Chantelle Myers

UWindsor to offer science and technology camp for Aboriginal youth

A new program to encourage Aboriginal students to pursue science-related careers will offer local grade schoolers field trips, experiments and lectures from faculty members, current science students and Aboriginal instructors.

The 4Winds Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) and Beginning Time Teachings Aboriginal Youth Science Camp, for students in grades six, seven and eight, will run Saturdays on campus.

Bike enthusiasts promote cycling culture

A cycling culture helps people invest in their health and in more affordable transportation, says Jeannine DeGagne.

A former personal trainer in Kenora before she returned to school as a disability studies and psychology student, DeGagne aims to raise awareness about exercise and the benefits of outdoor activity. The annual Bike to UWindsor Week is intended to educate students and professors on the health and environmental benefits of commuting to campus on a bike.

Exhibition to combine visual arts and music

An exhibition now on display in the LeBel Building’s SoVA Projects Gallery showcases the combined talents of the schools of visual arts and music.

The public is invited to the Site, Sight, Cite faculty exhibition, featuring artwork by the instructors at the School of Visual Arts. The show will run through September 28, when a closing reception at 7 p.m. will include a solo performance by flutist Jamie Wagner, a music professor.

The gallery is open for public viewing Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

—by Chantelle Myers

Barbecue luncheon eases English language students into Canadian environment

For Tiffany Lu, the English language is more than a means of expression. It is a key to making more friends and getting better career opportunities.

The first-year accounting major is one of 300 international students starting the English Language Improvement Program this month. The Centre for English Language Development welcomed the students Friday with a free barbecue luncheon to meet their classmates, instructors and staff.

“English is very important in the professional world today,” Lu said. “This knowledge will open more doors for me back in China.”

Vendor Fair showcases local businesses

Hundreds of students were introduced to goods and services offered by local businesses during Tuesday’s Vendor Fair, outside the CAW Student Centre.

Promotional freebies, literature and even games attracted participants to the event, organized by the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance.

—photos by Chantelle Myers