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Breaking down the presidential slate President The position of University Students’ Council president will remain the same as previous years. Once voting begins, students will elect one USC president—the only difference is when you select your president, you’ll also be voting for two vice-presidents running in a slate with the presidential candidate. These new positions are know as vice-president internal and vice-president external. This new slate system has dissolved the roles of vice-president university affairs and vice-president campus issues, positions formerly elected by voting members of council.

Vice-president internal Vice-president internal’s main responsibility will be to strategically oversee the USC Peer Support Centre in order to better understand the social issues facing students on campus. Vice-president internal will also be responsible for lobbying Western administration on social concerns, such as multi-cultural issues, women’s issues and LGBT issues. Additionally, vice-president internal will lobby administration on academic policies. Ultimately, this vice-president will be responsible for lobbying for changes for internal university policies and procedures.

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Cracking down on USC election hacking Aaron Zaltzman News Editor Hackers, do your worst. Since last year’s unprecedented hack that saw the entire University Students’ Council election declared void and redone two weeks later, Western’s division of Information Technology Services has done their best to beef up technical security for this year. “Last year’s election incident was very serious and unfortunate for everyone,” Jeff Grieve, associate director of ITS at Western, said. He described the steps his service took between elections last year to secure the voting application. “We redesigned and recoded the application itself, we isolated the database and application into a standalone system that we could better secure, and we updated the hardware platform that the application runs on,” Grieve said. “[As well], we extensively retested the application, including independent testers to make sure the application was ready to go.” The breach last year, in which Western alumnus Keith Horwood added a voting option for Justin Bieber’s best haircut, was the result of a specific vulnerability due to ITS not sanitizing inputs. According to Horwood, this allowed users to internally access

the site through the address bar. “Anybody could do it from any device […] assuming they had the knowledge,” Horwood explained. Grieve said the flaw should not be an issue this year.

ITS has assured us that the steps they have taken have made the servers much more resistant to any potential tampering. —Jeremy Santucci

Vice-president communications for the University Students’ Council

“We thoroughly retested the application with a similar set of security tests, using independent testers,” Grieve explained. “We also reviewed the security logging the application does to make sure that it will enable and support the detection of any unusual activity in the database.” Jeremy Santucci, vice-president communications for the USC, said he and USC President Adam Fearnall met with ITS to review the security improvements.

Where are they now? Andrew Forgione

Mike Tithecott USC president 2010–11 Current job: Completing an undergraduate degree and applying to graduate schools. Do you have any advice for the future USC president? For the winner, I guess [my] advice would be buckle up—it’s the best roller coaster ride of your life. You will gain amazing friends, experiences and maybe a few grey hairs along the way.

Emily Rowe USC president 2009–10 Current job: Working at a public affairs consulting firm in London, England. What was the biggest thing you learned while being USC president? I would have to say that the most significant thing I learned while being USC president was the true value of empathetic and inspirational leadership.

Stephen Lecce USC president 2008–09 Current job: Deputy director of Communications for PM Harper. How did being USC president help you in your future career aspirations? I commenced my career with a greater confidence, management experience and interpersonal skills that provided some advantage. —Kaitlyn McGrath

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“ITS has assured us that the steps they have taken have made the servers much more resistant to any potential tampering,” Santucci said. “We will take every situation one at a time, and will work to ensure anything that is done is in the best interest of the elections and students-at-large.” However, this year everybody will be keeping a close eye on the voting. “We are confident that the steps we’ve taken have addressed all of the known vulnerabilities in the application, and that it is ready to support the election this year,” Grieve explained. “But we are going to continue to monitor and be vigilant as the election unfolds.” For his part, Horwood doesn’t plan on a repeat performance, after his first landed him 100 hours of community service, a $10,219.84 fine and a year’s probation. “I had a lot of fun in my years at Western,” Horwood said. “But I have too much to focus on in the world outside of the ivory tower to be mucking about now.” He also doesn’t recommend anybody try to imitate him. “It’s not worth it. You’re not doing anybody any favours,” Horwood said. “If you find a security flaw and you’re not being paid to fix it, […] keep your mouth shut, walk away.”

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Good: Multi-faith commissioner

Bad: No more drive-bys!

