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Engineering students host dinner tonight
The Undergraduate Engineering Society hosts a dinner tonight at The Wave from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The dinner, the first of its kind, is one of several events organized in celebration of Western Engineering Week. Engineering students, faculty, staff and alumni are welcome.

Joel Adams, acting director of Research Park and president of the Engineering Alumni Society, and Goutom Datta, president of the UES, will speak at the dinner.

For more information, contact UES media representative Julie Ladiges at 519-661-3609 or 613-253-5698.
"Melissa Kim

Let’s Make a Deal: quit smoking and win cash
Students can win a $1,000 tuition waiver along with other prizes by reducing, quitting or never starting smoking.

The contest, “Let’s Make a Deal!,” is for smokers and non-smokers. There are four registration categories depending on one’s goals and habits: “Don’t Start And Win!” for non-smokers, “Party Without The Pack!” for social smokers, “Keep The Count!” for smokers wishing to reduce their use, and “Quit for Good!” for smokers wishing to quit entirely.

Contest registration begins Monday and runs until Friday, Jan. 19. Students can register at a booth in front of Student Health Services between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Registration is also available in residences throughout the week from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Each participant must work with a non-smoking buddy. The buddy will assist the participant and verify their success.

More information is available at or by e-mailing to
"Jennifer Davidson

Soph applications are now available
Orientation Week is only possible because hundreds of dedicated volunteers work extremely hard to give frosh with a fantastic introduction to Western. Now is your chance to join in next year’s O-Week magic.

Applications for head soph positions can be picked up at the University Students’ Council front desk in Room 340 of the University Community Centre.

Applications for residence head soph positions are due Jan. 19. All other head soph applications are due Jan. 29.

Applications for residence soph positions are available Jan. 15. All other soph applications are available Feb. 15.

“The soph program offers something for everyone,” said Rich Caccamo, next year’s O-Week co-ordinator. “Be a part of the most comprehensive O-Week in Canada.”

For more information, e-mail Caccamo at or visit
"Dave Ward

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