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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

General manager of the USC moves on
On Wednesday the University Students’ Council announced the departure of General Manager Karen Jackson from its organization.

Jackson was the first female GM in the USC’s 43-year history and had been with the student government since 1999. Jackson is both a Certified Management Accountant and a graduate from the Richard Ivey School of Business.

In a press release, Tom Stevenson, president of the USC, called the departure an unfortunate situation, but offered no further comments.

“Karen has left the corporation to pursue other opportunities,” Stevenson explained.

Until a replacement is found, Stevenson and the Board of Directors will assume the GM’s duties.
"Mike Hayes

Walk 6 km in Ugandan children’s shoes
No plans yet for Saturday night? Then head to the Covent Garden Market and help raise funds for the children of northern Uganda.

The GuluWalk, which started in 2005, is a charity event to raise awareness about the innocent children who have been abducted to become sex slaves and child soldiers throughout Uganda’s 21-year-long civil war.

As many as 40,000 children were forced to walk great distances at night from their villages to urban centres in order to protect themselves while they slept, said the walk’s founder and director Adrian Bradbury.

In the mornings, they would have to make the trip back so they could continue attending school.

Saturday’s charity walk is about six kilometres, representing one of the longest routes taken by the children.

NBA star Steve Nash and singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan are among the thousands of icons participating, who have greatly helped spread the word about GuluWalk.

Bradbury reminds us, however, an icon is simply a “strong, enduring symbol” and you do not have to be a celebrity to “stand with the children of Uganda.”

Last year, GuluWalk events located in 82 cities and 15 countries raised over $500,000. This year, Bradbury hopes to double that number with a target goal of $1,000,000.

For more information about GuluWalk and how to get involved, log onto www.guluwalk.com.
"Karolina Rachtan

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