May 13, 2010 Vol. 46 No. 17 The University of Western Ontario’s newspaper of record www.westernnews.ca PM 41195534 High school invasion I care about … Communicating in a crisis Hundreds of high school students descended on campus last week for a number of science and music events. Suppose someone asked you to photograph something you care about in the community. A London girl guide’s image has made it to the Art Gallery of Ontario. Guess what it is. The annual emergency exercise turned a spotlight on how Western will communicate if the worst ever happens. Page 7 Page 11 Page 3 Enrolment boost a ‘challenge’ Queen’s Park wants 20,000 more spaces B y P a u l M ay n e I Paul Mayne, Western News Faculty of Engineering professor Horia Hangan, principal investigator of the Wind Engineering, Enerergy and Environment Dome (WindEEE), will focus his research on wind tunnel simulations to study wakes, boundary layers, jets and tornado-like vortices. New project chasing future of wind A $23.6-million dome may attract wind industry to London B y H e at h e r T r av i s W ind turbines might be sprouting up across Ontario’s landscape, but the future of wind farms could lie within a six-sided dome soon to be housed at The University of Western Ontario’s Advanced Manufacturing Park. As the world’s first hexagonal wind tunnel, the Wind Engineering, Energy and Environment Dome – otherwise known as WindEEE Dome – will help improve structural engineering of wind turbines and design of wind farms. WindEEE is also intended to pro- tect against wind’s darker side. “Wind has good and bad sides. Its force can spin windmills or disperse clouds, while at the same time it can also destroy lives and properties,” says Horia Hangan, principal investigator of the dome and a professor in the Faculty of Engineering. “At WindEEE, all our work will be focused on ways of enhancing the creative energy of the wind and ways to dissipate its destructive nature.” WindEEE Dome will be the first project built in London’s newly established Advanced Manufacturing Park, a joint venture between Western, Fanshawe College and the City of London. A ceremony was held on April 30 to launch the project. Hangan’s research focuses on wind tunnel simulations to study wakes, boundary layers, jets and tornado-like vortices. His work will further understanding of wind flow, INSIDE: Academe 12 wind energy, pollution dispersion, and how winds affect structures such as buildings and bridges. WindEEE Dome is designed to be 40 metres across and will contain more than 100 fans, each about one metre in diameter. Together, they can create winds of up to 100 kilometres per hour. It will simulate high-intensity wind systems, including tornados, downbursts and gust fronts that cannot be created in any existing wind tunnels. Smoke will be used inside the WindEEE Dome to allow researchers to watch the effects and patterns of storms in progress. The ability to improve wind energy predictions using largescale models of wind farms is already attracting industry interest, says Peter White, president and CEO of London Economic Development Corporation. “We are in talks with two significant wind manufacturers. They are looking at long-term capabilities to develop and manufacture better products,” says White, noting the WindEEE Dome is a prominent selling point. “A facility like the WindEEE Dome allows us to work with the wind industry, the building products industry, and companies that are involved with advanced materials to look at ways to enhance their product, (and) better protect products.” The dome can serve as a test bed for wind turbine manufacturers. “We want to become a leader in research and development for new things related to wind energy,” says Hangan. “We are studying wind turbine blades and while we will study the aerodynamics of the blades and how to improve them, there are issues related to the way they are constructed and materials that are ncreasing first-year enrolment beyond the planned 4,450 for the 2010-11 school year could cause “a lot of challenges,” Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Fred Longstaffe told Board of Governors members April 29. “One, meeting our first-year course guarantee; two, meeting our first-year residence guarantee; and three, meeting our obligations to faculty in terms of their ability to put the classes on,” he said, noting the university is already a long way through the offering process for students. The talk of increasing first-year enrolment was sparked with the provincial funding announcement of $310 million earlier this year to create 20,000 additional spaces in colleges and universities. As committed to in its Strategic Plan, Western’s first-year undergraduate intake is locked at 4,350. The only modification, starting in 2010-11, has been to add 100 spots for firstyear international students. Filling all of those spots is presenting its own challenge. Gitta Kulczycki, Vice-President (Resources & Operations) said it appears only 25 of the international spots will be filled, allowing for the 75 remaining spots to be filled by domestic students, while staying within the plan. “We are currently looking at what we can do beyond that,” she said. While the province has set aside money for schools that boost enrolment, it is geared to covering dayto-day operating costs, not funding the additional classroom or office space. At Senate last month, Western President Amit Chakma said boosting enrolment shouldn’t be made without careful planning because Western could lose quality. He hopes to address the issue at Senate tomorrow (May 14). Continued on page 6 | Careers 12 | Classifieds 12 | Coming Events 11 | Conference Calendar 11 | Student Services Bulletin 12 2 M AY 1 3 , 2 0 1 0 W E S T E R N N E W S Western’s next provost ready for Western run B Y H E AT H E R T R AV I S H itting the pavement each morning at 5:30 a.m. for an early morning run, there is nothing to disturb Janice Deakin during these 50 sacred minutes, void of meetings, assignments and deadlines. Her daily regimen helps bring into focus the day ahead. It is this discipline and assiduous work ethic she brings to her new position Aug. 1 as Provost and Vice-President (Academic)-elect at The University of Western Ontario. She is the first female in the university’s history to hold this senior post. Deakin, currently Associate VicePrincipal (Academic) and Dean of Graduate Studies at Queen’s University, will succeed Fred Longstaffe who has served in the role since 2005. She is also former director of the Queen’s School of Kinesiology and Health Studies. “This is an impressive university. It’s commitment to excellence, to students, to community and accountability I find compelling. The accomplishments of this institution are absolutely phenomenal and these are the things that have drawn me here,” she says. Running might be an individual sport, but at work Deakin is a team player who values collaboration. “Institutions are best served when people work together,” she says. “I have been well served in my work career by listening and learning. It will be a challenge in a “My brother and I were brought up to see the opportunities that postsecondary education afforded us.” Janice Deakin, Provost and VicePresident (Academic)-elect short period of time to learn about Western’s culture and practices and meet people, but I think that’s my number one priority.” Among the titles on Deakin’s bookshelf is Malcolm Gladwell’s The Outliers, which carries the message that an individual’s success is often a group project and doesn’t lie in the hands of a single person. In that vein, she plans to meet with faculty, staff and students to suss out the opportunities and challenges at Western and build her understanding of the community. “Coming from kinesiology is a strength in a number of ways. Most schools of kinesiology are made up of academics and students who are interested in the humanities through to the bench sciences. Understanding different segments of the academy, different ways of knowing, and different ways of addressing problems has been very informative. “I understand the university wants to move and increase its Heather Travis, Western News Janice Deakin is the new Provost and Vice-President (Academic)-elect at The University of Western Ontario and the first woman to hold this senior position. international presence, both Western going out into the world and increasing its international presence on campus through the development of curriculum that has an international appreciation and focus. I hope to be able to contribute to that initiative based on my experience from Queen’s,” she says. A first generation Canadian, Deakin’s parents emigrated from Britain and she was raised in Smith Falls, Ont., north of Kingston. She is moving to London with her partner and two pet Bedlington Terriers. Deakin holds three undergraduate degrees from Queen’s in psychology, physical education and education. She earned her Master of Science degree at McMaster University and her doctorate in kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. “My mother was a school principal. My brother and I were brought up to see the opportunities that post- secondary education afforded us.” Her brother is involved in international education and lives in Dubai. She has served as president of the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology, president of the Canadian Council of University Physical Education and Kinesiology Administrators, Vice-Chair of the Ontario Council of Graduate Schools and was a member of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities joint task force on graduate expansion through the Reaching Higher initiative. Deakin is one of Canada’s foremost researchers in evaluating the determinants of expert performance in such sports as figure skating, the martial arts, basketball and volleyball. She has published extensively within her field and has provided technical reports to such agencies as the Department of National Defence, NATO and Sport Canada. In addition, she has long been recognized as one of the country’s premier basketball referees and was the first woman to referee both World Championship and Olympic medal games. “Our search committee saw in Dr. Deakin, a high-energy, seasoned, academic leader,” says Western President Amit Chakma. “Her track record shows her to be a strategic thinker and an extremely capable leader who can build effective teams and networks.” Second Annual Suzanne Bernier Lecture in Skeletal Biology Spring Perspectives on Teaching Wednesday, May 19, 2010 University Community Centre, Room 146 View Program/Register at: www.uwo.ca/tsc Keynote Session: 9:00 –10:30 a.m. “The Entitlement Generation - Implications for the Classroom” Jeanette McDonald, Wilfrid Laurier University Plenary Session: 10:45 -12:00 p.m. “Generation Me: Student Voices” Panel of undergraduate students facilitated by Mike Atkinson, Teaching Support Centre Concurrent Sessions: “A Patient’s Voice: An Innovative Approach towards Teaching Ethics and Professionalism” Barry Schwartz (Dentistry), Richard Bohay (Dentistry) “Writing to Learn: Using Exploratory Writing in the Undergraduate Classroom” Lee-Anna Sangster (Philosophy) Joint Motion Program in Musculoskeletal Health Research The University of Western Ontario presents Dr. Karen J. L. Burg Hunter Endowed Chair and Professor of Bioengineering Interim Vice Provost for Research and Innovation Clemson University, South Carolina “Engineering Tissue Test Systems to ProvideNew Insights into Skeletal Biology” Friday, 14 May 2010, 1:30 PM Auditorium A, 3rd Floor, University Hospital Everyone welcome! “Reﬂection in Teaching: A Tool for Learning” Jennifer Boman (King’s University College) “Embedded Information Literacy: An Arts & Humanities Model” Fran Gray, Marni Harrington and Christy Sich (Western Libraries) Registration is free and everyone is welcome. Please join us following the lecture for a reception Sponsored by the Dr. Suzanne Bernier Memorial Fund, School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, and CIHR Joint Motion Training Program in Musculoskeletal Health Research and Leadership W E S T E R N N E W S m ay 1 3 , 2 0 1 0 3 Communications gets emergency workout B y H e at h e r T r av i s N ew media has created new challenges in the world of emergency preparedness and communications. Social media forums, such as YouTube and Twitter, can be used to disseminate information quicker than more traditional forms of communication. Whether the information is accurate or not, whether it provides context or shows a piece of the whole puzzle, the information shared with the community is sometimes beyond the control of professional communicators. On May 3, The University of Western Ontario held a mock emergency exercise – a chemical spill and fire in the Chemistry Building – and to complicate the made-up scenario, a YouTube video of the event was leaked and a local radio station received unconfirmed accounts from a student witness. Although these were part of the mock exercise, they represent realistic concerns. The use of social media is “a reality of today,” says Elgin Austen, director of Western’s Campus Community Police Service. It is easy to think of an emergency exercise in terms of the role police, fire or other emergency responders play, but effective communications – both internal and external – can be critical to ensuring everyone’s safety. As part of the Harmony 5 emergency exercise, the university’s communication tools were tested. This included mass e-mails, an emergency version of the Western home page and emergency-related messaging on the main telephone switchboard, updates to the university’s Twitter feed, Facebook page and YouTube channel. “Communications is always the most difficult,” says Austen, explaining the goal is to be as transparent as possible in the case of an emergency. There is an expectation from the Paul Mayne, Western News HazMat team members John Neil and Mike Gaylard assist a student actor from the site of a mock chemical spill and fire at the Chemistry building. The exercise is an opportunity for campus emergency responders to improve their effectiveness in dealing with potential emergency situations at the university. public that Western be proactive, from alerting people there is an emergency situation, through providing the information people need to keep themselves safe, adds Helen Connell, Associate Vice-President, Department of Communications