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					October 26, 2006 Vol. 42 No. 28                              The University of Western Ontario’s newspaper of record                                               www.westernnews.ca
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                                                   ANYTHING TO DECLARE?                                                    GROWING PAINS
                                                   When Stephen Lomber agreed to come to Western                           Western’s youngest faculty is already growing out
                                                   from Texas as a hearing researcher, his graduate                        of its brand new home. This week’s faculty profile
                                                   students had a decision to make.                                        touches down with Information & Media Studies.


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                                                                                                                       Milton
                                                                                                                     Goes Digital




                                                                                                                                                                 Paul Mayne, Western News
    Western English Professor Mark McDayter sits amongst centuries-old works by celebrated poet John Milton (1608-1674). McDayter plans to bring Milton to the masses with his Digital
    Milton Archive Project (D-MAP) of the more than 800 Milton works housed in Western Libraries Archives and Research Collections Centre. A major gathering of Milton scholars is taking
    place on campus this weekend. See stories on Page 3.




The amazing comeback of TV Western
BY BOB KLANAC                         program on the local Rogers Tele-      station so we can pump some of        ern,” Stein says. “The volunteers      commitment to produce the 30-
                                      vision station.                        that video onto the website.”         will decide which videos can go        minute program on Rogers. Stein
  Although it teetered on the brink      “We’re starting from ground           Imminent for the web are sub-       up with or without editing. That’s     admits it’s a lot of work for him,
of extinction less than a year ago,   zero again at TV Western,” Stein       missions of video to the site, as     going to be important because          the production director and the
TV Western is not only back but       says. “We’ve got new volun-            happens with YouTube. Stein notes     with these kinds of submissions        volunteers but the effort is paying
has taken on an entirely new life.    teers and they’re really excited                                             you never know what you’re going       dividends.
  The campus TV station which         about the website and the Rogers                                             to get.”                                 “In as much as the web is the
produced and broadcast campus-        show.”                                                                          As for the Rogers show, it has      big thing now, there is still some-
related programming in the UCC           The website boasts an array of      “It’s good and going to               been a calling card for recruit-       thing about ‘real TV’ that excites
has turned to the web and the com-    segments and clips produced by         get better.”                          ing volunteers. Stein has found        people,” says Stein.
munity for its future.                current TV Western volunteers                                                that several volunteers are gradu-       TV Western’s re-emergence is
                                                                                                    Grant Stein
  A few months ago TV West-           focusing around topics such as O-        CHRW/TV Western Station Manager
                                                                                                                   ates of Fanshawe’s TV production       proving to be an experiment that
ern was reinvented by CHRW/           Week, students’ council meetings                                             course, now at Western.                will likely make it more vital as a
TV Western Station Manager            and campus activities.                                                          “In one case we had one girl        chronicler of campus life.
Grant Stein as a web-based entity,       According to Stein, ambitions                                             who was a TV co-op student at            “It’s going well,” Stein says. “We
focusing on the Internet to broad-    for the site’s content are only        that this effort will be launched     TV Western when she was in high        are busy but it’s exciting and it’s a
cast productions, both new and        restricted by the fledgling opera-      soon by a contest soliciting          school,” Stein says. “She went to      good busy. It’s good for the volun-
archived.                             tion’s technical limitations.          user-produced video in the near       Fanshawe for TV Production and         teers and good for students. The
  Since then, it has extended its        “We have a lot of video shot but    future.                               now she’s back at Western as a         volunteers are developing a new
reach to full-fledged television      only one workstation to edit it on,”      “After the contest, we’ll make     student.”                              set of skills. It’s good and going to
production by way of a half-hour      he says. “We’d like to get another     it a standard feature of TV West-        TV Western has a 13-week            get better.”

                         INSIDE: Academe 15 | Careers 15 | Classifieds 15 | Coming Events 14 | Registrar’s Bulletin 12 | Viewpoint 4
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                                                                                                                        CAMPUS DIGEST
                              Top 10
                              Music Books                                                        WHO WILL LEAD?
                                                                                              World renowned leadership
                                                                                            expert and organizational
                                                                                                                                  their first Infection and Immunity
                                                                                                                                  Research Forum for Nov. 24. The
                                                                                                                                  day will consist of oral and poster
                                                                                                                                                                         federal public service sector of
                                                                                                                                                                         discrimination because its hiring
                                                                                                                                                                         strategies and policies exclude
                              U2 By U2                                                                                            presentations from graduate            college graduates from applying
                              Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton,                                 consultant Margaret Wheatley          students and post-doctoral fellows,    to several federal departments.
                              Larry Mullen Jr.                                              delivers a free lecture Oct. 26       a keynote address by Norma             Most postings list a university
                              Beginning with the anarchic days of their 70s punk origins,   at 7:30 p.m. in the Brescia           Andrews from Yale University           degree as the minimum
                              this is their story, told with wit, insight and astonishing   Auditorium, the Mother St. James
                              candour by the band themselves, with pictures from their
                                                                                                                                  School of Medicine and a career        educational requirement for
                                                                                            Building. Her newest book,            development session.                   entry-level jobs. While Seneca
                              own archives. For the serious fan.                            Finding Our Way: Leadership                                                  President Rick Miner doesn’t
                                                                                            for an Uncertain Time, describes                                             think it’s intentional, he sees it
                                                                                            the organizational and personal          FOCUS ON ABILITIES

    1
                                                                                                                                                                         as discrimination. The newly
            U2 By U2                                                                        behaviours that bring her                Western is supporting the           formed Polytechnics Canada
            by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.                               theories to life. Presented by        Abilities First conference being       is an alliance of Canada’s eight
                                                                                            Brescia University College and        held in London Nov. 1. The event       leading colleges and institutions
                                                                                            Re-Imagining Leadership, the          opens doors to how some London         of advanced technology that are
    2. R. Crumb’s Heroes Of Blues, Jazz & Country (includes a music CD)                     lecture is the first of five in the     businesses are taking advantage        pushing to put their priorities on
       by R. Crumb                                                                          Sophia Series – a series that aims    of a pool of talent many businesses    Ottawa’s radar.
                                                                                            to inform the students of Brescia     overlook – people with disabilities.
    3. Weather Bird: Jazz At The Dawn Of Its Second Century
                                                                                            and women and men in the              Speakers and comedians will
       by Gary Giddens
                                                                                            London community of the depth                                                  CRIME PREVENTION
                                                                                                                                  tackle the facts and sensitivities
                                                                                            and richness of women’s wisdom.       around this issue. The event takes       PROGRAM FEATURED
    4. Essays On Music by Theodor Adorno
                                                                                            Contact Kim Young Milani at 519-      place 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the        The success of Western’s
                                                                                            432-8353, ext. 28288, circle@uwo.     London Convention Centre., 300         safety and security net program
    5. This Is Your Brain On Music: The Science Of A Human Obsession                        ca or visit www.brescia.uwo.ca/
       by Daniel Levitin
                                                                                                                                  York St.                               is featured in the fall issue of
                                                                                            sophia                                                                       University Manager magazine.
    6. The Devil’s Horn: The Story Of The Saxophone, From Noisy Novelty                                                           CONVOCATION HELPER?                    The story outlines how break and
       To King Of Cool by Michael Segell                                                                                                                                 enter losses have fallen by 28 per
                                                                                                EVERYTHING YOU                       PLEASE CHECK
                                                                                                                                                                         cent and theft losses by 42 per
    7. Bob Dylan: The Essential Interviews by Jonathan Cott                                     WANTED TO KNOW                      Helpers for the 2006 Spring          cent with phased adoption of the
                                                                                                ABOUT CANCER…                     and Autumn Convocations are            program over the past few years.
                                                                                                                                  reminded that a reception to           A surprise byproduct of the
    8. The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics by David Dodd                              The 2006 Taylor Prize               show appreciation for their assis-     program has been productivity
                                                                                            symposium will be presented           tance is set for Wed., Nov. 1. This    gains such as reduced caretaker
    9. Tupac Shakur Legacy (includes 90 minute interview CD)                                Nov. 1 by Robarts Research            notice updates information that        labour for locking and unlocking
       by Jamal Joseph                                                                      Institute on the topic: Biological    appeared in the official invitation.    doors with implementation of
    10. Queering The Pitch: The New Gay And Lesbian Musicology (Revised)                    approaches to the prevention          The event takes place at 4-5:30        security card access – such gains
        by Philip Brett                                                                     and treatment of cancer. The          p.m. in the Ivey Atrium, Law-          are estimated at $64,000 a year.
                                                                                            event takes place at University       rence National Centre for Policy
                                                                                            Hospital Aud. A, 8:50 a.m.-3:30       & Management. Please RSVP to
                           Compilation provided by The Book Store at Western.                                                                                                IT’S BEEN DE-VINE
                                                                                            p.m. A public forum designed          rsvp@uwo.ca or call 519-661-3747
                                                                                            for a general audience will be        by Oct. 27.                               Tom Vine, Western’s
                                                                                            held from 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. For                                              commodity tax manager, is
                       Don’t be late!                                                       more information about the free
                                                                                            symposium, visit www.robarts.
                                                                                                                                     DISCRIMINATION                      retiring. An informal gathering
                                                                                                                                                                         will take place Nov. 3 (4-5:30 p.m.)
                                                                                            ca/symposium or contact Cathy         AGAINST COLLEGE GRADS
                   Check the Events Calendar.                                                                                                                            at the Grad Club for offering best
                                                                                            Ferrie at cferrie@robarts.ca            Toronto’s Seneca College,            wishes.
            Visit Quick Links on Western’s homepage.                                                                              Canada’s largest, has accused the
                                                                                                  PENSIONS R US
                                                                                              Human Resources is offering
               UNIVERSAL                                                                    ‘A Guided Tour of Your Pension
                                                                                            Plan’. The event, Oct. 26, offers        25 YEARS AGO IN WESTERN NEWS
     Sudoku Puzzle                                                                          a quick overview of decisions
                                                                                            pension plan members must
                                                                                            make, contributions to the plan,
                                                                                                                                      ■ Federal cuts of $1.5 billion to post-secondary education could
                                                                                                                                    strip $50 -$60 million from Western’s annual operating revenue
                                                                                            payment choices and using the           and force the University to “cut its operations in half”.
Complete the grid so that every row, column and 3x3 box                                     web to access information. The            ■ The rugby team has been suspended from further
                                                                                            Tour takes place 12:30-1:30 pm in
contains every digit from 1 to 9 inclusively                                                Somerville 3315.
                                                                                                                                    participation in league play because of vandalism, lewdness and
                                                                                                                                    drunken behavior unbecoming the good name of athletics and the
                                                                                                                                    university
                                                                                               CATCH SOMETHING?                       ■ Second heart transplant at University Hospital- the London
                                                                                                                                    transplants are the first in Canada in about six years.
                                                                                              Graduate students in the
                                                                                                                                      ■ The Pickup, in the basement of UCC, is being converted into
                                                                                            Department of Microbiology
                                                                                                                                    an entirely non-smoking area for a six-week “pilot study”.
                                                                                            and Immunology are organizing



