Our campus is full of heroes, says Jacqueline Mellish.
Residence life coordinator for Macdonald and Electa halls, she says a food drive launched by the Higher Education Reaching Out (HERO) Project on Saturday, April 6, collected 7,200 lbs. of goods—almost double last year’s amount.
“This year’s Day of Action was crazy successful,” says Mellish. “In total, we had 120 volunteers representing all six residence halls, plus staff helping out.”
Everyone can be a hero, says Jacqueline Mellish, residence life coordinator for Macdonald and Electa Halls. She is calling on the University community to join in an effort to help replenish the dwindling supplies in local food banks.
Student volunteers with the Higher Education Reaching Out (HERO) Project will fan out across the city on Saturday, April 6, for a Day of Action to collect non-perishable foods, but the donations can start early, says Mellish, if faculty, staff and students drop off contributions to the Residence Services office.
Reviews of both the Residence Services and Food and Catering Services operations will focus on the goal of enhancing services and developing a long-term strategy for the two areas.
Steering committees for each of the reviews comprise the following membership:
It has been a challenge to maintain an A average in the first year of her nursing studies while representing Alumni Hall on the Windsor Inter-Residence Council, says Angela Li, but it has been worth it.
“Some of my most rewarding experiences thus far have resulted,” she said, as one of the students whose accomplishments were celebrated during a reception held last week by the residence services department.
A blood donor clinic scheduled for Vanier Hall on Wednesday is aimed at students living in residence but open to all, says Canadian Blood Services.
The clinic runs 5 to 8 p.m. on January 30 in the Oak Room; as always, walk-in donors are welcome. The entire experience, including health assessment and recovery, takes about an hour.
“Just an hour to help save a life,” says Joan Hannah, community development coordinator for Canadian Blood Services. “We hope students will attend and bring a friend as well!”