Know an honourable person? Nominate them
The University Students’ Council awards committee seeks nominations for the Honour W awards.
The awards are presented each academic term to Western community members who have made outstanding contributions to the community through volunteer services or extracurricular activities.
“Nominations can come from fellow students, professors, supervisors, managers or anyone who has worked with the individual,” said Jenny Chen, an awards committee member.
Nominations must include a short letter explaining why the nominee is a community leader. Nominees cannot have received the award previously this year.
Anyone interested in more information can visit www.usc.uwo.ca/programming/awards/honourw.htm.
Nominations are due by Nov. 10.
Miss G campaigns for equality
Western’s Miss G Project for Equality in Education is holding a postcard campaign Thursday in the University Community Centre.
The Miss G Project is a group of concerned citizens promoting equity in education and encouraging active citizenship.
People can visit the Miss G booth from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and fill out a postcard describing why they support the introduction of a women and gender studies course into the Ontario high school curriculum.
The postcards will be sent to the Ministry of Education and Training. For more information, go to www.themissgproject.org, or e-mail email@example.com.
Looking for some new fashion ideas? No Sweat
UWO Amnesty and Oxfam Western are hosting an anti-sweatshop fashion show today in the UCC atrium at 12 p.m.
The event, entitled “No Sweat,” features student models in ethically produced clothing.
“We’re trying to educate people on the ills of sweatshop labour and who the abusers are,” said Dave Shellnut, a member of UWO Amnesty and an event organizer.
“We want to showcase those companies that go out of their way to produce ethical clothes,” Shellnut said.
According to Shellnut, there will also be a charity draw and petition signing.