                                                                                                                         Piled Higher & Deeper
                                                                                                                                 a grad student comic strip




                                                               Solution on page 14
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Spreading the word about Milton
B Y P A U L M AY N E




                                                                                                                                       Seminar draws
   A centuries-old copy of Para-
dise Lost, an epic work by the
17th-century English poet John
Milton, sits inexplicably on a table
top in Archives and Research


                                                                                                                                         Miltonists
Collections Centre.
   Surrounding it are similar
rare Milton works, all making
up Western’s G. William Stuart
Jr. Collection of Milton and Mil-
toniana, an anthology of more
than 800 volumes originally pur-                                                                                                       B Y P A U L M AY N E             Harvard, Princeton and
chased in 1969.                                                                                                                                                         other major universities
   Together, this is considered by                                                                                                        It should be like kids in a   will be attending.
many to be one of the top five Mil-                                                                                                     candy store this Friday and        “Bringing the North East
ton collections in the world and                                                                                                       Saturday as more than two        Milton Seminar here to
one of only six worldwide to hold                                                                                                      dozen John Milton schol-         Western will not only give
more than one-third of all books                                                                                                       ars, known as Miltonists,        our faculty and students a
printed before 1801.                                                                                                                   enjoy a rare glimpse of one      rare opportunity to engage
   For English Professor Mark                                                                                                          of the finest Milton collec-      in scholarly conversation
McDayter, this rich and impor-                                                                                                         tions in the world.              with some of the finest Mil-
tant collection of rare 17th- and                                                                                                         Western is host to the        tonists in the world, it will
18th-century volumes will be                                                                                                           North East Milton Seminar,       also give us a unique chance
borne into the digital age over                                                                                                        whose members meet twice         to display the Milton col-
the next several years with his                                                                                                        yearly to discuss works of       lection in the Weldon, the
Digital Milton Archive Project,                                                                                                        the celebrated 17th cen-         fourth or fifth best in the
dubbed D-MAP.                                                                                                                          tury poet. The collection        world,” says Leonard.
   The objective of the project is     The Milton collection in Weldon Library will become accessible through a                        of more than 800 Milton            The seminar, which is
to produce high-quality digital        project to develop an online digital archive of the rare works.                                 volumes housed in West-          open to the campus com-
images of Milton’s work alongside                                                                                                      ern Libraries Archives and       munity, begins at Wind-
an edited electronic transcrip-                                                                                                        Research Collections Cen-        ermere Manor Friday (5
tion of scholarly notes. The latter    needs,” he says. “We’ll have the          and spark the interest of other                       tre (Weldon Library) will        p.m.), with a lecture by
is being made possible through         high-quality photographic equip-          universities for similar projects.                    be front and centre as part      Canada Research Chair
a sophisticated new hypertext          ment, special software and other          McDayter says he has discussed                        of the seminar, which also       and University of Toronto
interface for the use of special-      equipment needed. These are not           possibilities with McMaster and                       includes guest speakers.         Professor Paul Stevens.
ists and non-specialists alike.        books to be placing on just any           the University of Michigan.                              Western English Profes-         T h e f o l l o w i n g d a y,
   “This is great. It’s going to be    scanner.”                                    “What we have here is a won-                       sor John Leonard, who is         with meetings held in the
work – but fun work. You couldn’t         McDayter says the uniqueness           derful collection that, in a sense,                   coordinating the seminar,        Archives and Research
have English literature without        of D-MAP may lie in the interac-          is not accessible to all,” he says.                   anticipates a marvelous          Collections Centre, fea-
Milton,” says McDayter, who has        tive aspect of the project. Indi-         “This will put us on the map                          learning experience and          tures seminar papers
received financial support for his      vidual works, in fact individual          regarding the resources we have                       an opportunity for the spot-     from Rutgers University’s
project through Western’s Aca-         pages, can be broken down into            here and the cutting-edge tech-                       light to be on the universi-     Ann Coiro (9:30 a.m.) and
demic Development Fund. He is          details such as the size of the let-      nology we are using.”                                 ty’s archives.                   Western alumnus Anthony
hopeful of a future grant from         ters and the type of paper it was            While the target audience will                        “At first I was terrified,      Welch (1:15 p.m.) of the
the Canada Foundation for Inno-        written on.                               be Miltonists, those with an inter-                   but I’m optimistic this is       University of Tennessee.
vation, an application currently          “While the actual words are            est in 17th century literature will                   going to be a feather in           Western’s Mark McDay-
under review.                          important, once complete, this            also find the D-MAP a useful and                       the cap for Western,” says       ter will wrap up weekend
   Facilities for the digitization     project will give you the experi-         informative source of informa-                        Leonard. “I think our Mil-       activities at 3:30 p.m. by
of the fragile volumes will be         ence of interacting with the work         tion.                                                 ton collection is one of the     discussing his plans to put
put into place in late spring, says    itself,” says McDayter. “It will be          “And the information is never                      best-kept secrets and it’s a     Western’s Milton collection
McDayter, adding the painstak-         the next best thing to having the         ending,” says McDayter. “As                           great time to showcase it.”      online with the Digital Mil-
ing task of scanning and editing       book right in front of you.”              more becomes known we can                                Academics from Yale,          ton Archives Project.
will begin shortly afterwards.            McDayter is hopeful the D-             also add to the project. I’m truly
   “We’re talking rare 300- to         MAP will continue to fuel the fire         looking forward to getting this
400-year-old books with special        of discussion of Milton’s works           going full steam.”


