Learning Management System team receives the 2017 Impact awardNick Baker (standing at left), who will receive the Excellence in Leadership Award this year, congratulates the Learning Management System team on its 2017 Impact award.

Faculty and staff invited to Employee Recognition Awards reception

The Department of Human Resources invites the campus community to the annual Employee Recognition Awards reception, January 31 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Alumni Auditorium, CAW Student Centre.

At this event, Employee Recognition Awards will be presented to the following individuals and teams:

  • Service Excellence Award (Individual) – Susan Dennison, lab and education co-ordinator, Faculty of Nursing.
  • Service Excellence Award (the First Five Years of Employment) – Melissa Gabrieau, animal care technician, Central Animal Care Facility.
  • Excellence in Leadership Award – Nick Baker, director, Office of Open Learning.
  • Impact Award (Individual) – Aaron Dickau, gardener, Housekeeping and Grounds.
  • Impact Award (Team) – Teaching Awards Nomination Team, members: Beverley Hamilton (academic initiatives officer, Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic), Peter Marval (media artist, Centre for Teaching and Learning), and Jessica Raffoul (teaching and learning research and communications co-ordinator, Centre for Teaching and Learning).
  • “U” Make a Difference Award – Frank Jeney, Lancer Recreation assistant/fitness co-ordinator, Athletics and Recreational Services.
  • Excellence in Health & Safety Award – Dave Yott, acquisitions/production and ILLO co-ordinator, Leddy Library.

RSVP by January 24, online at http://www.uwindsor.ca/employeerecognition/rsvp, by e-mail at oligat@uwindsor.ca, or by phone at 519-253-3000, ext. 2044.

Canadian Parliament buildingsA free public lecture by UWindsor political science professor Cheryl Collier will explore issues of equity in Canada’s Parliament.

Violence against women in Canadian Parliament subject of lecture

New research showing that the federal workplace is the site of violence against women in the form of sexual harassment and assault will be discussed duringEquity in Canadian Parliament,” a lecture by Cheryl Collier on Thursday, January 18, at 4 p.m. in Vanier Hall’s Katzman Lounge.

Dr. Collier, a UWindsor political science professor and co-director of the Health Research Centre for the Study of Violence Against Women, will give the talk as part of the Humanities Research Group’s Martin Wesley Lecture Series.

Collier says that barriers to women entering elected office have remained stubbornly strong in spite of a federal cabinet currently boasting equal numbers of female and male ministers — a milestone first achieved in 2015 and one that was protected through a recent cabinet shuffle.

In fact, the percentage of elected female MPs (26 per cent) is far from equal and places Canada 63rd in the International Parliamentary Union’s rankings of gender representation in national parliaments, behind Rwanda, Mexico, and Vietnam.

The lecture will take stock of women’s place in elected federal politics in 2018, paying particular attention to new research on violence against women in Parliament.

Catherine HundlebyPhilosophy professor Catherine Hundleby will present “Epistemic Coverage and the Argument from Ignorance” on Friday, January 12.

Philosopher to explore ignorance fallacy

The claim “If that were true, I would have heard about it” plays a pivotal role in social models of reasoning, says philosophy professor Catherine Hundleby.

She will explore a possible connection between independent accounts — the social epistemology developed by Sanford Goldberg of Northwestern University and her UWindsor colleague Douglas Walton’s theory of argumentation schemes — in a free public presentation Friday, January 12, entitled “Epistemic Coverage and the Argument from Ignorance.”

Dr. Hundleby is director of the doctoral program in argumentation studies and a fellow of the Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric. Both are sponsors of Friday’s event, which begins at 3 p.m. in room 105, Memorial Hall.

Alastair McEwinAustralian disability discrimination commissioner, Alastair McEwin, will make two free public appearances on the UWindsor campus Monday, January 15.

Public events to offer Australian approaches to building inclusive communities

UWindsor audiences will have the opportunity to engage with Australia’s disability discrimination commissioner during two free public appearances on campus Monday, January 15.

Alastair McEwin, a member of the deaf community, will deliver his lecture “Disability Rights in Australia: Progress over the last 25 years?” at noon in the Farmer Conference Room, Ron W. Ianni Faculty of Law Building. The event will feature a lunch and a question-and-answer session.

McEwin will also participate in a panel discussion entitled “Global Struggles: Working towards Realizing Disability Rights in Canada, Australia and the US,” alongside:

  • Law professor Laverne Jacobs, founding director of the Law, Disability, and Social Change Project;
  • Mark Cody, legal director of the Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service; and
  • Arlene Dodge, staff lawyer at Legal Assistance of Windsor and a member of Walpole Island First Nation.

This event will run 5 to 7 p.m. in the CAW Student Centre’s second-floor boardroom.

To attend either event, RSVP online by January 11.

Sarah MittonShot putter Sarah Mitton has already qualified for the national championship meet.

Lancer track teams open season among nation’s top-ranked

Lancer men’s and women’s track and field teams are among the leaders in the national poll released this week by U Sports. The men’s squad is ranked second, the women third in the rankings; the Guelph Gryphons lead in both categories.

Windsor’s women’s basketball is the only other varsity team to crack the national top 10, currently ninth in the country.

jacket mapping territory of the Three Fires Conferedacy

Workshop to provide education in treaties with First Nations

Teacher candidates from across Windsor-Essex will gather on the UWindsor campus for a workshop on treaties with Indigenous peoples — wampum treaties, cession treaties, and the various ways the treaties were broken — Friday, January 12.

Author David D. Plain, a member of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation, and Monica Virtue, a filmmaker and designer from Woodstock, will fuse traditional oral storytelling with interactive mapping, animations and videos to discuss de-colonization, reconciliation, and world building.

The event is free and open to the UWindsor community. It will run 9 to 11 a.m. in room 1101, Neal Education Building.