NEWSCAST - Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
In Campus News:
- How much more impact could Indigenous peoples have if their voices were more broadly heard when it comes to international decision making?
- This question is what Brescia faculty member Dr. Andrew Chater will examine firsthand when he visits the University of Washington next spring as a 2018-19 Fulbright Canada Scholar.
- As the first faculty member at Brescia to hold this unique honour, Dr. Chater is one of the nineteen individuals selected across the country to join the prestigious alumni community of Canadian Fulbright scholars for 2018-19.
- The Fulbright Canada Research Chair program allows exceptional Canadian scholars and professionals to conduct research and lecture within the United States on subjects which are important to that University.
- Dr. Chater will visit the University of Washington from February through June 2019, where he will be lecturing at the University and completing a research project on Indigenous peoples in international relations.
- Dr. Chater’s research will specifically analyze this in relation to the Arctic Council, which is the major international institution for the Arctic region, made up of all of the Arctic states and six Indigenous peoples' organizations.
- Dr. Chater’s previous work and dissertation on the Arctic Council made the University of Washington a natural fit for his research. The University houses the Canadian Studies Center in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, which is a robust research centre with an avid interest in the Arctic region.
- In addition to completing a manuscript and gaining new and diverse research connections, Dr. Chater hopes to bring his unique experience back to Brescia to help further enhance the University’s research profile.
- Known as one of the most prestigious and competitive fellowship programs in the world, the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America (Fulbright Canada) is a binational, treaty-based, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization with a mandate to identify the best and brightest minds in both countries and engage them in residential academic exchange.
- Named after former U.S. Senator, James William Fulbright, the program launched in the U.S. in 1946 and is now offered in more than 160 countries.
In Local News:
- The civic election is in full swing, and candidates are reporting a higher than usual number of sign vandalizations, as well as more signs going missing than in previous years.
- Candidates have expressed a hit to morale as well as the high cost of having to replace stolen or vandalized signs as their biggest concerns.
- While it’s important to have your voice heard during the election, maybe drawing a mustache on your local representatives face isn't the most productive use of your democratic right!
- With the legalization of private cannabis storefronts on the horizon, london-based companies have been on a lease-signing spree, hoping to secure property ahead of the April 1st start date.
- Indiva, a licensed medical marijuana grower, has secured leases for storefronts in London, and it’s planned dispensary at 875 Wellington Rd., just south of Southdale Road, will carry a range of in house produced products, products from other licensed producers and a range of cannabis accessories.
- In light of the now nixed liberal plan for government run cannabis stores, London politicians had approved a policy for keeping the dispensaries away from schools, libraries, pools, community centres and the Western Fair.
- Western’s Men’s rugby team were looking to bounce back against the McMaster Marauders Saturday afternoon at Mustangs Field.
- When the last time these two teams played, the Mustangs fell short to the Marauders losing 19-12 in the Mustangs season opener last year.
- As the intensity began to rise, it did not get the best of the Mustangs, with four minutes left in the first half, the Mustangs would tie the game with a late try and they would make the conversion, putting bringing the score to 10-10 at halftime.
- In the Second half Sophomore out of British Columbia, #9 Samuel Kahn, tied the game at 17-17 for Western, but this would unfortunately be the last score of the game for the Mustangs, as the Marauders would begin to dominate, blowing out the Mustangs with the score of 48-17.
- After now being 1-3 on the season, the Mustangs will be looking to bounce back with their next contest Saturday September 29th, where they will be travelling to Toronto to take on the struggling 0-4 Varsity Blues.
- The game will begin at 7:30 PM EDT.
- On Saturday, the Western Mustangs baseball team they took on the Queens Gaels who are rivals of the purple and white, but fell 4-3 in both games.
- Members of the team chalked the Saturday sweep to missed opportunities and bad communication.
- Sunday was a new day though, and they purple and white were taking on a Toronto Varsity Blues squad who were 7-1 on the season coming in.
- Yet again, the Mustangs would fall by a score of 4-3.
- In Game #2 Harry Weisdorf would add his second RBI of the game in the bottom of the 6th inning to extend the lead to 7-4. That was all they needed to make that the final score, salvaging one win out of four from a lackluster weekend.
- The purple and white will be on the road next weekend when they play Brock and McMaster in doubleheaders.
- After several tornadoes in Ontario and Quebec this week, the frantic weather is almost out of sight… almost.
- As another storm works its way across the Great Lakes, it brings with it a couple of rounds of rain, high winds and the inevitable risk of thunderstorms, which could potentially reach severe limits.
- You can expect Periods of rain and thunderstorms through to midweek, with a high of 18 tomorrow before it finally breaks on thursday with a high of 17 degrees and mainly sunny.