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Excellent engineering at Western
The Faculty of Engineering hosts its sixth annual Engineering Research Day this Friday, which displays the progress and developments made in the engineering field at Western.

The event runs from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Great Hall at Somerville House and is open to all students. A graduate studies booth will be set up to address questions and concerns.

Additional displays on research activities in biomedical engineering, environmental technologies, nanotechnology, and others will provide information about current research at Western.

To register or for more information, visit or e-mail
â€"Sarang Ruprai

London airport changes routes
Travelling to Canadian locations like Winnipeg becomes easier this spring, thanks to expanded routes created by the London International Airport.

Due to increased demand, LIA is expanding its direct flight connections to places such as Winnipeg and Calgary. WestJet Airlines will service two flights to Calgary per week and one to Winnipeg.

The enhanced services come into effect May 14, 2007.

For more information, visit
â€"Ravi Amarnath

Med students sing and dance for charity
The Medical Humanities and Arts Society at Western’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry is holding its annual talent night this Saturday.

The performers include singers, dancers, a choir, a jazz band, and a piano-playing faculty member.

“I’m personally looking forward to seeing the dance at the end of the show,” said Dianna Wang, one of the show’s organizers.

The show begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m. It’s being held at Conron Hall in University College.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Proceeds go toward the Women’s Community House. To purchase tickets, call 519-860-7191 or e-mail
â€"Lyndsey Janzen

Attend Western’s murder mystery dinner
Lights, camera, murder.

A murder mystery dinner theatre production is being held at King’s College Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m. The dinner theatre, which has a “night at the Oscars” theme, lets guests solve the murder of a Hollywood star.

The event is being hosted by the King’s Roundtable Society, a club which focuses on volunteering with local charities.

Julie Stobie, the Roundtable Society’s president, said half the ticket sales go toward Jesse’s Journey, a charity raising funds for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

“It’s a great way to raise money for charity and it’ll be a lot of fun too,” she said.

Tickets are $30 and include dinner, music, entertainment, door prizes and a drink ticket for of-age students. For tickets or more information, e-mail
â€"Matt Vens

Classy Candidates’ Café
This Thursday, anyone interested in joining the University Students’ Council executive can chat with USC President Fab Dolan and potential special guest Western President and Vice-Chancellor Paul Davenport.

The rescheduled Candidates’ Café starts at 11 a.m. in council chambers, Room 315 of the University Community Centre.

For additional information or to RSVP, e-mail Dolan at
â€"Dave Ward

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