Double cohort to give the economy a boost?
gets mayor’s kudos
William Judd, a retired professor emeritus in the zoology department,
has recently been named to the 2004 Mayor’s Honour
List in London.
Judd, who describes himself as having been “on the shelf
for the last 20 years,” credits his work at preserving
London’s natural environment for the motivation behind
“It’s about giving people a chance to explore
the natural world within the city limits,” Judd said.
He pointed to his work on preserving Westminster ponds and
Warbler Woods in the city’s south and west end respectively.
Judd stated that he is currently collecting information to
prepare for a piece he is writing on Komoka Park, a 198 hectare
recreation area about five kilometres west of the city. He
pointed out that the area is situated on former agricultural
land and meadows; Komoka Park is described as a near urban
Judd is also planning a chronicle of the park’s history
and a record of the wildlife present.
Brand spanking new building, Nazis in old one
The beginning of the second term at Western this week marks
the opening of a new building.
Known as the North Campus Building, the structure is located
on Perth Dr. next to the John Labatt Visual Arts Building.
The North Campus Building will be home to students in the faculties
of science and information and media studies.
“It’s part of the SuperBuild projects; partly
funded by the government of Ontario, the Canada Foundation
for Innovation, the university and private fundraising,” said
Dave Riddell, associate VP-capital planning services at Western.
Riddell stated the project was initiated in June 2002 but
has encountered difficulties in finding skilled trades people
to complete the construction. Slated for completion in February,
the building comes complete with lecture rooms and labs for
media, information and technology, and biology.
“The MIT labs will feature some of the latest computers
and audio-visual technology,” Riddell added.
Nominations open for USC elections
The nomination period for positions on the University Students’ Council
is now open. Positions available range from USC president to
councillors and various faculty presidencies.
“Getting involved in the student council is exciting,
rewarding and gives students a voice at the university,” said
Liz Berman, USC communications officer. “Students can
really make a difference in decisions made.”
Berman stated that those thinking of nominating either themselves
or a friend should be aware the position of student president
is a full time job, which involves taking a year off school
to represent the entire student body to various committees
Applications are available in Rm. 340 of the University Community
Centre or at the USC Front in the UCC atrium, as well as
online at www.usc.uwo.ca/elections, and are due Jan. 29.
The campaign period runs from Feb. 2 to 16, with voting
from Feb. 17 to 18.
— Katy Pollock