Volume 91, Issue 98
Thursday, April 2, 1998
Western's outstanding teachers and students were recognized yesterday for their valuable contributions to the university and London communities.
Four professors were given excellence in undergraduate teaching awards including Dean Gaily, a professor in the faculty of science, was described by his students as "the only professor who could make physics interesting." He described his award as "the jewel in the crown."
Robert Hawkins, a law professor, has a "unbridled enthusiasm for all aspects of law," his students say. "Good students make good teachers," Hawkins said upon accepting his award.
A professor in the faculty of health sciences, Don Morrow was praised by his students for spending countless hours developing an Internet site to help students with his kinesiology super-class. Morrow described his experiences of teaching as both "exhausting and exhilarating."
Students of Mark Workentin, a professor in the faculty of science, described his enthusiasm for the subject as "infectious." While accepting his award, Workentin explained he gets his energy from his students.
The fate of Western is in the hands of two first-year students who received "Future of Western" awards. Graham Heaton, a first-year science student and Cynthia Kumar, a first-year social science student were the recipients of this honour.
Five students received recognition for their outstanding contribution in volunteer initiatives. Brian Astl, a fourth-year honours in business administration student, Alex D'Souza, a fourth-year economics student, Efrem Mendelcorn, a third-year science student, Michael Rubinoff, a third-year political science student and Christine Taylor, a fourth-year honours music student, received this award.
King's College will receive book number 100,000 for their Cardinal Carter Library collection today in a ceremony of academia.
Dante Aligheiri's Immortal Divina Commedia will join 99,999 other texts on the library shelves after a formal presentation of the book by Western President Paul Davenport to King's College Principal Phil Mueller at 1 p.m. today.
"King's is happy to have it it's a masterpiece. It will go well in our library," said Barbara Belbeck, executive director of King's College foundation and director of alumni affairs.
Contrary to what was published in the March 31 issue of Snippets on the Holocaust Vigil, Gloria Gilbert is the London Holocaust Awareness Chair, not a Holocaust survivor. The Gazette regrets the error.
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