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1. General meetings take place at least twice each year. They provide
opportunities to discuss current issues of interest, to plan activities
and to meet others on campus who are interested in women’s
issues.In addition, the WCWI executive meets once a month, and more
often when necessary to keep on top of developments. If you are
interested in joining the WCWI Executive for the year, please contact
the WCWI President.
Caucus formerly had a newsletter, published as needed. However,
the newsletter has been suspended because items of interest are
simply circulated to the member email list as they arise, rather
than waiting to collate them into a newsletter. If you have news,
announcements of talks in your department or on campus, or other
items of interest, please send them to the President for circulation
to the members.
3 . WCWI in cooperation
with others has sponsored production of videos on the chilly climate
experienced by women on campus and on sexual harassment on campus.
If you or your campus group would be interested in seeing one of
these videos, contact Equity Services, SLB, 661-3334. If you would
like to purchase one please see Order Videos.
Caucus also serves as a liason between many women's organizations
outside the university and the community of Women at Western including,
in the past, the National Action Committee on the Status of Women
(NAC) . Contact the
vice-president if you have news relevant to the broader women's
5. Increasingly, WCWI
is called upon to comment on issues and policy or to name representatives
to sit on UWO committees. If you have special interests and would
like to represent WCWI be sure to list your interests on the membership
form or to communicate your interests to the executive.
6. Finally, WCWI makes
two special awards each year:
A) The Women’s Studies
Essay Award , intended to recognize a student or students whose
creativity, scholarship and understanding of issues facing women
in society and across cultures shows commitment to women’s
studies. For i nformation about eligibility and timing of submissions
see Essay Awards.
Memorial Book Award is given to a female student in Engineering
who is entering second year and who holds no other awards. This
award is in honour of the fourteen women killed at the Ecole Polytechnique
on December 6, 1989.