Layton at Western
Federal New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton will be on
In an event sponsored by the Western NDP Club, the University
Students’ Council and the Ontario Public Interest Research
Group, Layton will be in London all day.
“It’s going to be an opportunity for Western students
to see NDP leader Jack Layton,” said Paris Meilleur,
president of the Western New Democrats.
“[Layton] will be speaking about student issues such
as accessibility and concerns surrounding international students,” Meilleur
Other highlights of Layton’s itinerary in the Forest
City include his visit to Fanshawe College and an announcement
of a new “high profile” candidate for the upcoming
federal elections at the London North Centre Riding Association
Layton will be in the University Community Centre atrium today
at 11:45 a.m..
No stadium for U of T
The deal that would have seen the City of Toronto build a brand
new, 25,000 seat stadium has died. The stadium was proposed
in negotiations as part of a partnership between the University
of Toronto and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment.
Negotiations for the new stadium have been in the works since
November and looked to provide a much-needed new home to U
of T athletics, the Toronto Argonauts, the Canadian Soccer
Association and also the Toronto Maple Leafs’ practice
“The discussions with MLSE were predicated on the notion
of what cost the private sector would pay for the facility,” said
Jon Dellandrea, U of T’s VP-development.
The stadium is still a priority for the university, he explained,
but only as long as the main function of the stadium is for
student use. He noted that while talks with MLSE fell through,
U of T is still in discussion with the Argos and the CSA.
“Any plans will also have to depend on the commitment
from the federal and provincial governments, as the cost of
the project will range from about $85 to $90 million,” Dellandrea
Avoid leg-breaking mobsters
The reality for many graduating students is that the government
will own our soul for decades after we graduate.
To help us figure out how to get it back, there will be several
information sessions hosted by EDULINX — Canada’s
leading loan service bureau — over the next few weeks.
The University Students’ Council, in conjunction with
Student Financial Services and EDULINX representative Don Di
Maulo, will be giving one-hour presentations on practical advice
for loan repayments. Sessions will be held tomorrow and Thursday,
Mar. 25 in the University Community Centre Rm. 315, at 12 and
2 p.m. each day.
“Sessions are targeted towards all graduating students
of 2004,” said USC VP-finance Rohan Belliappa. “Students
with any type of loan will find the sessions beneficial.
“Given the number of students that have government loans
and the potentially high cost of repaying these loans, the
sessions will help minimize the cost of repaying their loans,” he
Living the war at home
Try imagining how your life would change if Canada led the
War in Iraq.
Western history professor Jonathan Vance will present a seminar
next week about Canada’s involvement in the First World
“Mapping the Impact of the First World War will focus
on the degree of Canadian casualties, specifically those suffered
in the town of Waterdown, Ontario,” Vance said.
“The presentation features an interactive component,
which provides the audience with an opportunity to understand
how Canadian communities and families were directly affected
by our nation’s call to arms,” he added.
Vance’s virtual trip to the beginning of the 20th century
will take place next Thursday, Mar. 18 in the Social Science
Centre, Rm. 4317 from12 to 1 p.m.