CELEBRATE DADS AND GRADS

From winning golf shirts for dad to frames for your favourite grad, make The Book Store your shopping destination for gifts on special occasions.


LONDON'S AMAZING TREE QUEST

Do you have a favourite tree at Western, in your backyard or along a street in London?

From now until July 31, join ReForest London in London's first ever Amazing Tree Quest to find our City's most amazing trees. Prizes will be awarded in ten categories. To learn more and to nominate your favourite tree, visit www.reforestlondon.ca


SUMMER SIDEWALK SALE: QUENCH YOUR THIRST FOR SAVINGS

July 7, 8, 9 from 10 am to 3 pm on the Concrete Beach, UCC

Be sure to shop and save on books, clothing and supplies at our biggest sale of the season.


PEGGY COLLINS MEMORIAL PMA GOLF TOURNAMENT

Monday, June 15th at Pine Knot Golf & Country Club

For more information and/or to register online, visit : www.has.uwo.ca/pmagolf


WEIGHT WATCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO

Have you thought about losing weight but don't know where to start? Are you confused when comparing portion sizes with calories and fat with fibre? Weight Watchers at Work can help!

For many years, an ever-changing group of staff, faculty and students at Western have met on Tuesdays, at lunch, for Weight Watchers' meetings. Over the years, the faces have changed but the goal has remained the same - to change your lifestyle.

Beginning June 10, you can join Weight Watchers at Work for 15 weeks for a cost of $172.50. Meetings take place, Tuesdays at 12:30 pm in room 193A, in the Medical Sciences Building - feel free to stop by and check us out!

For more information about Weight Watchers at Work at Western, please contact Heather Bishop at hbishop@uwo.ca or x85875.
 



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  Published three times per year by Resources and Operations Communications, The University of Western Ontario


CONTRIBUTORS
Michael Coleby, Gitta Kulczycki, Emmet Lecompte, Lynn Logan, Elaine Roswell, Janet Smith, Chris Thompson, Brandon Watson, Carolyn Young


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Louise Gadbois and Kelly Hunt, Graphic Services, The University of Western Ontario


WEB
Kelvin Wu


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Gitta’s Message

Gitta Kulczycki, Vice-President, Resources & Operations, gitta@uwo.ca


Gitta Kulczyki, Vice President of Resources and Operations


Dear Colleagues in the Resources & Operations portfolio:


First and foremost, THANK YOU, for all your efforts in bringing another academic year to a successful conclusion. I know that it has been a challenging year, and I am grateful for your ongoing support and efforts for our community at Western.

What a year it has been in a global context! The world-wide economic downturn is perhaps showing early signs of stabilizing; it does appear the road to recovery will be long, slow and uneven.


  The emergence of a new flu virus H1N1 from Mexico in April; prompted the World Health Organization to declare we are at pandemic alert level 5 at the present time (level 6 indicating that a global pandemic is under way). While Canada has reported a number of cases, thankfully the cases have been relatively mild in severity. Never has the world seemed like such a small place!

In our Western world, it is a time of transitions. A number of friends and colleagues are retiring and we will certainly miss them. June 30 will mark the end of an era with Dr. Paul Davenport's retirement after fifteen years at the helm of Western. This University has accomplished great things under his direction. Paul recruited me to come to Western five years ago; he has been an extraordinary leader to work for. I shall miss him greatly. I also wish Ted Garrard much success as the new President and CEO of the Toronto SickKids Foundation, a position he will assume in early July. A time of transitions indeed!

Dr. Amit Chakma will arrive in July, and I look forward to working with him. I know he will be attending any number of events in upcoming months to meet as many of you as he can. That said, if you see him on campus, take a moment to say hello and introduce yourself; he'll quickly see first hand the warmth of our fine people in Resources and Operations.

I hope all of you are able to enjoy some summer vacation time in the warmth and sunshine.




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