Bev Greene, the University Students’ Council’s
general counsel, died from cancer Tuesday night.
“She had been battling [cancer] for the past year with
her unique brand of courage and spirit,” said USC general
manager Mark Sellars in an e-mail to USC staff.
Greene is survived by her mother and brother, he confirmed.
Before joining the USC, Greene worked within the university
administration for several years in the office of the VP-administration
and then on Special Projects with housing and ancillary services.
“While her time with the USC was of short duration,
her work ethic, dry sense of humour, her professionalism and
her ability to simplify and put in perspective complex issues
will be sorely missed,” Sellars noted.
The Women’s Issues Network will be hosting a discussion
concerning the continuing relevance of feminism today from
12 to 2 p.m. in the University Community Centre atrium.
“The Women’s Issues Network is a [University Students’ Council]
organization which promotes a Western campus free from racism,
sexism and homophobia, and provides an educational resource
centre on issues that are important to women,” explained
WIN co-ordinator Kara Wong.
“The theme of this discussion is to explain why feminism
is current and relevant in today’s society.”
For further information, call WIN at 661-2111 Ext. 82625 or
e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complain, bitch and whine
Attention all Mary Jane fans: if you are thinking of petitioning
the Alcohol and Drug Use section in the University Code of
Student Conduct, the time is now.
Students at Western have been invited to submit comments to
the University Code of Student Conduct Review Committee, explained
committee chair Susan Pepper.
“The code is a positive spirit that promotes respectful
conduct among the university community and outlines the behaviour
that students can expect when they come to Western,” she
“Recommendations of revisions to the Campus and Community
Affairs Committee of the Board of Governors will be made by
early March, and will be based on all the comments submitted,” Pepper
Written submissions should be sent by Friday, Jan. 23 to:
Dr. Susan Pepper, Chair, Student Code of Conduct Review Committee
C/O University Secretariat, Room 290, Stevenson-Lawson Building.
Calling all kiss-ups
Students at Western can now nominate their professors for the
Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
“[The award is a] joint effort between the Alumni Association
and the [University Students’ Council], and is funded
by ScotiaBank,” said Dave Ford, USC VP-education.
Any student can make a nomination by filling out a nomination
form, accessible through the USC website (www.usc.uwo.ca),
under Programming/Events and Awards/Scholarships, he said.
According to the USC website, the nominations should be based
on “innovative and creative teaching techniques, enthusiasm,
approachability and individual help.”
“There will be an award ceremony at the beginning of
April [to acknowledge the recipient of the award],” Ford
The nominations close on Friday, Feb. 6 at 4:30 p.m..
Apps to university drop 30 per cent
Ontario universities are in no trouble regarding student applications
for the upcoming fall enrollment, despite a 30 per cent drop.
According to a press release issued by the Ontario Universities’ Application
Centre this week, fewer students are applying to Ontario universities
this year. However, as George Granger, executive director of
the OUAC explained, this is not negative.
“The application totals this year are very close to
what was anticipated following the peak year double cohort
phenomenal,” he said. Granger added that in comparison
to the year before the double cohort, application levels are
“Application data shows that the interest Ontario secondary
school students have in Ontario universities remains strong
and growing,” Granger said.
—Angela Marie Denstedt