Volume 96, Issue 9
Thursday September 12, 2002

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News Briefs

Prez goes for third term

While he may be a French knight, Western President Paul Davenport can not avoid a professional review by his peers.

A presidential review committee has been established to assess a possible third term for Davenport. According to Robert Colcleugh, chair of the Board of Governors and the Presidential Review Committee, the review committee will be following the protocol adopted in 1995 when Davenport was reviewed for his second term.

"Dr. Davenport has shown interest in being appointed for a third term," Colcleugh said

Colcleugh said he hoped the committee would have a recommendation prepared for the BOG meeting on Nov. 28.

Davenport's second five-year term is finished on Jun. 30, 2004.



Brazilian honours

One of Western's top dogs has received one of the highest honours from the Brazilian government.

Ted Hewitt, Western's associate VP-research, has been awarded the Commander of the Order of Rio Branco by the Brazilian Ministry of State for Foreign Affairs.

Hewitt said he has been doing research in Brazil for nearly two decades and has helped to mediate relations between the Canadian and Brazilian governments.

"It's a tremendous honour to receive an award from a country where I've been doing work for such a long time," Hewitt said.

–Kelly Marcella

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