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					November 22, 2007 Vol. 43 No. 32                              The University of Western Ontario’s newspaper of record                                               www.westernnews.ca
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        DIGGING ARCHEOLOGY                                           FACULTY STRESSED                                      WESTERN VOLUNTEERS

    Imagine a job that not only encour-                        A new study suggests Canada’s fac-                       Our monthly snapshot of how staff
    ages you to dig in the ground but also                     ulty are suffering from stress and                       and faculty contribute to their com-
    introduces you to your future wife.                        almost a third are on the verge of                       munity focuses on Denis O’Carroll,
                                                               sick leave.                                              engineering professor by day, soccer
                                                                                                                        and hockey coach by night.

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Canadian Tire archives ‘treasure trove’
                                                                                                                      By Terry rice
                                                                                                                         On the campus of The Univer-        “Ten years ago I bought
                                                                                                                      sity of Western Ontario, neatly        my first toboggan. I
                                                                                                                      tucked away inside 1,040 card-
                                                                                                                      board boxes, an expression of
                                                                                                                                                             went to Canadian Tire
                                                                                                                      Canadian culture like no other         and got one for $16.97.
                                                                                                                      quietly sits waiting to be uncov-      It was fabulous.”
                                                                                                                      ered.
                                                                                                                         Ironically, it’s an Australian                                 Dale Miller
                                                                                                                      professor, Dale Miller, who has                Professor, Griffith University,
                                                                                                                      blown the lid off this incredible                                   Australia
                                                                                                                      collection of materials known
                                                                                                                      as The Canadian Tire Heritage
                                                                                                                      Collection.“It’s a treasure trove,”
                                                                                                                      she says.
                                                                                                                         Miller is referring to a collec-   time to come to Western for a
                                                                                                                      tion that includes hundreds of        six-month study leave. Since
                                                                                                                      catalogues dating back to the         early June she has worked hard
                                                                                                                      early 1930s, internal newsletters,    to familiarize herself with this
                                                                                                                      annual reports, 39,000 photo-         exceptional corporate collection.
                                                                                                                      graphs, various versions of Cana-       Not only is the collection
                                                                                                                      dian Tire money and hundreds of       unique, the company itself has
                                                                                                                      audio and visual files including      been ahead of its time on several
                                                                                                                      some now-famous television ads.       fronts. And that is why Miller is
                                                                                                                         A professor at Griffith Uni-       here – she wants to understand
                                                                                                                      versity in Queensland, Miller’s       what has made Canadian Tire so
                                                                                                                      research focus is retail history.     successful.
                                                                                                                         She has studied dozens of            Her early research points to a
                                                                                                                      Aussie retailers and department       few potential answers.
                                                                                                                      stores but nothing like Canadian        Leveraging one’s history as a
                                                                                                                      Tire exists in her country.           marketing tool is a modern con-
                                                                                                                         So when a Western professor        cept, but “Canadian Tire had a
                                                                                                                      informed her the university had       sense of their history and position
                                                                                           Terry Rice, Western News   acquired this rare collection she     from the beginning.”
Australian professor Dale Miller travelled halfway around the globe to The University of Western Ontario to explore   knew she had to make the trip.
the richest warehouse of Canadian Tire information anywhere. Inset: a winter catalogue from 1939-40.                     Miller saved funds and banked              Continued on Pages 8-9




Major universities balk at military ethics review
B y P a u l M ay n e
                                       Noting researchers have no con-           “We will continue to uphold the      since in the past many seemingly      such an attack,” questioned Dyer-
                                       trol over how their research is        principles of openness with our         innocuous research projects           Witheford.
  Western will not establish an        used, he says limitations on aca-      research, but we’re not prepared        have been adapted later to mili-        Hewitt says the ultimate appli-
ethical review body for military       demic freedom could be war-            to make further recommenda-             tary use.”                            cation of research could not be
research.                              ranted and proposed establishing       tions,” says Hewitt, who received          A letter of support for Hewitt’s   known.
  Earlier this year, Senate mem-       a practical means to review and        a letter from members of the            position was also received from         “Of all the research we do at
ber and Faculty of Information         approve projects with military         G-13 vice-presidents (research)         the Ontario Council on Univer-        this university there is always a
and Media Studies professor            application.                           rejecting such a process.               sity Research.                        case where it could be used for
Nick Dyer-Witheford urged the             Ted Hewitt, Vice-President             The nation’s major research             Dyer-Witheford referred to         ends that are controversial.”
University Research Board to           (Research & International Rela-        universities state challenges           this research, and the university,      “However, I don’t see that as
establish an ethical screening         tions), told Senate last week that     such as Dyer-Witheford’s have           as being “part of an assembly         rationale to shut it down, in the
process for military research.         in the absence of national or other    been experienced on other cam-          line” for the military industry,      instance that it may or may not
  Western has a contract with          comprehensive guidelines for the       puses.                                  and questioned Western’s part-        be used for those purposes.”
London-based General Dynam-            conduct of university research,           Still, they would not endorse        nership should the U.S. decide to       Western’s contract with Gen-
ics, the maker of Light Armoured       forming an ethical review body         creation of any national body           begin attacking Iran.                 eral Dynamics runs through the
Vehicles (LAVs) to explore             on campus to assess military and       to establish guidelines since “it          “Should this occur, and as a       end of next year.
options for lighter, stronger          military-related research was          is often extremely difficult to         member of this university, are
materials to provide shielding.        premature.                             establish a chain leading to harm,      we willing to be collaborators in               What you said: Page 6

                         INSIDE:        Classifieds 16 | Coming Events 14 | Get Involved! 15 | Letters to the Editor 4 | Student Services 16
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                                                                                in profile: new faculty


