|Volume 92, Issue 61
Friday, January 15, 1999
Just the facts
Another error has been identified in the Westernizer which prompted a motion by council at Wednesday night's meeting to extend the nominations by one day.
The mistake identified pertains to the closing date of University Students' Council nominations for president. According to the Westernizer, nominations were to close on Jan. 22 but the USC had advertised the closing date as Jan. 21.
"Council passed a motion that the board reconsider the closing date to make it consistent with the Westernizer," explained USC President Ian Armour. Yesterday the USC Board of Directors concurred with council and moved the closing date to Jan. 22.
"The worst thing that could happen is that candidates might get their application in a day earlier," Armour said.
Armour said he regrets the error but added the problem was easy to fix. "I'm concerned because it is our goal here to be factually correct."
As a result of the extra day added to accept applications, the all candidates meeting has also been moved to 5 p.m. on the same Friday, Armour said. The room for the meeting has not been announced.
Monday will mark the day when the walls come down and the people of the world will sing in the name of peace and harmony maybe.
Monday is World Religion Day which gives the opportunity to become a little more educated about the different religions which exist internationally.
The USC's equity programming committee has organized an exhibit for World Religion Day and it will be on display in the University Community Centre atrium from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m..
There will be a variety of contributions from the different religious clubs on campus, including symbolic figures and holy books, said Rebecca Howes, student at large for the equity programming committee.
"Religious groups that may not be represented with a club [on campus] will have a display," she said. Howes added she hopes to see a good turnout.
In a new international health initiative, Western will be hosting a series of speakers with hopes of attracting more attention to international health issues, while also linking the university to the rest of the world.
The series is being organized by the Western International Health Network, a group of Western medical students who are hoping to promote awareness of international health issues on campus, said Yasmin Khan, a first-year medical student who is helping to organize the series.
According to Khan, WIHN will also provide a new information resource to students. The Students' University Network for Social and International Health will link Western to databases and information previously unavailable in such a unique forum to undergraduates and medical students, she explained.
The first speaker will be Graeme MacQueen, a professor of peace studies at McMaster University, discussing the role of health care workers in peace building. The talk will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday in the Medical Sciences Building, Room M146.
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