Willistead ManorWillistead Manor, 1399 Niagara Street, is the setting for a Let’s Talk Theatre luncheon on September 26.

Luncheon a chance to discuss theatre troupe’s season opener

University Players will hold its first “Let’s Talk Theatre” luncheon of the season at Willistead Manor on Wednesday, September 26.

Director Lezlie Wade and Mike Stasko, a professor of communication, media, and film, will lead a wide-ranging discussion of the drama company’s first show of the season, Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play by Anne Washburn.

This dark and funny musical tale explores how the characters of today’s pop culture can slowly become larger-than-life myths of the future. A global catastrophe has knocked out power and survivors gather to rebuild their communities. As their minds turn to entertainment, they retell favourite episodes of The Simpsons animated television series; their stories evolve as they are passed down through generations.

The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. and will feature a menu of chicken lentil soup, chicken stuffed with sundried tomato and spinach with white wine cream sauce, carrot purée and green beans, with a berry tart for dessert. Tickets are $45, available at www.universityplayers.com or by calling 519-253-3000, ext. 2808.

Angela JamesWomen’s hockey world champion Angela James received an honorary doctorate during June 2018 Convocation ceremonies.

Committee issues call for nominations for honorary degrees

The Senate Governance Committee on Special Appointments and Honorary Degrees welcomes nominations for honorary degrees.

Anyone wishing to nominate a candidate for an honorary degree must submit a nomination form by Friday, September 28. Read the selection criteria or print a nomination form here.

For more information, contact Maria Giampuzzi at 519-253-3000, ext. 3317, or by e-mail at woody@uwindsor.ca.

Lisa AustinLisa Austin, Chair in Law and Technology at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law.

Legal issues of communications privacy subject of lecture

Canadian governments increasingly seek access to various forms of communications metadata for law enforcement and state security purposes. A free public lecture will explore the legal issues involved at noon Wednesday, September 19, in the Ron W. Ianni Faculty of Law Building.

Lisa Austin, a professor in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law, will deliver “Reframing the Metadata Debate with Privacy Preserving Lawful Access Technologies” over a light lunch in the Farmer Conference Room.

Dr. Austin holds the Chair in Law and Technology; her research and teaching interests include privacy law, property law, and legal theory. Her presentation will offer an alternative approach to lawful access that is sensitive to the use-context of communications metadata.

“Essential to this approach is the claim that the legal architecture of lawful access must develop with a greater understanding and adoption of technological means of preserving privacy and accountability,” she says. “Doing so, we propose, opens up possibilities to rethink lawful access that can be more rights protective than current methods but also better meet the needs of law enforcement.”

The event is hosted by Windsor Law’s LTEC Lab; to secure a space, register by September 14.

Staff member Lily Powis remembered for warm, generous nature

Colleagues and co-workers remember Lily Powis as a giving person who touched the lives of students, faculty, and fellow staff members. A receptionist in the Faculty of Nursing, she died September 1.

Lily Powis“Lily was very generous and always wanted to be helpful,” says Sheema Inayatulla, assistant to the dean of nursing. “She was only with our faculty for a short time, but she always had a smile for everyone in the front office.”

Powis joined the UWindsor permanent staff in 2006 as administrative records clerk in the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, after holding a contract position in Public Affairs and Communications. She transferred to the Faculty of Nursing in September 2017.

Many of her friends on campus received gifts of her baked goods and hand-knitted kitchen towels. She donated several prizes for giveaways in DailyNews, and enjoyed entering its prize contests herself.

Campus flags will be lowered in her memory on Monday, September 10. Her family has planned a private memorial service.