Warner Gives the Gift of Music to Western


By Communications Staff
Thursday, February 27, 2003
Warner Gives the Gift of Music to Western

Warner Music Canada has made a generous gift to Western's Don Wright Faculty of Music and a gift-in-kind of CDs to Western Libraries.

The gift-in-kind includes the entire back collection of all Canadian recording artists on the Warner Music Canada label, approximately 200 CDs in all. In addition, Warner pledges to provide copies of any new Canadian artists' CD released on its label for 2003, 2004 and 2005.

"Artists include, among others, Alanis Morissette, the Barenaked Ladies, Blue Rodeo, David Foster, George Fox, Gordon Lightfoot, Great Big Sea, Joni Mitchell, Natalie MacMaster, Neil Young, Spirit of the West, and Wide Mouth Mason," says Monica Fazekas, Director of the Western Music Library. "These CDs will enhance the Music Library's Popular Music collection and highlight the breadth and diversity of Canadian artists."

The gift will establish an endowment fund to permanently support an annual award of $600 in the Bachelor's of Music Administration Program. The first awards will be presented this fall.

For more information, please contact Fazekas at (519) 661-2111, ext. 85334.

Western Women of Distinction

Several Western women will be honored as the YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction for 2003 on May 6 at a gala fundraising dinner on at the London Convention Centre.

Western honorees include:

- Insurance executive and entrepreneur Terry Zavitz (BMusA'78), for achievement in the Business, Profession and Trades category
- Joan Smith (LLD'01) will be recognized in the Community, Volunteerism and Humanity category, for more than 40 years of service to her community and province
- Heart surgeon, Dr. Mary Lee Myers (MD'77) will be honored in the Health, Science and Technology category
- For Sport, Fitness and Recreation, Libby Fowler (BA'62, Diploma Honours Art History Crititism, LLD '99) will be recognized for her work in bringing together the successful 2001 Canada Summer Games
- Western HBA student, Cindy Chan will receive the Young Woman of Distinction award for her commitment to several community organizations including the United Way

Brescia University College, Canada's only university-level women's college will also be honored with a special Lifetime Achievement Award. Brescia's award is in recognition of the contribution to the education and personal growth of young women for more than 80 years.

The Y Women of Distinction Awards program was established in 1984 and has raised more than $300,000 in support of London Y initiatives.

For more information, please contact Alison Liversage, Communications and Public Affairs at (519) 661-2111, ext. 85165.

Engineering Design Day

During National Engineering Week, students from each of Western's Engineering programs will participate in the annual Fourth Year Design Competition. The events showcases student design projects, providing visitors with an opportunity to appreciate the capabilities of the next generation of engineers.

Design competition events include:

- Students from the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering will present in the Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Institute (MITI), 400 Collip Circle on March 6. Projects to be presented include the conceptional design of a light armoured vehicle, a device to improve the treatment of prostate cancer, and an improved process for recovering recycled plastic.
- Students from the Departments of Chemical and Biochemical, and Civil and Environmental Engineering will present on March 6 in the Engineering Building.
- Students from the Department of Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering will present on March 7 in the Engineering Building and Elborn College.
- Competition finals will be held by each department on March 20 in the Engineering Building and Elborn College.

For more information, please contact the Undergraduate Engineering Office at (519) 661-8455 or Alison Liversage, Communications and Public Affairs at (519) 661-2111, ext. 85165. For information on the Mechanical and Materials Engineering competition, please contact Brian Thompson at (519) 850-2530 or edis@eng.uwo.ca.


Twins - How Do They Inform Us About Human Behaviour?

James Olson, Chair and psychology professor and Tony Vernon, Executive Officer for Graduate Affairs, both in the Department of Psychology, will speak to Western's senior alumni group on Tuesday, March 4, 9:30 a.m., University Community Centre, McKellar Room 290. Media are asked to call the Department of Alumni Relations & Development at 661-2199 if they plan to attend. For more information, please visit the Web at www.alumni.uwo.ca/senior.

Handel's Amadigi in Concert

Music Western presents Handel's opera Amadigi in a Canadian premiere on March 7 and March 9, Talbot College. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. For more information, please contact Nikki Atwell at (519) 661-3767.

French Chamber Music

'Fridays an Noon' continues with Joseph Lanza, violin; Karen Dirks, viola; Jennifer Short, oboe; and Jelena Dirks, piano, performing rarely heard Romantic chamber music on March 14 in von Kuster Hall. Free admission. For more information, please contact Nikki Atwell at (519) 661-3767.

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For more information on any item in Media Memo, please contact Alison Liversage, Communications & Public Affairs, at (519) 661-2111, ext. 85165 or aliversa@uwo.ca.













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Keith Marnoch
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Jeff Renaud
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Kathy Wallis

Media Relations Officer
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Douglas Keddy

Research Communications Manager
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