilson Head last summer. An ad hoc committee has been busy on the conference ever since, according to conference director Patrick Gray. George Ignatieff and Rod Byers will be on the panels of distinguished speakers from around the world._
June 10-13, York University, North York, Outside the Nuclear Club — Options for Non-Nuclear Powers in Promoting Peace and Security.
Amherst, MA, USA
The Five Colleges National Curriculum Resources Project seeks syllabi for publication in the fifth edition of Peace and World Order Studies: A Curriculum Guide. We believe that this edition, when published in 1988, will serve as the standard reference in the field of peace and world order studies.
Because of its interdisciplinary nature and given the Guide’s use by people in every sector of academe, submissions are invited from teachers and scholars in all departments and disciplines.
Daniel C. Thomas
Project coordinator (Note: The Bulletin will supply a topic list and further information to interested members.)
Peace River, Alta. The Peace River municipal planning commission has decided to allow businessman Ted Sisson to stage war games in this northwestern Alberta town. Mr. Sisson received a permit to operate a war games site on his father’s 34 hectare island on the River. His plan was opposed by more than 700 residents of a residential area across from the island. (From the Globe & Mail.)