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masked instructor speaking from podiumOrientation sessions Jan. 4 and 5 will help FAHSS students with their transition from learning online back to in-person classes.

Sessions to re-orient FAHSS students to on-campus learning

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is offering two Return to On-Campus Learning orientation sessions Jan. 4 and 5. The program provides students with resources and information to help with their transition from learning online back to in-person classes for the Winter 2022 semester.

This program will be delivered through two modes: in person and online. The in-person orientation will take place on Jan. 4 and is restricted to registered FAHSS students whose first semester was Fall 2020 or Fall 2021. The online orientation will take place on Jan. 5 and is open to all registered FAHSS students.

“It is easy to assume that the transition back to in-person learning might be smooth for students, but it’s important to recognize the widespread impacts of the pandemic on student learning,” says Cheryl Collier, dean of FAHSS. “Many of our returning students have yet to set foot on campus. We want to make sure everyone is prepared to be successful as they return to in-person learning and this orientation program is aimed to do just that. I encourage students to sign up and ensure they are ready to return to campus.”

Students who attend and participate will be entered for a prize draw. Register at https://tinyurl.com/2p8e3wbd.

cartoon representation of electric vehicle charging stationA survey seeking input on electric vehicle charging stations will inform campus sustainability efforts.

Feedback to inform development of campus EV charging strategy

A short survey invites input from the campus community to inform the development of an Electric Vehicle Charging Station Strategy for the University of Windsor.

Faculty, staff, and students who respond may enter a draw to win one of four gift cards for the Campus Bookstore, valued at $50 each.

The survey will take approximately five minutes to complete and is available through Dec. 17. Access it here.

exterior of Leddy LibraryBeginning Monday, Dec. 6, the Leddy Library is extending its exam season study hours.

Leddy Library to extend hours for exam study

The Leddy Library is extending study hours for exam season.

Beginning Monday, Dec. 6, the library will be open:

  • Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 midnight
  • Sunday from 12 noon to 8 p.m.

The library will remain closed on Saturdays.

On Wednesday, Dec. 22, the library will close at 4 p.m. and will remain closed for the winter break until Sunday, Jan. 2.

The Leddy Library will be open seven days a week in January.

Winter 2022 hours will begin Monday, Jan. 3, and will be:

  • Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 midnight
  • Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 8 p.m.

View hours on the library website: http://leddy.uwindsor.ca/hours.

Academic all-Canadian recognitionA virtual recognition event Wednesday honoured a record 188 UWindsor student-athletes who earned Academic All-Canadian status.

Lancers celebrate record number of Academic All-Canadians

A record 188 UWindsor student-athletes earned Academic All-Canadian status this year, achieving a minimum grade-point average of 80 per cent in full-time study while competing in varsity athletics.

The athletics department and interim provost Patti Weir held a virtual recognition event Wednesday to honour those selected.

“Your dedication to both your study and your athletic pursuits does not go unnoticed by the University,” Dr. Weir said in a video tribute to the honorees.

She cited teamwork, time management, commitment, selflessness, and a sense of shared values as professional development lessons Lancers draw upon.

“It appears to me that all of these things contributed to your success,” said Weir.

Besides 164 Lancers in U Sports-sanctioned competition, the total of 188 includes 12 members of baseball and golf teams recognized by Ontario University Athletics, and 12 players from the fastpitch club team. Find a full list of the honorees at goLancers.ca.

View the recognition video:

Shae HarasymTwo-time UWindsor grad Shae Harasym will take up an appointment as director of advancement, effective Jan. 3.

Alumna to take reins of University’s fundraising team

A two-time UWindsor alumna, Shae Harasym (BA 2010, JD 2013) has deep experience with the institution, making her a perfect choice to head up its fundraising, Vincent Georgie, acting associate vice-president, external, said Thursday in announcing her appointment as director of advancement, effective Jan. 3.

“We are so excited to have Shae on board,” said Dr. Georgie. “This is a critical time in our work to secure the resources to make our student experience the best possible. Shae’s skills will help us succeed in this important work.”

Harasym joined the UWindsor staff in 2015 as co-ordinator of the Annual Giving Program, moving in 2017 to major gift officer in the Faculty of Law, where she spearheaded a $6 million capital campaign and secured the largest gift in Windsor Law’s history. She currently serves on the board of the Windsor chapter of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and Essex Law Association.

In her new role, she will provide strategic oversight of advancement operations, including the overall direction, planning, policy development, management, and co-ordination of services supporting the University’s fundraising activities.

Tech Talk logoIT Services has more than 50 Tech Talk videos in its online repository.

More than 50 byte-sized videos to satisfy tech appetites

Information Technology Services recently reached a milestone with the release of its 50th Tech Talk video. The byte-sized bursts of information are delivered in 60 to 180 seconds, offering tips and tutorials on new systems and software or product feature highlights.

The department’s members contribute their expert knowledge to help the campus community use supported software and services more effectively, says executive director Ryan Kenney.

“Since the launch in May 2020, our team has collaborated on a wide-range of topics from enhancing website accessibility, to improving departmental efficiencies using Microsoft Lists, to how to make the most out of using myUWinfo,” he says.

The most-watched video is “Installing the GlobalProtect VPN on Windows 10.” Other popular titles include:

The growing collection of Tech Talks is available on the IT Services website at uwindsor.ca/its/tech-talk. Suggestions for Tech Talk topics are welcomed and can be shared here.

happy students consult computerStudents are consulting ask.UWindsor to find out about class registration and signing in to UWinsite.

Registration and enrolment verification among top student concerns

Campus partners are working to maintain a robust set of Knowledge Base Articles (KBAs).

The team will continue to compile a weekly digest of the most-referenced KBAs to streamline student-focused questions to ask.UWindsor to support consistent communication with current and future students.

These are this week’s top-five referenced KBAs:

You can submit common questions or make suggestions to the KBA team at askkba@uwindsor.ca.

ValorantLancer Gaming has named its Valorant roster.

Players ready to represent as gaming agents

Six players will represent the University of Windsor in varsity play of Valorant, a 5v5 character-based video game published by Riot Games.

Head coach Antonio Bechard will direct the inaugural squad for Lancer Gaming: captain Brandon (Beebog) Peralta, Shayan (Shy) Vafapisheh, Luke (Luken) Knehler, Musaab (Mousey) Hussein, Sobaan (Sobaan) Khan, and William (Bladeskillz) He.

“We are very excited with the team’s new prospects,” says Bechard. “I look forward to see them grow through practice and competition!”

Lancer Gaming is a member of Ontario Post-Secondary Esports and the National Association of Collegiate Esports. Fans can follow Lancer Gaming online through Facebook at Facebook.com/LancerGamingCA, Twitter @UWLancerGaming, and Instagram at Instagram.com/lancergamingca.