NEWSCAST - Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Taniya Sheikh

Campus News:

-The Centre for Urban Policy and Local Governance hosted its launch event.
-Consisting of a panel discussion featuring Western University professors and London community leaders.
-The centre, which will focus on issues of local governance and policy making, is a part of Western’s newly formed Network for Economic and Social Trends. NEST is an initiative created by the Faculty of Social Science aimed at facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration and research.
-The hub provides graduate students in the local government program with the opportunity to work alongside post-doctoral fellows and faculty members on governance issues relevant to the London community.
-While opportunities at the centre are currently geared toward graduate students, Taylor hopes that as projects come together, research assistant positions will become available for undergraduate students. In addition to research, Taylor expressed that the CUP-LG plans to hold more public discussions similar to the launch event, that bring together Western faculty, politicians, local activists and the general London community.

Local News:

-The tough truth about what they’ll make might be an eye-opener to them and their parents, but not to advocates who’ve long fought for equal pay for women.
-Chances are good the young man will be paid more than the young woman after their first two years on the job, just-released statistics show in a report that suggests Canada’s gender pay gap is alive and well even among newly-minted graduates, not just people with time under their belt in the workforce.
-Between 2010 to 2014, men with college diplomas or undergraduate degrees earned a higher median income than women with the same education, a Statistics Canada report released Tuesday found.
-For graduates of diploma programs, the median income two years after graduation was $43,900 for men and $36,200 for women.
-The study was unable to distinguish if the graduates’ employment was related to their field of study at college or university.


The Western Mustangs water polo team competed in the OUA water polo championships this past weekend. Our own Greg Bowman was able to catch up with the head coach of the Mustangs, Bill Terzis, who took him through the championship weekend. The Mustangs finished 5th overall in the OUA. Best of luck this offseason to the Western Mustangs water polo team!


Chilly with a slow wind at -2 degress, we can expect a sunny afternoon at 1 and some flurries toward this evening. Tomorrow we are gonna start the day off with snow and it will continue throughout the say at -2 and friday will be a little warmer with dark clouds at 0.