can vote, the Chinese still can’t
Western students who cast their vote at this year’s University
Students’ Council elections will get a chance to win
The incentive to encourage students to cast their ballots
consists of three prizes of dinner for two with movie tickets
courtesy of The Wave and Western Film, confirmed USC communications
officer Liz Berman.
An X-Box will also be awarded to the residence with the highest
percentage of voter turnout, she added.
“It is very important for students to vote because the
USC sets the direction for the upcoming year with respect to
student fees, social events, as well as what issues to lobby,” Berman
Voting takes place today and tomorrow, online at www.usc.uwo.ca,
Additional computers will be set up in the University Community
Centre atrium and the Social Science Centre. Both student and
PIN numbers are required, she explained, adding the polls opened
last night at midnight, and will close at 8 p.m. tomorrow.
Election results will be broadcast live from The Wave on CHRW
94.9 FM and TV Western tomorrow at 9 p.m..
Engineering building opens
Yesterday was the official opening of a new building on campus,
or for those of us who enjoyed parking in the Thompson parking
lot, that big awful parking spot stealer.
According to Franco Berruti, dean of engineering, the new
building was named the Thompson Engineering Building due to
the sizable contribution by Western alumni John and Melinda
“[Western’s faculty of engineering] needed to
catch up with technology,” Berruti said, adding the engineering
undergraduate population has grown by 60 per cent. The new
80,000 square feet of space will offer greater space for research
and the teaching staff, he explained.
A tour of the building, as part of the grand opening, revealed
a new state-of-the-art 3D visual simulation room. “[The
technology will be used in] the simulation of medical images
used in training physicians,” said Rajni Patel professor
in the department of electrical and computer engineering.
Moran leaves, French Knight lonely
Western’s VP-academic and provost has decided to call
it quits and return to the much-revered world o’ teaching.
“I’ve decided not to let my name stand for another
term,” said Greg Moran, whose second and final term ends
on June 30, 2005. Moran has served in the position for the past
“I will miss this job tremendously, but I think it’s
the right move for me and the university,” he said. “I
want to go back [to teaching].”
Moran is a professor of psychology and an expert in child
development. He has taught Introduction to Psychology in the
past and expressed interest in reprising the role. “I
came to the university to be a researcher and a teacher,” he
According to Moran, a search committee has been struck by
Western President Paul Davenport to find a new VP-academic
Cough up a lung, get a tulip
What do fresh flowers and lung cancer have in common? More
than you think.
The Lung Association is looking for volunteers for their seventh
annual Breath of Spring Tulip Day to be held from Mar. 1 until
Mar. 4, confirmed Gordon Blake, community projects assistant
for the Association.
“There will be [a number of] areas for students to get
involved in, such as setting up orders, helping out with delivery
and the sale of the tulips at 10 different locations in London,” he
“Really we’re looking for three to four hours
from each volunteer between Monday, Mar. 1 and Thursday, Mar.
4,” Blake said. “Volunteers must be at least 18-years-[old]
and a non-smoker,” he added.
“[The project is] important because it raises funds
to help those afflicted with [various] lung diseases such as
asthma and lung cancer,” Blake said.
Anyone interested can call the Lung Association at 453-9086
or visit their website at www.on.lung.ca.