Ugly: Tuition paid by credit card

Multi-faith groups received particular attention this year with the possibility of a relocation suggested by the University Students’ Council, with miscommunication plaguing the proposition. Prabhu’s plan to appoint a commissioner for multi-faith groups on the USC would help to facilitate communication, and prevent the unfortunate debacle that occurred this year. With such a diverse group, the more dialogue that can be encouraged, the better, and Prabhu’s commissioner will allow for that.

Everyone wants additional campus bus routes— standing out in the cold, waiting for that endlessly delayed bus appeals to no one. However, campus is crowded with vehicles as it is, and Prabhu’s plan to provide additional bus routes on campus seems remarkably infeasible. On top of this, Prabhu intends to ‘advocate’ for a student position on the LTC transit board. ‘No More Drive-Bys’ appears to be an ill-conceived platform point intended to attract the potential voter who simply hates waiting at bus stops.

The potential financial ramifications of this platform point are ugly indeed. Students struggle with the debt burden of interest-friendly OSAP.  Allowing students to rack up debt on the 20 per cent interest of credit cards is ludicrous. While Prabhu asserts paying with credit cards is intended as a last resort for students and should only be considered for relatively small amounts, the danger of allowing financiallyunaware highschoolers to start accruing massive debt before they even begin school is simply an ugly decision.

Good: Sexual violence policy

Bad: Athletics banquet

Ugly: Soph bursary

Sexual violence on campus is an unfortunate reality, and it’s hard to disagree with a policy that would set this kind of assault apart from other types of violence. While there are already current provisos in the Student Code of Conduct addressing sexual violence, they are lumped into a generalized ‘Campus Safety Policy,’ ignoring the unique circumstances and challenges facing victims of sexual violence. McGuire’s emphasis on education and the recognition of sexual violence will, we hope, help to effectively combat the oft-underreported nature of sexual violence on campus.

First, a nitpick—it’s somewhat of a stretch to say that varsity athletes don’t get enough recognition at Western, as McGuire claims in her platform. But aside from that, her promise to expend USC resources on one specific subgroup of Western students raises equality and fairness concerns. Varsity athletics are no doubt a valuable and integral part of Western, but the Student Athletics Awards Banquet is no more important than the countless other end-of-year ceremonies put on by Western clubs and organizations.

Financial accessibility is an almost universal platform point sure to gain candidates traction with student voters. Yet McGuire’s proposal to spend USC funds drawn from the general student population to help a select group of students bear the costs of sophing drew heavy fire from both Prabhu and Whelan. As with McGuire’s desire to strengthen the Student Athletics Awards Banquet, her competitors took issue with perceived favoritism and grilled her on the issue at almost every debate during the campaign.

Good: Fair payment deadlines

Bad: Council 2.0

Ugly: End Project LEARN

Whelan’s fair payment deadline point addresses the problem of OSAP payments coming in after Western’s tuition deadlines, which currently stand as the earliest in Ontario. This plan would put Western students on equal footing with other universities, but doesn’t create the same possibility of negative consequences as Prabhu’s credit card payment plan. This idea is positive for students because it would allow those waiting for financial aid to avoid late penalties, and it makes a strong statement about how the university should be treating students.

Despite its noble intentions, Whelan’s Council 2.0 platform point does not address the primary problem of council policy being implemented without due consideration. While one part of the proposal aims to implement two-way communication between council and students, past experience has shown this has not been enough to fix this fundamental flaw in council. Whelan would have to change the entire culture and attitude of council to achieve the conscientious and thoughtful decision making he seeks.

There’s no doubt students at Western strongly disapprove of Project LEARN, and most would like to see it come to an end. However, Whelan’s approach to ending this program by lobbying city council has been targeted by other slates for being too adversarial and aggressive. While the project ending would be a positive for students, this plan has the potential to alienate the city from student interest even further. Whelan may not be wrong in his negative stance on Project LEARN, but taking a less confrontational route may be more beneficial. —Gazette News Team

