LAST UPDATED: Wednesday February 19, 2003 - 12:00 p.m.
sends message to politicians
As part of the SmartVote
campaign, 4,928 letters from Western students were sent to Queen's Park
yesterday, to highlight the importance of post-secondary education as
an issue in the upcoming provincial election.
"[The letters are meant] to send a message to the government saying
that we're watching and we want to see education as a priority,"
said Dave Ford, governmental affairs commissioner for the University
Students' Council. The letter-writing campaign began last October, he
Smoking will soon be illegal in London's bars, according to London's City
Council, who voted Monday night 12-7 in favour of enacting the new bylaw.
features educational goodies
For the sixth year in a row, Canada's federal government has produced
a balanced budget, which features a $14 billion increase in spending on
a wide-variety of public services, including a large increase towards
TAs talkin' tough
teaching assistants at the University of British Columbia are ready to
The picket signs came out last Thursday at UBC, as approximately 200 to
300 members of the teaching assistant union – Canadian Union of
Public Employees local 2278 – came out in organized strike action.
Funding to aid abuse
A London cultural
centre is seeing green, after receiving provincial funding to assist
the victims of domestic abuse.
On Monday, the London Across Languages Centre received $209,891 from
the Ministry of Citizenship, in a presentation made by Dianne Cunningham,
the London North-Centre member of provincial parliament.
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PUT THREE SUPREMELY TALENTED MUSICIANS AROUND HIM AND HE COULD
BE RINGO STARR. Ian McKay, a first-year music student, snared some attention
with his remarkable ability to hit stuff with sticks.
As part of a celebration honouring
the 200th anniversary of Talbot's settlement, the exhibit Thomas
Talbot: Man and Myth pulls its visitors back into a time
of growth and opportunity, when the surrounding area of London
was wild and uncivilized.
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bring good music home
We did it for the nookie
we have absolutely no idea how to pick up objects of our affection.
The answer: Operation Pick Up.
The objective: talk to, dance with, woo, taunt and flirt with as
many people as possible and get them to call you the next day.
new C&C every Thursday!