What we can learn
The University Students' Council has planned a Sept. 11 memorial which will begin at 10 a.m. this morning in the University Community Centre atrium.
According to USC communications officer Kadie Ward, the event will consist of three speakers and will last approximately 40 minutes. Peter Mercer, Western's VP-administration, will address the issue of academic freedom in the wake of the terrorist attacks.
Western history professor C. A. Ruud will address the topic of the effects of living through historical events from a Canadian perspective.
There will also be a presentation on religion from the Chaplain's office.
A time for peaceful reflection
A gathering will be held this morning at Brescia University College to commemorate the first anniversary of Sept. 11.
The inter-faith gathering will begin at 9 a.m. in the living room of the St. James building at Brescia. The memorial is open to all members of the Western community who wish to attend.
"It's a time for people to gather and pause and reflect on how each of us can personally bring peace to our part of the world,"said Sister Theresa Mahoney of Brescia.
Run for a cure
Once again, the participants of the Terry Fox run are gearing up to march in memory of a man and his very worthy cause.
Since its inception, the local Terry Fox Run has managed to raise over $200,000 for cancer research and continues to raise large sums of money each year, said Terry Fox commissioner Adrienne Kennedy, adding the event is expected to bring in at least $7,000.
The run will be held on Sunday, Sept. 15, with registration beginning at 10 a.m. on Concrete Beach, Kennedy said, adding the event will begin at noon.