                                       ELECTION RESULTS                                                                            GRAD, PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL FAIR

                                                                                                                                    Nov. 1 & 2                          well as Western’s own gradu-
  Online voting took place for fac-      For undergraduates, the fol-            lege: Matthew Wilson and Marie                     11 a.m. to 3 p.m., UCC Atrium       ate programs and professional
ulty and administrative staff on       lowing students were elected for          Oliva                                            and Centre Spot                       schools. Different exhibitors and
Oct. 12 and 13, and for undergrad-     one-year terms (Nov. 1, 2006, to            ■ At Large: Stephen Lecce,                       www.career.uwo.ca/gradfair          universities each day. Meet edu-
uate students on Oct. 18 and 19.       Oct. 31, 2007):                           Sabrina Sdao, Sandy Clark, Tom                     All students and alumni wel-        cational recruiters and discuss
Successful candidates include:           ■ Arts and Humanities and               Stevenson, Chad Callander, Paulo                 come - no registration needed.        post-graduate opportunities.
                                       Music: Kate Graham                        Senra, Zachary Armstrong and
                                         ■ Science: Clement Yung                 Natalie Turrin.                                           FEATURES                       Organizers: Career Services,
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
                                         ■ Business, Education, Engi-              Detailed results are posted at:                                                      University Students’ Council,
  Susan Grindrod, administra-          neering and Law: Jared Gordon             www.uwo.ca/univsec/election                        More than 100 exhibits from         Faculty of Graduate Studies, and
tive staff representative for a          ■ Affiliated university col-                                                             Canada, the U.S. and abroad as        Office of the Registrar.
four-year term (Nov. 15, 2006, to
Nov. 14, 2010)
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                        VIEWPOINT                                                                                                      THE WAY WE WERE: 1956



More to future
than abyss
of demography
Stephen Poloz is Senior Vice-President,
Corporate Affairs and Chief Economist for
Export Development Canada and a University
of Western Ontario graduate

BY STEPHEN POLOZ                                  domestic oases of comfort and




E
                                                  blowing housing forecasts out of
         conomists are always                     the water.
         worried about some-                         But it is boomers’ impact on
         thing, it’s fair to say.                 labour markets that attracts
         But demographers                         the most attention. Today there
surely take the cake when it                      are five working-age people for
comes to sounding the alarm.                      every retiree, whereas in 20
   The problem relates to the                     years there will be only three.
baby boom. During 1945-65                         That sounds like a big problem,
there was a boom in births,                       but of course things will change.
creating a 20-year bulge in                       When people are in short sup-
the demand for diapers, then                      ply, the price of their time rises.
bicycles, then primary school,                    Full-time retirement loses its
secondary school and univer-                      appeal when one can command
sity. Then the bulge moved into                   a high premium by remaining in
houses, then stocks, vacation                     the workforce. Part-time career
properties and so on. Demo-                       extensions will become increas-
graphics have been cited as                       ingly the norm.
an underlying cause of almost                        This trend will only increase
every big event in our times.                     as our life expectancy length-
                                                  ens, as the experts all agree it
                                                  will. A modest increase in work-
                                                  ing years and higher immigra-
 Demographics have                                tion rates will go a long way
                                                  to building a bridge across the
 been cited as an                                 coming demographic abyss.
 underlying cause of                              Even so, the doomsayers are
                                                  discounting yet another impor-
 almost every big event                           tant compensating force: tech-
                                                                                                     Contributed by Alan Noon (anoon@uwo.ca)                                      London Free Press Collection/Western Archives

 in our times.                                                                                       At a conference of business leaders held at the university in 1948 it was suggested that Western, with 28 years of
                                                  nological progress. New tech-
                                                                                                     experience operating a successful undergraduate department of Business Administration, would be the ideal site for
                                                  nology means that the workers
                                                                                                     a national business school offering graduate degrees. In 1956 a generous lead gift from Mr. R. G Ivey enabled ten-
                                                  of tomorrow will produce more
                                                                                                     ders to be called for a new building. Construction of the Richard G. Ivey School of Business Administration Building
   And then there is the down-                    for themselves and for their
                                                                                                     was not without controversy. The site was covered by remnants of the original forest and many large trees, despite
side. As these boomers retire,                    retiring parents.
                                                                                                     opposition from local conservationists, were removed to accommodate construction.
one imagines mobs of people                          Consider that during 1955-
trying to sell their homes to an                  2005, productivity in manufac-
unwilling younger generation,                     turing in Canada increased by
selling their stock portfolios into               a factor of five. Suppose that
melting market fundamentals
for ten cents on the dollar, and
                                                  during the next 20 years we get
                                                  a further doubling in productiv-                                                                   �������������������
bankrupting our medical and                       ity per manufacturing worker,
pension systems. All of these
analyses contain some truth, but
                                                  and that average productivity
                                                  across the entire economy rises
                                                                                                                                                     ���������������
many of them also share a com-                    by around two per cent per                              �                                          �����������������
mon problem, which is that they                   year, which is not unrealistic.
assume that all other things will                 There could be 50 per cent more                         �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������
be equal, in one form or another.                 income per person in 2025 – in
   Fact is, demographic forces                    effect, our pensions will be paid                       ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������
affect prices, which affect                       not by workers, who will be less                        �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������
tastes, and changes in tastes in                  numerous, but by machines.                              ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������
turn moderate the outcome. To                        The bottom line?
                                                                                                          ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������
illustrate, boomers are identified                    The world is evolving in many
as having a taste for water-front                 ways, not just demographically.                         �����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������
properties and are forecast to                    Many of those other evolving                            ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������
abandon their homes; prices of                    forces will work naturally to                           �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������
vacation properties skyrocket                     moderate the scary implications
as they all try to buy one, so                    of the downside of the baby                             �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������
tastes shift; and the next thing                  boom. A bit of foresight could                          ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������
we hear is that boomers prefer                    turn an abyss into a gentle                             ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������
to feather their nests, creating                  valley.                                                 ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������
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Pay equity at Western: a critical look
BY STEVE LUPKER                   AND                                                               women are paid equitably com-                       mine whether a male-female                        gender would be seriously com-
CLIVE SELIGMAN                                                                                      pared to men. Is it likely that                     salary difference exists among                    promised.
                                                        The writers                                 during this time Western’s deans                    newer faculty. Analyze those data                    Importantly, inclusion of these
   This past May, 78 per cent of                        Steve Lupker and Clive Seligman are         have been allowing women fac-                       directly, including doing multiple                very highly paid individuals in
female faculty received incre-                          faculty members in the Department of        ulty to be shortchanged in starting                 regression analyses only on assis-                the analysis may be the reason
ments to their annual salary,                           Psychology.                                 salaries? Indeed, in our faculty,                   tant professors. We have been                     that the committees came to the
ranging from $50 to over $10,000.                                                                   starting salaries are negotiated                    told that these analyses have not                 conclusion that men make signifi-
These raises followed from the                                                                      by the dean himself. According to                   been done.                                        cantly more than women. That
Faculty Pay Equity Committee                         reports.                                       the multiple regression analyses,                     Another noteworthy aspect of                    is, these highly paid male faculty
Report (August, 2005) and from                         One is that the committees con-              the estimated male-female start-                    the reports is that there are about               (and not the other 700 male fac-
the Implementation Committee                         cluded that assistant professors               ing salary difference in Social                     a dozen or more male faculty                      ulty) may be the source of the
Report (March, 2006) that exam-                      and, more specifically, those most              Science for a new PhD is $5,535.                    members making more than the                      significant gender effect found
ined gender-based differences                        recently hired were suffering                  If this estimated discrepancy                       highest paid female faculty mem-                  in the analyses. This hypothesis
in salary at Western. The wide-                      the most from gender-based pay                 reflects bias, rather than a flaw                     ber. More importantly, accord-                    could also be addressed. We could
spread presumption underlying                        inequity. This is a rather surpris-            in the regression analyses, then                    ing to the multiple regression                    include some of the missing vari-
these reports is that Western                        ing, and disturbing, conclusion.                                                                   analysis, they are all making sub-                ables, e.g., market adjustment, in
has been discriminating against                      However, it also seems implau-                                                                     stantially more than predicted                    another analysis. We could also
women in terms of compensa-                          sible for a couple of reasons.                                                                     by the equation (see Figure 3 in                  remove any salaries over some
tion. Neither committee was                            1) if the presumption about                   ...improbable results                              the August, 2005 report). Why?                    large value (e.g., $150,000) and
mandated to examine unfairness                       Western discriminating against                  and the omission of                                Merit was included as a factor                    redo the analyses. We have been
in men’s salaries.                                   women is correct, it would be                                                                      in the analysis, although the only                told that none of these analyses
   To examine the question of gen-                   senior female faculty who would
                                                                                                     important variables                                merit indicator used was the                      have been done.
der-based differences, the com-                      show the strongest impact; over                 make the regression                                most recently available PAI rat-                     In conclusion, we have sug-
mittees carried out a multiple                       time, their salaries would have                 analyses and the                                   ing (used for yearly pay raises),                 gested that improbable results
regression analysis in an attempt                    fallen increasingly further behind                                                                 rather than any career-based                      and the omission of important
to determine what factors explain                    their male counterparts.                        subsequent pay raises                              measure. (Male and female fac-                    variables make the regression
individuals’ actual salaries. Fac-                     2) the committees’ conclusion                 suspect.                                           ulty received virtually identical                 analyses and the subsequent pay
tors like number of years at                         implies that the main source of                                                                    PAI ratings, relative to others in                raises suspect. We have pointed
Western, faculty membership,                         male-female salary discrepan-                                                                      their departments.)                               out that data either exist in the
years since highest degree, gen-                     cies is due to starting salary dif-            our dean must be a misogynist.                        Could these large salaries be                   current data base or could be
der, and so on were used in the                      ferences. That is, those women                 We don’t believe that. Nor does                     explained by merit factors that                   gathered without too much trou-
analysis and the result was an                       who have been hired very                       it seem likely that the deans in                    weren’t included in the regres-                   ble to test some of the hypotheses
equation that tried to explain why                   recently must have received                    the two faculties in which the                      sion analyses, for example, career                we outlined. Unfortunately there
different people make different                      much smaller salaries than their               estimate of the discrepancy was                     achievement, competitive market                   is no will in the university admin-
salaries (e.g., people in Faculty                    male counterparts. Could this                  more than $10,000 (Law and Den-                     adjustments used to retain these                  istration to do so.
X make more than people in Fac-                      possibly be true? Interestingly,               tistry) could have acted so egre-                   individuals or CRC status? Or,                       One of us was told directly by
ulty Y which partially explains                      starting salary was not included               giously.                                            are the salaries a result of having               a senior official who is ultimately
why Chris, who is a member of                        as a factor in the analysis and,                  Second, and equally impor-                       served in a high administrative                   responsible for pay equity that no
X, makes more than Pat, who is a                     thus, it was not investigated as an            tantly, the data in Figure 3 of the                 office (e.g., dean or above). Or,                  further analyses would be done
member of Y). Both committees                        explanation. However, there are                August, 2005 report suggest that                    are they due to genuine sex-based                 on the data reported in the two
concluded that gender is a factor                    at least two arguments suggest-                there is virtually no male-female                   discrimination? It’s impossible to                equity reports. A private appeal
in Western salaries; even when                       ing that starting salaries is not              salary difference among faculty                     know from the reported analyses.                  to the university administration’s
the other factors were taken into                    the reason for the male-female                 making up to about $80,000, which                   However, if these salaries are                    publicly stated commitment to
account, men earned, on average,                     differences.                                   presumably includes the assis-                      due to legitimate merit factors                   transparent and accountable
about $2,200 more than women.                          First, there has been a public               tant professors who were hired                      omitted from the regression anal-                 decision-making was not persua-
   We would like to comment on                       commitment by this university                  recently. There is, of course, a                    yses, both those analyses and any                 sive in changing this official’s
some interesting aspects of these                    for over 10 years to ensure that               straightforward way to deter-                       conclusions about the effect of                   mind.



