Matt Walters

Student engineers win in February quiz

Sandeep Guntupalli, a master’s student in electrical and computer engineering, won yesterday’s DailyNews trivia quiz and the fabulous prize package pictured above.

One question tripped up most respondents – the 1900 Paris Olympics were the most recent Summer Games held during a non-leap year. Montreal hosted the event in 1976, a leap year. The Gregorian calendar now in use does not add a leap day to most end-of-century years, including 1900.

Restaurant to host fundraiser for engineering student design team

A team of Windsor engineering students engaged in designing and building a radio-controlled aircraft are partnering with a local chain restaurant to raise money for the project.

The 2012 SAE Aero Design team has arranged to receive a percentage of the dinner proceeds at Kelsey’s Tecumseh location on Monday, February 27. The team will receive 10 per cent of food sales between 6 and 11 p.m. at the restaurant, located at 9 Amy Croft Drive in Tecumseh.

Fitness instructors offering free classes this week

Looking to get in shape for spring? Instructors of X-Training classes in the St. Denis Centre are offering a free sample this week – try a class and if you like it, sign up at half-price for the remainder of the semester.

Included in the offer are:

Quiz to brighten winter days

For those hardy souls holding down the UWindsor fort during Study Week, DailyNews is offering a small measure of recompense: a chance to win some swag.

Up for grabs are two 50 mm square photo frames in bonded leather, courtesy of the special events manager in the Office of the President, and two 100 per cent silk scarves – ideal to ward off winter’s chill – donated by the Office of Public Affairs and Communications.

Drummond report underscores importance of higher education to economy, says Council of Ontario Universities

Ontario universities appreciate the focus on postsecondary education issues provided by the Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services, welcoming particularly its support for sufficient tuition revenue so that universities can continue to maintain the quality of the student experience, the Council of Ontario Universities announced in a news release yesterday.

Students seeking applicants to score job with Toronto soccer team

A group of UWindsor graduate students is hoping to help find the new face of the Toronto Football Club.

Toronto FC, the professional soccer franchise owned by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, has launched a nationwide campaign soliciting applicants for a one-year contract with the organization.

The club promises a high-profile position that includes:

Film records a road trip on a river

Summer 2008, a year before Hydro-Québec starts building an 8-billion dollar hydroelectric project, Alexis de Gheldere and Nicolas Boisclair decide to canoe down the Romaine River with two environmentalists… a “river trip” of 500 kilometres which will take them from the source in Labrador to the mouth in the Gulf of St-Lawrence.

Event promises to consider the Qur’an in the light of science

A free public event on Thursday, February 16, will feature two speakers addressing the topic “The Qur’an in the Light of Science”

  • Robert Dufour, God and Atheism
  • Imam Mohamed Mahmoud, Qur’an the Living Miracle

at 5:30 p.m. in room G133, Chrysler Hall North.

The lectures are the centrepiece of Islamic Awareness Week, sponsored by the Muslim Students Association. Booths offer information about Islam, February 13 to 17 in the CAW Student Centre Commons.

AfroFest to offer a taste of the diaspora

AfroFest, the African Diaspora Festival, continues Thursday and Friday with events to stimulate all the senses.

Thursday at 4 p.m. in the CAW Student Centre Commons, the festival will feature a series of performances – from story-telling to music, dance and African drumming.

On Friday, February 10, organizers offer Taste of the Diaspora, a chance to sample foods from around the world sharing a common African heritage. Starts at 4 p.m., also in the CAW Student Centre Commons.

Reminder: Call for nominations for special appointments

There is one week left for nominations and applications for the titles of Professor Emerita/Emeritus, University Professor and Honorary Professor. The Special Appointments Committee is accepting nominations or applications for an eligible candidate to the Office of the University Secretariat by February 15.