The tale of a summer job that grew
By Cassandra drudi

   neal Ferris walks toward the
Lawson prehistoric Iroquoian
village, his feet crunching on
gravel.
   Underfoot lies earth that has
played a grounding role in his life,
professionally and personally.
   on July 1, Ferris assumed
the Lawson Chair of Canadian
Archaeology at Western. The
position is cross-appointed by the
department of anthropology and
the museum of ontario Archaeol-
ogy, a small building adjacent to
the Iroquoian village.
   Ferris, 46, was born in mon-
treal, but has spent much of his
adult life in southern ontario. In
1979, after his first year of anthro-
pology at Hamilton’s mcmaster
University, Ferris got an archeo-
logical summer job in the London
area.
   At the end of the six-week job,
he was hired to work on the Law-
son site for the rest of the sum-
mer, a site that lies just outside
his new office at the museum.
   “by the time I went back to
mac in the fall, I was hooked,”
he says.
   Ferris is still hooked on arche-
ology, and hasn’t strayed far from
the London area since. The arche-
ological record of southwestern
ontario is one that continues to
compel him.                                                                                                                                                                         Paul Mayne, Western News
   “You’re dealing with just the
                                                  The first archeology summer job for Neal Ferris was at the Lawson site in west London. Now he is Lawson Chair of Canadian Archeology at Western and
stuff people have left in the
                                                  cross appointed to the Museum of Indian Archeology at the Lawson site.
ground -- it’s the sort of accumu-
lated waste,” he says. “but that
accumulated waste is a picture of                 mcmaster, Ferris spent 20 years        ontario as it plays out today in      has been an english professor at      potentially on a project that would
day-to-day living, and it’s how we                working for the ontario minis-         things like land claims and treaty    Western since 1995, and through       examine historical Canadian lit-
live day to day that so reinforces                try of Culture as an archeologist      rights.”                              her experiences he was able to        erature and its contemporary
who we are.”                                      for the province’s southwestern           The decision to leave govern-      get a sense of what a professorial    archeology, she says.
   After earning his bA from                      region. He was lucky, he says,         ment work was a difficult one, he     role would be like.                      even their two children, Fionn,
                                                  to be able to work on his mA at        says, “but man, it’s been a breath       It was on an archeological site    8, and maeve, 5, show an interest
                                                  York University and his PhD at         of fresh air.”                        in the London region that the cou-    in archeology, and often show
                                                  mcmaster part-time while still            besides continuing work on         ple first met in 1981.                Ferris shards of 20th-century pot-
    Background                                    working for the government.            two “baskets” of research, arche-        Ferris was working on a dig        tery they find in the garden.
                                                     During those two decades, Fer-      ology as a contemporary practice      at the Caradoc Sand Plain near           When not busy with his fam-
    Education: BA McMaster, MA York,              ris was exposed to the ways in         and ontario archeology of 18th        Delaware. Jones was hired on the      ily or work, Ferris finds time for
    PhD McMaster                                  which archeology interacts with        and 19th century aboriginal com-      educational crew that interpreted     travel, music, reading and cook-
    Research interests: archeology                contemporary issues like con-          munities, Ferris also teaches a       the archeological information for     ing.
    as contemporary practice; Ontario             struction and development.             graduate class.                       the public, she says.                    but moments entirely free of
    archeology of 18th and 19th century              “Archeology is both this prod-         “I enjoy every week just chat-        both Ferris and Jones are happy    archeology are rare.
    aboriginal communities                        uct that archeologists are inter-      ting about this stuff,” he says. “I   to be working together again.            “I’ve been active in archae-
    Favourite book: any of Ian Rankin’s
    Detective Rebus books                         ested in, in studying the past, but    have to keep telling myself to stop      “I couldn’t have imagined that     ology so long,” says Ferris. “It
    Favourite cooking ingredients: gar-           it’s also this thing that has a real   talking.”                             it would have happened in a bet-      becomes your vocation as well as
    lic, limes and chilies                        contemporary resonance,” he               but his enjoyment of the aca-      ter way,” says Jones.                 your profession in many ways.”
                                                  says, “especially as we come to        demic world didn’t come as a sur-        With Ferris at Western, the pair
                                                  grips with the human heritage of       prise. Ferris’s wife, manina Jones,   may collaborate in the future,        The writer is a graduate student in journalism.




                                                                                                                                            Piled Higher & Deeper
               25 years ago in western news                                                                                                       a grad student comic strip
         n Western news is flooded with letters to the editor criticizing remem-
      brance Day ceremonies described as “a peace rally”, focused on “civil disobe-
      dience” and promoting “nuclear disarmament.”
         n Alumni Western says it plans to establish an educational travel program
      to provide adventurers with a richer vacation experience.
        n The UWo ski club set up a ski equipment swap shop in the UCC.
         n A Statistics Canada survey shows 90 per cent of PhDs are working. About
      one in eight graduates plans to leave the country for work.
         n Senate has approved consolidation of the Senate and board of Governors
      offices into a single office – the University Secretariat.
         n Western mustangs may have beaten Concordia to advance to the vanier
      Cup; however someone, strongly suspected as Concordia engineering stu-
      dents, has stolen the blue nylon jackets of coach Darwin Semotiuk and assis-
      tant coach Larry Haylor.
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                                                                                                                                                                 SENATE


                                                                                                                                    Research grows
                                                                                                                                    despite CIHR dip
                                                                                                                                    B Y P A U L M AY N E
                                                                                                                                                                          from last year.
                                                                                                                                       Western continues to attract          With Canadian Institutes of
                                                                                                                                    strong research funding, coming       Health Research, Western’s larg-
                                                                                                                                    in at $223.5 million this year. The   est source of research funding,
                                                                                                                                    amount is up only slightly from       Western picked up $34 million,
                                                                                                                                    last year, but $81 million ahead of   down two per cent from last year.
                                                                                                                                    just four years ago.                  Hewitt attributes this slight slip
                                                                                                                                       “We are solidly a Top 10           to the availability of funding.
                                                                                                                                    research-intensive university in         “We have some notable success
                                                                                                                                    Canada,” says Ted Hewitt, Vice-       in some areas, but there is still
                                                                                                                                    President (Research & Interna-        a need to further build support
                                                                                                                                    tional Relations).                    structures which provide ongoing
                                                                                                                                       Areas where the university         assistance to faculty in access-
                                                                                                                                    continues to see research results     ing increasingly competitive Tri-
                                                                                                                                    include Canada Foundation for         Council (SSHRC, NSERC, CHIR)
                                                                                                                                    Innovation funding where West-        programs,” says Hewitt.
                                                                                                                                    ern has received more than $135          The university will address
                                                                                                                                    million since 1998, second in the     areas of research in the forth-
                                                                                                                                    province to the University of         coming update of the strategic
                                                                                                                                    Toronto.                              research plan, he says.
                                                                                                                                       Western has also seen a surge         “We need to continue our efforts
                                                                                                                                    in Natural Sciences and Engineer-     to ensure that our researchers’
                                                                                                                                    ing Research Council of Canada        successes are appropriately rec-
                                                                                                                                    funding with $18 million this past    ognized,” says Hewitt.
                                                                                                         Paul Mayne, Western News   year, an increase of 36 per cent
Rotaract Club members Ashley White (left) and Megan McCreary volunteer at the London Food Bank and will support
the upcoming Western Cares Food Drive.


