Volume 93, Issue 26

Wednesday, March 18, 1999


Throne speech fails to enthral

Robotic arm helps make history

Biotech incubator to attract research business

Harris makes hushed appearance at Western

Gas stations disconnect cellphones

Organization is key to conference


Caught on campus

Organization is key to conference

A student activist conference slated for tomorrow is attempting to gel the student movement at Western.

The centre for social concern at King's College will be hosting a student activist conference tomorrow and speakers from across the country will be visiting to offer their two cents, said conference co-ordinator Devin Haynes.

Haynes said the conference, which begins at 9 a.m. in Rm. SA150, will focus on topics ranging from the cancellation of Third World debt and eradicating sweatshops, to increasing access to education "It's all about basic rights – right to food, future and livelihood," he said.

In order to subsidize the conference's cost, Haynes said a registration fee of $10 will be collected at the door.

Tell it to the judge

Students at Western's law school were on their best behaviour yesterday when Supreme Court Justice Peter Corey was on hand to deliver a guest lecture.

Corey, who holds an affiliation with the faculty, said he was in London for the day and was invited to speak to law students on several topics, including judicial independence and impartiality.

"I heard some very good questions," he said, adding he plans to visit campus again next month.

–Paul-Mark Rendon

Pain, pain go away

Students for whom school is proving to be a pain in the back, might be interested in a chiropractic open house coming to the University Community Centre next week.

Experts from the London Chiropractic Health Centre will be on hand in the Atrium to answer questions about chiropractic health.

According to London chiropractor Tyler Eidt, students have found the information session to be extremely beneficial in helping them become aware of their increasing options in health care. This will be the fifth year the Health Centre has visited the University Community Centre.

–Lindsay Satterthwaite

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