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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Wanna be the next USC communications officer?
The University Students’ Council is accepting applications for next year’s communications officer.

Applications are available at and the USC office, Room 340 of the University Community Centre. Applications are due Tuesday, March 13 at 4 p.m.

Five copies of your resume, cover letter and proposal to the USC must also be submitted by that time. Interviews and a three-part practicum for candidates will be held later in the week.

Details on information to include in the proposal, the role of the communications officer and the interview process are available on the website.

Current USC communications officer Aron Yeomanson said the job “has been one of the best experiences of my life. It’s been a real way to contribute to student life at Western.”

All questions concerning the position or interview process can be directed to USC President Fab Dolan at
"Jennifer Davidson

Gwynne Dyer to gab about global warming on campus today
Journalist Gwynne Dyer will discuss global warming today on campus.

The free event takes place at 4 p.m. in The Wave. It’s presented by the Living Campus Program.

Dyer’s speech will focus on global warming as a de-stabilizing influence on international relations.

“[Dyer] has been coming to campus for the past couple of years,” said Vicky Simanovski, VP-student events for the USC. “It should be interesting for students because the environment is such a hot topic right now. He’s a great speaker and usually generates a lot of interest.”

Dyer’s twice-weekly column on international affairs is published by over 175 papers in 45 countries.
"Jennifer Davidson

Celebrate International Women’s Day with breakfast and speakers
This Thursday the Women’s Issues Network invites students to celebrate International Women’s Day with a continental breakfast and speakers at The Wave.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and features Tracy Isaacs, professor of philosophy and women’s studies; Darlene Ritchie, executive director of At^lohsa Native Family Healing Services; Tammy Findlay, professor of women’s studies at Huron University College; and Lique Coolen, professor of cell biology and anatomy.

Two-dollar donations will be accepted at the door. For more information email
"Claire Neary

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