Volume 92, Issue 11
Monday, September 22, 1998
Sunday saw the annual Terry Fox Run sprint through London and it was deemed a success by organizers and volunteers alike.
Participants either walked, ran or bladed throughout London to raise a total of $9,000 in donations alone. This surpassed last year's donation total by $2,000.
Several companies donated funds to the campaign as well, contributing to a grand total of approximately $12,000.
Andrea Greff, commisionner for the Terry Fox Run applauded this year's turnout as did Melissa Cousineau, VP-student affairs for the University Students' Council.
"There was no monetary goal," Cousineau said. "It was mainly to increase awareness."
Anyone not able to attend this year's run and still wanting to contribute can make a monetary donation at any chartered bank.
Just when your idea of the traditional beer store had gone flat, Molson has opened a unique retail store and resource centre on Richmond Row.
"Instead of being a regular store, you can sit and watch TV or tour a virtual brewery," said Molson breweries regional manager Dan Grantham. The store features a fireplace, comfortable chairs, a large screen satellite-fed television and two internet terminals. The upper floor is available for special events, accomodating up to 25 people.
The store's grand opening is this week.
The Better Business Bureau of London has set up a new $2,500 postsecondary scholarship in connection with the Business Integrity Awards.
The money and a plaque will be awarded to the most ethically aware company in the area, said David Sharp, associate professor at the Ivey School of Business and selection committee member.
Companies are currently being evaluated by a selection committee and the winner will be announced at an awards breakfast on Nov. 4 at the Westin Hotel, he said.
Students do not apply directly for this award. "The money goes to a recipient chosen by the winning firm, for a student pursuing a post secondary education in business," Sharp said.
Zoology professor Greg Kelly earned the Malcom Ruth Ferguson Research Grant of $5,000 for his work in cellular researchs.
The criteria for this grant includes the development of research programs and originality of ideas presented to a field of research.
The grant, created by Western alumni Malcolm and Ruth Ferguson, is designed to assist faculty members with research projects.
Yong Kang, dean of science at Western, said this research grant is one of very few such grants given out to full-time faculty members. "I'd like to see more donations from the graduates put towards grants such as [this]," Kang said.
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