New Board chosen: Perry a
In light of the recent selection of communications officer
and legal affairs officer, next year’s University Students’ Council
Board of Directors has finally taken shape.
The chosen candidates are third-year English and French student
and Gazette News Editor Dan Perry as communications officer,
and second-year law student Emma Stangl for legal affairs officer.
Current USC communications officer Liz Berman described the
LAO position as “providing advice on a variety of situations,
mostly to do with bylaws, policies and procedures,” while
the duties of a communications officer are mainly public relations,
media relations and publicity. Perry will be replacing Berman,
while Stangl will replace current LAO Kendell Wilde.
According to Berman, the new USC Board of Directors begins
its part-time duties Apr. 1, and goes full time May 1, as the
current Board’s term ends Apr. 30.
Perry and Stangl join president-elect Nick Staubitz, and vice-presidents
Eric Johansson, Alison Forbes, Giovanni Paola and Bryan Szemenyei
on the board.
Ivey boys show off
A group of Richard Ivey School of Business students have shown
the potential to become millionaires — but only in
Dan Polakoff, Benji Sucher and Benson Wong took home the top
prize at the Canadian National Final of the L’Oréal
E-Strat Challenge 2004. The students competed against teams
from around the world, including Europe, Asia, Latin America
and North America.
According to Sucher, L’Oréal gave the top five
national teams an opportunity to bring their business plans
to life in the virtual realm.
“At the head of the cosmetics firm, we faced new market
situations and challenges. We had to make critical decisions
about all aspects of the company. In each round, there were
upwards of 30 charts and graphs to analyze, and we were ultimately
asked to make over 150 decisions,” he said.
The purpose of the competition was to demonstrate the team’s
ability to navigate the business realities of managing a cosmetic
company. The teams were to communicate a strategic vision and
sell the company to a panel.
Dude to go bald: fundraiser
A King’s University College residence assistant is trying
to raise money to help fund a mission trip to Gambia — by
shaving his four inches of ‘fro and self-proclaimed “Marxian” beard.
Second-year religious studies student Josh Howard has pulled
this trick twice before, making $1,500 and $1,800, respectively.
“I haven’t set a goal this time — any donations
of any sort are appreciated,” he said.
The mission consists of two weeks training in Chicago, before
the two missionaries he is supporting — one being his
sister — leave for Africa. “They’re doing
missions in orphanages and AIDS hospices, as well as street
missions with music,” Howard said, adding the missionaries
were working with the Royal Servants.
“Fro to no” buzzes into the Wemple Lounge at King’s
on Monday, Mar. 29 at 7:30 p.m., where all donations will be
accepted. For more information on the event, e-mail Josh Howard
at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on the Royal Servants is
available at www.royalservants.org.
Snooty schools to meet
Officials from Canada’s phattest universities descended
upon little ol’ Western to wax poetic about research
granting councils, procedural funding models and rama-lama-ding-dong.
The informal group meets twice a year with the VPs-research
from the country’s 10 biggest universities to discuss
ongoing issues in the post-secondary research world, said Nils
Petersen, Western’s VP-research.
“It’s purely discussion; purely an exchange of
information,” he said of the high level meeting.
On the agenda was the role of the Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council and how it could better address the needs
of university researchers, Petersen explained. “We want
to see the research community drive the shape of this new agency.”
The VPs met yesterday and continue today, when London North
Centre member of Parliament Joe Fontana will be dropping by
to talk with the officials about Canada’s innovation
strategy in the private sessions at Windermere Manor.