Chantelle Myers

Panel to discuss gender and religious equity issues

Questions of balancing religious and legal rights are the focus of a panel discussion Friday, entitled “Legislating What Women Can Wear: The Niqab in the Courtroom.”

Three panelists will discuss a current case before the Supreme Court of Canada involving a Muslim sexual assault victim who refused to remove her full face veil during courtroom testimony.

University Bookstore boasts great graduation gifts

With Saturday’s Fall Convocation coming up, finding an appropriate gift for a graduate can be a chore—but it’s a chore the staff of the University Bookstore are eager to help with.

“We have a lot of great, useful products that are equally timeless,” says Shirley Bott, general merchandise buyer. “Students and their parents can keep wonderful memories of their time here at the university.”

The go-to place for UWindsor apparel, school supplies and much more, the bookstore suggests these five best-sellers:

Campaign promotes alcohol-free fun

UWindsor students will be educated on responsible drinking and treated to giveaways on Monday, October 15, in the CAW Student Centre Commons during the Beats Over Buzz event, part of a year-round alcohol education campaign.

The Alcohol Education Team will host the event to promote awareness about the issue of drunk driving and how it can be avoided, says student alcohol education coordinator Nevin MacLeod.

Career fair creates common ground for students and local employers

For Peng Jiang, networking with regional employers gives an insight into how companies and students can help each other succeed.

Jiang was one of many students who attended the second annual Working in Windsor-Essex Career Expo in the Ambassador Auditorium on Thursday. A native of Beijing, he is a master’s student of international accounting and finance, and looks forward to job offers from employers in the region.

Car takes a hammering to benefit engineering student project

A group of fourth-year engineering students had a smashing time raising funds for their capstone project.

The 2013 SAE Baja team held a Car Smash outside Essex Hall on Thursday, charging passersby to swing with a sledgehammer at an old automobile.

“It is a fun way of raising money,” says Yan Gao, member of this year’s Baja team. “We take all safety precautions and make sure they have fun at the same time.”

PhD student teaches by giving through cereal drive

Doctoral student Kimberly Hillier believes in making a difference and did her part by inviting her colleagues to contribute to a cereal drive for the Downtown Mission.

Hillier, an education student and a teacher with Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board, collected cereal donations in the Neal Education Building on Thursday after reading about the mission’s food shortage.

Conference to discuss future of nursing

Nurse academics, clinicians, and students will come together at the fourth biennial conference to share a wide range of scholarly and practice issues, says nursing professor Maher El-Masri.

The conference, entitled “Bridging Evidence and Practice: Shaping the Future of Nursing,” will explore the the importance of research and scholarly evidence to nursing practice. More than 200 nurses from across the country will attend on Saturday, September 29, at the Caesars Windsor Convention Centre.

Health Fair full of giveaways and takeaways for students and staff

UWindsor students and staff were educated on wellness issues and treated to giveaways at the Health Fair in the CAW Student Centre Commons on Wednesday.

“Students need to know about our programs so that they can easily access the help they need right here on campus,” says Sophie Kargl, who staffed a booth for Campus Recreation.

Kargl promoted physical activity and fitness classes at the Forge Fitness Centre, encouraging students to spin the Info Wheel, which had questions testing their knowledge of health issues affecting young people.