over TAs, workload
As class enrollment increases in first-year
classes, the number of teaching assistants employed to handle
tutorial sessions and mark assignments may not be rising accordingly.
Yet, faculty may be forced to rely more heavily on their TAs
if they are faced with larger class sizes and reduced opportunity
for one-on-one contact with students.
Council unveils its
The new academic year has brought forth a
plethora of initiatives from the University Students' Council
Board of Directors, which were presented at last night's USC
USC President Paul Yeoman has initiatives
such as his Living Campus Project, which will include social
events like 'Western Idol' and DJ competitions. "They're
geared to be events that people can take part in on campus outside
of class," Yeoman explained.
Dumb kids getting
herpes, the clap
There is no doubt there is now more information
about safe sex to pass on to adolescents than there was in 1989,
but a new study suggests Canadian teens may not care.
According to the Canadian Youth, Sexual Health
and HIV/AIDS Study, conducted in 2002, one-third of girls and
one-half of boys among the over 11,000 students surveyed in
grades 7, 9 and 11 agreed it was "all right to have casual
Lesbians and blubber
a package deal: study
A recent study found lesbians weigh more and
carry more weight around their waistlines than heterosexual
women, putting them at higher risk for cardiovascular illness
such as heart disease.
Co-principle investigator Stephanie Roberts
and her colleagues at the School of Nursing at the University
of California, San Francisco, surveyed 324 lesbians over the
age of 40 living in California and compared them with their
similarly-aged heterosexual sisters.
upon a time...
Once upon a time in a faraway land there lived
the happy people of Ontario existing under the rule of Dave
Peterson, warlord of the Liberal clan.
One day Peterson began hearing rumours of
a dreaded recession monster lurking around the Ontario countryside
devouring jobs and threatening Peterson's hold on his realm.
Williams Coffee Pub opened yesterday in the
University Community Centre's Centrespot, vying for students'
wallets amid established competitors such as Tim Hortons and
"As an alternative to our other coffee
operations, we believed [Williams] was a good fit," said
Frank Miller, director of hospitality services at Western, the
owner of the Williams, Tim Hortons and Quotes operations.
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