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rear viw of buildingsContractors are clearing out the buildings behind the historic façades on the former Windsor Star site.

Clean-up progressing on downtown campus site

Contractors are clearing out the buildings behind the historic façades on the former Windsor Star site.

aerial photo of Windsor Star in mid-demolitionConstruction crews clear debris during the demolition of the former Windsor Star buildings in this December 28 photograph.

Photos show progress of downtown campus construction

A series of aerial photos shows the progress of work on the former Windsor Star site.
Betty Barrett and Dana LevinBetty Barrett and Dana Levin analyzed hundreds of hours of World Wrestling Entertainment programming. Their findings are significant given the number of young people who form their ideas about relationships based on the media they consume.

'PG era' wrestling narratives still portray women negatively, researchers find

Despite marketing itself as ‘PG Era’ programming, World Wrestling Entertainment still portrays romantic relationships in which women are weak.
Betty Jo BarrettBetty Jo Barrett recently conducted a study of intimate partner violence rates in the LGBT community and found them highest among the bisexual population.

Alarming abuse rates among bisexual community, researcher finds

As Windsor gears up to celebrate its rainbow communities at this weekend’s Pride Fest, a social work researcher has some sobering thoughts about the rates of violence in the LGBT community, and especially among the bisexual population.

Board approves budget for downtown campus renovation

The Board of Governors approved a budget of just over $32 million for the renovation of the former Windsor Star site to house the University’s social work and Centre for Executive and Professional Education programs at its meeting April 30.

The administration will tender a construction contract in the coming weeks, with a projected occupancy date in spring 2015.

Adoption of cross-discipline approaches is the new frontier, says social work theorist

Seeing the UWindsor School of Social Work prepare to relocate into the former Windsor Star buildings brings back a lot of memories for Francis Turner.

A native of the city, he delivered the newspaper on a route near his boyhood home between Bruce and Janette avenues near Giles Boulevard.

“This was just at the end of the Second World War, so people were very anxious for news,” he recalls. “You really felt you were providing an important service to them.”

Posters showcase social work graduate student research

No university program in social work can cover everything a practitioner requires, says Toni Parker: “The field is too diverse—that’s why we need continuing education and professional development.”

Her placement with Community Partners for Applied Research and Consultation was the subject of her research proposal, one of dozens presented during “Bridging the Gap: The Voice of Social Work,” Friday in the CAW Student Centre.

The master’s candidate says the event was a great chance to learn and network.