DailyNews Issue for Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015

Fellowship recognizes professor’s research on Inuit fisheries

Aaron FiskProfessor Aaron Fisk has been named a 2015 Pew Marine Fellow to support his work to develop an Arctic fisheries research program.

Professor Aaron Fisk, Canada Research Chair in Trophic Ecology at UWindsor’s Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, was this week named a 2015 Pew Marine Fellow to support his work with Inuit communities to develop an Arctic fisheries research program.

Dr. Fisk, who is appointed to Earth and Environmental Sciences, was among five researchers worldwide who will receive $150,000 in support for his work through Pew’s Ocean Science Division’s Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation, which works to address critical marine conservation issues throughout the world.

As climate change continues to cause sea ice melt in the Arctic, commercial fisheries are rapidly expanding northward into areas once only fished by local communities. Recognizing that effective fisheries management in this harsh and remote environment will depend on active participation by indigenous peoples, Fisk is using his Pew Marine Fellowship funding to empower Inuit communities to manage a developing artisanal fishery.

The Pew Charitable Trusts is an independent non-profit organization and the sole beneficiary of seven individual charitable funds established between 1948 and 1979 by the children of Sun Oil Company founder Joseph Newton Pew and his wife, Mary Anderson Pew.

Athletics department seeking volunteers to help run national track championship

It takes a small army to mount an event as large as the Canadian Interuniversity Sport track and field championships, so the athletics department is putting out a call for recruits.

The St. Denis Centre will host the event Thursday to Saturday, March 12 to 14.

Volunteer responsibilities run the gamut from crowd control to media assistance to helping to run competitions. An organizing session on March 11 is mandatory.

Applications are due by March 1. Click here to access the volunteer application form.

Win sends Lancers to men’s basketball quarter-finals

Evan MatthewsEvan Matthews pulls in a rebound, one of seven he notched Wednesday against the Toronto Varsity Blues.

The Lancer men’s basketball team will head to Hamilton to play the McMaster Marauders in an Ontario University Athletics quarter-final Saturday, after topping the Toronto Varsity Blues 85-71 Wednesday night at the St. Denis Centre to open the playoffs.

Rotimi Osuntola Jr. contributed a game-high 22 points and 18 rebounds; fifth-year players Evan Matthews, with 15, and Khalid Abdel-Gabar, with 12, also scored in double digits for Windsor. Read a full game recap at goLancers.ca.

Saturday’s game will be webcast live on oua.tv starting at 3 p.m. It will be a battle of national contenders; the Lancers are ranked fifth in Canadian Interuniversity Sport, while McMaster is one spot higher at No. 4.

Men’s hockey squad drops game one

The Lancer men’s hockey team lost the first game of its best-of-three divisional final Wednesday, 3-1 to the Guelph Gryphons at South Windsor Arena. Ryan Green scored the Lancers’ lone goal. Read “Men’s hockey drops game one to Gryphons.”

Windsor will look to even the series as it moves to Guelph on Friday. The puck will drop at 7:30 p.m. and fans can watch live on oua.tv. Game three will take place in Windsor on Saturday evening, if necessary.

Track teams chasing titles at provincial meet

Both the men’s and women’s track and field teams are ranked among the nation’s best heading into this weekend’s OUA championship tournament in Toronto. The CIS has Windsor’s men at No. 1 and women at No. 7. York University will host the meet, which runs Friday and Saturday.

Women cagers to open post-season against Varsity Blues

The Lancer women’s basketball team will start its campaign for a fifth-straight national title Saturday, when it hosts the Toronto Varsity Blues at the St. Denis Centre. Game time is 6 p.m. Windsor held top ranking in the CIS through the season. Toronto beat the Brock Badgers 77-61 Wednesday to qualify for the quarter-final.

T-shirts with anti-cancer message still available for purchase

Lancer T-shirts expressing solidarity in the fight against breast cancerLancer T-shirts expressing solidarity in the fight against breast cancer are available for $10, with proceeds going to support research.

Elisa Mitton thought she was sold out of large T-shirts on Lancer Breast Cancer Awareness Day, but some new stock turned up and she is ready to share it with the campus.

The special edition T-shirts bear the Lancer shield below the message “All in for the fight,” and are available in sizes medium, large, and extra-large. Proceeds from the $10 price support research programs of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Shoot for the Cure tote and grocery bags are also available for $3.

To buy a T-shirt or bag, contact Mitton at 519-253-3000, ext. 2447, e-mail emitton@uwindsor.ca.

Lecture to examine legal experiences of abuse victims

Janet MosherJanet Mosher, director of clinical legal education at Osgoode Hall Law School, will deliver the 2015 Distinguished Lecture of the Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice on March 5.

Women seeking to extricate themselves from abusive relationships may find it difficult to avoid engagement with a legal system composed of multiple regimes: criminal, family, social assistance, social housing, immigration, and child welfare law.

Janet Mosher, director of clinical legal education at Osgoode Hall Law School, will discuss how these legal regimes are used by abusive men to maintain control rather than to resolve disputes in her free public lecture, “Gender Violence and Access to Justice at the Intersection of (In)compatible Legal Regimes,” 4 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the Ron W. Ianni Faculty of Law Building.

Professor Mosher is co-editor with Joan Brockman, of Constructing Crime: Contemporary Processes of Criminalization, and with Joe Hermer of Disorderly People: Law and the Politics of Exclusion in Ontario. She is a member of the Canadian Homelessness Research Network and the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and formerly served on Legal Aid Ontario’s clinic law advisory committee.

Her presentation, the 2015 Distinguished Lecture of the Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice, is open to the public but space is limited. Confirm attendance by sending an e-mail by Thursday, February 26, to Cristina Corio at ccorio@uwindsor.ca.

Film screening to support diaspora conference

Denzel Washington as Malcolm X.Denzel Washington was nominated for a best actor Academy Award for his portrayal of Malcolm X in the 1992 film of the same name.

A Friday night screening of the 1992 biopic Malcolm X will raise funds in support of the 2015 African Diaspora Youth Conference.

Admission is $3, with popcorn available for an additional $2 and drinks for $1 more.

Directed by Spike Lee, the movie traces the career of the African-American activist. Denzel Washington in the title role earned an Oscar nomination for best actor.

The screening begins at 7 p.m. February 27 in room 1118, Erie Hall. For more info, contact Deb Curran at 519-253-3000, ext. 3508.

Campaign underway for OPUS elections

The nominations are closed and campaigning is now underway for the biennial elections of the Organization of Part-time University Students.

“This year, we have received numerous candidates that will compete for the position of director at large,” says executive director Maryan Amalow. “It's great to see so many individuals interested in contributing to the student union.”

Balloting will take place from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the CAW Student Centre, Tuesday to Thursday, March 3 to 5. Voters must be part-time undergraduate students, so bring student ID to the polling station. More information, including an online voting system, is available on the OPUS website.

Get ’em while it’s cold: Campus Bookstore lowering prices on sweaters

display of sweaters, some with UWindsor logosThe Campus Bookstore has marked down its entire collection of sweaters.

Baby, it’s cold outside—but you don’t have to be.

The Campus Bookstore is offering to warm up its patrons with comfy sweaters, on sale for 25 percent off Thursday and Friday, February 26 and 27.

“We have a wide selection of styles with Lancer and UWindsor logos,” says marketing coordinator Martin Deck. “This is a really timely sale, so I advise customers to hurry in to ensure they are able to pick up their favourites.”

The Campus Bookstore, located on the lower of the CAW Student Centre, is open until 6 p.m. Thursday and 5 p.m. Friday.