Turtle Island Walk lit up orangeThe south end of Turtle Island Walk is the starting point of campus observances of Orange Shirt Day on Friday, Sept. 29.

Walk an occasion for reflection and reconciliation

A procession along Turtle Island Walk will highlight campus observances of Orange Shirt Day on Friday, Sept. 29.

Orange Shirt Day, which officially takes place on Sept. 30, serves as a reminder of the collective obligation to contemplate the enduring consequences of residential schools and the broader impact of colonization. It is a day for acknowledgment, reflection, and solidarity, and an opportunity to engage in dialogue and learn and work collectively to build a more inclusive and just society.

The University’s observance will commence at 9:15 a.m. at the Wyandotte Street entrance to Turtle Island Walk and include speakers, a walk, and the raising of the “Every Child Matters” flag as a symbolic tribute to the children who never returned from residential schools, as well as a mark of respect to the survivors and their families.

The University encourages campus leaders to attend, support the participation of staff in the event, and create an environment for all to engage in listening and learning. To facilitate this, avoid scheduling meetings on Friday and show support by wearing an orange shirt.

The Turtle Island Aboriginal Education Centre is offering items for sale to support a fund for Indigenous students at a series of pop-ups:

  • the Toldo Lancer Centre from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27,
  • the CAW Student Centre from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, and
  • the Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market on Pelissier Street north of Wyandotte Street from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30.

Available for purchase are buttons, T-shirts, and lawn signs bearing messages for Orange Shirt Day, and the Campus Community Cookbook filled with recipes submitted by faculty, students, and staff.

Learn more on the University’s Orange Shirt Day website.

graduates in convocation robesStaff and faculty volunteers can make Convocation memorable for graduands and their guests.

Employee volunteers to make Convocation special for grads and guests

Convocation is an extraordinary special time for graduates, their families and friends, and the entire University community.

UWindsor faculty and staff can help make the occasion unforgettable by participating in the Volunteer at Convocation program. A joint project of the Department of Human Resources and the Office of the Registrar, it recruits employees to welcome guests, usher them to their seats, and answer any questions.

The 120th University of Windsor Convocation will be held at the Toldo Lancer Centre in four sessions Oct. 12 and 13.

To sign up as a volunteer, complete the online Volunteer at Convocation form by Wednesday, Oct. 4.

students cheering at barbecue tableCheer on the University of Windsor’s 60th anniversary at the campus community barbecue, starting at noon Sept. 27 on the River Commons.

Blue and gold cupcakes to denote diamond anniversary

Revellers at the Campus Community Barbecue today from noon to 1:30 p.m. will enjoy a special treat in celebration of the University’s 60th anniversary: cupcakes frosted in Lancer colours of blue and gold.

The event, coming in the middle of Alumni Week, promises musical entertainment and Aspire-themed giveaways in addition to a complimentary barbecue lunch, sponsored by the Office of the President and the University of Windsor Alumni Association.

It will proceed rain or shine in the River Commons on the west side of Turtle Island Walk. Food and giveaways will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

Cast of Mac BethSomething wicked this way comes: the University Players production of Mac Beth continues Sept. 28 through Oct. 1 at Essex Hall Theatre.

Quiz winner educated in Shakespeare

Education student Szaky Wu won Monday’s DailyNews contest and two tickets to see the University Players production of Mac Beth this weekend at Essex Hall Theatre.

Wu’s entry was drawn from all those which correctly attributed these quotes: “Double, double toil and trouble” to the witches, “It will have blood” to Macbeth, “O horror!” to Duncan, “Out, damned spot” to Lady Macbeth, and “Can the devil speak true?” to Banquo.

Mac Beth, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy, continues in the Essex Hall Theatre through Oct. 1. Performances Thursday, Friday, and Saturday begin at 7:30 p.m., with a Sunday matinée at 2 p.m. Student tickets are just $10; get more details and visit the box office on the University Players website.

Paul Preney with SHARCNET serversPaul Preney will discuss computing resources available to researchers through the SHARCNET consortium on Friday, Sept. 29.

Colloquium to discuss computing research resources

A colloquium Friday, Sept. 29, will discuss high performance computing resources available for researchers.

Paul Preney (BSc 1996, MSc 2000, B.Ed 2006), the University of Windsor on-campus staff person for the Shared Hierarchical Academic Research Computing Network (SHARCNET), will present “Advanced, HPC, and Cloud Computing for Research” at 11 a.m. in room 3123, Erie Hall.

The University of Windsor is a founding member of SHARCNET, a consortium of 20 Ontario academic institutions which provides high performance computing clusters, storage, and cloud resources and services to researchers.

Preney will introduce and explain these services, how they can be accessed and used by researchers and their students, and aspects of this year’s Resource Allocation Competition for research groups requiring more computer, storage, or cloud resources than are provided through regular accounts.

The colloquium is presented by the School of Computer Science.

women conversing across tableCareer Development and Experiential Learning offers advising services to support students in their journey from the classroom to the workforce.

Career advising services available to students looking for job search support

Career Development and Experiential Learning (CDEL) within the Office of Experiential Learning is offering personalized career advising services to help support students in their journey from the classroom to the workforce.

Students can book one-on-one, 30-minute appointments with a career advisor to discuss a variety of topics including job search strategies, developing standout resumes and cover letters, honing interview skills, investigating career options, and more.

CDEL manager Krista Kelly says that when it comes to finding the right job, employers often look for individuals with a unique set of skills and experiences, encompassing both academic and non-academic pursuits.

“This is where career advisors at the CDEL office excel,” she says. “They provide personalized, tailored guidance to help students identify and showcase the skills and experiences that will truly make them stand out from the crowd.”

One of the key advantages of the one-on-one career advising appointments is the opportunity to receive personalized feedback and support. The advisors are well versed in the intricacies of the job market and can offer valuable insights and suggestions tailored to a student’s goals and aspirations.

Students can schedule an appointment with a career advisor through mySuccess. Appointments are offered in-person, online via Microsoft Teams, or via phone.

In addition to the scheduled career advising appointments, CDEL offers drop-in hours with trained career peer advisors designed to further enhance students’ employability.

Nursing student Jenniflore Dorvilier says the peer advising staff in the CDEL office were very helpful when preparing job applications.

“The Career Peer Advisors helped me with my resumé and cover letter by giving me some key tips on formatting and applying for jobs,” she says.

Students can stop by the CDEL office, located in the Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre, Monday to Fridays from noon to 3 p.m. for introductory tips and resources on career-related topics.

Karl JirgensProfessor emeritus Karl Jirgens will discuss “Ephemera and Windsor’s Literary Culture” in a campus talk Thursday.

Local literary culture subject of presentation

Karl Jirgens — writer, editor, and professor emeritus of English — will give a talk for the University community on “Ephemera and Windsor’s Literary Culture” at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, in room 53, Chrysler Hall South.

In 1979, Dr. Jirgens founded the international literary journal, Rampike, featuring contemporary art, writing, and theory from around the world with a focus on Canadian expression. He remained the journal’s editor and publisher until its final issue in 2016. The entire Rampike print run from 1979 to 2016, more than 4,000 pages, is archived on a free public access basis through the Leddy Library “Scholars’ Portal.”

Jirgens’ most recent book, The Razor’s Edge, was published by The Porcupine’s Quill in 2022. A collection of interlinked fictions, the narratives inhabit halfway worlds between past and present, dream and actuality, science and divination.