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London Bridges

About us: 

London Bridges is a community service club at Western. Our goal is to connect the Western student body to the greater London community by giving students the opportunity to volunteer and fundraise for local charitable organizations in need of greater support. London Bridges is not only committed to raising awareness, but also to actively respond to the issues that affect London residents. We understand that our members come from a variety of backgrounds and have different interests. So we work with a variety of charitable organizations and give our members the opportunity to choose the organization that best suits their interests and schedules. Our main goal is to give our members the perfect environment to do meaningful work – volunteer and fundraise for organizations in need of support so that they can make a positive difference in the London community.

 

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FB: https://www.facebook.com/LondonBridgeUWO/

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ALS Western

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ALS Western welcomes you to the 2022-23 school year with Western’s Club Week! We invite you to join us in forming a positive and family-like community surrounding ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). We are dedicated to raising awareness and increasing engagement in the local and national ALS Community. In the past, we’ve done so by hosting a variety of events including: – Holiday Gift Basket Event for local patients – Walk to End ALS with ALS Canada – Panel events hosting Western’s very own professors in the medical space – Social Events to interact and create bonds with fellow students interested in the space – & More! Clubs Week will be in-person & hosted from September 19th to 23rd in the UCC Mustangs Lounge and the UCC Atrium. Come see us to learn more about us and our plans for this year! We will be hosting our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, September 28th from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST. In this meeting, we will provide an overview of the club, opportunities to get involved, our planned events for the year, and more!

Zoom link for AGM: https://us05web.zoom.us/j/4237597193?pwd=c0NKbXZrNXJpTEx6NXN0RTh1UGpBZz09

There are also plenty of Executive Positions up for grabs this coming school year. In 2022-23, we will be offering 8 executive positions that you can apply for: – VP Outreach – Director of Finance (1) – Director of Events (2) – 2nd Year Representative (2) – 1st Year Representative (2) Applications will be due on October 9th at 11:59 pm. Interviews for the positions will take place during the week of October 9th. If you’re interested, you can find the link to apply below and learn more about the available positions. https://forms.gle/UpD3pZfjtvkb9EsH6

Have Questions? Feel free to contact us at als.club@westernusc.ca or through Facebook directly! We look forward to meeting you!

More Information:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ALSWesternU

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Best Buddies Western

About us: 

Best Buddies is an international non-profit organization with a chapter right here on Western campus. We as a club focus on creating opportunities and fostering friendships for people with IDDs (intellectual and developmental disabilities) by hosting events where the main focus is inclusivity and integration. We partner with Community Living London, which is on organization comprised of adults in the London community with IDDs. Western students can either join the club as a general member and attend events or apply to be a peer buddy and get matched one on one with an adult from the London community with an IDD (must pass a Vulnerable Sector Police Check and go through an interview process first).

 

More Information:
https://www.westernlink.ca/organization/bestbuddies
https://www.facebook.com/WesternBestBuddies
https://www.instagram.com/bestbuddieswestern/

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FoodX

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FoodX is a Western-run Charity that aims to educate and engage youth to create solutions for food security and sustainability on campus and in the London area.

 

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Stem Cell Club

About us:

Stem Cell Club is a nationwide student-led initiative that works with Canadian Blood Services to increase the quality and quantity of membership on Canada’s Stem Cell Registry and address the racial disparity in access to stem cell donors. By holding regular stem cell drives, we educate our communities about the need for stem cell donors and partake in a movement geared towards saving patient lives.

 

More Information:
http://stemcellclub.ca
https://www.facebook.com/uwostemcellclub
https://www.instagram.com/uwostemcellclub/
https://www.tiktok.com/@westernstemcellclub?lang=en

 

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Operation Smile

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Operation Smile is a non-profit club that supports medical volunteers to repair children’s cleft lips and cleft palates. More than 200,000 children are born with a severe cleft condition each year — often unable to eat, speak, socialize or smile. In some places these children are shunned and rejected. And in too many cases, their parents can’t afford to give them the surgeries they need to live a healthy life. For only $240, Operation Smile can change a child’s life by giving the gift of surgery. With your help, how many lives can we change tomorrow?

 

More Information: 

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/uwooperationsmile
Instagram – operationsmileuwo

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Western Lifeline

About us: 
Western Lifeline is the pro-life presence at UWO. We believe in human rights for all human beings and defend human life from its beginning at fertilization until its conclusion at natural death. We seek to address various life issues, focusing particularly on the human rights violation of abortion.Our mission is to make abortion unthinkable on our campus. Since university students (ages 20-24) make up the demographic with the highest rate of abortions nationwide, we have the responsibility to expose the inhumanity of abortion and the humanity of pre-born children to our fellow peers. As pro-life leader Gregg Cunningham once said:“Injustice that is invisible inevitably becomes tolerable. But injustice that is made visible inevitably becomes intolerable.

More Information: 
http://westernlifeline.ncln.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UWOLifeline
Twitter: @UWOLifeline
Instagram: lifeline.western

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Seniors in I.T.

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Seniors in I.T. is a dynamic student-run volunteer organization. We strive to provide senior citizens with the knowledge and skills to operate in this new technology-based world. Seniors in I.T. aims to provide seniors with a fundamental understanding of technology so that they are able to achieve a variety of personal aspirations such as: Reconnect with family and friends via e-mail or other programs such as skype Draft letters using a word processor Broaden their knowledge using search engines, image searches, video repositories etc. Utilize a digital camera to share pictures with family and friends. We strive to give our volunteers a fulfilling and enriching inter-generational learning opportunity. In doing so, our volunteers develop their leadership, communication and interpersonal skills. We were recently profiled in the London Free Press, check out the article at the link below: http://www.lfpress.com/2012/11/23/its-the-only-club-at-the-school-that-partners-with-retired-londoners 

More Information:

F: https://www.facebook.com/SeniorsInIT/

E: seniorsinit.club@westernusc.ca
I: https://www.instagram.com/seniorsinit

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Save the Children Western

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A volunteering and fundraising-based club that seeks to promote educational and social advancements of the London youth. Save The Children Western partners with various London-based youth organizations – Ronald McDonald House, Boys and Girls Club of London, Start2Finish, Rotholme Women’s Shelter, and more – to provide aid, by virtue of volunteers, resources, and monetary assistance. By joining the club, you would have the opportunity to partake in any of our weekly/monthly volunteering opportunities with these organizations, club-wide social events, and fundraising initiatives!

 

More Information: 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/savethechildrenwestern

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Western Future Black Physicians

About us:
Western Future Black Physicians exists to help black, indigenous and socioeconomically disadvantaged students become well-rounded individuals by providing a constructive environment where students will be empowered to reach their potential as medical school applicants. WFBP will hold events that are tailored to help students develop skills and gain knowledge which will make them more successful medical school applicants or health care professionals.

More Information:

Facebook: Western Future Black Physicians
Instagram: westernfutureblackphysicians