High schoolers taking up Reading Week slack

Raphael Galvin, Joseph Mati, and Bryant CouvillonAssumption College Catholic High School students Raphael Galvin, Joseph Mati, and Bryant Couvillon work on prototypes of their edible utensils designs during a miniature blue sky competition hosted by EPICentre, Tuesday in the Centre for Engineering Innovation. It’s one in a series of activities drawing secondary students to campus this week.

Although there are no classes in most UWindsor programs this week, campus facilities are being put to good use: local high school students are exploring learning opportunities.

Linnea Dube of Assumption College Catholic High School participated Tuesday in a series of workshops hosted by the Entrepreneurship Practice and Innovation Centre (EPICentre) aimed at fostering business skills. She said just being present on campus was educational.

“I got to talk to some of the university students and hear about what it’s like,” she said. “It relates to us, because as Grade 11 students, we’ll be here soon.”

Teachers for Global Awareness will hold the 12th annual High School Social Justice Forum on the theme “Identity: Canada 150?” Thursday in Dillon Hall and the CAW Student Centre. A full day of workshops and group discussions will inform participants on issues ranging from feminism to the penal system, mental health to race and identity.

Science Olympiad will see 32 teams from high schools across Windsor-Essex compete in activities that will challenge their science skills and knowledge while encouraging team-building and problem-solving. The Faculty of Science will host almost 200 grade 12 and 11 students for the event on Friday, October 13.

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