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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Trudeau’s biographer speaks at Western today
John English, the official biographer of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, speaks at Western today.

The lecture, entitled “Trudeau Before Trudeaumania,” takes place at 4 p.m. in the Student Wemple Lounge, Room 120 of the Monsignor Wemple Building at King’s University College.

The lecture is based on English’s book, Citizen of the World, The Life of Pierre Elliot Trudeau, Volume One: 1919-1968. English is working on the second volume.

The free event is sponsored by the JMS Careless History Club and the Political Science Club of King’s University College.

English, a history professor at the University of Waterloo, is also executive director of the Centre for International Governance and the co-editor of the Dictionary of Canadian Biography. He’s also a former Kitchener MP, co-editor of Canadian Historical Review, chair of the Canadian Museum of Civilization and has written a two-volume biography about Lester B. Pearson.
"Jennifer Davidson

Reduce poverty with UWO Rotaract this weekend
“Act Locally, Reduce Poverty” is the slogan for this weekend’s UWO Rotaract conference.

The two-day conference takes place in the London Public Library in Galleria Mall. The event costs $55, which covers conference registration, Saturday’s lunch and dinner and Sunday’s brunch.

To download necessary forms or for more information, visit or any Western residence’s front desk. Deadline is midnight tomorrow.

The conference aims to create ties between members of Rotaract clubs across North America and promote local poverty awareness.

The conference’s highlights include a speaker from the Middlesex-London Health Unit, a discussion on volunteering in London and local poverty awareness workshops.
"Adam Feldman

Anti-racism conference at Huron
The Huron University Students’ Council Social Issues Committee is holding a conference entitled “ONE: An Anti-Racism Conference,” tomorrow from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Huron’s Great Hall.

Keynote speaker Rich Hitchens, director of the Romeo Dallaire Institute, will speak on the Holocaust’s continuing relevance.

Following Hitchens’ speech, the audience will split into focus groups lead by Wendy Russell, professor in the Department of Global Studies at Huron; Rev. Bill Cliff, Huron chaplain; Nana Yanful, director of the Diversity Project for Pillar Network; and Faisal Joseph, president of the Islamic Centre for Southwestern Ontario.

To register, e-mail The conference is open to everyone.
"Jennifer Davidson

Global Leaders Centre on campus
Do you have what it takes to be a member of Junior Team Canada? Find out by attending the Global Vision Leaders Centre Thursday, March 29.

The Global Vision Leaders Centre is the first step in joining the delegation for Junior Team Canada, a program with several missions next year, including the Economic Mission to Vietnam, APEC CEO Summit to Australia, National Youth Caucus in Ottawa and more.

The event takes place in Sommerville’s Great Hall and Ivey Room 1R40. Business, government and community leaders will speak at a networking luncheon. Global Vision’s programs are open to 16 to 25-year-old participants in any faculty.

Admission is $25 and includes lunch. For more information visit or e-mail
"Claire Neary

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