Volume 92, Issue 62

Tuesday, January 19, 1999


Prolonging the stay

Student BOG member resigns

Stabbings incite police concern, safety review

Grad studies to see bursary boost

Adding confusion in CentreSpot

Sales low despite high cost prizes

A quickie primer on aphrodisiacs

Caught on campus

Caught on campus too

Student BOG member resigns

By Dave Yasvinski
Gazette Staff

Western students have a new undergraduate representative on the Board of Governors following Sam Castiglione's resignation last month.

Joel Adams, a fourth-year honours business administration and engineering student, will assume his duties until mid-November when his term was to expire, as Castiglione is no longer enrolled at Western.

"I was accepted to Wilfred Laurier University to do part-time studies in their faculty of business and economics. As a student at another institution I am ineligible to be a member of Western's Board of Governors," he said.

Castiglione explained he had intended to continue taking courses at Western, however there were none he could sign up for next semester which could be applied towards his chartered accounting degree. "I would have liked to stick around a bit longer but this is something I had to do to move on with my professional plans."

Lorel Cline, associate university secretary at Western, confirmed once a person becomes a member of the student body of any other degree granting institution, they become ineligible to serve on the Board. "We will certainly miss Sam, he was a good member."

The University of Western Ontario Act specifies if such a resignation takes place with more than six months remaining in the position's term, the job's duties fall upon the runner-up in the last Board elections, Cline added.

"I'm quite disappointed myself," said Bill Peel, chair of the Board of Governors. "He was an excellent contributor to the Board and an excellent representative of the student body."

Adams said he was looking forward to his new position on the Board and added his experience as a member of the Senate will help him out. "I think it's great. It's important to have someone with a lot of experience dealing with different aspects of university governance."

Western's other undergraduate student representative on the Board, Michael Rubinoff, said he was shocked to hear Castiglione resigned. "The reason why a Board term is two years is to gain the necessary experience. People have to consider that if they decide to run."

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