|Volume 92, Issue 58
Tuesday, January 12, 1999
Western student and faculty attempts to work together on projects with the former Soviet Union have not necessarily been accepted graciously.
For the past five years, Western's department of medicine and dentistry has been collaboratively working with the department of pediatric dentistry in Minsk, Belarus to improve the education of pediatric dentistry. Despite efforts being made, their ideas versus Western's are very different, causing difficulties to arise, said Chuck Ruud, a history professor at Western.
"They want us to be there but then put many difficulties in our pathway," Ruud said.
Ruud has planned a presentation to promote the awareness of the efforts being made to work with the Soviet Union and the problems Western has been faced with in doing so.
Ruud will present his views today at 9:30 a.m. in Room 290 of the University Community Centre.
Western's business-based club, Delta Epsilon Chi, showed other universities how to get things done well at this past weekend's Ontario-wide case competition.
DEX, which presently consists of 39 Western students, won 11 medals and had three other top five finishes, said DEX president Cam Turnbull. "We tied Laurier for first place," he said.
Turnbull said other institutions which participated in the competition included McMaster University, York University, the University of Toronto, Wilfrid Laurier University and Centennial College.
According to Turnbull, having won the provincial competition, DEX is now eligible to compete in the national conference this May.
Copyright © The Gazette 1999