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                                                                                           bill, but it will have an impact
                                                                                           to make sure that no one goes                      Accelerate
   Each month almost 2,700 fami-
lies are assisted by the London
Food Bank, about half of whom
of children.
                                                   runs Nov. 28 to Dec. 12.
                                                     Last year more than 3,000
                                                   pounds of non-perishable food
                                                   items were collected across
                                                                                           hungry over the holidays,” adds
                                                                                           May.
                                                                                             More than 30 drop-off sports
                                                                                           will be set-up across campus this
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                                                                       THE WAY WE WERE: 1961




                                                                                                        Contributed by Alan Noon (anoon@uwo.ca)        London Free Press Collection/Western Archives
During the summer of 1961, the Board of Governors, acknowledging the need for more non-competitive winter sports facilities for the campus community, authorized construction of a $100,000-
outdoor ice rink adjacent to the JW Little Stadium. Western became the second university in the province to open such a facility, the other being Toronto. Preparing for the November 1961 opening
are physical plant staff Stan Weeks, left, and Carl Jefferies.


                                                                       LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    ETHICAL OVERSIGHT                   truths. If the war research is        ject? That is what the intended            Sadly police bashing seems          need for a queer group on
       APPROPRIATE                      really such a good idea, then         purpose of the taser seeks to           to be the all-too-convenient           campus that can act politically
                                        surely it would have nothing to       avoid. It is not a safer scenario       response by many, and                  on issues of discrimination,
   Research (medical or non-            fear from the sorts of collegial      having the officers and subject          will almost certainly fail to          such as the Canadian Blood
medical) on human subjects is           oversight that are standard           involved in a physical alterca-         address the real issues.               Services’ anti-gay policy.
subject to ethical review by the        in many other disciplines.            tion. A simple punch, kick, bite                                                  SAQD is an autonomous
university. Research involving                                                etc. possibly causes bodily harm                               Justin Sisco    campus group mandated with
animals or hazardous materi-                                David Heap        that can be lethal or disabling,                          Political Science    standing up to the discrimina-
als are also subject to specific                     French & Linguistics      there is absolutely no need for                                                tion faced by queer students
protocols. All of this oversight                                              these officers to be expected              SAQD SEPARATE FROM                   in many facets of their lives.
is carried out regularly at West-         PUBLIC TOO QUICK                    to endure that unnecessarily.
                                                                                                                          PRIDE WESTERN                      We vow to be a voice for those
ern without posing any threat                                                    The tens of thousands of times                                              silenced, a support for those
                                         TO BASH POLICE OVER
to academic freedom. So the                                                   that the taser has been deployed,                                              marginalized, and a thorn in
question really is, why should                 TASERS                         it has almost always proven to             I would like to clarify an incor-   the side of those who perpetu-
military research be exempt                                                   be a safer alternative to impact        rect link made in the Western          ate this discrimination.
from any sort of ethical review?          Another fine example of arm-         weapons or physical altercation.        News article “Students Pro-               We will continue to stand up
   Some apparently believe that         chair expertise. It sounds as         Would you or I place ourselves          test Blood Services Policy”.           against the discriminatory policy
the goals of war are so uncon-          though many think themselves          at unnecessary risk when per-              In that article you incor-          of CBS at Western, and any
troversially lofty that we must         qualified to determine what level      forming our work duties?                rectly stated that Standing            other form of discrimination,
never even seriously think              of risk police officers should            Perhaps the individuals who          Against Queer Discrimina-              which perpetuates homophobia
about questioning the purposes          place themselves in when deal-        engage in unlawful conduct              tion (SAQD) was operated               in our campus community.
for which war research may              ing with a disturbed individual.      should be considered somewhat           through Pride Western. SAQD
be used. Many of us believe               Why should the officers place        responsible for the misfortunes         is completely autonomous from                       Joshua M. Ferguson
however that the university             themselves into a physical alter-     that may occur to themselves            Pride Western, and the USC.                        Coordinator, Standing
exists precisely to examine and         cation where injury is likely to      or others when they choose                 One of our main priorities              Against Queer Discrimination
question such “unquestionable”          occur to themselves or the sub-       to act in such a manner.                for mobilizing is the definite
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High stress levels plague Canadian faculty
B y P a u l M ay n e
   one in five Canadian academics                                                                                                    Key findings
report health problems stemming
from stress over their jobs, says                                                                                                    n The overall level of stress in academic staff in Canadian universities is very high, con-
a new study.                                                                                                                         sistent with findings from UK and Australian studies.
   “I think many faculty mem-                                                                                                        n A significant proportion (22%) reported relatively high rates of physical health symp-
bers, and administrators, will                                                                                                       toms associated with stress.
not be surprised by the report’s                                                                                                     n Groups of academic staff most at risk of stress and strain are women, individuals
findings,” says victor Catano, the                                                                                                   between the ages of 30 and 59, faculty in tenure-track positions and those whose first
study’s lead author and psychol-                                                                                                     language is neither English nor French.
ogy professor at Saint mary’s                                                                                                        n Differences exist between males and females on eight of 10 stressors. On seven of the
University in Halifax.                                                                                                               measures, females reported higher levels on the stressors than males. The strongest effect
   “Those that may be surprised                                                                                                      was on work-life balance. On role ambiguity males score higher than females.
are the general public and per-                                                                                                      n Youngest and oldest respondents were the most satisfied with their jobs.
haps government officials who                                                                                                        n Assistant professors and faculty in tenure-track positions fared worst in work-life
think of university positions as                                                                                                     balance.
stress-free work.”                                                                                                                   n Contract academic staff expressed less concern about workloads, and reported less role
   According to the survey of                                                                                                        conflict, role ambiguity and work-life imbalance than tenure-track or tenured academic
almost 1,500 faculty at 56 Canadian                                                                                                  staff.
universities, more than one in 10                                                                                                    n Gender was the most consistent demographic predictor of work and health symptoms.
reported psychological strain. of                                                                                                    n Language was a significant predictor of physical symptoms, psychological strain and
10 work-related stressors exam-                                                                                                      use of stress-related medicine.
ined, respondents reported a high                                                                                                    n Work-life balance was the most consistent stress-related measure predicting low job
level of agreement with seven of                                                                                                     satisfaction and negative health symptoms.
the 10 measures, including work                                                                                                      n Report available at:
load, scheduling, conflicting roles                                                                                                  www.caut.ca/en/publications/healthandsafety/CAUTStressStudy-EN.pdf
and work-life balance.
   “What surprised me was not
so much the number of academic
staff reporting stress but the level                                                                                           the best job in the world,” he says.                 tenure is tied, but also to teaching
of stress that they were report-                                                                                               “our wider lives may be stress-                      and all the politics of that encoun-
ing, particularly the relatively                                                                                               ful, but to have a job where I am                    ter,” says Allahar. “At base, too, is
high percentage verging on clini-                                                                       Illustrative photo
                                                                                                                               paid handsomely to read good                         the transformation of the univer-
cal distress,” says Catano.                                                                                                    books and talk to bright people is                   sity from a purely educational
   Alan Weedon, Western vice-              Female faculty are significantly more at risk than males for stress-related         a total coup.”                                       institution to one that is corpo-
Provost (Academic Planning,                problems.                                                                              There are still going to be irk-                  ratized and must answer to the
Policy and Faculty), says a closer                                                                                             some issues with colleagues and                      bottom line.”
look at the study is required to           candidates,” says Côté. “With uni-      and service duties without their            students, he adds, but that is part                     Increasingly, Catano says he
determine if and how the findings          versities run like corporations,        army of assistants and advisors             of the package.                                      sees too many young faculty
could be used.                             and professors but mere expend-         to see what it is like. The new                “Surely we all have a lot to do,                  suffering from stress, trying to
   “This survey is an important            able employees, it is likely to get     corporate administrator is into             but as a professor, I feel that as                   cope with work/family balance
report on what university faculty          worse, with professors expected         public relations: massaging the             standards slide and expectations                     and failing, adding a review of
perceive as stresses in their jobs.        to just suck it up.”                    public’s perception of a problem            increase, stress is the expected                     a university’s health care plan
It needs to be carefully reviewed            As he says he has found in the        rather than addressing the roots            result for those who may not have                    would find “the greatest use of
to see if there are lessons for us         reaction to his book by university      of the problem.”                            been really pushed during their                      pharmaceuticals related to anti-
at Western about what can be               administrators, there is a mas-           but while the study reported              years of preparation - education                     depressants and anxiety reducing
done to lower the stresses faculty         sive denial of these problems and       the overall level of stress for             as opposed to training,” says Alla-                  drugs.”
experience in their work.”                 unwillingness to seriously con-         Canadian university faculty is              har.                                                    Catano says both administra-
   The University of Western               sider that anything needs to be         very high, study participants said             PhD graduates who become                          tion and faculty need to work
ontario’s James Côté, co-author            done to remedy them.                    they were satisfied with their jobs         professors, and who may not have                     together with the help of a third
of Ivory Tower blues with fellow             “The first step is for adminis-       (65 per cent) and committed to              been pushed and challenged as                        party.
sociology professor Anton Alla-            trators to take a good hard look at     their institutions emotionally (60          they should have been, must now                         “Ultimately it involves govern-
har, says the high level of stress         what life is like in the trenches,”     per cent).                                  deal with a ‘publish or perish’                      ment as many of the problems
is not a surprise “to those of us in       says Côté. “better yet, they              Allahar says while there is               world for which their ‘training’                     appear to be related to outside
the trenches.”                             should try teaching a full load         stress involved in being a profes-          did not adequately prepare them,                     pressure arising from lack of
   “Declining funding, decreases           of undergraduate courses for a          sor, the good still outweighs the           he says.                                             resources and funding that do not
in support staff, and rising stu-          couple of years and do all of the       bad.                                           “These are likely to feel stress                  allow academic staff to do their
dent numbers are the most likely           associated teaching, research,            “I think as a professor I have            over their publications, to which                    jobs properly,” he says.




