Prof. Vance says remember to remember
Jonathan Vance, associate professor of history at Western,
is currently researching connections between conflict, national
identity and culture. Vance is interested in the history
of Remembrance Day and changes in ideas of nationalism and
war over time.
“[Remembrance Day] should be used as a way to focus on
individuals who have lost their lives in wars, rather than
as a day to protest war,” Vance said. He feels attitudes
toward Remembrance Day have steadily become more positive in
“Remembrance Day has brought about real changes in the
past 10 to 15 years. It used to be frowned upon from an early
militaristic age that was coloured by Vietnam,” Vance
According to Vance, recent societal interest in Canadian history
and development has brought about a more positive image of
Remembrance Day, pointing to the 50th Anniversary of the D-Day
invasion in 1994 that gave military recognition a positive
There will be Remembrance Day ceremonies taking place today
in the University Community Centre atrium at 11 a.m..
Frat boys to flash for cash: oglers welcome
Like to gawk at hot boys? Do it for charity!
On Wed., Nov. 12 at 8 p.m., the Alpha Phi foundation will be
holding its annual Mr. Greek contest at The Drink, said Katie
Stewart, vice-president of marketing for Alpha Phi. The event
is organized within Western’s fraternities and sororities,
but is open to anyone who wants to attend.
“All the frats will be [providing] one member as a contestant
and the six presidents of the sororities will act as judges,” Stewart
said. The frat boys will strut their stuff in formal wear, a
talent competition, a question and answer period and even a partial
strip show, she explained. “It’s a beauty pageant
for the boys.”
The event will raise money for cardiac care for women, Stewart
said. Tickets will be $5 in advance or $10 at the door.
“There will be a party afterwards at The Drink,” Stewart
said, noting cardiac care is very important to Alpha Phi because
cardiac ailments are one of the number one killers among Canadian
Good-bye post-partum pounds!
Researchers at Western have received a grant for a program
aimed at helping pregnant women reduce their risk of developing
“We are looking at the impact of nutrition and exercise
on preventing excessive weight gain and gestational diabetes
in pregnant Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women,” said
Michelle Mottola, director of Western’s R. Samuel McLaughlin
Exercise and Pregnancy lab.
“[Aboriginal women] have a high prevalence of diabetes
in their population and are put at greater risk for developing
diabetes during pregnancy,” she said, adding this is why
they have been targeted for the study.
“A long term goal of the Nutrition and Exercise Lifestyle
Intervention Program is to provide the Aboriginal community with
information for their pregnant women,” Mottola explained.
The study is in its initial stages and needs more subjects,
she said. “We are interested in speaking to any pregnant
woman that would like to participate.”
For more information on NELIP, call 661-2111, ext. 88366.
Copy centre relocates — lazy
kids to fail
Making photocopies could now mean an extra five minutes of
walking. To the dismay of lazy students, the Social Sciences
Copy Centre and Graphic Services Administration & Design
has relocated to the Central Food Commissary Building.
“The university asked us to relocate to make space for
the department of administrative and commercial studies, which
has undergone a major expansion,” said Bruce Maslen, assistant
director of graphic services.
“We are trying to minimize the disruption to our customers
as a result of the relocation,” Maslen said. “Everything
seems to be going according to plan. We anticipate to be fully
functional in the new facility as of early [this] week.”
According to Maslen, the new Copy Centre will continue to provide
the same services, but in a more spacious locale.