Volume 95, Issue 48

Tuesday, November 27, 2001
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Western support staff may strike

CHRW forgoes hygiene for cash

Brutal tales from Kunduz

Western must cover Games debt

Another tuition increase at Western?

Profs, store owners differ on economy

Western and Fanshawe get together

Vandalism and rolling stops

News Briefs

News Briefs

New administration appointed

Chemistry professor Nils Petersen was appointed Western's new VP-research last Thursday following a unanimous vote by the Board of Governors.

With future external funding of research at Western expected to exceed $120 million, Petersen will be in charge of promoting research activities such as private sector partnerships and global projects.

"I understand the importance of my appointment and I promise I will do all I can to meet and exceed expectations," Petersen said.

Petersen graduated from Western in 1972 with a bachelor of science degree and became a Western professor in 1982.

"He's the absolutely ideal person," said Western president Paul Davenport.

Petersen replaces Bill Bridger, who was VP-research between 1996 and 2001.

-–Joel Brown

Going to Paris for charity

This February, Western's largest formal event of the year will take you to Paris and back.

"Paris at Night: Une Soirée Enchantée" is the theme of this year's Charity Ball, set to take place on Feb. 2 at the London Convention Centre, said Charity Ball committee member Jenni Denniston.

The proceeds from this year's Charity Ball will go to Jesse's Journey, a local charity that raises funds for genetic research, and the Diabetes Association of Canada, to help with research and children's camps.

"We wanted one health-based charity and one, more people-based [charity]," Denniston said. "We chose Jesse's Journey because it was local and diabetes hit home with a lot of people on our committee."

Promotions for the formal will start in December and there will be a fashion show at the Wave and a silent auction at the end of January.

Tickets will go on sale next semester on Monday, Jan. 14 in the University Community Centre atrium.

All you need to know about sex

A new website is taking a real-life approach to all the questions Canadians have about sex.

Sexualityandu.ca was developed by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada to advise Canadians of all ages about information on sexual health and well-being, said Amanda Black, a clinical care fellow at Queen's University and SOGC member.

The site includes information about sexually transmitted diseases, sexual coercion and how to reduce the risk of unintended pregnancy. The site's advice comes from experts across the field of sexual health and is an ongoing project with new information added and updated often, she said.

"The site is not just knowledge driven, but behaviour-driven," Black said, adding the site advises people how to implement behavioural changes instead of just providing information.

–Kristina Lundblad

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