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'Menaissance' a reaction to fear of lost masculinity, education researcher says

Concerns expressed by some commentators that feminism and queer politics is emasculating men and creating a new generation of sissies is resulting in a “Menaissance,” according to a Faculty of Education professor.

The phenomenon is characterized by males trying to recapture their lost masculinity, however the fear that men are becoming increasingly effeminate is nothing new, says Chris Greig.

Top moustache growing honours awarded at fund-raising luncheon

Dino Spagnuolo’s first ever attempt at growing a moustache turned out to be a winner.

A clerk in the Leddy Library’s media centre, Spagnuolo tied for top honours with Dave Smith, an analyst in the university’s planning and budgets department, in a campus moustache growing contest.

“It’s an honour to have been chosen as a co-winner from among all these great-looking guys,” Spagnuolo said yesterday after a lunch held at the University Club to pick the winners.

Community connections focus of Research Matters pledge drive show

A talk show like Research Matters is just one example of how CJAM connects the university with the local community, according to Vern Smith.

“There are so many important research projects going on at the university and it’s critical for the people who fund them to have an understanding of how that work impacts their every day lives,” said Smith, the campus community radio station manager. “That’s really the whole point of Research Matters.”

No single cure for many varieties of breast cancer, researcher says

Because there are so many different types of cancer there will never be a single cure for them, but researchers have made significant advances in fighting the disease on an individual basis, according to Lisa Porter.

“If you think about it, 60 years ago we didn’t even know what cancer was,” said Dr. Porter, an associate professor in Biological Sciences who devotes much of her lab time to studying the mechanisms that cause cancer cells to divide and grow.

Arctic adventure an amazing experience for research writer

A trip to Canada’s far north with an expedition to catch and tag fish, and set out acoustic receivers to track their movements, has been one of the most amazing experiences of his life, says Stephen  Fields.

A communications officer in the University of Windsor’s department of Public Affairs and Communications, Fields joined researcher Nigel Hussey aboard the MV Nuliajuk, a 64-foot vessel plying the waters off the coast of Baffin Island.

Stop in Clyde River provides insight into Inuit life

With a simple stick and line, two 14-year-old Inuit boys are able to reel in sculpin, a spiny fish, off the main dock of the harbour in Clyde River, Nunavut, but had never considered it as a career.

That might be because there are no commercial fisheries in this remote village of about 800 people, located 600 kilometres north of Iqaluit, but that may change in the near future, says Stephen Fields.