Sports fans get drunk, water is wet
The way Toronto sports teams areplaying right now may lead somefans to drown their sorrows inalcohol.A new study has shown abouteight per cent of people who attendsporting events leave the stadiumwith a blood alcohol content classi-fying them as legally drunk.Jamie Crowley, concessionsmanager at the John Labatt Centre,emphasized regulating alcohol con-sumption at games was a majorfocus of their security.Such regulations include allservers being certified under SmartServe, security guards patrolling thearea, and expelling any excessivelydrunk people from the premises.According to Crowley, althoughdrinks are served at sporting events,they are not the main reason thatpeople show up.“People generally don’t come tothe arena to get intoxicated,” he said.
— Ryan Hurlbut
Need funding? There’san app for that
The Ontario Student Assistance Pro-gram just launched a new applica-tion for smartphones that will allowstudents to check the status of theirfunding applications from theiriPhone or Blackberry.Along with the new app, OSAPhas redesigned their website andmade applications for funding avail-able earlier in the year in an attemptto make it easier for students toapply for and receive funding.“This new OSAP mobile app,along with recent OSAP enhance-ments and our new website, givesstudents the support they need topursue their passion and achievethe career of their dreams,” JohnMilloy, minister of training, colleges,and universities, explained in apress release.The app and website are part of the province’s Open Ontario plan, afive-year project aimed at improv-ing the economy through variousefforts, including investing in post-secondary education.
— Kaleigh Rogers
Take a seat foraccessibility
Those new blue chairs in Western’shallways aren’t for sitting. They’repart of the Ontario UndergraduteStudents’ Alliance annual campaignto bring attention to accessibilityissues at universities.“This campaign will provide stu-dents and community memberswith the opportunity to becomedirectly involved in our advocacyand awareness activities,” MeaghanCoker, OUSA president, explained ina press release. “Our aim is to callattention to the need for increasedsuccess, and expanded accessibility,for students who face barriers tohigher education.”Each empty blue chair is meantto represent a student who cannotattend university, according toOUSA.Current statistics place Ontario’scurrent participation rate of 18 to 24- year-olds at 40 per cent, with only33 per cent of students from thelowest income quartile and 28 percent of Aboriginal students continu-ing to higher education, directlyfrom high school.This is the fourth year of cam-paign has occurred.
Used med suppliesare green
Medical students at Schulich Schoolof Medicine and Dentistry havestarted an initiative called OperationGreen.For many surgical procedures,there are a number of items that areprepared for surgery but never used.These items become waste, and thiswaste is hurting the environment,according to the group.“At Operation Green, we collectthese overage items that go unused,and partnered with an organizationcalled Globus Relief, we will be send-ing those items overseas to differentareas in need,” Yoan Kagoma, one of the co-founders, said of the project.The initiative came to be after theresults of a second-year ethics pro- ject were paired with inspiration bya similar project from Yale Universi-ty called the Remedy Project.“Originally, we completed theethics project, and it was astoundingto us. We took that data and extrap-olated it into Ontario levels, and itturns out that for just knee replace-ment surgeries alone, there were 350garbage trucks of waste per year.”
— Jason Sinukoff
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
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Wednesday, Jan. 26
Lexus of London and PG reveal the2011 Lexus IS 350
Moxie’s Classic Grill
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.To benefit the London Food Bank and prostate cancer research, the Young Professionals Group andLexus of London demonstrate thenew Lexus IS 350. Wine tastingand hors d’oeuvres provided. Par-ticipants encouraged to bring gro-ceries for the food bank.
Thursday, Jan. 27
Student-2-Business Networking Advantage
London Convention Centre
1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Gain access to London’s businesscommunity, get insider informa-tion on industries in London, andlearn how to pitch your skills andexperience to London’s employers.Student-2-Business gives youaccess to London’s business com-munity and offers insider informa-tion on industries in London andhow to network and build a repu-tation. Keynote speaker Paul Cop-cutt will instruct on personalbrand strategy. Visit s2b.ca formore information.
CAISA Fashion Show ChampagneParty
Club Rouge (Piccadilly St.)Ever $10 wristband will support theChildren’s Health Foundation. Theevent is part of the annual fashionshow by the Canadian Asian Inter-national Students’ Association.The fashion show will take placeon March 19 at Centennial Hall.More information at caisafashion-show2011.com.
Saturday, Jan. 29
Slow Dance Night
Brennan’s Beer & Bistro(347 Clarence St.)
8:30 p.m.London’s self-proclaimed “firstever slow dance night,” the eventinvites wallflowers and veterandancers alike to a night featuringslow songs. Admission is $8 at thedoor. More information at bren-nansbeerbistro.ca
Western’s Sweet Dream — Charity Ball 2011
London Convention Centre
Doors open at 9 p.m.Each year Western sponsors a localcharity in the London communityand holds a formal event in orderto raise finances to be donateddirectly to the charity. This yearWestern will be sponsoring TheBoys and Girls Club of London. Allproceeds will be directed towardsplanning enriching programmingfor local London children and theirsponsors
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