The Western flag adorning the tower of University College will
be flown at half-mast today in honour of a Western employee
who recently passed away.
Lori Dos Santos lost her battle with a brain tumour and passed
away this passed Sunday at London Health Sciences University
Hospital, said Marty Kreiswirth, the dean of graduate studies.
She was 45.
Mother of Kyle and wife of Mario Dos Santos, Lori dedicated
15 years to Western and worked in the faculty of law and school
of journalism. She last held a position as recruitment officer
in the graduate studies department, Kreiswirth said.
For those interested in commemorating her life, Kreiswirth
confirmed the celebration of her life will be held today at
the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m., located at 520
Donations in Dos Santos’ honour can be made to the London
Health Sciences Centre, the Canadian Cancer Society or the
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. Tributes may also be left
at Lori’s remembrance website at www.mem.com/display/biography
More Middle East messages
Two speakers will be on campus today to offer an inside look
at the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Mat Abramsky, president of the Israel Action Committee — which
is organizing the event — said the “Let’s
Talk Peace” event will be a “fantastic opportunity,” with
over 400 students expected to attend.
The speakers are New York radio personality Rabbi Tovia Singer
and Walid Shoebat, a former member of the Palestinian Liberation
Organization. Abramsky said the event’s purpose is to “bring
a positive image of Israel and further the debate to finding
Singer and Shoebat will be speaking at the Richard Ivey School
of Business, Rm. 1R40, at 5 p.m.. Tickets will not be available
at the door, but can be picked up free at the IAC table in
the University Community Centre atrium.
Exciting and sassy tax volunteers needed
The University Students’ Council is looking for volunteers
(no specific skills required), to assist during the free March
Income Tax Clinic.
Volunteers are required to attend one training session on
either Saturday, Feb. 14 or Saturday, Mar. 13, explained USC
Income Tax Clinic Commissioner Geraldine Goco, adding representatives
from the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency will provide all
the training and skills required.
During the clinic, volunteers will be asked to put in a minimum
of two two-hour shifts. “[The shifts will be flexible
and] no volunteers will be scheduled to volunteer during class
time,” she stated.
Goco said all interested students must submit an application,
available in the USC’s main office — Rm. 340 of
the University Community Centre — by 4 p.m. on Wednesday,
Jan. 28. Applications are also available online, at www.usc.uwo.ca/tax.
“The clinic is a valuable service provided to students
and for volunteers,” Goco said.