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Lancer CentreThe Toldo Lancer Centre is offering free access to the community during the month of December.

Toldo Lancer Centre promises community TLC in December

Lancer Recreation is offering free access to facilities in the Toldo Lancer Centre through the month of December.

The “month of giving” campaign invites the public to register for free passes for:

  • Lancer Fit fitness classes,
  • Aquafit classes in the pool,
  • Family-friendly recreational swims,
  • Friday night open recreation in the gymnasiums for basketball, volleyball, badminton, pickleball, table tennis,
  • and other parts of the facility.

Get the details of how to create an account, how to download the app for schedules, and how to register for activities on the Lancer Recreation website.

Windsor GivesNov. 29 is Giving Tuesday, an international movement to promote community and philanthropic donations.

Giving Tuesday to highlight opportunities for donor support

Save the date of Nov. 29 — it’s Giving Tuesday, an international movement to promote community and philanthropic donations.

Annual Giving Program co-ordinator Chris Knack notes there are many worthy projects across campus, and he plans to highlight a few for consideration by donors.

Watch DailyNews next Tuesday for these highlighted funds. In the meantime, learn about how your support can make an impact at www.uwindsor.ca/supportuwindsor.

Annie Roberts as Peter Pan and Justin Mendler as Captain Hook spar in the University Players production of “Tinker Bell”Annie Roberts as Peter Pan and Justin Mendler as Captain Hook spar in the University Players production of “Tinker Bell” by Patrick Flynn, directed by Lee Wilson. Costume design Esther Van Eek, set design David Court, lighting design Linas Kairys. Photo by Jen Gurniak.

University Players production promises family fun for everyone

University Players final show of 2022 is Tinker Bell by Patrick Flynn, a family favourite that will thrill audiences of all ages. The show features swashbuckling pirates, an enormous crocodile and of course, that famous fairy herself, Tinker Bell. Directed by Lee Wilson, the piece focuses on Peter Pan from Tinker Bell's perspective, centring the story on her friendship with Peter and the importance of being a good friend.

Students from the School of Dramatic Art have been hard at work putting the finishing touches on an enormous 12' crocodile puppet designed by staff member Nancy Perrin.

"It's a great opportunity for our students to bring together building, painting, and sewing elements to create something truly magical," says Kristen Siapas, the theatre company’s marketing co-ordinator.

Audience members who attend a special relaxed performance during the Saturday matinees on Nov. 26 and Dec. 3 will have an opportunity to see the puppet up close before the show.

Tinker Bell opens Friday, Nov. 25, with a 7:30 p.m. performance at Essex Hall Theatre. The show runs approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Recommended for all ages. Special family pack pricing is available by calling the box office at 519-253-3000, ext. 2808. The $60 package includes two adult tickets and two youth tickets.

Tickets are on sale now and can be bought at www.universityplayers.com. Kids tickets are just $10, and regular price tickets start at $20.

Sukanya Pillay, Olatoke AdeboboyeSukanya Pillay and Olatoke Adeboboye will lead the new Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities.

New office to represent student rights and responsibilities

A team of professionals will help represent students through the new Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities.

The office was formed as part of a larger restructuring effort of the Office of Student Experience and review of the University of Windsor’s Student Non-Academic Misconduct Procedure, following a campus-wide consultative process by Charles C. Smith Consulting, the working group on restructuring of the Office of Student Experience, and the Anti-Black Racism Task Force.

The establishment of the new office is rooted in inclusive best practices, diverse campus expertise, student needs and lived experiences, said Clinton Beckford, vice-president of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

“It became clear in recent years that the Office of Student Experience should not have responsibility for investigation and discipline stemming from student non-academic misconduct matters,” Dr. Beckford said. “The University of Windsor delivered on its promise to take measurable steps to enhance the student experience.”

Formerly intake co-ordinator of student conduct, Olatoke Adeboboye has been appointed manager, student rights and responsibilities, effective immediately. In her new role, Adeboboye will facilitate restorative practices while advocating for less punitive approaches towards behavioural incidents.

Once Sukanya Pillay completes her term as interim associate vice-president of human resources at the end of November, she will begin her new appointment as executive director of the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, effective Dec. 1. Pillay is a lawyer steeped in legal practice and teaching of equality laws, EDI principles, anti-racism and anti-oppression, and the principles of natural justice and fairness.

In the coming months, she will take over the revision of the student conduct policy and the student non-academic misconduct procedures while consulting with governing bodies and partners across campus.

The new team will initially report to Beckford as the office unfolds, in keeping with recommendations from the Smith Report.

Maggi DeWolf-Russ tees up a shot on net.Lancer forward Maggi DeWolf-Russ scored both Lancer goals in a 2-1 win over Guelph the last time the teams played, Nov. 11.

Varsity teams face tests in weekend competition

Lancer teams will be tested on the road this weekend, while the only varsity games at home will see women’s hockey look to extend a seven-game winning streak.

