Social Work

Film focuses on Ford City community

A University of Windsor graduate wants to brighten the city with a quick look at a community that is fighting back. With help from a small grant from the Social Work Students Association, Matt Krawl has created a short film about Ford City, the neighbourhood east of Walkerville centred on Drouillard Road.

“I hope to leave a mark on Windsor by showing the good things about the area,” said Krawl.

Key transfer video available online for viewing

A video recording the November 30 celebration of the University’s takeover of the former Windsor Star buildings is now available for viewing.

The video by Suede Productions captures the historic handover of keys to the complex from Star publisher Marty Beneteau to UWindsor president Alan Wildeman. Hundreds of students, staff, faculty, alumni and assorted well-wishers were on hand to witness the moment.

Crowd cheers University’s takeover of downtown site

Hundreds of students, alumni, staff, faculty and well-wishers cheered as UWindsor president Alan Wildeman accepted the keys to the former Windsor Star buildings from publisher Marty Beneteau on Friday, symbolizing the transfer of the property to the University.

First-year business student Qiaotian Yan said it was fun to participate in the event, which jammed the corner of Pitt and Ferry streets for a photograph and video to document the historic occasion.

Photo shoot today to capture historic handover of former Windsor Star site

Samantha Allen likes to get her picture taken. The kinesiology student says that’s why she plans to come out today for a mass group photo celebrating the University’s takeover of the former Windsor Star buildings.

“I think it will be fun,” she says.

Students and alumni, faculty and staff, and community members will gather at noon Friday, November 30, in front of the buildings at the corner of Pitt and Ferry streets in downtown Windsor, as UWindsor president Alan Wildeman accepts the keys to the property from Star publisher Marty Beneteau.

Music students to entertain mass photo subjects

Attendees at Friday’s event to celebrate the University of Windsor’s takeover of the former Windsor Star buildings will be entertained by a band of music students.

The jazz group the Udder Guys—house band at the Milk Coffee Bar—will be playing while students and alumni, faculty and staff, and community members gather for a mass crowd photo in front of the buildings at the corner of Pitt and Ferry streets in downtown Windsor.

Downtown businesses planning to put smiles on the faces of mass photo participants

Downtown businesses are preparing to welcome participants in Friday’s mass photo shoot marking the occasion of the official transfer of ownership of the former Windsor Star buildings to the University of Windsor.

“Say Cheese for the Keys” will record the historic moment at noon; buses will shuttle students, staff and faculty from Vanier Circle starting at 11 a.m.

UWindsor social work grad honoured with scholarship award

The Athena Scholarship embodies the values of her chosen profession, says social worker Marianne Stoesser.

“It strives for the empowerment of people to develop to their full potential and become agents for positive change in the lives of individuals, families and the community,” says Stoesser (MSW 2012), who will receive the award at a luncheon Friday hosted by the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The award carries a cash value of $3,000 and recognizes community involvement, potential for leadership, demonstrated excellence and academic standing.

Rights of Aboriginal women subject of Tuesday discussion

Until 1985, First Nations women who married non-status men lost their status under Canada’s Indian Act, even though men who married non-status women were able to pass their status on to their wives and children. The effects of this discrimination are still being felt in many communities today.

In a free public event, “Aboriginal Women v. Canada,” Jeannette Corbière Lavell and Dawn Lavell Harvard discuss the losses experienced by First Nations women and their children as a result of gender discrimination in the Indian Act.