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Author offers spiritual healing for survivors of sexual abuse

The trauma of sexual abuse causes a host of painful effects in the lives of survivors, often continuing for years beyond the incidents of abuse. Lack of attention to their spiritual needs may cause further suffering, says Stevan Wlusek.

The author of From Darkness into Transforming Light: Illumination for the healing journey of sexual abuse survivors from the Carmelite spiritual tradition, he will discuss his book at a launch reception Sunday, April 15, at 3 p.m. in Assumption University’s Freed-Orman Centre.

Discovery Channel program seeking country’s greatest know-it-all

The Discovery Channel is looking for talented, inventive, technology-savvy women to participate in a television show to identify Canada’s Greatest Know-It-All.

“On this show, being a know-it-all and using your knowledge to get through challenges is good, positive, and smart,” says casting director Irada Seli. “I am looking to cast great role models of smart, outgoing women.”

Psychology retiree appointed acting dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Robert Orr, a recently retired, long-serving member of the university’s psychology department, will commence a one-year term as acting dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences on July 1, provost Leo Groarke announced Wednesday.

Dr. Orr had previously served as department head and associate dean. He will succeed Cecil Houston while a committee continues its search for a new dean.

Keynote speaker to put listeners’ heads in the clouds

Cloud computing can foster innovation, stimulate collaboration and enhance service, says John MacDonald.

The senior account enterprise manager of Google Canada will discuss the rise of cloud computing and why implementing cloud solutions can enhance security and maintain privacy in a keynote address at Campus Technology Day, May 17.

During his three years with Google, MacDonald has helped large Canadian enterprises understand Google’s philosophy and its roadmap for innovative technologies.

Film is a distillation of Canadian scientist’s life and thought

David Suzuki, iconic Canadian scientist, educator, broadcaster and activist, delivers a last lecture — what he describes as “a distillation of my life and thoughts, my legacy, what I want to say before I die” — in the film Forces of Nature.

Cinema Politica hosts a screening of the documentary, winner of a people’s choice award at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in room 108, Odette Building. Admission is by donation.

Roundtable to give students insight into health professions

A Health Professional Round Table will give students a chance to consider related careers, Wednesday, April 4, on the University of Windsor campus.

Attendees will hear presentations from individuals working in fields as varied as surgery, family practice, occupational and physiotherapy, dentistry, patient advocacy, nursing, dietetics—and more—discussing their professions and the paths that led them there. Following the formal program, a reception will give students an opportunity to network with and ask questions of the presenters.

Universities welcome federal investment in research

The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada welcomed strategic investments in research and innovation in Thursday’s federal budget.

“The budget provides new opportunities for talented graduate students to gain research experiences in companies across Canada,” association president Paul Davidson said in a statement. “We’re also pleased the budget recognizes the importance of deepening international education and research linkages.”