Residence Services

Campaigns calling for responsible alcohol use

Several campus projects are using the occasion of St. Patrick’s Day to send a message – you don’t have to drink to excess to have a good time.

“St. Patrick’s Day is the biggest drinking day of the year for university students,” says Catherine Joyce, who works with Campus Police as student alcohol education coordinator. “It’s a nice target for us to get to them before the event.”

She organized an information fair in the CAW Student Centre Thursday, with booths on a variety of topics related to alcohol awareness.

Reception fêtes academic success of residence students

Sapphire Wood knows the value of student engagement.

In addition to working as a resident assistant in Electa Hall, the fourth-year women’s studies major belongs to the Outstanding Scholars program, serves as teaching assistant, and participates in the alumni phonathon.

“Being involved in so many things on campus keeps me interested and motivated in my studies,” said Wood.

Santa Claus parade promises a Dickens of a good time

The UWindsor entry in Saturday’s Santa Claus parade will offer a Scrooge-eye view, says organizer Sandra Davis. The residence life manager says the float reflects the event’s theme, “A Dickens Christmas.”

“Our spectacular entry depicts Scrooge’s view on Christmas morning,” she says. “As he throws open the shutters, he looks across the town square to see people frolicking in traditional festive activities.”

Volunteers from residence and the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance will skate around a Christmas tree, build a snowman, or join in carolling.

Residence representatives make their mark at regional conference

With a theme of “Making our Mark!” a delegation from UWindsor residence took home several major awards from the Great Lakes Affiliates of College and University Residence Halls conference this past weekend – including the right to host the event next year.

“This is the first time in 20 years that this conference has travelled to Canada and the first time ever hosted at the University of Windsor,” said Jacqueline Mellish, residence life coordinator for Macdonald and Electa halls.

Lecture to explore feminism and argumentation

Feminists criticize the extent to which logic and other models for argumentation eliminate important contextual elements and force specific interpretations as if they were neutral, says philosophy professor Catherine Hundleby.

She will explore the subject in a free public lecture entitled "Feminism and Argumentation" on Thursday, September 8, at 3 p.m. in the seminar room of Parker House, 105 Sunset Avenue.