Volume 94, Issue 69
Thursday, January 25, 2001
Raising awareness about peace efforts in Mexico is the main focus of a new exposition at King's College.
The exposition consists of 22 panels depicting various aspects of Mexican lifestyle, health care, women's issues, native people and life under military control, said Bernie Hammond, the director of the Centre for Social Concern.
The exposition is sponsored by the Centre, which raises public awareness on a variety of local and global issues, Hammond said, adding the Centre has been involved in educating the community on social justice concerns for the past 20 years.
"With this exposition we are attempting to educate people in the London community about life in Mexico," Hammond added.
A panel discussion on Mexican farm workers in Canadian society is also being held at King's College on Jan. 27 at 7 p.m.. The exposition runs until Jan. 29 in the Cardinal Carter Library, where it will then begin its tour around North America. King's College is the opening exposition and the only one in Canada.
The University of Toronto has planned a memorial for professor David Buller, who was found murdered in his office last week, at 3 p.m. in this coming Saturday.
"I share the community's profound shock at this senseless tragedy," said U of T president, Robert Birgeneau in a statement released Tuesday. "Our thoughts are with David Buller's family, his students and colleagues and the many others whose lives he touched."
According to Faculty of fine art chair, Marc Gotlieb, Buller's courses are currently being re-organized. "Dave was well admired by many, many people, for whom this is a shocking loss of an old friend. Visual studies is a close-knit group for them David's death has been particularly hurtful," he said. "I believe David himself would urge that this act of violence not throw the program he loved off-course."
The murder investigation continues and an autopsy performed over the weekend confirmed Buller died as a result of stab wounds.
Students, faculty, staff and other members of the London community are invited to participate in an open discussion with Progressive Conservative leader Joe Clark, today in the University Community Centre's McKellar Room.
Scott Belton, governmental affairs commissioner for the University Students' Council, said he encourages students to take the opportunity to come out and learn more about the concerns of political groups.
"It will be really interesting to meet the former prime minister. He is well respected and it is important for students to hear different opinions regarding Canada's political future," he said.
According to Belton, the meeting will be an informal discussion directed by the audience and will most likely address issues on health care and education. Other members of the PC party, including Member of Parliament for Fundy Royal, John Herron, will be joining Clark.
Clark will be in the McKellar Room at 3 p.m. today.
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