UPDATE. . . Beginning this spring the Canadian Institute for International Peace and Security will publish a quarterly periodical which will provide summaries of Institute activities as well as guest opinion articles, an annotated bibliography,the legislative calendar and a digest of arms control negotiations. The February issue of Update. . .lists grants from April to December, 1985. Among grantees are Science for Peace members Paris Arnopoulos (president), for publication of conference proceedings for the Canadian Ass’n for Future Studies; Jean-guy Vaillancourt and Ronald Babin for publication of two books; Robert Reford and Stephanie McCandless for “Introducing the World” Handbook/Guide; Philip Ehrensaft and Pierre Fourier, Les Depenses militaires au et au Quebec at la reconversion industrielle.
Science for Peace’s national conference on European Security and the MBFR Talks and the publication of the Proceedings, May 1985, and the Science for Peace International Conference on Accidental Nuclear War to be held in May, 1986, in Vancouver, were also funded. A grant to Science for Peace, BC Chapter, was made in December for research on post-secondary educational modules.
Both Peace Magazine and _Spectrum_edited by SfP members, were award recipients.
If you want to receive Update … write to C.I.I.P.S., 307 Gilmour St., Ottawa KIP 0P7.
April Conference reminder: April 21, 22, 23: Illusions and Realities in the Nuclear Age, Montreal.
And in May — from the 26th through the 30th — Science for Peace and the UN Ass’n. in Canada (Vancouver Branch) present the International Conference on Accidental Nuclear War at UBC in Vancouver. Organizing Committee Chairman is Michael Wallace.
A limited number of student registrations at $40.00 will be accepted for the conference. Write University of British Columbia Centre for Continuing Education, 5997 Iona Drive, Vancouver V6T 2A4, Andrea Demchuk, Coordinator.
The Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution is seeking a director and professor of peace studies. The post is offered by Bethel College, which created a Department of Peace Studies in 1974. The successful candidate will teach half time and direct the Institute’s work focusing on three areas: public education on peace issues, developing grant proposals and administration of the program. Solid academic credentials are necessary, including the Ph.D. degree and multidisciplinary experience in teaching and involvement in public peacemaking. Full information may be obtained from Brian Schrag, Academic Dean, Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas 67117, USA.
L.T.(Terry) Gardner,who has served for three years as education director for Science for Peace, has been named Coordinator of the new University of Toronto Program in Peace and Conflict Studies in University College, where he is Professor of Mathematics. Announcement of the program will appear in the 1986-87 Calendar of the Faculty of Arts and Science and in the University College Program.
C.C.Gotlieb (U of Toronto). reports that a group of computer scientists and engineers, meeting in Ottawa Feb. 15, are considering the formation of a Canadian organization as a counterpart of the American Computer Scientists for Social Responsibility. They considered the expansion of the publication INPUT/OUTPUT to reflect their concerns.
The Soka Gakkai Exhibit, “Nuclear Arms: Threat to our World”, the Japanese photographic exhibition on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which will be a highlight of the Montreal Peace and Security Conference April 21-23, will travel to Toronto for 10 days from May 9-18. It will be on view at Robarts Library, U of T Campus, from 8:30 am-10 pm Monday to Friday, from 9-5, Saturday and 1-10 pm Sunday.
Currently preferred date for the AGM of Science for Peace is May 10. The official call comes April 1. Your opinion would be appreciated before then by the Board. Send your nominations to the committee or to the office.
Science for Peace Board members belong to a virtual “frequent flyers club” across Canada. But the great increase in peace action and peace education activities in the world will see them spreading their wings across both Canada’s bordering oceans. Chan Davis is off for Vietnam, with a stopover in Bangkok to pick up a necessary visa.
Myriam Fernandez has been invited to be a Canadian representative on a tripartite scientific commission (US, Canada, China) investigating plant pathology research programs in China.
Across the Atlantic to England – Hanna Newcombe will attend the Int’l Peace Research Ass’n Conference in Sussex, England.
Three board members head for the Soviet Union — Michael Lanphier in March, Derek Paul in May and Anatol Rapoport in September.
Anatol Rapoport and probably John Dove will be in Hungary in July; AR also goes to Amsterdam.
Walter Dorn contemplates two years at the University of Buffalo to get his Ph.D.
David Suzuki narrates a new film about the world’s food, the vulnerability of modern crops and the fragile genetic resources on which they are based.
Fragile Harvest was filmed in Ethiopia, Peru, Turkey and North America, and is available in 16mm or videotape, French or English. 55 minutes, colour. Distributed by film transit, 4872 av. Papineau, Montreal H2H 1V6. Produced by Kensington Communications, 104 Bellevue Ave., Toronto M5T 2N9.