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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Travel forum at Sommerville House
A travel forum is being held on campus tomorrow.

The event runs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Great Hall in Somerville House.

Several travel vendors will be available to answer travel-related questions and give away door prizes. Personnel from Western’s financial services will be on hand to answer questions related to Western’s new online travel expense system.

All campus community members are welcome.
"Adam Feldman

Farming in Palestine presentation
Today at Western, Robert Massoud, the founder of Zatoun, a project bringing fair-trade olive oil from Palestine to Canada, will discuss farming in Palestine amidst the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Admission is $3. The event is in Room 2028 of the Social Science Centre at 7 p.m.

The presentation features photos illustrating life in Palestinian villages, cities, farms, factories and schools.

“Massoud [will share] his experiences and impressions of a land and a people under occupation,” said Ismaa Al Aloul, one of the students who invited Massoud to speak at Western.

Massoud received the 2004 YMCA Peace Medallion for Toronto, which recognized his contributions to promoting the greater understanding of cultural and political realities surrounding the Palestine-Israel conflict.
"Cigdem Iltan

Fashion for Passion
Western Hillel hosts its second annual Hillel Charity Fashion show tonight at Club Phoenix.

The show, entitled “Fashion for Passion,” features clothing by five rising Israeli designers, clothing by local designers and dancing by Western students.

“This is the biggest Hillel event of the year,” said Renee Zatzman, the event’s co-chair.

Proceeds go to Save a Child’s Heart, a charity providing pediatric heart surgery for children in developing nations, and World ORT, which educates and gives job training to over 200,000 people every year.

Tickets are $10 in the University Community Centre or $12 at the door.

For more information, contact Renee Zatzman at
"Michelle Jennings

UWO choir performs “O’ Canada” spring concert April 1
The UWO Choir invites all students to its “O’ Canada” spring concert.

It takes place April 1 at 2 p.m. at St. James Presbyterian Church, located at Oxford Street and Wellington Road.

According to Alex Zigar, UWO Choir’s VP-external affairs, the choir will perform a selection of Canadian classical and contemporary music and will be conducted by Andre Heywood, accompanied by Timothy Chung.

Tickets are $10. For more information, contact Zigar at
"Claire Neary

Free income tax clinic in the UCC next week
Does the thought of doing your taxes make you want to bang your head against a wall repeatedly? The University Students’ Council offers a free income tax clinic next Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Student volunteers will be available to help you complete your taxes and teach you how to file them.

The clinic takes place in the University Community Centre beside William’s Cafe. For more information, visit
"Claire Neary

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