Canadian BrassMembers of Canadian Brass will present to music students Friday at the SoCA Armouries.

Brass ensemble to discuss careers in music

The Juno and Grammy award-winning brass ensemble, Canadian Brass, will present to music students in the School of Creative Arts on Friday, April 13.

The members of Canadian Brass will speak about their careers, the group, playing together — and will even perform.

The public is invited to listen in, starting at 7 p.m. in the SoCA Armouries Performance Hall, 37 University Avenue East. Find more info on the event website.

Canadian Brass will join the Windsor Symphony Orchestra for performances Saturday and Sunday at the Capitol Theatre.

cartoon woman with film reels for eyeglassesThe Department of Communication, Media, and Film is holding its annual film festival April 15 at the Chrysler Theatre.

Film festival to feature student works

Students in the communication, media, and film program will screen their projects during the 44th annual University of Windsor Film Festival and CMF Gala on Sunday, April 15, at the St. Clair College Centre for the Arts.

Eleven short works are on the playbill, and the gala event will also see awards for film production and other achievements of students in the department.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the films start rolling at 7 p.m. in the centre’s Chrysler Theatre, located at 201 Riverside Drive West. Admission is $10; get tickets from the Chrysler Theatre Box Office or online.

Find more details on the event Facebook page.

Still from boxing gym adUWindsor alumnus Matt Bendo is nominated for a Canadian Society of Cinematographers award for his commercial promoting a boxing training academy.

Grad’s commercial under consideration for cinematography prize

A UWindsor grad will find out this weekend whether he will win a national award in cinematography or the second straight year.

Communication, media, and film alumnus Matt Bendo (BA 2014) is nominated in the category “branded content” by the Canadian Society of Cinematographers for his production “Legacy,” promoting the Toronto-based boxing academy Kombat Arts. Watch it here.

Bendo directed and edited the commercial, as well as heading its cinematography, for the TrePalm production company. He won the award last year for his work on “Storm,” an advertisement of custom exhausts created by Armytrix for Lamborghini luxury automobiles.

“It is truly an honour to be nominated alongside award-winning cinematographers of such high calibre like Kris Belchevski, Goh Iromoto, and Daniel Grant,” he said. “To be nominated by the Canadian Society of Cinematographers for something I am so passionate about two years in a row is an incredible feeling.”

The society will announce winners of this prize and those in other categories at its 61st awards gala on Saturday, April 14, at the Arcadian Court in Toronto.

Faculty association to honour law professor for contributions to equity

A reception May 2 will honour law professor Laverne Jacobs as the 2018 recipient of the Mary Lou Dietz Equity Leadership Award.

Laverne JacobsThe Windsor University Faculty Association’s Status of Women, Diversity and Equity Action Committee bestows the award to honour individuals who demonstrate leadership through their contributions to creating an equity culture on campus. The award is named after Mary Lou Dietz, a late UWindsor faculty member and head of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology, in recognition of her contributions to the advancement of women in Canadian universities and colleges.

In announcing her selection, the committee praised Dr. Jacobs for having distinguished herself as a pioneering scholar, teacher, and activist in the area of disability, accessibility, and human rights law. As a teacher, she has created innovative courses such as Law, Disability, and Social Change that combine multi-disciplinarity and social justice. On campus, she has increased the profile of the Faculty of Law as a leader in social justice. Read more in a brief citation on the association’s website.

The university community is invited to celebrate her commitment, contributions, and accomplishments to diversity and equity. The award presentation will begin at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, in the Freed Orman Commons, Assumption Hall, with a reception to follow.

RSVP by April 25 to or 519-253-3000, ext. 3365.

naging lightbulbs, one litThe Social Innovation Challenge offers cash prizes for business concepts that provide social or environmental benefit.

Registration open for do-gooders’ Dragon’s Den

Registration is now open for a Windsor iteration of the Social Innovation Challenge, which brings together change-makers and funders in what organizers call “Dragon’s Den for the socially conscious.”

During the two-day event, businesses and entrepreneurs pitch concepts that will prove financially sustainable while providing a social or environmental benefit. A nation-wide project of the United Church of Canada, the local event is sponsored by the Entrepreneurship Practice and Innovation Centre (EPICentre).

It is set for April 26 and 27 at Emmanuel United Church, 1728 Lincoln Road, and open to the public.

The top social enterprises will be eligible for thousands of dollars in cash prizes, as well as mentorship and training opportunities. Find more information, including an agenda and registration details, on the event website.