Volume 92, Issue 65
Friday, January 22, 1999
If you were ever wondering what saving a life feels like, this is your chance to find out.
Tomorrow, Western's Student Emergency Response Team will hold the fifth annual Project Aware, a mass cardio-pulmonary resuscitation training session. It offers four sessions, each one and a half hours long, beginning at noon, with the last session finishing at 6 p.m..
The event takes place at the Thames Hall gym. Participants will be taught CPR, choking and artificial respiration procedures on mannequins, as well as how to recognize heart attack symptoms.
The event, taught by 60 volunteers, including SERT members, alumni and other members of the Western community, is open to the general public, who are asked to pre-register.
The training is free of charge but participants are encouraged to bring a canned or non-perishable food donation which will be given to the London Food Bank. "SERT is doing this as a charitable and educational event," said Amy Brichall, one of the coordinators of Project Aware. "This is something to give to the community and this can be used outside of school, anywhere."
Many students at Western may not have been around for the famed 1972 goal, but any fan of Canadian hockey probably knows the name Paul Henderson.
The hero of game eight in the 1972 Summit Series against Russia will be speaking at Talbot College on Monday from 8 to 9 p.m.. Henderson spoke last year to the varsity hockey team as part of the motivational group Athletes in Action. "He's going to try to teach biblical principles and apply them to competition," said Bill Underwood, Western's campus director for Athletes in Action.
Using his celebrity status to spread the message, Henderson will focus on how he has made a pact with God in his own career. He will also discuss experiences he encountered as part of the National Hockey League and the '72 series.
Western's civil and environmental engineering students can show off their talents this Monday at the seventh annual Peter S. Higgins Structural Engineering Competition.
The competition takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Engineering Sciences Building.
The objective of this competition is to evaluate the ultimate load bearing capacity and the performance of a specified structure using structural analysis methods and specified material properties, said Western engineering professor Nicholas Isyumov, one of the lead organizers of the event.
The first place prize entails a one year paid tuition while the second place prize includes up to a $900 scholarship towards books and other scholarly needs.
"These are very prestigious awards. They are great for a resume and or just a beneficial feather in one's cap," Isyumov said.
The sponsor of this event is the renowned Peter S. Higgins, a civil engineer alumnus from Western who now heads a structural engineering firm in Los Angeles. Higgins was responsible for designing certain aspects of the cruise ship in the Oscar-winning film Titanic.
Canadian health care for women versus health care in developing countries will be the topic of discussion in a talk hosted by Western's International Health Network on Monday.
The speaker will be Jean Chamberlain, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at McMaster University, said Melissa Gross, a communication representative for WIHN.
According to Gross, Chamberlain is a renowned speaker who has traveled to Africa and various other countries within the third world, raising awareness about women's health.
"It is a great way to broaden people's knowledge on this subject and is just as beneficial for people who are simply interested in this topic," she said.
Chamberlain will be speaking at 7 p.m. in Room 146 of the Medical Sciences Building and admission is open to anyone.
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