Volume 93, Issue 30
Friday, October 22, 1999
King's College's centre for social concern will host two sets of speakers next Tuesday and Wednesday to offer a perspective on current social issues.
Devin Hanes, volunteer organizer at the centre, said the leading member of the Socialist Workers Party in Britain, John Rees, will be talking about NATO and the United Nations.
He will examine the humanitarian aspect and purposes of UN and NATO interventions, he said. Hanes added Rees can be heard in the student lounge at King's, Tuesday at 1 p.m..
The following day, Hanes said the organizer of Oregon's farmworker union, Alice Gates, the campaign for labour rights organizer Melinda St. Louis and activist Rosa Solis will visit the lounge at 7 p.m..
Several volunteer organizations from around London will find a place to nest at Western's CentreSpot next week, encouraging students to volunteer for special causes.
Pamela Wong and Hina Zaman, volunteer commissioners for the University Students' Council, said this year's fair is called "Let the Volunteer Bug Bite You!," and it helps create a special link between Western students and non-profit organizations.
"This is one of the main ways in recruiting dedicated volunteers," Zaman said. She added approximately 50 agencies will visit the campus, including Meals on Wheels and the Make a Wish Foundation.
A volunteer Western information desk will also be available for those who want to learn what they can do to help out at Western, Zaman added.
National Occupational Therapy Week starts Monday and Western's OT students are getting ready to help.
Students from the faculty will be manning a booth in the atrium all week, providing information to students who want to know how to get involved in occupational therapy.
"Occupational therapists enable people that have incurred disabilities to return, through adaptation in their actions or the environment, to levels of function," said Dan Gautier, a second-year occupational therapy student.
He added there will be equipment on display as well information regarding different areas of practice and the entrance requirements for different schools.
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