and Public Affairs. “Family, friends, colleagues, alumni and the general public expect to receive facts and information on the situation and how Western is responding,” she says. “These exercises provide us with an opportunity to test not only our emergency plans, but how we react as a team and as individuals when we are under pressure. They allow us to hone our skills.” While internal communications can be easily managed, the widespread use of smart phones and external media who arrive on the scene can present complications. By introducing scenarios like a YouTube video or a local media interview into the simulation, campus communicators were able to put in place a strategy for a response. “Social media is increasingly where people are turning to for their information. While we encourage people to check Western’s home page regularly for information during an emergency, we also post updates on the situation to Facebook and Twitter,” says Connell. This is the fifth in the series of Harmony emergency training exer- cises at Western. Campus responders involved in the exercise included Campus Police, Student Emergency Response Team, Fire Safety and Emergency Management, HazMat Team, Emergency Response Team and Emergency Operations Control Group. “It is important to do the exercises so that everybody is able to understand the gravity of the situation and understand how to do things correctly so we have the most positive outcomes possible,” says Austen. “With the number of emergency teams that we have, the multidisciplinary areas they are from, we have to train together and communicate because each one is specialized in their own skills and responsibilities. Putting everyone together can make a strong team if we are working in a co-ordinated way.” This year, the exercise involved a chemical explosion and a fire, and an unknown substance was created as a result of a chemical spill. Six people received minor burns and a triage was set up in the building to assess the injuries. The HazMat Team arrived at the scene and helped a student to a safe area. Dressed in green and yellow protective suits, the team took samples of the unknown substance for testing. Although this was all a simulation and actors played the role of students in the lab, the response was as realistic as possible, with campus responders performing their duties in the same way they would during an actual emergency. Austen says it is important to run through the motions of an emergency response so everyone becomes familiar with their roles and can make improvements to the response measures. “Yes, these things do happen. We want to be able to prevent them from happening, but should they occur, we want to be prepared.” New revenue sources essential for future B y P a u l M ay n e T he Board of Governors unanimously approved The University of Western Ontario’s 2010-11 capital and operating budgets, ringing out the final year of Western’s four-year planning cycle on a note of restraint. “I am satisfied that the focus of this budget is the best interest of our students, as well as ensuring the success of our academic and research ambitions,” says Board of Governors Chair Frank Angeletti. He describes the budget as fiscally responsible and transparent. Projecting revenues of $564.2 million and expenditures of $586.1 million, a shortfall of about $22 million will be made up from an operating reserve. “Despite the financial constraints we face, Western aspires to be not only one of the best universities in Canada but to be recognized as one of the best in the world. As president (Amit) Chakma has said on many occasions, for Western to accomplish our goals, the university must find new sources of revenue, including successfully delivering on our $500-million campaign goal.” To assist in that goal, a one-time allocation of $12.5 million will be used to support donor-matching in the campaign. The money will allow the university to pursue private donations, through supplementary university contributions, in areas of high priority such as endowed chairs, student financial aid and research initiatives. Other one-time allocations include $4.9 million for Canadian Foundation for Innovation matching funding; $2.5 million towards the Inter-Disciplinary Initiative fund (to be allocated over the next five years); and $1.2 million towards the Doctoral Supervision Internal Grant (DSIG). Budget restraints for faculties and supports units will continue. The budget document notes a staffing reduction is expected in University Machine Services. Activity has been low due to fewer projects from the Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel, which itself suffered layoffs last year and is undergoing a review to assess the future of the operation. “While the whole university has had to weather the economic downturn in the last year, it continues to be particularly challenging for those units that are dependent on research contracts with the private sector and other organizations for a significant portion of their operating revenue,” says Angeletti. Angeletti feels the university has remained strong during the financial crisis and can weather what is expected to be tighter financial support provincially. “Western enters the last year of this planning cycle anticipating flattening provincial funding in comparison to the revenue growth earlier in the decade,” he says. “While we do not know all the details, the province is clearly signaling that we are entering into a new era of austerity for the public sector. Universities, including Western, will be expected to do our share to contain growth in expenditures.” Internationalization continues to be a priority for the university, with plans to increase the number of first-year students by 100 and improve Western’s incoming international class numbers. Western’s levels are about 2.8 per cent, less than half the provincial average. While only 25 of these spots may be filled this fall, for the first time these students will be eligible to receive scholarships in 2010-11, with the university setting aside $250,000. An additional $50,000 will support international student recruitment and $50,000 for English as a Second Language initiatives. Tuition for new first-year international students will rise six per cent (to $15,530), with a four-per-cent increase for continuing international students (to $1,240). For Canadian students, first-year tuition will increase 4.5 per cent to $5,159 (with the exception of Engineering - $8,743; Media Technology Program - $5,450; and Nursing $5,159). There will be a four-percent increase for all continuing students. The provincial government announced the current tuition framework will continue for another two years, adding 10 per cent of the increase would be set aside for needs-based student aid. The estimated tuition set-aside funding for 2010-11 is $11.3 million. In the capital budget, Western is spending $112 million, with $55 million for new construction, the majority for the new Ivey building ($39 million) and the Wind Engineering, Energy and Environment Facility (WindEEE) at more than $9 million. Just over $20 million targets major renovations, the two largest being Physics & Astronomy ($8.1 million) and Stevenson and Lawson halls ($7 million). “The federal and provincial economic stimulus funding enabled us to move ahead with construction of the new Ivey building eventually allowing other academic areas to occupy the current Ivey building. The Physics & Astronomy building has long been in need of updating and we’re pleased this project is underway.” 