Sport anti-doping, concrete toboggans and family-friendly films

The following items may be Of Interest.

 January 16, 2012

 January 16, 2012

The following items may be Of Interest.

WADA director visit Western Law to discuss anti-doping challenges in sport…

David Howman, Director General of the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) will address “Current Challenges and Issues for Anti-Doping” on Wednesday, January 18 at 11:30 a.m. in the Faculty of Law’s Moot Court Room. The free public talk is presented by Western Law’s Distinguished Speakers Series. WADA is an international independent agency charged with leading a collaborative worldwide campaign for doping-free sport.

For more information, please visit or contact Susanna Eayrs, Communications Officer, Faculty of Law, 519-661-2126,

Western Engineering to unveil latest concrete toboggan…

The Western Engineering Toboggan Team will unveil its entry in the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race on Thursday, January 19 at 12:30 p.m. in the Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Pavilion (CMLP). As per competition rules, the toboggan must not weigh more than 300lbs (136.1 kg), the running surface of all the toboggans must be made of only concrete and every toboggan must be designed with a roll bar, steering system and braking system for safety. Weather permitting, the team will perform a few test runs on University College (UC) Hill starting at approximately 1:45 p.m. The annual Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race is scheduled from February 8-12 at the University of Calgary.

For more information, please visit or contact Allison Stevenson
Communications Specialist, Western Engineering, 519-661-2111, ext. 82917,

Film Studies launches new family film series at Museum London…

Western’s Department of Film Studies and Museum London launch a new monthly Family Film series on Sunday, January 22 at 3 p.m. with a showing of the critically acclaimed, “My Neighbor Totoro.” The series creates an opportunity for families to see quality cinema and short films in Museum London’s in-house theatre, free of charge. Families are encouraged to bring nut-free snacks for the monthly showings.

For more information, please visit


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