Locking solutions into place

Matthew Baker and Isaac Naizghi, Grade 7 students at John Dearness Public School, test out a LEGO robot their school team, the Robo Dolphins, built for the 2013 FIRST LEGO League Challenge. Western Engineering FIRST Robotics Mentorship Club hosted the event last weekend at Althouse College.

Saying thanks to our ‘yogurt mamas’

Janice Deakin, Western provost and vice-president (academic), left, presents a Western Heads East’s ‘yogurt mama’ – one of 60 in 10 kitchens throughout Mwanza, Tanzania – with an apron bearing the university’s crest. Deakin and Julie McMullin, vice-provost (International), visited the Tukumuane Women’s Group in Mwanza recently to extend the university’s appreciation for their hard work to grow the social enterprises which addresses poverty and empowers women in their communities. The aprons were donated by Western’s Hospitality Services; Western crest printing was donated by Positive Identity.

Among the best of the best

• Gitta Kulczycki, Western vice-president (resources and operations), officially received Western Top 100 Employers designation from Richard Yerema, managing editor of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, at reception honouring winners Nov. 13-14, at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Toronto. For the first time in the competition’s history, Western counts itself among Canada’s Top 100 Employers. Now entering its 14th year, the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project is a national competition to determine which employers lead their industries in offering exceptional workplaces for their employees.