Volume 93, Issue 48
Wednesday, November 24, 1999
Red ribbons for everyone
For students looking for pertinent information on AIDS, there are events planned for the remainder of AIDS Awareness Week, which runs until Friday.
University Students' Council VP-campus issues Perry Monaco said the AIDS Committee of London and the London-Middlesex Health Unit will be in the University Community Centre atrium to give out red ribbons and information about the deadly disease.
"It's an important issue students need to know about," Monaco said. He added many more young people are getting the disease and safe sex should be practiced by everyone.
Monaco said students can also attend information sessions offered by Student Health Services in all residences.
Students are also reminded to pick up free condoms in all of Western's residences as well as in the UCC atrium.
The leader of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations is on campus this week.
Jason Aebig, the national director of CASA, is at Western today through Friday to answer any and all student and faculty concerns in the atrium of the University Community Centre, said Mark Kissel, VP-education for the University Students' Council and CASA's Ontario regional director.
Aebig is also scheduled to make a presentation at the University Students' Council meeting tonight to answer questions regarding the role of CASA and how it works.
His visit corresponds with the "Education Builds a Nation" campaign which started last month on Parliament Hill.
Aebig's stop at Western is part of a whirlwind tour which includes all 18 CASA schools.
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