Social Work

Panel to discuss gender and religious equity issues

Questions of balancing religious and legal rights are the focus of a panel discussion Friday, entitled “Legislating What Women Can Wear: The Niqab in the Courtroom.”

Three panelists will discuss a current case before the Supreme Court of Canada involving a Muslim sexual assault victim who refused to remove her full face veil during courtroom testimony.

Downtown community welcomes UWindsor campus plans

Downtown residents and merchants were excited by what they saw of the University’s plans during an open house Thursday at the Windsor Armouries.

“I think the value of my house is going to shoot up,” said Jon Liedtke, whose home on Victoria Avenue is within walking distance of the three buildings slated for the downtown campus. He was one of dozens of community members who turned out to view renderings, speak with University officials, and grill architects on the details.

Architects to be on hand for downtown open house

Representatives from the architectural firms planning the development of the UWindsor’s downtown campus will be on hand Thursday to discuss renovations to the Windsor Armouries, the former bus depot across the street and the Windsor Star complex several blocks to the west.

CS&P Architects and the heritage consulting firm E.R.A. Architects will present drawings and floor plans reflecting the vision which will bring approximately 1,500 students, faculty and staff into the heart of the city in 2014.


Open house to outline plans for downtown campus

The public will have a chance to say goodbye to the Windsor Armouries and view the University’s plans for its downtown campus during an open house in the building on Thursday, October 4.

The event will run 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the historical building, located on University Avenue at Freedom Way. UWindsor president Alan Wildeman, project managers, architects and representatives from the City of Windsor will be on-hand to discuss plans for the development of the Armouries, as well as the former bus depot across the street and the Windsor Star complex several blocks to the west.

Celebration welcomes first-year students to Lancer ranks

The chance to win a semester’s tuition was a huge draw to attend the Welcoming Celebration on Wednesday afternoon, says Kelsey Adams.

The social work student did win the raffle, sponsored by the University of Windsor Alumni Association, but walked out of the St. Denis Centre with more than just a cheque. She also gained inspiration and Lancer pride, courtesy of a presentation by UWindsor president Alan Wildeman on the theme “Believe in Yourself” and a special appearance by varsity athletes and mascot Winston.

Social work student praises community policing

Walking the streets of downtown Hamilton proved educational for a student in the UWindsor master’s of social work for working professionals program.

Jeff Baxter was assigned to study a city neighbourhood and said he was interested in testing his preconceptions of Hamilton.

“As a resident of Guelph—the city with the lowest rating on the crime severity index scale in the country—I always had the perception that Hamilton was a violent city, and so tried to explore this issue further,” he said.

What he found surprised him.

Youth programs in the arts can help prevent violent behaviours: professor

A summer camp program serving youth in east Scarborough—blocks from the site of a July 16 shooting that killed two and injured many times that—has the potential to save lives, says an associate professor of social work at the University of Windsor.

The DAREarts summer camp works with youths aged 9 to 19 years from schools in high-priority neighbourhoods, empowering them to make better life choices.

Tenacious student credits success to UWindsor support

Jennifer Bauder hopes, when she graduates from UWindsor, to work in a field providing counseling to women and children. In the meantime, this mother of two, who is studying social work and disability studies, has some advice for her fellow students: “Don’t be too proud to ask for help.”

Bauder, who has a visual disability, credits Anthony Gomez, a disability advisor and assistive technologist in the University’s Educational Development Centre, among those who helped her along the path to a B-plus grade in a required statistics course.

Campus mourns death of retired faculty member

Campus flags will be lowered Thursday, May 31, in memory of retired professor of social work James Clark, who died May 21. He joined the University of Windsor faculty in 1969 and retired in 1990.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete at the DailyNews publication deadline.