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ontario tops country in international students
Patrick Callan conTribuTor When Marie Louise Nielsen was deciding where to study abroad, Canada was at the top of her list. Having a Canadian university on your resumé is highly regarded by employers, and can lead to more job opportunities, according to the Denmark native. “Canada has a reputation of being more socially aware, and the education system is critical. I like how Canadians want to set themselves aside from Americans,” Nielsen, a graduate student in media studies, said. “Canadians are relaxed and laid back too. I like the humour here.” The 27-year-old has taken a liking to Canadian culture and the higher education system. And she is not the only one. Across the country, numbers are up for international students studying higher education at Canadian universities, according to a Statistics Canada study that looked at the five-year period from 200711. “International students often pay double the tuition fees of domestic students, but that does not translate into extra revenue for the school,” said Kurtis Gray, manager of international undergraduate recruitment at Western. “Domestic students receive subsidies from the federal and provincial governments that pay close to half their tuition, whereas international studies pay in full.” Ontario and British Columbia topped the list as the provinces that gained the most international students over the last five years—with 30,000 and 15,000, respectively— but a smaller province on the East Coast made substantial gains. Nova Scotia welcomed more than 8,500 international students in higher education in 2011—an increase of more than 3,000 students from 2007. And overall, student enrolment in the Maritime provinces is on the rise. At Dalhousie University in Halifax, the student population is 17,000, and more than 10 per cent are international students. Since 2007, enrolment of international students has nearly doubled, according to Pam Williams, manager of the International Centre at Dalhousie. Williams explained recent recruiting campaigns have been successful, but that’s not the only reason international students are heading east. “Most international students choose the country first, then they decide on location, then they narrow it down to the university, especially undergraduates,” Williams said. “I met a student from India yesterday who made the choice to

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come here because of a particular faculty member he wanted to work with.” Peter Halpin, executive director of the Association of Atlantic Universities, said students are choosing the East Coast over larger metropolitan centres because the smaller to mid-sized universities

provide a different experience. “Certainly down here there’s a great deal of emphasis to make sure an international student feels welcomed the moment they step off the plane,” Halpin said. “There’s a certain comfort level with that.” Halpin added familiarity is one of the biggest factors for interna-

tional students who are looking to study abroad—something Nielsen said attracted her to Canada. “In Denmark we have a big fascination with North American culture,” she said. “It’s really cool coming to Canada because we see ourselves more like the Canadian people.”

Security issues surround methadone clinics
megan devlin GazeTTe sTaff City council has continued to flipflop on the opening of new methadone clinics. The latest issue in the ongoing saga is the drafting of a security plan for the new methadone clinics. While the decision has been pushed back until June, it has still sparked some dialogue about the perception and realities of security risks surrounding methadone clinics. Orest Katolyk, head of city bylaw enforcement, explained the main public safety concern surrounding new methadone clinics was drug traffickers gathering outside the clinics. “Drug traffickers see this as a vulnerable part of society and use temptation tactics to sell illegal drugs to [methadone clinic users],” Katolyk said. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design is one strategy that Katolyk hopes will put the public at ease. “CPTED focuses on designing buildings as a crime prevention initiative. You’re looking at things like natural surveillance, natural access control, territorial reinforcement and property maintenance. When you apply all these principles into the design of a building, you actually apply a form of security for the public,” Katolyk said. This strategy has been adopted after council backed off plans to require new methadone clinics to have security cameras and guards. Denise Brown, Ward 11 councillor, explained security must be balanced against the rights of patients. “How can you not catch crime if you’re being videotaped?” she said. “But if [videotaping] is going to cause human rights issues, then we really have to be careful.” Katolyk also said the ideas of security guards and cameras were not well received by the public. “We heard from the users of the metha-