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Women’s hockey legend Cassie Campbell speaks with London-area high school students.



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BY JEFF RENAUD                      page of newspapers for the sec-      individual game plans to make
                                    ond in time in recent memory.        participants’ personal goals a
  Over the past decade, Cassie      Her August 30 retirement from        reality.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    FACULTY PROFILES
                                                                                                                                                                         This article is the fourth in a series about how Western faculties are remaking themselves.




Youngest faculty experiencing explosive growth
The MIT
                                             Faculty Facts
program has gone                             Faculty: 45
                                             Staff: 21
from zero to 700                             Undergrads: 728
                                             Grad Students: 329
undergraduates                               Operating Budget: $6.6 million
                                             Research Expenditures: $598,582

in under a decade                            How Old: Founded 1996
                                             Bragging Items: Library and Information
                                             Science PhD program graduates teach at
                                             universities in Canada and abroad. Many
                                             MA in Journalism program graduates are
BY ALAN JOHNSTON                             in positions of prominence in media out-
                                             lets across Canada and the United States.


E
       ven a new home can’t quite            Did You Know? FIMS includes production
       handle the youngest facul-            areas – Broadcast Journalism, Broadcast
       ty’s growth spurt.                    Radio, TV Broadcasting and Multimedia.
   The Faculty of Information &
                                                  Source: Western Facts, 2006, Acting Dean
Media Studies (FIMS) and the Biol-
ogy department share the North
Campus Building, one of Western’s      ate program in Media, Informa-
newer buildings. Expansion by          tion and Technoculture, begun
FIMS in enrolment, faculty, staff      in 1997, already has reached “a
and research has created a space       steady-state enrolment” of about
crunch that is being solved in the     700 students “surpassing all expec-
short term by relocating some stu-     tations regarding growth and stu-
dent, research and teaching facili-    dent demand.” The media studies
ties next door to the Staging Build-   program with a cultural studies
ing.                                   focus was the first of five new pro-
   “We’re kind of maxed out in most    grams FIMS has introduced and
areas in terms of instructors and      something new for Canada.
space,” says Associate Dean and          This past June, FIMS celebrated
Graduate Chair Gloria Leckie, Act-     the first graduating class in the
ing Dean while Catherine Ross was      undergraduate Degree/Diploma in
on leave. “Space is a huge issue       Media Theory and Production. The
for us, even with the new building.    program offered jointly with Fan-
                    We really can’t    shawe College admits 40 students a
                    expand much        year for four years of study, two at
                    beyond where       Western and two at the college.
                    we are now           A master’s program in Media
                                                                                                                                                  Paul Mayne, Western News
                    simply because     Studies, also begun in 2002, admits                    One of the university’s newest structures, the North Campus Building is home
                    we don’t have      10 students annually. Media and                        to Western’s youngest faculty.
                    the resources      the Public Interest - a more spe-
                    or the space to    cialized undergraduate program
                    do it.”            focusing on social justice and alter-                   One of the faculty members at
                       Formerly        native media and developed in 2004                    FIMS since its creation is Lynne
                    based in Mid-      to complement the MIT program                         McKechnie, who teaches in the
                                                                                                                                      “Space is a huge issue
                    dlesex Col-        - welcomes a maximum of 20 stu-                       MLIS program, PhD program                for us, even with the new
Leckie              lege, FIMS has     dents each year. The new PhD pro-                     and undergraduate MIT program.
                    more than 800                                                                                                     building. We really can’t
                                       gram in Media Studies enrolled the                    Her core research area, currently
undergraduate students for 2006-       first cohort in the fall of 2005, with                 funded by a Social Sciences and          expand much beyond
07. “That’s a huge undertaking
from having none in 1997,” Leckie
                                       the expectation of adding about                       Humanities Research Council              where we are now simply
                                       five new students each fall.                           grant, focuses on the role of the
says. “We do have some room for          Driven by increased student                         public library in the development        because we don’t have the
expansion in the graduate area,
and that probably is where we will
                                       demand for the new academic pro-                      of children as readers.                  resources or the space to
                                       grams, FIMS recruited and contin-                       McKechnie holds the Cleary
expand.”                               ues to hire professors “with teach-                   Chair at the University of Wash-
                                                                                                                                      do it.”
   FIMS was created in 1996 by a       ing and research specializations                      ington, a visiting professorship                                   Gloria Leckie
merger of the graduate schools         that complement, but significantly                     that began March 1, 2006 and runs             Associate Dean and Graduate Chair
of Library and Information Sci-        extend, the range possessed by the                    through September 2007. She will
ence (LIS) and Journalism together     founding faculty.”                                    be teaching a children’s literature
with the Faculty of Part-Time and        Faculty size has gone from 18 in                    course there this winter and also       “develop a basic proficiency in            Rapid growth within Information & Media Studies is evident as students easily fill the 800-seat William and Anne McKenzie Amphitheatre in the North Campus Building.
Continuing Education, later incor-     1997 to 45 and probably will climb                    giving a distance course, both          print, radio, television and multi-
porated into a new unit called The     to just under 50. Currently, there                    designed to look at children’s out-     media, with specialization deferred
Centre for Continuing Studies. The     are 21 staff members, and several                     of-school reading and learning in       until the final term.” Other pro-            Interdisciplinary initiatives with      Identified areas of FIMS              Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in         Department of Visual Arts, Fac-         to know each other and what every-       taking on more graduate students,
three well-established graduate        more full-time appointments are                       the context of public libraries.        gram contributions include a pub-          other units include the creation of     research strength include: cultural     Interdisciplinary Studies: Technol-     ulty of Music and partners in FIMS      one else does so that we can work        thesis students, doctoral students
programs at that time were the         expected.                                               LIS has more than 200 master’s        lic presence and a television studio       joint appointments with Law, Soci-      industries and institutions; com-       ogy, Culture and Risk is seen as        through her interest in finding new      collaboratively, because that is the     – so the faculty is kind of flower-
Master of Arts in Journalism, the        “All the programs are so differ-                    students and 25 doctoral students,      that facilitates media interviews          ology, Computer Science, Visual         munications, consumption and cul-       “a natural outgrowth of FIMS’s          ways to present historical evidence     idea,” Leckie adds. “Some of that        ing the way that it should,” says
Master in Library and Information      ent and they are all strong in their                  and McKechnie plans to help FIMS        for faculty from across campus.            Arts, Music and Women’s Studies.        ture; the social construction and       commitment to multidisciplinar-         that combines text, sound and visu-     is starting to happen, but it takes a    Leckie.
Science and the doctoral program       own respects and getting noticed                      “do some more aggressive recruit-          Central to the FIMS four-year             FIMS recently passed a motion to      use of the media and information;       ity and interdisciplinarity.” Parr’s    alization.                              lot of effort to get people to see how     The strategic direction has been
in LIS.                                nationally and internationally,”                      ing.” Developing new youth ser-         academic plan are the principles           go forward with a new MA in Popu-       information and media policy; the       research on communities under              “Our faculty is very multidisci-     they might work with somebody            “to get our faculty members ten-
   Building on existing academic       says Leckie. “We have a co-op pro-                    vices librarians and mentoring new      that guide teaching and research:          lar Music, to be offered jointly with   organization and management of          the stress of engineering mega-         plinary,” Leckie says. “There are       who is not in their area.”               ured, achieve stability, have good
strengths, FIMS introduced inno-       gram in the LIS master’s program                      scholars are two of the things she      interdisciplinarity; concerned with        the Faculty of Music. The program       information; computer-based sys-        projects contributes to research        probably 15 different disciplines          Like all new faculties, FIMS          solid programs and support the
vative undergraduate and graduate      and employers are clamoring to                        enjoys the most about teaching.         technology; commitment to the              would take in about four or five stu-    tems and environments. Internal         in the graduate History program,        represented.”                           hired many faculty members who           faculty so they can do what they
programs that “examined informa-       have our students. We also have                         Like LIS master’s and doctoral        integration of theory and practice;        dents each year, with courses being     competitions will continue to offer     Institute for Catastrophic Loss            Because FIMS is so interdisci-       were just starting out, so for a time    need to do in terms of research
tion and media industries, cultures    an MIT internship and we have no                      programs, the MA in Journalism          critical approaches; interest in           offered by both FIMS and Music.         faculty the opportunity to get seed     Reduction in the Faculty of Engi-       plinary and people routinely teach      it had more untenured than ten-          and teaching,” she says. “FIMS
and technologies from a number of      problems finding places. Increas-                      program continues to be an impor-       interrelationships rather than in a        A brief for the Ontario Council on      money to get their research going       neering, and Media Studies and          in different programs, it is hard to    ured professors. “Now our success        has accomplished a huge amount
disciplinary perspectives.”            ingly, the faculty itself is the selling              tant part of what FIMS does. The        single element; collaboration; ori-        Graduate Studies will be submitted      and obtain bigger grants.               LIS graduate programs. She also         “have the kind of working atmo-         has been that all of those people        in the short period of time since its
   For example, the undergradu-        point.”                                               45 students admitted each year          entation to the public sphere.             this fall.                                Appointment of Joy Parr to a          is linked collaboratively to the        sphere where all the faculty can get    are getting tenure and grants, and       inception.”
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                                                                         AUTUMN CONVOCATION


