Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Monday, November 25th, 2019

Navaneeth Mohan

CAMPUS:

  • A $3-million investment by RBC has established The RBC Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Project at Western
  • The partnership builds on RBC’s commitment to invest in Canada’s tech-talent ecosystem, creating opportunities for RBC experts to share cutting-edge, real-life cases and help prepare future leaders for the jobs of tomorrow.
  • It brings together two prominent Canadian institutions that are leading the way in preparing students with the skills needed to succeed in today’s increasingly complex digital economy, said Bruce Ross, BESc’85, Group Head, Technology and Operations at RBC.
  • The project consists of a series of integrated components, including:
  • Two new courses focusing on the ethical and social aspects of data analytics and AI. In collaboration with RBC leaders and technology experts, courses will be developed in Science and Engineering faculties and work to address the social impact and ethical use of big data and AI on individuals, organizations and society;
  • Establishment of two scholarship funds in Data Science and Software Engineering. The RBC Scholarship in Data Science and RBC Scholarship in Software Engineering are available to third-year Science and Engineering students and valued at $25,000 each – these will be available beginning in 2020. Scholarships will help support students as they build a solid base of knowledge and technical training required for careers in big data.
  • A Design Thinking Program open to all Western students. The program will build skillsets in design thinking and coding, and provides a solutions-based approach to solving problems. Successful applicants will receive a $3,500 stipend and have the potential for an internship opportunity at RBC.
  • The courses, scholarships and design-thinking program will create meaningful opportunities to help students establish the skills, experience, and networks they need to successfully start their careers after graduation, including potential work-integrated learning and internships, 

LOCAL:

  • A London, Ont., shelter that helps people who experience gender-based violence no longer wants clients forced into a difficult decision between going somewhere safe, or staying to protect a pet. 
  • Instead, Anova, the province's largest women's shelter, has decided to make its Clarke Road shelter a pet-friendly place. 
  • With the help of a $22,000 grant from PetSmart Charities of Canada, Anova has made upgrades to accommodate clients' dogs, cats and other pets. All common spaces and client rooms will be pet-friendly and a dog run has been added to the property.
  • In order to accommodate clients who can't live with pets, Anova's Wellington Road shelter will remain pet-free. 
  • Before going pet-friendly, Anova worked with clients to find safe places for pets. But it wasn't always easy. 
  • Anova also has partner groups helping them provide clients with everything from pet food to access to veterinary care. 
  • Trudeau says anyone who has a pet and is looking to leave an abusive situation can call Anova's crisis line at 519-642-3000. 


SPORTS:

  • This past weekend was jam packed with action for your western mustangs. Beginning with Friday’s double-header volleyball against York Lions. The women dropped the game 3-1 while the men would dominate 3-0 for their fourth consecutive win.
  • On Saturday, the men and women would once again take the court at Alumni Hall to host the Nippising Lakesrs. This time the women would wrap up the game in four sets to end their 2019 season on a high note. The men however would drop the game 3-1.
  • Also on Saturday, the men’s hockey would drop a 5-2 decision to the windsor lancers. The men will take on the ice net on friday, november 29th. 

WEATHER:

  • This monday morning saw a mix of sun and clouds in the morning. The afternoon however will be mostly cloudy with the mercury peaking at 7 for the day. Overninght we expect a low of 4. The trend continues for the next two days with some chance of overnight showers on Tuesday night.