Michael ZhaoEngineering student Michael Zhao savours a sausage during the 2017 campus community barbecue.

River Commons site of campus barbecue September 18

The River Commons along Turtle Island Walk will host a free barbecue lunch for all UWindsor students, faculty, and staff on Tuesday, September 18.

The campus community barbecue will feature halal chicken or beef sausages, apples, potato chips, and a meatless option for vegetarians. It will be the first major event in the new space, located east of the Biology Building.

“It’s a great venue for one of the year’s signature celebrations,” says organizer Mary-Ann Rennie, special events manager in the Office of the President. “We’re looking forward to a fun time and appreciate the support of Food and Catering Services and our alumni association.”

The luncheon will begin at noon and continue while supplies last. Patrons will enjoy live entertainment and a chance to assemble as another school year commences.

Joe BowenUWindsor grad Joe Bowen will receive an award for outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster, November 12 at the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Alum a hall of fame hockey broadcaster

Broadcaster and UWindsor grad Joe Bowen (BA 1973), best known as “the voice of the Toronto Maple Leafs” after a 36-year run calling the NHL team’s games, will enter the Hockey Hall of Fame at an induction ceremony November 12 in Toronto.

The NHL Broadcasters’ Association will confer on Bowen the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster. A plaque recognizing his achievement will be displayed by the Hockey Hall of Fame as a “media honouree” — a separate distinction from individuals inducted as members.

Named in honour of the late “Voice of Hockey” in Canada, the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award was first presented in 1984 in recognition of members of the radio and television industry who have made outstanding contributions to their profession and to the game of hockey.

In announcing the award, association president Chuck Kaiton noted that Bowen has described the action for more than 3,000 games to some of the world’s most dedicated hockey fans.

“Joe Bowen’s contagious enthusiasm in the booth has entertained Toronto Maple Leafs fans for decades,” Kaiton said. “The voice of the Toronto Maple Leafs is an extremely worthy recipient of the 2018 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award.”

Bowen was inducted in the UWindsor Alumni Sports Hall of Fame in 2011. He received the George Gross Award as Sports Media Canada’s broadcaster of the year in 2013, and his hometown of Sudbury named him an ambassador for the city in 2002.

Sabrina PourmandSabrina Pourmand will discuss her mission to inspire global change in a lunch session September 25 at the SoCA Armouries.

Lunch and learn session to explore philanthropy

A mission to inspire global change and alter the landscape of charitable giving is the subject of a “Lunch ’n’ Learn” on community philanthropy Tuesday, September 25, at the SoCA Armouries.

Speaker Sabrina Pourmand is an advisor to social impact organizations around the world and a former executive with a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries.

The event will run noon to 2 p.m. and is sponsored by the University of Windsor Alumni Association in partnership with United Way Windsor-Essex County. The SoCA Armouries is located at 37 University Avenue East.

The $10 per person admission cost includes lunch. Find more information, including an online registration form, on the event website.

Philosopher to consider ethical issues around food

Food plays a vital role in our lives, sustaining us physically and emotionally. Despite the central role we attribute to food in our personal and cultural identities, we tend to eat unreflectively.

Mylan Engel Jr., a philosophy professor from Northern Illinois University, will explore the ethical and environmental issues surrounding food production and consumption in his free public lecture “Philosophy and Ethics Come to Dinner,” 4 p.m. Thursday, September 13, in room 1163, Chrysler Hall North.

Dr. Engel is the author of the 2010 book, The Philosophy of Animal Rights: A Brief Introduction for Students and Teachers.

Registration open for lifelong learning programs

This is the last call for registering for fall semester classes offered through Uni-Com Lifelong Learning, with the first session of “Poetry for All” set for September 24 in Alumni Hall’s McPherson Lounge.

This is the organization’s 32nd year of study groups on a wide variety of areas of interest for seniors from the University (Uni) and from the community (Com).

Other classes this term include:

  • Tai Chi and Fitness;
  • History: Going, Going, Gone;
  • City Doors;
  • The World of Ancient Greeks;
  • First Nations: Art and Issues;
  • Through New Eyes: Poetry Old and New;
  • The Law and Morality; and
  • The World of Andy Warhol and other new exhibits at the Art Gallery of Windsor.

Course terms run five or nine weeks. Find detailed descriptions and registration instructions on the Uni-Com website, uwindsor.ca/unicom.