The city has obviously invested money in trying to enforce these bylaws to restrict the location of clinics, but it would be much better if that money had been invested in educating people.
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done clinics that this was an invasion of their dignity and privacy.” Martyn Judson, medical director of clinic 528, explained video cameras violate the privacy of clinic patients by identifying who comes in. Currently, the clinic only has security cameras monitoring the parking lot for things like vehicle damage or late-night scuffles. He was also against security guards in clinics. “We certainly don’t need security guards, because that conveys the impression that there’s the potential for violence in a methadone clinic. That’s going to deter people from coming in for treatment,” Judson said. Judson said that CPTED might be an effective measure to prevent drug trafficking around the clinic. He explained drug traffickers do not gather outside the clinic proper, but they do tend to congregate outside the coffee shop down the street. “We try to keep the traffic mov-

ing, we ask patients not to stand outside, to move. But when there’s a place that they’re naturally encouraged to congregate, namely the coffee shop down the corner, you can see it makes our life very difficult,” Judson said. “I’ve worked in methadone clinics for 20 years and I’ve not had any problems,” Judson continued. “It’s all the optics. It’s all the stories that you hear, this business about the bylaws trying to regulate clinics. It’s all based on fear, misinformation, ignorance, bias, prejudice.” Brown also talked about the nature of the safety concerns. She said she was impressed when she visited two of the methadone-dispensing pharmacies in the city. “The city has obviously invested money in trying to enforce these bylaws to restrict the location of clinics, but it would be much better if that money had been invested in educating people.”

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Go nuts for donuts. Western was founded 134 years ago on March 7, 1878, and to celebrate the special day, alumni Western distributed purple sprinkled donuts and cans of juice in the ucc atrium yesterday morning.

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union members are not happy and feel that they are not getting the respect they deserve. The union is seeking compensations for Air Canada workers who gave up pay and concessions to help the airline restructure when it filed for bankruptcy protection in 2003 and 2004. Trbovich outlined the union’s key requests for the contract revision as offering Air Canada workers fair wage, and returning their pension back to where it was so the airline workers can receive recognition and compensation for their labour. While a strike would cause a major inconvenience to both Air Canada and those with travel plans for the holidays, Trbovich strongly felt this issue needs to be brought to a conclusion. “It should not have gone this far,” he said. —Alexandra McCann

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Engineering jobs on the rise
Cameron Smith GazeTTe sTaff Engineers have never had it easy in school, but applying to jobs after graduation might be easier than ever for them. According to an article in the Toronto Star, engineers are retiring at a rate higher than new ones are graduating, leaving a deficit in the workforce. According to Andrew Hrymak, dean of the engineering faculty at Western, the deficit might be more obvious in certain engineering sectors than others. “I don’t think there is a huge, huge deficit, but engineering is an in to many different job opportunities,” he explained. “What my experience has led me to believe is that [the job deficits] are primarily regional and sectorial,” Hrymak continued. “Definitely, there is a need for more engineers around electrical energy, power generation, power transmission, et cetera.” Certain job sectors that require engineers are booming, a primary example being the energy sector. The demand for new and renewable energy sources has provided a booming industry and a need for new engineers. “For those that work in the energy sector, right now there are lots of growth opportunities,” Hrymak said. “Yes, there is stronger interest in engineering, but it’s a question of what kind of engineering jobs people are willing to pursue.” Though currently there are not enough graduates to fill jobs in particular engineering sectors, that may change as more students take engineering to capitalize on the vital job market. “We’re already seeing this in the application numbers, they’re very strong this year in engineering across Ontario,” Hrymak explained. “We’re seeing increased interest by high school students in engineering as a career path.” These sentiments were reaffirmed by Mike Zawalsky, president-elect for the Undergraduate Engineering Society. “I definitely think the availability is a draw for students, but you also get a large number of students who are just fascinated by the world, and want to change it,” he said. “It depends on what sectors of the economy you’re interested and what your geographic location is relative to them.” Despite the openings in many engineering sectors, applying for jobs outside of university still proves to be a daunting task. “It’s very similar to a job search anywhere else—there is still that intimidation factor for many,” Zawalsky concluded. For some engineering students, this means that they don’t have to worry so much about applications, and gaining outside job experience. “I’ve done no preparation,” Tim Whelan, a third-year student in electrical engineering, explained. “I’m in electrical engineering— that opens up jobs in telecommunications, medical devices, power generation and delivery, and I’m sure other things.” “I’m planning on staying in academics for a while, too. So applying to jobs outside of that is not something I’ve given too much thought to.”
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Opinions
KoNy 2012
The Internet has been bursting at the seams the past two days with people sharing one particular video about Joseph Kony, an internationally despised figure in Uganda who has been plucking thousands of children from their homes and transforming them into warriors and sex slaves. The video has infected social media outlets, spreading through wall posts and tweets at an unprecedented rate. It calls for action this year, and people seem to be mobilized by its message. There are two sides to every story, however. Despite how hard the video may have tugged at your heartstrings, there are some criticisms about the charity behind the video, Invisible Children, and the movement in general. The first question is, why now? This has been a problem for a very long time. In fact, the footage for this film is several years old. According to some sources, Joseph Kony has already lost most of his power, and has been battled back out of Uganda. The video has basically mobilized people through misrepresentation. A lot of people are suddenly passionate about the suffering of other humans, and are now aware of the extent that some Africans suffer. But what is posting a video to your Facebook going to do? If a person truly wanted to help, they should be lobbying their government—who have real power—to take action. Even then, this issue is complex to a painful degree, and problems like this cannot be solved by throwing money at them. And even if we could agree that our priority should be sending in troops to take this guy down—which has actually already been done, to some degree, for those who have only watched the video—killing his child soldiers in the process is likely going to be frowned upon by the international community. We would all like to combat evil, and we would all like to see a world in which child soldiers, sex slaves and bloodshed do not exist. But we want to see something done about it beyond a viral video. If we’re being optimistic, maybe this video will give birth to a generation of passionate activists. But using misleading information to get people to act in a way that will ultimately be detrimental is obviously wrong. Millions of people now know that Uganda isn’t perfect. Now, millions of people should be doing further research and deciding on the most appropriate and effective response to their newfound knowledge. —The Gazette Editorial Board

