Volume 92, Issue 57

Friday, January 8, 1999

the roof is on fire


Advice going east

Fire sparks safety reminders

Ontario boosts research projects through matching grant

Bizarre tragedy hits Bishop's

Crime stepped back during patrol's 10 years


Caught on campus


Playing with ethical issues

While the birds and the bees may not be the topic of conversation, Western students can learn about obstetrics and gynecology in story form today.

Western professor Jeff Nisker is giving a lecture hosted by the department of epidemiology and biostatistics. Nisker will be speaking of ethical issues within his field of study of obstetrics and gynecology.

Nisker said he is planning a surprise presentation on ethical issues regarding the delivery of health care. "We must feel what the patient feels in order to have an understanding of the morality issues involved," Nisker said. He added he enjoys getting his audiences involved in his presentations.

According to Nisker, the talk is open to anyone who is interested. He is speaking today at 2 p.m. in the Medical Sciences Building, Room 148.


Awareness of the student body

Flush stress and poor self-image down the toilet next week.

Living in health and happiness is the theme of the Body Image and Nutrition Awareness Week, running from Jan. 11 to 15.

Anne Zok, a nutritionist for housing and food services at Western and one of the coordinators of the event, said the week will feature various exhibits from the Heart and Stroke Foundation as well as Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

"The importance [of the week] goes without saying. It'll help make students more aware with what services are on campus and it will deal with issues that can cause students stress which can affect academics," she said.

According to Zok, each day will have its own focus ranging from nutrition to safety. Students are welcome to attend the exhibits each day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m..


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