Volume 95, Issue 79

Thursday, February 21, 2002
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Chewing the fat

A researcher at Western is looking for male students willing to increase their good fat and maybe lose a couple pounds of the bad stuff.

"It's become apparent that certain fats have the ability to increase metabolic rate and burn fat," said Eric Noreen, a PhD candidate in the exercise and nutrition program at the school of kinesiology.

Noreen said fats like Omega 3 are lacking in many people's diets. The six-week study will supplement these fats into subject's diets, ingested in pill form.

Sedentary, inactive males aged 18-35 are invited to participate in the study and can contact researchers in room 2235 of the 3M Centre.

Noreen said the study will require only a small time commitment and participants will not need to change their diets or exercise habits.

–Erin Conway-Smith

Ivey addition almost complete

Western's Richard Ivey School of Business will soon be welcoming the completion of its new atrium thanks to money raised through the Ivey Campaign.

Construction on the atrium began last June and is expected to be completed by late February, said Joe Secord, jobsite superintendent at Norlon Builders London.

The new atrium will contribute to the school's infrastructure by providing more space for an overcrowded facility.

Funding for the addition came from the Ivey Campaign, which fundraised over $78 million between 1995 and 2001.

"This campaign was all about generating funds to launch the school onto the international stage", said Ivey executive director Glen Yonemitsu.

"One of the biggest challenges in 1995 was that government support was not sufficient enough to allow for a world class education," he said. "Alumni really stepped up to support this school. I believe they've come to realize as the reputation of the school increases so does the value of their degree."

–Sarah Fraley

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