The women skaters will face off against the Guelph Gryphons for back-to-back games at the Capri Pizzeria Recreation Complex on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25 and 26. The puck drops both nights at 7:30 p.m.

Windsor’s men, currently ranked seventh in the country by U Sports, will play on the road, travelling to Thunder Bay to meet the Lakehead Thunderwolves on Friday, then heading to Toronto to face off against the Varsity Blues on Sunday afternoon.

Basketball will play in the nation’s capital, with the 6-0 Lancer men facing a pair of nationally-ranked opponents, the no. 1 Carleton Ravens on Friday and the no. 4 Ottawa Gee Gees on Saturday. The 3-3 women’s side will also play Carleton on Friday and Ottawa on Saturday — the Gee Gees boast a no. 10 standing.

Volleyball will be in St. Catharines to take on the Brock Badgers in doubleheader matches Friday and Saturday. Windsor’s women at 3-2 thus far on the season will play against the country’s no. 2 side; the Lancer men take an unblemished 5-0 conference record into their weekend contests.

Find game times and other details of all the competition at goLancers.ca.

Jodie Glean-MitchellAnti-racism educator Jodie Glean-Mitchell will deliver a pair of workshops for UWindsor instructors over the next couple of weeks.

Workshops to explore anti-racist pedagogy and course design

The executive director of equity, diversity, and inclusion at the University of Toronto will deliver a pair of anti-racism workshops for UWindsor instructors over the next couple of weeks.

Anti-racism educator Jodie Glean-Mitchell has dedicated her career to developing educational programming in the field of anti-racism, equity, and inclusion.

She will facilitate the following online workshops for the Anti-Black Racism Teaching and Learning Series:

  • Deepening Your Practice in Antiracist Pedagogy: Transforming learning environments through Antiracism actions and inclusive teaching practices, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 1 to 3 p.m. This workshop will introduce the foundational principles of anti-racist pedagogy and examine common challenges and pitfalls that faculty members and teaching assistants experience in the learning environment, as well as tools to deepen one’s preparation and response to difficult moments as they arise. Participants will also learn pro-active strategies to integrate inclusive practices into teaching practice.
  • Deepening Your Practice in Antiracist Pedagogy: Transforming learning environments through Intentional Course Design, Thursday, Dec. 8, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. This workshop will examine anti-racist and decolonial approaches to course design and multifaceted factors to be taken into consideration in course and syllabus development across disciplines. It will also explore the interconnectedness between one’s anti-racist lens, inclusive teaching practice, and course design.

Register for either or both of these workshops.

The Anti-Black Racism Teaching and Learning Series is co-sponsored by the Centre for Teaching and Learning, Windsor University Faculty Association, and the Office of Human Rights, Equity, and Accessibility.

Book cover microhistorical documentariesA free public lecture Monday will consider microhistorical documentaries.

Lecture to focus on microhistorical documentary films

Traditional historical documentaries strive to project a sense of objectivity, producing a top-down view of history that focuses on public events and personalities, says Efrén Cuevas, a history professor at Universidad de Navarra, Spain.

In his book Filming History from Below, he identifies an emerging trend of “microhistorical documentaries,” focusing on tightly-circumscribed subjects, personal archives, and first-person perspectives.

The Department of History and Moving Histories Project present Dr. Cuevas delivering a free public lecture on the subject Monday, Nov. 28, at 5 p.m. in the Performance Hall, SoCA Armouries.

Drawing on microhistorical film works on the Holocaust, the Cambodian genocide, and the internment of Japanese Americans during the Second World War, he will examine how they push cinema’s capacity as a producer of historical knowledge in new directions.

Cuevas is co-editor of The Man without the Movie Camera: The Cinema of Alan Berliner and Landscapes of the Self: The Cinema of Ross McElwee. Find more info on his website.

Pickleball and paddleLancer Recreation will host a Learn-to-Play Pickleball Night on Nov. 29.

Students and employees invited to learn to play pickleball

On Tuesday, Nov. 29, Lancer Recreation will host a free learn-to-play pickleball night from 7:45 to 9:45 p.m. in the Toldo Lancer Centre. All UWindsor students and staff are welcome to attend.

Local pickleball coaches and players Robert Veteri and Mike Graff will instruct and inform participants about the game’s rules and play: principles of safety, positioning, types of shots, and more. There will be lots of time for questions and exhibition play afterwards.

The instructors are multi-gold medalists in pickleball at levels just below professional, playing in both Canada and the United States. They have been successful clinic instructors for over five years.

The Toldo Lancer Centre has some paddles and balls available, but recommends individuals bring their own equipment if they have it.

Open recreation pickleball is available at the Toldo Lancer Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 11 a.m. All those with a valid membership and day pass may participate.

Send questions about the event to Giulia Bernabo.