International faculty discuss work challenges
B y P a u l M ay n e                          Global Campus, a twice-              ulty members start to feel com-             their own are just some of the                       to speak up.”
                                           monthly series, offers interna-         fortable in their new roles and             wide range of issues being dis-                         The next session is scheduled
   With more than 250 professors           tional faculty the chance to learn      address challenges they are likely          cussed.                                              for Nov. 27 at noon in the Weldon
at The University of Western               about cross-cultural adaptation         to meet,” says Nanda Dimitrov,                “Things as simple as hand ges-                     Library (Room 122). The discus-
ontario now considered interna-            as well as meet with other faculty      Associate Director of Teaching              tures can mean something totally                     sion series will take a break in
tional faculty, the Teaching Sup-          who have successfully navigated         and Learning Services.                      different in one culture than it is                  December, returning for two ses-
port Centre has created a lunch-           the transition to Canadian aca-           Communicating in the Canadian             here,” adds Dimitrov. “In some                       sions monthly during January,
time discussion series to address          demics.                                 classroom, surviving ‘academic              cultures, students questioning                       February and march.
the challenges of adapting to aca-            “Through these informal con-         culture shock’ and supervising              professors does not happen, but                         For more information, visit
demic life in this country.                versations it helps these fac-          students from cultures other than           here the students are more eager                     www.uwo.ca/tsc.


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Should Western do research supporting the military?



Jesse Gold                                          Rachael Coffin                                      Kerry Mui                                            Malorie Bertrand                                    Kathryn Christensen
Medical Science III                                 MIT II                                              Kinesiology III                                      Media and the Public Interest IV                    Fine Arts III
I don’t see why there would be a problem with       No, I don’t think that the university should do     I don’t believe that the university should sup-      The issue of academic freedom comes into play.      I’m very anti-military and anti-funding. But
it. It seems that if there’s a good aspect coming   military research. I don’t think that in the end,   port research for the military. Although it is the   I know professors of whichever faculty that are     if their analysis is that the research will help
out of it, looking at helping people and helping    although both things may be perceived as for        Canadian government, I think that the university     conducting the research are probably saying         ordinary people with injuries and they’re going
some sort of situation that can have major          the public good, that they’re correlating values.   agenda is different from a federal government        ‘we have the freedom to do research for who-        to benefit from injuries in such instances then
applications then I don’t see why Western           If professors want to do that kind of research      point of view. It’s obviously decided by the         ever we want and get money from whichever           I feel its kind of an upside to something
shouldn’t partake in this.                          they should do it on their own time.                ministries and the university and it’s ultimately    organization we want to’ so in that sense they      of a negative thing to have some form of
                                                                                                        their agenda and what they believe. But me, as       can do it. Counter-Stryker which is the group       positive coming out of military use and military
                                                                                                        a student, I don’t think we should be supporting     on campus that’s against General Dynamics           research. I obviously don’t want the soldiers to
                                                                                                        the war and therefore we shouldn’t be support-       say that they fear corporate involvement in the     be injured and what not so I can see it’s good if
                                                                                                        ing the research.                                    university if there’s no separation there and the   it’s going to help people who are fighting for the
                                                                                                                                                             more and more corporate investment gets in          country and in turn help civilians. I don’t 110 per
                                                                                                                                                             you lose that distinction between a public uni-     cent agree with the military but I can see that
                                                                                                                                                             versity and a company that’s concerned about        if it’s going to help those out there and help us
                                                                                                                                                             the bottom line. It’s a tough decision.             in return then I’d support that.