THEIR SAY

My name is Ashley McGuire, and I’m running to be your next University Students’ Council president. To speak to my experience, I’m currently a senator-atlarge, though over the past few years I’ve been social science students’ council president and a USC councillor. I know how the USC works, and I know where it succeeds and fails. During my time in student government I believe I’ve made a difference through advocating for fall break—I introduced the ‘Purple Paper’ on fall break to the USC and, as senators, we used this in lobbying the administration for the break. I held the first two faculty council concerts at the Wave and worked to give the Student Legacy Challenge money back to student projects, among other things. That’s my experience, but what really sets us apart from the other slates? We know that students are supported coming into first year, though our first year guide will improve that, so we want to make sure students are supported on their way out. Bringing businesses to Western that want to recruit students from a variety of programs. Encouraging all students to go through awareness education from all of the Support Services (Women’s Issues Network, Ally, etc) with our Services Passport. Ensuring that faculty councils are financially trained, but also that their events are being promoted by the USC. These are just some of the things we hope to do next year. Most of all, we know we have the most feasible platform. Through examining budget allocations, current USC resources and the connections we have both at Western and in London, we know that we can accomplish all of our ideas. Give us the chance. Vote Ashley on February 12 and 13 because we want to make this your Western. Your Home.

I decided to run for president because I believe there are over 30,000 reasons that make Western great—our students. For too long I’ve seen a USC that tries to define what the student experience should be, instead of allowing our students to define their experience and what it means to be a student at Western. I’ve put forward a platform that says the USC should be more far-reaching to all students. My vision may be bold, but I have a great team behind me. I chose Amy Wood to be my vice-president external because she is immensely passionate in advocating for students and ensuring that we are being treated justly by our administration, city and province. She is one of the hardest working people I know and as your vice-president she will work tirelessly from beginning to end. She has the experience and ability to lead the USC external priorities forward from day one. Dan Bain, my vice-president internal, is so incredibly passionate about having a chance to advocate student priorities to the Western administration. He sees the frustration of students in their day-to-day experience—he wants to make sure that we are being treated fairly and that our voices are actually heard by our administration. Regardless of what happens in this election, I’m so proud to call Amy and Dan my good friends. I encourage you to take a look at our platform and consider voting for me, Vivek Prabhu, on Tuesday and Wednesday. I want to make the USC more relevant to you and your friends. I want to make a Western a better place, and I realize that we can only do this when we actually put students first when making decisions on the council floor.

You should #VoteTeamWhelan because we have shown from day one that we are serious about students driving the change at Western and the USC, as seen through our online tool IdeaForum. Let’s be the change we want to see at Western. We need the university to start breaking down the barriers that students face. We need the university to start listening to students on issues, like moving to per-credit tuition and making exam schedules more reasonable. We also need to respect, appreciate and support our volunteers—let’s give back to those giving back. Sam, Amir, myself and tons of our close friends and volunteers have worked tirelessly to prove to you that we are the best slate for the next USC presidency. We asked you what your priorities are; we didn’t tell you what they should be. Maybe we haven’t had the opportunity to meet in person over the past few weeks, months or years, but we will do everything we can to ensure that you have a say in the way the USC runs its services. We will promise to give you, the student body, a voice when the USC is representing you to Western administration. We are experienced and knowledgeable about the issues, and are entirely dedicated to making your Western what you want it to be. These past two weeks, we have made the discussion about the issues, and have been the only slate to present real and concrete solutions to the problems that we face as students. We are ready to tackle students’ challenges head-on. And now it’s up to you. Log on to VoteUSC.ca this Tuesday and Wednesday, and have your say in the future of our USC. Vote Team Whelan, and have your decisions made by you, and not for you.


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Celebrating USC elections Online social media Jason Sinukoff Sports Editor The University Students’ Council elections are upon us and whether you cry with happiness or cringe at the thought of riveting student politics, these pro-tips are sure to help make your elections night one you won’t soon forget.

Where to go

What to eat

Although a party at home tracking the #voteusc hashtag on Twitter is easier than trekking through kneedeep slush to campus, visiting the University Community Centre on elections night is often worth it. Post-elections, you can bet candidates will be sharing celebratory drinks at the Spoke—or drinking their sorrows away. Either way, campus is the place to be.

Continuing the trend of candidate colours, stick with snacks in the red, green and blue—think jell-o—food groups. Just remember, you don’t make friends with salad.

What to drink Not for the faint of heart, The Candidate Shot requires leveling off red, blue and green absinthe in a shot glass. Pray to whichever deity you believe in and take the shot. If this doesn’t get you in the mood for elections, nothing will. If absinthe isn’t your thing, try replacing it with different coloured liquers.

a sign of the times

What to play To make things more interesting, introduce a betting pool. Whether it’s for money, drinks or bragging rights, a betting pool is sure to get you hyped up for what could be an otherwise dry and boring evening. There are endless things to bet on, such as who will win, who will cry and who will fall into the arms of mom and dad. Remember, it doesn’t matter who wins or loses, just so long as it’s entertaining.