Passion, responsibility duty of graduates
BY BOB KLANAC

   Keeping passion and living up
to the responsibility of an educa-
tion were predominant themes of
Western’s Autumn Convocation
last week.
   During the two-day event,
economist and research advocate
Robert Lacroix, disabled persons
activist David Lepofsky and econ-
omist and poverty expert Francois
Bourguignon received honorary
Doctor of Laws degrees. Almost
1,800 students received their
degrees at Alumni Hall during
Western’s 287th Convocation on
October 19–20.
   Lepofsky has been influential
in raising awareness of barrier
free access issues and motivating
people with disabilities to fight for
equal rights. He has lent his voice
to this cause by lobbying Queen’s
Park, acting as a spokesperson,
organizing community initiatives,
and by placing the issue on the
agenda during municipal and pro-
vincial elections.
   In his citation, Craig Brown,
Acting Dean of the Faculty of
Law, spoke of Lepofsky’s ability                                                                                                                                                 Paul Mayne, Western News
to “inspire us all to overcome the       While parents are usually the proud ones at Convocation, it was a role-reversal for six-year-old Dariush Yazdanfar who proudly watched his mom Katy pick
obstacles that confront us, what-        up her Science degree Oct. 20.
ever they are.”
   Lepofsky reminded the gradu-          not had the same opportunities         of technology and innovation in       graduates to remember the pas-         Washington. Under Bourguignon’s
ating classes that their degrees         you have enjoyed in life,” he noted.   society.                              sion they developed at Western.        direction, 2005’s World Devel-
were “a precious gift” and that          “Your behaviour and actions              In his citation, Western Presi-        “The most important thing that      opment Report looked at equity
they were a “unique elite”. In qual-     should be directed toward the          dent Paul Davenport praised           I got from Western is the passion,”    and development, observing that
ifying his use of the term ‘elite’                           development                            Lacroix as                            he noted.          equity is complementary to the
he reminded them that they are                               of a more                              “a leader,                            “The passion       pursuit of long-term prosperity.
the few who have been given the                              just, equitable                        advocate, and                         for knowl-         In his citation, Clark Leith, Profes-
precious gift of their skills. He                            and humane                             champion of                           edge, the          sor Emeritus, Faculty of Social
cautioned them however, with a                               world.”                                higher educa-                         passion for        Science, praised Bourguignon
lesson from a Spiderman film that                                Lacroix’s                           tion in Canada,                       research.”         in that “He has employed both
“with great power comes great                                work         in                        whose voice                              Bourgui-        his Gallic charm and intellectual
responsibility.”                                             books, schol-                          has had a pro-                        gnon’s inter-      rigour in advocating the interests
   The responsibility of the edu-                            arly articles                          found effect                          est in poverty     of the poor, in an environment
cated was also a theme for Robert                            and research                           in influencing                         and income         where those interests have all too
Lacroix. The Canadian research                               reports, has                           government                            distribution       often been forgotten.”
advocate noted that with the ben-                            been valu-                             investment in                         questions are        In closing, Bourguignon told
efits and privileges of an educa-         Lepofsky            able to under-     Lacroix             the future of     Bourguignon         reflected in his    graduates that “I am certain that
tion comes responsibilities.                                 standing the                           this country                          current role       Western continues to keep up the
   “The best way to do this is to        economics of labour and human          through university research.”         as Senior Vice President and Chief     passion that I speak of today.”
find ways to help those who have          resources, and of the importance         Francois Bourguignon advised        Economist of the World Bank in

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                                                                               IN PROFILE:NEW FACULTY


