Volume 94, Issue 92

Thursday, March 15, 2001


USC budget gets the green light

VP hopefuls near election day

Strip search ends Trent standoff

Case of the phony professor sparks inquiry

Farmer protest slows down the 401 - Lack of gov't funding causes outrage


Planet Me


American expert to give straight talk on global warming

An American environmental science expert who has spoken often about global warming in front of the US Congress will share his big brain with the Western community next Tuesday.

S. Fred Singer, president of the Science Environmental Policy Project, will deliver a talk in which he is expected to suggest that popular perceptions about global warming may not be true, said Paul Sullivan, Western's chair of applied mathematics.

"For us, this is a very high-profile, annual event," Sullivan said, explaining Singer has been invited as a Nerenberg lecturer. The annual lecture series is designed to bring to campus experts in applied mathematics who have shown an ability to explain their ideas to broad, non-technical audiences, he said.

Singer will give his general audience talk at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 20 in University College's Conron Hall.

Earlier that day, he will give a more technical lecture for those with a particular interest in the subject at 2 p.m. in room 204 of the Western Sciences Centre.

Off campus dons get charitable

Western's 33 off campus dons have had a strong year of fundraising, racking up about $7,000 for a variety of good causes on campus and beyond.

Michael Mumby, an off campus don in his second-year of a history and political science degree, said he and all of his fellow dons pitched in to help raise funds for such charitable causes as cystic fibrosis research, the Terry Fox Foundation, the Women's Community House, the University Students' Council food bank and the Battered Women's Advocacy Centre.

Funds were raised through Shinerama, hair-beading and the sale of crafts during Orientation Week, as well as a raffle at Christmas, Mumby said.

Off-campus dons have similar responsibilities to those of conventional, residence dons, Mumby explained. Each one organizes social events and provides information and help to about 30 to 40 first-year students living off campus, he said.

–Mike Murphy

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