cake with 30 candlesThe Humanities Research Group will celebrate its 30th birthday at a public reception Friday, Nov. 15.

All invited to celebrate research group’s 30th birthday

Turning 30 years old marks a milestone for the Humanities Research Group, and it invites everyone to help celebrate on Friday, Nov. 15, at 4 p.m. at the Green Bean Cafe, 2330 Wyandotte St. West.

The group offers inspiring and engaging conversations about understanding ourselves and the world around us. Its goal is to bring thinkers and audience members together for a stimulating and open dialogue.

The event will have food, drinks, music, and will see the awarding of the $5,000 prize to the winner of the Why Humanities? contest. For more information, visit the event website.

—Dana Roe

Organizers and volunteers with last year’s inaugural soup-off pose with the trophy.Organizers and volunteers with last year’s inaugural soup-off pose with the trophy earned by the Faculty of Education.

Lunchtime soup samplers to support charity campaign

Advance tickets are now on sale for the Great Faculty Soup-off, a fundraiser for the campus campaign for United Way, Tuesday, Nov. 26, in the CAW Student Centre Commons.

Staff, faculty, and students who buy admission for just $8 will sample eight soups and vote for their favourite — each sponsored by a faculty:

  • Education – Sweet Potato
  • Human Kinetics – Boston Clam Chowder
  • Law – Leek and Potato
  • Engineering – Broccoli and Cheddar
  • Science – Tomato Tortellini
  • Nursing – Chicken Noodle
  • Business – Lentil Veggie
  • Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences – Beef Barley

The doors open at 11:30 a.m. and organizers will admit only the first 400 patrons.

To secure your place, order your tickets by emailing campaign co-chair Sheri Lowrie at

The proceeds will support the United Way. The charity keeps all contributions in Windsor-Essex to further its goal of making local poverty unignorable.

Canada Career Month graphicNovember is Canada Career Month, and the team in Career Development & Experiential Learning is celebrating.

Month advancing access to career services

November is Canada Career Month, and the team in Career Development & Experiential Learning (CDEL), a department of the Office of Experiential Learning, is celebrating.

Any student who attends the peer career advising drop-in hours or a career development workshop during the month of November will automatically be entered into a draw for one of two $50 giftcards to the Campus Bookstore. Students can find the November workshop listing and peer drop-in hours at:

For faculty and staff interested in joining in the celebration, CDEL will lead a professional development workshop entitled “Supporting the Career Development of UWindsor Students” at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. Participants will learn about approaches to career development, common challenges, and key messaging for facilitating meaningful career conversations with students. More details and registration are available at:

Canada Career Month is a nationwide celebration of careers that takes place every November to advance the agenda of improving access to services and education so that Canadians are better prepared to develop their careers and transition into the labour market.

“The goals of Canada Career Month are exactly aligned to ours as the centralized career centre here on campus,” says Kerri Zold, manager of Career Development & Experiential Learning. “This year’s theme is Explore the Possibilities and we’re encouraging students, faculty, and staff to do just that by taking a moment to find out more about what we do and how we can support them.”

man standing on mountain before sunriseThe November 2019 edition of “Workplace Wellness E-Digest” offers tips to keep your lungs healthy.

Pulmonary health subject of wellness newsletter

Healthy lungs allow you to work, play, and live well, says the November 2019 edition of Workplace Wellness E-Digest.

Published by the Department of Human Resources’ Office of Employee Engagement and Development, the newsletter offers information on what you can do to keep your lungs healthy and disease-free.

It details the dangers of second-hand tobacco smoke, the risks associated with vaping products, and symptoms of pulmonary ailments like asthma, pneumonia, and influenza. Read the Workplace Wellness E-Digest.

Leddy Library exteriorCampus libraries will provide an assist to exam studying by extending hours.

Libraries to extend hours for end-of-semester study

Libraries on campus will extend their hours of operation during exams.

For the weekends of Nov. 15 to 17 and 22 to 24, the Paul Martin Law Library will open Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. to 5:50 p.m., and Sundays from 1 to 10:50 p.m.

For the weekends of Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, Dec. 6 to 8 and 13 to 15, the law library will be open Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 10:50 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 10:50 p.m.

For the remainder of the month until Jan. 5, library hours will be:

  • Monday to Wednesday, Dec. 16 to 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:50 p.m.
  • Thursday and Friday, Dec. 19 and 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.
  • closed Dec. 21 and 22
  • Monday, Dec. 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:20 p.m.
  • closed Dec. 24 to Jan. 1
  • Thursday and Friday, Jan. 2 and 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:20 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 4, from 11 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 5, from 1 to 4:50 p.m.

The Leddy Library will open during the exam period for 24 hours, five days a week. From Dec. 4 to 18, the only times the Leddy Library will close is between 2 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

The library will close at midnight on Dec. 19, open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Dec. 20, and be closed on Dec. 21 and 22. The library will reopen on Dec. 23 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and close for the holidays from Dec. 24 to Jan. 1.