Korissa Williams

City planning department invites input on review of lodging houses

The City of Windsor planning department is hosting an open house Thursday, March 29, to consider land use issues relating to lodging houses.

City by-laws define a lodging house as a dwelling in which a minimum of four persons receive lodging for hire, excluding places of detention or correction, residential care facilities, groups homes, hotels or motels.

UWindsor student skips past provincial competition

Jumping rope should be an Olympic sport, says Shelby Toews.

“Until it is, the talent jumpers have will always be overlooked, and it’s unfortunate,” says the third-year environmental sciences student. “Since it isn’t in the Olympics, people don’t realize the dedication and hard work it takes.”


Campus poet to conduct public reading

Susan Holbrook, associate professor in the Department of English Language, Literature and Creative Writing and a 2011/12 fellow of the Humanities Research Group, will read from her own poetry on Wednesday, March 28.

“Gest: a poetry reading” is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in Assumption University’s Freed Orman Centre. Sponsored by the Humanities Research Group, it is free and open to the public; a reception will follow.

Cafeteria menu to feature customer favourites this week

Like a greatest hits album, Café Chez Vanier will be serving up patrons’ favourite dishes this week, says manager Jane Meunier. She has dubbed the special promotion “Vanier’s Best of the Best” and says it’s the first time Food Services has put together an all-star line-up.

“It’s our way of saying thank you,” she says. “We look at the sales every day and those numbers tell us what’s popular. This week, we’re putting out all the heavy hitters.”

Researcher seeking participants for study

Interested in building inner strength and resilience?

Anne Baird, associate professor of psychology, is conducting a free workshop offering information and skills aimed at increasing positive thinking and reducing negative thinking about getting older. The workshop is part of her research study, funded by an internal grant from the University of Windsor.

Organizers calling for student volunteers to provide September welcome to Windsor

The Educational Development Centre has issued a call for dedicated University of Windsor students to volunteer during Windsor Welcome Week, September 2 to 8.

The week involves academic and social activities created for new students in order to ease their transition into university by allowing them to feel more connected to campus.

Volunteer duties include running events and providing accurate information to new students while promoting campus pride. All volunteers will receive a T-shirt and a certificate of completion, and get to attend a recognition reception.