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English dept. hosts acclaimed Toronto writer
The Department of English hosts a public reading today by Guillermo Verdecchia, a critically acclaimed Toronto-based writer, director, dramaturgy and actor.

The event runs from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in University College Room 224A.

Verdecchia was the 1993 recipient of the Governor General’s Award for Drama and is a four-time winner of the Chalmers Canadian Play Award, a recipient of Dora and Jessie Awards and has won several film festival awards.

Verdecchia is working on a new project with Marcus Youssef about the indefinite detentions of five Muslim men in Canada without trial. He’s also 2007’s playwright-in-residence for Modern Times Stage Company in Toronto.

For more information contact Professor Kim Solga at
"Claire Neary

Massacre your hair for the Make-A-Wish Foundation
The Make-A-Wish Foundation hosts its annual Valentine’s Day Hair Massacre in London for the first time.

The Massacre started in 2002 after the father of a chemotherapy patient encouraged 48 coworkers to shave their heads to support his daughter.

The event is the largest head-shaving event in North America. In 2006, 840 participants set a world record for the most shaved heads in one day under one roof.

The Massacre takes place at Westmount Shopping Centre from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow.

Supporters are encouraged to raise funds for Make-A-Wish Foundation through pledges.

For more information e-mail Elaina Chung at
"Jason Levy

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