Everyone loves deadlines
With the raging popularity of line-ups, paperwork and bureaucracy,
Western has rolled out its annual information campaign designed
to keep you in school for yet another year.
The time has come for returning students to think about their
program plans, future goals and course decisions for next year.
The Office of the Registrar has set up an information booth
in the lower level of the University Community Centre for students
to ask questions and get general information about counselling
sessions and the New Academic Choices program. The booth is “a
way to get the word out that it is necessary to submit an intent
to register form by February 20th,” said Scott Haggerty,
enrollment officer for Western.
The service, across from Pit Stop, is set up to help students
figure out “what to do and how to do it regarding the
intent to register process,” said Mariam Lamou, enrollment
assistant. Students can visit the booth until Wednesday, Feb.
18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Haggerty confirmed Academic calendars and other academic publications
are available at all faculty counselling locations and online
Students looking for the perfect addition to their resumés
need look no further than the Student Award of Merit or the
Future of Western Award.
“I think Western has a huge population of very involved
and dedicated students, and although their actions carry intrinsic
benefits, sometimes it is necessary to recognize the best of
the best,” said Matt Huether, VP-student affairs of the
University Students’ Council.
Huether explained there are different criteria for the two
awards. “The Student Awards of Merit are for upper-year
students who excelled in at least three of the following categories:
academics, student government, philanthropy, athletics, music,
dance or fine arts.”
“The Future of Western Awards are rewarded to first-year
students who have made outstanding contributions in at least
two of those categories,” he added.
Nominations for both awards, which can be dropped off at the
USC office in Rm. 340 of the University Community Centre or
submitted online, are being accepted until Friday, Feb. 20.
Officially, the awards will be presented during a ceremony
on Apr. 2 — just in time for your summer job interviews.
London in need of family physicians
In need of a greater number of family physicians in the city,
London is initiating a health task force as part of the state
of the city address devised by Mayor Anne Marie DeCicco.
Included in the task force is Tom Freeman, chair of family
medicine at Western.
“Each [member of the task force will] bring some expertise
to the table,” Freeman explained, noting he was asked
by the mayor to take part in the team.
“[The task force is] appropriate [because it] addresses
a community issue [that] requires more comprehensive community
resource and integration,” Freeman noted. The mayor hopes
through this task force the city of London will be able to
attract more physicians and prevent existing doctors from leaving,
As the task force has not yet conducted a meeting, Freeman
said its formation was much welcomed. “[It is a] positive
and appropriate step for the city to be taking in a time of
shortage of medical personnel.”
You mean I don’t get
Do-gooders and resumé-padders alike will be pleased
to know that Pillar-Voluntary Sector Network will be holding
its first annual Nonprofit and Charitable Expo.
“The event is a great opportunity for students to see
the services available within London, both volunteer and career
wise,” said Beth De Long, the executive director of the
Pillar-Voluntary Sector Network.
Individuals can attend free workshops dealing with topics
such as privacy legislation, resources for fundraisers and
planned giving, she said.
The event will also feature the city’s first London
Community Innovation Awards. “The awards were created
as a way of recognizing the work done by the nonprofit sector,” said
Nonprofit & Charitable Expo 2004 committee chair Jennifer
The event takes place at the Hudson Bay Passage at the London
Central Library and runs from Mar. 1 to 3 from 9 a.m. to 5