Volume 92, Issue 51

Thursday, December 3, 1998

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Remembering the victims

Students will be celebrating the lives of the 14 women killed nine years ago at the Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal in what is known by most as the Montreal massacre.

A booth will be set up in the atrium of the University Community Centre today between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., to inform students about what the massacre means to women now and in the future, said Women's Issues Network coordinator Claudia Philipsz. "I don't think a lot of people understand what it meant and what it meant to women."

The focus this year will be on the victims, she said. Philipsz added WIN will be handing out bookmarks with the victims' names and the video, After the Massacre, will be shown throughout the day.

This Sunday will mark the ninth anniversary of the massacre.


Non-technical talk for all

Personal computers will be one of the topics in a talk tomorrow, presented by Western's branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronical Engineering.

Andrew Lippman, associate director of the media lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will be presenting "Computing Past PCs: What Business are we in anyway?" said Ralph Baddour, vice-chair internal of the IEEE and the student responsible for inviting Lippman to visit Western.

The one-hour talk is scheduled for 1 p.m. in Room 1059 of the Engineering Sciences Building.


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