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Nominations invited for community service award

United Way Windsor-Essex County has issued a call for nominations for an award named to honour a former UWindsor faculty member.

The Honourable Edward W. Ducharme Award of Distinction recognizes the late English professor, who died in June 2013, and is given to a member of the Windsor-Essex community who demonstrates outstanding contributions to education, leadership and the public good.

Nominations are open until April 15; find details on the United Way website.

Dr. Ducharme was a three-time graduate of the University of Windsor (BA English 1967, MA 1969, LLB 1985). He taught courses in literary criticism and theory and served stints as department head, assistant dean and assistant vice-president before leaving academe to pursue a legal career that saw him ascend to the Ontario Court of Appeal.