Have spouse, grad students, cats…will travel
BY CHRISTIE LIU

   He came with a brand-new wife,        Stephen Lomber
a handful of grad students, truck-       Home department: Physiology and
load of lab equipment and cages          pharmacology
of research animals. They all trav-      Birthplace: Lowville, N.Y.
elled more than 2,000 kilometres         Education:
so Stephen Lomber could take             ■ BSc neuroscience (1988), University
up a position as a researcher and        of Rochester
                                         ■ PhD anatomy and neurobiology
associate professor at the Univer-
                                         (1994), Boston University School of Med-
sity of Western Ontario.                 icine
   Lomber, 40, is a new member of        ■ Postdoctoral fellow (1994-1996),
the Department of Physiology and         Pennsylvania State University
Pharmacology. Before coming to           Recent publications:
Western, he spent five years at the       ■ Cooling produces minimal neuropa-
University of Dallas in a similar        thology in neocortex and hippocampus.
position.                                Neurobiology of Disease.
   Part of Lomber’s research is          ■ Functional circuitry underlying
                                         visual neglect. Brain.
focused on the auditory cortex,          Cheers for: Philadelphia Eagles (foot-
the area of the brain responsible        ball), Syracuse Orangemen (basketball)
for processing sound. His labs           How family/friends would describe
at Western will test cochlear            him? Funny; loves to work; kind; gregari-
implants, a special type of hearing      ous; meticulous.
device. While a traditional hearing
aid amplifies sound so that a dam-
aged ear can hear it, a cochlear      live long-term outside the United
implant is placed deep within the     States.
ear where it triggers the audi-          For Diana, born and raised in
tory nerve, sending its message       Texas, the move meant leaving
directly to the brain.                behind family and friends. “It
                                                                                                                                                                                      Paul Mayne, Western News
   Lomber hopes to learn the age at   was the biggest move she’s ever
which a deaf child should receive     made,” says Lomber.                                  A specialist in how the brain processes sound, Stephen Lomber is testing how cochlear implants can help a deaf
a cochlear implant.                      The couple married on May 11                      child to hear.
   “If you get it right they can be   this year and moved to London on
fully operational like any other      June 1.                                              Lomber telling her to give it six       tle different than anywhere else,      will be followed by basketball in
person in society,” he says. “It’s       The decision was further com-                     months to see whether she would         especially since he can still follow   November.
really neat because it’s the most     plicated by the fact Lomber was                      like it or not. If she didn’t, he       his beloved Philadelphia Eagles           “Oh, it’s a happy time of the
clinically significant work I’ve      supervising four graduate stu-                       would send her back to Dallas.          and Syracuse Orangemen on net-         year,” he says.
ever done.”                           dents at the University of Dallas.                   She appreciates the support from        work television. Regular football         The writer is a graduate student
   Despite the opportunity to fur-    He had to make sure the move                         the man she calls her adviser and       season has already kicked off and      in the Journalism program
ther his research at Western, the     would not compromise their                           mentor.
decision to move required a long      course of study and research.                           “He cares about his graduate
discussion between Lomber and            “The student makes a commit-                      students,” she says. “He’s gone
his then girlfriend and now wife,     ment to work in your lab and you                     out of his way to make sure all of
Diana. They became engaged just       also have to make a commitment                       us feel comfortable here.”
before he accepted Western’s job      to that student,” he says.                              Once Diana and the students
offer.                                   In the end, they all signed on                    were on board, it was just a matter
   In fact, when Lomber first
asked Diana about moving across
                                      for the opportunity to be visit-
                                      ing students at Western. One of
                                                                                           of dismantling and packing up the
                                                                                           laboratory equipment for trans-
                                                                                           port to London. Along for the ride
                                                                                                                                                         Western Film
the border, she thought he meant      them, Shveta Malhotra, has known
Mexico. He had to clarify that it     Lomber for five years and is 18                       were 20 cats, subjects of Lomber’s
was the other border he was refer-
ring to – the Canadian one.
                                      months away from completing
                                      her doctorate degree.
                                                                                           research in audiology.
                                                                                              With his wife, students, equip-
                                                                                           ment and cats in place, Lomber
                                                                                                                                                                 2 x 28
   Although Lomber was used to           She admits she hesitated to
moving around for academia, this      make the move to London, hav-                        is happily settling into life in Lon-
would be the first time he would       ing never left Texas. She recalls                    don. He finds living in London lit-


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                                         Debbie Jones is Director of Information
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the life span of e-mail files in the
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how long they are stored. This
week we offer answers to ques-        making arrangements for social                  Q: What happens if an e-mail
tions about best practices, espe-     engagements or extracurricu-                 that should have been deleted
                                      lar activities, are not University
                                                                                                                                             The Book Store at Western
cially in light of information and                                                 some time ago still exists and
privacy legislation.                  records and should be disposed               becomes the subject of a formal
                                      of as soon as possible. Similarly,           access request under FIPPA?
   Q: Is e-mail a record?
   A: Yes, e-mail contains recorded
                                      work related e-mail messages of a
                                      transitory nature may be deleted
                                      as soon as they have served their
                                                                                      A: Once a formal access
                                                                                   request is received it has the                                  invites you to
information and, as such, falls                                                    effect of “freezing” all poten-
within the definition of a ‘record’    immediate purpose. Examples of               tially responsive records. Even
under both Western’s Univer-          such messages include:                       if the e-mail should have been
sity Records and Archives Policy        ■ unsolicited messages, such               destroyed, if it exists when the
(MAPP 1.30) and the Freedom of        as advertising or list-serv post-            request is received it must be
Information and Protection of         ings                                         included within the scope of the
Privacy Act (FIPPA).                    ■ messages forwarded for                   request. Deleting any responsive
                                      information purposes only                    records after a formal access
   Q: What does e-mail being a          ■ messages copied for infor-               request is received may have
record mean in practice?              mation purposes only                         potentially serious repercussions
   A: E-mail is subject to the same     ■ transmittal messages where               for both the University and the
rules that apply to all other uni-    the attachment is retained else-             individuals involved.
versity records. As well, under       where
FIPPA, access to e-mail mes-                                                          Q: Is there any type of infor-
sages can be requested and the           Q: What about messages solic-             mation that should not be com-
privacy protection provisions         iting feedback, providing com-               municated via e-mail?
apply to any personal informa-        ments or planning events?                       A: Because e-mail is not
tion they may contain.                   A: Because of its ease of use,            secure it is important to use cau-              WAYNE JOHNSTON                    ANITA RAU BADAMI                              TIMOTHY TAYLOR
                                      e-mail often replaces casual con-            tion when sending or request-                   Custodian of Paradise             Can You Hear the                              Story House
   Q: Does all e-mail need to be      versations and face-to-face dis-             ing sensitive information. This                                                   Nightbird?
kept?                                 cussions of various work-related             is especially true when dealing
   A: No. As with any other uni-      issues. These often take the form            with personal information. The
                                      of requests for comments and                                                                             Oct. 30 at 7:30 pm, Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library
versity record, retention and dis-                                                 use of e-mail to send or request                     Tickets $5.00 at The Book Store at Western, Books Plus and the Central Library
posal decisions regarding e-mail      subsequent feedback or revisions             sensitive personal information
                                      to drafts of documents. While                                                                      Proceeds benefit the Book For Every Child program at London Public Library.
should be made on the basis of                                                     (e.g. medical details relating to
the information contained in the      many such messages may be                    a grade appeal) is strongly dis-
message. Some e-mail messages         important in the short term, their           couraged.
can be disposed of immediately.       value diminishes over time and
Others, such as those that docu-      they need not be retained after                 Q: What if I am not sure about
ment substantive business activ-      the work to which they relate is             what to do with a specific e-mail
ities and/or related decisions,       complete. As a rule of thumb, e-             or a type of message?
should be retained longer.            mail messages used to produce                   A: If you have any doubts
                                      a final version of a document                about the value of an e-mail mes-
   Q: How long should e-mail be       that is subsequently maintained              sage as an official record, con-
kept?                                 elsewhere in a department (elec-             tact Western Archives for advice
   A: There is no standard reten-     tronically or in hard copy) can be           (http://www.lib.uwo.ca/archives/                THOMAS                             PAUL WELLS
                                      deleted once that final version is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    JAY INGRAM
tion period for e-mail. Deci-                                                      records.shtml). In the meantime,                HOMER DIXON
                                      produced.                                                                                                                       Right Side Up: The                            Theatre of the Mind:
sions on how long to keep e-mail                                                   it is better to retain such a mes-              The Upside of Down:                Fall of Paul Martin                           Raising the Curtain on
should reflect the importance of                                                    sage than delete it and lose poten-
                                        Q: Who is responsible for                                                                  Catastrophe, Creativity            and the Rise of                               Consciousness
the information contained in the                                                   tially valuable information.
message and the activity or func-     retaining important e-mail mes-                                                              and the Renewal of                 Stephen Harper’s New                          Nov. 27 at 7:30 pm
tion that it supports.                sages?                                                                                       Civilization                       Conservatism                                  Wolf Performance Hall,
                                        A: This depends on an indi-                                                                                                   Nov. 20 at 7:30 pm                            Central Library
                                      vidual’s role and responsibility                                                             Nov. 20 at 7:30 pm
   Q: Doesn’t FIPPA require that                                                                                                                                      Wolf Performance Hall,                        Tickets $5.00 at The Book
all e-mail messages be kept for       for certain functions, as well as             " Best Sushi in town…" London Free Press       Conron Hall,                       Central Library                               Store at Western, Books Plus
one year?                             the department’s record-keep-                                                                University College                 Tickets $5.00 at The Book                     and the Central Library
   A: No. The only requirement        ing practices. For example, if a                                                             FREE ADMISSION                     Store at Western, Books Plus                  Proceeds benefit the Book For Every
under FIPPA is a minimum              person responsible for prepar-                                                                                                  and the Central Library                       Child program at London Public Library.
retention period of one year after    ing a report solicits input via e-                                                                                              Proceeds benefit the Book For Every
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last use for personal information     mail, that person should ensure
that is used by an institution,       that the relevant information is
unless the person to which the        retained once the report is final-                                                           For more information
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information relates agrees to a       ized, either by keeping it or plac-            SINCE 1998                                   visit www.bookstore.uwo.ca or
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                                                                                                                                                                          discovery is
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                                      cally on the e-mail system itself                reservations or delivery,
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                                                                                                         COMING EVENTS