Did you know? In the past 49 years, only five women have been elected USC president.

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Cam Smith News Editor Years ago, during election season, seeing large, colourful campaign signs scattered across UC hill would not be uncommon. However, two years ago, new signage laws were implemented to greatly reduce the presence of campaign signs. “The signs before were not regulated, and in the past two years we have tried to make it a point that they are not a nuisance for the general public,” Pashv Shah, chief returning officer for the University Students’ Council, explained. “Although the huge signs up on UC hill […] were great for marketing a campaign, it was a serious pain in the butt for a lot of other people.” According to Shah, more campaign attention should be given to actual students, and not merely to campaign material. “The USC president should be someone who is aware of what students want, and the only way to do this is to actually engage with the students,” he said. “An easy, costless

and effective method that will surely get them the votes they need.” Despite the change, the current presidential candidates are maximizing their sign exposure within the new rules. “I think that, right now, [campaigning] can work under the new rules,” Pat Whelan, USC presidential candidate, explained. “You can get the word out putting signs on Concrete Beach, Alumni circle and Natural Science. If the point of the sign is to get your name out there and let people know elections are going on, I think it can work in just those areas.” However, for Whelan, online campaigning and social media has superseded the importance of physical signage in his campaign. “Physical signage is just sort of a cue to let students know there is an election going on,” he said. “I think that’s why, in my campaign, we put a lot of emphasis into the iPhone app, the website and the team dashboard and all the other electronic tools to help us spread our message. That’s where the election is won and lost.”

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Do demerit points dictate race outcome? Julian Uzielli Online Editor Every year they make headlines, frustrate campaign teams and cost candidates literally dozens of dollars. But do demerit points really affect the outcome of University Students’ Council elections? “Demerit points are there for us to maintain a fair election process,” Pashv Shah, the USC’s chief returning officer and chair of the elections committee, said. “By having demerit points, you’re making it public knowledge that this person is taking an unfair advantage in the election, and they have been fined, technically, for taking that advantage.” During the campaign period, the elections committee deals demerits to candidates when they violate the rules of bylaw 2, which governs USC elections policy. For each point a slate collects they are fined $6, and if they accumulate 30 points during the campaign, they are automatically disqualified from the race. But Shah thinks the 30-point limit gives candidates too much freedom to break the rules, and as far as he knows, no candidate has

ever been disqualified. “I think that it’s a little high, personally,” he said. “Right now, with 30 points, people don’t really keep that much in mind until they get to 20 points.” Getting to 20 points alone can take some doing. For the harshest offences under the bylaw, short of breaking the law, the maximum penalty is 15 points—but the committee can, and often does, choose to lessen the damage. And according to Shah, it isn’t unheard of for candidates to campaign in ways they know might be grounds for demerits A brief history of demerits Candidates don’t always receive demerit points every year if the campaigns are clean. But according to recent USC history, when they do, they don’t seem to make much of a difference. In all the USC presidential elections between 2000 and 2012, The Gazette reported on demerit points in seven of the 13 elections. But in those seven years, only one candidate—Mike Lawless, in 2001—won without receiving any demerits. Since 2000 the most points accumulated by a winning candidate

was 18, by Tom Stevenson in 2007. Stevenson’s points were given for two separate infractions, neither of which were committed by Stevenson himself, but rather members of his campaign team—a common occurrence in USC elections. There were no reports of either of Stevenson’s opponents being penalized. Kathy Robineau posted 20 points in 2004—the most points gained by any candidate from 2000 to today— for an “unintentional infraction of the election bylaws when she solicited visitors to her website for their student numbers,” according to The Gazette. Robineau lost to Nick Staubitz that year, who got five points for pre-campaigning. Though successful candidates often commit infractions, only two times since 2000 has the winning candidates had the most demerits—Stevenson in 2007, and Chris Sinal in 2002. So far this year, all three presidential slates have received demerit points—Team McGuire received six, Team Whelan received two and Team Prabhu received 11. But it seems like demerits or not, the winner will be anybody’s guess. Naira Ahmed Gazette

Seeing red, blue and green THE THREE PEOPLE WHO

RUN FOR USC PRESIDENT The Joke

The Joke candidate decides to run simply for the platform and the guaranteed audience. Often, the most students can hope for is that The Joke points out the flaws of University Students’ Council operations through entertaining satire. While The Joke can be entertaining to watch, they likely won’t win any more than a few, careless votes from the student body and their closest friends. Sadly, however, with the implementation the new slate system,

this jolly candidate may go the way of the dodo.

