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Annual Review of Deans, Vice-Provost (Graduate & PostdoctoralStudies), University Librarian, Vice-Presidents and the President
Members of the Western community – faculty, staff, and students –are invited to express their views in writing on theperformance of any of the Deans, Vice-Provost (Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies), University Librarian, Vice-Presidents, orPresident. The Annual Reviews of these senior administrators are used to evaluate performance and to provide them withadvice about their future priorities. The identity of those making submissions will be kept confiden tial but anonymouscomments will not be accepted.
The deadline for all submissions is Friday, April 13, 2012.
Submissions with respect to
Deans, the Vice-Provost (Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies) and the University Librarian
should be sent to Dr. Janice Deakin, Provost & Vice-President (Academic) and Acting Vice-President (Research), Room 2107,Stevenson Hall.
The incumbents are:
Michael MildeFaculty of Arts and Humanities Betty Anne YounkerDon Wright Faculty of Music Vicki SchweanFaculty of Education Andrew Hrymak Faculty of Engineering Tom CarmichaelFaculty of Information and Media Studies Linda MillerSchool of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (Vice-Provost) James WeeseFaculty of Health Sciences W. Iain ScottFaculty of Law Carol StephensonRichard Ivey School of Business Michael StrongSchulich School of Medicine & Dentistry Brian TimneyFaculty of Social Science Charmaine DeanFaculty of Science Joyce GarnettUniversity Librarian
Submissions with respect to
should be sent to the President, Dr. Amit Chakma, Rm. 2107, Stevenson Hall.
The three Vice-Presidents are:
Janice DeakinProvost and Vice-President (Academic) and Acting Vice- President (Research) Gitta Kulczycki Vice-President (Resources & Operations) Kevin Goldthorp Vice-President (External)
Submissions with respect to the
, Dr. Amit Chakma, should be sent to Mr. Stephen Coxford, Chair, Board of Governors,c/o Ms. Irene Birrell, Secretary of the Board of Governors, Room 4101 Stevenson Hall.
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In the midst o tax season, the Uni-versity Students’ Council has rolledout the Income Tax Clinic, designedto aid students in ling their taxes.This week is inormation week—the clinic will be providing impor-tant inormation about ling taxesand answering questions. FromMarch 21 to 25, there will be morepersonalized clinics in the Uni-versity Community Centre, and atBrescia and King’s.Christina Chong, vice-presidento communications or the ITC, ex-plained how the clinics work.“We accept appointments and walk-ins, and students can book an appointment on our website,”she said. “When students come tothe clinic, there will be ve tablesset up with two volunteers helping students to le their tax returns.”The ITC uses student volunteerstrained by the Canadian Revenue Agency to help students.“I think the benet o the ITCis two-old. The students ben-et greatly rom learning how tole their own taxes and by getting ree assistance to le their currenttaxes,” Jennier Valadao, vice-presi-dent nance or the USC, said. “Onthe other hand, volunteers andstudents studying taxes have theopportunity to get hands on expe-rience by putting their knowledgeand logistics learned in class intoan actual tangible process.”The ITC began in 1999 and ledclose to 500 student tax returns last year.However, despite the popularity o the USC’s ree service, many stu-dents still fock to proessional tax services, such as H&R Block.Brenda Roelosen, a tax proes-sional at the Wellington branch o H&R Block, explained a proes-sional service has the advantage o more experience and proessionaltraining, and that such establish-ments are open year-round. Sheadded that proessional serviceskeep track o their clients, so thatstudents can carry over items romtheir tax returns rom previous years, or transer some o their tu-ition to their parents’ les.Roelosen also said H&R Block’scash-back program was popular with students. H&R Block will givestudents their cash on the spot asopposed to them waiting or thegovernment.The USC’s volunteer run pro-gram does not oer such perks,but, according to Chong, ITC’s vol-unteers are well qualied to han-dle students’ tax returns since they have been trained to serve the spe-cic student clientele.“The ITC operates with thesame level o condentiality andcompliance as any other tax ser-vice,” Valadao said. “It is done with[Certied General Accountantso] Ontario as a sponsor and valu-able asset or knowledge. How-ever, proessional tax services havesta with designations, whereasthe clinic will mostly have studentvolunteers.”The USC oversees the program,and i errors in ling occur, theUSC will work to correct them inconjunction with the CRA, Valadaoexplained.Chong encouraged studentsrom all years and aculties to uti-lize the service because o thevaluable nancial knowledge stu-dents can gain rom both partici-pating and volunteering with theprogram.
Visit www.usc.uwo.ca/tax or more inormation.
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Western students will soon havean opportunity to be their own ad-vocates, when the university playshost to the National Student FoodCharter consultation sessions inthe next two weeks. The sessions will allow students to give theirinput on what should be writ-ten into the charter, which, whencompleted, will serve as an ad-vocacy tool or student nutrition.The events are being hosted by theUniversity Students’ Council FoodSupport Services and North Lon-don Meal Exchange.“The main purpose o the char-ter session is to provide a way orstudents to work together to iden-tiy the ood issues that are impor-tant to them as members o theircommunities,” Caitlin Colson,student ood network coordinatoro Meal Exchange, said. “It’s also atool to raise awareness on campusor students, reminding them theirood choices do connect to lots o other areas […] and that as mem-bers o a campus community, theirvisions ought to be incorporatedinto how it unctions.”“Having a document that statesthe student vision or better oodon campus, nationally, increasespressure on individual campusesto keep up,” Colson explained.“Our hope is or campuses to de-velop campus-specic ood char-ters that use the national charter asa guideline.” According to Dana Zippel, theood support service commis-sioner or the USC, students willbe able to use the charter to “lay groundwork on their campus orood nutrition.”“The charter isn’t going to haveany governance over campuses,but it’s more going to be an advo-cacy tool.”Zippel explained ood admin-istration sta or Western wouldalso be welcome to attend, but thesession was mainly ocused on stu-dent opinion.“It’s supposed to be studentinput, so they are welcome to comeas an unocial voice, but in termso the actual idea or the studentmovement, they’d like to keep it tostudents’ voices.”The charter, which Colson said would be nalized in August, ispart o the Campus Food SystemsProject.“[The CFSP] is a larger initiativethat is being built to support andconnect student ood work andactivism on Canadian campuses,”Colson explained.The sessions, which are alsobeing eatured in numerous otheruniversities across Canada, will betaking place at Western on March21 and 28.