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pile of books forming tree shape in front of circulation deskTree of knowledge: library clerk Joann Kolonelos decorated the lobby of the Leddy Library, including building this tree of books, to set a holiday mood.

Scheduled maintenance to disrupt access to library e-resources

The Leddy Library will undergo scheduled maintenance that will impact patron access to e-resources and the library search tool, Omni, on the following dates:

  • 6 to 7 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1
  • 6 to 7 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15
  • 7 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, to 7 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 31

Users accessing e-resources as of Dec. 15 will encounter a new login screen and will be required to login using their UWin accounts.

For more information, contact the library.

greeting cards hanging from stringAn e-greeting card designed by public affairs means one less thing to worry about during the most wonderful time of the year.

Seasonal greetings available in electronic form

The Office of Public Affairs and Communications can help individuals and departments cross one item off their holiday to-do lists: extending best wishes to colleagues and friends.

Graphic designer Marnie Robillard has created a selection of seasonal imagery for use as e-cards. They feature a choice of winter scenes along with a suggested verse or the option for clients to provide a customized message.

Order by Dec. 15 to ensure completion for delivery before the holiday break, via the online Holiday Cards Order Request form.

santa flying sleigh toward universityCapture the magic of the season with a festive photo with Santa Claus on Thursday, Dec. 7.

Santa to pose for family snapshots in student centre

The Office of Student Experience has planned a magical evening to get the University of Windsor into the holiday spirit: capture the magic of the season with a festive photo with Santa Claus!

“Students, staff, and faculty are welcome to join us on Dec. 7 to get a family photo with Santa Claus and enjoy an evening of holiday joy,” says Mackenzie Smith, communications and events co-ordinator for the Office of Student Experience.

It will run 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. next Thursday in the CAW Student Centre Commons. Those in attendance will enjoy cookies and milk, along with a special story time with Santa.

Space is limited and registration is required. Claim your spot on the Photos with Santa website.

volleyball players celebrate pointThe Lancer men’s volleyball team, ranked ninth nationally, will host the Queen’s Gaels in matches Friday and Saturday.

Food drive a chance to beat the Lancers

Can the Windsor-Essex community top Lancer varsity athletes?

Members of the blue and gold have been collecting donations of non-perishable food items for the campus food pantry and the Downtown Mission. Now they’re challenging their fans to beat their total.

UWindsor faculty and staff can drop off items at the Toldo Lancer Centre by Saturday, Dec. 2. The collections will continue through this weekend’s home games:

  • Volleyball vs. Queen’s on Friday and Saturday; the women playing at 6 p.m. and the men at 8 p.m. both days.
  • Basketball vs. Western on Saturday; the women tipping off at noon and the men at 2 p.m.

Other Lancer action this weekend sees the men’s and women’s hockey teams take to the ice. The men will travel to London to face the Western Mustangs on Friday night before returning home to host the York Lions on Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Capri Pizzeria Recreation Complex. The women’s squad will close out 2023 with a pair of road games, Friday at Ontario Tech and Saturday at Queen’s.

Tickets for all home games can be purchased in advance at goLancers.ca/tickets, and all games can be seen live at OUA.tv.

Track and field will break out of the blocks at the Blue and Gold Intersquad Meet, Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 4 and 5, in the Dennis Fairall Fieldhouse.

neon sign reading OpenOpen educational resources can contribute to a more equitable approach to instruction, and a Dec. 6 workshop will introduce how to use them.

Workshop to teach instructors about harnessing the power of open for inclusive education

Did you know that the University of Windsor has its very own Open Educational Resource Ranger? Come learn from Tranum Kaur (she/her) about how the open education movement can be a powerful force for creating more inclusive educational experiences.

She will host a 45-minute workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. This hybrid session will be offered both in-person in room 1232, Centre for Engineering Innovation, and online via Teams. Sign up for the workshop in the Office of Open Learning workshop database.

Dr. Kaur is a faculty member and co-ordinator of the Master of Medical Biotechnology program in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. She is a recipient of the 2023 Dr. Alan Wright Award for Exemplary Digital Teaching Award.

In this interactive session, she will introduce open educational resources and their benefits and help instructors identify some of the repositories to find OERS.

“With the rising cost of living, how many students are able to afford to purchase required textbooks?” Kaur asks. “Integrating open educational resources in your teaching can make a more cost-effective and equitable student learning approach.”

She will also highlight the difference between free and open resources and the six Creative Commons license types promoting the sharing and reuse of OERs.