                                                                                                                                                             Health unit studies
                                                                                                                                                             salmonella outbreak
                                                                                                                                                             By BoB Klanac
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 members, but staffing for the
                                                                                                                                                               A case control study is under-                    cleaning had to be organized on
                                                                                                                                                             way in the wake of a salmonella                     short notice.
                                                                                                                                                             outbreak at The University Com-                        “The cleaning on the weekend
                                                                                                                                                             munity Centre (UCC) Centre                          went very well,” says Susan Grin-
                                                                                                                                                             Spot cafeteria, according to the                    drod, Associate vice President,
                                                                                                                                                             middlesex-London Health Unit.                       Housing & Ancillary Services.
                                                                                                                                                               The outbreak, originally                             “We cleaned and disinfected
                                                                                                                                                             thought to have originated                          from stem to stern to ensure that
                                                                                                                                                             exclusively in the Pita Pit, is                     there was a sanitary environment
                                                                                                                                                             now viewed by the health unit                       and reviewed all the practices
                                                                                                                                                             as having originated in the food                    and protocols before we opened
                                                                                                                                                             preparation facility and spread                     monday.
                                                                                                                                                             by cross-contamination to the                          “We’re still working along with
                                                                                                                                                             Pita Pit and, subsequently, other                   the health unit to try and deter-
                                                                                                                                                             Centre Spot outlets.                                mine the cause,” says Grindrod.
                                                                                                                                                               As of november 20 there have                         “There had been cross-contam-
                                                                                                                                                             been 64 laboratory-confirmed                        ination in the environment,” says
                                                                                                                                                             cases of salmonella with another                    Warshawsky.
                                                                                                                                                             56 cases of individuals with symp-                     “We’re hoping that the very
                                                                                                                                                             toms consistent with salmonella                     thorough clean-up in the Centre
                                                                                                                                                             poisoning. Those 56 cases are                       Spot will have remedied that.”
                                                                                                                                                             being lab-tested with results due                      The results of the cafeteria
                                                                                                                                                             in the coming week.                                 cleaning will not be seen until
                                                                                                                                                               “The case control study will                      the week of november 26 says
                                                                                                                                                             look at people who ate at Pita                      Dan Flaherty, Communications
                                                                                                                                                             Pit and got sick and those who                      manager for the health unit.
                                                                                                                                                             ate there and didn’t get sick and                      “There is an incubation period
                                                                                                                                                             those who didn’t eat there at all                   for the virus of two to four days
                                                                                                                                                             and got sick,” says bryna War-                      from the time you are exposed
                                                                                                                                                             shawsky, Associate medical offi-                    to it,” says Flaherty. “even then,
                                                                                                                                                             cer of Health at the health unit.                   some people may not seek atten-
                                                                                                                                                               “We hope to determine the                         tion for two-three days after they
                                                                                                                                                             cause of the outbreak and pre-                      experience the effects. Then they
                                                                                                                                                             vent it from happening again.”                      go to the hospital for assistance.
                                                                                                                                                               In the wake of health unit                        The hospital grows the culture
                                                                                                                                                             reports of salmonella poison-                       for two days.
                                                                                                                                                             ing from Centre Spot food not                          “So when you add up the time it
                                                                                                                                                             obtained from the Pita Pit, uni-                    could be eight or nine days before
                                                                                                                                                             versity administration shut down                    we get lab-confirmed results.”
                                                                                                                                                             the cafeteria on the weekend of                        Flaherty says that it could be
                                                                                                                                                             nov. 17 – 18, cleaning the area                     a week or so before the reported
                                                                                                                                                             thoroughly and disposing of all                     cases start tailing off.
                                                                                                                                                             food in the facility.                                  As to students whose academic
                                                                                                                                                               The sudden decision to close                      life has been disrupted by the sal-
                                                                                                                                                             the Centre Spot cafeteria Friday,                   monella outbreak, Grindrod says
                                                                                                                                                             nov. 16 created other challenges                    Western has policies in place to
                                                                                                                                                             for Housing & Ancillary Services                    deal with any kind of illness or
                                                                                                                                                             staff.                                              accident.
                                                                                                                                                               not only was the following                           “The process goes through
                                                                                                                                                             day Fall Preview Day, requir-                       their faculty,” says Grindrod.
                                                                                                                                                             ing arrangements for outside                        “They talk to an academic coun-
                                                                                                                                                             food to be brought in for 8,000                     selor and give them their medical
                                                                                                                                                             prospective students and family                     documentation.
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                At the forefront of management best practices
    Continued from Page 1                  Sandy mcTire, a caricature Scots-                                                                                                                                                                                                     tage Collection has been the focus     her colleagues visit the home and          “I can’t praise them enough.
                                           man who was always “joyful” and                                                                                                                                                                                                       of her most recent work, miller has    native land, they’re encouraged to      They have been brilliant. very pro-
       “They had a sense of purpose        reinforced the importance of “sav-                                                                                                                                                                                                    been coming to Canada on and off       do the same.                            fessional,” she says. “everyone has
    and they were certainly strong         ing safely” and being “thrifty”.                                                                                                                                                                                                      for more than a decade.                   Something of a matchmaker,           been so supportive. And it’s also
    business people,” she says.               Ten or 15 years after the Sec-                                                                                                                                                                                                        She loves Canada and all its        miller thinks Canadian Tire and         the informal things that happen.
       Canadian Tire knew the impor-       ond World War, miller says it was                                                                                                                                                                                                     charms.                                Tim Horton’s should collaborate.        If someone sees something in the
    tance of good branding long before     important to “get people involved”                                                                                                                                                                                                       “Ten years ago I bought my first    “Canadian Tire shops are really         regional Collection, they say have
    it became a marketing buzzword.        in what they were purchasing – and                                                                                                                                                                                                    toboggan. I went to Canadian Tire      large and you want to spend quite       you seen this? It’s the things you
    It wisely chose Canadian colours       Canadian Tire did that in what she                                                                                                                                                                                                    and got one for $16.97. It was fabu-   a bit of time in it so the only thing   can’t do by email or when you’re at
    and a maple leaf to represent the      calls a “revolutionary idea”.                                                                                                                                                                                                         lous. I used it about twice and then   that could improve it for me would      a long distance.”
    brand but understood that market-         “The immediacy of the reward                                                                                                                                                                                                       I had to go back to Australia,” she    be to have a Tim Horton’s inside,”         not surprisingly, a collection so
    ing was about more than a logo.        made it very appealing.”                                                                                                                                                                                                              says.                                  she says.                               large and rich with materials has
       “I teach my students that a brand      miller’s interest in Canadian Tire                                                                                                                                                                                                    And of course there’s Tim Hor-         miller will soon return to Austra-   left her longing for more time in
    is not a logo. A logo will help, but   has led her to compare the retail                                                                                                                                                                                                     ton’s.                                 lia. She is grateful to Western and     the Archives.
    it’s no good having a beautiful logo   giant to other well-known Cana-                                                                                                                                                                                                          miller has been known to cart       its staff and credits the Archives         “It’s a wonderful collection for
    if you ring-up and they’re rude to     dian companies such as eaton’s – a                                                                                                                                                                                                    back tins of coffee on trips home      staff in particular bev brereton,       Western to have and they should
    you on the phone or they don’t have    company that could not play up its                                                                                                                                                                                                    to her native Australia. And when      with broadening her research.           be proud of it.”
    the product you want ... the logo      heritage.
    means nothing,” says miller.              “eaton’s had the devotion of the
       For Canadian Tire, the logo was     Canadian public and in a way to
    a starting point.                      me they betrayed that. They didn’t
       In the 1930s and 40s, car owner-    have to fail at all. They still had