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Chris Brown not a comeback story
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maddie Leznoff depuTy ediTor Rumours are flying out of Hollywood that R&B pop sensation Rihanna is getting back together with her former boyfriend—and abuser—singer Chris Brown. In 2009, Brown beat Rihanna and left her unconscious in the passenger seat of a car, her face a swollen mess. He later pleaded guilty to assault charges and was sentenced to five years probation, 1,400 hours of community service and was given a restraining order. Rihanna is currently tight-lipped over the supposed reconciliation, and rightly so. If this relationship goes public, not only will she be setting a horrible example for her fans, but it will make her a hypocrite. After the incident, Rihanna went on many talk shows to raise awareness about domestic abuse. It would be extremely disappointing if Rihanna does get back together with Brown, but that’s not my main concern. If she wants to make that decision, it’s an unfortunate message she’s sending to the public, but it’s her life. My question is, how was Chris Brown able to continue his rise to fame after such an incident? It seems, in Hollywood, talent trumps any misdeed—it’s the ultimate redeeming quality. The industry tells us that, yes, it’s bad Chris Brown beat his girlfriend, but that doesn’t mean we should ignore his awesome singing ability and dance moves. But that’s exactly what we should do—if no one buys his records or goes to his concerts, we send the message that it’s not okay to treat others terribly, and being talented doesn’t grant you clemency. Of course, there are tons of people who agree with me and don’t want him to succeed. But there are others who buy his albums, attend his concerts, and tweet things like “I’d let Chris Brown beat me any day” during his performance at the Grammys. These people are not only infuriating, but they have bought into Brown’s “comeback story,” which has been perfectly orchestrated by his publicity team. We’re obsessed with celebrity failure and success. There’s something appealing about witnessing a comeback—it’s why we read gossip blogs to see if Lindsay Lohan’s out of rehab, and tuned into Saturday Night Live when she hosted last weekend. Somehow, Brown’s career has assumed this redemption narrative. However, his story is not a justifiable comeback. It’s one thing to struggle with drugs and return to television, but it’s another to beat your girlfriend and win a Grammy three years later. It’s not just his return that upsets me—it’s what we’re made to believe he’s come back from. The Rihanna incident isn’t being treated as something he did, but rather construed as some terrible incident that involved him. His comeback is solely based on winning back the public with talent, almost in spite of his past—we’re told his talent is too great to ignore. I believe people can change, but he hasn’t showed he’s worked to overcome his aggression. In fact, Brown is notorious for brushing aside questions about the incident in interviews. Maybe having your name back on the top 40 charts qualifies as a comeback for some people, but I don’t believe he’s changed or that he’s not going abuse someone else. So let’s take a moment to consider if Chris Brown merits a comeback, and hope that Rihanna has enough sense to do the same.

