Chantelle Myers

Panel to discuss challenges and solutions for family businesses

The challenges and solutions for family business owners in the Windsor-Essex community will be the focus of a panel discussion on Tuesday, November 13, entitled “All in the Family: A Panel on Family Business.”

The discussion, which runs from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Ambassador Golf Club, is hosted by UWindsor’s Centre for Enterprise and Law.

Four successful Canadian business owners and experts will touch on starting a business with one’s spouse, succession planning, starting a family while owning a business and next-generation business challenges.

The speakers are:

Regional programming contest sharpens student talent

Windsor’s best undergraduate programmers butted heads Saturday in the regional competition of the Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest held in the Erie Hall and Lambton Tower computer science labs.

The IBM-sponsored regional programming contest was organized for undergraduate students in the East Central North America Region to sharpen and demonstrate their problem-solving, programming and teamwork skills.

Event a chance to network with local engineers

The Centre for Enterprise and Law will host an information and networking event to educate students, faculty and staff on how to start their own businesses.

The free pizza and pop reception runs 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6, in Vanier Hall’s Winclare A.
The event, entitled Evening with an Engineer, will bring two local engineers to discuss their newest patented technology and the successful starts of their own businesses.

All who wish to attend should RSVP to Nicole Sleiman at

Session to offer information on obtaining permanent residency in Canada

The International Student Centre will hold an information session on permanent immigration to Canada on Thursday, November 8, in room 102, Centre for Engineering Innovation.

The information sessions, held during fall and winter semesters, bring an officer from Canada Immigration and Citizenship to campus to explain the different application processes for permanent residence and citizenship in Canada.

Samosa sale supports activities of student social group

Samosas proved popular with students and staff and sold out very quickly, say the organizers of a sale in the CAW Student Centre Commons on Thursday.

Volunteer International Students Assistance (VISA) sold the delicious vegetable pastries with a tamarind sauce garnish to raise money for its social activities.

“We wanted to do something open on campus to promote the group to all students,” says Kathyani Parasram, the organization’s events coordinator. “We felt it would be great to do so by selling food that everybody would enjoy.”

Techno superstar Richie Hawtin to host music workshop

Electronic music innovator and DJ Richie Hawtin will present a workshop called “CNTRL: Beyond EDM - Electronic & Techno(logy) Based Music” at the University of Windsor’s Ambassador Auditorium on November 7 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The event will combine educational daytime lectures on music technology for fans of electronic dance music (EDM), showing them the roots of the music, the history of a global movement and the future of music technology and performance.

Lecture to explore the origin of impulse and argumentation

Impulse is the catalyst of an argument and initiates the decisions that follow, says philosophy professor Christopher Tindale.

“Impulses do not arise from nowhere; they are related to past states,” he says. “I am interested in how the impulse for anything begins, and how our resulting arguments are directly affected by how we make choices.”

He will explore the origin of impulse as a stimulus for argumentation in a free public lecture entitled “Inventing Arguments” on Friday, October 26, at 2 p.m. in room 207, Essex Hall.

Computer programming teams to participate in regional competition

A total of 22 computer science and mathematics students competed Friday to represent Windsor in the regional competition of the Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest.

Friday’s local competition had contestants battle it out in Erie Hall’s Java Lab for three hours to solve five programming problems using the C, C++ or Java language. The top two teams, with a third participating as a reserve, are:

Film documents Ethiopian women’s journey to healing

The International Wednesdays documentary series presents A Walk to Beautiful on Wednesday, October 24, at noon in the International Student Centre on the second floor of Laurier Hall.

A Walk to Beautiful tells the stories of five women in Ethiopia ostracized by their family and villages due to their suffering from obstetric fistula, a serious medical condition caused by failed childbirth under poor conditions.