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By Communications Staff
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Shaw tapped for Mellon appointment
 
Lynn Shaw, a University of Western Ontario School of Occupational Therapy associate professor, has been awarded the Mellon Retired and Visiting Scholars Mentorship Project Grant. As such, she has been invited to the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Cape Town as a Mellon-funded visiting mentor for two, two-month visits in 2011 and 2012.
 
“I am quite excited about this opportunity and to be an ambassador for Western, the Faculty of Health Sciences and the School of Occupational Therapy,” she says. Shaw will assist South African researchers in developing occupational science courses, research scholarship and an international research project.
 
In 2013, she will produce a special issue for the journal, WORK, on “WORK Transitions: South African Perspectives.”
 
Occupational science is a growing international discipline, Shaw points out, and this honour reflects well on what her colleagues are doing as a faculty. Shaw, a 1984 Western graduate, has been a professor since 2005.  
 
Ivey team tops international case competition  
 
The Richard Ivey School of Business' HBA Case Team finished first in the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) Citi Case Competition against 18 other undergraduate programs from the United States, Europe and Asia - including three from Canada.
 
This particular event has been held the past eight years and is considered one of the most prestigious undergraduate competitions in the world.
 
The winning Ivey team consisted of HBA2 students Omar Madhany, Cameron Murphy, Steven Robins and Sean Thunem.
 
Along with their team mentor, Darren Meister, faculty director, HBA and MSc Programs, the students were welcomed by HKUST and hosted for the week leading up to the competition. Ivey hosts a similarly styled case competition annually.
 
Each team has 26 hours to review a situation, complete an analysis and provide recommendations to senior management for consideration. During this period, students have to work on their own and cannot discuss the case with their faculty advisor. They are provided with one desktop computer with Internet connection.
 
Teams have to hand in visual materials 45 minutes before the start of their 20-minute presentation. A 15-minute question-and-answer session follows. The winners of each division of five teams then go on to a championship round.
 
“Their depth of analysis was described by one judge as unbelievable for a group to accomplish in 26 hours,” Meister says.
 
The case this year focused on Cathay Pacific Catering Services. The victory, coincidentally occurring on Global Ivey Day, marks the second time Ivey has won the competition. Other participating teams came from University of Southern California, Maastricht, Aalto, UBC, Simon Fraser, Concordia, Georgetown and Tsinghua University.
 
“All the teams that attend this competition are very strong,” says Rod White, Faculty Development & Research associate dean, who led an Ivey team to the Citi Case Competition three years ago. “It is a very significant accomplishment and great to see Ivey rise to the top again.”
 
Campbell to head UNB  
 
Dr. H. E. A. (Eddy) Campbell has been named the University of New Brunswick’s 18th president/vice-chancellor.
 
A professor of mathematics, Campbell holds two degrees from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto.
 
He held a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship at The University of Western Ontario. Campbell's main research interest is the invariant theory of finite groups and he continues to maintain an active research career. His NSERC Discovery Grant was renewed in 2008 for an additional five years. 
 
Online learning system deadline nears  
 
Faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the conversation about the future of Western’s next online learning system. To participate and provide your input please complete one of the surveys located on the 'Get Involved' page at the project website, webct.uwo.ca/owlflightplan/.
 
The surveys, which require your UWO username to access, will be available until Nov. 15 and take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
 
JASS London on display  
 
JASS London (juried art show and sale) runs until Sunday, Nov. 21 from noon-5 p.m. each day at Museum London. The Museum is closed on Mondays. Presented as a fundraiser by the Volunteer Committee to Museum London to generate funding for the purchase of new works of art, it has long established history of benefiting the Museum and providing a means for Londoners to acquire the work of local London artists.
 
Members of the jury were former University of Western Ontario Visual Arts chair Madeline Lennon, former Western Visual Arts chair Patrick Mahon and Museum London executive director Brian Meehan.
 
The honourary chair of the event is Aidan Urquhart. For more information, please contact Cydna Mercer, head of administration, 519-661-2500 ext. 4244 or cmercer@museumlondon.ca.  
 
Yates Cup tickets on sale  
 
Watch The University of Western Ontario Mustangs football team face off with the Ottawa Gee-Gees Saturday in the 103rd Yates Cup. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. at Frank Clair Stadium.
 
On sale now, ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 students, $5 children (2-12 years old), and children under 2 years old are free.
 
Groups purchasing tickets in advance will receive a 20 per cent discount. Buy your tickets by contacting Jessica Damery at (613) 562-5800 ext. 4337 or ggtix@uOttawa.ca.  
 
Jeresky wins Pillar award  
 
Western graduate student Jeremy Jeresky has won a 2010 Pillar Community Innovation Award, which recognizes individuals who make the London community a better place through innovation, leadership, impact and collaboration.
 
Jeresky was nominated by Doug Whitelaw, Ark Aid Street Mission executive director, for his grassroots approach to establish an open art studio creating a space for people accessing social services.
 
In addition to a one-of-a-kind, custom-designed award, created by local artists Gillder Glass and their name engraved on a perpetual plaque at the Central Library, award recipients receive $2,500 directed to the registered charity of their choice.

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