UWill Discover image - woman breaking through sheet of paperGet a sneak peek at student discoveries Thursday in the SoCA Armouries.

Event to offer sneak peek at student work

The UWill Discover Sneak Peek, sponsored by the Humanities Research Group, will offer a glimpse of the exciting and compelling research being done by UWindsor undergraduate students in the arts, humanities and social sciences, Thursday, March 15, at 4 p.m. in the Performance Hall, SoCA Armouries.

UWill Discover will give students a chance to present their research and creative work to fellow students, friends, family, and the world. It is set for March 22 and 23 in the CAW Student Centre. For more information on the conference, visit: https://scholar.uwindsor.ca/uwilldiscover/.

cartoon beer mug holding brainLearn about the brain at a science outreach event Wednesday, March 14.

Science on Tap offers event to get you ahead

Just in time for Brain Awareness Week, the Faculty of Science is hosting “Boozy Brains,” featuring mini-talks by UWindsor brain researchers, demonstrations about how the brain and senses work, brain-focused trivia and games, and research highlights from campus labs.

The event is part of Science On Tap, a series of outreach activities to encourage members of the community to come and meet UWindsor researchers and get a glimpse into the research happening on campus.

“We want people to come out and join the fun because this is a perfect opportunity to highlight the great work and the great people that work on the brain and sensory systems here at UWindsor,” says event organizer Kirsten Poling, science teaching and learning specialist in the Department of Biological Sciences.

“This event also highlights the collaborative efforts of the Behaviour, Cognition and Neuroscience groups, as the six talks come from across diverse fields of biology and psychology. There will be time to mingle and see demonstrations and meet the researchers, so that people can see what scientists are really like.”

The presentations include:

  • Brandon Zuccato and Isabelle Messa on concussion research;
  • Jeff Dason on fruit fly neuroscience;
  • Josh Wright on the effects of alcohol on hearing;
  • Dirusha Moodley and Julia Barsotta on the Aphasia Friendly Canada network;
  • Barb Zielinski on the sense of smell; and
  • Kassandra Korcsog on memory.

“Boozy Brains” runs 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at Craft Heads Brewing Company, 89 University Avenue West. Tickets are $10 and get you admission, as well as food and one beer. Buy tickets at Snapd online.

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Courteney Rivait, Kelsey Balkwill, Alexia LamotheLancer Kelsey Balkwill (centre, with Courteney Rivait and Alexia Lamothe) won three gold medals and a bronze en route to most valuable performer honours at the national track championships.

Lancers win recognition at national track championships

It was a weekend of earned honours for Lancer women at the U Sports track and field championship tournament, Thursday through Saturday in the Dennis Fairall Fieldhouse.

The league named thrower Sarah Mitton its outstanding female field performer at its pre-competition awards brunch; sprinter Kelsey Balkwill earned recognition as meet MVP with a four-medal performance, including a Lancer record 1:29:37 to win the 600m race.

The Lancer women finished third in the team standings behind Guelph and Toronto; Windsor’s men finished 12th overall.

Mitton claimed gold in the shot put and silver in the weight throw events. Rachel Wolfs cleared 4.15m to take honours in the women’s pole vault.

Besides her 600m victory, Balkwill won gold in the 300m and as part of the 4x400m relay team, with Courteney Rivait, Kristy Hodgins, and Stephanie Shaw. She also won silver with Windsor’s 4x200m relay squad — Rivait, Shaw, and Kelly Hodgins.

See the full meet results at goLancers.ca.

Men’s volleyball advances to national level

The Lancer men’s volleyball team has secured its first-ever berth in the national championship tournament with a bronze-medal finish in the Ontario University Athletics playoffs, Saturday in Hamilton. It was the first time in program history the squad won an OUA medal.

The Lancers will head back to the Steel City for the eight-team U Sports tournament, March 16 to 18.

MFA students sitting on stairsMFA students will open their studios to the public Wednesday. Pictured from left to right are (top) Faegheh-Vicki Kalantari, David Bergeron, (middle) Dominic Pinney, Imogen Wilson, Audrey D’Astous, (bottom) Talysha Bujold-Abu, Jude Abu-Zaineh.

