Volume 94, Issue 103

Wednesday, April 4, 2001


Med students rally against hight tuition

USC applauds students and profs

CHRW gets a national nod for excellence

Downtown surveillance cameras set to be on the lookout this summer

Transit strike hits Victoria

Alberta students join fight for foothills


USC applauds students and profs

By Mike Murphy and Giovanni Paola
Gazette Staff

Western took some time out to recognize its special students and teachers yesterday afternoon, as the 10th annual Students' Awards Reception took place in the University Community Centre's McKellar Room.

Accolades were dealt to six students and four professors by the University Students' Council in conjunction with the Bank of Nova Scotia and Alumni Western.

"We've got a lot to be appreciative of," said Western president Paul Davenport, in his introductory address to the friends and well-wishers who were on hand.

In his speech, Davenport stressed the six student award recipients were not just academic achievers, but also well-rounded people who excelled in athletics, the arts, volunteering and student governance.

"We are not just book worms," Davenport said.

Winners of the Student Award of Merit, which recognizes students who make important contributions to university life, were Shawn Pulver, Brian Laski, Jeffrey Clayman and Andrew Kesteloot.

Laski, a fourth-year science major, said the award nicely caps off his career at Western. "It's an honour to be awarded in my last year at Western," he said. "I never expected an award, but this is a good way to sum up my experience over the last four years."

"I'm really, really happy about charity commissioner," said Kesteloot, a third-year geography and English student, referring to his role as this year's USC's head of philanthropy as one of his proudest achievements. He added his involvement with the Shinerama team also stands out as one of his most rewarding Western experiences.

Fourth-year honours business and law student Clayman, cited his work on the Student Code of Conduct, as this year's USC legal affairs officer, and his involvement with the Jewish Students' Union, as especially satisfying.

Students were not the only ones picking up hardware though, as the reception also recognized four professors nominated by students as outstanding educators.

Recipients of the Teaching Awards included English professor Alison Lee and Richard Ivey School of Business professor of management communications Alexandra Hurst. Also honoured were Laura Melnyk Gribble, an instructor of experimental psychology and Marie Heisz, a professor in the faculty of social science.

Also picking up awards were two first-year students who won the Future of Western award, namely. Pre-medical student Debbie Luk and scholar's electives major Carmen Barnett.

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