Matt Walters

Five Lancers honoured with provincial awards in track and field

Ontario University Athletics named sprinter Nicole Sassine its outstanding female performer at the provincial track and field championship meet, one of five Lancers announced Tuesday as major award winners.

Sassine ran to four medals at the OUA tournament, including gold in the 300m and 4x200m relay, and silver in the 60m dash and 4x400m relay. The fourth-year human kinetics major earned 22.5 points for the Lancers, leading Windsor’s women to their third straight provincial title.

Deadline approaching for Equity Leadership Award nominations

Nominations for the Mary Lou Dietz Equity Leadership Award from the Windsor University Faculty Association's Status of Women, Diversity, and Equity Action Committee are open until Friday, March 16, 2012.

The award is named to honour Mary Lou Dietz—a late UWindsor faculty member and head of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology—and her contributions to the advancement of women in Canadian universities and colleges.

Feminist media critic to offer ad-busting analysis

Feminist blogger, radio host and ad-buster Jennie Thunder will make three public appearances in Windsor on Tuesday, March 6.

At 10 a.m., she will analyze advertisements we see every day and offer tools to continue the critique outside the classroom in her presentation “Rethink, Reclaim: Occupy the Media,” in Alumni Hall’s McPherson Lounge.

At 1 p.m., Thunder will engage in an interactive discussion, “Storming the Media,” on her efforts to harness the media to project her own feminist voice, also in Alumni Hall’s McPherson Lounge.

Video competition aims to discover student tech ideas

Students with an idea for a great new technology, innovation or start-up can take it to the next level through a video competition hosted by Ontario Centres of Excellence.

The contest, open to all post-secondary students enrolled at an Ontario university or college, is a chance to put their ideas in front of the movers and shakers of the science and technology industry.

Paper airplane flights put students on path to glory

When he woke up Tuesday, the last thing Paul Marchwica expected was to be entering a paper airplane competition. But the master’s student in mechanical engineering read in DailyNews about the Red Bull Paper Wings qualifier in the CAW Student Centre and set to work.

“I researched on the Internet and found the dragon design,” Marchwica said. “It pays to learn from the best.”

Campus mourns death of retiree

Campus flags will be lowered today in memory of retiree Corrado De Concini, who died Monday, February 27.

De Concini commenced working at the University of Windsor in 1969 as a custodian in Facility Services, a position he held until his retirement in 1988.

Film tells tales from the Toronto summit

A meeting of leaders from the world’s 20 largest economies in June 2010 spent more than $1.3 billion on security measures, more than all previous G8/G20 summits combined.

Exclusion zones, overlapping layers of security fencing and an estimated 25,000 police and military personnel transformed downtown Toronto into an armed camp.