a basketballBoys’ teams from eight schools will compete in the High School Basketball Tournament, Friday and Saturday at the St. Denis Centre.

High school cagers to take to St. Denis courts

The University will play host to some of the region’s most talented high school boys’ basketball teams during its 61st annual Christmas tournament, this weekend at the St. Denis Centre.

In addition to local squads from Holy Names, Kennedy Collegiate, and Herman Academy, London’s Southwest Academy, Mother Teresa Catholic Secondary, and London Basketball Academy, Waterloo’s St. John’s-Kilmarnock School, and King’s Christian Collegiate from Oakville, will compete December 15 and 16. Find the complete tournament draw at goLancers.ca.

Admission is $10 for a tournament pass or $5 per session, available at the door. Read the full story, “61st Annual HS Basketball Tournament kicks off December 15th.”

info graphicsOntario’s universities are working to meet environmental challenges and help build a cleaner future.

Universities working together for a sustainable future, says report

It’s no longer just scientists and environmentalists who are sounding the alarm about the potential global devastation of climate change. Ontario’s universities take the issue very seriously too.

That’s why they are working in partnership with students, their communities and businesses — and taking the lead on their own campuses — to meet environmental challenges and help build a cleaner future.

The myriad initiatives taking place on campuses across the province, from major capital works such as retrofitting buildings to grass-roots, student-led projects, are laid out in a new report from the Council of Ontario Universities.

Going Greener 2017: The Road to Low-Carbon University Campuses demonstrates the commitment to environmental sustainability by the province’s universities.

The report, its eighth annual edition, looks at the growing number of courses and programs to help educate students with the skills they need in the green economy, and reports on case studies that demonstrate partnerships between municipalities, businesses, industry and postsecondary institutions that are essential to taking a holistic community approach to environmental issues.

It also profiles campus initiatives such as switching to high-efficiency energy systems, buying local food and products, and promoting clean transportation. There’s a section on research and innovation, showcasing some of the breakthroughs in low-carbon and clean technologies that aim to revolutionize the way we drive and store energy. Read the 2017 Going Greener report.

cover art from Untangling TanglevilleFormer principal of Canterbury College, Donald H. Hull, will sign copies of his new novel during a launch event Saturday, December 16.

Novel maps route to unite disparate Christian factions

The retired principal of Canterbury College, Donald H. Hull, will sign copies of his new novel during a launch event Saturday, December 16, in the Church of the Ascension parish hall, 1385 University Avenue West.

An Anglican priest, Dr. Hull taught courses in the New Testament to students pursuing degrees in theology and religious studies until his retirement in 2008.

Untangling Tangleville is a sequel to his debut novel, Tangleville: Just About Any Town, Anywhere, which invited readers to re-think their commitment to the teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The launch event runs 2 to 4 p.m., with books available for purchase at the special price of $15.