Volume 93, Issue 43

Tuesday, November 16, 1999


Patron stabbed at the Wave

Research to further pig/human transplant goals

CIBC donates $1 million to fund new programs

Project on garbage wins award

A glass of booze a day keeps the doctor away

Gas and fire cause false alarms, not panic

Chaplains to give peace a chance

Caught on campus


Chaplains to give peace a chance

Western Chaplains and a variety of university faith organizations are teaming up to offer students a multi-faith perspective on violence.

Beyond Violence '99, is a presentation which will focus on peaceful responses to violent situations within different religious denominations, including the Christian, Sikh and Muslim faiths.

Lynn Godfrey, Western Chaplain and co-organizer of this year's peace initiative, said she hopes the presentation will increase people's awareness of some of the very basic truths and teachings within different religions. "We're not speaking out against violence in any specific form, just violence in general," she said.

The presentation will be held in the McKellar Room in the University Community Centre today at 4 p.m..

–Emily Smart

Study to prove seniors get better with age

Aside from their discount at the local mall, seniors may have more to smile about now that a Western professor is endeavouring to raise the senior-citizen's profile in the community.

Carol McWilliam, nursing professor at Western and co-chair of the National Consensus Committee, plans to demonstrate how life can improve for seniors with a new study launched this weekend.

Working with a $330,000 grant from the federal government, the study, called the National Consensus Process, hopes to show that improved policies and programs specific to the elderly can encourage them to take better care of their health.

The study is expected to conclude by March 2001.

–Chloe Mathieu

Talking in memoriam

Maintaining good ethics in business will be discussed in the 9th Annual Lynda Shaw Memorial Lecture.

Abbyann Lynch, president of Associated Medical Services and a member of the Order of Canada, will present "Values at the Bottom Line: A Case to Consider," said Chris Seres, a mechanical engineering professor at Western.

Seres said the lecture series was established in the memory of Lynda Shaw, a third-year mechanical engineering student who was murdered while returning to Western from home to write her exams. He added the lecture is open to all those who wish to attend.

This year's lecture will take place Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Engineering Sciences Building.

–Natasha Marko

For the record

The annual University Students' Council/Gazette football grudge match was held Sunday with all too familiar results.

Battling the environment, tricky field conditions and questionable officiating, The Gazette's gladiators overcame the odds and countered an early USC score with two unanswered touchdowns to put the game out of reach.

The final score reflected a convincing 14-7 Gazette victory. The game's only injury? USC pride.

–Dave Yasvinski

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