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Art gallery to showcase work of Aboriginal youths

An exhibition opening this weekend at the Art Gallery of Windsor will feature works by local youths participating in an educational program through the campus Aboriginal Education Centre.

The 4 Winds STEM – Beginning Time Teaching Project is aimed at encouraging Aboriginal students in grades six, seven and eight to pursue education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.

Researchers collaborate with industry on innovations to benefit cognitive abilities for school-aged children and diagnostics for patients at risk of brain injury

UWindsor president Alan Wildeman will join Essex MP Jeff Watson and David Bogart, director of research programs and industry relations for the Ontario Brain Institute, for a media event Thursday showcasing two leading-edge research projects funded by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).

The projects have the potential to

Screen Free Day to mark University of Windsor’s first technology fast

Today—Friday, January 18—will mark the University’s first Screen Free Day: everyone is encouraged to turn off all devices that have a screen and use traditional methods instead of technology to get through the day.

Rev. Chris Valka of Campus Ministry says “Originally the event was going to be called ‘Turn off for Tolerance,’ but the name was changed when the event was made a part of Mental Health Awareness Week.”

Fourth-year concurrent education student J.C. Girard is also participating.

Lancer hockey players give back to local youths

Lancer men’s hockey captain Brett Vandehogan is known as “the Roadrunner” in Blenheim, where he starred on the Blenheim Blades junior team. Now an education student, he is working with local youth to pass on the skating skills that earned him that nickname.

Vandehogan and Lancer teammates Brett Oliphant, Spencer Pommells, Matt Renaud, D.J. Turner and Parker VanBuskirk—all involved in teaching and coaching—spent an hour on the ice with peewee players from the Blenheim area, Tuesday at Windsor Arena.

'Menaissance' a reaction to fear of lost masculinity, education researcher says

Concerns expressed by some commentators that feminism and queer politics is emasculating men and creating a new generation of sissies is resulting in a “Menaissance,” according to a Faculty of Education professor.

The phenomenon is characterized by males trying to recapture their lost masculinity, however the fear that men are becoming increasingly effeminate is nothing new, says Chris Greig.

University leadership: Education, Engineering and Science

DailyNews will over the first week of 2013 list the leadership in each of the academic areas. Today, current appointments in the faculties of Education, Engineering and Science:

Education

  • Acting Dean of Education: Karen Roland
  • Acting Associate Dean: Geri Salinitri
  • Associate Dean, Graduate Studies, Research and Continuing Education: Darren Stanley

Engineering

Provost names acting dean for Faculty of Education

Professor Karen Roland will begin a one-year term as acting dean of the Faculty of Education on January 1.

A four-time UWindsor grad (BA 1993, B.Ed. 1994, M.Ed. 2000, PhD 2009), Dr. Roland has worked at the University since 1994, first in the equity office and currently as an experiential learning specialist. Her ongoing research interests are restorative justice, equity and peer education.

Provost Leo Groarke invited faculty and staff to welcome Roland to her new role.

Changes at the Faculty of Education at the University of Windsor

The University of Windsor announced today that Dr. Clinton Beckford has commenced an administrative Leave and unpaid suspension from his position as Dean of the Faculty of Education.

This will be in effect until June 30, 2014, and is in recognition of an academic integrity breach involving plagiarism.

An acting dean will be appointed in the weeks to come.

Faculty of Education celebrates 50 years of teaching excellence

A dinner reception November 30 at the Ciociaro Club celebrated the 50th anniversary of the UWindsor Faculty of Education.

The event, “Excellence in Teaching,” provided 250 guests—including former deans, professors and alumni—with an opportunity to reminisce and reconnect while giving current teacher candidates a glimpse into the origins and evolution of the Windsor Teachers’ College into the current Faculty of Education.

During the cocktail hour, teacher candidate Leah Harris sang and played piano to entertain attendees.