Jobs now accessible, but not like Paris Hilton
The National Educational Association of Disabled Students has
launched its Online Work System.
NOWS is a website that enables students and recent graduates
with disabilities to upload their resumés on the site
and apply online for work, said NEADS co-ordinator Frank Smith.
Employers can then download these resumés and consider
applicants for employment, he added.
According to Smith, the development of the site has been taking
place over the last few years. “We’ve been involved
in student leadership programs, [national] forums and have
[considered] the issues that students face in the transition
from school to work,” he said.
“In the short period of time that it’s been available,
the site has been quite a success,” Smith noted. Since
the launch of NOWS in late October, over 150 students and recent
graduates have posted their resumés on the site, he
said, adding quite a large number of employers, including General
Electric Canada and many banks, have registered with the site
New rez for Burberry crowd
Though a much cheaper and equally spacious option would have
been a Greyhound bus capable of ferrying Huron students to
Club Phoenix and on Tiffany shopping sprees, Huron University
College instead opted for a 58-student residence to be completed
in Sept. 2004.
The new suite-style residence will primarily accommodate first-year
students and will lessen demand on Huron’s other student
housing properties for upper-year students, said Huron Principal
“We’re running out of room,” she said, adding
there has been no new residence constructed on Huron property
since 1963. “We’ve grown tremendously since then.”
The new residence will enable Huron to continue to offer a
room guarantee to all first-year students, something Lumpkin
said is highly valued by the college’s prospective students.
Applications for upper-year student spots in residence must
be submitted in writing by no later than Feb. 2, 2004 to Sharon
Robertson, director of Student Services and Ancillary Operations
Students pacified, but they like it
If you ever thought faculty at Western do not contribute money
towards your education, you’re wrong: whether you are
aware of it or not, they do.
Each year, the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association
awards 35 scholarships within various faculties across campus.
According to Jane Laforge, administrative officer for UWOFA,
the scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the faculty,
but usually are awarded to students with the highest marks.
“Awards are funded by a portion of union dues paid by
the faculty, [and] they are allocated based on enrollment [within
faculties],” Laforge said.
In addition to awarding general scholarships, UWOFA also distributes
a number of named awards, given to students in specific departments,
The awards ceremony took place yesterday between 4 p.m. and
6 p.m. at Michael’s in Somerville House.