19 May 2002
2002 Employees Union step up

UCTEU 2002: Outgoing UCTEU President Chris Tobler (far right), congratulates his successor, Vicky Scholtz. In support are (from left), Lungiswa Simayile, Glen Anderson, new executive member Quinton Timmes, Yasmin Fazel-Eliah and Liz Utting.

VICKY Scholtz, IT manager in the Faculty of Humanities, was voted in as President of the UCT Employees Union (UCTEU) for 2002/2003 at its AGM two weeks ago. Scholtz, who served as vice-president for the past year, was elected as successor to Chris Tobler, who stepped down after a two-year tenure as Union president.

The UCTEU executive committee had a further revamp with the election of new member, Quinton Timmes. Timmes joins re-elected members Glen Anderson, Narima Panday, Liz Utting and Harry Fisher. Members at the AGM agreed that the UCTEU executive committee will elect a vice-president from its present executive.

Nimble fingers

STAFF Development and Training hosted a small celebration to hand over certificates to six staffers who successfully completed the Keyboard Skills Course, a pilot project in the department, presented by Shakiena Cassim.

The group posted very high scores for their final test (three scored 100% and the other three posted marks between 95% and 98%). The participants were Wilfred Rooks, Llewellyn Aranis, Karin Braaf, Jacobus Naude, Shakiena Cassim Cyril Baadjes, and John Franks.

GSB Director for international audit team

GSB Director Professor Nick Segal has been invited by the prestigious European Foundation for Management Development (efmd) to join an international team of auditors in Canada next month. The team, made up of three peers – mostly deans of other business schools such as Professor Segal – and a representative of efmd, will assess the application of the Richard Ivey School of Business for accreditation by the Foundation.

Professor Segal's participation in the process will help to boost both the GSB's profile on the international stage and will reinforce its networks with business schools around the world.

The European Foundation for Management Development is Europe's largest network body of its kind with over 400 members drawn from academic, business, public service and consultancy groups. Accreditation from this respected body confirms that a business schools programmes meet international standards of excellence. Last year, the GSB became one of the first schools outside of Europe to be accredited by efmd, joining the ranks of some 55 schools worldwide.

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