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Alex Carmona News Editor If you’ve strolled through the University Community Centre or Concrete Beach lately, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the barrage of green, red and blue emanating from the three presidential slates’ campaign materials. But what you may not have noticed is the amount of work each slate put into establishing their brand beyond the realm of bright colours. “When building our campaign, one of the most important points we stressed, as a team, was to remain professional and continue to exude positive energy in everything we do,” Ashley McGuire, University Students’ Council presidential candidate, said. “Throughout the entire campaign I stressed to my team that if we were going to be working together to make Western a home for everybody […] it was extremely important for our team to portray this image to the student population.” According to McGuire, her team sought to use an ‘A’—McGuire’s first initial—in branding, as they thought it would be identifiable with previous campaigns. Other aspects of McGuire’s

campaign, such as her website, showcase this individualized focus on McGuire. Vivek Prabhu, another presidential candidate, took his campaign in another direction, opting instead to brand his campaign as Western Momentum, a team-focused initiative.

We branded our slate as a true team of three. We wanted to make it very clear that there is one more voice at the table when it comes to representing Western students. —Vivek Prabhu

University Students’ Council presidential candidate

“We branded our slate as a true team of three. We wanted to make it very clear that there is one more voice at the table when it comes to representing Western students. Our social media emphasizes this with the use of our three names on

posters, and even the name of our Facebook page ‘Vivek, Dan, and Amy for USC Executive,’” Prabhu said. Prabhu’s use of the colour green in his campaign is reminiscent of the colour used by current USC President Adam Fearnall, also a Huron University College Students’ Council president in his time. Patrick Whelan, the third USC presidential candidate, argued his ‘Team Whelan’ brand presented voters with the most consistent and cohesive vision of how a threeperson slate should be presented. “We’ve set the standard for what teams will be called in the future,” he explained. “I think [the Team Whelan brand] has been very successful and it’s been the most consistent. In debates, the slates are referred to as Team Whelan, Team Prabhu and Team McGuire, but we’re the only ones that have a corresponding branding to that.” Whelan pointed to Prabhu’s team as an example, noting they were often referred to as Team Viv, Team Prabhu and Western Momentum, with no universal brand name. Whether or not such branding strategies are effective remains to be seen.

The Popular Kid This candidate bases their campaign off of their status in Western’s in-crowd and can often be spotted partying at JBR’s or working for PremierLife. With little

The Councillor Back in first year when you were living it up during orientation week, this student was busy planning their campaign for a position on the students’ council and networking with senior councillors. Over the years, they worked their way through school as sophs, coordinators, councillors and senators, and now their next logical step is to run for president. Well-versed in all things USC, these candidates often have an inside edge in elections

knowledge of the internal workings of the USC, The Popular Kid brings little more than their funloving attitude to the table, and, of course, a platform which promises to bring more concerts to the Mustang Lounge. Indeed, often this candidate is simply attempting to reaffirm their own popularity on campus, and whether or not they win or lose, they will feel they deserved the podium. The main weakness of The Popular Kid is that their supporters are often the least likely to actually vote in the polls, often leaving them with last place on results nights.

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5 BEDROOM HOUSES and apartments right on bus route to campus and downtown. Great locations. Huge rooms and closets. Most have all new appliances including washer/dryer and dishwasher. Call John @ (519) 859-5563. 5 BEDROOM HOUSES and townhouses for rent on all sides of campus. All have free parking, free maintenance and full-time property management. Huge rooms and tons of natural light. Rented on first come first serve basis. Call Zach 519-854- 0505. 5 BEDROOM HOUSES and townhouses on all sides of campus. Free parking, free maintenance and fulltime property management. Units are rented on a first come first serve basis. Call Yan at 519-495-5363. 6 BDRM HOUSES and apartments. Newly built red bricks in all the best student areas around campus! Dishwasher, washer/dryer included. Spacious rooms with massive closets. Parking included. These ones always go fast. Call John at 519-859-5563. 6 BDRM HOUSES on all sides of campus. Most feature 5 new appliances, spacious rooms and huge closets, open concept kitchen/living room, free parking. Act fast—these won’t last! For more information call Zach at 519-854-0505. 6 BDRM. #1 student rentals. Newly built red bricks in all the best locations! Includes 5 appliances, huge, spacious rooms with massive closets. Parking and 24 hour property management included. These ones always go fast so call soon. Call Sam 519-495-7661, samm@londonproperty.ca 6 BDRM. **#1 student rentals** Newly built red bricks in all the best locations. 5 appliances included. Huge, spacious rooms with massive closets, and parking included. Call Yan anytime at 519-495-5363.

