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Western holds tight on undergrad enrolment

Despite losing millions of dollars in endowments due to the
economic downturn, The University of Western Ontario will not make
up the difference by boosting undergraduate enrolment.

Study and travel tips

Before sugarplums start dancing in their heads, University of
Western Ontario students will be cramming their brains with about
three and a half months worth of information to prepare for
first-term exams Dec. 6-17.

Rare book display marks Milton’s 400th birthday

For English professor John Leonard, there is no place more
reassuring than in the bowels of the Archives and Research
Collections Centre with a first-edition of John Milton at his
ready.

$35M recreation centre opening in January

The $35-million Western Student Recreation Centre at The University
of Western Ontario is on schedule to open when students return from
the holiday break.

Desmond Tutu to visit London

Revered around the world as a moral voice on issues of inequality,
poverty and corruption, South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu will
speak in London May 22 when the Nobel Prize winner takes the stage
at the Signature Speaker Series, hosted by St. Joseph’s
Health Care Foundation.

Science goes boldly into ‘inner’ space

The notion of injecting nano-structured materials into the human body to attack a tumour or performing surgery on individual cells sounds like futuristic fiction. However, these technological breakthroughs, and others, are closer than many would imagine and will be...

Just how free is your speech?

Finding the right line between freedom of speech and the protection
of rights and equality in Canada is an ongoing exercise, according
to Western Law professor Grant Huscroft.

TRIBUTE Celebrating excellence on campus

Strong earns ALS award Robarts scientist and neurologist Mike
Strong has received the 2008 Forbes Norris Award from the
International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations.

Western experts sought out for commentary

The update from Yong Kang of Western’s Schulich School of
Medicine & Dentistry’s Department of Immunology and
Microbiology on his HIV/AIDS vaccine, and the announcement that
Western is one of four institutions under consideration to build an
HIV vaccine manufacturing facility, was carried in the National
Post, Globe & Mail, London Free Press, A-News, Rogers First
Local, and CKOT and CBC radio stations, as well as in Edmonton
Journal, Vancouver Sun, Calgary Herald, Saskatoon Star and
Macleans.ca

Campaign raises $7,000 for cancer research

As a result of a campaign to raise money for breast cancer
research, The Book Store at Western will donate over $7,000 to the
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and Team Shan, a local
organization dedicated to educating young women that breast cancer
is more than a disease of older women.

Day of Remembrance

The flag will be at half-mast Saturday, Dec. 6 for the National Day
of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

On freedom of speech on campuses

A King’s University College student club is sponsoring a
presentation Friday by National Post columnist Barbara Kay who
believes freedom of speech on Canadian campuses is under attack
from political correctness.

Medical students support Give a Day to World AIDS

Medical students at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
are throwing their energy behind the Give a Day to World AIDS
campaign developed by Western (MD’84) graduate Dr. Jane Philpott.

Western helps form neuroscience initiative

The Canadian Action and Perception Network (CAPnet), a major
neuroscience research initiative, has been established by The
University of Western Ontario, York University and Queen’s
University.