Volume 96, Issue 3

Thursday, June 6, 2002
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"Real" world?

Off the cuff of glory

Ivey brings in the bucks

Gay and lesbian info hits the web

Western engineers hit the finish line in Michigan

London health officials battle "tanorexia"

Ship Liberal sailing into very rocky waters

Darth Chretien?

Double cohort applications process unclear

In the eyes of a reporter in sweats

Of egos, ethics and ignorance

News Briefs

News Briefs

Jobless? Penniless? Hopeless?

The London Student Employment Centre is looking to draw more students to this year's open house.

Students and employers alike will converge at the London Student Employment Centre's open house on Friday Jun. 7 between the hours of 12 p.m. and 2 p.m..

In past years, there has been a large turn-out in terms of employers, but few students have been involved in the event, said Pamela Vlasic, job developer at the London Student Employment Centre. Vlasic said she hoped this year's event will see an increase in student involvement.

Located at 137 Dundas Street, the centre is operated under the partnership of Fanshawe College, the Province of Ontario, Youth Opportunities Limited and the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy.

"The main goal this year is to bring more students out," Vlasic said, adding there will be refreshments, as well as many opportunities to network with possible employers.

"The fair is designed to create an opportunity for students and employers to network," Vlasic explained, noting everyone from the community is welcome to come and explore the many opportunities offered.

To register for the open house call the LSEC at (519) 645-5503.

–Derek Rhodenizer

New hero for canines and felines alike

Western has appointed a new director of animal and veterinary care, Geraldine Kent, who is set to begin her term Aug. 1, 2002.

"I am excited," Kent said, the current director of lab animal services at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and a cystic fibrosis researcher.

Kent will work alongside the University Council on Animal Care, the Animal Use Subcommittee and Western's VP-research Nils Petersen to develop a system of health care and safety protocols for animal research at Western.

She was required to give reasonable commitment to the directorship, as it is not a term position. Kent noted, however, that she will be continuing her cystic fibrosis research in Toronto.

The new animal care facility at Western is expected be completed in 2004 and Kent is part of the planning team. She is also part of the planning team for the London Regional Innovarium, a state-of-the-art research facility, which is still in the planning stages.

The Innovarium project is a partnership between Western, the Lawson Health Research Institute, the London Regional Cancer Center and the John P. Robarts Research Institute and will create new space for researchers from various institutions around London, Kent noted.

Kent said she has received a great response from the university and the London community in support of her new position.

–Kelly Marcella

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