DailyNews Issue for Thursday, Sep 21st, 2017

Workshops today to share Aboriginal culture

Hoop dancer Nimkii OsawamickHoop dancer Nimkii Osawamick will lead an active workshop in the art at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the CAW Student Centre Commons.

A series of workshops in the CAW Student Centre will touch on different facets of Aboriginal cultures, today — Thursday, September 21 — from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

All of the events are free and open to the public:

  • 2 p.m. Ambassador Auditorium, a discussion on Indigenous student representation with Coty Zachariah, national chair of the Canadian Federation of Students
  • 2:30 p.m. Ambassador Auditorium, Dean Jacobs, consultation manager for Walpole Island First Nation, will chronicles and explores the pre-Confederation treaties between the British Imperial Crown and the ancestors of the Walpole Island First Nation and their homeland in what is known today as south-western Ontario.
  • 3:30 p.m. main foyer, M.Ed student Jessica Rachel Cook will lead participants through the creation of their own dream catchers using traditional techniques and supplies, as well as contemporary artistic adaptations that incorporate found, repurposed, and collected materials.
  • 3:30 p.m. Commons, Anishnaabe dance artist Nimkii Osawamick will provide an introduction to elements of hoop dancing — all levels of learners welcome. He hails from Wikwemikong Unceded Reserve on Manitoulin Island and is a member of the Wolf Clan.

This is part of a series of events to dedicate Turtle Island Walk. An official ceremony at noon and a free luncheon starting immediately after will take place on the pedestrian corridor. Find details of all the planned activities on the UWindsor Facebook page.

Discussion of medical marijuana industry keystone of biotech symposium

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A campus symposium Friday, September 29, will feature a panel discussion of the latest issues surrounding the legalization of marijuana and a keynote address on successful biotechnology commercialization.

The Biotechnology Entrepreneurship symposium encourages entrepreneurial thinking and promotes networking among students and industry, says organizer Tranum Kaur, professor of chemistry and bio-chemistry and coordinator of the Masters of Medical Biotechnology (MMB) program. It is geared toward emerging professionals exploring how to bring their discoveries from lab bench to market.

The full-day event is set for the CAW Student Centre’s Ambassador Auditorium. Registration, including lunch, is free for students of the University of Windsor or St. Clair College; for all others it is $25. Find more information, including a program and list of speakers, on the symposium website.

Quiz offers chance to win tickets to University Players’ season opener

Jane Eyre posterA trivia quiz contest offers a prize of two tickets to see the University Players production of “Jane Eyre.”

University Players is offering DailyNews readers a chance to win two tickets to see its production of an adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s gothic romance, Jane Eyre, September 22 through October 1 in Essex Hall Theatre.

Evening performances Wednesday through Saturday are at 8 p.m.; weekend matinees are at 2 p.m. For more information or tickets, call 519-253-3000, ext. 2808, or visit www.UniversityPlayers.com.

To enter the contest, just send your answers to the following three trivia questions. The winner will be selected at random from all correct responses received by 4 p.m. Thursday, September 21.

  1. Which playwright adapted the novel for the stage?
    a) Helen Burns
    b) Bertha Mason
    c) Eliza Reed
    d) Polly Teale
    e) Adèle Varens
  2. Which sketch comedy troupe televised a parody entitled Jane Eyrehead?
    a) The Kids in the Hall
    b) Monty Python’s Flying Circus
    c) Royal Canadian Air Farce
    d) Saturday Night Live
    e) Second City Television
  3. What is the name of Mr. Rochester’s estate?
    a) Manderley Castle
    b) Misselthwaite Manor
    c) Pemberley Park
    d) Thornfield Hall
    e) Thrushcross Grange

Contest is open to all readers of the DailyNews. Send an e-mail with your responses to uofwnews@uwindsor.ca. One entry per contestant, please. Note: the decision of the judge in determining the most correct response is inviolable.

International perspective on trademarks focus of discussion

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The International Intellectual Property Law Clinic presents a discussion of trademarks and careers in trademark law from an international perspective at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 28, at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, room 252.

The free public event will feature presentations by:

  • Mary Denison, commissioner for trademarks at the United States Patent and Trademark Office; and
  • Darlene Carreau, director general of business services and former chair of the Trademarks Opposition Board at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. 

More information is available at: www.internationalipclinic.com.

Board of Governors ratifies four-year collective agreement with Windsor University Faculty Association

The University of Windsor’s Board of Governors ratified a four-year collective agreement with the Windsor University Faculty Association (WUFA), which represents 850 academic staff including faculty, librarians, ancillary academic staff, sessional lecturers and sessional instructors.

The four-year deal expires June 30, 2021, and provides for scale increases totaling 7.1 per cent over the four-year period consisting of 1.6 per cent in 2017, 1.6 per cent in 2018, 1.75 per cent in 2019 and 2 per cent in 2020, along with a Windsor Salary Standard distribution in the last three years of the agreement, ensuring WUFA members are fairly and competitively compensated within the province. The deal also includes some benefit and language improvements. The parties started negotiations in late May and bargained throughout the summer, reaching a tentative agreement on September 1.

University of Windsor president Alan Wildeman expressed appreciation to both bargaining teams.

“Members of the Windsor University Faculty Association and University of Windsor administration bargaining teams are to be commended for their hard work over the summer, and their commitment to getting a good agreement completed before the beginning of the new academic year,” said Dr. Wildeman. “I know I speak on behalf of the campus community in thanking them.”

WUFA members ratified the agreement on September 19, voting 93 per cent in favour.