W-Boys & Girls getting nakeder?
Western's boys and girls will get a chance to bare it all again
- well, most of it, anyway.
The outlet for their impending fame is this year's "W-Girls"
and "W-Boys" calendar. It was started by former Ivey
student Lucas Atkins two years ago. He made $40,000 and donated
proceeds to the Sep. 11 firefighters. The following year sales
dropped to $5,000 because the calendar was not as artistic or
sexy, said Daniel Sorger, lead organizer of the calendar sales.
"This year's calendar will be much sexier while maintaining
[its] integrity," Sorger said, adding all models will be
Western students. Out of the list of potential models, "thirty
to forty [models will be selected] to an afternoon at [Club]
Phoenix for drinks and formal evaluation," Sorger explained.
All proceeds this year will go to the Canadian AIDS Society.
A sign-up sheet can be found at the Cottage Tanning Co. Salon
on the lower level of the University Community Centre.
Western gets adrenal rush
Forced kidney transplants in ice-filled bathtubs may soon be
unnecessary, thanks to provincial grant money.
Ontario's Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has made the
London Health Sciences Centre the second site in Ontario for
kidney-pancreas transplants. A grant of $595,200 will be used
to support eight kidney-pancreas transplants over the next year.
"Kidney-pancreas transplants will add another dimension
to LHSC's Multi-Organ Transplant Program and complement our
well-recognized research in transplantation," said LHSC
President Tony Dagnone in a statement.
"This announcement is wonderful news for patients with
diabetes and kidney failure," said William Wall, director
of LHSC's Multi-Organ Transplant Program. "The transplant
team looks forward to making a huge difference in the lives
of these patients," he remarked in a statement.
Last year 45 kidney-pancreas transplants were performed in
Canada. The transplants correct kidney failure and end diabetes
- and that's no urban legend.
The Rhodes to Oxford
Do you shine, exemplify leadership and stand above the rest?
You may have what it takes to be the next Rhodes Scholar.
Eleven Rhodes Scholarships are currently available to Canadian
male and female students who have received an undergraduate
degree and are interested in continuing their studies at Oxford
University in England. The award includes both university fees
and living expenses.
According to B. D. Jameson from the Office of the President,
Western students are looking at good odds. Three Western students
have been awarded this scholarship in the last seven years,
"The primary thing that they're looking for is academic
achievement, but also a broad background in volunteer service,
student government and community services - particularly with
regard to leadership skills," Jameson said. "Interviews
begin early in November [and] the first cut is made around then."
For more information or to pick up an application, visit the
Office of the President in the Stevenson-Lawson building. Completed
forms should be returned to Jameson by Oct. 14.
You know what they say about Ivey girls...
Canada's 100 most powerful women have been given a chance to
Western's Richard Ivey School of Business and the Women's
Executive Network have selected the 100 most highly accomplished
Canadian women as recipients of an award.
The winners will be announced at Canada's Most Powerful Women
Summit on Nov. 28 at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto. The
final list was whittled down from 162 nominees who were selected
from four categories: corporate executives, entrepreneurs, public
sector leaders and trailblazers.
According to Ivey's director of public affairs, Maura Paré,
the importance of these awards is to recognize women who have
reached success not only at a corporate level, but also based
on community involvement.
Since the awards are reserved for women from the public and
social sector, trailblazing students are not eligible, Paré
said, but added they are encouraged to attend the event to see
the endless possibilities for accomplishment in the business