October 26                                          Huron University College – Principal’s Recep-       Lecture, 3 – 4:45 p.m. Reception – 4:45 – 5:30       Modern Languages and Literatures - Laurence          of Cancer at LHSC-UC, Auditorium A, 8:50 am-
                                                    tion. For friends, alumni and supporters of the     p.m. Contact Andrea Dean, adean5@uwo.ca or           de Looze: “The Renaissance Letter, Meso-ameri-       3:30 pm. Featuring Mark Greene (Winner of the
McIntosh Gallery presents “In Good Company”         College. This year’s reception will feature and     519-661-2111 ext 22109.                              can Pictographic Writing, and the Importation of     22nd Annual J. Allyn Taylor International Prize
a city-wide festival organized by Gerald and        celebrate Huron students’ volunteer community                                                            New World Culture into 16th-Century Europe” UC       in Medicine). Talks from world-renowned cancer
Louise Fagan, recognizes the contributions of       service. Contact Jacqueline Fraser, 519-438-7224    The Haunt 2006 – Sponsored by Continuing             142. 4:30 – 6 p.m.                                   researchers including Eliav Barr, Claude Per-
women artists to London’s arts scenes with          ext. 237 or email j.fraser@huron.uwo.ca. Kings-     Studies. Delta Armouries will be transformed                                                              reault, Nicholas Lydon and Tom Hudson. Free
music and performance events, and visual art        mill Room. 5:30 p.m.                                into a wicked playground for London’s movers                                                              symposium, visit www.robarts.ca/symposium or
                                                                                                                                                             Autumn Writes 2006 – Wayne Johnston, Cus-
exhibitions. Features 24 women who play a role                                                          and shakers, saints and sinners, ghosts and                                                               contact Cathy Ferrie at cferrie@robarts.ca, 519-
                                                                                                                                                             todian of Paradise; Anita Rau Badami, Can
in the city’s visual arts community. Runs to        Faculty Artist Series – Triofus presents Cool       ghouls - proceeds support Grand Theatre. Tick-                                                            663-5777 x34247.
                                                                                                                                                             you Hear the Nightbird?; Timothy Taylor, Story
October 29. www.mcintoshgallery.ca                  Steps. Works from their latest CD. Composers        ets $50 in advance, $65 at door. Gets underway       House. Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library.
                                                    include alumni Patrick Cardy and Jeff Small-        at 8 p.m. - includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres,      Tickets $5 at The Book Store at Western, Books       Cancer Prevention and Treatment: New Fron-
Microbiology & Immunology Seminar – P.              man and professor emeritus Arsenio Giron. von       silent auction, costume contests and cash bar.                                                            tiers in Medical Research. Led by renowned
                                                                                                                                                             Plus and the Central Library. Proceeds to A Book
Ritvo, University of Toronto. “Vaccine Accep-       Kuster Hall, free admission. 8 p.m.                 Advance tickets through Grand Theatre box                                                                 cancer researchers and designed for a general
                                                                                                                                                             For Every Child. 7:30 p.m.
tance and Dissemination: How long will it take                                                          office at 519-672-8800. Evening will be broad-                                                             audience, this forum provides insights into the
before HPV vaccines save lives in Africa?” DSB                                                                                                                                                                    latest discoveries in cancer treatment and
- Rm. 3008. 11:30 a.m.                              October 27                                          cast live to air on tNew Fresh FM 103.1 with DJ      October 31
                                                                                                        Andy Kapp.                                                                                                prevention – from a new cervical cancer vaccine
                                                    Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology semi-                                                               Senior Alumni Program – Honourable James             to targeted breast cancer drugs. A free public
Guided Tour of Your Pension Plan – decisions        nar by J. J. Battista, Chair, Medical Biophysics,                                                        K. Bartleman, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario,
plan members are required to make, contribu-        Western, entitled “X-ray Computed Tomogra-
                                                                                                        October 28                                                                                                forum. LHSC – UC, Auditorium A. 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                             speaking on Aboriginal Literacy. Members only        For more information contact Linda Quattrin at
tions, payment choices, using the web to access     phy (CT): Seeing What’s Inside You, a Mouse,        Welcome to London – Students are invited to          and sold out. McKellar Room, UCC. 9:30 – 11 a.m.     519-663-3021 or lquattrin@robarts.ca
information. Somerville House, Room 3315. 12:30     and a Mummy”. DSB 1002 - 12:30 p.m. All are         venture downtown for LOLA – London, Ontario
– 1:30 p.m.                                         welcome!                                            Live Arts Festival. Large free outdoor concert       Blood Donor Clinic, UCC lower level. 12 – 4 p.m.     Toastmaster’s Campus Communicators
                                                                                                        downtown on Dundas Street between Richmond                                                                – Improving all your public speaking needs.
Faculty of Education Seminar Series – Ellen         12:30 Fridays – Songs of Beethoven, Mozart and      and Wellington. 12 noon to 11 p.m. For more infor-   Modern Languages and Literatures - German            Meets every Wednesday. For more info contact
Singleton & Aniko Varpalotai, Faculty of Educa-     Haydn performed by Kevin McMillan, baritone,        mation on LOLA, please contact Andrew Francis        Film Series. The Promise (1994) Director: Marga-     Brett Tomlinson, btomlins@uwo.ca SLB 330,12:05
tion. “Why Stones in the sneaker? The impor-        with Frédéric Lacroix, fortepiano                   at andrewpfrancis@gmail.com                          rethe von Trotta. UC 142, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Film shown   – 12:55 p.m.
tance of issues in secondary school health and                                                                                                               in German with English subtitles.
physical education” Faculty of Education, Room      Philosophy Colloquium Series – Murray Miles,        Men’s Hockey – Laurier @ Western. 7 p.m.                                                                  Modern Languages and Literatures presents
1010, 1:30 p.m.                                     Brock University. “The End of Metaphysics”                                                               November 1                                           “La Tertulia” – Spanish Conversation Group. Any-
                                                    Talbot College, Rm. 340. 3:30 p.m.                  Men’s Volleyball – McMaster @ Western. 7 p.m.                                                             one wishing to speak Spanish and meet people
Physics & Astronomy Colloquium – Trevor                                                                                                                      Take Our Kids to Work Day – Lots of activities
                                                                                                                                                             to choose from. Visit the website at: http://        from different Spanish-speaking countries is
Carey-Smith, Air Quality Research Division,         Women’s Volleyball – Guelph @ Western. 6 p.m.       Department of English fall production is Ber-                                                             welcome. UC 117, 3:30 p.m.
Environment Canada. “Stratosphere-tropo-                                                                nard Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession. Talbot         communications.uwo.ca/facultyandstaff/sto-
sphere exchange: Results from investigations        Men’s Volleyball – Guelph @ Western. 8 p.m.         Theatre, 8:00 p.m. Runs October 27, 28 and           ries/TakeKidstowork.htm
                                                                                                                                                             For any questions please contact Scott May,          Women’s Basketball – McMaster @ Western. 7 p.m.
using wind-profiling radars, balloon-borne in-                                                           November 2-4. Tickets $10 at the door. For more
situ measurements and a Lagrangian particle         Department of English fall production is            information contact the Director, Jo Devereux        Campus Communications Consultant at
                                                                                                                                                             smay5@uwo.ca 9:30 – 3:30 p.m.                        Infertility Information Evening – Modern infer-
dispersion model” Physics & Astronomy 123,          Bernard Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession. Tal-       at jdevereu@uwo.ca                                                                                        tility diagnosis and treatment options will be
1:30 p.m.                                           bot Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs October 27, 28 and                                                                                                                   presented by the Reproductive Endocrinology &
                                                    November 2-4. Tickets $10 at the door. For more     October 29                                           Blood Donor Clinic, UCC lower level. 12 – 4 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Infertility Program. Anyone interested is encour-
CIHR - STP in Cancer Research & Technol-            information contact the director, Jo Devereux at                                                                                                              aged to attend. No fee or registration required.
ogy Transfer and the Translational Breast                                                               Women’s Hockey – Windsor @ Western. 4 p.m.
                                                    jdevereu@uwo.ca                                                                                          Choral Series – Mozart and more…”Mozart’s            LHSC, University Campus. Auditorium A, 3rd
Cancer Unit Seminar Series - Hartmut Neu-                                                                                                                    Coronation Mass, Britten’s Ballad of Little Mus-     floor. 7 – 9 p.m.
mann, Medical University Centre - Department        Health Policy Initiative at Western announces
                                                                                                        October 30                                           grove and Lady Barnard, Philips’ Odysseus and
of Nephrology - Freiburg, Germany. “Molecular       its third guest speaker Roy Romanow at a            Blood Donor Clinic, UCC lower level. 12 – 4 p.m.     the Sirens and Clausen’s Eternity Alone. von         Men’s Basketball – Fanshawe College @ Western. 9 p.m.
genetics and Preventive Medicine: The Para-         public lecture. Romanow will address the broad                                                           Kuster Hall, free. 12:30 p.m.
ganglioma Complex.” London Regional Cancer          question “What Kind of Society Do We Want?          Physiology and Pharmacology Seminar – Mor-                                                                Please send submissions to comingevents@uwo.ca
Program at LHSC, VH Room A3-924. All welcome.       - Social Values and the Health and Well-Being       ris Muscovitch, “Modules and General Systems         2006 Taylor Prize Symposium - Robarts
5 - 6:30 p.m.                                       of Canadians”. Arthur & Sonia Labatt Health         in Mind/Brain Organization: Studies on Memory        Research Institute presents Biological
                                                    Sciences Building, Room 40 (Seating for 500)        and Face Recognition” DSB Rm. 3008, 4 p.m.           Approaches to the Prevention and Treatment