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Did you know?
    ship was starting to increase and      loyal customers. That to me was
    cars were very basic. Canadian         very sad,” says miller.
    Tire began creating accessories           miller contrasts eaton’s short-
    that “made sense” — windshield         comings with Kingsmill’s, a local
    wipers, their own antifreeze and,      department store familiar to many
    of course, tires.                      Londoners. She recently wrote and
       The firm managed its merchan-       published a research paper about                                                                                                                                                                                                          n Western alumnus Dean muncaster was                    n In the year 2000 Canadian Tire Corporation,
    dise mix well – it knew what to        one of the Forest City’s retail land-                                                                                                                                                                                                     President of Canadian Tire for 19 years,                Ltd. had more than 430 Associate Stores and
    add and which products to drop.        marks.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    starting in 1966.                                       more than 200 gas bars.
    It combined national brands and           “They’ve stayed focused.                                                                                                                                                                                                               n In the early 1980s, Canadian Tire was                 n In early 2006 Canadian Tire ended its
    created in-house brands, such as       They’ve managed to use their heri-                                                                                                                                                                                                        interested in one of Australia’s major hardware         eight-year run of Tv ads featuring “Ted
    mastercraft that still exist today.    tage and innovation to develop a                                                                                                                                                                                                          stores and considered an expansion to that              the Canadian Tire Guy”, who for many had
       miller says Canadian Tire has       very strong local brand. They’re                                                                                                                                                                                                          country.                                                become Canada’s least favourite neighbour.
    been at the forefront of manage-       very impressive,” she says.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Sympathetic viewers have started a Canadian
    ment best practices. Attuned to           miller’s research has highlighted                                                                                                                                                                                                      n The billes brothers named their store                 Tire Guy Fan Club on the Internet.
    what customers want, it has pio-       an interesting Western connection                                                                                                                                                                                                         Canadian Tire “because it sounded big” and
    neered interesting business prac-      to Canadian Tire.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         catered to customers who were proud to be               n Ted Simonett, the actor who played the Tv
    tices of their own. Perhaps the best      Western alumnus Dean mun-                                                                                                                                                                                                              Canadian.                                               character, is in real life using his passion for
    example is the famous Canadian         caster became president in 1966                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   photography to highlight the plight of ontario’s
    Tire “money” – one of north Amer-      when one of its founders, A.J.                                                                                                                                                                                                            n Canadian Tire ‘money’ was first issued                woodland caribou.
    ica’s most successful rewards pro-     billes, stepped down. muncaster,                                                                                                                                                                                                          in-store to cash-paying customers in 1961 and
    grams.                                 whose father Walter owned a                                                                                                                                                                                                               to this day is printed on the same bank notes as        n nine out of ten adult Canadians shop at
       Starting in 1961, Canadian Tire     Canadian Tire store in Sudbury,                                                                                                                                                                                                           Canadian currency.                                      Canadian Tire at least twice a year and 40% of
    issued its own money in-store to       ont., would remain president for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Canadians shop at Canadian Tire every week.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     n Canadian Tire calls its headquarters “home
    cash-paying customers, although        19 years. According to miller he                                                                                                                                                                                                          office” instead of “head office” to reflect family      n eighty-five per cent of the Canadian
    the money was first distributed in     was instrumental in modernizing                                                                                                                                                                                                           values.                                                 population lives within a 15-minute drive of
    1958 at gas pumps. The ‘money’         Canadian Tire and “enabled its                                                                                                                                                  Canadian Tire Heritage Collection, Western Archives
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             their local Canadian Tire store.
    was printed on the same paper as       growth”.                                           Walter Muncaster (front) opens his Canadian Tire Store in Sudbury. His son, Dean, is a Western alumnus and served as Canadian Tire president for 19 years beginning in 1966.
    Canadian currency and featured            While the Canadian Tire Heri-
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Orchestra ‘tours’ Spain,                                                                                                                                                                Top 10
Brazil, Hungary, Canada                                                                                                                                                             Science Books
  The University of Western                                                                              poser to this performance.                                                   This is a joyride through the major scientific
ontario Symphony orchestra                                                                                  “This concert features the                                                principles: physics, chemistry, biology, geol-
steps boldly onto the stage at                             Concert                                       percussion section,” said James                                              ogy, and astronomy.
Alumni Hall, nov. 25 at 3 p.m.                                                                           mcKay, director of the orchestra.
with a program of innovative and                           What: UWO Symphony Orchestera                 “The Háry János suite is one of
globetrotting music.                                       When: Nov. 25, 3 p.m.                         the most popular classical pieces
                                                           Where: Alumni Hall
  Directed by James mcKay, the                                                                           of the 20th century. It is popular
                                                           Tickets: $15 adults; $10 seniors/stu-
student orchestra will perform                                                                           and fun to play as well as listen


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                                                           dents. At the door, or from Orchestra
ravel’s popular Alborada del gra-                          London in advance.                            to.
                                                                                                                                                                   The Canon Natalie Angier
cioso, Western faculty member                              Concert information: 519-661-3767                “ravel’s Alborada del gracioso
Paul Frehner’s overture 2000,                              or www.music.uwo.ca                           is a magnificent example of the
Kodály’s Háry János Suite and                                                                            composer’s compositional and
brazilian composer ney rosau-                                                                            orchestration genius. Paul Freh-
ro’s Concerto for marimba and                          Faculty Award this past summer.                   ner’s overture 2000 was revised                2. The Jesuit & The Skull Amir Aczel
String orchestra.                                      He also won the Yamaha Canada                     by the composer for this perfor-
  brennan Connolly won the                             PASIC Scholarship to attend the                   mance. It’s in the same genre as               3. The Never-Ending Days of Being Dead Marcus Chown
concerto competition last spring                       PASIC convention in november                      Short ride in a Fast machine.”
to be the featured artist. The                         2006. There he studied with rosa-                    The program is as exciting to
young percussionist has won                            uro and played the composer’s                     play as hear and the students                  4. The Binary Revolution Neil Barrett
several other awards, including                        concerto. He brings that first-                   have risen to the challenge of this
the national Youth orchestra’s                         hand knowledge from the com-                      repertoire.
                                                                                                                                                        5. The Void Frank Close


