A Canada-wide essay competition will offer 18 full-time health-care students the chance to attend an international forum on ovarian cancer to be held at Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto July 8-11.

Entrants must submit a 1,500-word essay on why they are choosing health research for a career. Winners will have all expenses paid to attend the forum.

The deadline for submissions is May 15.

Entries can be mailed to Ovarian Cancer Forum '98, 250 Consumers Road, Suite 301, North York, Ontario, M2J 4V6, or faxed to (416) 495-8723. The e-mail address for submissions or further information is

Photographs by Prof. Earl Winkler, head of the Dept. of Philosophy, and his wife Elizabeth are on exhibit at the Howe Street Gallery of Fine Arts, 555 Howe Street.

The subjects of the Winklers' color photographs are architectural details of buildings they have encountered during trips to Mexico, Cuba, Central America and France. The pair have two or three exhibitions a year to their credit and also have their own gallery in White Rock.

The photographs, part of a group show, are on display at the Howe Street Gallery until April 30. An artists' reception will be held at the gallery April 8 from 6 - 8 p.m.