Students make an Epic Pull

Students make an Epic Pull for cystic fibrosis by dragging an RV across Canada

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

A sign in the UCC artrium asks

A large green map of Canada graced the University Community Centre’s floor yesterday, as members of a new campus fundraising group, Epic Pull, sought attention for its cause.

Epic Pull is a six-person team planning to pull a 1984 RV across Canada to raise money and awareness for cystic fibrosis research. (read more)

New law lets Ontario profs teach beyondage 65

Many profs glad mandatory retirement was abolished

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

Allan Gedalof

Next year, students may notice a few older professors have stuck around to continue teaching instead of retiring.

On Dec. 12, 2006 the Ontario Liberal government abolished mandatory retirement. (read more)

UWO students to help build wells in Ethiopia

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

A group of Western students will implement eight new wells worth $75,000 in Ethiopia next summer â€" all because one man’s grandchildren agreed to give up five years worth of Christmas presents.

While discussing different possibilities for a future project, Western’s chapter of the Central American Relief Project (CARP) came across an individual who wanted to donate enough money to build a well in an area where clean water is scarce. (read more)

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