November 22, 2007 Vol. 43 No. 32 The University of Western Ontario’s newspaper of record www.westernnews.ca
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.”
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,”
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
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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
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
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,”
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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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.
The University of Guelph offers
Food drive seeks ‘can’-do support 80 degree credit courses so you can
B Y P A U L M AY N E says May, referring to the annual
Western Cares Food Drive, which
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
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
More than 30 drop-off sports
will be set-up across campus this
Something as simple as canned campus, adding to the success year.” Enrol in Distance Education this WINTER
food can make all the difference, of the city-wide Business Cares The kick-off for the city-wide
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THE WAY WE WERE: 1961
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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-
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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
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
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
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.
Compilation provided by The Book Store at Western.
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InternatIonal ties or Social Science.
dentIsts to get dds The agreement, to be in place
for an initial period of two years,
degrees offers students who completed
With a name change in 2006, their first year of the Adult
graduates of Western’s former Immersion program, a full first-
Faculty of Dentistry Qualifying year Arts and Humanities general
Program will now retroactively credit described as Linguistics.
receive their DDS degree. Students completing their
First introduced in 1998, the second year of the program will
Qualifying Program was changed receive a full first-year credit
to DDS Program for Internation- in Social Science described as
ally Trained Dentist (ITD), with mohawk Language and Cul-
the first 12 graduates receiving ture, and a full first-year credit
their DDS degrees in 2006. Prior described as First Nations Stud-
to this, 73 students had completed ies.
the program and will now receive Currently in its eighth year of
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-
There will be no change to
the scheduling of Conference
Western preview day Western assIsts
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
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-
“A day like this is great for
dance was up 26 per cent from
last year, and was “beyond our
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,”
“more than anything, I want
over, ontario high school students
are now left to make a decision on
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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Professor emeritus John e. K. white Austin Healey, and latterly medical research into fetal moni-
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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
was awarded Professor emeri-
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as a reference book in the acousti-
four grandchildren. He made a
difference during his life and will
tus. cal field. be missed by many whose lives
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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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ductive Physicalism: A Critique of Kim’s Master Connolly, competition winner, performs Con-
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