Volume 95, Issue 97

Tuesday, April 9, 2002
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New condoms of no use at "new" Brescia

By Jeff Hignett
Gazette Staff

Dianne Cunningham made her way around campus Friday, changing school names and giving money to students for dirt, landfills and safe sex.

The Ontario Centre of Excellence and the riding offices of MPPs Dianne Cunningham (PC-London North Centre) and Frank Mazzilli (PC-London-Fanshawe) hosted an awards presentation to the winners of the OCE's Industrial Master's Practice Scholarship, Entrepreneurial Fellowship and Cooperative Research Award Funding last week.

OCE is a $32 million government program that receives approximately $30 million from industry participation, explained Geoff Clarke, chair of the council of presidents for the OCE.

"Our role is to be part of the innovation system," Clarke said, noting 2,000 students are part of OCE programs.

Cunningham, the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, presented certificates to each of the students and commented on the importance of the OCE.

"The OCE is set up for a purpose and we don't feel as a government we can have success or investment if we don't underline invention and innovation," she said.

Chong Han, 29, a Western electrical engineering student, received $37,000 for his portable soil nutrient analyzer; 25-year-old PhD candidate Jon Southen received $5,000 for his research for better landfill liners and mechanical engineering students Rob Shuyler, 23 and Paul Cardoso, 24 received $37,000 for their company, Taz Condoms Incorporated.

Shuyler and Cardoso are designing a condom to "eliminate the inherent awkwardness from putting on a condom," Cardoso said.

"We are proud as a government to support [students] and want to continue to," Cunningham said.

Also on Friday morning, Cunningham was at Brescia College to announce the changing of the school's official name to Brescia University College.

The change will help better-identify the school as a university, hopefully eliminating confusion that it is a separate college, said Brescia principal Theresa Topic.

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