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                                      CAREERS

A central Web site displays advertisements for
all vacant academic positions. The following
positions are among those advertised at www.
uwo.ca/pvp/facultyrelations/jobs/index-jobs.
html. Please review, or contact the faculty,
school or department directly.
                                                    appointments for the Winter 2007 period must
                                                    apply using the application form available
                                                    at www.uwo.ca/pvp/facultyrelations/forms/
                                                    index-forms-guides.html or from the Depart-
                                                    ment or Faculty Office. Calendar description
                                                    of the courses offered can be viewed at
                                                                                                            Everyday heroes.
                                                    www.westerncalendar.uwo.ca/western/web/                           Nominate yours by November 10, 2006
FULL-TIME ACADEMIC                                  2006(new)/UNDERGRADUATE_COURSE_INFOR-
APPOINTMENTS                                        MATION_304986.html or at websites specified
                                                    in the complete postings available at www.uwo.
Faculty of Arts and Humanities and Faculty
                                                    ca/pvp/facultyrelations/jobs/index-jobs.html.
of Social Science, Department of Women’s
Studies and Feminist Research – nominations
and applications are invited for an appointment
                                                    Don Wright Faculty of Music, Department of
as Chair of the Department of Women’s Studies
                                                    Music Theory and Composition
and Feminist Research at the rank of Associate
                                                    Music 302b: Chromatic Harmony
Professor or full Professor with tenure. This
                                                    Music 319 (second half): 18th-Century Coun-
appointment will be effective July 1, 2007 for
                                                    terpoint
a five-year term, renewable. The committee
                                                    Closing date: November 16, 2006
will commence its review of nominations and
applications after November 24, 2006 and will
                                                    Faculty of Science, Department of Earth
continue until the position is filled.
                                                    Sciences - Earth Sciences 220B: Environmental
                                                    and Exploration Geophysics I. Closing date:
Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Occu-
                                                    November 9, 2006
pational Therapy – nominations and appli-
cations are invited for an appointment as
                                                    Positions are subject to budgetary approv-
                                                                                                         Now is your opportunity to nominate            Ivan Celic and Sherri Moore were among
Director, School of Occupational Therapy. The
selected candidate must qualify for Associate
                                                    al. Applicants should have fluent written             individuals and teams of Western staff for     the five other individuals and teams
                                                    and oral communication skills in English.
Professor or Professor rank with tenure. This                                                            the 2007 Western Award of Excellence.
appointment is for a period of up to five years
                                                    All qualified candidates are encouraged                                                              recognized as the first recipients of
                                                    to apply; however, Canadian citizens and             Your nomination will help to recognize staff
effective July 1, 2007. Please quote number                                                                                                             The Western Award of Excellence.
                                                    permanent residents will be given priority.
HS 067 on all correspondence. Closing Date:
December 30, 2006
                                                    The University of Western Ontario is com-            who make a difference at Western through
                                                    mitted to employment equity and welcomes
                                                    applications from all qualified women and             their exemplary service.
PART-TIME ACADEMIC                                  men, including visible minorities, Aboriginal
APPOINTMENTS (Unanticipated)                        people and persons with disabilities.
Candidates for the following unanticipated                                                               Anyone can nominate. Deadline for nominations is November 10, 2006.
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                                                                     London Reads goes citywide
                                                                     BY BOB KLANAC                         of the London Public Library (time        we’ve learned is that a lot of the
                                                                                                           TBA); Feb. 7 at 12 noon at The Cen-       books we’ve used for the series
                                                                        Western Reads, the popular pro-    trespot Lounge, UCC; and March 7          in the past are the first time many
                                                                     gram launched in 2003 as part of      in the Labatt Lounge, TD Water-           readers have discovered that
                                                                     the University’s 125th anniversary    house Stadium (time TBA).                 author.”
                                                                     celebrations, has been expanded          The public is encouraged to par-          A full list of the books and
                                                                     and re-launched as London Reads       ticipate by reading the featured          celebrity authors can be found at
                                                                     to create a stronger connection       books along with the panelists, and       londonreads.uwo.ca.
                                                                     with the local community.             by attending book clubs featur-              The final debate will take
                                                                        Modeled after CBC Radio’s          ing a team of panelists and their         place in March. The winning
                                                                     Canada Reads program, London          book. The gatherings take place           book will be announced on
                                                                     Reads invites students, staff, fac-   monthly from November to March            World Book Day, April 23, and




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                                                                     ulty, alumni and the community        throughout the city.                      the author will be invited to visit
                                                                     to read along with and engage            “We talk about it being a com-         the Wolf Performance Hall at
                                                                     local celebrity panelists as they     petition but it’s really more about       the Central Library to read from
                                                                     deliberate the merits of Canadian     discovery,” notes Young. “What            and discuss the novel in May.
                                                                     authors.
                                                                        “At the end of last year we felt

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                                                                     we had maximized our ability to
                                                                     grow using Western Reads as the
                                                                     name,” says Carolyn Young of

                                                                                                                                            Become a
                                                                     The Book Store at Western, one


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                                                                     of the sponsors of the series. “We
                                                                     felt that our outreach would be


                                                                                                                                            Monster
                                                                     more successful if we changed it
                                                                     to London Reads.”
                                                                        The first London Reads session
                                                                     with Ian Gillespie and Anne Lan-
                                                                     gille takes place on Wed., Nov. 1
                                                                     at WIL Employment Connections,
                                                                                                                                            by Jean Barbe
                                                                     141 Dundas Street at 5 p.m. Gil-
                                                                     lespie is a columnist with the Lon-        The book                             cal quest, How To Become a
     ������� ������� ��� ����                                        don Free Press and Langille is past        A prisoner known as the              Monster reads like a detective
                                                                     president of Western’s Alumni            Monster refuses to speak and,          novel in which each person is
     ��������� ����                                                  Association and General Manager          behind prison bars, awaits trial.      both guilty and innocent.
                                                                     of WIL (Women Immigrants of              A foreign lawyer who came to              The author
     ������������ ������������������ ���� ���                        London) Counselling and Train-           assist him seeks to uncover the           Jean Barbe was born in
                                                                     ing for Employment. They will            reasons behind his mutism and          Montreal in 1962. First and
     ��� ���������� �� ���������������                               discuss the book How to Become           the circumstances surround-            foremost a cultural journal-
                                                                     a Monster by Jean Barbe.                 ing his crimes. A tale of adven-       ist, he now devotes his time to
     �������� �������������� ��� ���� �����������                       The other sessions take place:        ture, a love story, a philosophi-      writing.
                                                                     Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. at Conron Hall,
                                                                     UC; Jan. 10 at the Landon Branch




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