Brian Owens

Leddy team joining Movember effort

A group from the Leddy Library is hoping to change the face of men’s health, and its members are putting their faces on the line.

Franco Magliaro, John Minos, Brian Owens, Joe Silvestri and Dino Spagnuolo have joined the Movember movement, growing moustaches through the month of November in an effort to raise awareness and funds in support of men’s health issues, especially prostate cancer.

“We were just talking one day and decided to combine our efforts as a team,” says Magliaro, captain of Mo Leddy. “We hope our colleagues will pitch in and make a donation.”

War of 1812 collection reflects development of Canadian icons

When it comes to the making of a hero, timing is everything, and it’s all about location, location, location, says Brian Owens, UWindsor archivist and librarian responsible for rare books and special collections.

Dr. Owens has spent the past five years studying and amassing a large collection of materials in anticipation of the bicentennial of the War of 1812, and he has a surprising take on the big three legends of the conflict – General Isaac Brock, Chief Tecumseh, and Laura Secord.