CLOSE TO CAMPUS. 1&2 bedroom 229 Riverside Dr. and 2 bedroom 337 Wharncliffe N. Available May 1st. Parking, laundry, hardwood floors, ceramics, controlled entry. Utilities included. Other units available. www.luigistudentrentals.ca, call/text 519-852-2674.

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OXFORD & RICHMOND 2 bedroom apartment 2nd floor house, hardwood floors, spacious living rm, balcony, 9ft. ceilings, heat/water, dishwasher, washer/dryer on premises, free parking, available May 1. $950.00. earlysky100-now@yahoo.ca STUDENT LIVING RENTALS. 1&2 large bedroom 795 Richmond St., 2&3 bedroom 255 Sydenham St., 3 bedrooms 375 Wharncliffe North (hardwood floors). Close to campus, parking, laundry. Available May 1st. Other units available. www.luigistudentrentals.ca, 519-852-2674.

EMPLOYMENT GYMWORLD GYMNASTICS - is looking for coaches. Flexible hours. Start right away! Bus from campus. Call 519-474-4960 or email info@gymworld.ca.

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2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS available. Hardwood floors, large common area, and newly renovated kitchen. Right on the #2 Dundas route; closest 2 bedroom to the heart of campus. Contact Sam today 519-495-7661.

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3 BDRM ALL the best locations. Redbrick townhomes on Richmond near Masonville. 10 minute walk to campus, right on bus route to campus and downtown. Great location, near all amenities. All new appliances including washer/- dryer and dishwasher. Call John @ (519) 859-5563. 3 BDRM UNITS just steps from campus at the corner of Sarnia and Western Road, right next to Perth and Essex. Spacious bedrooms and common areas. Free parking, maintenance and full-time property management. Call Zach 519-854-0505.

NEWLY RENOVATED HOMES 1&5 BDRM 1150 Richmond St., 3&4 BDRM 53 Beaufort St., and 2&3 BDRM 57 Beaufort St. Clean, hardwood floors, laundry, close to campus. Available May 1st. Other units available. www.luigistudentrentals.ca, call/text 519-852-2674.

4-6 BDRM HOUSES and townhouses for rent. Modern, clean and close to campus. Get everything you could ask for, with 5 appliances, free parking, spacious bedrooms and common rooms and full- time maintenance. Call Zach anytime at 519-854- 0505.

UPCOMING EVENTS WESTERN NAVIGATORS- COMMUNITY Meetings on Wednesdays, Room 59, UCC at 6:30 pm. We are a growing Christian community that is eager to discover who God is and how He fits into our lives. We challenge and strengthen our faith through lively discussion dinners, small groups, campus events and volunteering. Come and add your own individuality to this growing Nav community. For more information, contact Tim Bartja, tbartja@uwo.ca or visit www.navigators.ca/- western.

SERVICES ESSAY RESEARCH WRITING HELP AVAILABLE. Editing, proofreading, essay and writing techniques, improve writing skills, construction, grammar. 10years experience with Masters degree. $30/hour. kbrow59@uwo.ca, 519- 432-0466.

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Be the “head tenant” and pocket $1,000 per month after mortgage and expenses - plus you live rent free! Costs and figures are based on existing smart home owners/investors. Located at Wonderland & Fanshawe, Foxfield Community is just minutes from campus. Homes start at 1,830sq. ft. (plus 1,000sq. ft. basements).

CALL SHAWN : 51 9- 76 0-2 99 1 3 BEDROOM MODERN townhouses close to Masonville area. Close walk to campus and steps to major bus route. Spacious bedrooms and close to all amenities. Contact Yan to book a viewing: yanl@londonproperty.ca.

Make the most of your Westernizer Important information and upcoming events from the Registrar’s Office, Sports and Recreation, and University Students’ Council are listed on the top of the daily pages. Don’t miss out on timely events!

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