4 M AY 1 3 , 2 0 1 0 W E S T E R N N E W S THE WAY WE WERE: 1930 LOOKING BACK From the Western News archives of May 10, 1990 ■ Graphic Services plans its second, free colour laser copier demonstration in the lower floor lobby area of the Social Science Centre. In fairness to everyone, only one copy, of one original, per person will be allowed. ■ Huron University College breaks ground for a $4-million Education Centre to house the faculties of Arts and Theology at the college. Pledges and donations constitute over three million dollars of the funding for this new building to be built into the hill behind and beneath the existing college. This project will maintain the historic architectural character of Western’s founding college. ■ Western’s GST Task Force will offer information sessions about the new federal Goods and Services Tax. Task force chair Tom Vine pointed out that “a lot of clarification is required because the GST regulations have not been written.” ■ Mechanical Engineering students Eric Besseling, Doug Finkbeiner and Steve Thompson will bring their “Straight Forward” super fuel-efficient motor vehicle to the 14th Annual Shell Canada Fuelathon. Team organizer Professor John Tarasuk, Department of Mechanical Engineering, says of the vehicle that “we’re very optimistic about its chances.” Previous team records include last year’s 3,632.6 miles per imperial gallon achieved by the University of Waterloo and the standing record of 5,691 mpg set in 1986 by the University of Saskatchewan. The three-day event covers five laps of the race course. ■ UWO Children’s Theatre presents The Phantom Tollbooth, a play based on the book by Norton Juster in Talbot Theatre. Directed by Mary Neill, Department of English, she explains this story is about “Milo, a chronically bored little boy, who, surrounded by all that Mattel can offer, has ‘nothing to do.’” ■ For sale: two window air conditioners, $100 each negotiable, three bicycles, $15 each. – feature by Joshua Safer Contributed by Alan Noon ([email protected]) JJ Talman Collection/Western Archives The Sciences Building (Physics and Astronomy) completed in 1924 by the Putherbough Construction Company of London displayed many innovative features. Located on high ground and with a commanding position facing south, its large windows permitted plenty of natural light into the modern laboratories. Two large amphitheatres at each end seated 140 students each. Pipes and various conduits were left exposed to permit easy maintenance and repair. The building was serviced by two electrical systems including an in-house DC current supplied by batteries in a basement room. 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Return to Western News, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 3K7 with new address where possible. www.WesternNews.ca EMAIL: [email protected] W E S T E R N N E W S m ay 1 3 , 2 0 1 0 Letters to the editor Students, faculty sought as London ‘ambassadors’ I want to reach out to students and faculty of The University of Western Ontario. As a sales manager for the London Convention Centre, I seek opportunities to bring conferences and conventions to the city of London for the purpose of driving economic growth. Conferences have positive effects on our city. They attract tourists who spend tourist dollars, create jobs and gain national exposure for our city. When the convention centre hosts a conference, we use local hotels for guestrooms, local suppliers for food and beverage, and employ staff to work the function, often students from local schools. To attract conferences to our city, provincial and national associations need the help of a local member to assist with planning. They can be faculty members or students who are members of an association or that have an interest. In the city of London, we consider these dedicated individuals as “ambassadors” and without them, hosting a conference in our city would not be possible. Being the ambassador of a conference has its benefits. There is a sense of personal achievement when you see an event come to fruition and knowing that your contributions helped your local economy. It also opens doors to learn and network within your chosen field by direct involvement an association. Not to mention, it looks great on your resume for future endea- vours. I hope that this letter will persuade a reader who was considering getting involved in bringing a conference to London, to pursue it further. Or, perhaps it has educated someone about the important difference they can make in their own city. Whatever the case, your involvement matters and we need your help and support to bring conferences to our beautiful city. For more information, contact me ([email protected]). Lauren Arnett London Unions declare intention to bargain We, the undersigned employee groups at The University of Western Ontario, declare our intention to participate in good-faith bargaining with the employer during forthcoming collective bargaining negotiations. We note the March Ontario budget affirms the rules of collective bargaining remain unchanged, and as unionized workers our right to collective bargaining is not diminished by the recently introduced budget legislation. Furthermore, analysis of the Ontario government’s budget indicates university operating revenues, across the province, are expected to rise, not fall, by roughly 6.8 per cent. In this context, we remain resolute in purpose and prepared to engage in constructive discussions to reach fair and equitable collective agreements. Ahmed Alassuity, GTA President, PSAC Local 610 Regna Darnell, UWOFA President David Empey, UWOSA President Iain Findlater, UWO Operating Engineers, IUOE 772 Steve Pepper, CUPE President Local 2361 In Memoriam Janet Colley Former Dentistry staff member Janet Hossack Colley died March 18 at University Hospital at the age of 88. Colley had 13 years of service at the university prior to her retirement in 1986. A funeral was held at Westview Funeral Chapel in London. She was the wife of the late Richard Mervyn Colley (2007) and mother of Doug (Mudite) and Richard (Liz). Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Janet are asked to consider Arva United Church or the charity of your choice. Understanding the Bodily Experience of Cerebral Palsy We are exploring the body in adolescents and young adults with cerebral palsy. The study consists of an interview lasting approximately one hour at either your home or a community location of your choice. You may be asked to participate in a second interview. If you have cerebral palsy and are between the ages of 14 to 25 years of age, and would like to participate in this study please contact Laura Brunton at 519-661-2111 extension 87459 for more information or to enroll in the study. Review of the Don Wright Faculty of Music A Senate Decanal Selection Committee for the Don Wright Faculty of Music has been constituted and is now engaged in a review of the Faculty’s operations and of its Dean, Bob Wood. Input from faculty, staff, students, alumni and others associated with the work of the Faculty forms an important part of the assessment of the Faculty’s scholarly and educational programs, its academic plans for the future and its administration. This input also will be valuable as the Committee develops a sense of the characteristics that are most important in a Dean and in the selection process itself. Those wishing to make comments directly to the Selection Committee may address them to: Dr. Fred Longstaffe, Provost and Vice-President (Academic), and Chair of the Decanal Selection Committee for the Don Wright Faculty of Music, Natural Science Centre, Room 119A, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON N6A 5B7. These submissions will be shared with Committee Members, but otherwise kept in strict confidence. In addition, and as part of the review process, External Reviewers will visit the campus on June 3 and 4, 2010. They will meet with members of the University and Faculty administrations, and with representatives of particular constituencies within the Faculty, including students, to seek their views about the Faculty’s operations, especially over the term of the current Dean. The Reviewers’ itinerary also will include open meetings to which faculty, staff and students will be invited. 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Construction will begin late this fall and the building should be operational by June 2012. Last fall at the London Economic Development Corporation Summit, Western President Amit Chakma encouraged city leaders to work together to develop partnerships and innovation. The Advanced Manufacturing Park is an example of how city partners are collaborating to attract new industries and investments to the area, says Chakma. “The Advanced Manufacturing Park ... is really a field of dreams,” he says. The city will be strategically recruiting companies that integrate well with Western and Fanshawe’s research interests, says White. “As companies work through where they are going to be located and set up, more and more they are trying to establish facilities in areas where they can have that interlink between research, commercialization and development.” The dome will attract top researchers, graduate and postdoctoral students who “want to get their hands on the facility,” says Ted Hewitt, Western’s Vice-President (Research and International Relations). “It’s going to offer a unique capacity for research and development in wind engineering that no one else offers in the world.” As the first of its kind, the construction of WindEEE Dome will also be a research project. Builders will study the efficiency of the fan placement and the systems used to create the wind, and will become the model for future domes, says Hewitt. 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LONDON BRANCH 519.434.6259 One London Place [email protected] The best young, budding opera singers, pianists and directors will take the stage at the Paul Davenport Theatre May 22 to perform sample scenes from some of the top operas of all time. The Canadian Operatic Arts Academy is presenting 25 scenes by renowned opera composers for two free performances at 1 and 7 p.m. The Paul Davenport Theatre is located in Talbot College at The University of Western Ontario. The Canadian Operatic Arts Academy is an elite international program that provides singers, pianists and directors with the skills to obtain, realize, and sustain a prolific and rewarding career in the operatic profession. Internationally acclaimed faculty from La Scala in Milan, New York, Montreal and across North America have been preparing the young singers for this performance. Topics include role preparation, performance practice, collaboration, dramatic exercises and study, audition training, promotion, management, and vocal and physical health. For more information about the May 22 program, visit music.uwo. ca/programs/COA2010program. html. Need help with your career? CareerSmarts “It’s Time to Get Smart with Your Career” A DIVISION OF CANACCORD FINANCIAL LTD., MEMBER - CANADIAN INVESTOR PROTECTION FUND www.careersmarts.ca W E S T E R N London District Christian Secondary School Grade 11 student Amber McCallum learns how to prepare a diagnostic cast at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry’s dental clinic during Discovery Days in Health Sciences. N E W S M AY 1 3 , 2 0 1 0 7 Calling themselves Carbon-Based Life Forms of Tuesday, the Seaforth-area team of Connor Selves, Michael Watterwork, Parker Hrudka and Jake Vincent celebrate success in a bridge-building competition during the Let’s Talk Science event. Youth movement across campus B Y P A U L M AY N E T he face of Western’s student population was much younger this past week as close to 1,000 elementary and secondary students spread out across campus for a variety of learning events. From exploring the electrical activity of brain cells to belting out tunes in a choir, faculty and students opened Western’s doors to introduce young students to the excitement and fun sides of learning. For example, hosted by University of Western Ontario science students, the All Science Challenge was a daylong enrichment competition for more than 150 Grade 6-8 students from about 10 schools across southwestern Ontario. Combining an exciting question and answer competition with buildit-yourself design challenges, the day proved to be a learning experience for all. “We get just as excited, if not more, than the students themselves,” laughs Western graduate student volunteer Alysha Croker, of the Let’s Talk Science initiative being held at 11 universities across Canada this year. Students were tested in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, earth and environmental science, engineering, mathematics, psychology and physics. It’s a great way to bring excitement into learning science by teaching the students how to solve problems individually and as a team, adds Croker. “Science is a valuable skill to learn and we want to make it as exciting as we can for the students to want to learn more,” she says. “To Photos by Paul Mayne, Western News A Catholic Central High School vocal group performs at the Paul Davenport Theatre during the Kaleid Choir Festival held in the Don Wright Faculty of Music. see their faces light up when they get something for the first time or see a cool experiment – that’s what it’s all about.” Seaforth, Ont.