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Arts&Life
Caitlin Newnham conTribuTor Yesterday, the Spoke was filled with creativity, Red Bull and the smell of paint for the Visual Arts Supporters Association’s BYOB—Bring Your Own Brush—event. For the first time, VASA provided students with the opportunity to paint in public. “Red Bull was gracious enough to provide us with the free material and free refreshments all day,” explains Amanda Oppedisano, president of VASA. As the name suggests, the students only had to bring their own brush. “I knew VASA was a big supporter of the arts, so I shot them an email. We thought it would be a fun idea, so we teamed up,” says Jeff Thorne, a student Red Bull representative. After the success BYOB had at the University of Guelph and Emily Carr University, the event seemed like the perfect way for VASA to further integrate visual arts into Western culture. “We are always trying to create events for students to stay as involved as possible, whether they are an arts student, or just interested in the arts in general,” says Oppedisano. “Our goal this year has been to try and bring these types of events closer to the university core and to provide them— most importantly—for free.” She also stresses that if students look, there are artistic opportunities. “Students should know that there are resources available to them within not only the university community, but within the London arts community as well, and we want to be able to provide opportunities for them—as best as we can.” “Ideally, we’d love to have the artwork sold and donate the money to a charity such as the International Child Art Foundation, which funds these fantastic healing arts programs that provide children who are recovering from disasters with art materials as a means of therapy,” says Oppedisano. The event allowed students from a variety of faculties, including history, science and visual arts to create beautiful pieces of art.

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Science&Tech
a platform for collaborative living
Emily Xi conTribuTor Uniiverse, a tech start-up by Western grad Craig Follet, is an online marketplace that allows users to exchange goods and services in person. Whether it’s attending cooking classes or borrowing someone else’s bicycle for the weekend, members of Uniiverse will get to access hundreds of listings in their area offering activities or services they seek. Users can also create their own postings for free to sell their services and share talents while potentially raking in a small income. Uniiverse takes social networking further by allowing users to solidify relationships in real life through mutual interests. “The world is becoming a bit too virtual,” says Follet, CEO and chairman of Uniiverse. “There needs to be a way to have people reconnect in the real world again and use technology for the greater good.” Follet, along with co-founders Ben Raffi and Adam Meghji, were able to secure $750,000 in seed funding and have decided to base Uniiverse out of Toronto, striv-

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ing for a home field advantage. The company took a very lean approach and started operations in a founder’s apartment, where the group worked on ping-pong tables. Given their limited resources, Follet and his partners had to diversify and draw heavily from their own experiences. “As an entrepreneur, you have to do everything from financing, to marketing, to legal, [to] HR,” Follet says. The company has since expanded their staff and has moved

to an office, where they now use a sandwich bar and chefs to keep employees happy and productive. The launch of Uniiverse is a tribute to the rise of a sharing economy and of a growing willingness in consumers to trust that technology can be used to build real relationships. Uniiverse aims to eliminate any stigma that comes with meeting people on the Internet by using

rating systems and reviews. Follet also points out that the strength of Uniiverse is in the depth of user profiles. By checking a user’s page, you can see all the other activities they have engaged in, such as hosting cooking classes or successfully returning borrowed equipment. This helps build trust amongst users. Standing at the intersection of

technology and humanity, Uniiverse is ready to bridge the gap that previous tech companies have neglected. “A lot of sites in the past have been about information, whereas Uniiverse is about experiences— real, tangible things,” says Follet. “It is going to be really interesting to see what people can create and share.” Uniiverse.com

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These skulls were created with 3-d modeling software and printed in the Thompson engineering building at Western. The skull on the left was made from abs plastic, and the one on the right from a powdered composite material.

andrei Calinescu GazeTTe sTaff The future has arrived. We may not have flying cars, but 3-D printing is here and ready to affect your life. From unique chocolates, custom jewelry and spare parts, to tailored bone implants—3-D printing can do it all. Last year, Dutch surgeons replaced an 83-year-old’s entire lower jaw with a custom 3-D printed titanium copy, enabling her to chew, speak and breathe normally. Researchers are even developing machines that will print fully functional organs. But how does this all happen? 3-D printers print stacked slices of a digital object using hardening liquids or fine powders melted into a solid. First, an object is created in computer aided design software. Next, it is sliced into very fine layers—up to 33 per millimetre for the jaw—to be successively printed. Complex parts that would

