Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Ariana Magliocco

 

Campus News:
- Western University has been selected to host the 2020 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, the country’s largest multidisciplinary gathering of academic scholars in the humanities and social sciences.
-The conference, which will run from May 30 to June 5, 2020, is also expected to be the largest ever held in London. In all, organizers expect more than 8,000 attendees to visit the city over the seven-day event.
- Gabriel Miller, Executive Director of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, made the announcement at Western yesterday morning.
- For nearly 90 years, Congress has brought together more than 70 scholarly organizations who hold their annual conferences under a common banner. It’s an opportunity for academics, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners to share findings, refine ideas and build partnerships that focus on Canada’s future.
- Western last hosted Congress in 2005.

Local News:
- Many children are unable to participate in on-ice sports due to the financial burden. Evan Kosiner recognized that fact, and took action.
- He founded the charity Skate to Great, who collect gently used skates and equipment and redistribute them to underprivileged youth so they can participate in on-ice sports. Kosiner is as enthusiastic as they come, and his passion to better the lives of youth in London is contagious.
- Skate to Great urges anyone with gently used skates or hockey equipment to come down to Siskinds Law Firm on Waterloo street any time between May 16th and 31st and support a truly great cause. Because a truly Canadian dream, would be children of all ages and all backgrounds to be able to enjoy the on-ice sports we hold so near and dear to our hearts.

- London’s Canadian Blood Services is urgently looking for more donors to donate blood over the long weekend. Located at 820 Wharncliffe Road South, the clinic currently has 115 appointments to fill, in order to ensure patients can receive the life-saving blood they need.
- More than half of all Canadians will either need blood themselves or will know someone that does, and with Holidays and long weekends being a difficult time for the blood system, Canadian Blood Services is urging those who can, to take some time to donate. With blood donations typically decreasing over holidays, the demand for blood is often at an all time high, in large part due to an increase in car accidents.
-Take Andrew Crawford, a 2 time graduate from fanshaw, who at 19, was the passenger in the car of a drunk driver who was involved in a crash. With his life on the line, and countless broken bones, Andrew received 86 units of life-saving blood, and was able to walk out of the hospital and share his story so others might consider becoming a donor.
- The clinic is open Friday, May 18 from 9am-1pm, Saturday, May 19 from 9am-1pm and Monday, May 21 from 3pm-7pm.

Sports:
- The London Lightning have a chance to win back to back NBL Canada Championships tonight with a win in Halifax over the Hurricanes. 
- Thanks to 3 straight wins on home court at Budwesier Gardens, the Lightning head into Game #6 of their best of 7 series with a 3-2 advantage.  
- Tip off is set for 6pm EST and if London doesn’t pull out the victory, they’ll get a second chance in Game #7 in Halifax Friday night.

Weather:
- On Friday you can expect a high of 18, followed by 19 degrees and the risk of thunderstorms on Saturday.
- But don’t worry, Sunday will be the perfect day to bring out that barbecue with a high of 22 degrees.