-area student Jake Vincent says the day was filled with interesting challenges. “Science is just like art in that you need to be creative in what you do, but in different sorts of ways.” While Vincent and his pals were talking science, less than 100 metres away at the Don Wright Faculty of Music, close to 500 elementary and secondary students were exercis- ing their vocal chords at the fifth annual Kaleid Choir Festival. The three-day festival included a concert and training session with Finnish six-voice a cappella ensemble Rajaton. Kaleid artistic director and Music professor Jennifer Moir says the number of school and community choirs grows annually and having Rajaton on hand made it even better. “When people sing together, good things happen,” says Moir. “What’s appealing to them (Rajaton) is this is not for elite choirs but inspires all levels of experience. It’s one of the things that makes Kaleid unique and one of its strongest features. It’s designed to celebrate amateur choirs with a diverse program and provide exposure and inspiration.” Exposure to internationally acclaimed artists is part of the inspiration. But so is exposure to the other choirs and directors at the festival, adds Moir. “It really is a kaleidoscope of voices,” she says. “When you bring people together and ask them to sing, a magical community is created.” Science was front and centre for the 9th annual Scientific Journey, as hundreds of local Grade 11 students traveled down a ‘road to discovery’ with three top Western researchers. Presented by Western and Partners in Research, Scientific Journey was an opportunity for the community to learn about innovative research projects. Elizabeth Gillies, Denis O’Carroll and Amanda Moehring shared their knowledge about improving human health, cleaning up contaminated groundwater and the genetics of evolution and species formation. For the first time, students also had the opportunity to tour science facilities including the Biotron, Material Sciences Addition and the Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Pavilion. Continuing with the science theme, Discovery Days in Health Sciences was a one-day workshop that gave secondary school students and teachers the opportunity to explore career options in medicine and the health sciences. Put on by the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, students heard lectures from Sumit Agrawal (Department of Otolaryngology) and Tim Wilson (Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology) before selecting among more than 35 different workshops. From spatial hearing and auditory virtual reality to the human genome and cardiovascular pathology, the students gained a clearer picture of what it would be like to be a health professional by interacting with researchers, clinicians and educators in their real-life work setting. 8 M AY 1 3 , 2 0 1 0 W E S T E R N D:B<CC8IK?<8KI< ID)0'L:: ,(0$--($*-(- +%),8[lckj:_`c[i\e#J\e`fijXe[Kl\j[Xpj*%'' DXp(+$)' K?< ILE8N8PJ Rated 14A 7:00 NIGHTLY (115 min.) 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The awards are sponsored by the Society of Graduate Students, the Graduate Teaching Assistants’ Union, and the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. “Graduate student teachers are vital to Western’s mission,” says University of Western Ontario President Amit Chakma, the MC for the event. “They are among our most exciting and stimulating teachers and they are engaged in developing techniques in the classroom and laboratory which will enhance their own careers as scholars and teachers.” The winners for 2009-10 are: Find paradise in the centre of the concrete campus jungle ... The Spoke Patio! Patio Retire With Dignity “Fee-based investment consulting and asset management for portfolios in excess of $500,000.” Summer Hours: Mon-Fri 11am - 3pm main ﬂoor, UCC 661-3590 [email protected] Not into patios or it's raining; you can always enjoy great food & drinks in the Spoke Pub or Lounge. 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ScotiaMcLeod is a division of Scotia Capital Inc., Member CIPF Felipe Quintanilla – Hispanic Studies Fatima Patel – English Jennifer Kozak – Hispanic Studies Jerri-Lynne Cameron – English Jeremy Greenway – English Alex Laliberte – Biology Giulia Pepe – Kinesiology Morgan Kleiber – Biology Michael Hamilton – Geology Avedis Karadeolian Jeff (Hsien Chi) Wu – Computer Science Jeff Shantz – Computer Science David Allison – Electrical & Computer Engineering Ryan van der Zanden – Environmental Engineering Jenna Cameron – Computer Science Stephen (Cheng Chi) Lin – Sociology Livia Veselka – Psychology Kyle Paul – Sociology Kristen Izaryk – Linguistics Marco Dattilo – Economics Photos by Heather Travis, Western News Computer Science teaching assistant Jeff (Hsien Chi) Wu talks with University of Western Ontario President Amit Chakma after the ceremony honouring Graduate Student Teaching Award recipients. Wu was one of 20 graduate students to receive the award during a reception held May 5 in the Great Hall. Reza Azarderakhsh of the Graduate Teaching Assistants’ Union congratulates English teaching assistant Jeremy Greenway on his receiving the Graduate Student Teaching Award. !! ! ! W E S T E R N N E W S m ay 1 3 , 2 0 1 0 Service and support marked Banks’ career Former Law librarian and a professor emerita Margaret Banks died April 29 at Parkwood Hospital. Banks, 81, will be remembered by her friends and colleagues as a loyal and considerate friend. To all she was a meticulous scholar and a generous supporter of education, religion and those in need. “For the first two thirds of the law school’s life, Margaret was one of the most important people in the school,” said Ian Holloway, Dean of Western Law. “The Law Library has an ethos of service and support that is rare today and that ethos originated with Margaret. And she planted the roots so deeply that it is hard to imagine the school without them.” Banks joined the Law library in 1960. From then on, until her retirement twenty-five years later, her dedication to the interests of the school was unwavering. In addition to being a professional librarian, Margaret was a trained historian and was the first female member of the law faculty. In 2001, her acclaimed biography of the expert on parliamentary procedure, Sir John Bourinot, was launched in the Law Library. She was an authority on the law and custom of parliament, and during her career she had occasion to be consulted by the Speakers of both the House of Commons and the Legislative Assembly. “Margaret Banks really was an extraordinary person,” said Hol- presents GIULIO CESARE Händel’s Margaret Banks loway. “We were truly blessed to have had her as one of the builders of our law school. We will all miss her terribly.” A funeral service was held May 3 at St. John the Divine Church in London. Memorial donations can be made to the Margaret A. Banks Prize in Geriatric Medicine, Foundation Western, The University of Western Ontario, Westminster Hall, Suite 110, London, ON N6A 3K7, c/o Donna Swanson. History repeats itself in a tale of power, struggle & redemption in war-torn middle east. Timothy Vernon, Conductor Timothy Nelson, Director Drew Minter, Giulio Cesare Lucia Cesaroni, Cleopatra NOTICE TO JOIN THE ACADEMIC PROCESSION 295th CONVOCATION - SPRING 2010 Spring Convocation takes place during the week of Monday, June 14 - Friday, June 18, with ceremonies at 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Members of Faculty, Senate, the Board of Governors and Emeritus/a Professors are invited to take part in the Academic Procession. Full information on joining the academic procession (including order of ceremony, honorary degree recipients, assembly and regalia) may be found on the Senate Website: http//www.uwo.ca/univsec/senate/academic_procession.pdf THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010 / 7:30 pm SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 