Looking to help
The Leisure Support Program is looking for volunteers to assist
them in providing care for the disabled.
"The Leisure Support
Program helps adults in the community who don't receive support
from other agencies," said Kathy Pierson, co-ordinator
of Western's volunteer support services. "It has been running
"It's a small program
but we're looking for volunteers," Pierson said. "Everybody
has their own individual program whether it's going to the theatre,
tutoring or going for a walk - whatever the people we support
want to do in their leisure time."
"We will be at the [Western]
volunteer fair too and students can meet us there for more information,"
Pierson said. For more information, call the Leisure Support
Program at 661-6408 and ask for Kathy Pierson or the program
coordinator, Heather Burns.
Western academic to be honoured
On Sep. 8, 2002, Dr. Sandy Kirkley, an orthopedic surgeon at
London Health Sciences Centre, was killed in a plane crash along
with her husband Michael.
LHSC teamed up with Western to create the
Dr. Sandy Kirkley Research Centre which will continue the work
she started and was so committed to, said Jim Silcox, vice-dean
of education at the faculty of medicine and dentistry. The Centre
depends upon private contributions, he explained.
The Centre will eventually have a permanent
Chair which will be in charge of the research. Until the funds
are available, he added, there is a temporary lecturer position
which will provide guidance for the research. "It's a beginning,"
Silcox said the community reacted very positively
to the idea because the Centre reflects what a "young,
dynamic person" Kirkley was. At the time of her death,
Kirkley was in charge of 21 projects which will now be continued
by the Centre.
- Shannon D'Arcy
Western artwork on display
Artsies at Western will be thrilled to have something to entertain
themselves with as the McIntosh Gallery will be putting on a
From Sep. 11 to Oct. 26 the McIntosh Gallery
will commemorate Western's 125th anniversary with a collection
of 115 pieces of art drawn from approximately 2,800 presently
at the Gallery.
"[Art pieces are] selected on the basis
that all have been donated rather than purchased," said
Catherine Elliot Shaw, curator of the Gallery. This exhibit
is unique because the gallery usually displays collections from
a particular artist or as a part of a theme, she explained,
adding the exhibit will display art works from over 110 different
local, national and international artists.
Shaw will lead a walking tour on Thu., Oct.
9 at 12:15 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Thursday 12 p.m.
to 7 p.m. and Friday to Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.