NEWSCAST - Tuesday, June 12th, 2018
In Campus News...
- Researchers at Western University have found that our brains are looking at the eye wrinkles of another person as a measure of their sincerity. It’s called the Duchenne marker, and it occurs across multiple facial expressions, like smiles and expressions associated with pain
- The researchers used a method called visual rivalry in their study to show participants how it works. There are photos of expressions with and without the Duchenne marker, and, according to the study, the brain alternates between the two images and looks at one expression more often, as more important. The researchers asked participants to rate the expressions in the photos on a scale for intensity and sincerity
- At the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Julio Martinez-Trujillo has been the principal investigator on the study alongside the University of Miami. The authors of the study say that the results are a step towards understanding facial expressions and emotion. The study has been published in the journal, Emotion
- Also in campus news, fifteen distinguished individuals will receive honorary degrees when the university hosts its 311th Convocation over the next two weeks
- Today’s ceremonies for honorary degree recipients started at 10 a.m. this morning with Donald Triggs. Donald Triggs is an Ivey Business School alumnus who co-founded the most powerful wine brand in Canada, Jackson-Triggs, in 1993. He served as Chief Executive Officer and President of the company that produced the wine until 2006. Triggs sold that company and successfully launched the Culmina Family Estate Winery. Donald Triggs has received his Doctor of Laws, honorary degree
- Later today at 3 p.m., both Andy and Helen Spriet will be receiving their Doctor of Laws, honorary degree.
- The Spriets are entrepreneurs and community builders who have used their success to support the growth and expansion of the City of London, making it a more lively and welcoming community while preserving the area’s history
- Before retiring in 2007, Helen Spriet had a long career as a retailer in London, operating a fine furniture store and the family’s interior design company, Yorkville Interiors
In Local News...
- In an effort to prevent overdose deaths, a city committee has put forward a motion to have naloxone kits in many city-owned facilities
- The motion looks to add two naloxone kits in every city-operated facility that also has an automated external defibrillator or AED
- When put forward by Coun. Mo Salih at the community and protective services committee on May 29, it passed unanimously.
- The motion will go to full council tonight. If approved, city staff will be tasked with figuring out an implementation plan
- They will also have to look into the costs related to training staff to use the kits, and where signs will be placed
- Finally, the Medway boys rugby team is OFSAA (Off-SA) champion
- After 13 years of near-misses and disappointment, the tournament’s No. 1 seed mowed through the competition, outscoring their four opponents by a combined 135-12
- The Cowboys, trampled over Sarnia Northern 62-0 in their preliminary outing, then shutout Saltfleet 24-0 and the defending champs Oakville Trafalgar 20-0 to reach the title match
- They finished it off with a 29-12 victory over Brantford St. John’s in the final Saturday at London St. George’s and cemented themselves as one of the greatest ‘AAA’ teams in provincial history
- This afternoon will be mainly sunny with a high of 26 degrees
- We do have a chance of showers in the city overnight, as we have a 70% chance of thunderstorms tomorrow with a high of 26
- Before Thursday and Friday get back to more Sun, with highs of 22 and 27 respectively