Hear ye! Hear ye! Let it be known that all are invited to a town hall meeting to be held at noon today. All interested persons should congregate at ye olde CentreSpot in the University Community Centre.
University Students' Council President Dave Tompkins, VP-communications Jerry Topolski and other members of council will discuss tuition levels and student fees with the Western community.
Topolski said the meeting has been organized to raise awareness of student issues. "Hopefully a few students will leave having learned something," he said.
New native home
Western's native students are celebrating the relocation of the native student services centre to the University Community Centre and are holding an open house today.
Wendy Hendrick, co-ordinator for the university bridging and support program, said the new location is more accessible to students as the services were previously in the graphics building far from main campus. Students will feel more like part of the university community with the new location, she added.
The centre offers essential services to native students including admissions, course selection, personal counselling, referrals, orientation and tours. Cultural workshops and learning and sharing circles which give students the opportunity to discuss problems and issues concerning them in a group setting are also available.
Located on the second floor of the UCC, the open house will take place at 10 a.m. Visitors expected to attend include elders from the community, educators from the surrounding First Nations and high school counsellors.