                                                                                                                                                        6. A Measure of All Things Ian Whitelaw
     Music background                                   ish rhythm with the flow of a melodic line.     Zoltán Kodály incorporated folk music into
                                                        Ravel created the orchestral version in 1919    his works hoping to “establish real contact
     Ney Rosauro is a Brazilian composer who            and it became more popular than the piano       between the ordinary people and the higher      7. Your Body: The Fish That Evolved Dr. Keith Harrison
     specializes in music for marimba and other         original.                                       forms of music.” The subject matter is comic
     percussion. He is director of percussion           Paul Frehner, a theory and composition          and patriotic, the style is simple and folk-
     studies at the University of Miami as well as a    professor at Western, won first prize in        based, more like a musical play than the        8. Proust Was a Neuroscientist Jonah Lehrer
     composer and soloist. He composed Concer-          the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra’s       usual opera.
     to for Marimba and Orchestra in 1986, using        International Composition Competition for       Soloist Brennan Connolly is in his final year
     Brazilian and jazz elements with irregular         Overture 2000. It was premiered in 2000 by      of an Honours Bachelor of Music in Perfor-      9. The Eye: A Natural History Simon Ings
     rhythmic patterns.                                 the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra. He     mance at The University of Western Ontario.
     Maurice Ravel wrote a suite of five pieces         won the National Claude Vivier Prize for best   Brennan is a member of the Stratford Civic
     for piano, called Miroirs in 1905. Alborada        Canadian work in the Orchestre Syphonique       Orchestra. He recently completed a summer       10. Cosmic Jackpot Paul Davies
     del gracioso was the fourth of these pieces.       de Montreal’s International Competition in      with the 2007 National Youth Orchestra of
     The piece contrasts a dry and biting Span-         2007.                                           Canada.
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                                                                                                                    Faculty of Dentistry Qualifying        year Arts and Humanities general
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                                                                                                                       First introduced in 1998, the       second year of the program will
                                                                                                                    Qualifying Program was changed         receive a full first-year credit
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                                                                                                                    their DDS degree.                      operation, onkwawenna Kentyoh-
                                                                                                                       many who graduated prior to         kwa has 28 students attending
                                                                                                                    2006 were at a disadvantage in         first- and second-year classes.
                                                                                                                    the workplace and in attaining
                                                                                                                    post-graduate positions. These           ‘FaMIly day’ reduces
                                                                                                                    students can now return their               acadeMIc terM
                                                                                        Paul Mayne, Western News    Qualifying Program certificate
                                                                                                                    and, with payment of a $38-di-           The new statutory ‘Family
A record-setting crowd of 8,000 prospective students and family members attended Fall Preview Day on Saturday.      ploma replacement fee, receive         Day’, scheduled for next Feb.
                                                                                                                    the new degree diploma.                18, has required the university
                                                                                                                       With Western’s decision to          to reduce its Winter academic


 Record crowd for                                                                                                   change this designation, the Uni-
                                                                                                                    versity of Toronto is the only
                                                                                                                    remaining program not to award
                                                                                                                    DDS degrees to previous gradu-
                                                                                                                    ates of their Qualifying Program.
                                                                                                                                                           term by one day, from 63 to 62,
                                                                                                                                                           which still keeps the number of
                                                                                                                                                           teaching days within the Senate-
                                                                                                                                                           mandated minimum.
                                                                                                                                                             There will be no change to
                                                                                                                                                           the scheduling of Conference


 Western preview day                                                                                                   Western assIsts
                                                                                                                       MohaWk prograM
                                                                                                                      Western has signed an articu-
                                                                                                                    lation agreement with onkwa-
                                                                                                                                                           Week and the necessary number
                                                                                                                                                           of days in the final examination
                                                                                                                                                           period will be retained, along
                                                                                                                                                           with a slated study day on April
                                                                                                                                                           11.
                                                                                                                    wenna Kentyohkwa, a full-time            At its next meeting, the Senate
B y P a u l M ay n e                  out the atmosphere. I have to          his decision on where to attend        mohawk Adult Immersion pro-            Committee on Academic Policy
                                      enjoy the feel of it since it might    university. “It seems Western has      gram on the Six Nations Grand          and Awards will discuss a long-
  “It’s like a city within a city.”   be my home for the next few            a strong science program, from         River Territory, allowing its stu-     range plan for accommodating
  “This campus is just so big.”       years.”                                what I can see.”                       dents to apply for admission to        the new holiday in subsequent
  “I just love the older build-          Julia Finlay, who headed west          Lori Gribbon, Director of           the Faculty of Arts and Humani-        years.
ings.”                                from Waterloo to check out West-       Undergraduate Recruitment and
  These were just a few com-          ern, had the same focus on want-       Admissions, says the day’s atten-
ments overhead at last weekend’s
Fall Preview Day, where more
than 8,000 students and their par-
                                      ing to learn more about the uni-
                                      versity.
                                         “A day like this is great for
                                                                             dance was up 26 per cent from
                                                                             last year, and was “beyond our
                                                                             wildest expectations”.
                                                                                                                     Mackay award winner
ents visited to learn more about      finding out about academics, but I        “virtually every area of the          Frances mackay, a masters stu-        of Astronomy in 1966 and served
the university’s programs and         also want to see the social aspect     university came together as a          dent in the Department of Phys-         as head until his retirement in
soak up the atmosphere of the         as well,” says Finlay, who told of a   team to make this event success-       ics and Astronomy, has won the          1991. At Western, mackay works
campus.                               previous visit to another ontario      ful,” says Gribbon, who will fol-      William Henry Wehlau Award as           under the supervision of Carol
  belle River’s Amanda Thibert        university.                            low up with both the guests and        outstanding graduate student in         Jones with her research involv-
made the short trip east to Lon-         “I was there and it was like        those who volunteered to ensure        Astronomy.                              ing the disk-like material sur-
don with her parents for a second     nobody was around. Nobody was          the day met the needs of prospec-        The award was established by          rounding certain types of massive
campus visit and loved the fact       walking around campus. I need to       tive students and parents.             family, friends and colleagues of       stars. These disks are assumed to
almost every question she had         see the campus alive.”                    “Without the hundreds of stu-       the late Prof. William H. Wehlau        be formed from matter ejected
was answered.                            Hamilton’s varun verma is           dent, staff and faculty volunteers     who established the Department          by the central star.
  “It’s not just a chance to meet     leaning towards a career in the        this event would not be possi-
with the professors, but it’s         sciences and is still seeking out      ble.”
helpful to be able to speak with      guidance from his campus tours            With campus tours officially
students that are already in the
programs you’re interested in,”
                                      thus far.
                                         “more than anything, I want
                                                                             over, ontario high school students
                                                                             are now left to make a decision on
                                                                                                                              DESJARDINS LENDING
says Thibert, who wants to take       a school that offers strong aca-       where to attend university. They
mathematics.                          demics,” he says, noting school        must apply by Jan. 9.
  “I also want to be able to check    reputation will also play a role in
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                                                                                                             Leader in sound, noise-control research
                                                                                                                Professor emeritus John e. K.         white Austin Healey, and latterly     medical research into fetal moni-
                                                “CIBC Wood Gundy is a division of CIBC World Markets Inc.,
                                                   a subsidiary of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
                                                                                                             Foreman passed away in his 85th          in the yellow Sound and vibra-        toring, research for the ontario
                                                                     and Member CIPF.                        year on Aug. 7, 2007.                    tions mobile Laboratory van.          ministry of Transport on noise
                                                                                                                He first taught at the University     most of all, he loved to teach and    regulations for high-voltage
                                                                                                             of Toronto, Cornell University in        emphasized the importance of          transmission lines and testing
                                                                                                             USA and Cambridge University             simply doing your best.               attitudinal responses to these
                                                                                                             in england before joining the              He was especially proud of his      noises, and acoustical analysis of
                                                                                                             University of Western ontario            students’ efforts in research, for    Alumni Hall. He also acted as a
                                                                                                             in 1956, starting the mechanical         example developing a battery-         consultant of building acoustics,
                                                                                                             engineering department.                  powered car in the 1970s which        industrial and general commu-
                                                                                                                He was chairman of the                was ahead of its time for com-        nity noise.
                                                                                                             mechanical Group for 12 years            mercial acceptance.                     John was married for 60 years,
                                                                                                             and head of the Sound and vibra-           He wrote a textbook, entitled       and leaves behind his widow,
                                                                                                             tions Laboratory from 1972 until         Sound Analysis and noise Control      Janet Foreman, four children and
                                                    Continuing Studies                                       his retirement in 1987, when he
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                                                                                             in memoriAm