2010 / 7:30 pm SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 2010 / 2:00 pm ORCHESTRA LONDON OPERA AT THE GRAND TICKETS $49-$129* (* plus applicable taxes & service charge) 519-679-8778 operalondon.ca production sponsor: 9 10 M ay 1 3 , 2 0 1 0 W E S T E R N N E W S Tribute locks on Richmond New Hair Salon just steps from campus Men’s and Women’s styles Special Occasion Hair s Facial Waxing 1135 Richmond Street – lower level 710 Adelaide Street N., just south of Oxford St. Located right at Western’s main gates on Richmond (next to Christina’s Pub) 519-642-4247 locksonrichmond.com Psychology/Westminster Hall Licensed under L.L.B.O. Recognizing excellence among faculty, staff and students Ladiges wins Engineering scholarship Julie Ladiges, working on a Master of Engineering Science degree in digital signal processing and hearing science, has won the 2010 AMEC Master’s Scholarship in Engineering. Along with the $10,000 scholarship, she will receive an all-expense paid trip as a guest to the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation’s Annual Awards Luncheon in Vancouver May 28. “The award is conditional on me giving two outreach presentations about engineering,” says Ladiges. “I plan to do one presentation in London and one in my former high school in Almonte, Ont. It will be an interactive demo where I make live recordings of the students playing instruments or singing/whistling and we look at and listen to the recordings to see how changing the sample rate affects the sound.” New lessons in evolution A team of the Biology Under- Licensed under L.L.B.O. graduate Society (BUGS) won a Japanese Restaurant Licensed under L.L.B.O. Discover A Taste of Japan NOW OPEN Japanese Restaurant Authentic Japanese Cuisine Japanese Restaurant 7 DAYS/WEEK Discover A Taste of7 Japan NOW OPEN DAYS/WEEKLUNCH: 11:30 - 2:30 national competition for helping to teach evolution to elementary school students. 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View the simulator at evolutionapplications.com. Engineering student gets research travel ‘voucher’ Mechanical and Materials Engineering graduate student Brian Vermeire has a little more travel money thanks to a scholarship dedicated to supporting his studies abroad. Vermeire is a recipient of the 2009 Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Supplements provided by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to Canada Graduate Scholarship holders. This scholarship supports highcalibre Canadian graduate students as they pursue exceptional research experiences at institutions outside of Canada. There are 250 supplements available each year, valued at up to $6,000 each to help offset the cost of study- ing outside of Canada for a three- to six-month period, including travel, tuition and accommodation. Student, faculty member receive nursing awards Joyce McInerney, a professor at the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, has received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Council of Ontario University Programs in Nursing (COUPN). The award adds to an already long list of teaching awards garnered over 30 years, for her impassioned teaching that is supported by practical experience in midwifery, intensive care, acute care, general surgery and community nursing. In addition, at the student level, COUPN presented the Award for Excellence in Professional Nursing Practice at the Undergraduate Student Level to Deivi Gaitan for establishing the Latin American Nursing Student Initiative at Western to facilitate community development and promote global health education. COUPN, an affiliate of the Council of Ontario Universities (COU), works in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to deliver the highest quality nursing education to prepare students for practice and to support the province in meeting its human health resource needs. 668-7407 NOW OPEN 7 DAYS/WEEK 715 Wellington Rd. S. (at back) LUNCH: 11:30 - 2:30 DINNER: MON - SAT 4:30 - 10:30, SUN 4:30 - 9:30 668-7407 715 Wellington Rd. S. (at back) 46 BLACKFRIARS Reservations 519 667-4930 Brilliant Atmosphere - Healthy Gourmet Sales - Service - Installation 7).$/73s$//23 Homecastle, serving London for the past 20 years. 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Huron University College - Centre for Public Theology Conference, “HIV-AIDS and the Churches: Responses to the Pandemic in Africa and Canada.” Speakers include: Archbishop of Rwanda, Emmanuel Kolini; Western, Rwanda Project, ‘AIDS and Africa’. Robin Gill, Michael Ramsey, Modern Theology, University of Kent and Honorary Provincial Canon of Canterbury Cathedral, ‘AIDS and Religious Ethics’. Oveta A Fuller, University of Michigan Medical School, ‘Religious Leaders as Trusted Messengers in HIVAIDS’. Katy Attanasi, Regent University, ‘Complex Realities: Black South African Women, HIV-AIDS and Pentecostalism’ May 14 & 15. 6 p.m. Dr. Darren Marks at 519 438-7224, ext. 279 or [email protected] huron.uwo.ca May 16 NanoONTARIO 2010, the Ontario Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Workshop - Provides a venue for Ontario-based academic, industrial and governmental researchers to present their latest achievements in nanoscience and nanotechnology and provides a platform for the exchange of ideas and development of new collaborative projects. Runs until 18th. Ivey Business School. Visit: uwo.ca/fab/nano2010/ Eldon House Anniversary Lecture Series – London Fanshawe Horticultural Society master gardener Elmer Jorgensen and The University of Western Ontario classical studies professor Kelly Olson “Heritage Garden: the blending of gardens past and present. 481 Ridout St. N. 2 p.m. May 18 Friends of the Gardens (FOGs) volunteers - annual plant sale. 12 - 2 p.m. B & G building courtyard, ground floor, between B&G 0120 and 0187, across from Material Sciences Addition 0203 (rain or shine). Proceeds towards undergraduate student bursaries. Perennials, hostas, natives, trees, shrubs, annuals, biennials, herbs, vegetables, fruits, ornamental grasses, house and water plants. List available soon at: fogsuwo.ca/. Remaining plants for sale Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 12 - 1 p.m. Donations must be potted or bagged in soil, labelled and left at B&G loading dock (clearly marked: “FOGs”). May 19 Spring Perspectives on Teaching - The Teaching Support Centre is offering a one-day conference on teaching-related issues for faculty, staff, graduate students, and post docs “The Entitlement Generation - Implications for the Classroom”. 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. University Community Centre, Room 146. uwo.ca/tsc Toastmaster’s Campus Communicators – Improve your public speaking. Meets every Wednesday. UCC 147B. 12 p.m. Visit: cctm.freetoasthost.info/index.html. Department of Modern Languages and Literatures presents “La Tertulia” Spanish Conversation Group. Anyone wishing to speak Spanish and meet people from different Spanish-speaking countries is welcome. Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. UC 117. Email [email protected] May 26 Huron’s Faculty of Arts and Social Science “Research at Huron Day” Celebrates and supports the research faculty members are doing and also functions as a forum to plan future research. Guest speakers discuss external funding for fellowships and grants. Ted Hewitt, Vice-President (Research & International Rela- May 13-14 CIHR Joint Motion Training Program - Annual Retreat - Musculoskeletal Health Research and Leadership. The workshop brings together researchers and trainees from four Western faculties (Engineering, Health Sciences, Richard Ivey School of Business and Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry) and five institutions (Western, London Health Sciences Centre, Lawson Health Research Institute, McMaster University and University of Guelph). Contact joint. [email protected] Ontario Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Workshop - The workshop will provide a venue for Ontario-based academic, industrial and governmental researchers to present the latest achievements in nanoscience and nanotechnology. It will serve as a platform for the exchange ideas and development of new collaborative projects. This workshop will be held at the Richard Ivey Business School. Information can be found online at: uwo.ca/fab/nano2010/. May 17-19 This photo, The Bell Tower, by 12-year-old Girl Guide Katie Keene will be on display at the Art Gallery of Ontario as part of the Canadian Girls Say... exhibit. The goal of the Girl Guides of Canada art project is to empower girls to use photography to explore and speak out about things they care about in their community. Keene says the tower at University College “makes me glad that Western is in London” and “it gives me a great university to go to when I am older.” Contact Resume Writing Services will prepare a resume that will set you apart from the competition and give you the edge you need. Great jobs are not as readily available and competition is fierce. To land that great job, you need to have a strong marketing resume. Your customized resume will: UÊ Ài>ÌiÊ>ÊÃÌÀ}ÊwÊÀÃÌÊ«ÀiÃÃÊ UÊ>ÀiÌÊÌ iÊLiÃÌÊÞÕ “I was fortunate enough to land an excellent job and I believe it was the resume Contact prepared that did it for me. 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Email [email protected] Send submissions to [email protected] Conference Calendar May 16-18 Photo by Katie Keene tions) Western, Stephanie Holbik, Ministry of Research and Innovation, and Melanie Katsivo, International programs consultant, Western. 9:45 a.m. – 4 p.m. Great Hall Contact: Lauren Kolokziejczak 519 438-7224, ext. 277 or [email protected] huron.uwo.ca Magnetic Fields: Core Collapse to Young Stellar Objects - This international conference will bring together scholars to help build a broader view of how various processes relate to one another during the late stages of star formation. Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre. The chief organizer and local contact is Shantanu Basu, Director of Theoretical Physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. http://cc2yso.uwo.ca. May 19 Spring Perspectives on Teaching - The Teaching Support Centre is offering a one-day conference on teaching-related issues for faculty, staff, graduate students, and post docs, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., University Community Centre, Room 146. Keynote: “The Entitlement Generation - Implications for the Classroom.” Conference program, registration available at: uwo.ca/tsc. May 22-23 Philosophy of the Mind, Language, and Cognitive Science - This graduate conference will include Richard Samuels (Ohio State University) Fred Adams (University of Delaware) as keynote speakers. http://publish.uwo.ca/~lmorewbu/ philmilcog/ Send submissions to [email protected] This column features conferences based at Western or in London for a student, staff or academic audience. & Alterations OFF %CO&RIENDLY$RY#LEANING $RY#LEANING %XPERT!LTERATIONS 3ERVICESTH 3AME$AY3ERVICEAVAILABLE VALIDUNTIL!PRIL /PEN-ON&RIAMPM3ATAMPM SOCLOSETOCAMPUS /XFORD3TREET7EST NEAR7HARNCLIFFENEXTTO!LIBI2OADHOUSE 4ELEPHONE 12 M ay 1 3 , 2 0 1 0 W E S T E R N N E W S Access Western News Advertising Editing/Proofreading Conference Calendar For rates and information, contact [email protected] uwo.ca. A lookahead to scholarly conferences at Western or in London, this feature includes links to the conference website to assist with early registration and calls for registration. 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Visit Classifieds Online at http://communications.uwo.ca/com/ classifieds_menu/ Academe PhD Lectures Craig Steinback, Kinesiology, The Influence of Ventilation on Integrated Sympathetic Neural Control During Chemoreflex Stress, May 14, TH 3101, 9 a.m. Brian Clancy, History, A Time for Change: Clark Clifford and the Struggle to End the War in Vietnam, 1965-1968, May 14, N/A Heming He, Chemistry, The Influence of NonStoichiometry and Rare Earth Doping on the Oxidation and Dissolution of Uranium Dioxide, May 17, ChB 115, 1:30 p.m. Richard Oskirko, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Assessment of Topography Seismic Site Effects, May 17, SEB 3102, 9 a.m. Shannon Benson, Music, The Twentieth-Century Operas of Robert Ward, May 18, N/A Nikola Toljic, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Estimation of Change to Mass Ratio Distribution in Particles Charged by Conduction, May 18, TEB 234, 9:30 a.m. Ewan Gibb, Biochemistry, Mechanisms and Consequences of Homing Endonuclease Regulation in T4-Like Bacteriophage, May 20, MSB 384, 1 p.m. Fabrizio Di Muro, Business Administration, Arousal Congruency and Consumer Choice, May 20, Ivey 2R09, 10 a.m. Shadi Keshavarzmanesh, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Increasing Adaptability of Assembly Process Planning and Control Using Function Block Methodology, May 21, SEB 3102, 9 a.m. David Wilton, Health and Rehabilitation Science, Prognosis in acute whiplash: Development and initial validation of a new clinical screening tool, May 25, EC 1330, 9 a.m. Heifeng Song, Chemistry, Synthesis and Applications of New Ferrocene Conjugates of Nucleosides and Nucleotide, May 25, ChB 115, 1 p.m. Please send submissions to [email protected] careers A central Web site displays advertisements for all vacant academic positions. The following positions are among those advertised at uwo. ca/pvp/facultyrelations/jobs/index-jobs.html. Please review, or contact the faculty, school or department directly. applications for a 10-month limited-term position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Hispanic Literature with a focus on Transatlantic Hispanic Studies, to begin Sept. 1. Applications must be received by May 20. uwo. ca/modlang/ FULL-TIME ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS Faculty of Arts and Humanities – Department of Philosophy - Invites applications or nominations for the Rotman Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Philosophy of Science to begin July 1, 2011. Further information on the program is available on the CRC web site at chairs.gc.ca. The successful candidate will play a key role in the academic leadership of the Joseph L. Rotman Institute for Science and Values (rotman.uwo. ca). Review of applications will begin on Sept. 1 and will continue until the position is filled. 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