The Retirees' Newsletter

The Bi-Monthly Publication of the Retirees' Association (Faculty, Librarian, Administrator)

The University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4

Vol VIII, No. 4, October, 1998

First Published in July 1991

Issue # 29

Editor : Datta Pillay


2.00 p.m. Tuesday, October 27, 1998

Hoffman Auditorium, IONA COLLEGE 208 Sunset Ave


1. Minutes of the March 12, 1998 Spring Meeting

2. Remarks by President Ross Paul

3. Remarks by Mr. Jim Skinner - Human Resources

4. Remarks Ms Cuthbert - Awards Officer

5. Report of the President - Dr. Kumar Chatterjee

6. Report of the Treasurer - Dr. Datta Pillay (Pro-Tem)

7. Report of the Social Committee - Dr. John Lagaipa

8. Report of the Bursary Fund - Dr. Cormac Smith

9. Faculty Contract Settlement - Pension Surplus

10. Election of Office-Bearers

11. Other Business

12. Adjournment

What's inside

P 1. Fall General Meeting - Leddy Legacy

Campus News - New Appointments

Association News - Membership Dues

Faculty Contract Settlement Summary

Faculty Contract Settlement Summary

Stan Cunningham's Statement

P 7. Salary Statistics - Contract (table not currently available in the electronic edition)

P 8. Pension Surplus Disbursements (table currently not available in the electronic edition)

Membership News

Editorial Page

U of W Leddy's Legacy

The University of Windsor community was saddened to learn the passing of Dr. J. Francis Leddy, one of the major architects of the university. He was 87. Dr. Leddy became the second president of the University of Windsor in 1964, only one year after the university received its charter as a public university in 1963. He was president from 1964 to 1978, during which time the university enrolment grew from under 1,000 students to over 6,000 students, and the number of faculties grew from three to nine during the 14 years of spectacular growth.

Following his retirement, Dr. Leddy kept active in an office in the Leddy Library until the mid 1990s. He was a classics professor, and was Dean of Arts at the University of Saskatchewan before coming to Windsor. He was awarded 12 Honorary Degrees.

Dr. John Francis Leddy-who kept company with popes, corresponded with prime ministers and brought the University of Windsor into "big leagues" The first lay president of the university, a world class scholar and quick witted character. He was a stately man who loved the formality of convocation.

Dr. Leddy will be remembered as a major architect of two universities: the University of Saskatchewan where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, and later rose from Professor to Dean to Vice-President, Academic; and the University of Windsor where he oversaw the development of Windsor's strong arts and science tradition.

Dr. Leddy will also be remembered as a Rhodes Scholar, and a leader in the humanities long after his retirement; and as a religious man, appointed to the Papal Household by Pope Paul VI in 1969, the highest honour for a lay person in the Roman Catholic Church. Dr.Leddy was a member of the Order of Canada and founding president of the Canadian University Students Overseas, as organization similar to the Peace Corps in the United States.

His legacy can still be seen on the campus, said current President Dr. Ross Paul- with a very distinct culture, a strong liberal arts and sciences tradition.

Visitation was at Janisse Brothers Funeral Home and Chapel, 1139 Ouellette Ave., on Sunday, September 20, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass was at Assumption Church on Monday, September 21, at 2 p.m., with visitation at the church between 1 and 2 p.m. His brother-in-law, Rev. Fr. Jean-Louis Flouffe, Bishop of Sault Ste. Marie, was the celebrant.

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