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roses laid on Memorial of HopeA vigil Tuesday at the Memorial of Hope will mark the Dec. 6 anniversary of the 1989 massacre at École Polytechnique in Montreal.

Tuesday vigil to honour women murdered at École Polytechnique

A vigil Dec. 6 on the UWindsor campus will mark observance of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, and the anniversary of the 1989 massacre at École Polytechnique in Montreal. 

Presented by the Womxn’s Centre, the vigil will begin at 11 a.m. at the Memorial of Hope between Dillon and Essex halls. 

Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend.

computer screen displaying Scholarship at UWindsorThe institutional repository Scholarship at UWindsor is home to 18,540 items of intellectual output.

Scholarly repository marks 10-year anniversary

Scholarship at UWindsor, the campus institutional repository, marked its 10th anniversary last month. Launched in November 2012, it collects, preserves, and disseminates intellectual output from UWindsor scholars in digital form.

“Institutional repositories like Scholarship at UWindsor benefit both the institution and its scholars by raising the institutional profile,” said scholarly communications librarian Pascal Calarco. “They also provide broader dissemination, increased use, and enhanced professional visibility of scholarly research.”

The first collection added to the repository included more than 4,000 digital theses and dissertations produced by University of Windsor graduates from 1953 to 2012.

Scholarship at UWindsor is now home to 18,540 items including published journal articles, white papers, and full proceedings from conferences held on campus. To date documents in Scholarship at UWindsor have been downloaded over 4.5 million times by users around the world.

Open access digital institutional repositories allow faculty to have a secure platform for exposing their intellectual output for maximum discoverability, resulting in increased readership, downloads, and citations to their work.

Scholarship at UWindsor is a vehicle for faculty to share published papers, chapters, and conference proceedings as well as creating a web‐based presence to feature academic expertise and accomplishments.

At its 10-year anniversary, the repository has added over 13,000 more items and has garnered millions of downloads from people around the world.

If you are interested in depositing your work into the repository, contact Calarco at  scholarship@uwindsor.ca.

Explore the institutional repository online: https://scholar.uwindsor.ca/.

Top 10 downloads from Scholarship at UWindsor on its 10th anniversary:

* Based on the average number of full-text downloads per day since the paper was posted.

  1. Battery Management System For Electric Vehicle Applications Rui Hu. 36,122 downloads.
  2. The Relationship between Management and Financial Accounting as Professions and Technologies of Practice Alan J. Richardson. 32,425 downloads.
  3. The Barbarian's Beverage: A History of Beer in Ancient Europe Max Nelson. 31,954 downloads.
  4. A critical analysis of Jean Paul Sartre's existential humanism with particular emphasis upon his concept of freedom and its moral implications. Joseph P. Leddy. 27,678 downloads.
  5. What types of arguments are there? James B. Freeman. 22,288 downloads.
  6. The ultimate load carrying capacity of single angle, single bolted connections. George R. Sinclair. 21,178 downloads.
  7. The evolution of the U.S. Containment Policy in Asia. Richard John Pilliter. 15,999 downloads.
  8. Chinese Women, Marriage and Gender: exploring the idea of women and marriage over time in the context of China. Siyu Chang, 9,230 downloads.
  9. Sixties Scoop, Historical Trauma, and Changing the Current Landscape about Indigenous People Shandel Valiquette. 8,221 downloads.
  10. The effects of divorce on children’s academic achievement Rachel Chimienti. 5,178 downloads.
John Paul Minda of Western UniversityCognitive psychologist John Paul Minda of Western University will lead a colloquium Thursday, Dec. 8.

Conceptualizing cognition subject of colloquium

Cognitive psychologist John Paul Minda has been studying the mind and brain for over 20 years and has written extensively on the topic of how people think. On Dec. 8 he will present a talk titled “Six different ways to carve nature at its joints” as part of the psychology department’s colloquium series.

An author, award-winning lecturer, and professor of psychology at Western University, Dr. Minda directs his academic research at understanding how we organize our experiences into categories and concepts and how these concepts influence our behaviours, plans, and decisions.

Minda teaches on many topics related to cognitive psychology and was the 2020 recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at Western. He is also the author of the best-selling textbook The Psychology of Thinking, now in its second edition, and the popular non-fiction book How to Think.

His talk will be held over Zoom at 4 p.m. on Thursday. For additional information, contact Prof. Patti Fritz at pfritz@uwindsor.ca.

—Susan McKee

Saher Zaidi, Chris HouserSaher Zaidi, president of the UWindsor chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society, welcomes acting VP research and innovation Chris Houser as an honorary member at its new members recognition reception, Nov. 25 in the student centre.

Honour society inducts new members

The UWindsor chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society honoured 117 new members with a reception Nov. 25 in the student centre.

Membership is by invitation and is open only to the top 15 per cent of college and university sophomores, juniors, and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study. The society has chapters at more than 400 post-secondary institutions in Canada, Australia, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Bahamas, and the United States.

“By becoming a member of Golden Key, you gain much more than a line on your resumé,” chapter president Saher Zaidi, a fourth-year social work major, told the newest recruits. “You become part of something greater — an extended family of peers, mentors, and connections all working together towards a common goal.

“Golden Key members from around the globe are united by their commitment to excellence in academics, leadership, and service and, through this commitment, better the world around them.”

The event doubled as a holiday gift drive for the Aboriginal Child Resource Centre, with donations of dozens of bags full of such items as socks, colouring books, and gift cards.

It also served to induct new honorary members: UWindsor president Robert Gordon, acting vice-president research and innovation Chris Houser, acting associate vice-president student experience Phebe Lam, and law professor Laverne Jacobs.

Find more information on the chapter’s Instagram feed, @gkwindsor.

Lancers Care WekOrganizers invite proposals for workshops during Lancers Care Week, Jan. 23 to 27.

Proposals invited for mental health and well-being training sessions

In collaboration with partners from across campus, Student Health, Counselling and Wellness Services is hosting Lancers Care Week from Jan. 23 to 27, 2023. Lancers Care Week provides a dedicated time during the academic year to bring members of our community together to share their talent, expertise, and skills in promoting campus mental health and holistic well-being. The week will include activities, booths, a student services fair, training sessions, and skill-building workshops.

Organizers are currently accepting proposals from members of the campus community who are interested in delivering a scheduled training session or workshop during the week. Content should be rooted in best practices or current research and be delivered by someone with subject matter knowledge or expertise.

“We know that our campus has many experts in diverse topics relating to holistic mental health and well-being, and we would like to offer the opportunity for those interested to deliver a training session or workshop in their area of knowledge,” says Katie Chauvin, mental health and wellness co-ordinator.

In keeping with the objectives of Lancers Care Week, proposed training sessions should align with one or more of the following topics:

  • Holistic wellness (physical, spiritual, emotional, career, etc.)
  • Mental health awareness and education
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Wellness skill building
  • Coping strategy development
  • Safety information and skills
  • Accessibility information and skills
  • Stigma reduction
  • Resource promotion
  • Campus care

Upon submitting your proposal, you will be asked to select your preferences for dates and times, and to provide a brief description of what your training will be about. Lancers Care Week organizers will co-ordinate the logistics — room booking, scheduling, registration, promotion, etc. — and will work with trainers to finalize details.

To submit a training proposal, access the submission form here. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Dec 14.

Email questions to wellness@uwindsor.ca.