Cape a pioneer in geriatric medicine
    In 1997 Emeritus Professor of              Hospital in Canada from June                 He later became a professor        of the West Indies in Jamaica and        Cape had a strong commitment
medicine, Ronald Cape, was pre-                1951 – 1952.                              and then Emeritus Professor in        later consultant to the ministry      to the public health system.
sented with the british Geriatrics                on return from Canada, he was          the Department of medicine as         of Health and Hospitals board in         “Having two systems in compe-
Society’s 50th Anniversary medal               appointed a Senior medical Reg-           well as chief of the Department of    bermuda in 1986, when he retired      tition with each other is contrary
for outstanding service to geri-               istrar at Selly oak Hospital in           Geriatric medicine at Parkwood        at the age of 65.                     to all sense,” he said. “We should
atric medicine before the World                birmingham.                               Hospital.                               In 1986, an invitation arrived      develop one strong system, such
Congress of the International                     The National Health Service               During his 11-year term, Cape      from the University of melbourne      as the Canadian one with statuary
Association of Gerontology.                    set up in britain in 1948 identified      was widely seen as a pioneer of       to become a temporary director        and universal fees for service, but
   It was recognition for a man                the urgent need to address the            his subject, which was still new      of the Institute of Geriatric medi-   with an opportunity for those who
who had made an immense con-                   problem of the institutionalized          in North America.                     cine and Gerontology and a visit-     wish to pay for optional extras,
tribution in britain, Canada and               elderly.                                     He was in demand as a speaker      ing professor in the Department       such as private rooms.”
Australia.                                        He found a niche in the new            and lectured widely. He was a         of medicine.                             He followed his own advice by
   Ronald Cape, born in 1921, was              field of geriatric medicine. His          member of the Royal College of           As his sons had settled in Aus-    having his hip replaced at Essen-
educated at Daniel Stewart’s Col-              appointment as a consultant in            Canada’s Advisory Committee on        tralia, he accepted the position.     don Public Hospital and was
lege and Edinburgh University,                 geriatric medicine marked the             the development of a Certificate      His final work was as a consultant    delighted with the result.
graduating in 1944.                            beginning of a distinguished              of Special Competence in Geri-        geriatrician for Lyndoch and the         Throughout his working life
   He was called up into the Royal             career and an immense contribu-           atrics and became chairman of         Regional Geriatric Assessment         he was supported by his wife,
Air Force in 1945 and served until             tion to the discipline as practitio-      the initial Examining board for       team, based in Warrnambool,           Pat, with whom he celebrated
1947. He became a member of the                ner, teacher, author and mentor.          three years.                          western victoria.                     their 60th wedding anniversary
Royal College of Physicians of                    In 1975 Cape was appointed                He was an external reviewer           He was particularly proud          in 2006.
Edinburgh in 1949.                             to a new position as a consultant         and site visit chairman for the       of the publication of his book,          He is survived by Pat, sons Ran-
   Further training posts were fol-            geriatrician to the School of medi-       National Institute on Ageing in       “Aging: Its Complex manage-           dall and Jeremy, and six grand-
lowed by a year as clinical fellow             cine at The University of Western         bethesda, maryland USA and a          ment” (Harper and Rowe) in            children. He died Nov. 9, 2007 in
in research at vancouver General               ontario.                                  WHo consultant to the University      1978.                                 melbourne, Australia.



                           Helen Hampton                                                             Donn Ekdahl                                                     Donald Miles

  London resident Helen Hampton, a retired staff                                  Donn Ekdahl, one-time director of the bookstore and           Retired Physical Plant employee Donald miles died
member from Libraries, died Nov. 15 at the age of 85.                          Graphics, died Nov. 14, 2007. The 68-year-old London           Nov. 15 at the age of 72. miles had 32 years of services
Hampton had 13 years of service when she retired in                            resident was the Director of the bookstore & Graphics          at the time of his retirement in 1999. A funeral service
1988. The funeral service was held Nov. 17 at mcFar-                           until his retirement in 2001. He had 10 years of service       was held Nov. 19 at James A. Harris Funeral Home in
lane & Roberts Funeral Home in Lambeth.                                        at the time of retirement. The funeral service was held        London. He is survived by children vicki, Heather and
                                                                               Nov. 17 at James A. Harris Funeral Home in London. He          Phillip.
                                                                               is survived by spouse Nancy Ekdahl.




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