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Lecture to discuss role of judiciary in resolving political disputes

In an era of judicialized politics, Canadians increasingly rely on the courts to resolve issues of public policy, says a researcher who will speak on the UWindsor campus Wednesday.

Kate Puddister will deliver a free public lecture entitled “Seeking Judicial Advice: Canadian Reference Cases 1949 to 2014,” November 5 at 4 p.m. in McPherson Lounge, Alumni Hall.

Dr. Puddister is a doctoral fellow in the Research Group on Constitutional Studies at McGill University. Her appearance in Windsor is sponsored by the Faculty of Law and the history and political science departments.

Steven PalmerSteven Palmer will discuss his research on the Metropolitan School of Nursing when he appears on CJAM at 4:30 p.m. today.

Dogged by scandal, school left positive mark on nursing profession

It was unfairly dragged into a local sex scandal back in its day, but a demonstration school established in Windsor during the middle of the last century broke new ground and became a model for nursing education in Canada, according to a university historian.

Gillian KornackiBotsford scholar Gillian Kornacki will deliver a lecture on French colonial families in the Detroit River Region at Ducks on the Roof in Amherstburg this Thursday night.

History scholar to discuss Detroit River region's French colonial families

Whenever Gillian Kornacki drives down Goyeau Avenue, she must wonder what life was like for her distant relatives.

“My grandma was a Goyeau, so I grew up with the stories about how that street used to be our farm,” says the fourth-year history major.

Those stories were enough to make her do a little more digging. Several years ago, while visiting her grandfather’s house, she found a genealogy book, compiled by one of her relatives during the 1970s, tracing her family’s history back 12 generations.

Emile NaickerHistory major Emile Naicker demonstrates the web site he created that's devoted to the history of the Manchester United football club.

Students preserve history on web

When Emile Naicker came to university, he never imagined he’d be able to combine his love for history with his passion for his favourite football club.

But that’s just what the fourth-year history major did when he signed up for an innovative course taught by Heidi Jacobs and Rob Nelson called History on the Web. Designed to teach students how to integrate historical archives and other resources with modern communications technology, the course required each one to create a project demonstrating how they would preserve history on the internet.

Kim and Rob NelsonKim and Rob Nelson will both receive awards at today's Celebration of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity, which happens to fall on their 14th anniversary. Photo by Hagen Nelson.

Award winning researchers to be recognized on wedding anniversary

Today is an especially rewarding one for Kim and Rob Nelson.

Besides taking home a pair of awards at today’s annual Celebration of Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity, the two professors are celebrating their 14th wedding anniversary.