Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Ariana Magliocco

Campus News: 
- John Doerksen’s role as Western University’s Vice-Provost (Academic Programs) has been renewed for a three-year term beginning on July 1, 2019
- His re-appointment was approved by Western’s Board of Governors as recommended by the Senate-appointed Vice-Provost (Academic Programs) selection committee.
- External reviewers from the universities of Guelph and Waterloo noted Doerksen’s record as a highly respected and valued leader in a complex portfolio that spans across multiple academic units and several administrative functions.

 - After spending the past seven years overseas as the head of NBA China, Western alumnus David Shoemaker, LLB’96, is coming home to lead the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) as CEO
- The accomplished global sports executive will begin at his new post on Jan. 7 and replace fellow Western alumnus Chris Overholt, BA’77, who left in September.
- Originally from Ottawa, Shoemaker had a highly successful run leading NBA China and left a legacy of record revenue growth that included marketing partnerships increased to unprecedented levels.
- Before joining the NBA, Shoemaker spent seven years at the Women’s Tennis Association, most recently as its president. During that time, he was a member of the executive team responsible for ensuring equal prize money for women as for men at the French Open and Wimbledon.
- Shoemaker spent seven years in New York practicing law at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and Proskauer Rose LLP, where his clients included the National Hockey League, the Association of Tennis Professionals, Major League Soccer, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Florida Marlins.
- Along with a Western degree, Shoemaker holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Toronto (Trinity College).

Local News:
- Aiden Anderson, a15 year old local londoner, who suffers from a congenital heart defect, was granted his wish to be prime minister for a day Wednesday, spending time on Parliament Hill and telling Trudeau what to do.
- Anderson’s dream was granted by the Southwestern Ontario chapter of Make-A-Wish Canada, a charity that bestows what it calls “life-changing wishes” on children with critical illnesses.
- If he could have made any decision as national leader, Anderson said he’d like to see Canada have a greater presence in Africa
- Besides spending time with Trudeau, the suited Anderson toured the seat of government, attended question period in the House of Commons and a dinner in the evening.
- He also met other politicians, including New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh, and even addressed reporters in the lobby of the Commons, as the prime minister does.
- Anderson, who arrived in Ottawa Monday for a full week of events, has more in store today where he will be putting on his own military uniform to serve as an honorary lieutenant-colonel for the day, and visit the Canadian War Museum.

Sports: 
- The London Nationals snapped their four-game losing streak last night with an impressive 4-0 win over the Sarnia Legionnaires.
- Josh Castle got the scoring started in the first period with a shorthanded goal.
- The Nationals got into penalty trouble in the second period, but their league-leading penalty kill bailed them out every time.
- The Nats would then explode for three goals in the third period with backup goaltender Jukka Schotter making 19 saves for his first career GOJHL shut-out.
- The Nationals will be in action on Friday in St. Mary's, then they host LaSalle on Saturday.

Weather: 
- Tomorrow you can expect some light rain and a high of 5 degrees, followed by sunshine on Saturday and Sunday with a high of 5 degrees as well.