be costly and laborious—or even impossible—to produce conventionally can thus be easily and automatically printed overnight. At Western, University Machine Services provides 3-D printing services for as little as $40 per hour. Rapid prototyping specialist Ian Vinkenvleugel has seen the technology progress and notes it is now more accessible to small companies and hobbyists. “More materials are available and the machines are getting smaller and more desktop-usable. It’s also more plug and play now,” he says, noting metal printing machines are becoming increasingly common. Aerospace industries are using the technology to produce detailed and lightweight components out of titanium—a metal traditionally difficult to shape. Artists have also embraced the revolution, using it to give form to new ideas and phenomena, like a moth’s erratic flight as it circles a

light. Complex fractal-like mathematical structures once confined to the land of theoretical possibility can now be made on a desktop machine. Vinkenvleugel encourages people to try 3-D printing. “There are really dirt cheap tabletop units available that you can start as a hobbyist playing with this technology at home,” he says. For less than the cost of a Macbook, anyone can 3-D print from their desktop. Printrbot, Rep Rap or MakerBot are affordable models, and designs can be uploaded to reputable printing sites like Shapeways or Ponoko. They offer an array of coloured plastics, metal and glass printing. Essential Dynamics’ model, available for a paltry $3,000, prints tasty creations using chocolate or cheese. Vinkenvleugel says it best. “These machines will go as far as people’s imaginations.”

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Kaitlyn mcGrath opinions ediTor It took 33 years to get back to the Canadian Interuniversity Sport championships, and the Mustangs men’s volleyball team wasn’t going to waste this opportunity. The road to the championships wasn’t exactly a smooth ride for the Mustangs considering the five-set loss to the Queen’s Gaels in the Ontario University Athletics championship match. The defeat marked the second consecutive year the Mustangs lost the final in front of the home crowd. “We wanted to beat Queen’s and it’s a big rivalry, so losing in five sets stung for a couple days,” Jim Sage, Mustangs head coach, said. Fortunately, Queen’s already had a slot in the championship due to hosting duties, so the Mustangs were headed to Kingston to compete at nationals, despite losing the provincial title. “But then we thought we had a really good week of practice leading into CIS [championships], so I think they quickly got over it, and with the opportunity to play again, they started to refocus,” Sage added. With their first opponent being the number two nationally ranked Manitoba Bisons, focus was going

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rundown >> heading into Thursday’s canadian interuniversity sport championships, the Mustangs track and field team were recognized with two major awards > Mustangs coach Vickie croley was awarded the sue Wise award as women’s coach of the year, while ontario university athletics silver medalist carl shen was the recipient of the male community service award.

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to be key. But unfortunately, on the big stage, the pressure got to the Mustangs and they dropped the first set 22-25. “It was a bad start,” Mustangs middle Phil James admitted. “It’s not like we weren’t focused, it was just they kept on getting strong points off us, points we really should have had.” The second set saw a turnaround from Western, who limited their unforced errors. After a backcourt kill from Garrett May, the team took the set by a score of 2725. In one of his biggest games during his short career here at Western, May rose to the occasion and lead the team with 26 kills. “[He] probably had one of the best games I’ve seen him play all year, if not ever. He really stepped it up and played a very aggressive style of game, and it paid dividends in terms of getting very difficult balls into the court and scoring against very big blocks,” James said about his teammate. The following two sets were split, with the Bisons taking the third 25-17, and the Mustangs responding in the fourth with a 25-22 win to force a fifth set. After going up 3-0 in the fifth, the Mustangs looked like they might complete the upset, but Sage explained teams from the West are accustomed to hard-fought battles, and they were able to draw from experience in this instance. “I remember looking at my assistant coach when it was 14-14 and we both had big smiles of our face saying, ‘Isn’t this fun?’ It was just top-calibre volleyball and the guys were giving it,” Sage explained. The Mustangs pushed the Bisons to the edge of defeat, but in the end, Manitoba took the final set 19-17. “We felt heartbroken at first, because obviously we were reeling from the few mistakes we made in that fifth set,” James said after the loss. “However, soon after we were happy with the way we played, and we were happy we brought such a seasoned and extremely skilled team to the brink of defeat.” In the consolation semi-final against Calgary, the Mustangs had nothing left in the tank and were swept 3-0. Even though the year ended on a negative note, Sage is still pleased with the overall season. “We didn’t accomplish all of our goals, but we won our league, we had some good individual awards, we hosted final four and we had a shot to win the Ontario championship—which a lot of other teams didn’t,” he said.

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