MFA students to open studio doors Wednesday

The public will have a chance to see how students are making use of the new downtown facilities of the School of Creative Arts when Master of Fine Arts candidates open their studios to visitors.

Students in visual arts and film programs will showcase the diverse range of their practices and media by allowing the public to explore their working spaces during the MFA Open Studio, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, in the SoCA Armouries.

Participating artists include Jude Abu-Zaineh, David Bergeron, Talysha Bujold-Abu, Yiru Chen, Adrienne Crossman, Audrey D’Astous, Faegheh-Vicki Kalantari, April Morris, Amin Nadi, Dominic Pinney, Anthony Saracino and Imogen Wilson.

Earlier the same day, members of the TUG Collective will discuss their exhibition “Borders | Corridors | Lines of Desire,” which considers conflicting attitudes toward migration in American history. Their new film installation, The Turn Around, is on view in the SoCA Gallery through Wednesday. Their artists’ talk is scheduled for 4 p.m.

Gin Ebony, Brady Holek, Carley SchweitzerCJAM staff: music director Gin Ebony, station manager Brady Holek, and program director Carley Schweitzer.

Student referendum to seek hike in contribution to campus radio

A referendum seeking a $3 per semester increase in the student levy for campus-community radio station CJAM-fm will run in conjunction with the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance elections, March 14 and 15.

The boost from the current $5 per semester from each full-time undergraduate will allow the station to hire a news director and a volunteer co-ordinator, while making the position of music director full-time.

Station manager Brady Holek says the fee increase would be the first since 1980.

“While we gather roughly $25,000-30,000 from our generous community each year during our fundraising drive, and obtain government of Canada grants on a regular basis, after so many years, inflation is catching up to the organization,” he says.

He notes that this fall will mark 35 years since the station began FM broadcasting, but its roots go back to a music appreciation society founded in the 1950s.

“CJAM has a very proud history of being the alternative voice in Windsor and Detroit, and I’m proud to say we offer learning opportunities that have led many on career paths that shaped their lives,” says Holek. “To celebrate 35 years of FM by creating new job opportunities would go a long way to help us continue to redefine radio and reach higher ground in Windsor and Detroit.”

Read more about the planned referendum on the CJAM website.

frames on rackBuy a diploma frame, get a free portrait frame through March 15 at the Campus Bookstore.

Bookstore promotion offering picture frame free with diploma frame

The Campus Bookstore is looking to frame UWindsor grads, with a special “buy one, get one free” promotion through March 15.

The purchase of a diploma frame will entitle customers to a matching 5" x 7" portrait frame, valued at $39.99 to $49.99 — absolutely free.

The frames are available in four styles; view them on the bookstore’s website. The Campus Bookstore is located on the lower level of the CAW Student Centre.

Registration open for new Weight Watchers series

The campus chapter of Weight Watchers at Work, co-ordinated through the Department of Human Resources, will accept registrants for its new series on March 29 from noon to 1 p.m. in room 367, Dillon Hall.

Sessions will run for one hour starting at noon each Thursday through August 8.

The cost is $219 for 20 weeks and includes all meetings, online tools, confidential weigh in and materials; learn more on the Employee Engagement and Development – Weight Watchers at Work page.

Direct any questions to Oliga Tserakhava at 519-253-3000, ext. 2044, or oligat@uwindsor.ca.

retractable banner next to large-format printerA retractable banner with kit is the University Print Shop’s special for the month of March.

Retractable banner on offer from print shop

The University Print Shop is offering a vertical stand-alone banner for just $199 as its March special.

The retractable banners boast a visible area of 85 x 202cm printed on a durable polypropylene matte material. The quoted price includes all the hardware and a premium carry bag with side zipper.

The shop is producing these on its new Canon 4000s large-format printer, pictured above.

To place an order, email printshop@uwindsor.ca or visit uwindsor.ca/printshop.